Brian Epstein, the man who brought the Beatles to the world, was gay when it was a felony to be so in the U.K., Jewish in an anti-Semitic time, and from Liverpool when it was just a dingy port town. The Fifth Beatle (Vivek J. Tiwary, writer, Andrew C. Robinson and Kyle Baker, artists) is a critically acclaimed, #1 best selling New York Times graphic novel and forthcoming feature film recounting the untold true story of Epstein, the brilliant visionary who discovered the Beatles in a cellar in Liverpool, nurtured, protected, and guided them to international stardom, and died extremely successful and painfully lonely at the age of 32. I chatted with Tiwary recently about the queerer elements of Brian’s life and The Fifth Beatle
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In Terrence McNally’s often funny, always thoughtful new play Mothers and Sons, mother Katherine (Tyne Daly) pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son’s ex-partner Cal (Frederick Weller), who is now married to another man, Will (Bobby Steggart) and has a young son. She has something of her son’s to give Cal, but things get more complicated the longer she stays.
A federal judge ruled this week that Virginia’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk, Virginia, said in her ruling denied gay couples a fundamental freedom to marry. That doesn’t, however, mean that same sex marriages will begin immediately in that state.
A Federal Judge in Tulsa ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional, but that doesn’t mean that same-sex unions will begin immediately. That’s because those who oppose marriage equality will get the chance to appeal Tuesday’s decision. Get more…