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Stringer Pushes Corporate America on LGBT Board Members

Establishing a major new front in the battle for LGBT workplace inclusion and fairness, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and California State Controller Betty Yee are calling on colleagues who, like them, manage major public pension funds to press corporate America to adopt policies to encourage LGBT membership on boards of directors. Comments (1)

Lovers and Other Strangers  

In Venezuelan writer/ director Lorenzo Vigas’ superb drama “From Afar,” which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Armando (Alfredo Castro) is a 50-year-old who pays young men to bare their bodies for his masturbatory pleasure. A damaged man — he does not like to be touc Comments (6)

Advocates Call for AIDS Supportive Units in $2B Housing Plan

Proponents of New York’s Plan to End AIDS are pressing Albany to include millions for supportive housing for people with AIDS in a memorandum of understanding that will detail how $2 billion in spending for housing p Comments (1)

Lesbian Political Action Committee All In For Hillary

The Lesbian Political Action Committee has picked some big winners since its inception in 2012. Comments (2)

Cops Seek Three in Park Slope Attack on Trans Woman

Police are searching for three men suspected of bashing a transgender woman in the late morning on May 13 in Park Slope. Comments (1)

Justin Sayre: A Thousand Judys & A Million Laughs

With one of our community’s most beloved events, “Night of a Thousand Judys,” coming up on June 6 at Merkin Concert Hall, I snatched the chance to speak with its flamboyantly witty and fun impresario, Justin Sayre. Already a near New York legend for “The Meeting*,” his regular convening of all things and folk gay, out, fabulous, and proud, Sayre flashed an impressively manicured hand with Comments (2)
Guest Perspective

Pride Wangled From My Audiences

I came out while a junior at Yale in 1959, when a gay witch hunt brought me face-to-face with the campus police. The practice back then was to “catch” one of us expressing himself orally in a public restroom and then coerce him to reveal his cohorts. Shades of the House Un-American Activities Committee. I was named by one of those captured transgressors, brought to campus police headquarters, and told i Comments (1)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

From Paris to Peru: Women Daring the Streets

I was sitting on the Paris metro last week when some guy of about 30 plopped himself down next to the teenage girl across from me and began to ask, “Where are you going? What stop are you getting off at?,” as he touched her shoulder and touched her arm. She didn’t look at him, but kept answering. She’d been trained to be polite after all. Comments (1)
Media Circus

Oh, Lighten Up Already!


The Female Gaze

The fact that women direct a tiny percentage of American narrative films has become a much-debated subject over the past few years, with the American Civil Liberties Union even trying to get the federal government to inves Comments (3)

She Don’t Need To Show Off  


Drag Queens With Cosplay in Their Closets  

Drag culture and geek culture are seemingly worlds apart — but with comic conventions selling out to capacity and RuPaul an anchor presence on Logo, both now can claim a place in the realm of mainstream awareness, if not outright acceptance. The two specialized interests intersect on June 4 at Miss Nerd New York — a pageant of poin Comments (12)

Stops and Starts  

The revival of “Fully Committed,” now on Broadway, is being pitched in a very disturbing TV commercial, where the show’s star — and sole cast member — highly paid TV actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson shares how onerous it is to appear on Broadway. He notes the time commitment demanded as well as the red Comments (1)

30K Yields $4.5MM For AIDS

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In its 31st annual AIDS Walk, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the world’s first HIV services organization, drew a crowd of more than 30,000 to Central Park for a 10-kilometer hike to raise money to fight the epidemic. Comment

Loves Lost and Won, 18th Century Style  

In recent months opera companies (large and small) and touring ensembles have been exploring the vicissitudes of love won and love lost as vie Comments (1)

Guilty Verdict on Four of Five Dallas BBQ Assault Charges

After deliberating for roughly two days, a Manhattan jury convicted Bayna-Lekheim El-Amin on four of five felony charges resulting from a 2015 fight he had with two gay men in a Chelsea restaurant. Comment

Race Man, Funny Man

“Nigger!” That’s what I shouted at Dick Gregory at his insistence. And he replied, “Thank you, white man in the mustache. You just made me 50 bucks.” Comments (1)


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