Colonial-era attitudes about homosexuality meant that the first film out of Kenya to make the lineup at Cannes was nearly withheld by the government. But beyond the brouhaha, “Rafiki” is a beautiful badge of courage and perseverance for the Kenyan LGBT community.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s a four-day BCMFest of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic music, Puerto Rican culture on parade for St. Sebastian, a Taste of the World Food Festival and much more.
Democratic Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg looked heartbroken, shocked and devastated during an impromptu press conference where he publicly addressed allegations that his spouse groped and assaulted men who do business before the Senate.
There is talk among Christian evangelicals of a Trumped-up Supreme Court walking back decisions “without disrupting other precedent on marriage,” potentially joining a movement seen in state legislatures to disenfranchise LGBTQ Americans.
As much as Senior House students should get the hearing they deserve and the outcome they want – for their dorm to be allowed to exist as the same eclectic, supportive, artistic community it has for decades – there’s a strong indication they will not get justice.
The Senior House dorm known to generations of Massachusetts Institute of Technology students is being transformed by administrators – and some would describe those changes as gentrification and whitewashing.
Olivia D’Ambrosio became interested in running for City Council when Donald Trump was elected president, but almost as electrifying was another experience more specific to Cambridge: exploring the housing market.
The science of “Avatar”; Community Chorus’ “Eternal Light”; Pride Week entertainment; Cambridge Arts River Festival and sculpture race; “The Orbiting Human Circus” live podcast performance; and Eighth Annual Carnaval Somerstreets Festival.
Campfire. Festival; “Oh, Ick!” Science Experiments Guaranteed to Gross You Out; “Queer, There, and Everywhere” reading and Q&A; Living Room House Party Comedy Show; and Pop Filter fundraiser for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.