Hugh Ryan

LGBTQ

We Asked Five Artists to Design All-Gender Restroom Signs

Print them out and use them to destigmatise your local bathroom.
Hugh Ryan
4.10.17
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

This Gay Porn Company Is Upending the Definition of Porn

The studio is staking a claim that gay porn can be diverse, experimental, contemplative, complex—and still hot.
Hugh Ryan
8.18.16
News

The Orlando Shooter Was Born into America's Culture of Violence

Much has been made of the killer's apparent interest in ISIS, but less time has been spent looking at the ways Mateen fit other patterns of violence.
Hugh Ryan
6.17.16
Stuff

Meet Basil Twist, the 'Genius' Puppet Master Bringing the Inanimate to Life

The MacArthur grant recipient might be the most fascinating puppeteer in the world.
Hugh Ryan
11.4.15
Stuff

How to Write a Young Adult Novel About a Gay Kid Without It Being a 'Gay Book'

Justin Sayre's "Husky" approaches adolescent queerness as not just a form of attraction, but as an aesthetic.
Hugh Ryan
10.10.15
Stuff

'These Schmucks Were Geniuses!': Poet Eileen Myles Remembers Her New York

We sat down with the writer to talk about her career, how New York has changed, and the problems LGBT people still face.
Hugh Ryan
10.4.15
Film

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

Stephen Dunn's latest film delves into decidedly heavy topics—family violence, divorce, gay bashing, and coming out—with a light touch.
Hugh Ryan
9.13.15
Vice Blog

Finding the Language to Describe My Three-Person Relationship

Please don't call us a throuple.
Hugh Ryan
8.24.15
Stuff

How to Have Gay Sex Without Being Gay

We spoke to Jane Ward, author of Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men, 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
7.15.15
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
7.6.15
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