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Justin Vivian Bond on revolutionary art, writers on the election, and more LGBTQ news…… read more
A look at the Straight to Hell zine, remembering Pedro Lemebel, and more LGBT news… read more
Beyond Magenta is a collection of the real-life stories of six young transgender people in America, interviewed and photographed by Susan Kuklin. Most of the teens live in New York, with the exception of Luke, who is from Wisconsin. Some of the six are still in their teens, while others are out of their teens by… read more
In the last 30 days, there have been a total of seven violent assaults against members of the gay community in New York City, including the murder of 32-year-old Mark Carson last Saturday evening in Greenwich Village, a notoriously gay-friendly neighborhood. Carson was walking with another man through the neighborhood when three men began taunting… read more
On Wednesday, April 24, the state Senate of Rhode Island passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, with a vote of 26 to 12. Sometime this week, the bill will likely be turned over to Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who has already promised he will sign off on it. Once this happens, Rhode Island… read more
This week, two poems by David Eye.
Eye earned a midlife MFA at Syracuse University in 2008, and teaches creative writing and composition at Manhattan College in the Bronx. His poems have appeared in Bloom, The Louisville Review, Stone Canoe, and others. His chapbook, Rain Leaping Up When a Cab Goes Past, has been selected for the Editor’s Series at Seven Kitchens Press.
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From June 7 to Sept. 15, the New-York Historical Society will feature an exhibition called “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.” The exhibition, which draws from a variety of archive materials such as diaries, audio and video clips, photographs and doctors’ notes, will delve into the social and political histories surrounding the outbreak… read more
Since the nineteenth century, New York City has provided inspiration, sanctuary, and community for millions of LGBTA Americans and immigrants in pursuit of dreams. Some came to visit, in search of culture, enlightenment, or love. Some came to make their mark as artists, writers, dancers, and actors. Others came to escape persecution in their home… read more