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October 14, 2021

Hal Fischer photographs on view at Andover’s Addison Gallery · In 1977, the legendary photographer authored Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men. ► Read more at the Addison Gallery of American Art

He’s a Buddhist monk, a makeup artist, and an LGBTQ activist · “I am both ancient and trendy,” says 32-year-old Kodo Nishimura of Japan. ► Read more in Time

Jesús and I and Isherwood and Bachardy · “When Jesús announced he’d invited Christopher Isherwood’s longtime lover, Don Bachardy, over for dinner, he acted as if he was daring me not to know my gay history,” writes Wynward Oliver. ► Read more in The Gay & Lesbian Review

Watch Troye Sivan rock a thong & kiss boys in his newest music video · “This song and video are a celebration of love and queerness and tenderness and sex and fantasy,” wrote Sivan on Instagram. ► Read more in Out

Visconti’s operatic autopsy of German history, restored anew · The Criterion Collection re-releases the gay director’s famous trilogy, including Death in Venice, which “quietly wrestled with his own conflicted feelings about sexuality and class.” ► Read more in the The New York Times

Say happy 75th birthday to David Bowie…with shopping? · Estate to bring a “retail experience celebrating 75 years of David Bowie” to pop-up stores in New York and London, beginning October 25. ► Read more at

Art note · Magnus Enckell, Awakening Faun, 1914 (Finnish National Gallery)

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