Archive for January, 2012

Honestly Abe Musical Opens Thursday In Times Square
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Honestly Abe Musical Opens Thursday In Times Square

New NYC Production Explores 16th President’s Young Life GBMNews We’ve all learned in school about Abraham Lincoln, the iconic Civil War President who changed the course of American history, ending the institution of slavery and restoring the divided Union, and setting the country on a course for greatness.  We remember Lincoln for his Gettysburg Address, […]

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Notables, Fans Turn out For Delvon Johnson’s Book Signing
By January 31, 2012 Read More →

Notables, Fans Turn out For Delvon Johnson’s Book Signing

Hue-Man Bookstore Event Draws Crowd, Author Appears In Queens This Sunday By Nathan James Executive Editor The Hue-Man Bookstore in NYC’s Harlem section was packed last Friday as scores of fans and notables from film, stage, TV, radio, and literature came out for local author Delvon Johnson’s gala book signing.  The event, promoted by Camille […]

The silence over gay footballers
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

The silence over gay footballers

There are currently around 5,000 professional footballers in Britain, but none are openly gay. Amal Fashanu, niece of Justin Fashanu, asks why no gay player has followed in her uncle’s boots in nearly 25 years. By Amal Fashanu My late uncle, Justin Fashanu remains the only professional footballer in Britain ever to come out publicly […]

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Cleveland Play House to Present “Radio Golf” at Allen Theatre
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Cleveland Play House to Present “Radio Golf” at Allen Theatre

Terry Bellamy, James Craven in Cleveland Play House’s production of Radio Golf directed by Lou Bellamy Photo by Lauren B. Photography By Mark Horning Lou Bellamy, Artistic Director of the acclaimed Penumbra Theatre, will direct the Cleveland Play House production of Radio Golf, the Tony Award®-nominated finale of playwright August Wilson’s unprecedented ten-play cycle chronicling […]

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Highlighting diversity of black dancers is the goal of Toronto event
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Highlighting diversity of black dancers is the goal of Toronto event

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Rachael McLaren in performance. Photo by Andrew Eccles By Paula Citron As members of the International Association of Blacks in Dance would tell you, “blacks in dance” and “black dance” are two very different concepts. “What is white dance? No one has ever been asked to define that term,” says […]

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Two Major Initiatives Launched To Eradicate New HIV Infection in Children
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Two Major Initiatives Launched To Eradicate New HIV Infection in Children

Former Facebook executive joins business leaders to connect the world via social media to fight the scourge of mother-to-child HIV transmission DAVOS, Switzerland – Two groundbreaking initiatives, aimed at realistically achieving the once-unthinkable goal of ending new HIV infections among children by the end of 2015, were launched simultaneously at the World Economic Forum’s Annual […]

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Barney Frank to get married
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Barney Frank to get married

By Matt Stout U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, the openly gay Newton Democrat who announced his retirement in November, plans to marry his longtime partner in a Massachusetts ceremony, Frank’s spokesman confirmed today. There is no timetable for when Frank, 71, and his partner Jim Ready plan to marry, said spokesman Harry Gural, nor did he […]

Atlanta: Outwrite Bookstore closes its doors for good
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Atlanta: Outwrite Bookstore closes its doors for good

ATLANTA – Outwrite Bookstore, long a staple of Atlanta’s gay community, announced Thursday morning that it is officially closed for business. An email from Outwrite owner Philip Rafshoon went out Thursday morning along with a note on Outwrite’s Facebook page. “We regret to inform you that effective January 26, 2012, Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse is […]

Thabo Mbeki compares laws against gays to apartheid
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Thabo Mbeki compares laws against gays to apartheid

Faith leaders laud President Mbeki and global leaders who act against persecution As hundreds of churches across the United States are preparing to light a candle this Sunday for David Kato on the first anniversary of his assassination, church leaders praised David Kato’s life and the lives all advocates throughout the world who daily risk […]

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Gay actors say coming out affects roles they get
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Gay actors say coming out affects roles they get

Equity survey finds only 57% of gay actors feel they can be open about their sexuality to their agents By Alex Needham A survey has revealed that gay actors still feel that coming out affects the roles they get to play. Though recent years have seen successful, out actors from Russell Tovey to Ian McKellen […]

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