Hugh Ryan

Sex

Historians Are Debating if Walt Whitman Took a Dick Pic

It's beloved poet Walt Whitman's 198th birthday, and we're looking at his alleged nudes.
Hugh Ryan
5.31.17
LGBTQ

We Asked Five Artists to Design All-Gender Restroom Signs

Print them out and use them to destigmatize your local bathroom.
Hugh Ryan
4.7.17
LGBTQ

Hundreds of Theater Groups are Coming Together to Protest Trump's Inauguration

The co-founder of The Ghostlight Project explains how the theater community plans to shine a light during a dark administration.
Hugh Ryan
1.16.17
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
10.23.16
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
8.17.16
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
6.16.16
dance

​At 83, Chita Rivera Would Still Beat You in a Dance-Off

Broadway legend and the first Latina to ever be Kennedy Honoree, Chita Rivera is launching a new cabaret show in New York to prove she's not done yet.
Hugh Ryan
4.11.16
Politics

Hillary's Tortured Relationship with LGBTs

Is Hillary Clinton a true LGBT ally? Though the last ten years of her career have been marked with active involvement for LGBT rights, Clinton's history and willingness to pander to what's popular has many in the queer community on edge.
Hugh Ryan
3.26.16
Culture

The Controversial Chinese Gay Erotic Novel You Can Finally Read in English

In 1998, an anonymous writer began publishing installments of a gay erotic novel online. Perhaps the first gay novel ever published in China, it quickly became a touchstone for queer men in the country. This week, "Beijing Comrades" is finally coming...
Hugh Ryan
3.16.16
Film

'Happy Birthday Marsha' Shows What the Gay Rights Movement Owes Trans People

We talked to the filmmakers behind a new short film honoring Marsha Johnson, a trans activist who dedicated her life to the rights of poor trans people of color.
Hugh Ryan
12.19.15
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
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
11.3.15
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