Homosexuality and Bisexuality

November 17, 2017

Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

On a Sunday morning in the fall of 1981, I was sitting in my fourth-floor walk-up studio apartment in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan, flipping through […]
November 15, 2017

Liz Smith’s Complicated Relationship With the Closet

Advertisement Liz Smith, the grande dame of New York’s gossip pages, played down the juiciest bit of information about herself when promoting her memoir, “Natural Blonde,” […]
November 10, 2017

Encounters: A Lebanese Rocker Caught in a Human Rights Incident Over Rainbow Flags

Encounters By MICHAEL SCHULMAN Hamed Sinno, the 29-year-old Lebanese rocker, showed up at Christopher Street in Manhattan looking agitated. He had gone to the wrong location […]
November 7, 2017

Modern Love: Mom: ‘Is He Jewish?’ Me: ‘No.’ Mom: ‘Is He Smart?’

Modern Love By PAUL RUDNICK After I first met John on a Manhattan dance floor, I called my mother, Selma, and told her that I’d begun […]
September 1, 2017

Modern Love: Who’s Allowed to Hold Hands?

Modern Love By NICOLE DENNIS-BENN On our first date, I dared to give her a lingering hug on a crowded subway platform on West Fourth Street, […]
July 28, 2017

Modern Love: During a Night of Casual Sex, Urgent Messages Go Unanswered

Modern Love By ANDREW RANNELLS I don’t remember his last name. His first name was Brad, which is the perfect name for a relatively faceless memory […]
November 18, 2016

Modern Love: When Eve and Eve Bit the Apple

Modern Love By KRISTEN SCHAROLD When you are raised to be a good Christian girl, you don’t just go to church; you date the church. Church […]
September 30, 2016

Modern Love: Dear Dad: We’ve Been Gay for a Really Long Time

Modern Love By MARY ALICE HOSTETTER The first letter was not mine, although my brother Charles and I had spent so much time talking about it […]
September 29, 2016

Brian Anderson, Skateboarding Star, Comes Out as Gay

Last week, Brian Anderson, a professional skateboarder known for his powerful and aggressive style, told his 40,000-plus Instagram followers to prepare themselves for a forthcoming video. […]
August 27, 2016

Vows: United in Love, But Living on Separate Coasts

Vows By JESSE McKINLEY Of all the skills needed to be a successful museum director — curating collections, charming donors, keeping the lights on — perhaps […]