‘Bent’ at El Centro this weekend

A break from the Foote

Is the Horton Foote Festival getting a little much but you still want to head out to the theater? The El Centro College Actor’s Workshop presents Martin Sherman’s Bent about gay men in the Holocaust. Yes, some pretty heavy stuff, but the story is both tough and tender.

Bent follows the life of Max, a promiscuous gay man in 1930′s Berlin. When a one night stand goes terribly wrong, Max finds himself running from the S.S. and eventually imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp.”

The production is directed by Daniel Scott Cates.

DEETS: El Centro College Arena Theatre,801 Main St. Through Sunday. Free.

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INDIANA: Chick-Fil-A Booted From College Campus Over Anti-Gay Donations

Indiana University’s campus in South Bend has removed Chik-Fil-A as a food vendor over reports that the company backs anti-gay hate groups. Chick-Fil-A did not have a physical on-campus South Bend store and only sold meals one day a week.

News of the ban spread quickly, prompting Chick-fil-A’s president to release an online statement defending his company. “Providing food to these events or any event is not an endorsement of the mission, political stance or motives of this or any other organization,” said Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy. “Any suggestion otherwise is just inaccurate.” Some IU South Bend students don’t see things the same way. “Providing food is equal to donating money,” said IU South Bend junior Erin Rempala. “So you must believe in the cause to donate the food.”

Dan Cathy is, of course, lying, as has been extensively documented by Jeremy Hooper at Good As You. Chick-Fil-A still has two full restaurants operating on IU campuses in Indianapolis and Bloomington.

Joe. My. God.

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James Franco Is Making a Musical With College Kids

Casting begins Sunday for Yale University's April showcase of James Franco Presents, where the actor will work with the Yale Drama Coalition to put together "the story of a girl dealing with the realities of love and life once she realizes she can’t hide behind the wonderful fantasies of fiction. A comedic drama, this musical incorporates film and live musical theater to tell the story of a cast struggling to write and produce a musical that is grounded in high school realities but with a sci-fi twist. Sex, blood, and surrealism to be expected." Well Mr. Franco did say he might be gay. [Yale Drama Coalition via IvyGate]


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LGBTQ College Presidents: It Gets Better

LGBTCollegePresidentsx390 (Screengrab) | Advocate.comMembers of the group LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education and their partners send a message about the possibility of bright futures in academia.
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Black Gay College Head Settled in Iowa

Kington x390 (pick up) I Advocate.comAs the semester winds down, Raynard S. Kington, Grinnell College’s 13th
president, said he, his partner, and children are settling into
small-town Iowa life very well.
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College Student Andrew Compton’s Accused Killer Had Sex With Body Before Dumping It

Andrew Compton, a gay college student at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky, has been missing since Oct. 28, and police all but believe he's dead. Search crews are today combing a landfill looking for his body, which officials suspect was dumped by a one Gregory O'Bryan, 40, who's charged with murdering the 18-year-old during sex.

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Mich. Gay College Student Kills Himself

COREY JACKSON X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COMA 19-year-old Oakland University sophomore took his own life Tuesday shortly after coming out as gay to his family and friends.
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Another gay college student commits suicide

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SHOCK: Johnson & Wales College Student Raymond Chase Is September’s 6th Gay Suicide

Jesus. Number six. His name is Raymond Chase, he was a 19-year-old student at Johnson & Wales, and he hung himself in his dorm room Wednesday night. I can't even believe these young men are now becoming statistics.

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