John Waters Hitchhiked for a Book
John Waters was spotted hitchhiking in Ohio by indie band Here We Go Magic. The reason? Apparently, the openly gay author is planning to write a book called Carsick about the eight days he spent hitchhiking across the country. [Vulture]
World Premiere of a Gay Love Story: Starting on Thursday, May 31, We Never Made it to Paris will premiere at the Producers’ Club on West 44th Street in New York City. The new play follows the love affair between two men who may just be “soul mates.” It will be directed by Kelly Barrett and produced by Tony White. David Matthew Barnes wrote the award-winning script. Purchase a ticket for $18 by calling 646-430-8978. More information about the production can be found here.
‘Astonishing X-Men’ Plans a Same-Sex Wedding: The Astonishing X-Men issue 50 featured a boundary-breaking proposal when the openly gay Northstar asked boyfriend Kyle to marry him. Look out for a same-sex wedding to remember next month, along with a dose of controversy (One Million Moms, we’re looking at you). [USAToday]
Irshad Manji’s Books Banned in Malaysia: Liberal Muslim and open lesbian author Irshad Manji penned a tome titled Allah, Liberty and Love, known as Allah, Kebebasan dan Cinta in Malaysia. But Home Ministry has recently banned the book for presenting ideas “contrary to Islamic law.” Booksellers who continue to sell the books can be struck with a fine or two years in prison. [TheSunDaily]
“Out” on the Shelves: 26 Graphic Novels for Pride Month 2012: If you’re looking for graphic novels fit for adult perusal, here are 26 of them featuring gay themes. [LibraryJournal]