Slade Sohmer, the 33-year-old founder of the blog network HyperVocal, lives in Brooklyn and loves Liverpool Football Club. He was dismayed when the team sold its star player Fernando Torres to a rival, partly because Mr. Sohmer had a most unhooligan-like crush on the blond-haired striker.
His sports fandom was one of the reasons Mr. Sohmer waited to come out until he was 27. “I just never identified with the community,” he said. “There was nothing in my life that said you can play fantasy football and be gay. That didn’t exist in my world.”
That Hollywood is in fact something less than a model of political sophistication was made clear to me a few years ago, at a party where Ben Cohen, of Ben & Jerry’s fame, illustrated the inequities of the federal budget for a group of admirers by stacking up Oreo cookies on a grand piano. The Read More
For many years, there was an urban legend among New York conservatives that a secret soulmate worked on layout at The New York Times . Now and again, he would show his sympathies by producing a juxtaposition of stories, or of advertisements and stories, which cut through the hard fruitcake of The Times ‘ worldview Read More