Category Archives: Lesbian

Broadway Bares STRIP U

More than 150 of New York’s hottest dancers will be hitting the books ― figuratively, at least ― this June, but the lessons they’ll impart are decidedly not for kids.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS officials whetted fans’ appetites for “Broadway Bares: Strip U” this week with some steamy photos and a behind-the-scenes video. The 27th installment of the wildly popular Broadway-meets-burlesque fundraiser will feature a collegiate theme, and its chiseled cast will “school” audiences with steamy art, math and sport-themed dance numbers. This year’s show will hit New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom June 18 and will be directed by Nick Kenkel, whose Broadway credits include “Catch Me If You Can,” “Evita” and “The Wedding Singer.”

“Class will be in session this summer at the only college campus where clothing is optional and bodacious burlesque is always in the curriculum,” officials wrote in a press release, before promising “a science lab exploding with sizzling chemistry or sculpted studs exhibiting model behavior in art class.”

Created in 1992 by Tony-winning “Kinky Boots” director Jerry Mitchell, the event has raised more than $15.8 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a nonprofit group dedicated to AIDS-related causes across the U.S. Previous installments of the show have ranged from 2012’s fairy tale-themed “Happy Endings” to 2016’s tech-driven fantasy “On Demand.”

 GET TICKETS AND Read more about “Broadway Bares: Strip U” here.

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WE Bike New York City November 6th

WE Bike NYC is holding their 2nd annual event, WE PARTY featuring live music by Bugs in the Dark and Wise Girl!
WE Bike NYC is a group based in New York City open to all women,
transgender, and gender nonconforming people who enjoy biking (or think
they might). WE Bike NYC aims to break down barriers to cycling by
offering social rides, training rides, mechanics workshops and ride
scholarships. Through innovative programming on and off the bike and
partnerships with local communities, WE Bike NYC creates a supportive
environment for women, girls, transgender and gender nonconforming
people to get where they want to go.

Wise Girl is led by the powerful vocals of frontwoman Abby Weitz, Wise Girl’s 10-track debut LP entitled You’ll Just Have To Wait
is filled with power chords, driving beats and authentic lyrics ripped
straight from the band’s personal experiences. Check out their latest
single, “So Broken,” HERE.

WE’re having our 2nd
Annual WE PARTY!! Help us continue doing what WE do and offering our
programming free of charge by attending this party/benefit for $15. IT’S
OPEN TO ALL GENDERS and yes, there’s BIKE PARKING thanks to
Transportation Alternatives’ NYC Bike Ambassadors

EVENT INFO

WHO: Wise Girl
WHAT: We Party 2
WHEN: November 6th, 2013
WHERE: The Grand Victory
245 Grand Street/ Brooklyn, NY
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Antigone Rising at New Yorks Mercury Lounge April 12th

I hope everyone grabbed TIME magazine this past with 2 historic gay covers!

Have you heard of NY’s Antigone Rising?? One of the band
members, Kristen Ellis-Henderson, is on the  girl cover of Time
Magazine along with her wife Sarah. The issue features “portraits of the
gay marriage revolution” and boldly declares “Gay marriage already
won.”



Antigone Rising has been an all-female force to be reckoned with in
the country rock world since their debut release in 2005. After more
than a decade of relentless touring and critical acclaim, the band
(Kristen Ellis-Henderson, Cathy Henderson, Dena Tauriello, and Nini
Camps) is poised to release a new EP in 2013. The first single is “That Was The Whiskey,” a foot-stomping, rollicking good time co-written by Lori McKenna.

The band is performing on Fri., 4/12 at Mercury Lounge!

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Christine Quinn…A Gay Mayer for New York City?

 A Lesbian Mayor?  Long seen as a leading contender, City Council Speaker Christine
Quinn
formally launched Sunday what she hopes will be a history-making
mayoral bid.

A veteran of city politics, Quinn would be a groundbreaking mayor
across two personal dimensions: She would be the first female and first
openly gay mayor to lead the nation’s largest city.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released last week, 37 percent of Democratic voters favor Quinn, meaning she’s closing in on the coveted 40 percent mark needed to avoid a run-off primary.

In other good news for Quinn, 78 percent of New York City voters are
either “comfortable” or “enthusiastic” about the prospect of an openly
gay New York City mayor.

In fact, more New Yorkers are in favor of a gay mayor than they are
with a business executive running the city. Only 57 percent of New
Yorkers in the poll said they were “comfortable” or “enthusiastic” about
the prospect of another Bloomberg-like candidate. 

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Rosie Leaves Chicago for New York City

A report on the Huffington Post
cites an “insider” who says Ms. O’Donnell was not happy about commuting
from her New York home to tape the show at Oprah Winfrey’s former Near
West Side studio.  (WTF?   She just bough a condo  in Chicago!)

She’s also found it more difficult to persuade guests
to travel to Chicago that it would be to book them on a New York-based
show, the source said. –  well of course. Dah.

The news came on the same day that reports said Ms. O’Donnell had found a buyer for her Lakeview home six months after she bought it. It had been listed on the market for just a day.

Ms.
O’Donnell bought the Chicago property as she began taping “The Rosie
Show,” which took over Harpo Studios after Ms. Winfrey ceased production
on the “Oprah Winfrey Show” to focus on her OWN network.

“The Rosie Show” has undergone changes since its debut. Ms. O’Donnell recently cut staff and stopped filming before a studio audience.

REALITY is the show has had poor ratings and yes, there are more stars  in NYC to pull from and they don’t have to pay for airfare to Chicago!

