One gay man upset after Gene Shalit’s review of Brokeback Mountain on NBC’s Today show on January 5 was his gay son, Peter—only Peter was upset not because he disagreed (he’s used to that) but because he felt other gay people were misunderstanding his father. When the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued an alert demanding an apology for the review’s characterization of the Jack character as a “sexual predator,” Peter and his five straight siblings went to work to clear their dad’s name. An author and a physician with a mostly LGBT practice, Peter spoke from his office in Seattle.
Author James Frey has admitted to embellishing certain sections of A Million Little Pieces, his best-selling memoir of recovery. His second book, My Friend Leonard, is worth a look for its gay-themed plot. Just take it with a grain of salt