For whom the Taco Bell tolls: Not us

Anti-Gay and Lesbian movements sign


Taco Bell, rated among the worst of fast-food chains for its unhealthy menus, is not looking too good on the civil-rights front either. Jason Smith, an openly gay employee of a Taco Bell restaurant, and a member of the nationwide network of queer activists Connecting Rainbows, was dismissed from his job in April 2011 after another employee allegedly made a threat against Mr. Smith's life and safety based on Mr. Smith's sexual orientation.


3 Boys is deply moving and riveting

theater review. This off-Broadway production, part of New York's wonderful annual "Fringe Festival," is a powerful and deeply moving play that had the...

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.

END OF AN ERA: Studio Six and the Brass Rail close...

The Brass Rail Bar and Studio Six Nightclub in Atlantic City has been closed. The entire complex was boarded up abruptly around the first...

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?

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.

GAY HISTORY: The Manny’s Den legal case

GAY HISTORY:Into the lions den - The Manny's den caseWritten with Assistance from  Tobias Grace and David MorrisIn New Jersey, queer liberation began at The...

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. 

We are stuck on this planet

casting aspersions

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.

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,...
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