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Sunnyside Leads St. Pat’s Season with Inclusion

Sunnyside Leads St. Pat’s Season with Inclusion

BY KATHLEEN WARNOCK | In its 19th year, St. Pat’s for All continued to roll along, surrounded by a city, state, and nation that have seen many changes since it began — some of them hastened by the event itself. Leading off New York City’s St. Patrick’s parade season, St. Pat’s for All is one of […]

Historic Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic: Back, Renovated, and Ready for a New Fight

Historic Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic: Back, Renovated, and Ready for a New Fight

BY DR. MARY T. BASSETT | In New York City, we are close to winning a battle that for decades seemed unwinnable: the annual number of new HIV diagnoses has fallen to historic lows. The fear and stigma associated with sexual health is gradually being replaced with honesty and hope. Today, March 15, we mark a […]

Edie Windsor’s Victory — and Much More — In Barely an Hour

Edie Windsor’s Victory — and Much More — In Barely an Hour

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Donna Zaccaro accomplishes a whole lot in just 62 minutes. Her new film, “To A More Perfect Union: United States v. Windsor” — which screens in the coming week as part of the Winter Film Awards 2018 International Film Festival — not only tells the personal story of the remarkable woman who […]

Intimate Look at AIDS’ Toll on an LA Couple

Intimate Look at AIDS’ Toll on an LA Couple

BY GARY M. KRAMER | The “Film Comment Selects” series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center is having a 25th anniversary screening of “Silverlake Life: The View from Here” on February 25 at 4:30 pm. This powerful documentary, co-directed by Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman, was filmed in 1990, but released in 1993. It candidly presents […]

A Moment at the Fence

A Moment at the Fence

BY ADAM DAVIDSON | For the past 10 months I’ve had the privilege and responsibility of representing Matthew Shepard in the Wandering Theatre Company’s production of “The Laramie Project.” As far as we know, this is the first time Matthew has been part of “The Laramie Project Cycle.” To add someone we lost almost 20 […]

Queer, Asian, and an Evangelical Pastor’s Daughter

Queer, Asian, and an Evangelical Pastor’s Daughter

BY NATHAN DICAMILLO |  It started with a text: “How would you guys feel if I married a woman?” Alarm bells. Sarah Ngu’s parents thought she “had gotten this under control.”  But by this point, she already knew she was headed in a direction of self-acceptance. After the church she grew up in told her it would […]

Agile Blokes Go For Broke

Agile Blokes Go For Broke

BY DAVID KENNERLEY | When best buds Beren D’Amico, Louis Gift, and Charlie Wheeller graduated from the National Centre for Circus Arts in London a few years back, they were faced with a thorny dilemma. The Barely Methodical Troupe, as they are now known, had the chance to craft a piece to showcase their distinct talents, […]

Burt Lazarin Takes the Reins at CB4

Burt Lazarin Takes the Reins at CB4

BY WINNIE MCCROY |  After more than 40 years living in Chelsea, including many serving as a member of Community Board 4, Burt Lazarin has moved to its top ranks. He was recently voted in as the new chair of CB4, taking over for exiting chair Delores Rubin. “I don’t think of myself as a leader […]

Tennessee at the Morgan

Tennessee at the Morgan

BY DAVID NOH |  There it is in a glass case, Marlon Brando’s little black book, tiny and very worn from obvious usage, which he had and then lost during the run of his 1947 star-making “A Streetcar Named Desire,” with an accompanying caption stating that inside he wrote, “On bended knee I beg you to […]

New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

New LGBTQ Center Opens in Queens

BY BILL PARRY | The Queens LGBTQ community gathered on February 1 with elected officials to celebrate a new safe space in Long Island City that will offer health and educational services. The LGBT Network, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization now in its 25th year, cut the ribbon on its first full-service queer community center in […]