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

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


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


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


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


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


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



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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Breaking Bad News: Is This the End of Binge TV?

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 1:26 PM


Remember when the TV renaissance of serial series was hailed as the best thing to happen since Must-See TV? Judging by the look of things lately, the shows are instead starting to resemble a renaissance fair, embarrassing displays of lackluster attractions...

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Texting, Talkers and Movie Theater Madness

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 11:40 PM


Someday a dinner party joke will revolve around the guy who shot another man to death at a movie theater.

"So why did he shoot him?" the guests will ask.

"I guess he didn't like the fact that he was texting."


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Woody Allen and the Art of the Impossible

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2014 | 11:00 PM

There are three things I've been reminded of since the reignited Woody Allen controversy started swirling around the blogosphere like one of those bizarre tornadoes that half the country thinks is God's reckoning on a sinful planet. One, unless the offer came from a close family member or a very...

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Why HBO's Looking Will Keep You Searching

(14) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 3:38 PM

If you want to get a feel for how truly dull Looking is, try to imagine how long Will & Grace's Jack McFarland would have tuned into the show before rolling his eyes, turning off the TV, and grabbing Karen Walker's killer rack for better entertainment. I'm guessing he wouldn't...

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Thelma Houston Will Never Leave Us

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 2:42 PM

If you've ever worried that age plays a major factor in life's gratification, talk to Thelma Houston. You'll likely find that, yes, it does: Kids are clearly not as full of life as their counterparts.

"I'm certainly no saint," says Houston, in what can only be described as an...

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Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

(11) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 5:15 PM

This past Memorial Day, I got a phone call from the guy I'd been dating for two months. Kevin was adorable and handsome, and we were still in that giddy, romantic phase. If there was a complaint it was that he was almost too attentive, wanting to talk every day...

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Tis Your Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 12:44 PM

December is not only one of the most popular times for people to get married, it's also one of the most popular times to propose. And no wonder, considering the lights and the love and feeling of joy. Since all nine states that recognize same-sex marriage are in cold-winter climates...

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The Top 10 Ways of Knowing If You're Becoming a Groomzilla

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2012 | 11:46 AM

As a gay wedding expert and author of The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning, I couldn't be happier for "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion's upcoming nuptials to photographer Rubem Robierb. While I'm certain they're headed for a lifetime of fair weather, I thought this...

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