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Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes

Sep 16
A transgender girl whose imprisonment without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates has escaped from custody in Connecticut.

Trish Mulholland and Anne Darragh play sisters trying to make a fishmonger (Kevin Clarke) more desirable in Shotgun Players' 'The New Electric Ballroom'

The New Electric Ballroom

By Richard Dodds | Sep 16
Don't go looking for lyrical romance in "The New Electric Ballroom," a jagged and often obtuse play having its area premiere at Shotgun Players.

Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) in San Francisco Opera's 'Norma'

Norma

By Philip Campbell | Sep 16
The San Francisco Opera's 92nd season opened last Friday in typically grand fashion with a new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece "Norma."

XELLE Breaks 'Sweat' with End-of-Summer Power Anthem

By EDGE | Sep 16
Summer may be over but XELLE aims to make this September the hottest month of the year with their exciting new single release.

John Travolta

Travolta Comments on Gay Rumors Amid Lawsuit

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
John Travolta is speaking out about longtime rumors that claim he is gay amid a pending lawsuit filed against him by a former alleged lover.

Directors Tom Williams and Tom Dolby behind the scenes of their film 'Last Weekend'

The Trick Who Came Home :: Tom Dolby on 'Last Weekend'

By David Lamble | Sep 16
Tom Dolby, scion of the fabled Dolby Sound clan, along with his college chum and co-director Tom Williams, offers a quirky family drama, "Last Weekend."

San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas begins his 20th season in Davies Symphony Hall

Out There :: And We're Off in the New Season!

By Roberto Friedman | Sep 16
The fall arts season got off to a rip-roaring start last week.

Roger Kessler

Texas Police: Teacher Used Grindr to Hookup With Teen Boy

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
Texas police arrested and charged an HIV-positive music teacher with sexual assault of a child last week, after authorities say he was caught sneaking out of the home of a 15-year-old boy.

In this March 10, 2014 file photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. Colorado's Civil Rights Commission upheld a judge's ruling that Phillips cannot refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, despite Phillips' cited religious opposition to same sex marriage. The panel says doing so violates state laws prohibiting businesses from discriminating against gay people.

The Homophobia-Christianity Complex

By Steve Weinstein | Sep 16
How by invoking "Religious Freedom" a baker can have his 'intolerance c'ake and eat it too

Tyler Maddick

UK Photographer Blinded in Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 16
A gay photographer from the United Kingdom was left blind in one eye after an allegedly anti-gay attack that occurred last week.