Issue 366

A Review and Analysis of The Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures: A Glorious Production of an Astonishing New Comedy that’s Still Coming Into Being

The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures by Tony Kushner now in its dazzling world premiere at the Guthrie Theater, is evolving into what may end up being the quintessential comedy of the aughts (’00s) about American family life. Set in Brooklyn, 2007, its timely inclusion and rich development of themes around around gay and straight siblings, lesbian insemination, contemporary suicide, the shelf life of monogamy, commodification of sex, and seemingly, how the disintegration of unions has negatively impacted the economy, personal identity, and the collapsing housing market, tap right into the jugular of our turbulent post-9/11zeitgeist. Read the rest of this entry »

PRIDE Awards

Over the past year, the GLBT community has had many ups and downs. In 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, only to have it overturned by voters in the November election. Recently, other states have passed laws legalizing same-sex marriage, or courts have ruled in favor of it. Our neighbor to the south, Iowa, showed that even in the Midwest, equality is a right of all, not just some. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Coveted Covers

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Five Commissioned Works by Anthony R. Whelihan For the Collector’s Lavender Pride Editions 2005-2009 Read the rest of this entry »

Hostelry Affair

It is a rare soul who can manage to down mojitos, power mingle and salsa all night and still look fresh in the morning. For those of us old enough to make that evening legal, it’s near impossible. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrity Portrait Artist Anthony R. Whelihan Paints American Pride

Change, Hope, Love, and Community” is the subject of Celebrity Portrait Artist Anthony Whelihan’s fifth original art cover for Lavender Magazine’s 2009 Annual Pride Edition. Whelihan’s commitment to our GLBT community is evident not only in his creative work for Lavender, but also in his willingness to give to many organizations of his talent, his time, and his canny ability to raise funds through his art to benefit those in need. Read the rest of this entry »

The Page Boy

Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver’s Downtown EastsideBrad Cran and Gillian Jerome
Arsenal Pulp Press/Pivot Legal Society

The Downtown Eastside neighborhood may be impoverished, but it has an ongoing and growing sense of community documented in Hope in Shadow. For the past five years, Pivot Legal Society has sponsored its Hope in Shadows photography contest, providing residents with 200 disposable cameras with which to document their often-difficult lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Persisting Vision: Interview with Ronald Perrier

Local author and teacher Ronald Perrier recently talked to Lavender about his latest book, a memoir, The Persistence of Vision: The Life Journey of a Gay Man Read the rest of this entry »

Walker’s Queer Takes Goes Bold: Lesbians in Sports Is Major Theme

This year’s Queer Takes film series at Walker Art Center, subtitled Standing Out, ought to be a focal point for every GLBT individual and ally during Pride Month. But unlike past years, you don’t have to choose between the series and other Pride events. Read the rest of this entry »

Dotty Over Patsy

I admit it: I’m a country music virgin, keeping the music-appreciation legs of my judgment primly crossed, protecting the purity of my love for “finer” vocalizing, from Puccini to Cole Porter. Hated those nasal C&W singers, with their big hair, bad teeth, and worse grammar. No affinity for their poo-rol’-me dirges over masochistic relationships that even the Taliban would decry as grounds to leave. So, it’s clear you couldn’t find my radio dial turned to the Grand Old Opry, much less shell out good money for a concert. Read the rest of this entry »

Sandal Season

Hot picks from MOA® Trend Specialist Sara Rogers

It’s time to toss off the tennies and finally give your sheltered feet what they’ve been waiting for…freedom! With all the new sandal styles in stores this season, you can scoop up enough stylish pairs to keep you flipping and flopping right into fall. One word of caution before you venture into sandal territory – even though they both have the foot in common, socks and sandals were never meant to meet. Read the rest of this entry »

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