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Monday, July 23, 2012

Twisted-Queer comedy at the 2012 New York City Fringe International Theatre Festival

If you happen to live in New York, or plan on visiting this summer, you just may want to check out the
New York International Fringe Festival.

In Heat Creative Team Presents
IN HEAT: Is She Hot Under Her Collar or Under Her Skirt?
The New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC
A production of The Present Company
August 10th – 26th
Tickets: $15-$18. For tickets visit
New York, NY (July 16, 2012) – Are lesbians passé? That’s what Doris Anderson will disprove during her occupation of the 16th annual New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC. IN HEAT, a twisted-queer comedy for people of all persuasions, genders and sexualities, is a humorous excavation of the artifacts and personalities in the LBGTQ community circa 2012.
Alarmed that lesbianism is being overshadowed by a new Gender-Queer culture, life-long Sapphic sister Doris Anderson has pioneered the Self-Identified Lesbian Community Center (SILC), a cultural hospice for the last of the lesbians (who will be dying off in the next 30 years).
Ms. Anderson, who has refined her message through infiltrations of BAX and EAT, will use the FringeNYC festival to launch SILC’s inaugural live broadcast of her public access show. The lesbian community and their gay and straight supporters will discover survival skills to brave the Gender-Queer Revolution, learn about community cat neutering and get **hot** tips on dating.
Starring Sally Sockwell (the original New York production of Vanities), directed by Jocelyn Sawyer and written by Lisa Haas (with contributing material by Sawyer and Sockwell), this world premiere of IN HEAT lampoons sexual desire, sexual orientation and gender self-identification.

 IN HEAT will be in the Gene Frankel Theatre – Venue #9, located at 24 Bond Street (between Lafayette and Bowery). 

The closest trains are the F, B, M or D to Broadway and Lafayette, or, the #6 train to Bleeker Street. 

Friday, August 10 @ 5PM
Sunday, August 12 @ 7:30PM
Thursday, August 16 @ 3:45PM
Wednesday, August 22 @ 7:45PM
Saturday, August 25 @ 2:00PM. 

RUNNING TIME: 1 hour and 15 minutes.

TICKETS: $15-$18. Tickets can be purchase at the door, at Fringe Central (1 East 8th Street) or online
For more information visit:
Follow Doris Anderson on Twitter: @DorisAnderson

Over 500 Gather for Vigil Honoring Lesbian Hate Crime Victim

This article came from LGBTQ Nation.

More than 500 gather for vigil for lesbian brutalized in home invasion

Update: 7/23/12: Lincoln police have now classified the attack as a hate crime due to the victim’s sexual orientation.

LINCOLN, Neb. — Over 500 people gathered on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol Sunday night to hold a vigil for a lesbian woman brutalized early Sunday morning in what local LGBT activists are calling a hate crime.

According to Lincoln, Neb., Police Captain Joe Wright, patrol officers responded to an address two blocks south of Lincoln High School in the downtown area, for a reported assault and house fire.

More than 500 people gather on the steps of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb. Sunday.

The victim, whose name has not been released, told officers that she had been attacked earlier that morning by three masked men who barged into her house, bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties, cut her all over her body and carved homophobic slurs into her skin before dumping gasoline on her floor and lighting it with a match.

A friend described the cuts as “things carved on her body that can only be described as hate, that somebody can only be taught and we need to stop teaching it.”

A source to LGBTQ Nation said “the words ‘cunt,’ ‘fag’ and ‘dyke’ were carved onto her face and body, and that the assailants tried to set her house on fire.”

Lincoln fire department arson investigator Damon Robbins, told the local media that there was evidence that a match flame ignited vapors from a pool of gasoline on the woman’s floor, but the flash fire did not continue to burn and caused no noticeable damage to the house.

Friends said the men who assaulted her also spray painted anti-gay words in her basement, including “We found u dyke.” Friends called the attack a hate crime because the woman assaulted is a lesbian.

“When someone takes the time to handcuff someone with a zip tie and carve derogatory comments or words into somebody else’s body, that’s sheer hate and at this point, this is a hate crime,” the friend said.

Anti-gay epithets were scrawled on the basement walls.

“Our hearts go out to the victim, her family and close friends,” said Tyler Richard, president of Outlinc, a group that supports LGBT people in Lincoln. “Many in our community are understandably experiencing a great deal of sadness, anger and confusion. We look to our entire community to pull together in this difficult time, ” he said.

The assault has sparked outrage in Lincoln’s LGBT community, which is already galvanized by the ongoing debate over the city’s fairness amendment — a proposal to ban discrimination in housing and employment based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. The measure is now on a ballot referendum for this November.

Karen Bratton-Cranford, president of the LGBT advocacy group Star City Pride, took the microphone at Sunday night’s vigil to urge those gathered to act with respect and to refrain from seeking revenge, reported the Lincoln Star-Journal.

“Don’t go out and act on your own,” she said. “Don’t give them the power to control your actions.”
Police have not yet ruled the attack a hate crime, and Lincoln’s Police Chief Jim Peschong, refused to comment, citing an ongoing criminal investigation.

Officials told LGBTQ Nation late Sunday evening that no arrests had been made. The victim has been treated for her wounds and is staying with friends.

Nebraska has a hate crimes statute that covers crimes motivated by a victim’s sexual orientation. Federal authorities also may have jurisdiction over the crime as a result of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.

Update, 7/23/12: 

Lincoln police have now classified the attack as a hate crime due to the victim’s sexual orientation.
“I don’t want to minimize this and make it a political issue, because it was a horrible thing that happened in our community, and it saddens me that this happened,” City Councilmen Carl Eskridge told LGBTQ Nation on Monday. “It is because of events like this we need to pass the fairness ordinance, and that is why I introduced it.”

“It’s critically important that we find a common voice, for all of us to come together to improve the community,” he said.

Fred Sainz, Vice President of Communications for the Human Rights Campaign, called the attack “a jarring reminder that we have much work to do in creating environments where all members of our community feel safe living honestly and openly, and where crimes motivated by one’s sexual orientation or gender identity are never tolerated.”


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