LGBTQ

August 30, 2022
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Exploring the Hawthorne/Melville Connection with REWRITTEN

by joeyphoenix
Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts will open its 2022 fall season with ReWritten, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center at 356 Lafayette Street. Get Tickets Here ReWritten is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance that explores the intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters,
August 30, 2022
August 9, 2022
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Hawthorne and Melville Relationship Explored in Immersive Performance

by joeyphoenix
Salem State’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts opens it fall season with ReWritten, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 pm in the Sophia Gordon Center, 356 Lafayette Street. ReWritten is an immersive multi-disciplinary performance that explores the often-silenced intimate relationship between authors Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Moving between their lives, work, and remaining letters, ReWritten reimagines an intergenerational queer
August 9, 2022
May 26, 2022
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Inaugural Panorama Film Festival for Queer & Trans Youth set for June 16

by Felicia Cheney
The Inaugural Panorama Film Festival: A Revolutionary Existence presented by Cinema Salem in partnership with Mutant Kid Creative and Queer Videography will take place on June 16th, 2022 in Salem, Massachusetts.  Get tickets Panorama is a new short film festival dedicated to giving a platform to LGBTQIA+ youth filmmakers. After receiving 154 submissions and over 30 hours of footage in
May 26, 2022
May 25, 2022
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Let’s Celebrate PRIDE North of Boston

by Felicia Cheney
🌈 Happy PRIDE! 🌈 At Creative Collective, we are so excited to celebrate LGBTQIA2+ Pride on the North Shore and beyond. Here are some of the great events, flag raisings, festivals, parties, and arts and culture events that you will absolutely want to check out North of Boston this June. Also, we want this roundup to be as full as
May 25, 2022
February 17, 2022
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A Queer Community Waiting to Be Found in Goodreau’s THE THING THEY LOVE

by Felicia Cheney
by Joey Phoenix An alluring drama about trust, gender, love, and money, Goodreau’s The Thing They Love takes inspiration from Mae West’s 1927 dramatization, The Drag. Set in prohibition-era New York City, a big, queer family assembles with familiar yet complicated problems. They must navigate the difference between the world they love, and the world outside their doorstep by learning
February 17, 2022
February 8, 2022
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SSU’s THE THING THEY LOVE to Explore Queerness in 1920s NYC

by Felicia Cheney
Salem State Theatre Department presents the world premiere of The Thing They Love written by 2021 graduate Parker Goodreau. Directed by Esme Allen, the production will take place at the Sophia Gordon Center March 3 – 6, followed by virtual streaming March 20 – April 30. Tickets for both performance modalities are available at www.salemstatetickets.com.  Set in prohibition-era New York
February 8, 2022
January 6, 2022
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Non-Binary Creator Lyralen Kaye Wins NE Film Star Award for Assigned Female at Birth

by Felicia Cheney
Women in Film and Video New England and NEFilm.com announced the most recent winner of the NE Film Star Award at the WIFVNE Annual Conference in December. Michele Meek, founder of the award, will be supporting Lyralen Kaye throughout 2022 in developing their trans and non-binary web series as they apply to festivals and work on future seasons. “Since its
January 6, 2022
July 7, 2021
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Two Spirit Pride is Native-Led in the New England LGBTQIA2+ Community – Part 2

by joeyphoenix
Editor’s Note: Recently, Jessie Little Feather and Sherry have hit a rough patch due to serious medical difficulties. Click here to find out more or to give to the GoFundMe campaign. Images and Story by Joey Phoenix Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Sherry Gagne (they/she, Metis, Abenaki, Mohawk, Algonquin, Choctaw – Board Member for North Shore Pride), Makademakwa
July 7, 2021
June 28, 2021
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Queer Lynn Scene Lynn Pride Panel and Mixer – PHOTOS

by joeyphoenix
Images by Joey Phoenix for Creative Collective Queer Lynn Scene held their 2021 Lynn Pride Panel and Mixer on Wednesday, June 23rd at Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. The panel consisted of members of the LGBTQ2IA+ Community in Lynn, including Marianthy Posadas Nava (she/they), Zan (they/them), Narong Sokhom (they/them), Jessica Beal (she/her), and moderator Cristian Recinos (any pronouns) Sounds for the mixer
June 28, 2021
June 4, 2021
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Two-Spirit Pride is Native-Led in the New England LGBTQIA2+ Community – Part 1

by joeyphoenix
By Joey Phoenix  Click here to read Part 2 Sherry Gagne (Metis, Abenaki, Mohawk, Algonquin, Choctaw – Board Member for North Shore Pride), Makademakwa Ikwe (Odawa, Potawatomi, and Metis), and Jessie Little Feather (White Mountain Apache and Navajo), three Two-Spirited individuals living in New England, have formed a small chosen queer Two-Spirit community.  In this interview they talk about LGBTQIA2+
June 4, 2021