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Curtis M. Wong
Curtis M. Wong is the Deputy Editor of Gay Voices at The Huffington Post. He has written for The Prague Post, Passport Magazine, The Hartford Courant, Business Insurance Weekly, Abu Dhabi's The National and Ohio's Akron Jewish News, among other publications.

Entries by Curtis M. Wong

Lance Horne Returns To New York's Birdland With 'Lance & The Ladies'

(1) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:30 AM

Emmy Award-winning composer, songwriter and performer Lance Horne is returning to New York's Birdland after a smash run earlier this year -- just in time for his birthday.

Horne's new show, "Lance & the Ladies," will feature performances by Lesley Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega,...

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Justin Sayre Journeys To 'The Valley Of (20-Something) Gays' For 'The Meeting'

(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2014 | 1:17 PM

In his latest video clip for HuffPost Gay Voices, writer-actor Justin Sayre sounds off on how "20-something" gay men compare to previous generations.

True to form, his observations are both irreverent and hilarious. (WARNING: contains graphic language)

Sayre's "International Order of Sodomites" (I.O.S.) gathers once a month for "The...

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What Happens When People Are Forced To Come Out...As Straight

(4) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 1:31 PM

A hilarious video looks at a parallel universe where straight people are forced to come out of the closet.

The clip, which first appeared on Buzzfeed, casts straight characters in a number of situations that should be familiar to anyone who's ever had to come out, from...

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Gale Harold, Van Hansis Tapped To Star In 'Kiss Me, Kill Me,' A New Gay Murder-Mystery Movie

(11) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 12:33 PM

"Queer as Folk" star Gale Harold is set to play gay once more in a project that's deemed an "Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style" murder mystery film set in West Hollywood.

Directed by Casper Andreas ("Going Down in LA-LA Land"), "Kiss Me, Kill Me" will star Harold...

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Jeza Belle's 'The Harlot's Guide to Classy Cocktails' Is The Perfect Holiday Gift For Every Drag Lover

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Some of the world's most beloved drag queens are sharing their "true and trashy drinking tales" for a hilarious new cocktail recipe book that will be an ideal stocking stuffer this holiday season.

Written by New York drag entertainer Jeza Belle, The Harlot's Guide to Classy Cocktails...

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Happy Birthday, Matt Bomer! 7 Reasons We Love The 'White Collar' Star As He Turns 37

(9) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 6:53 AM

It's perhaps fitting that Matt Bomer's birthday coincides with National Coming Out Day. The Hollywood heartthrob, who turns 37 on Oct. 11, helped change the game -- as far as celebrity coming out stories are concerned -- by subtly acknowledging his husband, Simon Halls, and their three children...

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National Coming Out Day 2014: LGBT Whisper Users On Acknowledging Their Sexuality In The Open

(16) Comments | Posted October 11, 2014 | 6:53 AM

National Coming Out Day was first celebrated on Oct. 11, 1988, exactly one year after the historic March On Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

Now in its 26th year, National Coming Out Day remains a time for both celebration and contemplation, giving lesbian, gay,...

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Supreme Court's Gay Marriage 'Non-Decision' Discussed On The Rubin Report

(6) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 4:05 PM

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates have praised this week's surprise sweep of same-sex marriage victories across the U.S. But does the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of same-sex marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin really represent a win for the LGBT community, or...

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Should Incest Between Consenting Adult Siblings Be Legalized? Experts Sound Off

(507) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 2:02 PM

Responding to a German ethics panel's suggestion of de-criminalizing sex between adult siblings, a group of psychologists and experts joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss whether or not it was appropriate for criminal laws to ban sexual taboos such as incestuous relationships.

"I suppose I take...

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Romanian 'Orthodox Priests' Calendar 2015 Pays Tribute To Social Tolerance

(30) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 11:24 AM

In what's quickly becoming an annual tradition, the Romanian team behind the controversial "Orthodox priests" calendars is offering a steamy way to ring in the new year.

As in the 2013 and 2014 editions, the 2015 Orthodox Calendar features 12 months...

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SCOTUS's Gay Marriage Decision Is 'Unconstitutional' And 'Un-American,' According To Bryan Fischer

(549) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 3:49 PM

It's been an incredible week for marriage equality in the U.S. (albeit not without a few setbacks), but one ultra-conservative pundit isn't having any of it.

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer called the U.S. Supreme Court's Oct. 6 decision to

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Morgan Reynolds' #LiveYourMusical Is A Heartfelt Tribute To 'Anyone Who Has Ever Struggled' And NYC

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 12:20 PM

Actor Morgan Reynolds is back with a heartfelt, musical love letter to New York City.

Reynolds, whose breakup homage to Barbra Streisand went viral last year, dedicates his #liveYOURmusical clip to "anyone who has ever struggled to find your place, your voice or your inner diva!"...

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Awkward Gay Moments: LGBT Whisper App Users Share Their Most Uncomfortable Experiences

(32) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 10:17 AM

From the uncertainty of a blind date to parentally-interrupted displays of intimacy, prime opportunities for awkward or uncomfortable experiences still exist within the lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender community, even if coming out is no longer widely perceived as the start of a lifelong struggle.

As part of HuffPost Gay...

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Transgender Actress Erika Ervin On Her 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Role

(24) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 4:58 PM

We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will welcome a transgender performer just makes our excitement for the show more palpable.

Erika Ervin will star alongside series regulars...

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Florida Gay Couple Gets Engaged On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (VIDEO)

(12) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:20 PM

A gay Florida man surprised his boyfriend by taking to the highest possible platform -- "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" -- to pop the question.

Before dropping to one knee, Benjamin explained the personal significance of the very public proposal: he and Justin, who hail from Fort Meyers,...

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After SCOTUS Decision, First Same-Sex Couples Marry In Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia And Wisconsin (PHOTOS)

(7) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples across Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin scrambled to tie the knot Oct. 6 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from those five states which sought to prohibit same-sex marriages.

Just hours later, county clerks in those five...

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Russia Cancels Popular FLEX Exchange Program After Gay Student Reportedly Seeks U.S. Asylum

(32) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 5:30 PM

Russia has canceled a popular high school exchange program with the U.S. after a gay Russian student requested asylum based on his sexual orientation.

As The New York Times is reporting, officials announced that Russia would no longer allow students to participate in a year-long U.S. academic program...

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'Who We Become' Documentary Examines The Transgender Journey Beyond The Transition Process

(2) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:13 PM

A new documentary aims to examine the challenges many transgender people face aside from the transitioning process after coming to terms with their identity.

Produced in partnership with the Bronx Documentary Center, "Who we become" focuses on Jace, a transgender man who flees his native Texas for New...

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Mark MacKillop Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From His Sexy 'Rm. XIV' Selfie Book (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(11) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 1:38 PM

New York actor and dancer Mark MacKillop is giving fans an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the making of his new coffee table book, Rm. XIV, in newly-released photos and an exclusive video for HuffPost Gay Voices.

Directed by Mark Odgers, the short clip...

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Why 'Fun Home' Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Says Not Identifying As A 'Queer Artist' Has Made Her More Ambitous

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 11:35 AM

Cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel says that she feels less inclined to define herself as a "queer artist" now than she has in the past.

"I've always been very proud to call myself a lesbian artist," Bechdel, who nabbed a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur...

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