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A Pill to Stop HIV: Here's What You Need to Know

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It’s called Truvada, and taking it every day can drastically reduce the chance that unprotected sex will result in an HIV infection. Like most drugs, there are medical side effects. But the cultural and behavioral side effects, like a potential decline in condom use, are more troubling for some. 

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The Takeaway

'X-Men' & Out-of-Control Hollywood Culture

Friday, April 25, 2014

Director Bryan Singer has a new X-Men movie out soon, but the probable blockbuster will now be marred by controversy. Last week, a man sued Singer, alleging that  the director and other men repeatedly assaulted him as a teenager.

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WNYC News

A Festival on Baldwin's Black and Gay World

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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A new festival explores the work of one of the most celebrated writers on the issues of race and sexuality.

"James Baldwin, This Time!" will happen from Wednesday the 23rd until Sunday the 27th at New York Live Arts in Chelsea. The writer of books like Notes of a ...

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The Great Russian Piano Tradition

Russian to the Core

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On this second episode devoted to Tchaikovsky, host David Dubal continues to chronicle the composer's tortured life.

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Life of the Law

Best Of Live Law 3

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

What's love got to do with the law? Then again, what's the law got to do with falling in love? From coast to coast, Life of the Law occasionally takes to the stage with LIVE LAW to present true, first-person stories about how the law shapes and tran...

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Here's The Thing

Rosie O'Donnell

Monday, March 03, 2014

A multi-talented actress, author, activist and television personality, Rosie O’Donnell—“The Queen of Nice”—has embraced motherhood, adopting five children. 

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WNYC News

In Pictures: St. Pat's for All

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The St. Pat’s for All Parade started as an alternative to the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excludes gay groups. Now in its 15th year, the parade has kept its easygoing, come-as-you-are ethos. The route passes through multicultural neighborhoods of Queens.

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Schoolbook

A Lawmaker’s Personal Mission: More LGBT-Friendly Schools

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How a culture war that happened more than two decades ago still reverberates in city schools.

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The Takeaway

Openly Gay Eagle Scout May Be Banned

Thursday, February 13, 2014

This week, just nine months after the Boy Scouts of America lifted their longtime ban on openly gay scouts, 17-year old Pascal Tessier became the first openly gay member to be officially recognized as an Eagle Scout. But in six months, Pascal will no longer be allowed to be a part of the Boy Scouts of America. That’s because he’ll be turning 18, and according to the BSA guidelines, openly gay adults are not welcome.

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WNYC News

HBO's Looking: A Show About Boring Ole Gay Life

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The new HBO show Looking is earning praise for its realistic look at the lives of four gay men in San Francisco. But for others, realistic is just another word for boring. After years of groundbreaking programming like Queer as Folk, The L Word and Will and Grace, and a whole channel dedicated to gay programming, Logo, can a gay TV show even be newsworthy?

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The Takeaway

Same-Sex Marriage in 2013 and Beyond

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the case that declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, marked just one of the many milestones in LGBT rights this year. Dale Carpenter, author of "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas - How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans" and professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, examines the state of same-sex marriage rights as 2013 draws to a close, and looks ahead at what to expect in 2014.

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Strangers

Andrea Askowitz: Be My Baby

Friday, September 20, 2013

A woman finds her way to the all-american, suburban, lesbian life. - Get the full story here.

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On Being

Kwame Anthony Appiah — Sidling Up to Difference: Social Change and Moral Revolutions [remix]

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

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On Being

[Unedited] Kwame Anthony Appiah with Krista Tippett

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Our Civil Conversations Project continues with the Ghanaian-British-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. His parents' marriage helped inspire the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. He's studied ethics in a world of strangers and how unimaginable so

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The Takeaway

Greg Louganis on Russia's Anti-Gay Laws & The 2014 Olympics

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Greg Louganis is a gay athlete who won a total of four gold medals in 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympic Games for diving. He also has personal experience with Olympic boycotts. Back in 1980, he was favored to win two gold medals in the Moscow games, but was unable to compete due to the boycott. Louganis joins The Takeaway to discuss Russia's stance against LGBTQ people and whether or not that could hurt the games in 2014.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Do Bert and Ernie Get it On? Edition

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Slate's Dana Stevens, June Thomas and David Haglund discuss the New Yorker cover celebrating the defeat of DOMA, Pedro Almodóvar's latest film "I'm So Excited" and the new Showtime series "Ray Donovan" For links and more, head to:...

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WQXR Blog

Poll: What's the Greatest Gay Collaboration in Classical Music?

Friday, June 28, 2013

As pride weekend kicks off in New York, take our poll and tell us what you think: What have been the most productive gay collaborations in classical music?

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New Jersey News

DOMA: Christie's Veto on Gay Marriage Excludes Gay Couples in New Jersey From Federal Benefits

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Gov. Chris Christie's veto on gay marriage means same-sex couples in New Jersey are now excluded from receiving 1,138 federal benefits awarded to same-sex married couples in 13 other states where gay marriage is legal.

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WQXR Blog

Was Stravinsky Bisexual? If He Was, So What?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

For Igor Stravinsky, questions of gay relationships have been periodically rumored but scarcely documented. A new book by biographer Robert Craft may start to change that.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Alysia Abbott on her Memoir, Fairyland

Monday, June 10, 2013

Alysia Abbott discusses growing up in San Francisco in the 1970s and 80s with an openly gay father. Her memoir, Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, reconstructs their life together in a city bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom were raising children. She also writes about how AIDS ravaged their community.

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