#BornThisDay: Writer, Jaime Manrique

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June 16, 1949- One of my favorite books of 2012 was Jaime Manrique’s Cervantes Street, an engaging, highly readable fictional account of the life of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1666) the brilliant, enigmatic author of what is probably the greatest Spanish language novel ... See the Rest

Former Clubkid Ernie Glam Has Written a Novel “The Darkest Tunnel”

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Clubkid journalist and "fashion extremist" Ernie Glam has published a new novel set in the New York club scene, circa 1989. From the Amazon description: Set in New York City nightclubs and junkie hangouts, The Darkest Tunnel spends a week in the lives of two young, gay men. ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Actor, Rupert Everett

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May 29, 1959: Rupert James Hector Everett. We were already big fans of his good-looks & his talent when in spring 1984, The Husband (then the BF) was the waiter for Rupert Everett & his entourage, in town for the Seattle International Film Festival showing of Another ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Patti LaBelle

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May 24, 1944- When I consider the Gay Icons, I always consider Patti LaBelle. Born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards in Philadelphia on this day, Labelle was a member The BlueBelles, regulars on the bill at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. In the early 1960s, the girl group had success ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Armistead Maupin

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May 13, 1944- Armistead Maupin “We've always pined for the old days, & people now do it about the 1960s & 1970s. I don’t do it. I really don’t.” Maybe Maupin doesn't, but I do. His Tales Of The City books are the very essence of my halcyon days of young gaydom. A ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, J.M. Barrie

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May 9, 1860- J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan has been a favorite story since my early childhood. The book & one of several musical versions have played an important role in my life. The annual TV viewing of the 1954 musical version starring Mary Martin was an event that I looked ... See the Rest

Watch My Conversation with Blogger/Author Kenneth Walsh

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Well, you absolutely HAVE to watch my interview with Kenneth in the 212 blogger Kenneth Walsh about his new summer blockbuster Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? It's a memoir about growing up gay in the '70s and '80s with his hilariously dysfunctional family, and I think after watching ... Watch Now

19-Year-Old Author Alex Kazemi Talks ’90s Nostalgia with Oyster Magazine

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Author and it-boy Alex Kazemi (born: 1994) (I literally have underwear and lipsticks from 1994) talks to Oyster magazine about his penis, his new book Yours Truly, Brad Sela, and that aching nostalgia kids today feel for the '90s. WHEN THEY WERE IN UTERO. I mean REALLY. *throws ... See the Rest