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H. Alan Scott
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H. Alan Scott is a writer, comedian and Fresca enthusiast based in New York City and Los Angeles. Featured on Sirius XM Radio, here! TV, Chicago Tribune, Towleroad, and Time Out New York's "Joke of the Week." Scott has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comix, Carolines on Broadway, and Chicago’s Lakeshore Theater. Scott is the co-creator and host of SRSLY LOL, an alternative variety show in New York City and Los Angeles. Oprah said his name.

Website: halanscott.com

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Wallflowers, a Queer Interwebs Series Worth Watching

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 8:13 AM

New York single life is a constant struggle between balancing economic survival and romantic stability. For example, I would frequently work late in order to make rent, but those long hours can get lonely... down there. Since I was the only one in the office, I'd Skype with the Mr....

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No-Frills Step-By-Step Guide to Signing Up for Obamacare

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:04 PM

I know what you're thinking, another Obamacare story. But this one is different, I swear. Stay with me here.

No matter what you think about the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), we can all agree that people should have access to affordable health care, right? Good. If you...

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Gay Is the New Black: The Best Gay Web Series You've Never Heard Of

(4) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 2:38 PM

Orange might be the new black on Netflix, but being gay is the new black in America. From the popularity of Looking on HBO to expanding marriage rights in states all across the country, it's a great time to be gay. However, even though there's so much gay representation on...

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More Like Dallas 'Give Me an Oscar for Going Gay' Club

(9) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 6:01 PM

So while Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto were winning Oscars for playing characters who died from AIDS, some young black man in an urban city became infected with the virus. Another young woman in a village in Swaziland got infected after being raped by a man who didn't know he...

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Sextuality: My Virtual Relationship With an Escort During Chemo

(2) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 12:30 PM

About a year ago, I Twitter-met Tyler, a man who works as an escort. He'd retweet my jokes, and I'd be turned on by his very public displays of sexual freedom. I'm a sexual innocent -- sex has always been more of a picture frame to the artwork of my...

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I Was Denied Health Insurance Because of a Preexisting Condition -- Now I Have It, Thanks to Obamacare

(151) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 4:31 PM

"You guys are such assholes," I said to the man who manages my health insurance payments. I wasn't necessarily meaning he's an asshole, but rather his industry, including health insurers in general. He's just a guy trying to do his job, I understand that. So I guess this makes me...

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JFK vs. Reagan: The Battle to Be More Hero-y

(39) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 12:22 PM

My father was obsessed with everything John F. Kennedy. During my childhood, in the '80s, I remember stacks of books about Kennedy, his assassination, the conspiracy theories; none of which he ever believed, but his interest in Kennedy's legacy prompted him to read everything he could about him. I would...

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Crazy Cancery Me -- Chemo Crush(ed)

(21) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 12:57 PM

I assumed once I finished chemotherapy I'd be OK. I thought that I'd get back to my life, my work, dating. Anxiety? Depression? Bitch, please! I rid myself of cancer, get outta my way, I got some livin' to do!

I was wrong.

I don't see my car. I know...

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To Live and Die: RIP Roger Ebert

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2013 | 7:06 PM

I keep writing "Rogert" and not "Roger" as I type this. It's frustrating because correcting myself is slowing down my train of thought. I'm trying to say something about Roger Ebert's passing. There are feelings, certain emotions, unexplainable things, going through my head that I want to articulate but can't...

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Celluloid Patriotism in the United States of Oscar

(6) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 1:59 PM

I'm a product of the VHS generation. The world was at my mom's Blockbuster card fingertips. Family can't go to an actual movie-movie? Pop that film in the VHS player and boom. I was obsessed (like this level of obsessed). Everything that's great about TV but longer and...

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DKG 4 LYFE: Presidential Roundtable

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2013 | 10:09 AM

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It shouldn't come as a surprise that Doris Kearns Goodwin is the covergirl for every presidential history geek (myself included). She's the winner of not one, but TWO Pulitzer Prizes, wrote the book Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is based on and...

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Hillary Clinton Got Me Through Chemo

(13) Comments | Posted December 20, 2012 | 6:02 PM

It was one of those beautiful New York City December Saturdays -- sunny, not too cold, perfect brunch weather. I was midway through my spinach and cheese (NO MUSHROOMS, THEY MAKE ME GAG) omelet when my phone gave the universal iPhone doogle-deet alert. Everyone is familiar with this doogle-deet.

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My Cancerously Single Life

(15) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 9:02 AM

Standing in the bathroom two days after I lost my left testicle to cancer, I looked at the scar for the first time. First thought: Shit, not another thing to add to the "sexy time" conversation.

Seeing my scar was traumatizing. Not so much in the whole "I have a...

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Celluloid Chemotherapy: Top 12 Cancer Films

(3) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 3:36 PM

Now that I have cancer, there is no end to my desire to watch movies about people dying from cancer. Call me a masochist! Actually, don't call me a masochist, that's gross and complicated.

I've always been a huge movie buff, so naturally my first response to my own cancer...

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Chemo Letters to Oprah

(7) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 1:23 PM

MONDAY - Day 1

Imagine you're a fancy, well-to-do person -- say, OPRAH -- about to set sail on your yacht for a two-week-long cruise. Helga (you obviously have a handmaiden named Helga) packs your bag gets everything you might need and its like done. Let's cruise.

Only...

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The Real Housewives of Chemotherapy

(20) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 12:18 PM

A little over a month ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Apparently losing a ball wasn't hard enough, so my body decided to splurge and require chemotherapy.

You give up so many things when you get cancer. Some obvious things: in my case a testicle, my hair,...

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Party of One: Testicular Cancer

(25) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 1:34 PM

With the state of my sex life being as it is, I just assumed the pain in my groin was a manifestation of an under-served libido. It was a numb pain, but as time went on it became more intense, just like love. Then I couldn't get out of bed....

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