Arts & Culture


  • Setting the Stage

    Matthew Lopez’s “The Inheritance” ‘queers up’ “Howards End” and reveals a gay legacy By Frank Rizzo “The play and the project began very humbly,” says Matthew Lopez from his Brooklyn loft, munching lunch and looking back at his now-not-so-humble play’s early development. He’s talking about “The Inheritance,” the two-part, nearly...

    March 1, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • In Vogue

    New Haven choreographer embraces true self through dance By Quinn Roberts When you think of vogue and ballroom culture, you may think of fame and fortune – RuPaul, Beyoncé, Madonna, all these glamorous, wealthy Hollywood stars. You might be vaguely aware of vogue’s origins in queer, black communities, and you...

    February 26, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • George Takei’s Gay Trek of a Life

    The TV Star and Activist Reflects on His Journey By Frank Rizzo At age 68 in 2015, George Takei — most popularly known as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the ’60s television series “Star Trek” — came out publicly as a gay man. It was a watershed...

    February 26, 2020 / Arts & Culture
  • NPL’s Drag Queen Story Time Brings Inclusivity to Families

      As CT Voice had hoped, Norwalk’s Drag Queen Story Time returned to the Norwalk Public Library on Sunday, January 26th. Like many Story Time chapters around the country, the event was protested by various action groups in the state of New England—but with the terrific performances by Connecticut’s brightest...

    January 30, 2020 / Arts & Culture, The Sit Down
  • The Rainbow Library Community Reads Project Brings Queer Books to Queer Youth

      Audre Lorde, Michael Cunningham, Mark Doty, Sarah Schulman: many of our greatest writers have been queer, and in their novels, memoirs, poetry and plays, they’ve always made sure to foreground the legacy of LGBT culture. Yet, for all their hard work and influence, the public access to LGBT-affirming literature...

    January 14, 2020 / Arts & Culture, The Sit Down
  • Don’t Say That!

    40 of the worst words, phrases, and language likely to offend someone LGBTQ – a guide for our family and friends By Dawn Ennis Once you tell the world you’re gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, intersex, or any of the other identities out there, sooner or later, you can count...

    November 26, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • The Commissary: Get Whey-sted

    When it comes to diversity, fab food, and restaurants, Middletown has pretty much cornered the market. In fact, if we’re being completely honest right now, it just might be the coolest city in all of Connecticut. No whining from other not-Middletown cities about it either. It’s not personal, so get...

    November 20, 2019 / Arts & Culture, The Commissary, Voice Bits
  • Mann of His Word

    Author tells tales of history, Hollywood, and life through a gay lens By Frank Rizzo Best-selling author, professor, activist and chronicler of gay life, celebrity and history for more than 35 years, William J. Mann remembers an incident in 1991 when he was still in the closet to his family...

    November 9, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • It Takes Two

    Stars Bring a Taste of Broadway to Connecticut By Cara Rosner / Photography by Matthew Morrison Broadway fans, rejoice! Two of the biggest stars from The Great White Way, Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison, will perform an evening of classics during a candlelit cabaret at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the...

    October 29, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • The Commissary: It’s A Cosmic Thing

    Follow the rainbow over the stream, follow the fellow who follows a dream. Follow, follow, follow, follow, follloooowwwwww… the yellow brick road. Thank God for Munchkins. Without them Dorothy might have ended up as a casserole in the Wicked Witch of the West’s toaster oven. Or worse, in Newark. But...

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