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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.

Entries by David Toussaint

31 Tips for Surviving a Brutal, Horror-Film Murder

(2) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:57 PM

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In this time of scares, it's important to remind people how to stay safe and sound. While I may not have a great knowledge of the Latin language or Middle Eastern politics, I'm an expert where it really matters -- horror flicks. Let...

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Entertaining Violence: A Day of Blood, Guts, and Guns, All for Fun!

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 4:24 PM

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Are you part of the problem?

8 a.m. Wake up, pour coffee, get paper. After reading about bloodshed and war, move on to the Entertainment Section for much-needed relief. Tonight is the debut for Stalker and I can't wait. Love the image of...

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A Tale of Two Suicides and a Story of One

(9) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:58 AM

There is a home movie that I cannot watch without breaking into tears. And I didn't watch it before this writing. It's like precious jewelry, something to be seen only on the most profound of occasions. In the clip, I'm with my family, four older siblings and Mom, at what...

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The 5 Ways Gay Married Men Are Turning Back the Wedding Clock

(104) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 5:34 PM

As a supporter of marriage equality, a gay-wedding writer and a single man, it's disappointing to find a large percentage of legally partnered couples ignoring or dismissing crucial marriage issues. Rather, like college kids being offered endless credit cards without understanding debt management, men are jumping into matrimony unprepared and,...

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The 8 Things Gay Men Need to Say Less Often

(50) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 11:46 PM

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1. "Dealbreaker": In today's gay world, "dealbreaker" is tossed around so much that it's surprising that anyone manages to find common ground -- and I think I just figured out why half the men I know are single. Musical preference is a potential...

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Why I Won't Be at Pride This Year, in One Long Rant

(4) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 9:07 PM

1. Because I don't have 0-percent body fat, and, from what I keep reading, that is the purpose of Pride. And those who tell us it has nothing to do with body fat, and that we need to stop obsessing over unattainable physical-perfection goals, tend to possess unattainable physical perfection,...

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The HIV Equal Campaign and a Half Century of Gay Sex

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 4:51 PM

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You wouldn't have known that an HIV test awaited you from the red carpet entrance and the group of photographers perched outside, waiting for Sandra Bernhard and the next someone to arrive at Bar Tini on 10th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. Organizer Jack...

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The 17 Striking Similarities Between the Super Bowl and Gay Pride

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2014 | 3:03 PM

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Super Bowl: Men get together to laugh and have fun and celebrate the Big Event, bringing along beer and chips and other delicious snacks.

Gay Pride: Men get together to laugh and have fun and celebrate the Big...

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The 12 Most Baffling Things Gay Men Do, Besides Vote Republican

(75) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 8:06 PM

1: Send out random photos of their a**hole. I'll admit it: I'm a butt guy. I can look at gorgeous rear ends all day, and anyone who wants to send me a photo of their perky bottom has my blessing. But a butthole? Am I missing something? It doesn't have...

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Why You Shouldn't Buy My Gay Wedding Book

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2014 | 1:32 PM

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Let's be clear: I hope that my last wedding book, The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning, goes on to sell a zillion copies and people refer to it for years to come. I'm proud of the work I...

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Notes From a Self-Loathing, Narcissistic, Hateful, Shallow Gay Man... Because That's What Readers Insist I Am

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 5:37 PM

Only date men who are better-looking than you are. This way you'll know you're hot.

Sometimes my body looks so bad that even I wouldn't do it.

If you check your dating apps and no one's responded, start messaging all the trolls until at least a couple ask to...

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10 Names for Me That I Find Offensive, Incorrect, Bigoted, Sexist and Just Plain Wrong!

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 12:05 PM

1: Boy. Calling me a boy implies that I am either immature or some kind of sexual plaything, and not at the same intellectual level as a man. There's a demeaning hierarchy in motion. The term is as degrading as the plural "boyz," often used when describing myself and other...

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23 Reasons That I Love My Straight Male Friends and They Love Me

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 7:21 PM

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1: Sexual tension can arise with my gay male friends. With straight guys we can talk about "guy" issues like sex and relationships and beard length without friction. And there's no uncomfortable reminder of that drunken night on Fire Island.

2: When...

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14 Things I Learned From Watching Noah

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 8:34 PM

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1: Post-Noah civilization started in Great Britain, as all the actors have English accents. This would explain why the Brits think they're superior to the rest of the human race.

2: Dysfunctional families existed way before Roseanne created a sitcom about them in...

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16 Dinge, die junge Schwule über ältere wissen sollten

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 10:34 AM

1. Glaubt niemals, dass nur, weil wir über 40 sind, wir HIV-positiv sind oder ungeschützten Sex haben

Junge Männer neigen im Eifer des Gefechts am ehesten zu ungeschütztem Sex, da sie die Krankheit als weniger gefährlich einstufen als wir. Wenn wir über 40 sind und gesund, waren wir wahrscheinlich besonders...

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18 Things Gay 20-Somethings Need to Know About Gay 40-Somethings and Beyond

(149) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 2:31 PM

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1: Never assume because we are over 40 that we are HIV-Positive or practice unsafe sex.

Young men are often the most prone to abandon safe sex in the heat of the moment, as they view the disease in a less-serious...

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17 Practical Gay Dating Tips for the New Age

(11) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 2:28 PM

One: Turn off your Grindr profile before the date begins, even if that's where you found him. That little "pop" sound while you give him flowers is a romantic buzz kill.

Two: You're "Checking In" at the restaurant where you've made dinner reservations? Seriously? Nothing like telling 5,000 Facebook...

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Does Bette Midler Know That She's Our Hero?

(6) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 11:22 AM

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I will never forget it, you know. Back in 1982 when I was a precocious gay teen taking drama at the local college, one of my "gay" professors (in the 80s, teachers didn't announce their sexual identity) insisted I see Bette Midler in...

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Gay 'Reviews' and the Disintegration of Our Community

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 10:57 AM

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As a working actor and writer since the age of 10, I've read lots of reviews of my work, not all of them flattering. I still remember when I was 18 and the local newspaper reporter said, of my community theater role as...

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Everything That's Wrong With Gay Dating Apps in One Extended Profile

(71) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 10:58 AM

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PERFECTGUY4SAME...

No fats, no fems, no PNP, no one over 30, no face=no chat, no BS, NSA, no blacks, no Asians (nothing personal, I just think you guys are trolls). If you act gay, no chat. DDF, non-smoker, HIV-neg as...

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