By Laura Moreno
In the words of Broadway legend Terrence McNally, who died this year of coronavirus in New York City, “[Plays] provide a forum for the ideas and feelings that can lead a society to decide to heal and change itself.” So perhaps it’s no surprise that many of most influential playwrights are LGBTQ. Here are seven of them.
By Laura Moreno
By Bruce Skeaff
Is a good book still your best pandemic friend to take your mind off all this? I think so. In fact, I’d say more so than six months ago. …
By Laura Moreno
A 2019 GLAAD study that found that people 18 to 34 years old are less comfortable than other groups in personal situations involving people of different gender orientations. But here’s why jumping to the conclusion that this indicates eroding LGBT acceptance is a misrepresentation of the data.
One is struck by the oddly biblical turn it has taken. While most of America is dutifully masking up, there remains that quadrant in the Southeast where resistance to…More
First there was the “water rainbow” in Warsaw, Poland, which thwarted arsonists who kept burning the gay flag in a city square. Then we reported on the “Hate Shield”…More
By Colin Carman
“EVERYBODY comes to Hollywood [and] wants to make it in the neighborhood,” Madonna mused nearly two decades ago on “Hollywood,” asking “How can it hurt you when it looks so good?” That paradox—all the glamour and grime of show business—is well depicted in Circus of Books and Hollywood, a documentary and miniseries, respectively.
By Doug Scott
Talk about invasion of privacy. Sure, they thought they were doing the right thing, that I would be happier about myself later on. They thought this was going to be healthier for me. As if I’d never learn how to pull my foreskin back in the shower…
By Kylee Hong
June 2019. Pride month. In Dallas, it wasn’t rare to spot rainbows anymore: in restaurants, storefronts, and many businesses. I remember my friend and I’s excitement over small free stickers at Buffalo Exchange: “Buffalo” repeated six times, each a different color of the rainbow.
By Jonathan Alderete Loussaief
I am reaching out because I need to locate more resources to secure my husband’s freedom. It seems as if we’re hitting brick walls at this point. My “husbear” has now been moved to an immigration detention center in Cleburne, Texas, where the conditions and treatment are deplorable. We’ve tried to work through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, but on April 17th they denied my husband’s appeal because they also do not believe he is a gay man. The lawyers have given up and apparently don’t know how to argue this case.
By Meg Crutcher
During my Thanksgiving break, I visited the Stonewall National Monument in for the first time. During my visit, I drank a Brooklyn IPA out of a branded rainbow cup with the bar’s logo, saw people purchasing t-shirts, and advertisements for events held at the historic bar, using the history of the place to increase business.
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