Browsing: September-October 2008

September-October 2008

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Directors Guido Santi and Tina Mascara’s documentary, Chris & Don: A Love Story, traces the events in the couple’s life through interviews with filmmakers, scholars and Bachardy himself, offering the viewer a quick and thorough look at a love that has not died. This interview with Don Bachardy was conducted in person, in Los Angeles, last June.

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… At the Festival’s closing ceremony, drag performers kicked high and theatrical accomplishments were celebrated. The audience erupted when Tom Kirdahy promised: “Terrence and I will be here next year, when George Bush is gone from the White House!” …

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IT HAPPENED on a typical day in sun-drenched Southern California in the

early 1950’s. Two men met on the “queer” side of Will Rogers Beach in

Santa Monica….

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JANE LYNCH studied acting at Cornell University and then went on to act in comedy theatre, TV, and film. Her role in The Fugitive introduced her to a wider audience, which led to appearances in major movies and TV sitcoms. However, Jane has remained committed to independent films and to playing lesbian roles whenever possible.

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ONE OF THE GREATEST ARTISTS of the 20th century, Robert Rauschenberg, died on May 12, 2008, at the age of 82. Protean and prolific, Rauschenberg was arguably the most significant artist-inventor in the history of American art

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… we in the GLBT community, as with American voters in general, are as energized as we’ve been in recent memory. It remains to be seen whether Barack Obama will become the truly enlightened leader he seems to be. But … I am confident that he will become a more perfect candidate insofar as gay rights are concerned- a powerful straight ally who stands with us, rather than against us, …

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NINETY-SEVEN THOUSAND, five hundred seventy-seven gay men-that’s how many “men who have sex with men” were newly diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. from 2001 to 2006. … More than 100,000 gay and bisexual men. The AIDS crisis never ended. In fact, it’s getting worse again.

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[Sarah] Reece, the state field director of Equality for All, the organization coordinating the California campaign to defend the newly won right for same-sex couples to marry, is hardly a household name. Yet the success of her behind-the-scenes efforts, and those of others working with her, to organize at the grassroots level could be the key to defeating a ballot initiative that would make it unconstitutional in California for same-sex couples to marry.

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