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Books: Nell Zink’s smart and witty 2nd novel Mislaid

May 19, 2015

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“Looking for a brainy yet breezy novel that addresses gender, race, and class issues with levity and has a happy ending? Try Nell Zink’s Mislaid, her second published novel following her critically well-received debut The Wallcreeper in 2014.” — from my New York Journal of Books book review: Mislaid: A Novel by Nell Zink  “To […]

Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel | New York Journal of Books

August 8, 2013

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“David Ehrlich’s short stories, some of which describe the lives of both openly identified and closeted Israeli gay men, are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and sometimes both.” Read my review on New York Journal of Books and my additional remarks on examiner. Who Will Die Last author David Ehrlich

Question One, documentary about SSM ballot initiative, premieres in NY 10/19/12

October 5, 2012

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via examiner.com “The film portrays the two sides of the 2009 campaign without taking sides. The filmmakers spent the duration of the campaign embedded in both sides’ war rooms and strategy sessions and documented the private thoughts, insights, fears and conflicts expressed by key leaders as they crafted and created their messages and strategies.”

Book review: Left-Handed: Poems by Jonathan Galassi

March 20, 2012

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In my New York Journal of Books review I compare Jonathan Galassi’s new book Left-Handed: Poems to the movie Beginners and recommend it “to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.” via examiner.com  New York Journal of Books In the movie Beginners Christopher Plumber plays a man […]

“You’re Not Alone,” a moving “It Gets Better” video

August 5, 2011

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https://www.youtube.com/v/aJJPTDMLNzw?version=3

Seth Walsh 1997-2010

December 17, 2010

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via youtube.com Wendy Walsh tells the story of how her gay thirteen year-old son, Seth, took his life after his school failed to keep other students from bullying him because of his sexual orientation. The ACLU and Wendy Walsh are asking Seth’s School, and all schools, to take steps to stop anti-LGBT harassment.

Hide/Seek’ sponsor threatens to cut funding for Smithsonian

December 15, 2010

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The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, one of the principal sponsors of “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” demanded Monday that the Smithsonian restore the David Wojnarowicz video or the foundation would not fund future projects. The Wojnarowicz work, “A Fire in My Belly,” contains 11 seconds of an image of ants […]

Sat/Sun 10/23-24: Altneuland – Israeli Queer Cinema Festival – New York NY

October 22, 2010

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  Tomorrow October 23rd and Sunday October 24th NYU presents Altneuland, a two-day film festival of Israeli Queer Cinema. The seven movies included at the festival represent some of the finest selections from current Israeli LGBT cinema. Read the article and view the screenings schedule on examiner.com  

Fort Worth councilman offers hope to youths struggling with their sexuality | Local News

October 15, 2010

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Read the article on star-telegram.com A texas politician who gets it. Very moving. Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns reaches out to GLBT teens with a personal story and a message of hope. Keep a box of tissues handy.

A rabbinic response to the recent spate of young gay suicides – New York NY

October 6, 2010

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Shulamit Izen at Brown University’s Hillel In A Flood of Homophobia, a Davar Torah on Parashat Noach, Rabbi David Mitchellresponds to the recent spate of young gay men taking their own lives (including Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge) by asking us, as individuals and the Jewish […]