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  • Between the Lines

    Quick! What's the definition of transgender? Well, it's anyone who was born as a man but considers themselves to be a woman, or vice versa....

  • Chad Allen

    ''Long before I made the decision to come out and be an openly gay actor,'' says Chad Allen, ''I was told, 'Don't do it until...

  • Dishing It Out

    If ever there were a poster boy for globalization's best-case scenario, Ali Shirazinia would certainly be it. He left the town of his birth --...

  • Life of the Party

    In a town where more bigwigs sit on congressional committees than big wigs sit on heads, where party lines can be longer on the Hill...

  • Rocket Man

    Of all the places you'd expect to find one of theatre's brightest young luminaries, Shirlington isn't one of them. We're not even talking about ''fancy''...

  • Outside, Looking In

    ''Outsider'' is a pretty loaded word, with connotations mired in images of 10th grade outcasts in black trenchcoats, serial killers, and Harley-straddling Peter Fondas. So...

  • Finding Her Voice

    ''That was Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond with 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers','' Lucy Newman-Williams coos seductively. ''Up next, the Mantovani Orchestra, but first....'' Her...

  • Creating a Buzz

    The acceptability of dance as a valid genre of music has been an ebbing and flowing tide since the form's creation. As founder of Buzz...

  • Common Ground

    Getting the bartender's attention isn't much of a problem at the Deep End. Except for a few stray patrons parked on the stools, the crowd...

  • The Last Dance

    For a man whose record shop is going out of business, Wresch Dawidjan is buying an awful lot of CDs. On the floor next to...

  • Christian Salinas

    ''I didn't realize how many people were reading the magazine,'' says Christian Salinas. ''When I was at the gym, or walking on 17th Street, people...

  • Dion Jordan

    Upon arriving at home following a long day at work, Dion Jordan heads to the fridge for some Cherry Garcia, only to find a Post-It...

  • At the Helm

    Gay Pride. It's a phrase bandied about with a fair amount of frequency. Our public ents herald it, our activist organizations embody it, and yet...

  • Familiar Spice

    Leaving an established and successful group to embark on a solo career must be a daunting prospect. Admittedly, the likes of Diana Ross, George Michael,...

  • Spice Free

    The purpose of If Only (Delacorte, $12.95), Geri Halliwell's rag-to-riches autobiography, seems three-fold: 1) To verify that Halliwell is indeed 27, and not anywhere from...