Tag Archives: Mark Simpson

Out magazine’s tribute to Mark Simpson

Out magazine have run a trib­ute to my work for them over the years here. I’m very touched. And it’s richly deserved, of course. But I can’t help but won­der: did I die?

The world’s most perceptive writer about modern masculinity’

Is me, appar­ently. I can’t really find it in me to dis­agree. From the global trend-spotting/cool-hunting web­site Science of the Time: Mark Simpson is prob­ably the world’s most per­cept­ive – and cer­tainly the wit­ti­est – writer about mod­ern mas­culin­ity. Mark Simpson has by far the sharpest mind when it comes to chan­ging mas­culin­it­ies. With a world­wide reputation, […]

Simpson Tops Arnie and Freud in GQ Spread

From this month’s GQ Russia. My Russian is a little rusty, but I think the piece from this 50th anniversary of GQ issue is about ‘Forty Things That Changed Men’s Lives’. I’ve no idea what GQ has to say about me, but all I care about is that: there’s a scar­ily large pic­ture of me oiled-up pulling […]

Sexual Outlaws: ‘Gay For Pay’ Paratroopers

This month’s Details magazine car­ries a let­ter (which Details strangely neg­lected to show to me) by vet­eran gay writer John Rechy, author of the cult 60s hust­ler nov­els ‘City of Night’ and ‘Numbers’, and the 70s plea for homo tol­er­ance ‘The Sexual Outlaw’ (books I enjoyed as teen­ager in the 80s). He takes issue with […]