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'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 10, 2022

San Francisco's Theater Rhinoceros hosts the debut of an altogether different 'Hart to Hart' (not the TV show) project from gay cabaret ace Mark Nadler, a solo show abrim with its own bonanza of queer bonafides.

'7 Days' - Sethi & Soni's trapped-together dramedy

'7 Days' - Sethi & Soni's trapped-together dramedy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Co-written by gay life -and creative- partners Roshan Sethi and Karan Soni, "7 Days" brings Rabi and Rita together for a possible arranged marriage, only to have the couple trapped together at the first COVID outbreak.

'Port Authority' - Danielle Lessovitz's tales of the gritty

'Port Authority' - Danielle Lessovitz's tales of the gritty

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Writer/director Danielle Lessovitz's "Port Authority" takes a present-day approach to New York's queer vogue balls and urban life, seen through the eyes of a newbie to the Big Apple.

I (still) want my MTV: queering the once-diverse music channel

I (still) want my MTV: queering the once-diverse music channel

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • May 10, 2022

Several months ago, MTV celebrated its 40th birthday, with no mention of the subtext of the channel: the open exploration of the use of ambisexuality as a visual and cultural hook. Let's take a queer look back at some music video highlights.

Strong: gay weightlifter inspires new kids' book

Strong: gay weightlifter inspires new kids' book

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 10, 2022

Gay author Eric Rosswood wants LGBT kids to believe in themselves. In his new children's picture book "Strong," Rosswood tells the story of Rob Kearney, a gay strongman who trains himself to lift hundreds of pounds.

Dogjoy: lesbian daring music duo

Dogjoy: lesbian daring music duo

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Queer duos have been a part of the modern LGBTQ music landscape for years. Florida-based Dogjoy, a musical duo as well as a couple, are purveyors of daring edgy and evocative electropop.

Illustrated man: gay artist and writer Dan Crowley

Illustrated man: gay artist and writer Dan Crowley

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Chicago-based gay visual artist Dan Crowley is a creative person with a considerable adult following. With his first book, 'Danny, Growing Up Gay & Creative,' Crowley enters the world of all-ages books.

Heartstopper: Netflix gay teen romance's winning formula

Heartstopper: Netflix gay teen romance's winning formula

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 10, 2022

'Heartstopper,' the sensational British coming-of-age TV series on first love, friendship, coming out, and mental health, has become the darling of social media, with almost universal critical praise.

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, May 6-13, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 5, 2022

May continues to blossom with fresh new arts, nightlife and community events, some with a bit of a gothic edge.

Pandemic prose: excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me -Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

Pandemic prose: excerpts from 'Arlene Francis & Me -Pandemic Diaries from Castro Street 2020'

  • by Mark Abramson
  • May 3, 2022

While we holed up indoors in 2020 —which now seems like much more than two years ago— prolific local gay author Mark Abramson took notes. He shared a few witty diary entries which are included in his latest book.

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

Gran Fury's glory: Jack Lowery discusses his book, 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 3, 2022

In 'It Was Vulgar & It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic,' author Jack Lowery fully explores the history of Gran Fury, the ACT UP activist-artist collective that cleverly incorporated advertising styled messaging.

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

Legacies, loss and losers: The Lavender Tube on vampires, cute teens, and the antigay AFA

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 3, 2022

Spring has totally sprung! May is a good month to get outside and do outside-y things. But then you come home and watch TV, right? Catch up with a gay romance on 'Legacies,' the end of 'Batwoman,' and rightwing hissy fits over queer-inclusive commercials.

King of filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

King of filth: John Water's 'Liarmouth'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • May 3, 2022

Step aside, Dawn Davenport. There's a new bitch in town and she means business. Her name is Marsha "Liarmouth" Sprinkle, and she dominates all the depravity in filthy filmmaker and bestselling author John Waters' debut novel, "Liarmouth."

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 3, 2022

Nine years after she released her last full-length disc "In Us We Trust," Bitch is back with "Bitchcraft" (Kill Rock Stars), an album that draws on all of her strengths with dazzling results.