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Uganda’s Frank Mugisha Finds Safety in Visibility  

"I do feel safe,” said Frank Mugisha, a gay rights activist in Uganda. “But sometimes I get paranoid.” Comments (1)

In Uganda, Trust is the First Step  

A week before leaving for Uganda on a photojournalism expedition, I took to the streets of Manhattan with my trusted camera, going up to strangers and asking them what they knew and thought about the East African nation. Kevin Bright, an artistic-looking man smoking a cigarette outside Boxers in Hell’s Kitchen, got to the heart of the issue on my mind. Comments (3)

The Exemplary Life of Oliver Sacks  

“Oh where is the leather-clad motorcyclist who will sweep me away?,” Lindsay Anderson moaned rhetorically in his diaries. It’s a shame the great film and stage director never met Oliver Sacks. Both British, with only a 10-year age difference between them, they might well have clicked. Comments (20)
Guest Perspective

Time For New York to Support Those Giving Care

When New Yorkers go home from the hospital, the health care system suddenly becomes very personal. Comment

AIDS Advocates, Activists Press City on Shuttered Chelsea Clinic

New York City’s health department is facing growing demands to replace the services that were eliminated when it shuttered its Chelsea sexually transmitted disease clinic for two years during a $17 million renovation of that facility. Comments (1)

Sri Lanka By Way of Staten Island    

I like looking at the people of Staten Island. I especially like looking at people who are waiting with me to board the ferry, not chic — never chic — but beautiful. This man or woman with shaved sides of the head but long hair down their back, this woman fat with big breasts overflowing eating an ice Comments (1)
Media Circus

Reports of Gaydar’s Demise Are Premature

The End of Gaydar,” Henry Alford’s recent piece in the Times, is exactly the kind of funny, smart, and well-written essay that we’ve come to expect from Alford. Just seeing his name at the top of an article puts me in a good mood. The trouble with “The End of Gaydar,” however, is twofold: gaydar isn’t dead and Alford isn’t writing about it to begin with. Comments (2)

Miranda Problems May Nix Statements Mark Carson’s Accused Killer Made  

A number of statements made to police and a prosecutor by the accused killer of Mark Carson may be thrown out because police failed to give Elliot Morales his Miranda warnings and the assistant district attorney who took Morales’ videotaped statement ignored both his request to remain silent and his refusal to answe Comment

Casino Le Roux

Out gay French director André Téchiné’s “In the Name of My Daughter” has all the elements for a satisfying film: a diva turn from Catherine Deneuve (in her seventh collaboration with the dir Comment

A Throwback Drug War

A few weeks ago, the Film Society of Lincoln Center played French director Eric Rohmer’s “Comedies and Proverbs” series. While this shouldn’t have surprised me, I was still startled that Rohmer’s “Bo Comment
Kelly Jean Cogswell

Let’s Hear it for White Appreciation Day!

It’s not such a bad idea, White Appreciation Day, the brainchild of two Hispanic restaurant owners, Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez, who recently bought a BBQ place in Milliken, Colorado. It might well be a simple publicity stunt, but fair’s fair after all, and if, like Mr. Antillon said, “We have a whole month for Black History Month,” and another for Hispanic Heritage, “…the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans.” Comments (1)
News Briefs

Saddle Up

How about one owned by a straight couple no less? Comments (1)

Thank Heaven for Two Out of Three

Dear theater snobs, believe it or not, there is an audience for smart and sassy comedy that lets them get home before the first intermission in the first part of “Wolf Hall.” That show right now is “It Shoulda Been You,” a silly confection of a musical with book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove and music by Barbara Anselmi. This light Comment

The Colors of a Life

Required summer reading for theater lovers has arrived. It’s “You Fascinate Me So,” Andy Propst’s biography of composer Cy Coleman, who wrote 11 Broadway shows over his career — including “Sweet, Charity,” “On The Twentieth Century” (now getting a wonderful revival at the Roundabout), “I Love My Comment

Wonderful Wanamaker  

One of the greatest, most versatile actresses alive, Zoë Wanamaker, just graced our city with her appearance in the Encores! revival of “Zorba!” Having long admired her on stage and screen, I dashed to interview her and found her to be wonderfully warm, with a wicked wit and terrific recall. Comment

Send In the Clowns  

Though “Send in the Clowns” is Sondheim’s most popular song, very few people understand the significance of the title. It was generally thought to be a circus reference — whenever an accident or injury occurs in the ring, the ringmaster will send in th Comment
News Briefs

Bunny Hop

The one and only Lady Bunny made a rare club performance April 29 at Industry Bar, with a series of bits -- including a roast burning everyone from Justin Bieber to Bruce Jenner, a stand-up routine involving a squirting dildo, as well as a new number critiquing the current season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Comments (1)
Guest Perspective

Let Our Kids Boldly Go… Buy Legos

If you have passed a public playground anywhere in New York City, you have seen this sign: “Playground rules prohibit adults except in the company of children.” Comment
Breaking News

Two Key Agencies With AIDS Responsibilities See Cuts in Mayor’s Budget

Cuts in the city’s preliminary budget to the two city agencies most likely to contribute resources to a plan to substantially reduce new HIV infections in New York were only partially restored in the proposed executive budget. Comments (1)
Breaking News ►Video

Police Release Photo, New Video of Man Sought in Chelsea Attack

Late in the afternoon on May 7, the New York Police Department released a photo and new video footage of a man sought in connection with an assault on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ in Chelsea two days earl Comments (4)
Legal ►Video

Suspect in Brutal Chelsea Restaurant Beating of Two Gay Men at Large

A brutal May 5 attack on two gay men at the Dallas BBQ on Eighth Avenue just above 23rd Street –– which included one of them being kicked in the face while he lay prone on the ground and moments later both Comments (14)

Fashion’s Glossy Feel

The second feature film about Yves Saint Laurent in as many years, “Saint Laurent” is not a hagiography. Rather than present the trendsetting fashion designer’s life from childhood to death (as Jalil Lespert’s uneven film “Yv Comments (6)

State Senate Honors LGBT Center’s Carrie Davis as "Woman of Distinction"

“I don’t often like to be in the spotlight,” explained Carrie Davis, who has worked at the LGBT Community Center in Manhattan since 1998, first joining the organization as a transgender peer focusing much of her time on nighttime street outreach to sex workers. Comments (3)
News Briefs

Lesbians Make History in Belgrade

On Sunday, April 19, more than 100 women took to the Belgrade streets for the first lesbian march in the entire region. The march in the Serbian capital capped off four days of the Lesbian Spring, which included photo exhibits, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and, of course, Comments (1)

'Sinka at 60

John Epperson, widely known as Lypsinka’s “Hideous Maid,” celebrated his 60th birthday on April 24 at Elmo's in Chelsea at an event hosted by Lady Bunny. Much to Bunny’s chagrin, her 78-year-old mom, Lady Becky, upstaged Bunny, wearing a classic Lady Bunny outfit and wig. Comments (1)


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