Sunday, October 26, 2008

Moments in History, Converging Anew

For American gay culture this month marks a doubly somber anniversary.

Ten years ago, on Oct. 12, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, died in a Colorado hospital almost a week after two men viciously beat him and left him tied to a fence near Laramie, Wyo. That same night Terrence McNally’s play “Corpus Christi,” about 13 gay men who perform the story of Jesus, had its final preview performance at Manhattan Theater Club; due to weeks of protests and bomb threats, ticket holders had to pass through metal detectors before taking their seats.

Read the full article from the New York Times here.

Image: Alek and Steph - Terrence McNally’s “Corpus Christi,” which drew protests and bomb threats 10 years ago, is being restaged by 108 Productions.

October is also GLBT History Month in the USA.

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