Tag Archives: gay writers

Harvey Fierstein On “Rat Putin”: It’s Time For The Gay Community To Get Dangerous

Here’s an except from Harvey Fierstein’s interview with Michelangelo Signorile: “It seemed to me a really good time for us as a community to say, ‘You know what boys? Time to stop fucking with us,’” he said, also backing the boycott of Stolichnaya Vodka that has taken off worldwide. “It’s time for them to stop to making money. Time for …

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Armistead Maupin At Bear Week

My buddy Mike and I just returned from Armistead Maupin’s packed appearance at Provincetown’s Crown & Anchor, where a rapt audience heard excerpts from the coming The Days Of Anna Madrigal. Like last year, my favorite part of event came when Maupin invited questions from the audience. The show runs again tomorrow, get tickets here.

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HomoQuotable – Harvey Fierstein

“Putin has declared war on the gay community. He’s made it illegal to promote homosexuality in theater, film, tv, print that in any way could be seen by youth. In other words anything gay is now pornography. He’s outlawed the adopting of Russian children to any country that has legalized marriage equality. And now it is reported that his next …

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Armistead Maupin Completes Next Book

“Anna’s Tree (a honey locust) was planted in the garden today as I finished and delivered THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL. Many thanks to Enrique and Raul for the hard work. And thanks to my beloved Chris for putting up with a madman for the duration. We’re off to Ptown in the morning.” – Armistead Maupin, posting to his Facebook …

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Gay Sci-Fi Author David Gerrold Slams Orson Scott Card Over “Tolerance” Plea

“After twenty years of despicably virulent homophobia, no. This is just another detestable characterization of LGBT people — that we are intolerant. Intolerant? Of people who want to lock us up, put us in concentration camps, deny us our civil rights? Intolerant? Are you fucking kidding me? You want me to be tolerant, Scott? First be one of those people …

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Pam Spaulding Retires From Blogging

“All good things must come to an end, even after numerous awards and accolades, it’s time to acknowledge that I cannot continue to run on fumes alone. The Blend could continue limping along, but my health and well-being come first; over the last few years burning the candle at both ends with a full-time offline job and PHB. It has …

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On Failing Gaydar

Fred Bernstein writes for the New York Times: The real reason my gaydar has failed is that there is no such thing as gaydar. No item of clothing, speech pattern, hairstyle or career choice (or even facial topography) is enough to identify someone as gay. In reality, the way you know, when you enter a room, if another man is …

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Larry Kramer Accepts Special Tony Award

True to form, even getting an honorary Tony Award managed to piss off Larry Kramer. Michael Musto reports for Out Magazine: Downstairs, I found gramps Larry Kramer, who’d been briefly seen receiving a special award for his humanitarian work. He was sitting, but not in a wicker chair. And his normal heart wasn’t smiling. “It was all fucked up,” fumed …

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Google Salutes Maurice Sendak

Today’s Google Doogle pays tribute to gay author Maurice Sendak, who died last year.  Sendak came out in 2008 at the age of 80 and revealed a 50-year relationship with his partner. For what would have been his 85th birthday on Monday, Google has drawn up a wonderfully imagined Google Doodle as a tribute to the beloved illustrator and children’s …

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Feds Confirm Secret Data Collection

Last night the Obama administration confirmed that it has been using Facebook, Google, and Apple to secretly collect data on foreigners overseas. The story was first broken by openly gay journalist Glenn Greenwald in articles published by the Guardian and the Washington Post. Today the New York Times reports on the acknowledgement by the feds: The confirmation of the classified …

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The Show Musto Go On

Famed New York City nightlife columnist Michael Musto has landed on his feet after being canned from the Village Voice after three decades. Venerable Village Voice columnist Michael Musto — whose departure from the weekly this month caused outrage from devotees — tells us he’s starting a slew of new gigs. “I’ll be doing a weekly interview feature for Gawker, …

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The Three-Pronged Pitchfork Of Bigotry

“The first prong is political. When a politician like Marco Rubio is willing to sacrifice his career defining immigration reform legislation solely to insure that gays and lesbians are denied equal protection under the law, we have to admit that we’re under attack. This is not pragmatic politics at work. These are the policies of bias, exclusion and unfairness. “The …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is American Savage, the new book by Dan Savage which goes on sale today at retailers and online. Dan Savage has never been shy about expressing his opinions on controversial topics—political or otherwise. He launched the global phenomenon of “It Gets Better,” an inspirational anti-bullying campaign to help LGBT youth, he’s the …

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Dan Savage On His New Book

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HomoQuotable – Bret Easton Ellis

“Was I the only gay man of a certain demo who experienced a flicker of annoyance in the way the media treated Jason Collins as some kind of baby panda who needed to be honored and praised and consoled and—yes—infantilized by his coming out on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Within the tyrannical homophobia of the sports world, that any …

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Frank Bruni On The Boy Scouts

“The Episcopal Church wants all aspects of the ban lifted, as does the National Jewish Committee on Scouting, whose former chairman, a Baltimore lawyer named Jay Lenrow, told me that while no troop should be forced to choose a gay leader, no troop should be prevented from doing so, either. “He noted that our country was founded on a principle …

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Larry Kramer To Get Special Tony Award

Larry Kramer will be honored this year with a special Tony Award. Kramer will receive this year’s Isabelle Stevenson Award, a non-competitive Tony award given to an individual from the theater community who has made a substantial contribution on behalf of humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations. “Writers who are activists are very rarely taken seriously as artists,” Kramer said …

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Armistead Maupin & Hubby In Santa Fean

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Nate Silver On Marriage Support Trends

From Nate Silver’s blog: For right now, it is probably best to treat the question of whether a majority of Americans support same-sex marriage as having an ambiguous answer. Polls are on the verge of saying that they do, but the ballot results are more equivocal. By 2016, however, voters in 32 states would be willing to vote in support …

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Mayor Nutter At #LGBTmedia13

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter spoke today at the Haas Convening for gay journalists, where he explained his desire to make Philly “the nation’s most progressive city.” Tomorrow we’ll visit the construction site for Philadelphia’s coming housing center for gay seniors, which had its groundbreaking with Nutter in November. UPDATE: When Nutter took the podium, lots of folks took out their …

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