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  • Speaking Their Truths

    Intersex individuals seek greater visibility and understanding By Jane Latus LGBTQIA+. In social movements, employment, journalism, education, and society at large, this acronym has become a familiar and widely accepted acknowledgment that our identities matter. While most of the letters have been widely recognized for years, those who identify as...

    September 18, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Continuous Care

    Middlesex Health is supporting transgender patients who face additional health concerns during the pandemic By Jane Latus We all heard the warning as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across Connecticut and the nation: Don’t let the fear of becoming infected stop you from seeking medical care when you need it. Otherwise,...

    September 18, 2020 / Featured Articles, Health & Wellness
  • Breaking Barriers

    The first transgender Mr. Connecticut Bear wants to bring people together By Jane Latus Masculine and rugged. Big and tall. Muscular or stocky. Above all, hirsute! The clichéd descriptions of a bear are physical and allow for only a little variability, mostly of weight. But Kylar Maldonado, Mr. Connecticut Bear...

    June 20, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Making Our Mark

    Activism and advocacy on the local level bring the greatest impact By Gannon Long  /  Photography by Bleeding Heart Shots *This is an updated, corrected version of a story that previously appeared in print Do you feel discouraged about the state of the world? Even the most rose-colored glasses are fogging up these days....

    June 8, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • WHAT A DRAG! DragCon may be postponed

    WHAT A DRAG! DragCon may be postponed But the spirit of fab, fun and fantasy is alive and well Written and photographed by Frank Rizzo Approaching the Jacob K. Javits Center on a bright fall morning on Manhattan’s West Side, a pair of drag queens sashayed along 11th Avenue, swinging their...

    June 4, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Ephraim Adamz Means Business

    Shining a spotlight on the queer community is this entrepreneur’s true passion By Quinn Roberts As the LGBTQ community continues to gain prominence and influence, both in and beyond Connecticut, many are curious to know: how can we promote LGBTQ-owned small businesses at a time when they are threatened? And just who...

    June 2, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Lessons for Life

    By Joe Bertolino / Photography by Stan Godlewski In 2012, when I was a candidate for the presidency of small college in northern New England, a professor asked me how I would deal with homophobia in that relatively conservative area. I replied that it would be a great conversation to...

    March 1, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Girl Talk

    In her latest tour, Kristin Chenoweth pays homage to the ladies By Cara Rosner / Photography courtesy of Mark Owens Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth has traveled the world performing but holds a special place in her heart for UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, where she’ll...

  • What’s in a Name?

    When it’s official, everything. By Jane Latus Shakespeare only asked the question because he already knew the answer: a rose by any other name can stink. “It might as well have been a Willy Wonka golden ticket!” Karleigh Webb says of the new driver’s license she (literally) skipped out of...

    March 1, 2020 / Featured Articles
  • Hitting Home

    Youth Continuum takes an innovative approach to tackling homelessness By Jane Latus On Grand Avenue in downtown New Haven – a short walk from Yale University and sharing the block with an Italian bakery, flooring store and dry cleaner – is a nondescript building where young lives are being changed....

    February 26, 2020 / Featured Articles

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