Hugh Ryan

LGBTQ

How Queer History Finally Came into Its Own

More podcasts, films, TV shows, and books are mining stories from the fight for LGBTQ rights than ever before.
Caitlin Cruz
11.5.17
Film

We Talked to Christian Slater About Gay Porn, Man-Crushes, and 'King Cobra'

Christian Slater and 'King Cobra' director Justin Kelly on the challenges of making a film about underage porn stars, intergenerational relationships, and murder.
Hugh Ryan
10.24.16
Film

Talking with Director Todd Haynes about 'Carol,' Lesbian Love, and the Impossibility of Indie Films

We met up with the filmmaker to discuss his new film, an exploration of lesbian love in the homophobic 1950s.
Hugh Ryan
11.20.15
Film

'Closet Monster' Is a Gay Coming-of-Age Tale with a Canadian Sense of Humor

Stephen Dunn's latest film delves into decidedly heavy topics—family violence, divorce, gay bashing, and coming out—with a light touch.
Hugh Ryan
9.12.15
Vice Blog

Three's A Crowd?: Finding the Language to Describe My Three-Person Relationship

Please don't call us a throuple.
Hugh Ryan
8.23.15
Stuff

How to Have Gay Sex Without Being Gay

We spoke to Jane Ward, author of <i>Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men</i>, about the gay sex straight white guys have been having for centuries.
Hugh Ryan
8.9.15
Film

Why So Many Disney Villains Sound 'Gay'

The new documentary ‘Do I Sound Gay?’ explores the surprising number of mincing, sibilant animated villains with a penchant for extravagant hats.
Hugh Ryan
7.14.15
Stuff

Back in the Day, Lesbian Drag Kings Worked for the Mafia

Taking a look back at a forgotten chapter of queer history with novelist Lisa Davis.
Hugh Ryan
7.5.15
Film

Filming ​Mario Diaz, the Man Behind The Cock

In the aftermath of the AIDS crisis, Mario Diaz brought sex-positivity back to New York's gay scene with his balls-out wild club, The Cock. Now, documentary filmmaker Jon Bush is immortalizing Diaz's party life on film in <i>Club King.</i>
Hugh Ryan
6.20.15
Stuff

Power in the Crisis: Kia LaBeija's Radical Art as a 25 Year Old, HIV Positive Woman of Color

Kia Labeija was born HIV positive to an untested mother. Twenty-six years later, she's thriving as a dancer, visual artist, and advocate for the unseen victims of the ongoing HIV crisis.
Hugh Ryan
6.6.15
Stuff

Censorship Is the Dirty Little Secret of the Art World

"Irreverent: A Celebration of Censorship," an exhibit curated by Jennifer Tyburczy, looks at the erased history of censored art.
Hugh Ryan
2.8.15
Stuff

The Love and Struggle of Producing a Left-Wing Circus

Artist-activist Jennifer Miller has been creating social justice–themed circus performances in New York City parks for decades, but her most recent one could be her last.
Hugh Ryan
2.1.15
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