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David Toussaint's latest book is DJ: The Dog Who Rescued Me. He is the author of four books, including The Gay Couples Guide to Wedding Planning and TOUSSAINT! Toussaint is also a professional playwright and actor. He resides in Manhattan. You can reach him on Facebook.

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19 Reasons Middle-Age Gay Men Need to Get Over Their Midlife Crises

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 2:40 PM

1. Because, like me, if you're gay and in your 50s, you watched virtually all of your male friends and acquaintances die agonizing deaths, often at what should have been the prime of their lives, with little support or compassion from elected leaders, often families, in a war, a holocaust,...

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24 Reasons Why Gay Hookup Sites Are a Lot Like Fishing

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 3:23 PM


1. Fishing: You start out before dawn, determined you're going to, literally, get the catch of the day.
Gay Hookup Sites: You start out after dusk, determined that perfect catch is, literally, right around the corner.

2. F: Most of the day...

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American Horror Story's Bloody Gay Mess

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2016 | 5:14 PM


In 1984 Brian De Palma co-wrote and directed Body Double, an erotic, voyeuristic thriller that's best remembered for one gruesome scene in which a young woman (Deborah Shelton) gets drilled to death in her Hollywood Hills home. The movie sparked outrage from critics,...

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Why New York Gays Are the Best: Christmas Notes From a Tourist

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 10:07 PM


"Dear Melanie, went to see the New York windows last night, and, OMG, met two gays! Real lives ones. Men! They were sooooo cute, and look just like they do on TV and in that beautiful sad cowboy movie. Really skinny waists, too,...

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11 motivos por los que sigues siendo un gay soltero (y menos mal)

(1) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 1:11 AM


1. Porque no quieres convertirte en un florero. Muchos hombres buscan a chicos que encajen en su concepción de pareja perfecta: trabajo perfecto, aspecto perfecto, amigos perfectos y perfecto para un anuncio de Ikea. Necesitas a un chico que te quiera por ti...

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Christmas With the Atheists!

(28) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 1:45 PM


It's a question I'm asked every year. "Since you grew up without religion, what did you do on Christmas?" When I was younger the query surprised me so much that I drew a blank, probably because "go on a North Pole-looting spree" or...

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Stop the Pug-Shaming Now!

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 1:04 PM


For years my pug's barks were silenced. As a puppy, just three months old and opening up his eyes to a New York world of kiss-worthy people, pee-worthy bushes, and smells to savor till fresh rains made them anew, he knew only love...

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11 Reasons You're Still a Single Gay Man (Thank God!)

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2015 | 8:20 AM


1. Because you're not interested in becoming a "piece of furniture." Too many men seek guys who fit their idea of a perfect partner: perfect job, perfect look, perfect friends, perfect for an Ikea ad. You want a guy who loves you for...

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Has the World Finally Caught Up With Madonna?

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 3:19 PM


It's not always easy being a Madonna fan. Her occasional slip-ups notwithstanding -- even I cringe at the opening lines to Rebel Heart's "S.E.X." -- the real challenge is listening to and reading the criticism that's been riding the Queen of Pop's coattails...

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The Beauty of Vain, Gay Passive-Aggressive Facebook Users in One Post

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 1:33 PM


This should be an interesting experiment. I am very selective about the people I "friend" on Facebook. They have to be loved ones, work colleagues, family, or really hot guys. I spend a lot of time corresponding with these people, "liking" their mundane...

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It's Time to Talk Tough About Texting...

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2015 | 1:53 AM


Because it's not my responsibility to maneuver to one side of the street, often against a building or the pavement, when you are about to run into me, nor to tell you to "look out" to avoid a collision. You are not five....

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Sex and the City's Rentboy Mentality

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 6:35 PM

The thing that no one is supposed talk about but everyone talks about was talked about all night at the Hookies Awards, on March 20 at XL Nightclub in New York City. I was invited by a gay publication as Press that, in turn, had been approached by a PR...

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love 'The Good Wife'

(1) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:56 PM


Like most religious awakenings, it didn't happen overnight. I'd heard of this new show The Good Wife, seen ads on bus stops and during commercial breaks for trivial shows like 60 Minutes. It looked silly, something unnecessary in my already busy spiritual TV...

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My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:44 PM


I was born in 1964, a year after Kennedy was shot, the last year of the Baby Boomers, and a year before Generation X. The Voting Rights Act was signed in 1965. I turned sixteen in 1980, the first year I had anal...

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'Empire' and 'Freakshow' Are More Similar Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2015 | 11:36 AM


In the past few months, two shows have engulfed social media for similar reasons, until you add acclaim to the equation. Empire is the new, 13-episode smash-hit Fox show, with an album that beat out Madonna for Billboard's number one spot, and a...

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12 Headlines We'd Read if Madonna Were an Older Man

(9) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 3:25 PM

Madonna gets a lot of heat for behaving in a way many believe is inappropriate for a woman over 50. Men who are also "of a certain age" often behave in rebel fashion, but are usually lauded for their actions. Here, the headlines we'd read if Madonna practiced what many...

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American Horror Story's Unfulfilling Smorgasbord of Gore

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 5:05 PM


This year's American Horror Story gave us a serial killer clown, a serial killer "song and dance man," two pinheads, a tattooed seal, a bearded lady, a three-breasted woman, a double amputee, a lobster-clawed bad-boy, a psychotic magician and his malicious dummy, a...

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Belinda Carlisle Co-Founds Animal People Alliance in India

(6) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 1:59 PM


Heaven, as Belinda Carlisle knows, is not always a place on earth, but the girl group goddess is determined to bring its halo down a notch.

The solo star and lead singer of the Go-Go's, the perennial Valley Girl with an infectious...

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'Into the Woods' and the Dumbing Down of the Movie Musical

(5) Comments | Posted December 31, 2014 | 2:49 PM


When I was about seven years old I starred in a community theater production of A Christmas Carol. Or, rather, played a supporting character--Schoolboy, to be exact--because I was too overweight to get the coveted role of Tiny Tim. As the company that...

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Why 'The Comeback' Shouldn't Have

(16) Comments | Posted December 17, 2014 | 3:01 PM


No one appreciates sentiment as much as Valerie Cherish, the desperate-for-everything actress on HBO's The Comeback, and no one is more equipped to play her than Lisa Kudrow, an actress so desperately talented she'll never want for work. When the faux-documentary sitcom premiered...

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