Inside the Gay & Trans Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail

L.A. Weekly obtained unprecedented access to the ward occupied by gay men and transgender women inside the Los ...

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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