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Subterranean Homesick Blues

Darius McCollum, the man at the center of Adam Irving’s documentary “Off the Rails,” is a complex character. Obsessed with the MTA’s subway and buses, he knows the system better than many actual transit employees. The MTA turned him down for a job when he was 17; had they hired him, the course of his life prob Comments (3)
Breaking News

Jeff Sessions’ Disturbing Record on Civil Rights, LGBT Equality

Jeff Sessions, the four-term Republican US senator from Alabama who has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as the nation’s next attorney general, has a stridently anti-LGBT record, along with a troubling history on racial issues. Comments (2)
Breaking News

Opposing Trump, Van Bramer Receives Death Threats

The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a homophobic death threat from an unknown source received by out gay City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, a Sunnyside, Queens Democrat, on Thursday afternoon. Comments (1)
Guest Perspective

Trump and All That –– A British Progressive Perspective

Donald Trump rode to the White House on a wave of hate and vitriol – securing a victory for ignorance, intolerance, and incivility. Comments (1)

Thousands More Turn Out Sunday in Columbus Circle

A day after a massive march up Fifth Avenue from Union Square, more than 15,000 people marched from the Trump International Hotel in Columbus Circle to Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and back on Sunday in a multicultural display of sup Comments (1)

Trump Tower: #NotMyPresident Ground Zero

The roar of thousands protesting Republican President-elect Donald Trump filled Fifth Avenue on Saturday afternoon as throngs of demonstrators headed north from Greenwich Village toward his high-rise home in Trump Tower at 725 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street. Comments (7)

Russian Roulette

“Are you ready to wake up?” is the tagline for the awkwardly titled “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” inspired by a particularly juicy slice of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace& Comment
From the Editor

A Stain on Our Democracy

As Tuesday evening’s slowly unfolding nightmare began to move into higher gear, my friend Analisa in Chicago posted on Facebook, “Are men really that afraid of women?” Comments (9)

Conjuring A Scorned Queer King

Erik Ransom and Michael Thomas Pugliese in Ransom’s musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Edward II,” “More Than All the World,” at Theater for the New City through […] Comments (10)

LGBT New Yorkers Out of Step With Nation’s Direction

Hours before Donald Trump stunned tens of millions of Americans by winning the White House, Miguel was sitting quietly in Hudson River Park at the end Christopher Street. The 25-year-old lives in a congregate shelter in Brooklyn and has struggled to find work. He voted for Hillary Clinton after transferring his voter registration from Manhattan. Comments (1)

Advocacy Groups Stunned By Huge New Obstacles    

Responding to celebrity Donald Trump winning the White House, leading LGBT groups reacted with dismay and calls to redouble efforts to advance the rights of queer people and others in America. Comments (25)

The Presidential Election and LGBT Law    

The Trump/ Pence ticket’s victory will have profound effects for LGBT law, and not just on the federal level. Some short-term effects should become apparent soon after the inauguration in January, while others may unfold for a generation or more. Comments (6)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

When Trump is King

We could have done it. Had the first female president of the US. And one of the smartest, most prepared executives ever, but never underestimate misogyny. Never underestimate the vast selling power of hate and fear, and a sensationalist, ratings-grabbing media that insisted on covering Trump as if he was a candidate like any other. Not a crook, a predator, a thug, a sleazebag racist openly endorsed by the KKK, Comments (2)

Horror Is the New Fleck Tone

Halloween may be over, but that’s no reason to pass up the opportunity to grip your ticket and enter the creepy old house at Dixon Place that John Fleck has stocked to t Comment

Dem Bid to Recapture State Senate Falters    

In a year when New York Democrats hoped that with Hillary Clinton at the top of the ticket they might finally achieve a goal that has largely eluded them in the past half-century — control of the State Senate — that effort appears to have fallen short. Comment

Thea Spyer Center Dedicated at Callen-Lorde

Wendy Stark and Edie Windsor cut the ribbon to dedicate Callen-Lorde’s Thea Spyer Center, which will provide mental health services to the LGBT community at 230 West 17th Street, with Brendan Fay […] Comment

LGBT New Yorkers Will Now Be Counted by City

Transgender activist Bryan John Ellicott of Staten Island is flanked by Councilmembers Margaret Chin and Daniel Dromm in celebrating the enactment of three Data Equity measures, including one requiring […] Comments (4)
New York City

Center Honors Women of Impact

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In a splashy celebration at Capitale on the Bo Comments (8)

The Long View

In writer/ director Tim Kirkman’s poignant romantic drama “Lazy Eye,” Dean (Lucas Near-Verbrugghe) is an LA-based graphic designer newly contending with a visual impairment formally known as amblyopia. One day, out of Comment

Collins, In Her All Candor

As reassuring, endlessly rewarding, and lovely a New York presence as the Statue of Liberty herself — whom she somewhat resembles today in her classic profile — Judy Collins is returning to the Café Carlyle to bewitch us with her ever-uncanny voice, which seems to possess all the vast pl Comment
Nathan Riley

Drug Reform A Rare Election Day Bright Spot

Drug prohibition took it on the chin as voters supported tax-and-regulate referendums in four states that would allow adults to shop for pot. Comments (16)

Games People Play

Sad to say, the erotic entanglements in the turgid revival of Christopher Hampton’s “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” are far more ennuyeuses — tedious — than dangerous. Tha Comments (5)

Rossini’s Revolution Won’t Be Televised

At its premiere at the Paris Opéra in 1829, Gioachino Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell” (“William Tell”) created a revolution that Comments (3)


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