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Home Place Like Noh

Home Place Like Noh

BY DAVID NOH | After staying away for four ridiculous years, the siren song got to be too much for me and I finally returned to my homeland of Honolulu for one delicious month. A truly legendary time was had, filled with the most yummy food, friendship, and romance — the sort of magical time […]

Lending a Hand to Peru, Returning to the Closet

Lending a Hand to Peru, Returning to the Closet

BY TYMON MANNING | As a muscled male model playfully flits across the screen on my favorite Peruvian show, “Combate,” my host sister calls him, in English, a butterfly. “Como se dice ‘butterfly’ en Español?” I innocently ask. “Homosexual,” she replies. A smile is all I can think of as an appropriate response. To pursue […]

Gay Hotel Opens in Times Square West

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | New York is now home to a new gay hotel, the self-styled “straight-friendly” Out NYC in Hell’s Kitchen, on 42nd between 10th and 11th Avenues. The 105-room hotel complex opened on March 1 with a rainbow ribbon-cutting, brought indoors because of rainy weather. First announced as a project nearly three years […]

Sleeping With the Enemy?

BY MICHAEL LUONGO  |  It was the giant red star that so intrigued me, a remnant of Cuba’s ties to the Soviet Union. Forty long years ago, that connection nearly brought the world to nuclear war, but now the star is faded and chipped, barely hanging onto this government building. I was only a block […]

Capital Returns

BY MICHAEL T. LUONGO | With summer here along with thoughts of quick, carefree weekend getaways, our sister city in tragedy, Washington D.C., might be far from your mind but I think you would be making a serious mistake if you avoid heading there. I had feared that all that had changed since the dark days […]

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