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The Magazine: Leslie Jordan

LGBTQ comic treasure Leslie Jordan on life, religion, the pandemic, and the perils of his very Southern accent.

In this week’s edition, Doug Rule talks to the hilarious and irrepressible Leslie Jordan, who will be hosting Saturday’s Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington FREE virtual gala this Saturday. The LGBTQ treasure talks about his youth, his family, his love of Sordid Lives, and his recent success as a massive Instagram hit — and the secret project that may be leading to. He also shares a story or two that just make you smile, including recollections of his stints on Star Trek’s Deep Space Nine and Celebrity Big Brother UK.

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Also: André Hereford reviews the sensational, must-see documentary Boys State, John Riley reports on the defunct DC Eagle’s alleged holdup of PPP funds for its struggling former employees, a look at Restaurant Week during the pandemic, and Rhuaridh Marr celebrates the same-sex wedding of Marvel’s Hulkling and Wiccan. There’s plenty more news, arts, and entertainment, as well as RetroScene from a 1997 BackTracks and a 1998 American Brotherhood Weekend.

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