Author: Kim Ditomasso

The Best of New York

New Yorkers are a discerning bunch. Call it survival mentality, but in this concrete jungle of relentless stimulation, we have strong opinions when it comes to fun. Whether you’re a native, a recent transplant or an eager visitor, our picks for the Best of New York are for you. Get off your sofa, grab your BFF and check out GO’s favorite eats, boutiques and places to play in the frantic but fabulous city we call home. Stay tuned for more Best of New York, and visit gomag.com.

Venice

Out writer Kim Turrisi and soap siren Crystal Chappell collaborate on a hot new Web series that could change the way we view dyke drama.

Profile: Sharon Gless

In the 1980s we knew her as Chris Cagney, the tough and sassy half of TV’s Cagney and Lacey; she was the colorful, unapologetic PFLAG mom Debbie Novotny on Queer as Folk. Today, actor Sharon Gless takes on the brave title role in the new independent film Hannah Free. While a longtime activist on behalf of the LGBT community, this is the first time that Gless has played a lesbian character—a woman in the Depression-era midwest who travels the world while leaving her lover, a traditional homemaker, behind to deal with her own confused sexuality. Gless’s performance in Hannah Free reaffirms her act- ing prowess, her unassuming style, and her considerable creative sensibilities. GO spoke with Gless about her experience playing a lesbian and her future projects.

Interview: Jane Velez-Mitchell

GO’s exclusive interview with the Emmy award-winning television news journalist and host of HLN’s Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell

OH OTALIA!

Move over Biana and Reese – Make way for Guiding Light’s first ever same-sex storyline.