The above is from No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a new anthology that includes gay comics, 'zines and graphic novels. Interesting that gay rights exploded with Stonewall the very year that queer comics were born.
Speaking of gay comics (with a hat tip to Kenneth), The New York Times wonders why there aren't more male ones who've become A-listers like their lesbian counterparts Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes.
One theory floated by my pal Dave Rubin:
"Television likes their gay people as sidekicks on the Bravo network or as fashion experts. I’m just not sure how far we’ve come from one of my favorite Homer Simpson lines: 'Marge, I like my TV loud, my beer cold and my homosexuals flaming!'"
So is he right? And if not, why aren't there any A-list gay male comedians...and which one will be the first to break through the Todd Glass ceiling?