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Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller was a founder and the news editor of Outweek magazine and has taught writing and journalism at Polytechnic Institute of New York University. He is now a book editor at John Wiley & Sons, HarperCollins, Hearst and Random House. His byline appears frequently in the LGBT press, especially New York’s Gay City News, and he has also contributed to and ghostwritten several books, including Youth In Crisis: What Everyone Should Know About Growing Up Gay. He is a member of Queer Nation, a direct action group dedicated to ending discrimination, violence and repression against the LGBT community. Miller lives in New York City's East Village. For more info, visit

Entries by Andrew Miller

Drain on My Parade: Did the Human Rights Campaign Sell Us Out on ENDA and Outsource LGBT Rights?

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 12:09 PM

The first time I organized a contingent for New York City's LGBT Pride Parade, it was still called a march. I was a sophomore and a member of Gay People at Columbia. (We were all still "gay" then, but, to be fair, Columbia was still a men's college back in...

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Earth to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Hosting Miss Universe Is Not Activism -- or Journalism

(16) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 3:55 PM

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts apparently feels so guilty about going to Moscow to co-host the Miss Universe pageant on Nov. 9 that he's published an apologia on his network's website in advance of his trip.

"Courage is contagious," he says. "Boycotting and vilifying [Russia] from the outside...

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How I Didn't Get AIDS

(39) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 5:00 PM

This is how Jake got HIV:

Despite his ambivalence toward hook-ups, Jake set his iPhone on stun and Grindr-ed up a handsome young man who thought Jake was handsome, too. With him Jake hoped to blunt, at least for a while, his unremitting ache to be desired and...

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AIDS Meds Are No Match for the HIV in My Mind

(35) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 4:40 PM

I met John Lewis on Halloween 1984 at a "sweater bar" across from the Museum of Natural History. He was dressed as Gene Kelly in On the Town.

"Hello, sailor," I said, pleased with my repartee.

He yawned. "That's the third time I've heard that tonight." He inspected...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About AIDS

(26) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 10:08 AM

"I'm not interested in that kind of love," he said. "If that's love, you can have it."
--Raymond Carver, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love"

The August before last, I got sick again.

I have a peculiar form of epilepsy. I don't...

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The Coming Epidemic: Is HIV Really What Killed Spencer Cox?

(89) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 5:15 PM

Linebacker Manti Te'o isn't the only man with a dubious online love interest. I have an imaginary Facebook boyfriend, too. I'm pretty sure mine is an actual person. Felipe and I both like to post YouTube videos in an invitation-only Facebook group for gay men who are into...

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Jodie Foster and How Not to Not Come Out at the Golden Globes

(83) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 6:02 PM

Dear Jodie Foster,

Good to see you at the Golden Globes. Your acceptance speech was not what I'd expected.

Jodie, come out, or don't come out. Whatever. I'm not that invested either way, and I'm not interested in your being a role model for my gay kids. But please don't...

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Michelle vs. Ann: Contrasting Fashion Belies Contrasting (Family) Values

(18) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 2:56 PM

OK. I'm going sexist for a moment in order to discuss two successful professional women's hair and clothes.

How Michelle Obama appeared during her speech at the Democratic National Convention was crafted to distinguish her in every way from Ann Romney.

Obama's slightly imperfect hair (I became obsessed with my...

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Unlike Anderson Cooper, Many Out LGBT Journalists Paid the Price and Paved the Way

(33) Comments | Posted July 5, 2012 | 9:48 PM

Unlike Anderson Cooper, I didn't want to wait until I had a contract with the largest cable network in the United States -- and millions and millions of dollars in the bank as a result -- before I came out.

My career in journalism, born of a desire to...

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