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The Caucasian Chalk Circle Jerk

Bertolt Brecht wrote “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” in 1944 as an epic piece of agitprop about the evils and absurdities of war and totalitarianism. What was performed in 1962 by the Royal Shakespeare Company with a cast of 30 playing 90 roles has been reduced to a band of seven troupers Comment

De Blasio Flexes His Strength Among LGBT Voters

Bill de Blasio, the city’s public advocate who is among the Democratic contenders for mayor, proved he too has good friends in the LGBT community, at a May 12 campaign event at the Cutting Room. […] Comment
News Briefs

Puerto Rico Governor Signs LGBT Nondiscrimination, Domestic Violence Protections

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla, on May 29, signed into law civil rights measures that give LGBT people on the Caribbean island nondiscrimination protections and also incorporate same-sex couples into its domestic violence law. Comments (2)

Schumer, LGBT Critics Agree Senate Floor Immigration Amendment Possible

A week after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance a comprehensive immigrat Comments (2)

Servile Disobedience

If you crossed “The Devil Wears Prada” with “The Rachel Zoe Project” (an early episode with the nerdy, bow-tied Brad Goreski), you might spawn something like “I Wanna Destroy You,” the wicked romantic comedy now playing on Theatre Row. Comments (50)

Anti-Gay Murder Follows Wave of Homophobic Assaults  

The point-blank shooting murder of a gay man this past weekend has galvanized concern in the LGBT community about Comments (5)


In 2007, Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman hatched a plan to produce a theater festival dedicated to giving emerging gay playwrights a voice. A vital force in gay theater, the scrappy little festival emerged as a success on many levels. One of their productions was even nominated for a GLAAD Award. Comments (1)

What Is To Be Done?  

In the wake of the anti-gay murder of Mark Carson on May 18 and at least seven homophobic assaults across Manhattan this month, proposed initiatives to fight back have found their way into the mix along with plenty of Comments (1)

Callen-Lorde, GMHC Deliver Nearly Third of Meningitis Vaccines  

Roughly eight months after New York City’s health department reported a meningitis outbreak Comment

The Pines No Longer Barren  

This summer, make way for the Pines. The internationally known gay mecca is about to reclaim its status as the premiere summer nightlife capital with the grand re-opening of the Pavilion, a Fire Island institution. Just in time, too — the Pavilion is turning 60 this summer. Comments (2)

Liz Krueger Pressing for Pot Legalization  

Draft provisions of a “tax and regulate” marijuana bill is being circulated by State Senator Liz Krueger, an East Side Democrat. Comments (19)

Dos and Don’ts for a Gay Union Jack in America 

In “I Do,” Jack (David W. Ross, who also wrote the screenplay) is a gay British photographer living in New York. He is single and a surrogate father to Tara (Jessica Tyler Brown), his late brother’s young daughter. Jack’s life hits a major speed bump when his visa expires. Sudd Comments (1)

A Prodigy Sacrificed

With a Wilde-themed “ Comment

Time Traveling With Richard Bowes

Lately, I've been talking to students about the Lesbian Avengers. I stand up there like a figure of authority and show a video and answer questions about this dyke activist group I was a part of, and it's all so weird because what's my life is their history. Comments (6)

Intimacy and Alienation 

I’m not sure that there’s a more instructive contrast between two films playing New York theaters now than Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and Richard Linklater’s “Before Midnight.” “Gatsby” excites when it uses CGI fakery to create imp Comment
Susie Day

Bradley Manning Blows Chance To Have Gay Wedding

Gay greetings, LGBT-town! I’m your out-and-proud lesbian pundit. You may recognize me from my latest blog entry, “How Gay Was My Condo.” Today, I bring you a hard-hitting work of in-depth political analysis re: Private First Class Bradley Manning. It seems some malcontents on the board of San Francisco’s Gay Pride Parade have suggested Private Manning for grand marshal. Comments (2)

Beyond Those Wire Hangers 

Appropriate for Mother’s Day, Christina Crawford blew into town with her show, “Surviving Mommie Dearest” at the Snapple Theater, and it was a must for anyone obsessed with her harrowing story, her formidable adoptive superstar mom, Joan Crawford, Hollywood in its so-called Golden Age, or that infamous camp cult favorite movie with Faye Dunaway. Comment

Trips and Falls  

Longing permeates the plays of Horton Foote. Whether his characters are pining for a parent, a connection, or, in the case of “The Trip to Bountiful,” a lost home, Foote’s ability to dramatize the inescapably human, existential une Comment

Ancient Airs and Dances 

The Metropolitan Opera presented its first ever Handel opera, “Rinaldo,” in 1983. Five years later, it got around to his most popular opera, “Giulio Cesare,” in a John Copley production that originated at the English National Opera. This April, the Met unveiled its second product Comment

AIDS Walk Yields $5.5 Million

The 28th annual AIDS Walk New York, which raises funds for Gay Men’s Health Crisis and more than 40 other service organizations in the tri-state area, drew a crowd of more than 30,000 people to a very soggy Central Park for a 10-kilometer outing aimed at putting the HIV epidemic back in front of t Comment

This Time, the Anger Was Institutionalized  

Among those at the head of the march on May 20 were City Council candidate Yetta Kurland (center), Council Speaker Christine Quinn (to her right, one row back), and Glennda Testone, executive director […] Comments (4)
From the Editor

It’s Up to Us

Seven anti-gay attacks in 16 days. One a shocking close- range shooting of Mark Carson in the face, resulting in the 32-year-old man’s death. The West Village, the East Village, Madison Square Garden, Union Square, and Soho. Comments (4)


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