Thursday, January 12, 2006

I Am Not A Fake Gay

But I have just discovered Fake Gay News and it is going right into my links list. Two funny recent entries involve a Buffy/L-Word crossover and gay cowboy...dinosaurs. Also, they followed up on the whole "gender-questioning Barbie" fracas with this little gem. Now that's MY kinda news!

2 comments:

Mickie said...

Speaking of fake gays, see this story! Plus, her name is Laura Albert and in her "late thirties". I went to school with someone named Laura Albert who was freaky enough to pull this off.

http://www.planetout.com/news/feature.html?sernum=1293

Here's the very, very long expose:

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14718/index.html


Here's another article

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/12/17/DDG3LG8PLD1.DTL

"In October, New York magazine ran an article by San Francisco novelist Stephen Beachy, arguing that LeRoy is not a former hustler from West Virginia but a woman in her 30s from Brooklyn named Laura Albert. (Albert, a.k.a. Speedie, is a member of Thistle and LeRoy's housemate.) After much sleuthing, Beachy concluded that the weight of the evidence -- including LeRoy's refusal to prove his identity by offering up a Social Security card or a passport -- showed he was a fraud."

"The expose, originally written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (whose editors didn't think the story was ready for publication, so Beachy's agent placed it with New York), inspired a flurry of follow-up stories and created chatter equal to that sparked by LeRoy's celebrity relationships. The Washington Post answered with an Oct. 13 story that said: "The whole long affair appears to be one of the great literary hoaxes of our day, and it fooled a whole lot of people as well as media." On Friday, LeRoy talked to The Chronicle by cell phone. Asked how the New York magazine article has affected him, he said, "I'm busier than I ever f -- was before. I'm on my way to the set of "Deadwood" in L.A. right now. For a ghost, I've got a pretty good f -- life." (He is writing an episode of the HBO show, he said.)"

Mickie said...

Speaking of fake gays, see this story! Plus, her name is Laura Albert and in her "late thirties". I went to school with someone named Laura Albert who was freaky enough to pull this off.

http://www.planetout.com/news/feature.html?sernum=1293

Here's the very, very long expose:

http://newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/news/people/features/14718/index.html


Here's another article

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/12/17/DDG3LG8PLD1.DTL

"In October, New York magazine ran an article by San Francisco novelist Stephen Beachy, arguing that LeRoy is not a former hustler from West Virginia but a woman in her 30s from Brooklyn named Laura Albert. (Albert, a.k.a. Speedie, is a member of Thistle and LeRoy's housemate.) After much sleuthing, Beachy concluded that the weight of the evidence -- including LeRoy's refusal to prove his identity by offering up a Social Security card or a passport -- showed he was a fraud."

"The expose, originally written for the San Francisco Bay Guardian (whose editors didn't think the story was ready for publication, so Beachy's agent placed it with New York), inspired a flurry of follow-up stories and created chatter equal to that sparked by LeRoy's celebrity relationships. The Washington Post answered with an Oct. 13 story that said: "The whole long affair appears to be one of the great literary hoaxes of our day, and it fooled a whole lot of people as well as media." On Friday, LeRoy talked to The Chronicle by cell phone. Asked how the New York magazine article has affected him, he said, "I'm busier than I ever f -- was before. I'm on my way to the set of "Deadwood" in L.A. right now. For a ghost, I've got a pretty good f -- life." (He is writing an episode of the HBO show, he said.)"