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NJ Bridal Salon Refuses to sell to Lesbians


 HOW STUPID IS THIS STORE?! 

Here Comes the Bride in New Jersey, is making news for refusing to sell a gown to a lesbian who plans to marry in neighboring New York, which legalized same-sex marriage earlier this summer.

Alex Genter has complained that the manager at Here Comes the Bride in Somers Point, N.J., lectured her about her gay lifestyle after Genter crossed out the word “groom” and replaced it with “partner” and her fiancee’s name on paperwork she filled out for her planned purchase. “She said she wouldn’t work with me because I’m gay,” said Genter, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. “She also said that I came from a nice Jewish family, and that it was a shame I was gay. She said, ‘There’s right, and there’s wrong. And this is wrong.’ “

Genter visited Here Comes the Bride this month along with her parents and other family members for a day of dress-shopping, according to the article. She is planning to marry next summer in New York, which in June became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage.


The decision has prompted thousands of couples in neighboring states that don’t recognize same-sex marriage, such as New Jersey, to plan their nuptials in New York. But as Bernadette Coveney-Smith, who specializes in planning gay weddings, explained last month to the Los Angeles Times, it can be a struggle for couples to find dress shops, florists and other vendors who are comfortable working with same-sex couples.

Since the New Jersey incident made news, Here Comes the Bride has been hammered by hundreds of scathing reviews on Yelp, and a Facebook page called Boycott Here Comes the Bride has attracted 433 followers. The woman who refused to work with Genter, and who has been identified as “Donna,” told a Philadelphia Daily News columnist that she had indeed rejected Genter’s business but accused the angry bride of “stirring up drama” by going public about the incident.

Donna said she was trying to arrange a meeting with Genter’s parents in an apparent attempt to smooth things over, the Daily News said, but she didn’t say anything about meeting with Genter herself. – I wouldn’t even take a free gown from this salon at this point. 


The Yelp reviews, meanwhile, have become so rabid that Yelp reportedly is considering removing those that don’t abide by its policy of commenting on a business, not employees’ beliefs.

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NY Posts Andrea Peyser calls Chaz A Drag On Us

IN Monday’s edition of the New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser took it upon herself to find fault with Chaz doing what he has done and in the commentary titled “Chaz a real drag for gay community” not only shows her ignorance of being transgender but also knows nothing of the story of Chaz’s decision to seek his true self and in what this writer and I would dare say others who read the column would classify Peyser’s commentary as nothing less than homophobic.


Peyser uses a couple of LGBT groups or websites and their indignation over Chaz plus spews her own venom as in this opening sentence, Now — to her mom’s horror and the dismay of her lesbian girlfriend — she’s transformed. Chastity has morphed into the body of a plump, seemingly happy-go-lucky, middle-aged guy named Chaz.

Our buddy  and AP Award Winning Journalist LYNDON EVANS gives his 2 cents over at  Focus on the Rainbow.  It’s a MUST-READ!





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New York City Dyke March and Parties

Since 1993, when the Lesbian Avengers organized the first Dyke March in Washington, D.C. at the March on Washington, and then again in New York in June, dykes have come out to demonstrate for rights and visibility.

Every year, thousands of dykes march down 5th Avenue to Washington Square Park on the Saturday before the NYC Pride Parade. Drummers up front near the banner rally the marchers out into the street and keep the rhythm going all the way down to the Village.
 
Signs proclaim political and personal slogans like “I’ll be satisfied when every dyke can be out” and “I’ll be satisfied when my mother can say the word lesbian.” We’ve seen giant lesbian puppets, a swimming pool complete with bathing beauties pulled along by strapping gals, SuperDyke in a rainbow cape, and of course: the fabulous marshals, those tireless and dedicated dykes, who lead the march in the front, run down the street blocking the traffic on the sides, and bring up the rear of the march.

The Dyke March is for self-identified women, supporters cheer us on!

THE 18th ANNUAL NYC DYKE MARCH
Saturday, June 26, 2010      Stepoff from Bryant Park (W 42nd St/5th Ave) at 5 pm, sharp!

**WE ARE ALWAYS SEEKING MARSHALS!
Run down 5th, keep the March moving, help marchers stay safe and informed,
meet other women, and get your official TWAT TEAM T-Shirt!

Attend one of two trainings:
Monday, June 14, 7 – 9 pm – Bluestockings (172 Allen Street)
OR       Saturday, June 19, 1 – 3 pm – LGBT Community Services Center    (208 West   13th Street)
Want to marshal but can’t make a training?
Email us for more   information at     dykesATdykemarchnycDOTorg

HAPPY HOUR RAFFLE FOR THE DYKE MARCH!

Thursday, June 17, 6:30 pm (ticket drawing at 8:00 pm) at the Stonewall Inn (53 Christopher Street)

Join us at the historic Stonewall Inn for drinks, mingling, and a raffle with prizes from NYC restaurants, Yankees Tickets, Mets Tickets, Rony Tennenbaum Jewelry, Circle Line Cruises, Ms. Magazine, A Gift Certificate from Sam Ash, US Open Tickets, Staceyann Chin, A special L Word Package, and our favorite lesbian-owned sex shop – Babeland!

PLUS   POST DYKE MARCH SPECTACULAR!    Saturday, June 26, 2010, 8 ’til late!
Join us for the Post-Dyke March Spectacular at Gingers  – The ONLY after-party that funds the March (banners, marshal materials, meeting space, training space, website, noisemakers, signs, and everything else!)

The  Best of Gay New York

 

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