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Connie Kurtz, Lesbian Activist, Artist, Dies at 81

Connie Kurtz, Lesbian Activist, Artist, Dies at 81

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Connie (Constance) Kurtz, a lesbian activist and an artist who works included paintings, collage, and quilts, died in the home she shared with her beloved spouse, Ruth Berman, in West Palm Beach on May 27 after a long illness. Kurtz would have turned 82 in July. Kurtz was born on July […]

LGBTQ Russians, Allies Liberate Brighton Beach

LGBTQ Russians, Allies Liberate Brighton Beach

BY ANDY HUMM | The first Brighton Beach Pride, led by RUSA LGBT, a group for Russian LGBTQ émigrés, drew 300 marchers to the uncharted territory — for gay demonstrators — of the boardwalk in a Brooklyn enclave of Russians and other Eastern Europeans on Saturday, May 20. The overcast skies greatly diminished the number of […]

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 […]

Sunny Festivities & A Parade Under the Stars

Sunny Festivities & A Parade Under the Stars

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | The annual Brooklyn LGBT Pride Festival and Parade enjoyed extraordinary early summer weather in Park Slope on Saturday June 13. After a morning 5k run in Prospect Park, attention shifted to Fifth Avenue, where thousands streamed between Third and Ninth Streets enjoying the afternoon street festival. One of the truly […]

Park Slope Celebrates LGBT Pride

Park Slope Celebrates LGBT Pride

PHOTOS BY DONNA ACETO | The 17th annual celebration of LGBT Pride in Brooklyn included a 5k run in Prospect Park on the morning of June 8, followed by a street festival on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue and an evening parade through the neighborhood. The parade included grassroots activists like those from Queer Rising and […]