Varla Jean Merman Returns to NY's 54 Below

By Michael Cox | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Varla Jean Merman, the purported love child of Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine, returns to 54 Below on Sept. 3 & 4 by popular demand. Varla Jean (Jeffery Roberson) unveils a show of hilarious songs, videos & fashion, featuring Tom Judson at the piano.

'My Thinning Years' Addresses an Internal War

By Michael Cox | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Each year, countless men and women struggle with their own sexual identity. "My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within" is the emotional journey of a man who battles with his own sexuality and spends most of his life trying to win his father's approval.

Justin Vivian Bond's 'The Drift' Returns

By Michael Cox | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Beloved artist and performer Justin Vivian Bond returns to Joe's Pub at The Public with "The Drift," a new free-associative collage of spoken word and song inspired by Tennessee Williams' novella "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone."

VIDEO: Young Georgia Man Beaten By Christian Family After Coming Out

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Aug 29, 2014
A young man in Georgia who was beaten and disowned by his religious parents for being gay, is learning the true meaning of "Christian charity" after receiving over $9,000 in donations from strangers

Dining at London's Centenarian Hotels

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Though the d├ęcor and food offerings have changed with the times, London's Grande five centenarian hotels are certainly primed and buffed for a new era.

The Congress

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
I hesitate to say this, but "The Congress" is probably best enjoyed while not entirely sober. This is a metaphysical acid trip of a movie that forces the viewer to think about his place in the world, not just presently, but in the future.

Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Chronicle of America's first bohemians on Broadway.

Transwoman Nicole Bray's Documentary Will Follow Her Transition: Part II

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
In Part II of this two-part series, transwoman Nicole Bray shares the story of her gender transition, and the documentary film she is creating to help other transgender individuals have hope.

The One I Love

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
Ethan and Sophie take a retreat to a comfortable, if strange, vacation house, hoping to find one another again. They succeed... but in a way that plunges them into deep weirdness.

Sex Fit Gadget Tracks "Ins and Outs" of Your Sexual Stamina

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Aug 29, 2014
In the vein (pun intended) of fitness tracker gadgets like FitBit and Jawbone comes SexFit, a vibrating cock ring made by the UK-based company Bondara that increases pleasure while tracking thrusts per minute and calories burned.