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Erick and his boyfriend Chris are sitting on the couch in Chris’s living room watching The Town on DVD. Chris’s arm is wrapped around Erick’s shoulder with Erick’s head resting comfortably on the side of Chris’s upper chest. The two generally stay over at Erick’s apartment but with his roommate out of town, Chris wanted to play host to Erick while he had the chance…. Read on!

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Still waters ran deep last week at Sir New York’s Fall 2011 Presentation. New York Fashion Week, not often noted for its stillness or depth, was treated to twelve looks from the line’s dynamic design duo of Auston Bjorkman and Freddy Dico. Sir New York exhibits the pair’s far-flung inspirations commanded by a singularly focused sense of editing.

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Artist profile: Illustrator and painter Marcelo Galeggos sits down with TNG to talk about life, monsters and share his recipe for Roasted Lemon Chicken.

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In a press release from Monday, the Warhol Foundation states “Although we have enjoyed our growing relationship during the past three years, and have given more than $375,000 to fund several exhibitions at various Smithsonian institutions, we cannot stand by and watch the Smithsonian bow to the demands of bigots who have attacked the exhibition out of ignorance, hatred and fear.” Nice language, but not altogether surprising, given the supposed sexuality of the Foundation’s namesake.

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TNG contributor sits down with Philip Clark, who organized the Persistent Voices poetry reading, to discuss the vision and persistence that brought the project to fruition

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Earlier this week we showed you a video of Mike Blasenstein and Mike Iacovone protesting the removal of David Wojnarowicz’s artwork “A Fire In My Belly” at the National Portrait Gallery. Now, the two DC residents are looking to get a permit to create an exhibit outside of the NPG to showcase the censored video.

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Roche served as a volunteer and occasional writer for the Toronto-based gay newspaper The Body Politic (TBP) from 1976 to 1981. He was described as “a sparkling young fag about town” by renowned Canadian playwright Sky Gilbert, about whom Roche wrote a profile for TBP. In fact, Roche’s sparkling performances were his claim to fame. An early 1980s extended monologue, Dirt is My Profession, found Roche presenting himself in an old-school gown and focusing on his career cleaning people’s houses.

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An embarrassing moment while discussing Michael Cunningham’s new novel ‘By Nightfall,’ followed by a Tim Miller performance – leads to moment of truth.

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As many of you guys already know, the Smithsonian decided to take out a piece from the National Portrait Gallery because it was deemed “offensive.” The artwork in question was David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” which includes 11 seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix. The piece was part of a larger exhibit titled “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.”

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Since its founding in 2000, the Rainbow History Project has been committed to preserving the stories and memories—personal, geographical, and cultural—of the GLBT community in the greater Washington D.C. area and nationally. Those stories and memories are now under attack in the form of the Smithsonian Institution’s removal, at the behest of the Catholic League and other conservative groups, of David Wojnarowicz’s video A Fire in My Belly from the National Portrait Gallery exhibit Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.