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Gay night at the museum

Last week, with help from local LGBT activists the Welcoming Committee, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum bridged the gap between "historical landmark" and "sexy party."

By ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 01, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day v. Gays

You wouldn't know it from this past weekend's green-beer bonanza, but South Boston is changing: real-estate prices are on the rise, and longtime residents are being squeezed out as a more affluent — and, as I wrote about in 2009, often more gay — demogr
March madness
By ERICA CORSANO  |  March 23, 2012
Review: Tomboy

Review: Tomboy(1)

In this lovely feature from the French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, Laure, a 10-year-old tomboy decides after moving into a new neighborhood, to pretend that she's a boy, Mikael, as a way to fit in with the local kids.
Céline Sciamma's lovely feature
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011

Speaking with Howard Solomon about his years of LGBT research

When Howard Solomon's name was submitted as a nominee for the Catalyst for Change Award, the highest honor given by the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at the University of Southern Maine, the center's board agreed very easily to bestow it upon th
Finding — and preserving — unheard voices
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 21, 2011
Weekend short take 3

Review: Weekend

This appealing gay-themed drama, written and directed with intelligence by Andrew Haigh, is a British cousin to the American mumblecore movement, as two twentysomething guys meet, have sex, talk, have more sex, have much more chat, and get closer and cl
Gay-themed drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 14, 2011
events at Boston Pride 2011

The 2011 Guide To Pride

Seven years of same-sex marriage. Traditionally, that's the amount of time it takes for straight folks to get sick of looking at each other over the breakfast table.
Scratching the seven-year itch

Bronski: Thoughts on the 7th Anniversary of marriage equality in Massachusetts

At the same time that we celebrate the seventh anniversary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts granting same-sex couples the right to marry, we must renew...
By Michael Bronski  |  May 17, 2011

Built for two: Bike Porn 4

Sano — Portland bike enthusiast, ordained minister, and curator/instigator of the annual Bike Porn touring film festival — was released from Canadian custody not long after this alleged exchange (which he reported on his Facebook page). Which is lucky f
By TOM MEEK  |  April 01, 2011
Refuge at Church

Refuge at Church

Those seeking a judgment-and-Top-40-free zone would do well to check out Refuge, a spankin' new monthly LGBT underground music night. The Grand Opening Party has...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  September 09, 2010
Trash Hall at Temple Sound and Stage

Trash Hall at Temple Sound and Stage

If Leather Night Out at Ramrod is starting to seem like old hat (oh, really?), then perhaps the brand-spankin'-new party Trash Hall will spark your...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 26, 2010
GirlSpot Bar at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square

GirlSpot Bar at Tommy Doyle's Harvard Square

A new lesbian night launched last month in the spirit of Guerrilla Queer Bar, the first-Friday LGBT ambush on a straight bar that's tons of...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 26, 2010


Gay marriage ruins everything

That double rainbow is obscured by those double husbands!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  August 20, 2010

Federal trans-formation

The LGBT community has had its complaints about Barack Obama and his administration, particularly concerning the pace of eliminating the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, and passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Frustrating on high-profile LGBT issues, Barack Obama has moved quickly, with little fanfare, on gender-identity issues.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2010

Review: Eyes Wide Open

Though Hair Tabakman’s intense melodrama seethes with eroticism, for most of the film the only flesh on view is the raw meat in Aaron’s (Zohar Shtrauss, who with his beard looks like Dostoevsky) butcher shop in a stark Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Melancholy spirituality
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Comic: HPV doesn't discriminate

One lesbian's story, through her own comics, on being diagnosed with HPV
How could this happen?
By KATIE MEGAPHONE DIAMOND  |  September 04, 2009
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Ho-Hos and air guitars

The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during
Planning a same-sex wedding
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009

Letters to the Portland Editor: July 10, 2009

A recent EqualityMaine campaign letter claimed that gay marriage is "the fight for our lives." I wonder whose lives they are talking about, when AIDS service organizations and community health/reproductive clinics across the state have been tightening
Dump gay marriage and regroup!

Benign neglect?

If you are gay or lesbian, or if you care about realizing social justice, you must be wondering when Obama is going to turn his attention to the fact that one in 10 of the nation's more than 230 million adults are second-class citizens.
It's time Obama moved vigorously to advance gay and lesbian rights
By EDITORIAL  |  June 26, 2009

Pride at 39

Not to downplay this year's Pride Week or anything, but the annual weeklong mélange of events geared toward New England's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is just one year shy of its 40th anniversary. Which makes it sort of like the nigh
One year shy of middle age, Boston Pride Week has the times on its side
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 29, 2009

I'm coming out!

I'm not one of those naive assholes who believes that I'm inherently in tune with the LGBT experience because I have a gay friend, or because I totally made out with girls while I was a freshman at Sarah Lawrence.
Leaving the closet just isn't what it used to be. Thank God.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 29, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: March 6, 2009

It was refreshing to read an article ("Hope For Young Homebuyers," by Deirdre Fulton) that portrays what truly is happening with today's real-estate market.
Truth is — it is a great time to jump into real estate and purchase a home.