Category Archives: gay lesbian

Shazaam Gomer Pyle

One of the more enduring gay myths was that of Rock Hudson and Jim Nabors of Gomer Pyle having a Hollywood affair. Rock denied these allegations to me in Deauville, for he never wanted to let people know his true self. Jim Nabors was the same way, but this week the 82-year-old actor best known […]

ROCK STANDS TALL by Peter Nolan Smith

In August 1984 ACTUEL sent a Californian-born photographer and me to cover the Deauville Film Festival. This was my second journalism gig for the esoteric French magazine and I hoped that writing a good article might open the path to another profession than being a doorman at La Balajo. The Deauville Film Festival was not […]

Gay Pride Day

Today tens of millions of Americans celebrated Gay Pride Day across the country. New York City was the epicenter of the festivities, but the police presence on the streets reminded gays and lesbians and people of color that freedom can be given and freedom can be taken away. “No amount of disco music, nor number […]

Remember Our Gone

Remember Our Gone

Do You Like Gladiator Movies?

The movie GLADIATOR was released in 2000. My friends and I gay maitre de greeted us and and asked where we had been. “We saw GLADIATOR.” Joe made a face and hissed, “I saw it. I didn’t like it.” “Why not” asked my ex-lover Ms. Carolina. She loved Russell Crowe. “Because there were no queers.” […]