Time to panic. "The election of a demagogue imperils many homegrown advancements in LGBT rights. It also degrades the global progress when the standard-bearer — America — is shown to be so vulnerable."
The vile Gays for Trump group is throwing a "Deploraball" to celebrate the ascendency of their beloved demagogue.
Why I'm proud to be a Hollywood "sissy". "A dangerously unknowledgeable, appallingly incurious, unapologetically untruthful, terrifyingly inexperienced, and wildly intemperate demagogue will take his oath of office and become the president of the United States... I've finally come to terms with the fact that deus ex machina isn't going to save us. I work in show business, so forgive my hope for a Hollywood ending."
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell on turning down the offer of a knighthood: “I could never accept an honour because the titles reek of aristocracy and empire, and the system is corrupted when financiers and friends of the Establishment scoop the top awards."
Julie Frank, one of Britain’s first out gay police officers, is dead. She was 56.
MACEDONIA The Iraqi refugee who found love with a Macedonian border guard.
MEXICO In Juchitán, trans people are celebrated. So why do they feel so left out? "The people of Juchitán have long shown love for their gender-bending “muxes.” But beyond the glitz and glamor, some say pageantry is no substitute for equal rights."
U.S. runner Nick Symmonds, gay rights champion, to retire.
What ever happened to Joseph Randle? "Fifteen months ago Randle, not Ezekiel Elliott, was the Dallas back ripping off chunks of yards behind that awesome O-line. Then came a possible concussion, an array of off-field misdeeds and massive confusion about it all."
Art + Design
INTERVIEW Talking to queer Nigerian-Swedish American photographer Mikael Owunna.
Tyrus Wong, the Bambi artist thwarted by racial bias, is dead. He was 106. "He left China at 10 and would never see his mother again. He lived in extreme poverty once he arrived in America. He found his calling in art, became the creative force behind one of Disney’s iconic films, but didn’t get recognition for his brilliance until late in his life, when in addition to painting and illustrating he began to make fantastical kites."
The battle for George Michael. "Three years, scores of acrimonious meetings and millions of pounds later, the singer and songwriter George Michael is free at last to make music with the record company of his choice. Simon Garfield reveals, for the first time, the full story of how Michael was sprung from the Sony Corporation by Virgin, David Geffen and a courtroomful of lawyers and advisors." (July 1995)
Did he just call me Daddy? "I ever really got the ‘Daddy’ thing. I generally dated guys who were of a similar age to me while looking to older black gay men as potential mentors; gathering hints as to how to navigate growing up in a racist, hetero-sexist, unequal city."
Micro-dosing: The drug habit your boss is gonna love. "What started as a body-tinkering, mind-hacking, supplement-taking productivity craze in Silicon Valley is now spreading to more respectable workplaces, maybe even to your office, where the guy down the hall might already be popping a new breed of brain-boosting pills or micro-dosing LSD — all in the name of self-improvement. Can you afford not to keep up?"
And Whilst You're Thinking About That, Think About This...
And finally, Walter takes on the Kim Burrell mess; the Baddie Twinz; Kenneth confesses: I went home with a stranger! And previously in 2016, with Andrew (get ready to hit the pause button. He's totally naked).
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."