Tag Archives: Gay Life

The state with the prettiest name, #2436

Only in Florida would thirty-three-year-old Bryan Deneumostier dress as a woman, lure straight men to his Homestead home, and record their sex for porn purposes: Deneumostier, known by the screen name “susanleon33326,” pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal interception … Continue reading

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It might blow up, and it might go pop: Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande

Troye Sivan — Bloom This Australian started making sense after re-watching Call Me By Your Name — imagine him as Timothée Chalamet’s first boyfriend, about the same age, wowed by Chalamet’s experience, for which he has Armie Hammer to thank. … Continue reading

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‘Love, Cecil’ is a glimpse into a vanished world of fashion, camp

Although self-definition is not the sole province of the queer sensibility, it remains a defining characteristic. In the years between the wars England still pretended its empire was solvent and persisted in holding the old class barriers.

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On fighting the last liberal battles

I belonged to a Facebook film forum to which I’d often post links to my lists and reviews. On Friday afternoon a couple members and I had what I thought was a polite discussion about gender and sexuality and the … Continue reading

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Loss and sexual ambiguity baked into ‘The Cakemaker’

The Jamesian sadness of lingering at the altar of the dead pervades The Cakemaker, an Israeli-German drama of understated power. One afternoon Israeli businessman Oren (Roy Miller) wanders into a Berlin cafe owned by Thomas (Tim Kalkhof). Nothing in their … Continue reading

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‘I’m spread so thin’ – the continuing adventures of being gay in the new millennium

This is the latest in a series of posts begun in June 2016 in which I reflect on the early days of being a homosexual. See hyperlinks below for earlier posts. He loved The Blue Album enough that, as a … Continue reading

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Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – what it means

Happy Pride! In a case brought by a Colorado baker, the court ruled by a 7-2 vote that he did not get a fair hearing on his complaint because the Colorado Civil Rights Commission demonstrated a hostility to religion in … Continue reading

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Worst Songs Ever: Jim Stafford’s ‘My Girl Bill’

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself with airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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Accepting transgenderism will lead to ‘imminent tragedy’

To think that J.J. McCullough’s “Time for a Compromise on Transgenderism” is the kindest thing that National Review Online can bring itself to publish about a segment of society that until grassroots insistence couldn’t even get Human Rights Campaign to … Continue reading

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‘The four subjects actually made a derogatory, anti-gay slur in Spanish’

A reminder, as if one were needed, that the grossest crimes against the queer community can happen in one of the two or three gay friendliest cities in the United States: In video footage of the incident, four young men … Continue reading

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Worst Songs Ever: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert’s ‘Same Love’

Like a good single, a terrible one reveals itself with airplay and forbearance. I don’t want to hate songs; to do so would shake ever-sensitive follicles, and styling gel is expensive. I promise my readers that my list will when … Continue reading

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‘Love, Simon’ is too straight, but it’s the fantasy young gays need

Awash in cabernet, I blurted, “I’m gay.” Mom’s head snapped toward my father, who, after a moment, smiled mysteriously as if at a private joke, nodded, and said, “I know.” “You knew?” Mom said. “Yes. So did you. We talked … Continue reading

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