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Boldly go, girl: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Trek: Discovery,' Alan Ritchson, 'AHS' and more

Boldly go, girl: The Lavender Tube on 'Star Trek: Discovery,' Alan Ritchson, 'AHS' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 16, 2024

"Star Trek: Discovery" closes out at five queer-inclusive seasons, the hunky "Reacher" star speaks out, and Kim Kardashian can act? Yup, all this and more in our TV columnist's watchful eye.

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

Cynthia Carr's 'Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar'

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 16, 2024

Cynthia Carr's biography "Candy Darling: Dreamer, Icon, Superstar" astonishing at every turn, deeply excavates the Darling archive in order to bring a pioneering trans woman into the spotlight of 1970s New York.

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

National Poetry Month LGBTQ reading list

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 16, 2024

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, April (aka National Poetry Month), is the queerest month. There are so many books from which to choose before April's end, here are nine selections, including books by Richard Blanco, Kim Roberts and Emanuel Xavier.

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

'Ahead of the Curve' - inspiring tribute to Franco Stevens and Curve Magazine

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Apr 13, 2024

The documentary film "Ahead of the Curve," directed by Jen Rainin and Rivkah Beth Medow, tells the long-awaited real-life story of Franco Stevens and her groundbreaking career as founding publisher of Curve Magazine.

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

Going Out, April 11-19, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 11, 2024

We've got a great line-up of arts and nightlife events, from fun nightlife to impressive art exhibits and rousing plays and musicals. Check it out this week and every week in Going Out.

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

Oh, 'Mary & George'! — Starz series' royal bed-hopping antics

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 9, 2024

The new seven-episode limited series, "Mary & George," streaming now on Starz, is probably the gayest, bawdiest series ever screened on TV. It raises carnal intrigue and scheming within a monarchy to new heights of audacity and salaciousness.

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

'Kristina Wong: Sweatshop Overlord' — an inspiring agit-pop monologue at the Strand

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 9, 2024

In "Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord," the titular, jocular, Inner Sunset-raised performance artist's latest solo show, now playing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater, that short hop back to the pandemic years feels shockingly epochal.

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

Netflix's 'Ripley' — Caravaggio, queer glances, and pictorial piazzas

  • by Joshua Polanski
  • Apr 9, 2024

The new eight-episode limited series "Ripley" stars the beloved Andrew Scott in a dark, calculating, and alluring run at the character Tom Ripley, based on Patricia Highsmith's first in a best-selling series of books.

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

Preserving queer history with Kickass Queers and The Queercore Podcast

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 9, 2024

More often than not, queer history is either forgotten or rewritten until it bears little resemblance to what really happened. Now, two podcasts seek to set the record straight, so to speak, by telling our stories accurately.

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

Garrard Conley's remarkable debut novel, 'All the World Beside'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Apr 9, 2024

Garrard Conley's debut novel, "All the World Beside," set in Puritan 18th-century America, involves a covert male love story as linear as human life, with its twists and turns, flash-forwards and flashbacks, that make it compelling.

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

Armen Davoudian's 'The Palace of Forty Pillars' — gay Iranian poet's collection emits new light

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Apr 9, 2024

With "Forty Pillars," Tin House introduces the arrival of a future star in modern poetry and a gay Iranian who emigrated from Iran to America in 2018 when he was 17.

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 5, 2024

Celebrate the sound of new music by Isle of Klezbos, The Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue, Melissa Errico's second Sondheim album, and a tribute to the late Nanci Griffith.

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

Going Out, April 4-12, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2024

We've sprung into spring action with a blossoming array of arts and nightlife events in Going Out.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

John-Andrew Morrison returns to 'A Strange Loop' at A.C.T.

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2024

John-Andrew Morrison returns in "A Strange Loop," the Tony and Pulitzer-winning musical being remounted by American Conservatory Theater with its original Broadway creative team, beginning later this month.