Browsing: The Interview

Sept-Oct 2013

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THE WORLD of poetry for gay poets is increasingly a space where poets of diverse ethnicities are publishing stirring work.

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AT A TIME in the 1970s when talk at the playground was of the sex scene on page 36 of The Godfather, I was perpetually reading page 47 of The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal.

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The Confession of Pope Francis  It’s official: there really is a “gay lobby” in the Vatican as rumors would have us believe. The newly seated pope, Francis I, actually…More

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THE FRENCH like to make fun of the British, joking about their repressed ways in matters of the heart. But when it came time to debate same-sex marriage, it was France that betrayed a deeply conservative streak in sometimes violent protests, while the British showed themselves to be modern and tolerant.

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Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was ruled a violation of the principle of equal protection as guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment. One consequence of the ruling is that federal benefits such as the ability of a U.S. citizen to file for his or her spouse’s Lawful Permanent Residency (the “green card”) must now be granted to binational same-sex couples.

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WHETHER you’re a Bowie fan or not, chances are you’ve heard about the sudden return of the Thin White Duke in the form of an album, The Next Day.

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Beane’s play packs gay social history and local Big Apple politics into his bittersweet dramatic comedy that has as its hero one Chauncey Miles, a successful burlesque actor known for his “nance” portrayals.

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NO TV EVENT sparked the summer heat quite like Behind the Candelabra, the HBO biopic about Liberace’s love affair with Scott Thorson, a man more than forty years his junior. (The film was reportedly rejected by the major studios for being “too gay.”) Much of the fanfare involved the casting of Michael Douglas (now 68) as Liberace and Matt Damon as his kept boy.

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A FORMER ADMAN, an actor, a prolific writer, and—judging by the cover photo on his latest book—David Leddick is a remarkably well-preserved man in his eighties.

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Reviews of The Greek House:  The Story of a Painter’s Love Affair with the Island of Sifnos, The B Word:  Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings, and Autobiography of My Hungers.

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