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

St. Vincent's Through the Years

View Ofer Wolberger's photos of patients at St. Vincent's hospital.

By Editors

St. Vincent's Remembered

Walter Armstrong's moving oral history of the Catholic hospital that was ground zero for AIDS in the '80s. It may have …

By Editors

Bill Clegg: Moments of Reprieve

It's almost summer, and in the house upstate where I spend weekends a friend is planting a vegetable garden. He …

By Bill Clegg

John Waters Is Not a Poppers Pig

What do you keep in your freezer? Vodka? Coffee? Maybe some ice cream. John Waters uses his to store poppers. Boxes and …

By Aaron Hicklin

A Letter To Kim Jong-il

From the Out archives, Mo Rocca's letter to the North Korean dictator.

By Mo Rocca

No Man's Land

'In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country...we do not have this phenomenon. I don't know …

By Tim Murphy

Sex, Lies, and Spinach

In northern Namibia, I met a Peace Corps volunteer. Her name was Coppelia and she was working with far-flung African …

By Jesse Archer

It's Hard Out There For A Prince

[note: "It's Hard Out There For A Prince" first ran in our September, 2008, issue. We thought it was worth …

By Tim Murphy