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St. Pat’s For All Bigger, Stronger than Ever

The St. Pat's for All banner carried by Irish Consul General Barbara Jones, Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Sister Mary Lanning, one of the parade organizers, former State Senator Tom Duane, parade co-chair […] Comments (6)
Politics

This Year International Women's Day Has Flavor of Resistance

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In Manhattan on Wednesday, March 8, several gatherings of women, with the support of allied men, marked International Women's Day by calling for gender equality and an end to violence against women worldwide. With Donald Trump in the White House, the events also carried a strong message of resistan Comment
Politics

Irish Heritage Celebrated in Music and Words

While the St. Pat’s for All Parade is held on the first Sunday in March every year, the celebration begins the Friday evening before, with the Concert for St. Pat’s for All, which serves as a fundraiser as well Comments (2)
Breaking News

Supreme Court Punts on Trans Bathroom Access For Now

In sending transgender high school senior Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit seeking the right to access the boys’ bathroom in his Virginia public school back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the US Supreme Court has chosen not to decide – in this court term – whether Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and a Department of Education regulation adopted under its p Comments (10)
Film

Searching for a Reliable Signal

French director Olivier Assayas has made a few films that could be loosely described as thrillers: “demonlover” and “Boarding Gate.” However, their thrills are always in quotes, filtered through David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” (in the case of  Comments (2)
Film

What’s Next for a Lapsed Vegan?

“Raw” is a vivid, visceral coming-of-age film. Writer and director Julia Ducournau has created an hypnotic — though for many what could be a very unpleasant — drama about Justine (Garance Marillier), a first-year student struggling through rush week at a veterinary medical school Comments (2)
Theater

Reckless Abandonment

Sas Goldberg, Gideon Glick, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Luke Smith in Joshua Harmon’s “Significant Other,” directed by Trip Cullman, which has transferred to Broadway at the Booth Theatre, […] Comments (1)
Health

Trump’s Budget Outline Alarms LGBTQ Health Experts

While only the broadest outlines of Donald Trump’s first federal budget are known, some AIDS groups are reacting with alarm at the possibility that his proposals could lead to large cuts in federal programs that fund care for people with HIV and Comments (4)
From the Editor

The Cynicism in Trump Picking on Trans Kids

With the Trump administration’s reversal last week on the federal government posture toward schools allowing transgender youth to access bathrooms appropriate for their gender identity, the new president has taken aim at the most vulnerable portion of the LGBTQ community — in fact, one of the most marginalized s Comments (80)
Legal

Suspect in Brooklyn Gay Man’s 2005 Murder Arrested

For 12 long years, the family and friends of Rashawn Brazell have been searching for answers after this beloved young man was killed and discarded in such a horrific fashion,” Eric Gonzalez, the acting Brooklyn district attorney, said in a February 22 statement, “Today, I am pleased to say that we have solve Comments (1)
Legal

Grindr May Not Be Liable for Revenge Profiles    

A federal judge in Manhattan has denied a gay man’s request to extend a temporary restraining order that a state trial court earlier issued against Grindr, the gay dating app, requiring the company to “disable” any “impersonating profile” created by a “former love interest” of the man. Comments (3)
Legal

Court Finds Equal Protection Grounds for Bathroom Access

In granting a preliminary injunction to three transgender high school students represented by Lambda Legal who are challenging a school board policy barring them from using bathrooms consistent with their gender id Comments (4)
Susie Day

Time On The Clock Of The World: How We Handle Trump

Donald Trump: Rounding up immigrants, pissing on transgender bathroom rights, barring press from press briefings… The only good thing he’s done is to galvanize millions of people into political outrage. For months now we’ve gone to dozens of marches and rallies. Of course, this isn’t enough, but what more to do? Comments (30)
Books

Brad Gooch’s Search for Rumi

New York Times best-selling author Brad Gooch has written many literary biopics, including on Frank O’Hara and Flannery O’Connor. A professional model decades ago, he transformed himself into a literary darling, earning a Ph.D. at Columbia University, and who now teaches at William Paterson University in New Jersey. Comments (2)
Music

“Before Night Falls” Takes Miami

Out Cuban-American composer Jorge Martín’s opera “Before Night Falls” — based on the vivid, sometimes steamy posthumous memoirs of charismatic poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990) — stands as one of this century’s most exciting and musically enjoyable new operas. Martín Comments (1)
Theater

Iranian Boys in Love

In this most fraught time in America — especially where immigrants are concerned — hearing as many disparate, seriously concerned voices as possible is critical. One such voice is playwright Jay Paul Deratany, whose “Haram! Iran!,” opening thi Comment
Film

Creating Change

The fight for gay marriage was a long and hard-won battle (one, it’s hoped, won’t have t Comment
Legal

Arkansas Supreme Court Nixes Fayetteville LGBTQ Rights  

Fayetteville has been a welcome hotbed of LGBT rights advocacy in recent years, but on February 23 the Arkansas Supreme Court, reversing a ruling by Washington County Circuit Court Judge Doug Martin, found that the city and its voters violated state law by adding “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to their antidiscrimination ordinance. Justice Josephine Linker Hart wrote the opinion for the unanimous court. Comments (1)
Theater

Life — Writ Large and Small

There really is only word to describe the revival of “Sunset Boulevard” now on Broadway: glorious. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sprawling musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder movie has alwa Comment
Theater

Lisa Kron of “Fun Home” Fame Honored

On February 6, I attended one of my favorite events, the 27th annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre presented at ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Named after the late Ed Kleban, the quite wonderful lyricist for “A Chorus Comments (1)
Music

Long Lines

At 16, I saw the Met’s current production of “I puritani”, which the company revived with mixed success February 10. The staging (Sandro Sequi), sets (Ming Cho Lee), and costumes (Peter J. Hall) were in a deliberated anti Comment
Media Circus

Flaming Milo Goes Down in Flames

In a delightful bit of well-deserved comeuppance, the Internet troll and all-around asshole Milo Yiannopoulos had a very bad week. Simon & Schuster cancelled his $250,000 book contract; he was summarily disinvited from giving a keynote address at CPAC (the Congress of People Absent a Conscience); he resigned in shame from his position as tech editor at Brietbart.com; and he was generally subjected to the kind of treatment usually associated with sewage — an appropriate response. Comments (2)

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