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2003 Stories by Keisha Franklin

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  • Gay & Lesbian Services

    published December 30, 2003

    The revolutionary bookstore, café, and activist center known as BLUESTOCKINGS (172 Allen Street, 212-777-6028), a mainstay for... More >>

  • Queer African Americans Gather to Celebrate the Season

    published December 23, 2003

    Habari Gani? 'Tis the season to dust off the Kinara, decorate the house red, black, and green, and bust out the Kwanzaa flag. The Center heightens... More >>

  • People who need people hang out on the Lower East Side

    published December 9, 2003

    Not every Joe banks on spending the evening dancing chaotically, downing tequila shots, and throwing up in a dodgy bathroom stall. Sometimes we... More >>

  • The Unborn Identity: Even Bars Have to Find Themselves

    published November 4, 2003

    Replacing what was Bar 16, the Flat—a posh, late-night locale—is trying to find its niche after being open for two months. Proof of this... More >>

  • Almost Like J-E-L-L-O: Get Jiggly With Chewable Cocktails

    published September 16, 2003

    As a tarted-up ode to Jell-O shots everywhere, Barbalúc offers the jiggly stuff in true New Yawk style—cubed and in martini glasses... More >>

  • Music

    published September 16, 2003

    Redesigned clubs are all the rage these days, with Plaid (formerly Spa), Arc (the defunct Vinyl), and Deep (see below), Limelight-Estate (now... More >>

  • Listings

    published September 2, 2003

    If awards were given out for the best old skool, soul-pop parties, odds are KeiStar Productions—known for funky, jam-packed events like the... More >>

  • Get a Little Closer at a Lounge Fit for a King—and a Pauper

    published August 12, 2003

    Finally, a place that's perfect for acts of debauchery only permissible in college. The Royale's bland Irish-pub exterior is trumped by its dimly... More >>

  • Words Will Never Hurt You When Queers Perform for Peace

    published August 12, 2003

    No, this isn't some FBI sting op, it's a fundraiser for Queers for Peace and Justice (QPJ)—a resolute organization that focuses on airing the... More >>

  • Listings

    published June 24, 2003

    Here's the dismal truth: The electronic music played at most lesbian parties will inevitably suck. If you're not listening to a Mary J. Blige... More >>

  • Close-Up on Corona

    published March 4, 2003

    Ambling through what Corona locals refer to as Spaghetti Park (Joseph Lisa/William F. Moore Memorial Square) during warmer months gives you the... More >>

  • Unforgiven

    published February 4, 2003

    I was 17 when I casually told two stunned parents I was bisexual. I never contemplated actually being gay. At the time, indiscriminate mate... More >>

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