BY Brandon Voss
February 18 2011 4:55 PM ET
7. CONCERT: Break the Silence
Benefiting the Believe Out Loud project and promoting LGBT inclusion in the Christian church, this event features three celebrated LGBT choirs — the Anna Crusis Women’s Choir, the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Lavender Light Gospel Choir — performing together February 20 at Manhattan’s Marble Collegiate Church, one of the oldest Christian institutions in the U.S. Tickets available at intersectionsinternational.org.
6. TV: The Amazing Race 18
Prominent LGBT activist Mel White and bisexual screenwriter Mike White, the father-son team that finished in sixth place on the Emmy-winning reality competition’s 14th season, will compete again in the show’s all-star edition, which premieres February 20 on CBS. The third place finishers from the Whites’ season, Luke Adams — better known on the show for being deaf than for being gay — and mother Margie also return to the Race.
5. THEATER: Alex Davis: Man of the Year
Written and performed by Alex Davis at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory February 19 and 20, this new guitar-driven rock memoir also uses video and spoken narrative to tell his tale as a trans man and the only child of iconic Midnight Express actor Brad Davis, who died of AIDS in 1991. Proceeds from the shows, which include songs from Davis’s 2010 album Man of the Year, benefit the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.
- Gallery of Geek: Yannick Tallarida
- The Cities LGBTs Love And the Ones We Shun
- Op-ed: I'm a Trans Man Who Doesn't 'Pass' — And You Shouldn't Either
- Eurovision Winner Who Called Gays an 'Abnormality' Changes Tune
- Dan Savage Calls Out Duggar's 'Staggering' Family Values Hypocrisy
- #TBT: They Died in the Closet