Bet Power, founder and curator of the Sexual Minorities Archive, believes that Northampton is losing its character and status as Lesbianville USA because of gentrification. Gay marriage acceptance may be spreading across the country, but queer kids are still committing suicide, and trans women are still murdered with astonishing impunity. Is there a way to make sure Northampton remains a safe and affordable haven for everyone in the LGBTQ community?
Tagged: affordable housing
Actor and director Sam Rush talks about the plethora of upcoming area theatre events, and explains the difference between community theatre and New Century Theatre.
Also, Bill urges everyone to act now on some important local issues.
This past Saturday we participated in the Laurel Park Chautauqua. We were scheduled between a chat by folks from Pedal People (who nearly stole our audience with the promise of bike trailer rides!), and a performance by members of Rusty Belle. Our special guest was Laurel Park resident and Northampton mayor Clare Higgins, who walked down to the Tabernacle with her dog. It was a gorgeous day, and we had a blast. Thanks to Debbie Way and Kate Richardson for inviting us, and Dan Richardson for handling sound. We can’t wait to do it again!
Tuesday 3 August 2010
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