2 More Deaths

Two Other Gay Teen Suicides in September 2010 Vigil with Six-Point Call to Action  Cody Barker, 17, from Appleton, Wisconsin and Chloe Lacey, 18,...

My Stars April 2011

earthAries (Mar21-Apr20): You might want to ease up on the gas pedal, or better yet, turn off the engine, get out of your vehicle, and stretch.  While things are moving along satisfactorily, Saturn makes even your most notable achievements a burden.  What good is success if it makes you miserable?

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We may see things change for the better on “Real Housewives...

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been a breakout star of the show since the show premiered five years ago. After a couple of rough seasons with family fighting and drama front and center, this season, we may see things change for the better and see some goold old fashioned fun. Here, Teresa talks to Entertainment Editor Cookie about the new season of  "Housewives", her new cookbook "Fabulicious On The Grill" and who she would want to join the show as castmembers. 

Three plays at Gay Fest in Philadelphia

Quince Productions presented the Third Annual Gay Fest from August 6-24 in Philadelphia. The venues included the Second Stage and the Playground at the Adrienne at 2030 Sansom Street and Plays and Players Theater, 1714 Delancey Street. There were many events, with a fourth play, readings, and a gala event. The three plays reviewed here were seen over a two-day period in August.

A balancing act: An interview with New York City author Arthur...

Arthur Wooten is the author of On Picking Fruit, Fruit Cocktail and many other delightful novels. His latest book is Dizzy, a fictional memoir. Recently, Wooten agreed to talk about Dizzy, the novel, the real life story behind it, and also about a main "character" in his book - a mysterious medical condition.

Alina Oswald: Hi Arthur! Congrats on your new book Dizzy, a Fictional Memoir  I couldn’t put it down.

Malcolm X was “gay-for-pay”

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Before any of us in the LGBT communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a black heterosexist nationalist on the "down low," we might need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in his life Malcolm X engaged in same-sex relationships. Also, before any of us in the African American community flatly dismiss these assertions as part and parcel of a racist conspiratorial propaganda machine that is out to discredit our brother Malcolm, we need, at least, to hear these nagging claims.

We are stuck on this planet

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For many years, I have entertained a theory that the Earth is an interplanetary insane asylum. The flying saucers are our keepers. They’ve got us out here in an insignificant solar system at the edge of the galaxy where we can’t do any harm to the grown-ups. Much of human history becomes comprehensible in the light of this theory.

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A little hope and Philadelphia freedom during the government shutdown

Thinking Out Loud

During the government shutdown in October, my partner, Traci, and I found ourselves in Philadelphia with a handful of useless tickets to the important American history sites there. The irony of not getting into Independence Hall–home of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution–due to governmental stupidity was not lost on us. What's left to do as a tourist when all the big tourist spots are closed?