New musical about gay rugby team opens in Edinburgh A new musical based on the true story of Northern Ireland’s first gay-friendly rugby team is opening at Edinburgh Festival this week. Scene of the Titans is written by Tim Foley, who based the musical on his experiences as a former player of the Ulster Titans; a gay-friendly rugby team formed in Belfast.
Last gay survivor of Nazi concentration camps dies aged 98Rudolf Brazda, the last known survivor of the gay men interned in Nazi concentration camps, has died aged 98. He died at a hospital for the elderly in Bantzenheim, eastern France on Wednesday. Philippe Couillet, a friend of Brazda, told AFP that he “passed on peacefully in his sleep at dawn”. Brazda was imprisoned at Buchenwald concentration camp in August 1942 and was held there until the camp was liberated by US forces in 1945. He was the last known survivor of the Pink Triangles- the name given to the 10,000 to 15,000 men detained in Nazi concentration camps for being gay.
Young gay men who use meth suffer greater risk of HIV infection Young gay men who use the drug methamphetamine are more likely to contract HIV through risky behaviour, a new study claims.
Dolores Park Renovation Plans: SF CA (PHOTOS)Before long, it sounds like Dolores Park is going to be looking like Danville. Kevin Montgomery over at Uptown Almanac recently paid a visit to the Dolores Park Steering Committeeto get an update on the Dolores Park Renovation project and caught a glimpse of the plans. The renovation project may as well be called Total Park Overhaul. According to Montgomery, the planned changes are extensive enough to completely change the function — and spirit — of Dolores Park.
Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act: Ballot Initiative Would Tax Pot Like Wine This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joshua Emerson Smith Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act, would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape and wine industry standards. “We’re taking something that’s unregulated and we’re replacing it with a known successful program implemented by the California alcohol beverage control board,” said co-author Steve Kubby, who also helped draft and promote Proposition 215, California’s first medical cannabis law. “We know it works great with wine. It’s already in place.”
‘The Book Of Liz’ At Gough Street Playhouse: David And Amy Sedaris Play Draws Crowds (PHOTOS) Lucky for us, one such spectacle has come to San Francisco. “The Book of Liz,” penned by the Sedaris pair and currently showing at the Gough Street Playhouse, has been so popular that organizers have had to extend its run twice. The play chronicles the plight of Sister Elizabeth Dunderstock, known through town for her legendary and delicious cheeseballs. A member of the Squeamish religious order, Dunderstick runs away from her home within the isolated community of Cluster Haven to try her luck in the real world. Her adventures lead her to an array of distinctly Sedaris-esque characters, from a Ukrainian immigrant dressed as a giant peanut to the alcoholic staff of a local diner, as she struggles to figure out where she belongs.