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Innervisions

Film

Innervisions

What does it mean to work as a blind artist? This question prompted out gay filmmaker Rodney Evans (“Brother to Brother”) to create his thoughtful, probing documentary “Vision Portraits.” Comment
Politics

Puerto Rico Shows How Resistance Is Done

Politics

Puerto Rico Shows How Resistance Is Done

A week after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló finally caved in to days of protests, announcing he would resign on August 2, the citizens of Puerto Rico who turned out in unprecedented numbers to protest revelations of both corruption and shocking misogyny and homophobia among his inner circle are not yet resting on their laurels. Comments (1)
Get ready for rainbows and Chick-fil-A at Citi Field. Comment
Media Circus

When In Doubt, Blame Tumblr

“Police in Pakistan say they have found the bodies of two transgender women who were tortured and beaten to death. A senior officer says the bodies were recovered late Saturday from a locked house in the Sahiwal district of the eastern Punjab province.... Comment
Film

Where Punk Was the Soundtrack

Film

Where Punk Was the Soundtrack

“This Is Not Berlin” is a compelling queer coming-of-age drama, set in 1986 Mexico City. Comment
Theater

When Code-Switching Fails You

Theater

When Code-Switching Fails You

Amidst this summer’s cinematic welter of comic book derring-do, “Luce,” directed by Julius Onah and co-scripted by him and prodigious writer JC Lee, stands as a beacon of intelligent, deeply compelling human drama. Comment
Legal

The Case of the Missing Secret Tape

Legal

The Case of the Missing Secret Tape

A lawsuit brought by a retired NYPD detective that charged Long Island’s LGBT Network and its chief executive with defaming him has been stayed while attorneys in the suit spar over a recording of the chief executive that was made by a witness in the case. Comment
Film

A Hard-Edged Revenge

Australian director Jennifer Kent’s second film, “The Nightingale,” tries hard to be as bleak as possible, depicting Australia’s colonial period as an orgy of rape and murder committed by white men as casually as they put their clothes on. Comment
Features

Adelaide Connaughton Honored With Street-Naming

Features

Adelaide Connaughton Honored With Street-Naming

Adelaide Connaughton, a longtime Democratic activist and City Council staffer who also worked in ex-inmate reentry and rehabilitation for the Fortune Society, was remembered on June 23 with a street-naming in her honor in Forest Hills. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Chloe Koser, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Chloe Koser, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Chloe Koser, a lady who is queer and trans and currently appearing in her one-woman show, “Never a Boy,” twice a month at UCBT Hell’s Kitchen. Comment
Human rights laws in New York State have been expanded to protect public school students from bullying, discrimination, and harassment, effectively closing loopholes that prevented victims from taking action to address those problems. Comment
The big news at Glimmerglass this season was the world première of Jeanine Tesori’s “Blue,” dealing with the all-too-timely subject of police violence against African-American men. In veteran director Tazewell Thompson’s libretto, the young activist victim’s father is ironically himself a policeman, complicating the family situation and the narrative. Comment
The city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced on July 30 that Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco, a transgender woman who was found dead at Rikers Island on June 6, died of seizures caused by epilepsy. Comment
Music

Lil Nas X Breaks Billboard Record

“Old Town Road” is going to ride the charts ‘til it can’t no more. Comment
Out gay congressional candidate Ritchie Torres is making it clear he needs the support of the wider LGBTQ community in order to defeat homophobic City Councilmember Ruben Diaz, Sr. — and so far, he’s showing he can meet that hurdle. Comment
Theater

When a Pro Becomes a Con

Theater

When a Pro Becomes a Con

Growing up in affluent Sussex County, New Jersey, Rich Roy had a cushy life. He spent weekends playing golf and got a Camaro when he was 17. At age 19, he became a pro boxer mentored by Muhammad Ali, and later a thriving actor sharing the stage with Denzel Washington. He freely admits being “born a privileged white man.” But one night in his 20s his luck ran out. Comment
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló finally caved in to days of protests on July 24 when he announced he would resign on August 2, but people on the island are remaining steadfast in their calls for wider change in the US territory. Comment
In the midst of controversy engulfing the city’s Department of Correction following the death of a transgender woman in its custody, an out lesbian has assumed the new post of director of LGBTQ+ initiatives. Comment
Theater

Sisters in Moscow, Medea in Queens

Theater

Sisters in Moscow, Medea in Queens

“Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow” is, simply, delicious. Halley Feiffer’s play is a contemporary adaptation of “Three Sisters.” Comment
Under a package of initiatives rolled out by the Cuomo administration on July 23, out-of-pocket PrEP costs are being eliminated in health insurance plans that cover millions of New Yorkers and a new guide outlines the gender-affirming care insurers must cover. Comments (1)
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Rachel Garbus, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes writer, performer, storyteller, and podcast-maker Rachel Garbus, who is good at listening, bad at prompt arrivals, and loves the sound of anyone laughing. Comment
Last December, legalizing adult use of pot seemed like a sure thing in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who had earlier damned pot as a “gateway” drug and severely restricted the state’s medical marijuana program, changed course and backed legal adult use. Comment
A man who allegedly pepper-sprayed a transgender woman during an anti-LGBTQ attack in Queens earlier this summer has been arrested and hit with three charges, including two hate crimes. Comment
Film

The Day the Starlet Died

Film

The Day the Starlet Died

When Quentin Tarantino announced in the summer of 2017 that he was planning a film about Sharon Tate and the Manson family, speculation immediately mounted that it’d be tasteless exploitation. Sony publicists have consistently warned critics not to give away spoilers or surprises... Comment
A married lesbian couple in Waco, Texas, is expressing outrage after their daughter was rejected admission to a local Christian school simply because her parents are gay. Comment
Two years after they discussed gay men in showers, veteran filmmaker Oliver Stone and Russian President Vladimir Putin have reunited — this time to talk about how “sensible” the anti-LGBTQ laws are in Russia. Comment
The deadly targeting of black transgender women across the United States continued on July 20 in North Charleston, South Carolina, where Denali Berries Stuckey was found dead with gunshot wounds. Comments (1)
Building an imposing war chest a year ahead of the June 2020 Democratic primary, out gay congressional candidate Ritchie Torres blew his opponents out of the water with a whopping $522,000 fundraising haul from April 1 to June 30 of this year. Comment
Features

Beautiful Summer Gathering For Two Good Causes

Features

Beautiful Summer Gathering For Two Good Causes

On a beautiful Summer Saturday in the East End, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders, better known as SAGE, and the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center hosted their annual Hamptons Tea Dance at Nova’s Ark Project and Sculpture Park in Water Mill. Comment
Theater

An Immigrant Story Oddly Off Key

Theater

An Immigrant Story Oddly Off Key

A few years ago, when Jamie Jackson and SoHee Youn set out to write a musical comedy about pesky Russian spies and foreigners vying for a piece of the American Dream in New York, they had no way of knowing that the heinous treatment of immigrants by the US government would come to dominate the news cycle. Or that Russia would be accused of swaying the calamitous 2016 presidential election and re-emerge as a dire threat to American democracy. Comment
Contentious protests have emerged in San Juan, New York, and other cities in response to explosive revelations that the embattled governor of Puerto Rico and his top aides made disparaging comments about women, LGBTQ people, journalists, and others in private chats. Comment

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