Thursday, June 26, 2014
By Steven Valentino : Producer, The Leonard Lopate Show
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.
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.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
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 ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sunday, March 02, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
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.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
How a culture war that happened more than two decades ago still reverberates in city schools.
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.
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?
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.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
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.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
By WQXR Staff
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?
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
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.
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.