Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions Subject of Author Talk at Lavender Library

Marie Equi defied expectations. A daughter of working-class, immigrant parents, she became a physician and a fierce advocate for women, laborers and free speech.

The FBI branded her a dangerous agitator, but she didn’t back down. One of the first publicly known lesbians on the West Coast, Equi was maligned by the U.S. Government as “an unsexed woman” before sentencing her to San Quentin prison for protesting World War I.

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Bette Midler & Ben Platt Rock Broadway

by Chris Narloch

The 2017 Tony Awards may be history, but most of this year’s nominated productions are still playing in New York City, and several of the winners are breaking records at the box office.

Better late than never, here are reviews of the eight musicals I saw during my annual pre-Tony’s trip to the Big Apple, where actors Bette Midler (‘Hello, Dolly!’) and Ben Platt (‘Dear Evan Hansen’) are the toast of the town.

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Broadway’s ‘Falsettos’ Coming To The Tower Theatre

by Chris Narloch

If you saw the Tony Awards this year, you got a tantalizing taste of the now-closed, limited Broadway engagement of ‘Falsettos,’ when the original cast of the gay-themed musical reassembled to perform a number from the show during the telecast.

Now, Live From Lincoln Center will present the entire Lincoln Center production of ‘Falsettos’ in cinemas, including Sacramento’s Tower Theatre, next Monday evening, July 17, at 7 p.m.

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Gay Friendly DVDs For Pride

by Chris Narloch

I couldn’t let Pride month end without writing an article on all of the fine LGBT films that I have enjoyed over the last year.

Here then is my highly subjective list of the top ten gay (or gay-friendly) movies that have been released on DVD over the last 12 months or so. How many have you seen?

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