Sign of the Times: Nakedness in a Digital Age

In San Francisco, where nude men once gathered to chat in the sun and employees of Silicon Valley discover new ways ...

Mark Simpson's Metrosexual Reflections

'Straight lads are such bloody tarts now,' my mate Farmer Dave observed, gazing at a young …

By Mark Simpson

Paris is 'Still' Burning

More than 20 years after the film was released, the Bronx's drag ball scene continues to thrive as a home for queer …

By Steven Thrasher

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

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