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10. Book: So Super Duper  
Brian Andersen’s gay superhero opus So Super Duper grabbed the attention of LGBT and straight fans alike with thanks to the comic’s lovable cast of characters and engaging storyline. Now the entire 12-issue series is serving graphic novel realness with a 326-page collected edition currently available at “I created So Super Duper because I wanted a fun, colorful, emotionally rich, unapologetically gay-themed superhero comic that anyone and everyone could enjoy,” says Andersen. “This graphic novel collection allows my heartfelt story to dazzle readers in one deliciously delightful, calorie-free meal!”

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9. THEATER: The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me
David Drake’s landmark play about gay and AIDS activism gets a 20th anniversary performance to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Sero Project. It was originally a one-man show starring Drake, but this new one-night-only production reenvisions it for an ensemble cast that includes Drake, Anthony Rapp, B.D. Wong, Robin De Jesús, André De Shields, and other stage luminaries, under the direction of Tony nominee Robert LaFosse. 8 p.m. Monday, Gerard W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, New York City.

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This fifth annual festival of gay-themed plays offers a diverse mix, from the love life of a modern-day architect to the romance of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed (pictured above) to the trials (literally) of Oscar Wilde. The fest opens Thursday with Scott C. Sickles’s Moonlight & Love Songs, directed by Steven Petrillo, about a supposedly “motion-picture-perfect” relationship between an architect and a college student that comes up against the hard reality of betrayal; the play runs through June 2. The Loves of Mr. Lincoln, written by David Brendan Hopes and directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne, examines the 16th president’s romance with Speed; it’s onstage June 6-16. And the Basic Theatre Project, a company devoted to social change through art, presents Moisés Kaufman’s Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, directed by Zi Alikhan, May 30-June 16. Festival proceeds benefit the Harvey Milk High School scholarship fund. Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, New York City.

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7. FILM: Portrait of Jason  
Shirley Clarke’s 1967 documentary Portrait of Jason is being rereleased for a limited run at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles beginning today. The premiere is part of Milestone Films’ ongoing “Project Shirley,” an effort to restore and release the movies of the American independent cinema pioneer. Filmed in the heat of the civil rights movement and before the Stonewall uprising, the official synopsis describes the film:

“On the night of December 2, 1966, Clarke and a tiny crew convened in her apartment at the Hotel Chelsea to make a film. There, for twelve straight hours they filmed the one-and-only Jason Holliday as he spun tales, sang, donned costumes and reminisced about good times and bad behavior as a gay hustler, sometime houseboy and aspiring cabaret performer. The result is a mesmerizing portrait of a remarkable, charming and tortured man, who is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.”


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