Come join the Center for AIDS Walk New York City this year. To walk with our team or donate go to: www.gaycenter.org/aidswalk. Here are some highlights from last year's AIDS Walk as covered by Out at the Center.
Archive for April 2008
The Center's half-hour show is hosted by Teddy Alexandro-Evans and recognizes Richard Burns receiving the Community Vision Award from LeGal; looks at the pre-Stonewall experiences of lesbian and gay seniors who are active with SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders); visits with Tokes Osubu and Donald Powell of Gay Men of African Descent; hits the courts with the Gay Basketball League and the Metropolitan Tennis Group; talks with academy-award winning filmmaker Cynthia Wade and hears from Kate Clinton and Andrea Meyerson at a screening for the release of the Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour DVD.
Recently, the Center and the Coalition for Public Health and Commercial Sex Venues held a public forum to discuss prevention of infection for Staph, HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. With the possibility that commercial sex venues might be shuttered, officials from the city, doctors, leaders of several organizations and the public came together to discuss the issues at hand.
This winter the Center’s popular benefit concert, Broadway Backwards 3, took place at the American Airlines Theater on the Great White Way. Andrea McArdle, Malcolm Gets, Charles Busch, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka, Anthony Rapp, Cheyenne Jackson, Tituss Burgess, Sandy Duncan and many more turned it out for an evening of singing and dancing to some of Broadway's famous show tunes with a twist. Robert Berliner & Aaron Kaburick spoke with the stars about the event.
Lesbian Cinema Arts board member and filmmaker, Kate Fitzgerald sat down with Erin Greenwell, director, producer and writer of Big Dreams in Little Hope to discuss her movie, which was recently released on DVD, and filmmaking in New York. To find out more about the movie go to wolfevideo.com. To see more of Out at the Center go to gaycenter.org/out
Entertainment writer and blogger, Clay Cane sits down and chats with Derrick Briggs about his popular book club for men of all ethnicities, the black gay community and some recent accomplishments. To see more of their work go to: claycane.net and derricklbriggs.com. To see the entire show go to gaycenter.org/out
Campbell Soady Gallery and Males Au Natural presented New York Goes Nude: a clothing optional exhibition showcasing the work of Canadian photographer Camilo. Guests were invited to participate in this artistic event as Camilo photographed the interactions between models and the clad and unclad guests.
Out at the Center celebrates the creativity of queer artists with a look at some of the unique exhibitions taking place here. First off, artists of all backgrounds and disciplines were invited to submit work for the Community Art Project Exhibition. Jim Pavlicovic, who runs the Art Group at the Center, gave a tour of the exhibit and spoke with several of the artists about their work.
Team Center went filmracing last weekend, making a short film in 24 hours. The product of our labors, 'Keepsake,' will screen at NYU's Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street, this Saturday, April 5th at 1pm (by your tickets at the door at least 1/2 an hour in advance). Come check out what all the buzz is about. Vote for Keepsake and remember the motto that got us through 24 hours of filmracing: 'Yes, we can. Yes, we can….'