J. Bryan Lowder, Slate

J. Bryan Lowder


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Bryan:

The Last of Us’ Gorgeous Gay Love Story Could Not Be More Timely

This wasn’t just easy representation. It felt lived-in, achingly familiar, and pointed. → Read More

Billy Eichner Keeps Making a Strange Claim About His New Gay Rom-Com. Is He Right?

The box of the romantic comedy may be too firmly constructed for what this movie wants to do. → Read More

Madison Cawthorn Thrusting His Naked Body on Another Man’s Face Doesn’t Tell Us Much About His “Gayness”

This isn’t what it looks like—at least not completely. → Read More

Dear Prudence Uncensored: “How Much Is Too Much?”

In my own group chats I feel like I'm sometimes the wizened elder and sometimes the excitable kid making a new discovery. → Read More

Dear Prudence Uncensored: “Lesbian Looking for Lower Cost of Living”

“If LW’s girlfriend is saying the ‘best time of her life’ was living there, presumably an hour away from you, that's … interesting.” → Read More

Julien Baker’s Long Journey to Loving Pride

“I’m bummed that it took me so long to be able to sit in queer joy.” → Read More

The One Crucial Lesson Today’s Activists Need to Learn From ACT UP

A value many groups hold dear may be getting in the way. → Read More

The New York Times’ Absurd Lecture About Banning Cops From Pride Parades

The paper adds "NYPD" to LGBTQ. → Read More

How Modernist Lesbians Made Paris the “Sapphic Center of the Western World”

To do: host salon, create new art forms, manage “18 assignations” in one night. → Read More

The Surprising Overlap Between Transition and Divorce

In writing her new novel Detransition, Baby, Torrey Peters found inspiration from a different group of women navigating change. → Read More

Do Asexuals Belong Under the Queer Umbrella?

It’s a delicate and still-debated question, even within the ace community. → Read More

Larry Kramer Was Often Seen as the Soul of ACT UP. But the Truth Is More Complex.

ACT UP historian Sarah Schulman on Kramer’s pioneering bravery, toxic intransigence, and the recipe for lasting change. → Read More

A Great Cocktail Is Already Waiting for You in Your Pantry

A bottle of booze and the bottom of your crisper drawer can go a long way. → Read More

The Sauce You Need to Have a “BBQ” Cookout Indoors

Grilling flavors are, at least in part, about the vibe. → Read More

Pete Buttigieg Denounces the Politics That Made Him Possible

The gay presidential hopeful wouldn't be here without the "revolutionary" '60s energies behind Stonewall and so much else. → Read More

Special Episode: Taking Stock of The Inheritance

A multigenerational roundtable of gay men gather to unpack Matthew Lopez's epic, two-part play, currently dominating discussions on Broadway. → Read More

Looking at the Decade Through an LGBTQ Lens

What became clearer, and where do we still have blind spots? → Read More

How Do Children Learn About Queerness?

And whose job is it to teach them? → Read More

Customizable Champagne Cocktails Are the Perfect Elegant Holiday Beverage

Nothing says culturally enforced festivity like a flute of sparkling wine. → Read More

How Do Democrats Deal With the Gays?

And what is their level of “emotional concern”? → Read More