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Corey’s Got a New Flame

Politics

Corey’s Got a New Flame

Look out, Corey is seeing someone — and it isn’t presidential wannabe Jay Inslee! Comment
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Carmen LoBue, Thank You For Coming Out

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Carmen LoBue, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes queer Afro Fil Am producer, director, writer, and actor Carmen LoBue, who has a passion for social justice and portraying womxn and LGBTQIA perspectives and is the 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree and a T.O. WebFest Best Director nominee. Comment
Ritchie has some more competition. Former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito has jumped into the crowded race to replace outgoing Congressmember José Serrano in the South Bronx next year. Comment
Theater

They’re All Misbehavin’

Theater

They’re All Misbehavin’

One quickly runs out of superlatives in trying to describe “Moulin Rouge,” the new Broadway spectacle that has overwhelmed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and is likely to be there for a very long time. Comment
A black transgender woman was shot and killed in southwest Miami on July 31, marking the 13th known trans woman of color to die a violent death so far this year. Comments (1)
A Las Vegas man has embarked on a mission to raise awareness about the deeply entrenched homophobia permeating the Mormon Church after his 14-year-old son’s suicide, which the father attributes to the institution’s anti-LGBTQ teachings and culture. Comments (5)
One day after hundreds gathered in Times Square in reaction to the latest wave of murderous mass shootings, anti-gun advocates and elected officials held an evening vigil at Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope on August 5 to speak out against the violence, white supremacy, and racist rhetoric coming from President Donald Trump. Comment
Film

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
National

Mass Shootings Mobilize Gays Against Guns

National

Mass Shootings Mobilize Gays Against Guns

Gays Against Guns, other advocacy groups and activists, and elected officials held a demonstration in Times Square on August 4 to protest gun violence just hours after mass shootings in Texas and Ohio and one week after a separate mass shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Comments (2)
An Ohio state lawmaker who represents a district located just miles from the site of a mass shooting on August 4 responded to the incident by blaming gay and trans folks, drag queens, former President Barack Obama, and others. Comments (1)
A Catholic foster care agency has asked the US Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court decision rejecting its claim that it enjoys a religious freedom right to maintain a contract with the city of Philadelphia while refusing to provide services to married same-sex couples. Comment
International

Caster Semenya Loses in Court Again

International

Caster Semenya Loses in Court Again

Caster Semenya, a South African Olympic gold medalist, is pulling out of September’s 800-meter competition at the world track and field championships in Qatar after a Switzerland court ruled on July 30 that she must adhere to rules requiring her to take testosterone-reducing medication. Comments (2)
New York City-based LGBTQ activist Brendan Fay was visiting his hometown of Drogheda, Ireland, at the end of July when he received an urgent plea for help — from Poland. 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
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Chloe Koser, Thank You For Coming Out

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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

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