December 5, 1993 |
South Coast Repertory recently held a special evening for Orange County's gay community. The Costa Mesa theater offered "Hay Fever," by gay playwright Noel Coward, followed by a Champagne reception with director William Ludel. The event was advertised in a publication that circulates in the gay community, and it drew a larger-than-usual crowd at the 500-seat theater.
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June 13, 2009 |
Harold Norse, a San Francisco poet often associated with the Beats, who was mentor or peer to many of the greatest talents in 20th century American literature, including Tennessee Williams, James Baldwin, Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, has died. He was 92. Norse died of natural causes Monday at an assisted-living facility in San Francisco, according to his conservator, attorney Mark Vermeulen.
August 19, 2005 |
"At the dawn of Stonewall," begins "Buddies" at the Celebration Theatre. The nostalgia grows both celebratory and elegiac. Adaptor-director Scott Edward Smith tackles Ethan Mordden's acclaimed short-story cycle about gay Manhattan comrades at the close of the 20th century with rampant high spirits.
June 1, 1995
That was quite some article on the use of crystal methamphetamine by gay men to enhance their sexual experience (Westside, May 11). But what really got me and probably others is the comment of Lorri L. Jean, executive director of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Community Services Center: "It's little surprise that drug use is higher among the gay-bisexual community than in the heterosexual community. That is a direct response to living in a homophobic society." Does that mean that we, who are heterosexual, are also responsible for all the other ills that befall the gay community?
June 28, 1999 |
Members of the gay community turned out to celebrate their pride with parades in Manhattan, San Francisco and elsewhere. Some marched in evening gowns, some danced to disco music and some had political messages. It was the 30th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, when patrons of a gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village fought back against a police raid.
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July 24, 1997 |
Members of Ventura County's gay community are looking for the vandals who tore down a sign at the front of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center on Ventura's Main Street. Officials at the center, located next to Ventura High School, said the sign was destroyed over the Fourth of July weekend. The incident follows other anti-gay vandalism at the center in recent years, they said.