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Taylor Mac in Los Angeles, Publishing Triangle Finalists, and More LGBT News

Taylor Mac in Los Angeles, Publishing Triangle Finalists, and More LGBT News

Author: Parrish Turner

March 21, 2018

More LGBT news…

Performer Taylor Mac sat down with the Los Angeles Times to discuss gay history and his 24-hour performance extravaganza.

The artist’s producing team at Pomegranate Arts requested through CAP’s press representative that gender-specific pronouns be avoided, but Mac seemed more fatigued than fazed when I asked whether there was a difference between Taylor Mac the stage creation and Taylor Mac the white, gay man tucking into a steak before me.

“There is a difference,” Mac said. “Right now, I’m wearing relative man drag. I’m trying to blend in. On stage, I have a responsibility to expose the inner workings. So I say my gender isn’t male or female. My gender is performer and my gender pronoun is ‘judy’ because I wanted a gender pronoun that is an art piece, that makes people pause and consider and laugh because everyone is so uptight about getting it right.”

The finalists for the Publishing Triangle Awards have been announced! Check out the nominees here.

The Whiting Award winners were also just announced. The winners include queer writers Rickey Laurentiis, Tommy Pico and Brontez Purnell.

To celebrate the release of his new book, The Sparsholt AffairThe New York Times Magazine conducted an interview with beloved English author Alan Hollinghurst.

Have then/them pronouns been throwing you off? Archie Bongiovanni and Tristin Jimerson have made a great comic to help you out:

When asked what books she would take with her to the proverbial desert island, Roxane Gay provided these ten choices.

John Oliver is trolling Vice President Mike Pence with a LGBTQ friendly children’s book.

Writer Robert Reid-Pharr asks “Do queers ever grow old?” Reid-Pharr explores Brontez Purnell‘s books through the lens of ageing in the queer community.

The movie Love Simon, based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, was released this weekend. Have you seen it yet?

Blue Metropolis Literary Festival recently announced a new LGBTQ prize: Blue Metropolis Violet Prize. Nicole Brossard was named the inaugural winner. Congratulations!

The late photographer Bill Cunningham’s memoir is being released this fall.

At Electric Literature, author John Copenhaver has complied a list of essential LGBTQ mysteries.

Pitchfork calls Andrew Durbin’s MacArthur Park The First Book to Capture New York’s Queer Club Scene in the 2010s.”

Image Taylor Mac via The Los Angeles Times
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About: Parrish Turner

Parrish Turner is a queer writer who hails from Georgia. He holds his MFA from The New School, with a focus in creative nonfiction. His work has been featured on The Rumpus and Gertrude Press. You can learn more at

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