NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre explores gay relationships and faith in ‘Next Fall’ May 18-27

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will close its 2016-17 season with the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-nominated play “Next Fall” by Geoffrey Nauffts on Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. at its theater in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre. This 2010 Tony-nominated play for Best Play […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Parents’ acceptance of transgender daughter sets example for Pennsylvania

Sometimes, I feel a tinge of regret that I will never be able to have my own children. I mean, it’s not impossible, but as time goes on, it becomes very improbable due to hormone therapy and any surgeries I may choose to undergo in my transition. And I’m OK with that. I can always […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Barry Humphries, a.k.a. Dame Edna, may not be relevant, but transphobic comments still have an effect

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Barry Humphries, a.k.a. Dame Edna, may not be relevant, but transphobic comments still have an effect

It seems as though, just when I feel that I’ve heard the worst thing I’ve ever heard, the door to the Dungeon of Transphobia creaks open and out comes another shadow of the past to enlighten us with its ignorance and idiocy. This time, from one Barry Humphries, a.k.a. Dame Edna. If you’ve ever wanted […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ addresses today’s transgender issues through a true story from 1926

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Danish Girl’ addresses today’s transgender issues through a true story from 1926

Last year, the public spotlight was cast on transgender issues. For the first time, a high-profile transition had captured the general public’s attention. Caitlyn Jenner was an inspiration for many, raising questions for some and bringing out deplorable hate speech from far too many others. 2015 introduced people to a struggle that those in the […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Finding transgender acceptance in the workplace – a thank you to my former boss

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Finding transgender acceptance in the workplace – a thank you to my former boss

“The time has come,” the walrus said, “to talk of many things.” Most notably, the future, my employment, and opportunities to complete transition. I believe I’ve reached a turning point in my life where certain truths must be dealt with – truths about my anatomy and my appearance that have made it impossible for me […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Friendship, gratitude, suicide, and coincidental healing

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Friendship, gratitude, suicide, and coincidental healing

“Day” in Hebrew is a word that means “enough.” The suffix “-enu” means “to us.” When put together, “dayenu” is a word that means, roughly, “it would have been enough for us,” as in the song “Dayenu,” a Passover song over a thousand years old. The song is like a prayer to God in gratitude […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The conversation about HIV/AIDS has changed, yet stays the same

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The conversation about HIV/AIDS has changed, yet stays the same

I remember the first time I heard of AIDS. It was some documentary my parents were watching, something about a woman who was dying of a disease doctors knew very little about, back in the late ‘80s. I asked my mom what had happened, and she told that the woman lost her immune system, and […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: When all the LGBT news is negative, depression can sneak up on you

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: When all the LGBT news is negative, depression can sneak up on you

In this week’s column, let’s talk about depression. Because it’s real, it sucks, and I have it. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s been two weeks since I last wrote an article. Trust me, it wasn’t for lack of things to write about. We had a lot of awful things happening, including Germaine Greer, a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Big Gay StorySlam shares personal tales of LGBTQ community and allies at Scranton Fringe Festival on Oct. 3

Big Gay StorySlam shares personal tales of LGBTQ community and allies at Scranton Fringe Festival on Oct. 3

From a press release: The Big Gay StorySlam, a head-to-head storytelling competition featuring 10 storytellers, each sharing a true, personal five-minute tale, will take place in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 3 at The Leonard Theater as part of the inaugural Scranton Fringe Festival. This will be the 11th slam organized by the Scranton StorySlam and […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Marriage equality is great, but we’re not done yet – far from it

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Marriage equality is great, but we’re not done yet – far from it

June 26, 2015 – Decision Day. The day the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage can no longer be upheld. Probably one of the biggest days in American LGBT history since the Stonewall riots. The day those of us in the LGBT spectrum became first-class citizens. This is […]