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Broadway: it’s not just for gays anymore!

Civil rights leader Clara Luper died last week at 88.

Echoing Green interviews our own Courtney Martin.

More from Chloe on Slutwalks, about women calling other women “sluts.”

Alabama is now the fifth state to pass a 20 week abortion ban.

The Official GOP debate drinking game. Disclaimer: don’t do this.

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  1. Posted June 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I do love NPH, and I found that opening to be very funny, but I also felt invisible as a woman and lesbian watching it. I know that he talked to some women in the audience, but it was pretty clear that up on stage, he was telling cis straight men that it was ok to watch theatre. I get that this is addressing the stereotype, because women and lesbians aren’t stereotyped as disliking theatre because it’s “girly,” but then again, he never addressed women or lesbians at all. Not even when he was listing off people who tend to go to theatre. So…where were we?

    I also get confused because I don’t really participate in the LGTB community, but sometimes it feels like gay(s) refers to both lesbians and gay men, and sometimes it feels like people try to make them distinctive. And so when NPH or someone talks about the gays but then only refers to traits/stereotypes of gay men, I’m not sure if I should say, “Gay includes more than that, you know…” or if that’s correct and they really are only meaning to talk about gay men.

  2. Posted June 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I think this debate drinking game is even better: http://divinityphotography.tumblr.com/post/6533284555/gop-debate-drinking-game :)

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