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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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Madonna's Purple Perfect Prince Tribute

(33) Comments | Posted May 23, 2016 | 2:52 PM

The only thing offensive about Madonna's tribute to Prince at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards was the offense it triggered: Complaints, Twitter feuds erupting like purple spitballs, a petition to get her replaced! You'd think people were fighting over the proper structure to replace the World Trade Center. In our...

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Sex and the Single Married Man

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 6:27 PM


I used to joke that the world is full of single gay men who can't host. I still say the line but no longer think it's a joke.

Nowadays I'm bombarded with date and hook-up requests from devoted, loving, legal male partners with...

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My Mother the Homecoming Queen and Prince, Her 'King'

(0) Comments | Posted May 3, 2016 | 3:41 PM

My mother never met Prince, never shook his hand or waved hi or saw him in concert. But she adored him in a way that took on a mystical connection, like two people who didn't know each other but were intertwined in the headlights of poetry.

Mom was born...

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Why Barbra Streisand Should Cast Me in the Role of 'Gypsy' -- No, Seriously!

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 7:23 PM


With word that Barbra Streisand's film version of Gypsy is back on track, all eyes are on who will be cast as her tomboy-turned-stripper daughter, Gypsy. Several names are floating around -- Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, herself -- and while they're fine choices,...

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"기자들은 투표해선 안 된다"는 CNN 앵커 앤더슨 쿠퍼의 말은 오만하다

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 3:21 AM

앤더슨 쿠퍼가 투표를 통해 자신이 즐기는 민주주의에 동참하기 전까지는 나는 그를 뉴스에서 보지도, 그의 포스트를 읽지도, 그가 이런저런 논의를 하는 것을 듣지도 않겠다. 그러나 나의 리디큘리스트(황당한 이야기만 전달하는 쿠퍼의 코너)에는 그를 올려 놓겠다.

게이임을 밝힌 그는 최근 '하워드 스턴 쇼'에서 "나는 투표하지 않을 것 같다... 나는 기자들은 투표해선...

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Anderson Cooper's Non-Voting Arrogance

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 4:57 PM

Until Anderson Cooper decides to vote, to take part in the democracy he so enjoys, I will not watch him on the news or read his posts or listen to him discuss the serious or the silly. I will, however, put him on my own RidicuList.

On a recent interview...

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My Mental Illness and Explaining the Inexplicable

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 4:06 PM

By the time I turned 16 it felt like everything had happened. I'd worked as an actor for 8 years, most notably touring with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Those days were life inside the diamond, and I always got the best parts because I was funny and...

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5 Signs The Walking Dead Has Lost Its Brain

(5) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 12:42 AM


I fell in terror with The Walking Dead after Shane was killed (by Rick) at the end of Season 2. The zombie-apocalypse's bad-boy had been part of what I assumed would be the show's continuing narrative, the love triangle between him, Rick and...

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Does Talking About My Big Penis Make Me a Dick?

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2016 | 1:39 PM


Not long before The Donald's Dick Debate, I texted a potential date that I was well endowed, to which he responded, "What an ass!" He then wrote, "Show me!"

Okay, it wasn't a date so much as it was a hookup, a...

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

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2016 | 1:40 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 | 2:23 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 | 4:14 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 | 9:07 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 | 12:11 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 | 12:45 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!

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 12:04 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 | 7:20 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 | 2:19 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 | 12:33 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 | 12:53 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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