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How Do You ‘Queer’ a Pop Song?

An excellent tribute to a legendary gay dance party raises awesome gnarly questions.

New Documentary Spotlights Drama Behind US v. Windsor

The story behind the story of the most important gay-rights legal decision of our time.

No, ‘The Boys in the Band’ Is Anything But a Period...

Gays may be more comfortable in their sexuality, but internalized homophobia hasn't vanished.

How to Make a Black Man Disappear From Broadway

Here's what Ben Brantley did -- or didn't do -- in his review of "Angels in America" on Broadway.

James Comey, The Boulet Brothers and Other Monsters

Comey sees authority as the essence of goodness; he might have learned a better, more humanistic lesson from horror-drag reality TV hosts.

With ‘Judas,’ Phoenix Rep Revisits the Mark of Robert Patrick

The greatest story ever told, by one of the greatest LGBTQ playwrights ever known.

Peter Hujar Is a Better Photographer Than Robert Mapplethorpe

Hujar’s photos of artists and drag queens, skyscrapers and farm animals, and so much more animate a powerful retrospective at The Morgan.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Ruined Drag

Drag is, "Drag Race" notwithstanding, about knowing who you are, what society thinks of that and making humor, beauty and art from the mess of it.

Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane Lead a Celestial ‘Angels in America’

To quote Robert Browning: "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?"

On TV, It’s Raining Men: An Alienist and a Versace

Two recent shows were grim and stomach-turning. Why am I bored and ambivalent?

The Federation: Keeping Our Trump-Era Cultural Borders Open

A new coalition urges artists to be louder and more visible than ever.

What Makes Us Special Is What Makes Us Powerful

What I told my seven-year-old son and why it matters to artists and activists.

Gay Representation: Rising on TV, Not Musical Theater?

You can usually spot them a mile off, good for only quick quips and a "sashay away."

Why a 1947 Opera About Susan B. Anthony Feels Right Now

History comes around again in surprising ways. Places fall apart and are put back together. People come together, go away, and come back again....

In “Torch Song” Return, Fierstein Lights Beautiful Gay Flame

Michael Urie as Arnold Beckoff, Mercedes Ruehl as Ma Beckoff spark Kaufman's production.

Free, Free at Last: In Flux, US Playwright Finds Stability

"I’m looking forward to seeing all the protest theater in the next four years."

Actor Ben Curtis Launches Off-Broadway “Crusade”

"We have to find humanity in everything we do," Curtis says. "That's our job."

Barrier-Breaking GM Steve Asher Knows What’s Ridiculous

The Ridiculous could produce a show on their NEA grant alone. Not at TBTB.

A Pastor Responds to the Controversy of “Fabulous Story”

Rev. J. Manny Santiago on queer theology and why religion needs humor and satire.

Defining Diversity Down: The Meaning of Jesse Green

In an article in Exeunt Magazine (featuring, among others, CFR contributor Martha Wade Steketee), there's a thoughtful roundtable that gently laments the hiring of...
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