Alison Bechdel, Samuel D. Hunter & Mary Bonauto Gay Geniuses; Win MacArthur Grants

Alison Bechdel, Samuel D. Hunter, and Mary L. Bonauto named MacArthur Grant Fellows.

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

Meghan McCain Will Be Heard

'Does it sound campy to say I love gay men?' asks Meghan McCain, sipping an iced tea at the nouveau-chic Hotel …

By James Kirchick

Lady Bunny: Stop The Insani-TEA

Alan Cumming recently wrote that he was so fed up with Democrats' inaction on gay issues that he was tempted to note …

By Lady Bunny

Growing up Gay in the South

Photographed by Danielle Levitt for OutAs the online editor for Out, I spend a lot of time sighing and drooling with …

By Danielle Levitt

David Mixner: Permission To Hate

Over the last month, hate seems to be in the air. The news is filled with acts of violence directed toward LGBT citizens …

By David Mixner

In the Wake of Student Suicides, Study Finds That Harassment Is Forcing Gay Youth Back into the Closet

The suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi after a private encounter with a man was streamed live on the Internet has …

By Aaron Hicklin

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