That little wizard Daniel Radcliffe plays young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings, so he posed for luscious shots by Kai Z Feng for an Out magazine story written by editor Aaron Hicklin. In the piece, Radcliffe answers a question about playing gay like so: "You never ... More >>
The Vikings punter is prying open America's last closet: major league sports
Several years ago, Paris Hilton was on the cover of Out magazine as someone gays liked and who liked gays. I sort of believed her about it because I did the interview! I was even shown on The Simple Life asking her the questions! In her house! But now a crafty cab driver has released a secretly ... More >>
In 2006, I interviewed noted author Gore Vidal--who just died--for Out magazine. And one of the juiciest things he relayed to me was the reason gay director George Cukor was bumped as director of the petticoats-and-brimstone classic Gone With The Wind. Cukor had personally told Vidal that Clark Ga ... More >>
Chloe Sevigny played the love interest of Brandon Teena in the powerful Boys Don't Cry, so she's no stranger to projects about gender outlaws. This time around, in DirecTV's Hit & Miss, she's a pre-operative hit man, and the shock value starts from the first frame; she is shown nude, complete with ... More >>
CNN superstar Anderson Cooper came out yesterday, and I felt it was a major move, if such a long time a-coming that I've turned gray (and it doesn't look quite as dashing as it does on Anderson). In fact, Gawker's Max Read just did a history of Anderson coverage and noted the early importance of my ... More >>
That's what one of the big winners at the Get Out magazine awards at Splash told me the other night. The Christopher Street bar Boots & Saddle won awards for its staff, its karaoke night (with lovely Victoria Chase), and other aspects as well. But owner Robert Ziegler deserves a special honor for ... More >>
When Get Out magazine throws a nightlife gala, everyone comes with their feathers and tails on. Such was the case at Get Out's awards at Splash on Saturday, especially when it came to yours truly. I not only looked extremely fierce, mama, but I presented two honors--and won a plaque for keeping ga ... More >>
The days are numbered for New York City's other alternative weekly. We hear that the New York Press will likely cease publication by the summer's end if Manhattan Media can't sell the title or at least the website. "Everything is always potentially for sale for the right price," Manhattan M ... More >>
A female version of the Lavender Mafia is in the cards as more women gain power
Out magazine has decided that I'm one of the 100 most eligible bachelors in tarnation, and I want to know just what kind of gall it takes to assume that, just because I'm weird and a little bit neurotic, I must be single! Anyway, vote for me!!!
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
Yes, I'm one of the hundred powerful and compelling LGBTs who made a difference this year, according to Out magazine, and this is great, mainly because I get to go to the party and eat the hors d'oeuvres. The photo with me and other fabbies was shot as a Studio 54 homage, which is why I lo ... More >>
Every post-modern girl of a certain age dreams of being proposed to on the cover of a high-class glossy magazine. And yet, only a few of us ever actually get to see that fantasy come true. A beer-bong toast, then, to the Jersey Shore's Snooki, whose ex-Iraq vet boyfriend of two weeks has seen ... More >>
A lot of you have asked about it, which is very considerate -- and quite observant of you since it was supposed to come out way back in February, when I was far younger and more enthusiastic about the whole thing. Well, CLICK HERE for my column about Regent Media (which includes Alyson Books ... More >>
The Internet spells doom for many long-established periodicals
Sebastian MylanarskiHolly Miranda Known for being the face of Brooklyn rock act the Jealous Girlfriends, Holly Miranda quietly released her debut solo album The Magician's Private Library this past February. It's a washed-out, hazy record that has Miranda's airy voice sounding something like '80s 4 ... More >>
Alex GeanaStarz channel obviously knows the target audience for its Spartacus: Blood and Sand series, premiering this week.
That's what Chaunce Hayden contends in Steppin' Out magazine. Hayden feels that while Howard has provided a lot of lip service to his deep, abiding love for Artie--the messy but funny comic who recently attempted suicide--the shock jock hasn't called or visited the guy to give any weight to ... More >>
Musical chairs with nuns and a Jew.
Let's recap: Out magazine blew the whistle on Adam Lambert's handlers for various demands they made so that he wouldn't come across "too gay" in the magazine. Lambert fired back with remarks on ew.com saying the mag had crossed the line. And now, here's Out's response to the response: "We' ... More >>
Yesterday's post detailing Aaron Hicklin's editor's letter in Out magazine about the namby-pamby management of Adam Lambert raised a firestorm of response, the Claymates--sorry, "Glamberts"--rising in force to defend their man, no matter what sexuality-cloaking steps his handlers might take i ... More >>
Photo of Chaz Bono by Jason Bell, via PopnographyOut magazine's site provides a current photo of Chaz Bono in a sneak glimpse at the mag's Out 100 issue, which will name Chaz as a reinventing icon.
Today's hot rumor is that Lady Gaga might perform at Out magazine's bash at the LES club the Box tonight. It could happen, seeing as she's on the mag's cover and she's in town, having just done the VMAs and Marc Jacobs's after party last night. If she doesn't materalize, that's OK, seeing as ... More >>
No, wait, don't start throwing white gloves at me in anger! I didn't say it--I just thought it. It's Steppin' Out magazine's Chaunce Hayden who actually put that idea on paper, and I'm merely here to share his fuming words with y'all as a public (or perhaps pubic) service. Check out Hayden's reason ... More >>
As you've heard by now, Out magazine's gay power list includes two people who aren't exactly running through the streets screaming, "I'm gay!"--namely right-wing web gossip Matt Drudge and married (to a woman) power mogul Barry Diller.
LaBute's stimulating latest; Jill Hennessy in the Lymelife.
I was the first one to write that comic Wanda Sykes had shown up with her girlfriend in Fire Island and at a gay bar in New York a couple of years ago. I even wrote her up in my "Glass Closet" cover story of Out magazine last year, urging stars like her to come out more publicly--i.e., on the record ... More >>
Every year, Out magazine presents a list of the 100 gays who made this world a better place (The OUT gays, that is. The closeted ones don't always help things along too much.) Well, the Out website is presenting a tantalizing hint of who some of the chosen folks are this year, and naturally my old p ... More >>
Illustration from the Out piece by Julien Pacaud In the new issue of Out magazine, I have a story called "Shattered Glass," about how the celebrity closet has changed since my 2007 Out cover story on "The Glass Closet"—you know, stars' tricky way of living gay lives without actually coming out on ... More >>
Direct hits on Abu Ghraib, some close shaves, and frank talk about that Foster parent
Give Lizz Winstead her due. And keep your hands off Megan Mullally's melons
This "Best of New York" includes the best place at which to get both sciatica and a nervous breakdown.
Idol's Carrie channels Christ in Atlantic City. In do-me heels. Get real (like David Hyde Pierce).
Chatting with Legally Blonde's Orfeh. Plus: Outtakes from the urban-myth closet.
A Gay March on Washington Spawns a Major Movement Rift
''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''
Psychoanalysts probe the roots of homophobia