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Celebrating Queer Literature and Mentorship

Celebrating Queer Literature and Mentorship

BY KATHLEEN WARNOCK | The Tony Awards were only the second-gayest ceremony in town last week, as luminaries from the LGBTQ community gathered Monday, June 12 to celebrate the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards. Hosted by multi-genre artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond, the ceremony at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts handed out prizes to […]

Resisting Trump

Resisting Trump

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I take good news where I can find it in Trump’s woman-hating, neo-Nazi, gay-bashing, Muslim-registering, anti-Semitic America. Last week, it arrived from a climate change conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, where delegates from 197 countries united to approve a statement urging immediate action in the face of Donald Trump’s promise to pull […]

Audre Lorde’s Memory Honored During Black History Month

Audre Lorde’s Memory Honored During Black History Month

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | In honor of Black History Month and what would have been Audre Lorde’s 82nd birthday, Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse was the venue for a book launch party for Dr. Gloria Joseph’s “The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde,” Joseph was Lorde’s surviving partner when the famed […]

Seeing Dykes

BY KELLY COGSWELL | I’m not that into “Star Wars,” but I’ll watch any YouTube clip of Carrie Fisher doing a promo interview with her French bulldog Gary and spouting some inappropriately true thing with the hint of a smile spreading across her hard, broad, beautiful face. She’s an aging woman who has no fucks left […]

Re-Reading Sarah Schulman’s “After Delores”

Re-Reading Sarah Schulman’s “After Delores”

BY KELLY COGSWELL | These days I mostly read to entertain myself and kill time, though books are still what I turn to when I need to understand my own life or try to lend it meaning. After I gave up on the Bible, I obsessively read “The Black Unicorn,” Audre Lorde’s collection of poetry. […]

Going for the Silver

Going for the Silver

BY SETH J. BOOKEY | At a ceremony April 25 at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium, the Publishing Triangle Awards, which recognize LGBT writers and writing, celebrated their 25th anniversary. Trent Duffy, the group’s treasurer, recalled that the Publishing Triangle was created when a handful of motivated lesbians and gay men in publishing met in the […]