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Raising Funds for Scholars, Point Honors Champions

Raising Funds for Scholars, Point Honors Champions

The Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship group supporting LGBTQ higher education scholarships, hosted 400 guests at its annual Point Honors New York event at the Plaza Hotel April 3. The evening fêted Uzo Aduba, an Emmy Award-winner for her role in Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts, who snagged an Emmy […]

Blindness and Insight

BY DAVID EHRENSTEIN | A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away — America in the 1950’s — “homosexuality” was “the unspeakable.” Oh sure, everyone “gossiped” about “who was” and “who wasn’t,” but such talk wasn’t considered part of “polite conversation.” Only a decade or two before, Djuna Barnes’ Sapphic cri de coeur “Nightwood” […]

TELL ME AGAIN — WHO IS THE IDIOT?

December 3, 2013 To the Editor: Perhaps, people, it is time to award Johnny Weir his tiara, perhaps throw him a parade, and allow him to fade into the rainbow (“Johnny Weir Says Gay Protesters Are ‘Idiots,’” by Andy Humm, posted online Dec. 3). He has lost any credence as a gay spokesperson, if he […]

Johnny Weir Says Gay Protestors Are “Idiots”

Johnny Weir Says Gay Protestors Are “Idiots”

BY ANDY HUMM | Former Olympic skater Johnny Weir was picketed by Queer Nation outside his talk at Barnard College December 2 for his position that “the Olympics are not the place to make a political statement” about Russia’s anti-gay laws and “you have to respect the culture of a country you are visiting.” During his […]

Newlywed Gay Glamour, Supporting LGBT Youth Share Stage on “Bare” Opening Night

Newlywed Gay Glamour, Supporting LGBT Youth Share Stage on “Bare” Opening Night

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | A new production of “Bare,” a rock musical that attracted a cult following in earlier incarnations, opened at the New World Stages on December 9, with a splashy afterparty at the Out Hotel on West 42nd Street. The show tells the story of a group of Catholic high school students confronting a […]