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Author Archive | Chris Freeman

Portrait Painter Juan Bastos on His Upcoming L.A. Show

    JUAN BASTOS is a portrait painter whose career will soon be on view at a major retrospective of his work at the Denenberg Fine Arts Gallery in West Hollywood, CA, starting on November 5th and running through the 18th. Included in the exhibition will be the covers of several issues of The Gay […]

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The Afterlife of a 1950s Sex Symbol

Tab Hunter Confidential tells a story of social significance and perseverance; it supplements the memoir of a decade ago. The film allows Hunter the last word in his own story

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Sarah Schulman on Her Latest Provocations

    I first encountered Sarah Schulman in January 1997, when she was a speaker at “Literature in the Age of AIDS” in Key West. That was a world ago. We met again a couple of years later at UNC-Asheville, where she was beginning to articulate her ideas about “familial homophobia,” the central idea in […]

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LGBT History 101

Part One begins with an essay by John D’Emilio, one of the most distinguished scholars of LGBT history in America. 

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Outing the Stars of Yesteryear

  Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood Curated by Bob Pranga and Steve Nycklemore The Hollywood Museum   THE INTERSECTION of Hollywood and Highland is undoubtedly the center of tourism in Tinseltown. The Dolby Theater, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Wax Museum, and countless other destinations vie for the attention of visitors […]

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A Single Man We Can Relate To

  IN HIS MEMOIR Christopher and His Kind, Christopher Isherwood describes his relationship with E. M. Forster, who was 25 years his senior. When they met in 1932, Isherwood felt that “Forster was the only living writer whom he would have described as his master.” Less than a year later, Forster allowed him to read […]

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HIV Activism in the Age of PrEP

   Survival vividly recounts the story of this involvement.SEAN STRUB is the stereotypical “boy from Iowa” who came East as a teenager, landing first in Washington, D.C., where he was an elevator operator at the U.S. Capitol, and then, a couple of years later, in New York City. By the late 1970s, he was an […]

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At the Corner of Hollywood and Gay

Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in HollywoodCurated by Bob Pranga and Steve Nycklemore THE INTERSECTION of Hollywood and Highland is undoubtedly the center of tourism in Tinseltown. The Dolby Theater, Grauman’s Chinese Theater, the Wax Museum, and countless other destinations vie for the attention of visitors from all over the world. Just […]

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Peter Paige and the Making of The Fosters

IN THE TV SERIES Queer as Folk, Emmett Honeycutt was everyone’s favorite Southern queen a decade ago. He was portrayed by Peter Paige, a multi-talented actor, writer, and producer. In a more recent incarnation, Paige is co-creator of the groundbreaking drama The Fosters, which has aired on ABC Family on Monday nights since June 2013. […]

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Tom Bianchi: Eye on The Pines

  TOM BIANCHI was a corporate lawyer who fell in love with his weekends on Fire Island in the early 1970s. Fortunately for us, he turned away from his suit-and-tie life and became a photographer.          His first book, Out of the Studio (1991), displayed his photographs of beautiful gay men during an ugly time, […]

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