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From the swanky uptown, to the grit of the Village and the swagger of Chelsea,  the city that never sleeps has a vibrant transgender community here in the Big Apple -- with many trans-friendly venues and events. So too does the surrounding metro area, including the NY boroughs, New Jersey, and Connecticut.  On these pages we bring you coverage of the people, the places, and events for the New York-Metro area!

Leona Lo Comes to New York

Au Kua Leona Lo traveled to New York to present a first-person, three-act play.

The life of a transexual in Asia is limited to sexual work -- such is the searing viewpoint of Singapore native Leona Lo, who traveled to New York to present a first-person, three-act play on the subject.

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A Thousand Dresses Raise Money for Charity

 

Members of the Imperial Court family, the leather community, and their supporters gathered at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square on the evening of March 27 for the 24th Annual Night of a Thousand Gowns. The charity event raised $250,000 for the HIV/ AIDS charities God’s Love We Deliver and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.

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Richard Skipper as Carol in Concert

Richard SkipperYou Will Be Drawn In From The Opening Moment and Entertained Until The Last

The off-Broadway St. Luke’s theater on West 46th Street is small and cozy; which makes it the perfect setting for Richard Skipper as “Carol Channing” in Concert. The one-“woman” show seems almost as though Carol were improving in your living room.

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Life is a Pitch

Greg and Mark chat with BriannaGraphic descriptions of sex-change operations told in the style of Erma Bombeck? Secret Transylvanian beauty clinics? Prank phone calls? Strip-tease acts with a double-twist, then another twist? “Trans” was the subject of March 15th’s PITCH!, and the lines separating penises and vaginas have never been blurrier. What a night!

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Celebrating Pride and More

A spontaneous act of resistance to police harassment by a few disgruntled trans-girls forty-two years ago was the seed for change that inspired a nation.

We all known about Sylvia Rivera and Tish and others who ignited the flame that exploded into the Stonewall Riots – the official launch for the gay-rights movement --, but the changes over the past four decades have been slow and incremental.

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