‘The Days of Anna Madrigal’ by Armistead Maupin

Many of the characters in The Days of Anna Madrigal may be from the past, but they fully inhabit a contemporary world. Maupin’s Tales of the City novels are nothing if not a reflection of the times in which they were written, and Anna Madrigal is no exception…. read more

Armistead Maupin: The Last Tale

“Life will proceed without you, and there is ‘no ending,’ per se, to anything. The only way to wrap-up a story that involves a dozen or more people would be to drop a bomb on them.”… read more

Gay Marriage in New York: Writers Respond

In an historic move, New York State has legalized same sex marriage. On June 24th, 2011 the New York State senate approved the Marriage Equality Act—which Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed into law—making New York the sixth state to allow gay and lesbian couples the right to wed. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and… read more

The Creative Team of Tales of the City Musical (Video)

When Armistead Maupin told us about the Tales of the City musical earlier this year, we were beyond excited. In this video librettist Jeff Whitty, composers Jake Shears (!!!) and John Garden, and director Jason Moore discuss how they were introduced to Maupin’s bestselling series. Learn more at www.act-sf.org/tales…. read more

Dan Savage’s Message to Gay Youth: ‘It Gets Better’

Dan Savage spoke with the Sun-Times about the release of new book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, his own experience growing up gay, and the effect his efforts are having on gay youth throughout the globe. The book version of the social media-based stories of inspiration for… read more