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For A Long, Long Time

Film

For A Long, Long Time

Linda Ronstadt was for a time the most successful female vocalist in America. In their fabulous documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice,” out gay filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman trace the singer’s life and career from her childhood in Tucson, Arizona, to playing stadiums around the world. Comments (2)
Media Circus

Log Cabin Ain’t Real Maple Syrup

“The Trump Administration Asked the Supreme Court to Legalize Firing Workers Simply for Being Gay.” This was the arresting headline of a BuzzFeed News story last week. Comments (2)
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Lou Gonzalez, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes comedian/ writer/ director Lou Gonzalez (he/ him/ his), born and raised in the Bronx, who is a teacher and a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a fierce queen who has been doing sketch comedy and improv since 2009. Comment
Following a five-year battle with cancer, Alan Fleishman, a political organizer and Democrat who was central to building the LGBTQ community’s political power in New York City, passed away on August 27. He was 62. Comments (2)
Abel Cedeno, set to be sentenced on September 10 after being convicted of manslaughter in the death of classmate Matthew McCree and of assault on another student, Ariane Laboy, is seeking “youthful offender” status since he was 18 at the time of the 2017 crime and had no previous criminal record. Comments (5)
Politics

Log Cabin Leader Quits After Trump Endorsement

The executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans became the latest member of the group to step down following the organization’s controversial decision to endorse Donald Trump in his 2020 re-election campaign. Comment
Rachel (Hannah Pearl Utt), a lesbian who is the stage manager of her father’s theater in the Village, has a life right out of a situation comedy. Her date with Celia (Ayden Mayeri) ends abruptly because she needs to care for her wacky family. Comment
Film

Safety in Numbness

Film

Safety in Numbness

Serbian director Ognjen Glavonic’s “The Load” constantly gets compared to Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic “The Wages of Fear” and William Friedkin’s remake “Sorcerer.” But unlike those movies, it’s not concerned with action, prioritizing mood instead. Comment
Pride

Jersey City Celebrates Pride

Pride

Jersey City Celebrates Pride

LGBTQ folks and allies waved Rainbow Flags, marched together, and recognized the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots during the 19th annual Jersey City Pride festival on August 25. Comment
Features

More Than Just LGBTQ Superheroes

Features

More Than Just LGBTQ Superheroes

Four years ago, the idea of a comic book convention tailored to the LGBTQ community was a new concept. Now in its fifth year, Flame Con has grown from an optimistic little affair in Brooklyn’s Grand Prospect Hall into a Times Square phenonmenon that draws thousands. Comment
Music

Summer Nights

Music

Summer Nights

Those attending summer operatic festivals sometimes have a menu of chamber music or jazz or world music to sample, as well — at the Spoleto USA in Charleston, in Santa Fe, and locally at Bard. Comment
Pride

Homophobia Dampens NY State Fair Pride

Pride Day at the New York State Fair on August 23 was overshadowed by anti-LGBTQ social media outrage and a violent homophobic attack on two men the following day. Comment
Pressing out humor from heartache is a specialty of only the most advanced storytellers. And it’s a trademark of Hannah Gadsby. In her Off-Broadway solo show “Douglas,” her personal stories take many winding routes to humor. Comment
Theater

Oft-Told Tales

Theater

Oft-Told Tales

“Little Gem,” Elaine Murphy’s tale of three generations of women, is a narrative gem, rich in character and lyricism. Prototypically Irish in its tales of love, loss, and frustration, it offers a freshness in the characters and storytelling that makes the piece consistently engaging and moving. Comment
One week after the Trump administration filed a Supreme Court brief arguing that people should be able to get fired based on their gender identity, the president’s team returned to file yet another brief — this time arguing that gay workers should be able to get fired simply because of their sexual orientation. Comments (1)
Politics

LGBT Center Aims to Dismiss #WalkAway Lawsuit

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center and other defendants have moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed against them that charged they discriminated against the conservative founder of the #WalkAway movement and two of his colleagues when The Center first agreed to rent a room to the group for the meeting and then withdrew that agreement after a community outcry. Comments (7)
Barely three months after Taiwan solidified same-sex marriage rights, political leaders in Beijing are shutting down any discussion of extending those rights to the Chinese mainland. Comment
A new City Council proposal would connect New Yorkers to culturally competent, community-based healthcare services through an LGBTQ-inclusive program geared towards uninsured and underinsured folks, though fully insured residents are welcome to participate. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Jessica Henderson, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Jessica Henderson, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Jessica Henderson, a New York City stand-up, birthed from a Jamaican military father and a mad scientist chemist mother, who has taken her colorful childhood and put it into a half-hour called “40 Acres and a Strap: My life After Slavery and Journey Towards Queerness.” Comments (1)
President Donald Trump on August 20 ignored questions about his administration’s transphobic actions and instead claimed he has “done really very well” with the LGBTQ community, drawing immediate criticism from advocates and out gay members of Congress who have watched him chip away at queer rights throughout his presidency. Comment
Pride

SI Yankees Ditch Chick-fil-A, Introduce Pride Jerseys

Out with Chick-fil-A and in with the rainbow jerseys. Comment
Theater

When Fathers Falter

Theater

When Fathers Falter

Two achingly brilliant monologues, “Sea Wall” and “A Life,” have been paired to deliver a potent evening of drama at the Hudson Theatre on Broadway. The one-acts, directed by Carrie Cracknell, could have been collectively titled “Fatherhood,” as both pieces explore, with acuity and grace, the happiness and heartache that come from being a dad. Comment
A whopping 13.5 percent of transgender Americans spanning every US state have been subjected to so-called conversion therapy in their lifetime, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Public Health. Comment
Crime

Slain Black Trans Woman Identified in Houston

Yet another black transgender woman has been murdered — this time in Houston — but it took more than two weeks and an entire community of activists to identify her. Comment
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GOP Staten Island City Councilmember Steven Matteo has climbed the ranks of city politics with help from his colleagues — and he may still be on the way up — despite demonstrating a transphobic bias not often seen in the local political arena. Comment
More states are joining the effort to require LGBTQ education in public schools. Comment
“I’m neither one thing nor the other particularly. I am fortunate in that I am apparently reasonably undersexed or something,” Edward Gorey once declared of himself. Or is it selves? Comments (1)
NYC Black Pride is back — and it’s only just beginning. Comment
More than 100 people gathered near City Hall on August 15 to convey emotional calls for criminal justice reform and seek justice for Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco and Kawaski Trawick. Comment
I didn’t want to write about “After the Wedding,” the reboot of Susanne Bier’s 2006 Danish film, newly brought to life with an American director and cast, its gender roles flipped, and its settings and plot altered, though not betrayed. Comments (1)
In a move that advocacy groups say will breed discrimination against the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and women, the Trump administration on August 14 proposed a new rule giving federal contractors wide berth to use religion to justify discrimination in employment. Comment
The organizers of the Dominican Day Parade paid special tribute to the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and six LGBTQ Dominican-Americans at the 37th annual march on August 11. Comment

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