World AIDS Day, held on December 1st of each year, is “an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” (more…)
This July, almost a year after his passing, Doubleday is posthumously releasing Rakoff’s first full length novel Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. The never-before-published book is an expansive, humane, and witty examination of twentieth century America. (more…)
HBO has released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderberg’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, based on the autobiographical novel by Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson. The film, like the book, recounts “the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover [Thorson].” The film stars Matt Damon as Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace.
In the book trailer for her soon to be released graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), illustrator Nicole Georges provides a little background information on her much buzzed about book. (more…)
Do you need a post-holiday kiki? Well, today is your lucky day!
Oh San Francisco, so much to answer for.
Just in time for the holidays, Chris and Greg, of the situation comedy Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg, unwrap The Cockettes and Sylvester‘s famed 1970s New York City show. Their humorous video deconstructs the 1971 concert and astutely examines some age old questions about queer art and community.
From the publisher:
[T Cooper] takes us through his transition into identifying as male, and how he went on to marry his wife and become an adoring stepfather of two children. Alternately bemused and exasperated when he feels compelled to explain all this, Cooper never loses his sense of humor…A brilliant collage of letters, essays, interviews (with his brother, with his wife, with the parents of other transgender children), artwork, and sharp evocations of difficult conversations with old friends and puzzled bureaucrats, Real Man Adventures will forever change what you think about what it means to be a man.
You can check out the trailer below and read an excerpt from the book here.