Arts & Culture

  • What is Queer Art?  

    How do we determine what represents a community? By Patrick J. Dunn Humanity is defined by our art – be it the sculptural ruins of ancient Egypt, the hand-crafted silks of Japan, the incredible collection of the Louvre, or the architectural marvels of Machu Picchu. Art comes from the soul...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture, Op-Ed
  • Mental Health in the Age of Coronavirus 

    These days, many in the LGBTQ community need help more than ever By Dawn Ennis Several months into the pandemic, we have settled into our new ’Rona Reality. We’ve all memorized the symptoms, what experts say we should and should not do to avoid the spread of coronavirus, and what to...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Taking the Stage 

    Jacob Padrón plans dramatic changes for New Haven theater By Frank Rizzo Jacob G. Padrón stands outside Long Wharf Theatre, located in the middle of the New Haven Food Terminal on the outskirts of the city. The building is closed and its large outdoor parking lot is nearly vacant. It’s oddly...

    September 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Woke Me When It’s Over

    For the last several years, America’s been sliding down the slippery slope of purging and purifying different aspects of our culture. Along with it, we have our own special brand of judgmentalism. The story goes something like this: In the early part of the 17th century, England was hostile to...

    July 29, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Schitt’s Creek: My (Queer Fantasy) Hometown

    How a once-reluctant viewer became a loyal fan By Frank Rizzo As the final episode of the TV series “Schitt’s Creek” neared, I knew I didn’t want to say goodbye to these characters I had come to love – and to the fictional town they called home. But in my heart,...

    June 26, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Speaking Volumes

    Yale’s Beinecke Library is home to a growing number of LGBTQ treasures By Frank Rizzo  /  Photography by Tony Bacewicz The archives of gay activist Larry Kramer, furniture of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, diaries of photographer George Platt Lynes; the papers of writers such as David Rakoff, Langston Hughes, David Sedaris, David...

    June 24, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Calling all LGBTQ+ Dads & Grads!

    June is a special time of year for many reasons. Not only is it Pride Month, but also a time for honoring our fathers and recent graduates! This year stands out as an especially important time for remembering them all. COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down and disrupted so...

    June 18, 2020 / Arts & Culture

    No global pandemic will stand in the way of Connecticut Pride By Quinn Roberts With the Covid-19 pandemic throwing so much into turmoil, it wasn’t totally clear how we should spend our weeks in quarantine. Our concerns ran the gamut from the political to the personal, the universal to the intimate....

    June 6, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Sarah Prager Wants Us to Become Rainbow Revolutionaries

      As June approaches and the quarantine remains, it looks like we’ll be celebrating Pride Season a little different than usual. Regardless, it’s still the perfect time to learn about our community and celebrate the changes we’d made to history. And what better way to do that than supporting one...

    May 13, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • Kamora’s Cultural Corner Keeps Artists in Action Through COVID-19

      In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing quarantine, it’s a given that so many of our beloved small businesses, organizations and artists are making transitions to the Internet. But just how is that transition going? Our friends at Kamora’s Cultural Corner have used the quarantine as an...

    May 5, 2020 / Arts & Culture

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