Arts & Culture


  • Vogue instructor Anthony Duff Jr. Brings it to the Center

      When you think of vogue and Ballroom culture, you probably think of fame and fortune. You think of Ru Paul, Beyoncé, Madonna, all these glamorous wealthy Hollywood stars. You might be vaguely aware of vogue’s origins in low-income queer black communities, and you might want to try it out...

    September 17, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • The Commissary: Feelin’ Wonton

    Song Restaurant (West Hartford, Connecticut) Feelin’ Wonton There ought to be a sign taped to the door of Song, West Hartford warning patrons to run while they still can. It wouldn’t be great for business, which probably explains why they haven’t done it yet. But it seems only fair considering that...

    September 12, 2019 / Arts & Culture, The Commissary
  • Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus

      The holidays might seem far away, but the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus is already gearing up for its eighth season–and they’re looking for new members! “We’re not the new kids on the block anymore,” says Robert Reader, executive director of the HGMC. With a continued effort towards community outreach...

    August 20, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Tiana Maxim and Sylvia Heart say Cancer is a Drag!

    Drag culture has always sought to advocate for charity, and the queens of Connecticut are no different! For the sixth year in row, CT queen Barbara Streetsand brought her annual cancer benefit to Bugsys in Hamden, CT, in fundraising efforts for the Discovery to Cure program at Yale School of...

    August 13, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Be Seen Exhibition at The Wadsworth Atheneum

    Mickalene Thomas’ “Racquel with Les Trois Femmes,” a 2018 chromogenic print, is a feminist re-imagining of “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe” by Édouard Manet. (Wadsworth Atheneum) The Stonewall riots of 1969 are generally regarded as the genesis of the modern gay rights movement, wherein our struggle for liberation became “seen” by...

    July 14, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Randy Rainbow Returns to Ridgefield

    By Dawn Ennis   He’s back, bitches! Political satirist and YouTube personality Randy Rainbow returns to Connecticut June 13 and 14 at the landmark Ridgefield Playhouse, entertaining audiences with live musical parodies and classic clips of his viral videos. Although he’s a familiar face to millions who watch him online, Rainbow,...

    May 27, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Writing His Next Act

    Playwright Jeremy O. Harris looms large as he talks about the past – and the future   By FRANK RIZZO   At six-foot-five, sporting a towering Afro and wearing a mustard yellow Acne Studios denim outfit and black Doc Martens, Jeremy O. Harris could stop traffic – or at least act as a warning...

    May 27, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Out Film CT’s annual festival returns to Hartford

    By Cara Rosner One of Connecticut’s largest annual LGBTQ events will soon return, as the Out Film CT festival once again brings the latest films – and thousands of viewers – to the capital city. This year’s festival will take place from May 31 to June 8 at sites including...

    May 20, 2019 / Arts & Culture
  • Raising the Curtain

    LGBTQ students find theater a welcoming home where they can truly be themselves By Jane Latus Who says theater attracts people who crave attention? For LGBTQ kids, it turns out, theater’s lure is that it’s a place where they can be themselves – or, briefly, escape. “I cut my hair...

    February 21, 2019 / Arts & Culture

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