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New York’s LGBT Athletes Rev Up for Gay Games 9

New York’s LGBT Athletes Rev Up for Gay Games 9

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | When as many as 9,000 athletes gather in Cleveland August 9-16 for Gay Games 9 (GG9), at least one New Yorker will be able to say he’s seen it all. Charlie Carson, 59, attended the very first Gay Games in San Francisco in 1982. Since then, he’s returned to San Francisco and […]

Very Committed Clowning

Very Committed Clowning

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | Sitting on the set of “Legends,” the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus that is performing in the New York area through March 23, DJ Weiss was carefully applying the clown make-up that he would wear through media appearances and two performances. “A lot of people think it’s a mask,” […]

The Magic of Molokai

The Magic of Molokai

BY DAVID NOH | I missed Gay Pride in New York, but living right on Christopher Street with the hordes on my doorstep — rather than celebrating in Central Park, with space, freedom, and less coralling cops, as we used to in the good old days — gives me a worthy excuse, I feel. Instead, I […]

The Pines No Longer Barren

The Pines No Longer Barren

BY JOSEPH EHRMAN-DUPRE |  This summer, make way for the Pines. The internationally known gay mecca is about to reclaim its status as the premiere summer nightlife capital with the grand re-opening of the Pavilion, a Fire Island institution. Just in time, too — the Pavilion is turning 60 this summer. But those who may […]

Home Place Like Noh

Home Place Like Noh

BY DAVID NOH | After staying away for four ridiculous years, the siren song got to be too much for me and I finally returned to my homeland of Honolulu for one delicious month. A truly legendary time was had, filled with the most yummy food, friendship, and romance — the sort of magical time […]

Lending a Hand to Peru, Returning to the Closet

Lending a Hand to Peru, Returning to the Closet

BY TYMON MANNING | As a muscled male model playfully flits across the screen on my favorite Peruvian show, “Combate,” my host sister calls him, in English, a butterfly. “Como se dice ‘butterfly’ en Español?” I innocently ask. “Homosexual,” she replies. A smile is all I can think of as an appropriate response. To pursue […]

Gay Hotel Opens in Times Square West

BY MICHAEL LUONGO | New York is now home to a new gay hotel, the self-styled “straight-friendly” Out NYC in Hell’s Kitchen, on 42nd between 10th and 11th Avenues. The 105-room hotel complex opened on March 1 with a rainbow ribbon-cutting, brought indoors because of rainy weather. First announced as a project nearly three years […]

Capital Returns

BY MICHAEL T. LUONGO | With summer here along with thoughts of quick, carefree weekend getaways, our sister city in tragedy, Washington D.C., might be far from your mind but I think you would be making a serious mistake if you avoid heading there. I had feared that all that had changed since the dark days […]