Chris Phillips

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What's the Cruise Impact of Bermuda's Same-Sex Marriage Repeal?

Looking not just for love but for marriage on the high seas? Well, if you’re a member of the LGBT community and want to get legally married on “The …

Has gay panic ruined bodybuilding?

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a contemporary male professional bodybuilder and thought, “Dear lord, why would anyone want to look at that, much …

Patrick Gale: ‘I turned my great-grandfather gay’

We were imaginatively brought-up children so of course we had a dressing-up box. Actually it was better than a box; it was a Gladstone bag of ancient leather. There were cowboy hats, holster belts, high heels and baby revolvers, a multi-tiered frou-frou petticoat and a terrible old floral skirt, …

Breast Cancer

“Looking,” Marriage, and the New Gay Sadness

The last wild part of San Francisco is the Pacific, which bounds the city for five miles at its western edge, abutting Ocean Beach and the gridiron of the Sunset’s pink-green bungalows. All of this is always, as San Francisco mostly isn’t, beset by fog: white, eerie, gracious. They can raise the …

'My Avant-Garde Education': Bernard Cooper's sketches of a life in art

Bernard Cooper discovered his passion for art in — of all places — the pages of Life magazine. He was sitting in the library of his Los Angeles middle school in the mid-1960s, studiously putting off research on a geography assignment by leafing through a copy of Life, when he stumbled on an article …

Art

Benedict Cumberbatch's Alan Turing gay-rights campaign snubbed by Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton

Benedict Cumberbatch's plea for Prince William and Kate Middleton to support a gay-rights campaign has been rejected.<p>Cumberbatch played pioneering …

Where’s the buzzed-about gay novel?

<b>(martan via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>“The Interestings” and “The Art of Fielding” got gay life wrong by making it symbolize too much. Who’ll do better?<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>July 31, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Adelle Waldman's recently released novel "The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.," which investigates in a head-on …

Book review: ‘All I Love and Know’ by Judith Frank

A young couple must deal with both grief and transformation when one of them becomes the guardian of an orphaned infant and a 6-year-old. The fact …

Thomas' "Choose Your Own Path" On 'Downton Abbey' Isn't Far From The Truth

In the fourth episode of Season 5 of <i>Downton Abbey</i>, we saw Thomas return from his mysterious errand and then potentially using some sort of drug …

On Call Me By Your Name (Or, The Book of Closet-Cases)

<i>In which The Gay Recluse reads an acclaimed book of contemporary fiction and is more than disappointed.</i><p>When we first received our copy of <i>Call Me By</i> …

‘Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club’ by Benjamin...

The seven stories in this simply but beautifully written, haunted and haunting collection are told from the point of view of male protagonists. Many …

Love in bloom: 'Into the Garden With Charles'

In 1983, Clyde Phillip Wachsberger, master gardener and author ("Daffodil," "Rose"), bought a 300-year-old crumbling saltbox Colonial on a small …

Post » Into the Garden with Charles

Skip's self-portrait with the peonies he inherited when moving to the house on Village Lane.<p>You might think that’s the end of this publishing …

Book review:‘The Paternity Test’by Michael Lowenthal

As debates about gay marriage continue to rage, Michael Lowenthal, a creative-writing instructor and author of the acclaimed 2007 novel “Charity …

Band of Thebes

John Cameron Mitchell on bringing Hedwig to Broadway

When John Cameron Mitchell, the co-creator and original star of <i>Hedwig and the Angry Inch</i>, decided to step back into the high heels of the character …

Robert Downey Jr.

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

NY Subway Passenger Drowns Out Anti-Gay Preacher With Stirring Rendition of 'I've Got a Golden Ticket'

Fed up with the anti-gay ramblings of a subway preacher, one New Yorker decided the best way to drown out the hate was by belting out "I've Got a …

Downton Abbey Alert: Thomas Looks for Gay Cure in New Season

<b>SPOILERS AHEAD!</b><p><i>Downton Abbey</i>’s resident underbutler, Thomas Barrow, will undergo a bogus gay cure to rid himself of his homosexuality in season 5 of …

Twins Come Out as Gay to Dad in Emotional YouTube Video

These twin brothers decided to kick off the new year with a fresh start.<p>YouTube personalities Aaron and Austin Rhodes used their channel to come out …

YouTube

Myths and truths about all gay cruises

Pool fun on an RSVP all gay cruise. Photo: Randall Shirley<p>Before my first all gay cruise, I heard a <i>lot</i> of warnings—myths really, as you’ll see …

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of …

Love letter to Charlie

Six months ago this week my life was turned upside-down. I had the amazing fortune to be introduced to the most wonderful person I'll ever meet... …

The 30 Hottest Male Celebrities Steaming Up Instagram

Below, the most beautiful gay and straight men you need to immediately follow on Instagram.<p>Don’t have an Instagram? Just scroll down and we’re sure …

If Gay Men Were Honest On Instagram

My go-to filter is Mimosa.

San Francisco

Gay culture: I look forward to its extinction. (Dialogue.)

<i>This is the first entry in an Outward dialogue. You can also read June Thomas' rejoinder, Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart's second entry, and Thomas' final</i> …