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Review: Call Me Kuchu

David France's powerful How To Survive a Plague, recording the battle to obtain treatment in the early days of the AIDS crisis, has deservedly been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar.
Survival skills
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2013
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Scalia's moral feelings against homosexuality

The truth may surprise you.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  January 04, 2013
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Can Richard Tisei cure the GOP’s homophobia?

Two weekends ago, the elites of the Massachusetts LGBT community gathered at the Marriott Copley for the 31st annual Human Rights Campaign (HRC) New England Dinner Gala.

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 05, 2012
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How much damage could a President Romney do? Let us count the ways

Mitt Romney's penchant for saying whatever he thinks might get him elected creates a challenge for a country eager to discern what he would actually do as president.
One Nation Under Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 05, 2012

Challenging the cinematic norms of gay culture

There's no doubt that this fall will bring heated debates about gay rights, as Mainers vote on giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
Film Series
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 31, 2012
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Out in Maine: Summer 2012

Maine's GLBTQ Community & You
Maine's GLBTQ Community & You
By OUT IN MAINE  |  June 15, 2012


Strike down the heathen

"There is no basis in nature for a right to sodomy," Michael Heath told the Associated Press in March.
“Sodomy-based marriage”
By AL DIAMON  |  April 13, 2012
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'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
Secret histories
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 06, 2012
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Barney's Big Surprise

Long before The Sopranos and Jersey Shore introduced the nation to the ripe effusions of the New Jersey personality, voters in and around greater Boston had accepted Barney Frank as one of the more unusual players in the political game.
A working-class hero goes down kvetching. Plus, new hope in the fight against AIDS.
By EDITORIAL  |  December 02, 2011
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Jonathan Lee is back home, creatively and with his activism

When Jonathan Lee rose from the crowd at the Equality Maine Awards banquet last March to pledge $5000 to the pro-gay marriage effort, it's likely that many people in the room turned their heads in curiosity.
A Maine stalwart returns
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  November 04, 2011
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Review: Question One

When Joe Fox and James Nubile began work on their documentary, Question One , which covers 2009's gay-marriage battle from inside both camps, they had no idea that Marc Mutty would be such a compelling interviewee.
Documentary goes behind the scenes in Maine's 2009 gay-marriage fight
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 28, 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
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Chafee’s number

This week, we continue with a running feature, the Gubernatorial Scorecard. Every so often, we'll rate Lincoln Chafee from 1 to 10 on both the politics and substance of his most recent maneuverings.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: 2nd Story's spirited Speech & Debate

Considering the dark core at the center of Speech & Debate — a sexual predator — it might seem incongruous that Steven Karam's celebrated play is hilarious. But at 2nd Story Theatre, that dark cloud doesn't inhibit the sunshine as three intrepid h
Class action
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 15, 2011

Bus stopped?

Last week, the Rhode Island chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFBRI), sent an email blast to folks around the state, which contained the first two paragraphs of a press release issued by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority on June 3
The proposed RIPTA cuts are totally unacceptable
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 08, 2011
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Yankees suck

Theirs is a star-crossed love.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 01, 2011


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Angry art: ''Rhode Island Blows''

A few months back, openly gay Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox backed away from a same-sex marriage bill, which he believed would not pass, and threw his support behind civil unions.
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By GREG COOK  |  June 17, 2011
41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better

41 years of Pride: It really HAS gotten better


More photos from last year's Pride paradeIt's been 41 years since the first Boston Pride. We take Pride for granted now -- if there are...
By David Eisenberg  |  June 11, 2011

Review: Dramatic Rep's ambitious Gross Indecency

In the center of Gross Indecency 's simple, book-laden set sits a single green carnation in a crystal vase.
Wilde's trials
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 10, 2011

Westboro Baptist Church chickens out again


The cowardly Westboro Baptist Church hatemonger nutballs who were threatening to picket Seacoast Rep's performance of The Laramie Project last week never showed up, turning...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 28, 2011
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Will the Catholic Church kill gay marriage?

Rhode Island’s gay marriage moment has finally arrived. And the Catholic Church just might kill it.
Inside the high-stakes battle over same-sex nuptials in Rhode Island
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 25, 2011


Elementary, my dear Watson

But while the two humans challenging the metal mental giant on TV fared reasonably well, we were forced to admit that mere mortals such as P&J could not take on Watson at its full Linux server-backed power.
What is ... um ...; Satana, dead! Dead!; same-sex redux; talkin' 'bout a revolution
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 18, 2011

Westboro Baptist Church targets New Hampshire theater


On the godhatesfags.com website, a Westboro Baptist Church action protesting the performance of The Laramie Project at Seacoast Rep in Portsmouth is slated for next...
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 17, 2011
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What's gotten into Egypt?

Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2011
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Going Gaga for gay rights

Maine became a gay-rights battleground again this week, complete with junior-high-style political maneuvering and pop-culture madness.
Rally report
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 24, 2010

Jon Stewart: Collins vote part of being "run by a**holes"


From last night's Daily Show, here it is, your moment of Zen:  The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cAre We Run...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 23, 2010


[live video] UPDATED: Lady Gaga on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" at Deering Oaks


That's right -- as we reported earlier, Lady Gaga has decided to get up on a soapbox about DADT at a Servicemembers Legal Defense Network...
By Shaula Clark  |  September 20, 2010

Gaga for the Lady


Yep, Lady Gaga's coming to town today. It's part of a nationwide effort to repeal the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Watch for more...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 20, 2010

The POW myth

Peter Kadzis, you should know better!
Letters to the Boston editor, August 27, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 27, 2010
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Gay marriage ruins everything

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