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Derek Hartley
Since 2003 Derek Hartley has been the host, along with Romaine Patterson, of the GLAAD Award-winning SiriusXM Radio show Derek and Romaine, emphasis on the "has been." The show airs weekdays from 6 to 10 p.m. ET, exclusively on SiriusXM OutQ 108, and is wildly inappropriate. Prior to joining SiriusXM, he was a columnist for PlanetOut. He is a major proponent of recycling, as evidenced by his two memoirs: Colonnade: A Life in Columns (Spacuna Publishing, 2009) and When Nightlife Falls (Spacuna Publishing, 2011). And he writes a semi-annual blog, entitled Initial Public Offerings, chronicling his nighttime adventures, because he is his own favorite subject. Obviously he is single and resides in New York. Learn more at and his Facebook page.

Entries by Derek Hartley

Why Jennifer Lawrence Rules Our Hearts

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 5:02 PM

The complex symbiotic relationship between gay men and female stars is as old as time. What would Cleopatra have been without a cadre of queens around? After all, you don't become a legend all on your own. Someone has to walk into your life and say, "Girl, we're going to...

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Sidekicked In Modern Media

(10) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 12:01 PM

My friend Adam Goldman created a very successful web series last year called The Outs, featuring a collection of 20-somethings trying to find themselves in Brooklyn. I mean that in the emotional sense, not that most episodes featured characters struggling to orient themselves after the Empire State Building...

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Channing Tatum's 5 Gayest Movie Roles

(14) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 9:00 AM

If you are looking to beat the heat this Pride weekend, I have good news for you: Channing Tatum's lantern jaw and muscled torso are in an air-conditioned theater near you. Personally, Channing Tatum is at the tank top of my list of guilty pleasures, and with White House Down...

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May-day! TV's Big Gay Bloodbath

(51) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 7:12 PM

Although most people associate the month of May with the Kentucky Derby, Memorial Day weekend traffic or beautiful spring bouquets for Mom, television has only one thing on its mind: Out with the old and in with the new. Manhattan is awash with TV folks in town for the upfronts,...

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Why Beyonce Is the Key to Staying Young

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 4:13 PM

Last year, I was at the supermarket and the No Doubt song "Just A Girl" came on in the background. Suddenly, my trudging journey past rows of canned peas was much improved. "Finally, they're playing some decent music in here," I thought to myself, triumphant that I had...

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Scott Evans: One of the People You May Know

(1) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 7:53 PM

Of course I know who Scott Evans is. The openly blond actor is the kid brother of Captain America star Chris Evans. He has made a name for himself in his own right with a memorable turn on One Life to Live playing a cop, one...

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Straight Out: The Fight for Equality

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2012 | 8:38 PM

Welcome to October, our annual opportunity to celebrate sweaters and recently out gay celebrities in unequal measure. National Coming Out Day has casually morphed into National Coming Out Month, giving closeted stars who own homes with their personal trainers 30 extra days to sweat it out...

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Gut Check: Everyone Is Talking About How Fat You Are!

(19) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 8:04 PM

One day you're a blogger known for wallpapering a dollhouse and swooning over bookcases, and the next you are the center of a heated debate about body image. Just another day in the gay community, where this battle of the bulge is as heated as any...

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Björn Barrefors: The Sexy Olympian Who Wasn't

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 6:30 PM

I know the Olympics are supposed to be about athleticism, pageantry, global unity, and other catchphrases only used every four years, but let's face it: For many gay viewers it is about hotness. And this Olympic season, one sexy slice of man muscle has taken our own gold medal in...

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Why Don't You Love Anne Hathaway?

(148) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 8:39 PM

I have this completely unscientific theory about why certain celebrities attract gay followings. It works perfectly for idols like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna and lust objects like Adam Levine and Chris Evans. But there is one celebrity who mucks the whole thing up: Anne Hathaway.

My theory...

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