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The LGBT Issue

The LGBT Issue

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

October 2, 2017


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story, Uncategorized

A selection of LGBT voices weigh in on some of the issues within and surrounding their community.

‘Southwest of Salem’ Documents Prejudice in the Courtroom

‘Southwest of Salem’ Documents Prejudice in the Courtroom

By Tye Musante, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

Director Deborah S. Esquenazi's newest documentary "Southwest of Salem" follows the metaphorical witch hunt of the San Antonio Four, the four women who were wrongfully convicted of gang rape back in Texas in 2014.

Lesbian drama ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ brings controversy, profound emotions

Lesbian drama ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ brings controversy, profound emotions

October 24, 2013


Filed under Arts

  Hyped as the most controversial film of the year because of its NC-17 rating and arguably pornographic use of lesbian sex, “Blue is the Warmest Color” manages to not only live up to its reputation as a risqué film, but it actually surpasses these wild expectations by giving viewers mu...

Edith Windsor supports growing LGBT elder community at SAGE Gala

Edith Windsor supports growing LGBT elder community at SAGE Gala

October 22, 2013


Filed under News

LGBTQ advocates and special guests came together for the SAGE Awards and Gala, the evening of Oct. 21 at Gotham Hall. Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders reached half its fundraising goal of half a million dollars by the end of the night. SAGE is a nationwide organization based out of New York that se...