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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

entry arrow2:24 AM | More Pink Links!

Slate: How Tony Kushner’s Angels in America became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years, an oral history.

Lucky Peach: The story of how three gay men—James Beard, Richard Olney, and Craig Claiborne—became architects of America's modern food culture.

The Times of Israel: In New York race, a gay religious Jewish upstart challenges a 12-term incumbent.

CNN: Pope says Christians should apologize to gay people.

The New York Times: Pastors praise anti-gay massacre in Orlando, prompting outrage.

Independent: What it's like to be gay and a Muslim.

BBC: Muslim by birth, gay by existence.

BBC: Is sexuality purely the result of our biology? Brandon Ambrosino argues that simplistic explanations have ignored the fluid, shape-shifting nature of our desires.

Atlas Obscura: The radical plan to turn one California town into a gay utopia.

The Huffington Post: The hardest part about being a gay parent.

Chicago Tribune: James Bond might be gay, Her Majesty's man in Chicago hints.

Australia Channel: Ellen Degeneres admits being openly gay brought challenges.

Rolling Stone: Why professional sports still has a gay problem.

Metro: Dutch TV presenters (and straight men) Jan Versteegh and Tim Hofman in a gay kiss because they want to challenge how we view sexuality and masculinity and want to start a discussion about what homosexuality is. Awwww. So here's the behind-the-scenes video for that...

The Washington Post: A quiet campaign is placing gay people and their rights struggle in U.S. history.

The Atlantic: Gay marriage in the United States, one year later.

Advocate: Gay clubs in Russia and the U.S. are worlds apart but similar.

Medscape: Lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States are more likely to report worse physical and mental health than their heterosexual counterparts. Yikes.

Towleroad: Alexander Skarsgard talks gay sex scenes, drag, and his LGBT fan base.

And finally, here's Chris Martinez's theatrical take on Joey Gosiengfiao's gay camp classic Temptation Island (1980), this time taking the roles of the stranded beauty queens and giving it to actors in drag -- just as the old film's subtext exactly read so. It's the full stage production from 2005.


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