Arts & Culture

GOLD, GIRL!: Out comedian, writer and actor Judy Gold lights up New Hope once again with her manic brand of humor 8 p.m. June 16 at The Rrazz Room at the Clarion Inn & Suites New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road. For more information or tickets, call 888-596-1027.


At 20 years old, queer filmmaker and activist Hansen Bursic will be one of the youngest directors in attendance this weekend when his award-winning documentary “The Toothmans” screens at the nation’s oldest and largest LGBT festival, held annually in San Francisco.

Becoming Barbra

By Bill Eppridge

Coffee-table book

Iconic singer and actor Barbra Streisand had a humble beginning, and this glossy book of photos serves as a reminder of it.


As far as dancing, singing television goes, producer-writer Ryan Murphy has been there and done that with “Glee.” With that series (2009–15), high school and all of its true-to-life stereotypes (including one of the medium’s smartest gay characters) were given heft and solid dialogue to go with intersecting storylines. That’s Murphy’s thing: the intersection of psyches and storylines.


Summertime is almost upon us, and you know what that means: Every recording artist who can still hold a microphone is going to be on the road, performing for their faithful fans. With the never-ending parade of artists competing for your hard-earned dollars, we thought we’d compile a list of concerts  sure to make your summer even hotter.    

There’s a saying that to be successful, you should find what you love and make it your career. This week’s Portrait is a prime example.

Francisco Cortes originally thought he’d become a teacher but an internship at Galaei, an LGBTQ Latinx social-justice organization, changed his path.

(PRIDE) IN THE NAME OF EXPERIENCE: U2 brings the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour to Philadelphia for two nights, performing June 13-14 at
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call
215-336-3600. Photo: Sam Jones

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