The Tender Activist: Two decades

By : Scottie Campbell
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I’ve been fortunate in my life to have deep relationships and friendships. I’m the kind of guy who reflects on the significance of people in my life, what I’ve learned from them, what we’ve learned from each other. So it is not without consideration that I say the person who has made the deepest impact on me was Sidney Vincent Chase.

That’s not because Sid was my first true love, though there is that sweet reality. It is because in the fall of 1997, just a few days shy of his 30th birthday, Sid sealed himself up in a garage and asphyxiated himself on the fumes of a Jeep Cherokee. He was found a couple of days later by a friend of the family; it was her garage, he had been living with her. It was terrible.

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Lee Pace says he is ‘a member of the queer community’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Lee Pace has announced he is “a member of the queer community” after declining to label his sexuality in a recent interview.

W Magazine asked the 38-year-old actor about his sexuality and described him as “surprised by the question.”

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Matt Bomer plays haunted whiz kid in ‘The Last Tycoon’

By : Wire Report
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NEW YORK (AP) – When he landed the lead in Amazon Prime’s “The Last Tycoon,” Matt Bomer had never read the timeless F. Scott Fitzgerald novella on which the series is based. But by chance, he had just finished another celebrated novel set in 1930s Hollywood, Nathanael West’s “The Day of the Locust.”

“I was contemplating the themes both books deal with: How do you maintain your artistry in such a commercial industry as the movies, and can you? And I was thinking about how much Hollywood has changed since that time period. And how little has really changed.”

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Eric Davis continues to lead freeFall Theatre Company on a rapid ascent

By : Joseph Kissel
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St. Petersburg – Define the word freefall.

It’s certainly not winning multiple awards and strong audiences for 2014’s diverse line-up of shows, including Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and upcoming The Buffalo Kings.

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Larry Kramer’s seminal piece about the AIDS crisis comes to life at freeFall

By : Steve Blanchard
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St. Petersburg – On the set of freeFall’s current production of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s play about the very early days of the AIDS crisis in New York, there are brick walls in the background to represent apartments and offices, and a white hospital bed positioned in the middle of the floor.

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