Burlington, VT, Jul 05, 2011 — In 2006, Burlington writer James Lantz's first play, The Bus, was a surprise hit. The play, about two boys who pursue a forbidden relationship late at night in a church bus, drew crowds and glowing reviews. It's set in a small town and deals with gay teens, sexuality, religion and homophobia. An off-Broadway theater is giving Lantz an opportunity to present his play to big city audiences this fall.
James Lantz has written three other plays, including American Machine, which was a co-commissioned project of The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. As an award-winning filmmaker, he has produced, written and directed over 200 commercial films, videos and live events. Todd Moe spoke with him about The Bus and its off-Broadway debut in October. Go to full article
Jun 28, 2011 — The Catholic Church leads opposition to New York's new law legalizing same sex marriage. In a statement over the weekend, Bishop Terry LaValley of the Diocese of Ogdensburg called the law "deeply disappointing and troubling."
The statement calls marriage between a man and a woman the only "authentic" marriage.
David Sommerstein spoke yesterday with Bishop LaValley about the new law and about his parishioners reaction to his statement. Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 23, 2011 — The state Senate may decide today whether to bring a bill legalizing same sex marriage to the floor for an up or down vote. Gov. Andrew Cuomoo continues to be optimistic... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 22, 2011 — After days of delay as Republican senators met behind closed doors, Governor Cuomo said he's "cautiously optimistic" that a same-sex marriage bill will be voted on the floor... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 21, 2011 — The halls of the Capitol echoed with shouting and singing Monday, as pro- and anti-same-sex marriage advocates rallied. Meanwhile, high level meetings between Governor Cuomo... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 17, 2011 — This week, it's been all about same sex marriage in Albany. Supporters, led by Governor Cuomo, have been lobbying hard for a vote in the State Senate. Now they're one vote... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 16, 2011 — The State Senate is now just one vote short on gay marriage--but it has delayed for at least one more day a decision on whether to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. ... Go to full article
Rensselaer, NY, Jun 15, 2011 — A bill legalizing gay marriage appears to need just one more vote to win approval in the state Senate. Republican Senator Roy McDonald said yesterday he supports the bill.... Go to full article