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Dear L.A., Goodbye I Love You

Los Angels, I’m leaving. I know this can’t come as a surprise, I’ve spent most of this summer as far as possible from you, in search of some kind of perspective on why I’m so unhappy when we’re together.

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The Shape of Home

Brenden reads the “Army of Lovers” Speech from Plato’s ‘Symposium’

For different people home means different things. For some it might be their childhood home, or the city they grew up in, or the apartment they share with their lover or best friend. For me, home is an altogether different kind of place.

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Kenny Neal Shults on Gays & “Partying,” #PrEP Education, #AHF, & the Birth of Bareback Culture

Kenny Neal Shults

This week on the podcast I’m joined by my very funny friend, Kenny Neal Shults, part of the creative team behind the “I Like to Party” PrEP PSA featuring adult film actor JD Phoenix.

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James Cerne on Nightlife, Gay Culture, & the Influence of Mario Diaz

James Cerne & Brenden Shucart (me!) in Eli Rarey’s ‘Hard Decisions’

In this episode I have the great pleasure to sit down with my Hard Decisions co-star, James Cerne.

Last year, as we labored lovingly to bring writer/director Eli Rarey‘s script for  to life, I found my becoming increasingly fascinated; I’d known James for just about as long as I’ve lived in Los Angeles, but working side-by-side I quickly realized that I barely knew him at all.

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#ToFArtFair & Queer Culture

Rica Shay by Jeremy Lucido, paint by Boston Elements
Rica Shay by Jeremy Lucido, paint by Boston Elements

I caught the last day of the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival this afternoon. I went almost out of some vague sense of obligation; my friend Hunter was volunteering, and I knew there would be a number of artists and performers there whom I admire, but that wasn’t it really. I went because going to the Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival is the sort of thing one does when one is a history-minded faggot with certain notions of queer culture, and I suppose I see myself as just such a faggot.

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