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Binging on Barbiturates in the Big Apple

Nathan Smith | Posted 02.28.2017 | Queer Voices
Nathan Smith

There isn't a drug that Sam Lansky hasn't done. Early on in the 27-year-old TIME editor's debut memoir The Gilded Razor, we learn that Lansky has ta...

Stop Hoping for More and Start Hoping for the One

JD Stewart | Posted 09.21.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Stewart

I am most certainly not the first, nor will I be the last to feel this way. But my main question is: Where is this diverse and accepting gay community that people led me to believe existed here? We are now in a world where we have over 100 choices at our fingertips and still, we want more.

Discover Important Queer Fiction (With Wieners)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

Manners can be more than just good or bad. They can also be dangerous. I don't mean rules about which fork goes where or what to say when someone sneezes. But when a society has rules about who's allowed to fall in love with whom, that has the power to destroy peoples' lives.

Gay Serial, The Prospectives, Uses Instagram to Tell the Story of Gay Men in a Brand-New Way

Phillip M. Miner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Phillip M. Miner

The Prospectives, written by Adam Hurly, follows a gay man making his way in New York City. Hurly is garnering attention not only because he's telling a great story but because of the platform he's using to tell it: Instagram. Every week a new part of this serial unfolds, paired with an illustration by Sam Kalda. I sat down with Hurly to talk about this exciting project.

Queer and Selfie Loathing in NYC (Part 3): On Committing Social Media Suicide

Lester Brathwaite | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lester Brathwaite

My generation has been force-fed the notion that to be loved, to be special, to be something or somebody, one has to be a star. And I bought into it with certainty. From the moment I understood my reflection was I and I he, a star was born.

The Year of the Hate Crime: 2013 in Review, Part I

Paul Florez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Paul Florez

After that morning I became numb to the word faggot. But hearing the word again in Manhattan, in 2012, in my late 20s with a better haircut, shocked me.

Will Chelsea's New Splash Make Waves?

Scott Stiffler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Stiffler

Fingers crossed, folks, that soon, on this avenue that's increasingly dominated by corporate logos and heteronormative retail options, we'll all be watching porn, downing cocktails, ordering beef sliders and making love connections in one singular, sensational location. And yet I remain skeptical.

The End of Splash Gay Chelsea Gay New York New York

David Gudelunas | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
David Gudelunas

When Splash does close this month, I won't necessarily miss it (though I did have some remarkable times there). What I will miss is the New York City that it was a part of, a place where the fringes of our culture could come together and celebrate.

Retro NYC Gay Bars Return In A Surprising Way!

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Wish you had a way to remember all the past nights at legendary bars and clubs aside from the monstrous hangover the next day? Well, if you like to we...

First Nighter: Nathan Lane First-Rate, as Usual, in Douglas Carter Beane's New Play, The Nance

David Finkle | Posted 06.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Plays conjuring Manhattan in the 1930s often take on the look of a live-action Edward Hopper painting. Not a bad thing. Actually, the effect is stunning when the curtain rises on The Nance.

Deprived, Not Depraved: Lewis' Story

Neal Boulton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Neal Boulton

Over the years, Lewis and I became liver-recovery buddies. "Oh, I am sure I had far more fun," Lewis said one day during our first year of doctor's visits, after I declared that at least I'd had fun destroying my liver. "Indirectly far more fun, that is," he added in his usual enigmatic way.


Ben Finley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Finley

On the day that lesbian and gay New Yorkers could finally legally wed their life partners, a thought occurred to me that I hadn't considered before. At the over ripe age of 35, I was now a spinster.