Tag Archives: Gay Life

The congealing of gay radicalism

Although I know it’s Salon, I’ve seen bravado this phony published several times in this post-Obergefell world, and every time I finish these pieces I think of Wile E. Coyote hovering in mid-air before plummeting to his doom. Responding to … Continue reading

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Testing the limits of reaching out: Tyler, the Creator and Romeo Santos

Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy Having gotten clicks from demonstrations of truculence, Tyler Gregory Okonma shares a few unexpected admissions, truculently. I don’t think he’s either clever enough or cynical enough (or truculent enough) to fake them. “For the … Continue reading

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Racism in the LGBT community

In June, Philadelphia decision to include a black and brown stripes on the Pride flag infuriated some gays for reasons that made them look at best obstinate and at worst racist. A flag designed in the late seventies as a … Continue reading

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Cosmos and cardiology

When I share anecdotes, I worry whether my posts will look like this drool, a simpering attempt at profundity. The actor from HBO’s Girls, new to New York City and homosexuality, drinks Cosmos with a blue-eyed handsome man in 2001 … Continue reading

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Don’t trust Trump, part XVIII

Chronicling the degeneration of Donald Trump’s attitudes toward the queer community shows the perils of relying on the whims of plutocrats: After completing a 2005 boardroom scene for “The Apprentice,” Trump told the show’s first openly gay competitor that he … Continue reading

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The president’s contempt for human dignity

In the last forty-eight hours, Donald J. Trump’s contempt for Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has led to wags speculating that he hopes to push the attorney general close enough to the window so that Sessions jumps. Yesterday the National Review, … Continue reading

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Forest drama ‘The Ornithologist’ a surreal, sensual trip

Like 2009’s drag queen valentine To Die like a Man, The Ornithologist is fevered moviemaking of the first order. João Pedro Rodrigues’ story about the eponymous character’s odyssey in a Portuguese forest mimics the wanderings of St. Anthony of Padua, … Continue reading

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Droppin’ science, the old-fashioned way.

The only science the Trump administration understands is that depriving people of health care kills them. This is a fact: The science division of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was unstaffed as of Friday as … Continue reading

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‘The Student’ a glimpse at Putin-era Russia

The United States is not the only country whose public school districts debate the inclusion of so-called “intelligent design” in curricula. Several years ago, in a break with almost a century of atheism, Vladimir Putin pushed legislation calling for mandatory … Continue reading

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Neil Gorsuch’s progress

In another reminder, as the fag ends of Pride get scattered to the winds, of Why Elections Matter, the Supremes said it was unconstitutional for Arkansas to keep one same sex parent off a baby’s birth certificate just because one … Continue reading

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A point is all that you can score: the best of Trevor Horn

So much of how listeners define the eighties Trevor Horn shaped: orchestras, sampled and live, treated as punctuative noise; the manipulation of artificial sound for rhythmic or melodic ends; understanding the Bowie/Ferry legacy of bombast as expression of genuine emotion. … Continue reading

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‘We resisted then and we’re resisting now’

In “Pride Has Always Been a Protest,” Nico Lang reminds remders that before the affirmations of the last ten years, Pride existed as protest. ince Trump’s inauguration in January, his administration has consistently chipped away at protections for queer and … Continue reading

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