lgbtq en "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Breaking the Code</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by Hugh </span>Whitemore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is currently running on Barrington Stage Company’s </span>Boyd-Quinson<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Mainstage<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Pittsfield<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, MA through August </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Starring Mark H. Dold and directed by Joe Calarco, <em>Breaking the Code</em> tells the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who solved the German Enigma code during World War II, not knowing that, as a gay man, he’d fight a much harder personal battle at home.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 95408 at "Breaking The Code" At Barrington Stage "The Tolerance Trap" By Suzanna Walters <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Yes, there has been a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing.</p><p>In <em>The Tolerance Trap</em>, <a href="">Suzanna Walters</a> takes on received wisdom about gay identities and gay rights, arguing that we are not “almost there,” but on the contrary have settled for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than a robust claim to full civil rights.</p><p>Suzanna Danuta Walters has written and lectured extensively on sexuality, popular culture, and feminism and is currently the Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93313 at "The Tolerance Trap" By Suzanna Walters Big Gay Hudson Valley's Queen City Pride Celebration 6/5-6/8 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Big Gay Hudson Valley</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is holding their first-ever </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Queen City Pride</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> celebration in Poughkeepsie the weekend of June </span>5th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> through </span>8th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. They’ve given their classic “Pride Preview Weekend” a new date, new time, and a host of all-new events.</span></p><p>Events include Night Out At Vassar on Thursday June 5th; Big 80s Cosmic Bowling hosted by Trixie Starr on Friday, June 6th; Hudson Valley Gay Life Expo on Saturday June 7th; Beefcake Dinner also on the 7th; and the Big Gay Summer Picnic on Sunday, June 8th.</p><p>Here now to tell us more is Stephan Hengst, Co-Founder of Big Gay Hudson and the organizer of Queen City Pride.</p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 91337 at Big Gay Hudson Valley's Queen City Pride Celebration 6/5-6/8 Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York</a> will host Connections 2014 featuring Prof. Joy Ladin at Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, NY on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m.</p><p>“Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders” will be the theme of Ladin’s presentation as she shares her Jewish journey through the transition process —not just of changing genders, but of creating a new self.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 90406 at Women’s Philanthropy Of The Jewish Federation of NENY Present Joy Ladin UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay <p>University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon has announced he is gay.&nbsp; He is the first openly gay athlete in Division 1 men’s basketball.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Genny Beemyn, the director of the Stonewall Center at UMass Amherst – the campus L-G-T-B center.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:31:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 87798 at UMass Basketball Player Comes Out As Gay March is LGBT Health Month <p></p><p></p><p>The Empire State Pride Agenda announced the launch of its fifth annual LGBT Health Month this week. The campaign is designed to bring awareness to the unique health needs of the LGBT community.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 85272 at March is LGBT Health Month "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joe Donahue speaks with Chris Kluwe (author, gamer, nerd - and football player) about his book, <em><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0316236772&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies: On Myths, Morons, Free Speech, Football, and Assorted Absurdities</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0316236772" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71913 at "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" by Chris Kluwe Easton Mountain Retreat Center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="">The Easton Mountain Retreat Center</a> is an LGBTQ retreat center in Greenwich, New York. Part of Easton's mission as a non-profit organization is to work towards peace, nonviolence, and social justice and they are interested in cultivating the future leaders of America's gay rights movement.</p><p>Later this month, they will be holding their eighth consecutive summer program for LGBTQ youth, a four-day arts camp and leadership summit called Arts in the Woods. This weekend, they will also be holding a weekend-long LGBTQ music festival called Out in the Woods to fundraise for scholarships for disenfranchised young people to attend the camp.</p><p>John Stasio, Founder of Easton Mountain, and Wil Fisher, their Director of Youth Programming, join us to tell us more.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 70842 at Easton Mountain Retreat Center Lynn Faria, Empire State Pride Agenda - SCOTUS And Marriage Equality <p>We've seen two historic rulings today from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning gay marriage - the striking down of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and a ruling clearing the way for same sex marriages to resume in California.</p><p>WAMC's Ray Graf spoke with Lynn Faria, deputy executive director with <a href="">Empire State Pride Agenda</a>, for reaction to the decisions.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Ray Graf 67982 at Lynn Faria, Empire State Pride Agenda - SCOTUS And Marriage Equality LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College <p></p><p>Forty years ago, Richard Burns was a high school senior, getting ready to begin college at Hamilton in the fall. Today, he is the executive director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center in New York City. This afternoon, Richard Burns returns to Hamilton to speak on “LGBTQ Rights, Past and Present” at the Red Room in the Kirner-Johnson building. He spoke to WAMC about what it was like 40 years ago to be gay and in college</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 63618 at LGBT Leader Burns Returns To Hamilton College