My Mother's Gift

My uncle is sitting cross-legged on the daybed, feeding sweets to my partner, Robert. We are in his ground-floor flat in …

By Rahul Mehta

The Accidental Activist

Here's a story that, in its particulars, is a fable of our times. A young, handsome actor by the name of Jonathan …

By Aaron Hicklin

Frenemies of Dorothy

I have seen our enemy, and his name is Andy Cohen. Curse you, you devilishly handsome centaur of silver fox and twinkish …

By Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Glenn Greenwald: Life Beyond Borders

For the investigative journalist behind The Guardian's scoop on the Obama administration's abuse of the Surveillance …

By Fred Bernstein

Gay, Conservative, and Fabulous

Dressed in a slinky black number, a glass of red wine swaying dangerously in one hand, the conservative TV pundit and …

By Aaron Hicklin

Serge Lutens: Perfume Genius

So who is Serge Lutens's father? Where does he come from? The Arab world? Algeria? Eastern Europe?I'll never …

By Abdella Taïa

Imitation of Life

When I started my new novel, Sing You Home, I was interested in why people who are opposed to gay rights feel that way. …

By Jodi Picoult

Geek Love

Working on a computer all day, I spend, embarrassingly, a significant amount of time eagerly scanning Facebook. I'd …

By Richard Lawson

Tyler Clementi: Shadows and Fog

[Editor's note: Nearly seven months after the suicide of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, a grand jury has …

By Ilya Marritz

Ant Rap

'I had to get permission,' Simon Cowell tells Ryan Seacrest on season 8 of American Idol. 'I literally had a …

By Tony Phillips

Geek Love

Working on a computer all day, I spend, embarrassingly, a significant amount of time eagerly scanning Facebook. I'd …

By Richard Lawson

Three Kids, Two Dads, One Uncle

When Robert Christmas invited his gay uncle to move in with him and his partner and their three children, the concept of …

By Steven Thrasher

Fred Bernstein: Why Patti Smith and I Like the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian isn't on my shit list.

By Fred Bernstein

Alternate Reality

On a rainy Sunday night in October, hundreds gather between the fountain and arch in Washington Square Park for a …

By Tony Phillips

Stephin Merrit: Only The Lonely

As a writer, it's hard not to like the Magnetic Fields, the rueful, eclectic pop band headed by singer Stephin …

By Adam Haslett

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