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Dazzling Colors, Diversity on Display on Pride Sunday

Dazzling Colors, Diversity on Display on Pride Sunday

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO & MICHAEL LUONGO | On a brilliant early summer Sunday, tens of thousands of New Yorkers turned out to march in the annual LGBTQ Pride Parade — controversy over the new route, contingent size limitations, wristband requirements, and all — with untold numbers watching from the sidewalks. Governor Andrew Cuomo was […]

In Orlando’s Wake, Outpouring on Pride Sunday

In Orlando’s Wake, Outpouring on Pride Sunday

BY ANDY HUMM | The Orlando massacre of June 12 could well have cast a pall over LGBT pride celebrations across the country, giving us pause about parading down the street when there are those out there who wish us harm. Instead, the community and our allies were defiant, coming out in palpably greater numbers […]

Center Honors Steinem, Glick

Center Honors Steinem, Glick

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO |  At its 17th annual Women’s Event, held November 15 at the new Cipriani restaurant in the Cunard Building on Lower Broadway, the LGBT Community Center honored two iconic feminist leaders — Gloria Steinem, who in 1971 was a co-founder of Ms. Magazine, and West Side State Assemblymember Deborah Glick, who in […]

For Center Women’s Event, Orange was the New Lavender

For Center Women’s Event, Orange was the New Lavender

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Punsters might be forgiven for saying that the LGBT Community Center’s 16th annual Women’s Event, held November 23 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown, was all about bustin’ out. Among the three honorees saluted during a gala evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing was Laverne Cox, who portrays Sophia Burset, […]

HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

HOT!: 22nd Annual NYC Celebration of Queer Culture

The HOT! Festival is Dixon Place’s 22nd annual celebration of queer culture in New York City. Dixon Place’s mainstage and cocktail lounge — at 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets on the Lower East Side — are the venues for all performances. A summary of all performances through July 27 appears below. For […]

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Jerk

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Jerk

BY ANDY HUMM | Bertolt Brecht wrote “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” in 1944 as an epic piece of agitprop about the evils and absurdities of war and totalitarianism. What was performed in 1962 by the Royal Shakespeare Company with a cast of 30 playing 90 roles has been reduced to a band of seven troupers at […]