Illustration by Nigel Buchanan. Ours was the second state to add sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination statute inand the first to legalize gay marriage in Yuppies wheeled in expensive baby strollers, helping shoo away the colorful queer artists and others who gave neighborhoods such as the South End their appeal. Veterans of the gay scene say the current conservative administration feels reminiscent of the Moral Majority era, and the changing climate is galvanizing renewed attachment to gay spaces, reinvigorating a certain kind of camaraderie, and reinforcing the need and desire for inclusive public spaces. But in its inaugural seasonthe company showed its allegiance:
Milestone by milestone, the world slowly opened up to gay people—and one by one, the bars closed.
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Some of them wanted children. Not satisfied to coast on its reputation, About Face recently announced a plan to open new offices and rehearsal space for other theatres in the Chicago area. Unlike the theatre industry, which is still dominated by New York, the gay community has no center. Nearly every position in their productions—actor, designer, sound operator, house manager—is filled by a queer or transgender artist. To this day, WOW is run as a collective. Here are eight queer companies who help to suggest the dazzling variety of contemporary queer theatre and seven others making their mark across the country.
Despite his better judgment, Will, a gay lawyer, flirts with a conservative congressman. I think the loss of outsider status has led us to where we are now. As Massachusetts helped normalize LGBT inclusion faster than just about anywhere else in the country, businesses that originated as safe spaces suffered; the rise of online hookup sites and mobile apps delivered the fatal blow. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill. Nearly everyone I spoke with agrees: In other words, Boston is launching internationally famous drag stars, yet the scene still struggles to support consistent venues for homegrown performers who are working without the help of a TV contract.