A Same-Sex “Oklahoma” Shakes Up Oregon Shakespeare Festival

By Chris Narloch

You have until the end of October to catch the queer theatrical event of the year on the West Coast. That’s when Bill Rauch’s thrilling same-sex production of “Oklahoma” will close out the current Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) season in Ashland, OR.

I saw the daring, new queer “Oklahoma” the other weekend in Ashland and can report that it was one of the peak experiences I have had as a gay man in all of my years attending the theater. Below is my review of that amazing musical plus two other plays I saw at OSF.

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day With Calum Scott

In honor of National Coming Out Day, breakout U.K. artist, singer, and songwriter Calum Scott premieres “A Coming Out Story” today on Vevo.

The poignant profile is an incredibly personal look at how Calum found the courage to be honest about his sexuality through music and discusses his emotional journey from childhood into adulthood to find his authentic self.

Read more: Celebrate National Coming Out Day With Calum Scott

 

Don't Boo. Vote. 610

It is not very often that we publish our magazine with an overtly political message on the cover. This is especially true these past two years because the political landscape has been changing so rapidly. For too long we, as a people, have been lulled into a sense of security that the checks and balances that were placed into our system would keep horrible things from happening. We are being shown just how wrong we have been in our thinking.

Read more: The October 11 Issue of Outword is Out Now!

 

Did You See “Solo: A Star Wars Story”?

By Chris Narloch

While we wait for the next real “Star Wars” movie to come out, there is “Solo” to enjoy, which is the latest “Star Wars” side project to be released on DVD, digital and Blu-ray.

A young Han Solo is introduced this time out, and he is played by Alden Ehrenreich, who successfully channels Harrison Ford’s swagger and sarcasm without doing a cheap imitation.

Read more: Did You See “Solo: A Star Wars Story”?

 

Supreme Court Could Allow Trump Administration to Reinstate Transgender Ban

The Senate's confirmation to the Supreme Court of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who took his seat on a bench considered more conservative than at any time in recent memory, could put the fate of transgender troops at risk, according to a memo released by the Palm Center.

The Trump administration will argue an appeal tomorrow in federal court seeking to lift a preliminary injunction that has prevented it from implementing a promised ban on transgender troops. The Palm memo explains that an appeal of that decision could end up in the Supreme Court, and outlines the implications of the Court taking up the case.

Read more: Supreme Court Could Allow Trump Administration to Reinstate Transgender Ban

 

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