Mark Simpson: The Rise & Fall of Monosexuality

Until quite recently, this state­ment was regarded as com­mon sense. More than this, it was a kind of widely-shared art­icle of quasi reli­gious faith, as pre­script­ive as it was descript­ive. An 11th Commandment. Heterosexuality was the default, nor­mal, right, set­ting and any­thing that strayed from that was homo­sexu­al­ity. That is to say: sin­ful, wrong, ill, odd, hil­ari­ous, niche. […]

Listen: Miley's Song About Lesbian Sex, 'Bang Me Box'

The Mike WiLL-produced song ‘Bang Me Box’ is ‘pretty self-explanatory,’ Cyrus said. By Out.com Editors August 31 2015 6:49 PM EDT In an interview with Miley Cyrus in the New York Times, the singer talked about her identity and her surprise new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz.  The 23 songs on the sprawling album include plenty […]

First Look: Model Yuri Pleskun Headlines New Forever 21 Campaign

Russian model Yuri Pleskun is a menswear designer favorite, having appeared in runway shows for the likes of Public School and Siki Im. This season, he shines in Forever 21’s new campaign. Photographed by Dan Jackson, the look and feel of the campaign introduces a slicker image the brand, showcasing key pieces from its fall collection […]

As a Gay Man, I Wondered if I Was Muslim Enough to Visit Mecca

Fear filled me as I walked towards Saudi immigration.  Was I Muslim enough to be allowed in? I was a marked man—publicly labeled an infidel for my blasphemous argument that Islam and my homosexuality could co-exist. Following the release of my 2008 film, A Jihad for Love, a fatwa (religious opinion) condemned me. The fatwa […]

Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

The openly gay neurologist and beloved author found love late in life. By Jerry Portwood August 30 2015 2:19 PM EDT The author and neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks died early Sunday, August 30, at his home in Manhattan at the age of 82 from cancer. He’d been writing about his terminal cancer in the New […]

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