Tag Archives: gay writers

HomoQuotable – Larry Kramer

“Please know that AIDS is a worldwide plague. Please know that no country in the world, including this one, especially this one, has ever called it a plague, or dealt with it as a plague. Please know that there is no cure. Please know that after all this time the amount of money being spent to find a cure is …

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Frothy Mix On His Campaign Slogan

Frothy Mix’s campaign slogan, “Let America be America again,” may have been lifted from a poem by noted gay author Langston Hughes. Oopsie!

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Playwright Lanford Wilson Dies At 73

Pulitzer Prize-winning openly gay playwright Lanford Wilson died of pneumonia yesterday at the age of 73. Wilson is considered to have been one of the primary figures in the creation of New York’s vibrant Off Broadway theater movement. Mr. Wilson’s work was first seen in such bohemian, downtown dens as Caffe Cino and Cafe LaMaMa E.T.C. His youthful colleagues included …

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AUSTRALIA: Armistead Maupin & Husband Denied Restroom For “Real Men’

Last week famed author Armistead Maupin and his husband Christopher Turner were treated shamefully by the bartender at an Alice Springs, Australia restaurant. According to Mr Maupin, they were told to take a seat, after which Mr Maupin’s husband Chris asked if he could use a rest room. “The guy said, sorry, we don’t have one in here but you …

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This Thursday In New York City

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Mary Ann In Autumn, the latest in legendary gay author Armistead Maupin’s Tales Of The City series. Mary Ann In Autumn is now available online and at booksellers nationwide. More than twenty years have passed since Mary Ann left her husband and child in San Francisco for the allure of a …

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the author, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is an autographed copy of Boy Does World, the new memoir from Metro Weekly’s editor and publisher, Sean Bugg. Boy Does World is now available online and at booksellers. It’s a big world. Somebody’s gotta do it. As a kid in rural Kentucky, Sean Bugg dreamed of the day he would make …

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Alyson Books Goes Digital-Only

Long-running LGBT publishing house Alyson Books is restructuring as an e-books only company following its acquisition by Here Media several years ago. Many of Alyson’s authors have long-overdue books, including Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, who went very public with his complaints last month. John Knoebel, v-p of consumer marketing at Here Media, has been named interim publisher until a …

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HomoQuotable – Camille Paglia

“Despite showing acres of pallid flesh in the fetish-bondage garb of urban prostitution, Gaga isn’t sexy at all – she’s like a gangly marionette or plasticised android. How could a figure so calculated and artificial, so clinical and strangely antiseptic, so stripped of genuine eroticism have become the icon of her generation? Can it be that Gaga represents the exhausted …

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TRAILER: Howl

Has there been an Allen Ginsberg biopic yet?

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Dan Savage Launches iPhone App

Dan Savage has launched his own iPhone application. Description: “It’s packed with pretty much everything that he does- his columns from the past 5 years (searchable by category…hello Adult Babies!) a question/answer of the day, all his podcasts, a collection of videos, and more.” Get it at the link.

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Tony Kushner: Give Obama Time

Pulitzer Prize winning gay playwright Tony Kushner thinks we should give President Obama more time and that it’s would be “a huge mistake for the left to turn on him now.” (Tipped by JMG reader Hector in Miami)

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is the latest book from gay author Benoit Denizet-Louis, American Voyeur: Dispatches From The Far Reaches Of Modern Life, which is now available at booksellers nationwide. Award-winning New York Times Magazine writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis’s scrutiny of American youth culture and the social politics of sex has made him one of the most …

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Larry Kramer Profiled In NY Magazine

It’s too long and covers too many subjects to effectively excerpt here, but I encourage you to check out Jesse Green’s fascinating profile of Larry Kramer in New York Magazine. Kramer is working towards finally publishing his decades-in-the-works 4000 page book, The American People, which among other things, claims that George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other notable historical figures were …

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HomoQuotable – Edmund White

“I believe in promiscuity. But you know people are a lot more complicated than they appear to be. I mean, right now I’m in a relationship where I am faithful because my partner wants me to be, and I respect him enough — and it lowers the level of anxiety in our relationship. He’s also extraordinarily hot. “In the past, …

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Author E. Lynn Harris Dead At 54

Author E. Lynn Harris, whose books about African-American men on the down-low were wildly popular with black women, died unexpectedly in Los Angeles yesterday at age 54. Harris wrote a series of novels that exposed readers to characters rarely depicted in literature: black, affluent gay men who were masculine, complex and, sometimes, tormented. Keith Boykin, an author and friend, said …

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Christian Group Wants To Burn Gay Book

And what century are we living in again? A group calling itself the Christian Civil Liberties Union filed a claim with the city of Milwaukee seeking the right to burn a public library’s copy of a young-adult book with gay content, according to the American Library Association. The CCLU presented trustees of the West Bend Community Memorial Library with the …

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