For the first time, I have two stories on the covers of two publications at the same time. On the June/July pride issue of Out is my story “Paris is (Still) Burning,” with photographs by the amazing Kevin Amato. And on this week’s cover of the Village Voice is my story “Black and White and Hebrew All Over.”
March was a strange month. I spent my days with black and white kindergartners at the Hebrew Language Academy in Midwood, Brooklyn. Then, I’d rush all the way to the Bronx at night, to hang with kids in the ballroom “kiki” scene, as well as with the House of Xtravaganza. Both of these groups of people – mostly kids – made me appreciate how lucky I am to see a New York most people never see.