Larry Kramer, Tom of Finland, James Baldwin, and Other LGBT News

This week in the LGBT-themed arts: This Sunday, May 25th, marks the television premiere of the HBO film The Normal Heart. Directed by Ryan Murphy (the creator of Glee) and written for the screen by Larry Kramer from his semi-autobiographical 1985 Tony-winning play, the film features an ensemble cast headlined by Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch,… read more

Archie Comics, Really Big Coloring Books, and Other LGBT News

In September of 2010, Dan Parent of Archie Comics added Kevin Keller to the mix, making him the first gay character in the history of Archie Comics. And in February of 2012, Kevin Keller got a series of his own, and around the same time, he also appeared as an adult in Life with Archie… read more

When Nobody’s Chasing You: The Romantic Comedy That Got Real

The first time I saw My Best Friend’s Wedding I was dismayed. At eight or nine, I had discovered the 1997 film among my maternal grandparents’ small, seemingly random VHS collection and then settled down for the evening to watch Julia Roberts scheme her way back into old flame Dermot Mulroney’s roguishly handsome heart. What… read more