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David Bowie

What I noticed immediately, upon seeing the Diamond Dogs illustrated album cover for the first time at my neighbour’s house across the street—incidentally my first exposure to David Bowie—was the posture of David’s human paws crossed in a relaxed, feminine, almost fey way. A fey male pooch? As an indeterminate, 10-year old latently queer bisexual outsider—fluid is the composite word […]

Geolocation, Location, Location: Interview With Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai

In three short years, social apps for smart phones have fundamentally changed how gay men meet and interact. Joel Simkhai, founder and CEO of Grindr—the app that provides users with the opportunity to see a plethora of profiles of other men who are nearby using a smart phone’s GPS technology—has seen this first-hand. Always an […]

I Love Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli is a survivor. I’m sure she would roll her eyes just reading that cliché of a line. Okay, I’ll start again. She is one of the few artists on the planet to have won an Oscar, four Tonys, an Emmy Legend Award, and two Golden Globes. Yes. Every gay man of a certain […]

Spirit Made Flesh: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, An Appreciation

  Western guilt faces off against eastern shame in the Nagisa Ôshima art-house cinema classic from 1983, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, the long-unavailable war melodrama lovingly remastered and re-released on DVD by The Criterion Collection. Loosely based on Laurens van der Post‘s memoir The Seed and the Sower, screenwriter Paul Mayersberg adapts and transforms the […]

95 Lotus Blossoms For Billy Strayhorn

Everyone has heard the name Duke Ellington, even those uninitiated to the world of jazz. Far fewer are familiar with the name Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s right-hand man and collaborator for almost three decades. There are those who would argue that Strayhorn’s compositions and arrangements for the Duke Ellington Orchestra are every bit as important […]

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