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Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes Emily Tarver and Vicci Martinez. Vicci and Emily met on “Orange is the New Black” and fell in love. Now they harmonize about their love and their life. Comment
Out gay South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kamala Harris of California rolled out new LGBTQ plans hours before participating in an October 10 CNN town hall dedicated to queer issues. Comment
In a recent story in The New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo was quoted declaring victory in an ambitious plan that would reduce the number of new HIV infections annually in New York to the point where the HIV epidemic in the state would be over. Comment
Pete Buttigieg, who has served as mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012, came out as a gay man in a self-penned essay published by the South Bend Tribune just weeks before he faced voters for reelection three years later. Comment
NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ film festival, returns October 23-29 for its 31st edition. The festival, which includes more than 150 shorts, features, and documentaries, opens with a whimper but ends with a bang. Comment
The Audre Lorde Project, a New York City-based organization dedicated to achieving justice for LGBTQ people of color, is entering a nine-month “restoration period” during which the team will shutter one of its two offices and staff members will re-evaluate the operation. Comment
Health

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Honors Andrew Cuomo

Health

Gay Men’s Health Crisis Honors Andrew Cuomo

Gay Men’s Health Crisis held its annual gala on October 2 at Cipriani Wall Street, an event at which Governor Andrew Cuomo was honored with the Larry Kramer Activist Award. Comment
The event at Bennett Park kicked off under a strong mid-day sun featuring a crowd that reached about 200. It was a rare sight in Washington Heights — a Pride Parade along West 181st Street — and culminated in something even rarer: LGBTQ rights T-shirts, Rainbow Flags emblazoned with Stars of David, and loud calls for equality on the Yeshiva University main campus. Comment
This week, ABC News had, on its website, a piece on the employment-related legal matters before the Supreme Court this weel. Titled “LGBT Americans look to Supreme Court after being fired ‘because of sex,’” and written by Devin Dwyer, the article is scrupulously “balanced.” Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

T.J. Mannix, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

T.J. Mannix, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes T.J. Mannix, an actor, improvisor, and 9/11 first-responder who has taught and performed in 16 countries, and is currently touring the US and Europe with “LimboLand,” his one-man improvised musical. Comment
Legal

At Supreme Court, Glimmer of Hope

Legal

At Supreme Court, Glimmer of Hope

Intense exchanges about the meaning of a 55-year-old civil rights statute in the context of the modern realities of homophobia and transphobia in the workplace, with plenty of bathroom hysteria sprinkled in, marked a dramatic morning of arguments at the Supreme Court of the United States on Tuesday. Comment
Theater

Innocence On the Run

Theater

Innocence On the Run

Ross Golan is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter best known for crafting hits for pop stars like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande. With “The Wrong Man,” he can add another feather to his cap: dramatist. Comment
Google has been prioritizing some of the web’s fringiest alt-right, anti-gay news websites in search results related to LGBTQ news content, a Gay City News analysis has found. Sites such as Church Militant, which has harassed out gay Catholics, and televangelist Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network were routinely among the top search results in a recent analysis. Comment
Led by Housing Works, more than 100 protestors were arrested at the Supreme Court on October 8 as justices heard oral arguments in a series of cases that could determine whether sexual orientation and gender identity are protected classes under the law. Comment
When Dubbs Weinblatt started a new show featuring discussions about coming out, the idea was partly inspired by their own coming out story. Comment
Theater

A Sturges Celebration

Theater

A Sturges Celebration

When Tom Sturges, the son of the great Hollywood comedic auteur Preston Sturges, thanked me for remembering his father with kindness, I had to demur, reminding him of all the joy his father created with his brilliant, hilarious, and amazingly deep movies. Comment
Film

Apocalypse Now

Film

Apocalypse Now

The fascination that dystopias and apocalypses hold for filmmakers and writers has long been apparent. If period pieces are really about the times in which they were made, stories about the future are either about the world we’re experiencing now or our fears about what it could become. Comment
Features

A Stimulation Celebration Hits Greenpoint

Features

A Stimulation Celebration Hits Greenpoint

The annual Brooklyn Sexual Health Expo was held in Greenpoint in late September, bringing more sex toys than you could shake a dildo at. Although there were naughty delights to be had, it also offered educational experiences, plus some of the nicest dominatrixes around. Comment
Theater

Home Is Where the Healing Is

Theater

Home Is Where the Healing Is

When a teenaged Matthew Lopez begged his mom to drive him to see the film adaptation of “Howards End,” he had no clue that E.M. Forster’s 1910 masterwork would exert such a profound impact on his adult life. Some two decades later, he ended up crafting a play inspired by the novel that grapples with themes of family, identity, legacy, and finding one’s place in the world. And how we thrive when we connect with others. Comment
A cross section of formerly incarcerated trans folks, community leaders, advocates, attorneys, and government officials have been named to a new city task force aimed at addressing problems facing transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary, and intersex people in city custody. Comment
The emerging movement to decriminalize sex work is gaining momentum in Washington, DC, where a letter in support of a comprehensive bill to fully remove criminal penalties for consenting sex workers and customers above the age of 18 garnered signatures from more than 70 organizations. Comment
Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ litigation group, is asking the US Supreme Court to take a second look at a Washington Supreme Court ruling that a florist who refused to provide wedding flower services for a same-sex couple violated that state’s anti-discrimination law and did not have a valid First Amendment defense. Comment
Theater

Scary Stuff

Theater

Scary Stuff

There are actors about whom people say it would be worth the price of admission to hear them read the phone book. For Eileen Atkins and her brilliant performance in “The Height of the Storm,” the phone book might have been the more literate choice. Comment
Music

Opera Season Gears Up

Music

Opera Season Gears Up

This Met season has Jules Massenet’s “Manon” near its start and Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” near its close. Both are major works but very different in their treatment of the Abbé Prévost novel and its leading pair of reckless teenage lovers. Comment
New York City

Schneps Media Acquires AM New York from Newsday Media Group

New York City

Schneps Media Acquires AM New York from Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group is selling amNewYork, its free commuter newspaper in New York City, to Schneps Media, effective October 11, officials announced Wednesday. Comment
Patricio Emanuel, a transgender boxer who made history last year winning his premiere bout as the sport’s first trans male pro, is featured prominently in boxing brand Everlast’s “Be First” campaign. Comment
A man who local LGBTQ advocates say is gay was beaten, tied to a vehicle, and dragged for several blocks in a terrifying scene in Jacksonville, Florida, on September 27, according to police. Comment
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring the State of Michigan from declining to renew the license of a Catholic adoption agency that refuses to certify same-sex couples or single people as adoptive or foster parents but instead refers them to other agencies. Comment
The US Department of Justice has taken the extraordinary step of diving into a state court contract law dispute in opposition to a Catholic schoolteacher who is suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis after being fired for getting married to another man. Comment
A gay Brazilian man who has spent the last year and a half living in Ireland was brutally beaten with a steel bar outside of his Dublin apartment building on September 21 — and it was all because of a simple kiss, he told Gay City News. Comment
Two recent federal court rulings mark important advances for access to gender confirmation surgery by transgender people — both under Medicaid regulations and in prison settings. Comment
A horrific scene unfolded in Dallas on September 20 when a bigot harassed a Latinx transgender woman with anti-LGBTQ slurs and shot her multiple times, according to police. Comment

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