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A Different Kind of Struggle

LGBT seniors open up about their semi-invisible lives

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2010
"Gigi" is 68 years old and lives in Northern Kentucky, where she moved five years ago after living in Cincinnati since the 1990s. She runs a small business in the community and enjoys her life very much. And like many women her age, she is discreet about her sexuality. But this isn't a result of modesty alone. Gigi is a male-to-female transgender. "I live my life without walking around with a sign on my back," she says.  

Music: Flobots

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Flobots, the Denver-based Hip Hop septet, has been delivering music with a politically-heated message since their inception in 2000. Everything about the group seems choreographed to entice the listener’s sense of self-extremism. From their lyrics to their American flag bandanas to their stage monikers, Flobots want you to feel as though you’re part of the message, that they consulted you personally before recording their album. See if you feel that way when they play the Southgate House.  

Music: The Fiery Furnaces

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 4, 2009
For Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger, better known as The Fiery Furnaces — a New York-based, Illinois-bred, hyper-experimental Indie band — family-based music wasn't a career move but rather a lifestyle. Their latest album, I’m Going Away (Thrill Jockey), is the band’s attempt to further exhibit its brand of highly cerebral Rock, while making an album very much removed from the band’s previous works. They play the MidPoint Indie Summer show at 7 p.m. on Fountain Square.