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SEE: Jonny McGovern, Bruce Vilanch and Others Read ‘Stolen and Forbidden’ Gay Texts

Sun, May 19, 2013   By Jon Viscott   

Before the internet, young gay men looking for answers would often read in secret, or pilfer books and magazines out of shame. On Saturday, as a preview to the One City One Pride queer arts festival, gay men read from texts that were stolen or forbidden in their youth.

Readers included writer/actor Clint Catalyst, novelist Bernard Cooper, performer and personality Jonny McGovern, and comedy writer Bruce Vilanch. The event was organized by local poet Steven Reigns and West Hollywood Councilmember John D’Amico gave opening remarks.

Below, see photos from freelance photographer Jon Viscott.

Stolen and Forbidden

From left to right, Steven Reigns, Clint Catalyst, Bernard Cooper, Jonny McGovern and Bruce Vilanch.

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Bruce Vilanch.

Stolen and Forbidden

Bruce Vilanch reads from “Peyton Place.”

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From left to right, Steven Reigns, Clint Catalyst, Bernard Cooper and Jonny McGovern.

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Jonny McGovern reads from “Mike and the Marines.”

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Bernard Cooper.

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Clint Catalyst.

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Clint Catalyst.

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Steven Reigns.

 

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About Jon Viscott

Originally from Boston, Jon Viscott moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue new endeavors. He has lived in West Hollywood for 18 years and enjoys the small home-town feel with all the big city perks. Currently he designs, develops and hosts websites for small businesses throughout the U.S. at viscott.com. A professional photographer, he shoots a wide range of subjects ranging from concerts to local government meetings.

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