Donald "Don" Forst, the former editor of the Village Voice, who also helmed New York Newsday and the Boston Herald during his 50-year career as a journalist, has died at the age of 81. The New York Times obituary didn't cite a cause of death, but Peter Nessen, the friend who confirmed Forst's death ... More >>
Carrying a condom in New York could lead to your arrest. Why? Because it is legal for law enforcement to cite condom possession as evidence that a person engaged in prostitution. Targeting condoms, however, is an ineffective deterrent to prostitution and threatens public health. The practice also co ... More >>
Against Me! w/The Cult, The Icarus Line Terminal 5 Friday, June 8 Better than: Being stuck in pre-tunnel traffic on a Megabus that was supposed to have left Philly at 3:30? (R.I.P. Chinatown buses.) Sorry, sorry. Better than... um, any other rawk band working right now? The critical indifference ... More >>
Meet Christer Strömholm's 'friends'
A vanload of saliva pulls into Brooklyn
Beauty pageants condone all sorts of surgeries. In fact, sometimes they'll even pay for them. Remember when Miss USA footed the bill for Miss California's breast implants? But the Miss Universe pageant is strict about their contestants not having had sexual reassignment surgery, like Miss Univers ... More >>
"Life as a black transsexual cripple--it's way too interesting to me," deadpans Laverne Cox as Chantelle in Susan Seidelman's Musical Chairs, a really warm, expertly done flick that brings us into the world of "chair dancing," ballroom style. I saw the deeply romantic dance-ical at the Miami Intern ... More >>
Media Matters says that in 2011, Fox News' Dr. Keith Ablow "brought a toxic mix of homophobia and pseudoscientific anti-LGBT talking points to new lows. "The 'Fox News Medical A-Team' member has been a prolific source of anti-LGBT misinformation, disguising his animosity toward gay, lesbian ... More >>
I just picked up Shirley's latest book, I'm Over All That--And Other Confessions, and lit up when she equated gayness with past lives (which is surely better than linking it to past girlfriends.) Here's Shirley's rationale: "One of the explanations for homosexuality and transgenderism could ... More >>
How Bianca Leigh came to dominance
This Mother's Day, it's all about the plumbing
Some of our nation is up in arms over a recent J.Crew ad of a little boy, Beckett, who's the son of designer Jenna Lyons. In the image, Lyons is painting Beckett's toenails hot pink, and the two are having a grand old time. Beckett is also sporting a rather Frenchy striped long-sleeved tee, a ... More >>
You know, the guy who sent naked pics of himself to a woman on craigslist, and reportedly went after transsexuals as well. Says Playgirl's Daniel Nardicio:
Writes my friend Viva Ruiz:
ViaLast year, in celebration of a Grateful Dead exhibit at the NY Historical Society, the Empire State Building was lit up in tie-dye colors, exciting hippies everywhere. This weekend, the colors went wild again (pictured above) but no one can seem to agree on why. Either it's a "private ligh ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my new column detailing the week's most rivetingly LGBT events: *The showing of the controversal Ticked-off Trannies With Knives at the Tribeca Film Festival, where no one seemed the least bit mad
You'll never guess who I saw on my latest outing.
I remember when Phylicia Rashad bagged the Tony award for Best Actress, and in the press room was told she was the first African American to ever win in that category. Asked how she felt, Rashad looked a bit stymied and couldn't come up with an answer!
International threesomes, naked French lessons, and "light and fluffy" breasts
Think you've got it tough? Try being queer in the Bronx.
Tristan recounts her experience as a "sextra" in the provocative indie flick
The Shondes thrive as outcasts among outcasts
Feminine Masculine: Some pleasant pre-op photo ops and an unfortunate true story
Ambition, airbrushing, and water-powered sex toys at porn convention
They Are Everywhere. But We Refuse to See Them.
In the Age of Alterity, the Rainbow is not Enuf.
Mr. Mayor, you are so cute, the way you continually fuck with my schedule!
Behind the door in gay Bangkok