Tag Archives: Maurice Sendak

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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Gay Author Maurice Sendak Dies At Age 83

Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak has died at the age of 85. Roundly praised, intermittently censored and occasionally eaten, Mr. Sendak’s books were essential ingredients of childhood for the generation born after 1960 or thereabouts, and in turn for their children. He was known in particular for more than a dozen picture books he wrote and illustrated …

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Where The Wild Things Are Gay

Maurice Sendak, author of the beloved children’s classic, Where The Wild Things Are, has come out at the age of 80. From an interview in the New York Times: Was there anything he had never been asked? He paused for a few moments and answered, “Well, that I’m gay.”“I just didn’t think it was anybody’s business,” Mr. Sendak added. He …

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