This week in the LGBTQ-themed arts:

The Advocate holds an extended interview with Larry Kramer about gay history and the process that went into writing his new epic, The American People: Volume One.

This year, the New York State Writers Hall of Fame is inducting, among others, The Master author and Lambda Award winner Colm Tóibín, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg and author Francine Prose.

At Buzzfeed, gay novelist James Hannaham writes on the fallacious idea of the American South storing most of the nation’s racism, and the American North’s vast hypocrisy in promoting and believing it.

The Paris Review profiles Gary Indiana about his upcoming alt-photography exhibition and his oeuvre, which features erotica, cinematic homage, and voyeuristic scenes of streets and apartments.

Out interviews Finn Wittrock, the star of Angelina Jolie’s biopic Unbroken and American Horror Story: Freak Show, whose choices of acting roles have rapidly made him an icon for gay men.

FourTwoNine features a solipsistic interview in which the heterosexual/real-life James Franco talks with his homosexual/artistic alter ego about his interest in queer culture and his film projects.

Vulture talks with Comics Alliance editor Janelle Asselin about the frequently neglected and misunderstood art of romance comics, which is distinct from but not exclusionary towards erotica.

Alison Bechdel’s forthcoming musical Fun Home, based on her true-to-life graphic novel, will be the first ever Broadway production to have a lesbian in the principal role.

Leslea Newman has updated her groundbreaking children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies by adding rings to the fingers of the two lesbian mothers, implying that they are now married.

In 1949, twenty-one-year-old Andy Warhol illustrated a John Cheever short story for Harper’s; when subsequently asked by Harper’s for a brief biography, he gave them a terse, pointed response.

At The New York Times, celebrated author Marlon James candidly writes about coming to terms with his sexuality.



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