Tag Archives: gay writers

Acclaimed Gay Poet J.D. McClatchy Dies At 72

The New York Times reports: J. D. McClatchy, an American poet known for work whose cool formal sheen belied the roiling emotion below its surface, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 72. His death, from cancer — an illness that had been grist for poems in recent years — was announced by Random House. The author ...

Read More »

REPORT: Netflix Develops Tales Of The City Update

Variety reports: Netflix is developing a new installment of “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” with Working Title Television U.S. Laura Linney and Olympia Dukakis are on board to revive the characters they played in Showtime and PBS adaptations of the landmark LGBT-themed novel series in the 1990s. Michael Cunningham (“The Hours”) has penned the first script for what is ...

Read More »

British Poet Laureate Says “God Is Gay” In Pulse Poem

Pink News reports: Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has declared that “our children are gay and God is gay” – in a poem released in the wake of the Orlando massacre. Duffy was appointed as Britain’s Poet Laureate in 2009, and is the first ever openly LGB person to hold the esteemed traditional role. The Poet Laureate is expected to ...

Read More »

VIRAL VIDEO: Why The Orlando Terrorist Won’t Win

On Monday, British gay journalist Owen Jones earned international headlines when he stormed off the set of a Sky News program when the hosts refused to acknowledge homophobia’s role in the Orlando attack. Watch below as he recounts the infamous 1999 nail-bombing of London’s Admiral Duncan pub and explains how terrorists will never destroy “the love of LGBT people all ...

Read More »

Andrew Sullivan Joins New York Magazine

Andrew Sullivan is coming out of semi-retirement to join New York Magazine as a contributing editor. From their announcement: He will write features throughout the year, and cover the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. He begins his new role today. “I have had the privilege of working with Andrew from the beginning of his career (mine too). He is ...

Read More »

Daily Beast: Blame Trump’s Dominance On Matt Drudge

Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky today posits that the Trump juggernaut can in part be credited to closeted blogger Matt Drudge and his 700 million monthly site hits. Tomasky writes: What they’ve been getting for the last six months is a steady stream of pro-Trump agitprop. Drudge’s own weird, quasi-libertarian, crypto-racialist-populist political views have found their perfect echo in Trump’s ...

Read More »

Frank Bruni: Sex, Lies, & Houston

“I USED to be a child molester. Not in actuality. In the popular imagination. In public debate. That’s how gay men were once portrayed — not just as sexual deviants but as sexual prowlers, sexual predators, their eyes lecherously trained on the young, the vulnerable, the recruitable. Hatemongers spread this slander to argue that we mustn’t be teachers, shouldn’t be ...

Read More »

BROOKLYN: Hanging With The Gay Foodies

I recently trekked out to Crown Heights, Brooklyn to hang out with the gay foodies, a world in which many of my friends (and you, maybe) are deeply immersed, but one that is, regrettably, rather alien to me. The event was called Gay Food 101, where self-publishing giant Blurb Books hosted LGBT chefs, food columnists, and authors who explored the ...

Read More »

David Sedaris On Obergefell

David Sedaris has written a piece on the Obergefell ruling for the New Yorker. Most of the piece is classic Sedaris sardonic hilarity, but let’s jump to the finish: It wasn’t until the following day that the reality set in. I was out on the side of a busy road with my litter picker, collecting the shreds of a paper ...

Read More »

Quote Of The Day – John Corvino

“Many have commented on the fact that Davis herself has been divorced several times. As a strategic matter, this makes her a rather poor poster child for ‘traditional Christian marriage’: Jesus himself treats divorce and remarriage as akin to adultery. But the point is not merely ad hominem: Davis’s willingness to impose a standard of marriage on gays that she ...

Read More »

Author Oliver Sacks Dies At Age 82

Noted author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who came out earlier this year, has died of cancer at the age of 82. USA Today reports: Sacks, 82, wrote in a Times essay in February that he was in the late stages of a melanoma that had spread to his liver. He died at his home in New York City, longtime personal ...

Read More »

Larry Kramer On Stonewall Boycott

“Don’t listen to the crazies. For some reason there is a group of ‘activists’ that insists on maintaining their prime importance and participation during this riot. Unfortunately there seems no one left alive to say ‘it wasn’t that way at all,’ or ‘who are or where the fuck were you.’ As with so much history there is no way to ...

Read More »

Matt Baume’s New Book: The Podcast

Read More »

Tonight In Provincetown

If you’re in Provincetown, tonight my pal Wayne Hoffman will be reading from his new book, An Older Man, which I read on the train ride up here. Recommended!

Read More »

Matt Baume: The Book

From the Amazon recap: Baume provides rare, behind-the-scenes access to personal conflicts around the national struggle. While furious protestors clash on the steps of the Supreme Court, we are ushered inside to witness the same debate playing out amongst the Justices. Readers witness gay political leaders locked in desperate, emotional struggles to pass marriage bills in the back halls of ...

Read More »

Quote Of The Day – Frank Bruni

“I know a hot trend when I see one and I hate to hop aboard too late. So here goes: I’m announcing my candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Sure, I have severely limited name recognition in the hinterlands and, come to think of it, in most urban, suburban and exurban areas as well. But that isn’t stopping Lindsey Graham. ...

Read More »

Lambda Literary Awards: June 1st In NYC

John Waters and Rita Mae Brown will be honored at the 2015 Lambda Literary Awards in Manhattan on June 1st. On the list of attendees: Gloria Steinem, Liz Smith, Michelangelo Signorile, Janet Mock, Alan Cumming, Justin Bond, Susie Bright, and many others. Get tickets here.

Read More »

ASAP Science: What If The Bees Die?

Read More »

Fran Lebowitz On Drag Queens & Fashion

“The extreme, exaggerated femininity is, for most people, not so great a look. Except for drag queens, because that’s what drag queens do. I mean, I always thought it would be much wittier for drag queens to dress in this very drab way. You know, the yoga pants? Well, what if drag queens just really let themselves go, pretending not ...

Read More »

Andrew Sullivan To Stop Blogging

Citing recent health issues, his marriage, and the stresses brought on by 15-hour days over 15 years, Andrew Sullivan today told his readers that he will soon stop blogging. I am saturated in digital life and I want to return to the actual world again. I’m a human being before I am a writer; and a writer before I am ...

Read More »