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Heritage of Pride, Insisting It’s Listening, Pushes Back Against Resistance Groups’ Demand

A meeting of the Heritage of Pride (HOP) committee that organizes New York City’s annual pride parade grew heated at moments as activists pres Comments (25)

How Homophobia Became a Word

May of 1965. A small group of daring revolutionaries rented the auditorium of the Barbizon Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for a meeting of the East Coast Homophile Organization — a name that does not resonate today – b Comments (4)

Behind the Wall, Tabs Were Kept

Karl Marx City” opens with home movies, presumably from co-director Petra Epperlein’s childhood in East Germany. The images show innocent fun, but a voice-over (delivered by a young girl) decl Comments (25)

A Drag Ball on Screen

A celebration of cross-dressing in cinema unspools at Anthology Film Archives March 23-31. The films, an international mix of features and documentaries, show how men in women’s clothing and women in men’s clothing are often played for laug Comment
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Four-Year Sentence in Brutal Taj Patterson Assault Quickly Stayed

A Brooklyn man was sentenced to four years in state prison for his role in the 2013 attack that left a black gay man blind in one eye. But less than three hours later, the defendant won a release from custody while his app Comments (4)

HIV-Positive Gay Mexican's Asylum Bid Revived

Reviving an HIV-positive gay Mexican man’s claim for refugee status to remain in the US, an 11-judge panel of t Comments (1)

Queer Debuts Shine at New Directors/ New Films

Two queer debut features at this year’s New Directors/ New Films festival showcase exciting new talents in world cinema. Comment

Paula Vogel on Broadway with “Indecent”

A beaming Paula Vogel greeted me with the biggest smile imaginable when I met to talk to her about her latest show, “Indecent,” which deals with Sholem Asch’s controversial 1906 play “God of Vengeance,” and also happens to be her Broadway debut, after 50 years in the theater. Comment

Lesbian’s Sexual Orientation Bias Claim Fails on Appeal in US Court

The Atlanta-based US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a divided ruling on March 10 holding that a lesbian plaintiff suing for discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Comment
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A Push for Resistance at June Pride Parade

The organization that produces New York City’s annual pride parade, rally, and related events is under pressure to put groups that are taking a lead in pushing back against Republican Party control of the White House and Congress at the front of this year’s march. Comments (6)

Protesters Target Cuomo on Housing Promises 

A March 13 protest by AIDS and housing advocates outside the Midtown office of Governor Andrew Cuomo ended in 10 arrests, as demonstrators unfurled two banners across Third Avenue, blocking traffic. Comment
Nathan Riley

Gavin Grimm, In His Own Words

The spitefulness of Republicans — and it’s a problem that goes much deeper Comment
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The Alt-World Where Walt Disney is Harvey Milk

President Trump has chosen open homosexual and ‘gay Christian’ advocate Rick Grenell to be the US Ambassador to NATO, according to several news reports. Comments (1)

Foreign Secrets

François Ozon’s latest film, the beguiling romantic drama “Frantz” — a period piece set largely in 1919 Germany and shot almost entirely in black and white — in some respects seems like an almost complete change of p Comment

Beautiful Edo Boys

To enter Japan Society’s exquisite new exhibit, “A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints,” is to be swept back in time Comments (9)

The Three Faces of Pretty

Peter Gelb has been on the hunt for new operatic stars throughout the decade he has been at the helm of the Metropolitan Opera. Several of his discoveries have not lived up their anticipated potential, and the current galaxy of stars will age and gradually drop from the operatic firmament. (Renée Comments (13)

Reaching Poz People Where They Live    

Even as local HIV health care advocates push to get both New Yorkers who are positive and those who want to stay negative into doctors’ offices, they are finding out that getting out of their own offices is an important part of that mission. Comments (1)
Kelly Jean Cogswell

The Temptations of Direct Action

Right before it happened, I’d turn on the news and watch a black or brown woman interviewing the likes of Al Sharpton, or Margarita Lopez, who was the first out Latina dyke on the New York City Council. It didn’t seem remarkable then, seeing so many women, so many people of color on the tube. And queers, even. Comment

Holidays for Death

Parental advisory: Keep young children away from the new production of “Sweeney Todd” now at the Barrow Street Theatre. It is guaranteed to give them nightmares for weeks. Happily, what might make children ch Comments (2)


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