While the fight for same-sex rights in the United States is picking up steam, the plight of gay and transgender people beyond our borders has only recently started to make it into the mainstream news.
According to the founding director of Synetic Theater, Paata Tsikurishvili, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a staple of the theater's summer program and it's easy to see why. While the play is devoid of the dialogue for which Shakespeare's works are known, the production translates words into movement, music, and action with splendid brilliance.
UK police working closely with the FBI have arrested a 18-year-old man in connection to the Christmas Day hacking of Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network.
"Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical" tells the fabulous tale of the Fabulous Sylvester, the Disco Queen and musical legend of the '70s. Sylvester was known for his music, his voice, and for performing in female attire based on the musical divas that were his source of strength and inspiration.
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that, if passed, will extend more than 70 military benefits to same-sex spouses of veterans and active military service members.
"Kid Victory," the world premiere musical production by John Kander and Greg Pierce, is a haunting and thought-provoking play that will stay with you long after the cast gives their final bows.
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Redesign of PC Gamer magazine made as part of Newcastle University's MA journalism program.
Comic fans united as Oxfam Books & Music hosted their third Comic Book Weekender in Jesmond on November 2nd and 3rd.
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Northern Pride Newcastle 2014 is here! The Chronicle will be live blogging on Saturday, July 19, covering the Pride Parade through Newcastle and the main event on the Town Moor between 2pm and 6pm.
Thousands have turned out to enjoy the colour of Newcastle Pride this weekend - despite the grey skies that hung over the city.
This week we sent Akeem Favor to interview Newcastle's very own Victoria Bewick, 'food fanatic' star of Lee Hall's Cooking with Elvis, performed at the Live Theatre last week.
On October 24th, Jesmond residents came together at the local library to discuss the future of their community as part of the Jesmond In 2020 discussion series.
In early October of this year, Live Theatre debuted "Wet House," a play exploring the inner workings of a wet house and its inhabitants. The play, written by Paddy Campbell, has been hailed by media outlets for portraying characters mired in poverty and homelessness beyond stereotypical characteristics.
Pop-Up News UK reporter Akeem Favor investigates the current landscape for women journalists including online harassment, media sexism, and how the role of women in media has changed.
Dr. Giazitzoglu sat down with Popup Newsroom to discuss his research, social mobility, defining social class and how non-workers fit into society.
One of the most visited places in Jesmond is Acorn Road, a street lined on either side with shops, restaurants and other businesses.
For International Women's Day, we spoke to two women from Gambia who are seeking asylum in the UK due to their country's anti-LGBT stance.
The Women's Institute (WI) has become a recognizable household name since its creation in 1915 and currently includes over 6,000 chapters.
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A large crowd came out to show their pride at the 40th Capital Pride Festival, with community groups, food vendors, local businesses and performances featuring '80s and '90s flashbacks with En Vogue, Wilson Phillips, Tiz and Carly Rae Jepsen.
A non-profit's recent presentation before the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS has helped put the spotlight on HIV criminalization statutes.
Chants, cheers, and calls for equality filled the cold morning air as thousands gathered before the SCOTUS to voice their support for marriage equality.
Even before hosting the XIX International AIDS Conference a few months ago, HIV/AIDS has been a major focus in Washington, D.C. During the conference, a continuous point of discussion was the disproportionate burden that African-Americans faced regarding HIV/AIDS.
On July 22, within full view of the Washington Monument, thousands of individuals from various walks of life and several well-known public figures gathered together to raise awareness regarding HIV/AIDS.
Returning from Afghanistan after serving as a Logistics Adviser in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Marie "Marty" B. Tracy wanted to spend time exploring the America that she helped protect.
As the Supreme Court considers the future of the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, LGBT issues have become a major focus in politics. As the political landscape shifts, Republicans have increasingly become more involved in LGBT issues, both for and against.
The recent efforts of the DC Center's Youth Working Group focus on the challenges of bullying and homelessness facing the city's LGBT youth.
HIV/AIDS has crossed national, religious, economic and cultural borders. One of the most intriguing borders thus far is that of the U.S. military.
When the Human Rights Campaign celebrated President Barack Obama's reelection at its inaugural ball, Out for Equality, on January 21 in Washington D.C., there was much cause for rejoicing.
Last weekend, American University hosted the 20th Annual Lavender Languages & Linguistics Conference, which examines the diverse spectrum of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer lifestyle through a broad academic lens.
