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Musical About Gay Teen Boys Banned from Prom Will Get Premiere

Casting has been announced for Prom Queen, which will open in Canada.<p>The Segal Centre for Performing Arts will present the world premiere of <i>Prom</i> …

Gay Gotham: art and underground culture in New York – in pictures

The Museum of the City of New York is to present Gay Gotham, examining the artistic subcultures that have traditionally thrived in the city among the LGBT community. The exhibition will run until 27 February 2017

Subculture

'Moonlight' explores often unseen gay, black male experience | Reuters

(Reuters) - A film about a young black impoverished man’s struggle with his sexuality hopes to give a voice to characters not often seen in movies, according to the cast and director of “Moonlight.”<p>“Moonlight,” which debuted on Thursday at the London Film Festival after receiving strong reviews …

DC's 'Batwoman' Solo Series Will Honor Her Queer Sexuality

At New York Comic Con this year, DC Entertainment announced its <i>Batwoman</i> solo comic book series, which the publisher intends to distribute as part of …

Comic Books

100 years of queer nyc art from greer lankton to robert mapplethorpe

Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York celebrates the radical creativity of queer artists in the face of oppression, through photographs, illustrations, and personal ephemera.<p>From downtown Pride marches to the ballrooms of Harlem and the South Bronx, New York City's history is hugely …

Watch the Pantsuit Flash Mob Two Women Made to Inspire Your Vote

Imagined by Celia Rowlson-Hall and her partner Mia Lidofsky, a pantsuit-laden flash mob hit the streets of New York with an uplifting show of support …

Five queer films to see at the BFI London Film Festival

We can probably all agree that 2015 gifted us with a bumper crop of queer cinema. There was the stunning <i>Carol</i>, of course, adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s iconic novel, starring Hollywood heavyweights Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Then there was the searing <i>Tangerine</i>, shot entirely on iPhones, a …

Brace Yourself for More Homophobic Attacks on Anderson Cooper

So much of what is said during a presidential debate is merely implied — even in a debate as ugly as the one we witnessed on Sunday.<p>There was Donald …

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On LBGTQ Rights

LBGTQ rights is one area in which the presidential candidates differ radically. While Hillary Clinton promotes expansion of rights and protections …

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Sara Ramirez Comes Out As Bisexual

She opened up about her sexuality while speaking on behalf of homeless LGBT youth.<p>Broadway and television actress Sara Ramirez opened up about her sexuality while speaking at a Saturday seminar for homeless LGBT youth.<p>The 41-year-old “Grey’s Anatomy” star used her Oct. 8 appearance at the True …

You Probably Haven't Heard a Transgender Love Story Like This One

Sharon Shattuck made a documentary growing up with a transgender father—and parents who stayed together.<p>When Sharon Shattuck was a young girl, her sister found a photograph of their father dressed in women's clothing. With that photo, they first learned that their father was transgender, a woman …

LGBTQI

Why more and more women are identifying as bisexual

The Office of National Statistics has released its latest data on sexual identities in the UK, and some striking patterns jump out – especially when …

LGBTQI

Protesters Overtake Philly Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

A group of protesters overtook Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney's annual Pride flag raising ceremony on Sunday, demonstrating against alleged racism in …

J.K. Rowling doesn't know how to write about America

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Fans are disappointed by J.K. Rowling's stories on wizards in the United States.</b><b><br>•</b><b>Rowling has made numerous</b> <b>factual mistakes about American history.<br>•</b><b>The 'Harry Potter' author also did not make American wizards very likable.</b><p>With her new film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find …

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Photographer Yusuke Suzuki: Discovering the meaning of war

Japanese photographer Yusuke Suzuki has just received the Award for Young Emerging Talents at the Berlin Photo Biennial. To understand what war …

Mike Pence and Donald Trump disagree on a heck of a lot of issues

From their very first joint interview, it was clear Donald Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence — a deeply conservative and now establishment figure in American politics — were going to have some awkward moments on the campaign trail.<p>In past months, Pence has played the loyal running …

Here's What the Economic Pundits Said on Twitter About the Vice Presidential Debate

Social Security and the national debt were front and center.<p>As Indiana governor Mike Pence and Virginia senator Tim Kaine clashed during Tuesday …

There’s a reason why this election is all about the lesser of two evils – and it’s a trend that may come to define politics as we know it<p>Trump isn’t <i>fit</i> to serve as president of the United States. Clinton isn’t relating <i>emotionally</i> to the electorate. These points of contention seem to be at the heart …

Political Science

Donald Trump: A President for All Americans

The establishment calls him a B-list entertainer who doesn’t understand policy, a jingoistic cowboy who can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes. Democrats and left-leaning media twist his words about individual liberty, economic empowerment and homeland security into a message of “hate” and …

Fact check: Pence vs. Kaine in the VP debate

<i>Corrections and Clarifications: We removed an item from this story regarding the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email system. We misattributed a quote to Pence based on a</i> <i>live rushed transcript</i> <i>that proved to be inaccurate. Kaine said that the FBI “concluded that not one reasonable</i> …

AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts:<p>DEMOCRAT TIM KAINE: While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton "worked a tough negotiation with nations around the world to eliminate the Iranian …