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A Conversation With Coco Peru

Coco Peru, the longtime drag creation of writer-performer Clinton Leupp, has a priceless way with words -- and hairspray. 

Taylor Mac Brings Oomph To Off-Broadway

Fusing influences from commedia dell’arte to the Theater of the Ridiculous, Taylor Mac has brought originality and oomph to New York’s off-Broadway scene.

Michael Musto's Icons: Murray Hill

“The hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” is a spiffy creation who sings and dances, tells naughty jokes, and works a room like a firecracker. 

Alan Cumming on His Career as a 'Naughty Pixie'

The acclaimed star of The Good Wife on bisexuality, Liza, and embracing the smoky eye.

Michael Musto's Icons: Robin Byrd

How the infamous empress of fun and raunchy DIY cable TV brought a sex-positive, safe-sex message to the world.

A Conversation with John Waters, the Pope of Trash

All about the Christmas tree that fell on his grandmother.

Michael Musto Is Never Getting Married

It's a wonderful thing to have marriage equality, the writer contends, but you can leave him out of the archaic institution.

The Gay Future, According to Michael Musto

The world will be brighter in years to come, but we'll still have Liza.

From Liberace to Sam Smith, The Evolution of Gay Music

Gay music has come a long way.

Gay Men Can’t Take Criticism

A lot of us like to dish it out, but we can't always take it.

I’m a Gay Cliché — and That’s OK

There's a gay stereotype for every generation, and a reason for every contradictory iteration. But some cliches are built to last.

Holding Out for a Gay Hero

Are we bucking the cinematic miserable-queers trope at last?

We Need a Drag Queen for a New Day

With the ubiquity of drag performance come higher expectations for a standout performer. So what makes the ideal star?

On Being a Tired Old Queen

The hookup atmosphere in nightlife may have died off, but now there's room on the dance floor for an older generation. And you don't even have to know who Liza is to have a good time with them. (But look up Liza, by the way.)

Still Single in the Age of Gay Marriage

Singleness, at least legally, was one of the hallmarks of being gay. Now everyone, even sitcom characters, are pressuring us to get hitched.

Gay Men Betrayed By Their Divas

Hero worship is complicated when we feel betrayed by ladies we've claimed as our own.

AIDS, Interrupted

Though there are fearless AIDS documentaries and TV movies being made now, it seems only decades of distance allows Hollywood studios to tackle the topic.

Why Can't Gay Porn Be More Like Real Sex?

Why can't gay porn be more like real sex -- just a lot better?