"The AIDS response in this area was born that night in this room," said Councilmember and former President of Whitman Walker Health Jim Graham as he recounted the events of the Washington D.C. area's first AIDS forum, held April 4, 1983. "That night an energy was unleashed that I am proud to say continues to this very hour."
OutServe-SLDN Executive Director Allyson Robinson promised an audience of LGBT service members, veterans, family members, and allies that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was only the beginning.
Reviews & Previews
"Monty Python's Spamalot" is exactly what one would expect from a musical "lovingly ripped off from" the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."
Akeem Favor previews the much awaited Cooking with Elvis, a play by acclaimed playwright Lee Hall set to reach the Live Theatre this coming Thursday.
Keegan Theatre is the perfect venue for "The Crucible", a play in which one man's infidelity causes a spurned young woman to manipulate the religious fervor of her community for personal gain by accusing residents of the town of witchcraft.
When performing a musical named "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," there are certain expectations that need to be met. Signature Theatre's production of "Whorehouse" surpasses these expectations and delivers a sexy fun performance starring a talented cast.
Akeem Favor looks forward to the start of the Christmas season at Northern Stage with 'Dark Woods, Deep Snow: A Grimm Tale for Christmas' on 2 December.
Akeem Favor reviews the comic genius of talented comedian Carey Marx, performing at the Baltic Square last week.
Kathleen Turner shines in Arena Stage's production of "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins," as the titular character Molly Ivins.
Following comedian Barry Castagnola's performance at the Baltic Square last week, Akeem Favor laments the less than funny side of contemporary comedy...
In "Henry V" Folger Theatre takes the audience on a trip through history to tell the tale of King Henry V of England and his battle to claim the French throne. As the lights dim, the story of King Henry V quickly unfolds.
"Metamorphoses" is an impressive and intricately wrought play that effortlessly weaves ancient myth with modern culture.
In "Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience" performer/writer duo Jeff Turner and Daniel Clarkson introduce the audience to the world of Harry Potter in a hilarious interactive experience that had members of the audience choking on their own laughter.
"The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" by Mike Daisey is a controversial monologue that examines the legacy of Steve Jobs, investigates our culture of technological obsession, and ultimately, charges us, both consumers and producers, with responsibility for the effects that our demand for these hi-tech toys have.
One fan's recreation of 's Bullsworth Academy has people talking about the game almost a decade after its initial release.
Gamers hoping for a sequel to The Last of Us were left hanging following a recent Game Informer interview with Naughty Dog's Creative Director Neil Druckmann and Game Director Bruce Straley.
Developer Supergiant Games recently announced that its sci-fi RPG Transistor has sold over 600,000 copies on Steam and the PlayStation Store.
Lovers of 2007's Etrian Odyssey rejoice: Atlus has announced the release for Etrian Mystery Dungeon, a cross-over of Etrian Odyssey and Mystery Dungeon.
The ESRB has given Hatred, the game in which your character goes around slaughtering people, an Adults Only rating.
by Akeem Favor Bohemia Interactive has announced that sales for the standalone version of zombie survival MMO DayZ have reached 3,000,000.
Square Enix and Mediatonic have just released a new concept video detailing the features in their upcoming game Heavenstrike Rivals.
Gamers who are eagerly awaiting the March release Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition just got new information on its features.
In less than 24 hours WoW Insider, the go-to source for World of Warcraft news and information, will be shut down for good.
Anthony Burch, the lead writer behind Borderlands 2, announced his departure from Gearbox Friday via Twitter.
According to tech news website Re/code , AOL is likely to shut down its gaming news site Joystiq as part of a larger content overhaul.
In this guide, we'll be going over why DotA 2's Silencer is such a versatile ranged intelligence hero that can fill the role of support or carry fairly easily.
While at first believed to be a PS4 exclusive, Ninja Theory's Hellblade has been announced for a PC release as well.
Virginia high school student Eric Martin is facing two assault charges following an attack last month that left him hospitalised for nine days with a concussion and other injuries. The attack, which took place at Henrico County's Highland Springs High School, was carried out by four of Martin's classmates.
An upcoming edition of Nickelodeon's kids' news program, Nick News with Linda Ellerbee, will explore the lives of gay children. The half-hour special, entitled Coming Out, will tell the personal stories, challenges, and triumphs of openly-gay kids and teenagers.
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The first thing you see when looking at the cover of Image Comics' latest production is a single question: Are you WOMAN enough to survive...Bitch Planet?
Five St. Louis Rams players are facing criticism for walking onto the field yesterday in the "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" pose that has come to symbolize the worldwide protests taking place following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson.