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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Grant Cogswell Outed!

posted by on November 28 at 10:39 AM


The things you learn from Atlanta-based gay publications: According to Southern Voice, Grant Cogswell—the former Stranger writer/Seattle City Council candidate who’s preparing for the release of his film Cthulu (he’s the fey one in the hat on the right)—is a total fag.

From the article Scream Queens: Gay Fans, Filmmakers Breathe Life into the Horror Movie Genre:

In “Cthulhu,ā€¯ a just-wrapped indie film starring Tori Spelling and set in the Pacific Northwest, a gay man returns to a sinister reality he thought he had shed: his small town roots. The flick borrows from an H.P. Lovecraft fable about a demonic presence that possesses an entire town, and turns a focus on the worst nightmare of at least a few gay men and lesbians: going home again.

“I feel this is a pretty universal story,ā€¯ promises straight writer-director Daniel Gildark, who crafted the script with help from gay co-writer Grant Cogswell. “I think it will speak to artists, gay people, people who have been marginalized and had to go away to find themselves. I think it’ll speak to them by showing a character who’s dealing with their struggles.ā€¯

Hmm. Maybe Gildark—he’s the butch one in the coat on the left—knows things about (inside of?) Grant the rest of us don’t. If so, Grant should know he has The Stranger’s full support for his newly chosen lifestyle. Or maybe Gildark’s just a driven pro, and had he been talking to a reporter from Autoimmune Disease Digest, Grant would’ve suddenly become his co-writer who’s battling lupus. (Or maybe the Southern Voice is just another gay newspaper prone to delightful typos.)

Whatever the case, congratulations Grant! Out and proud! Keep fighting lupus!

(Thanks to Slog tipper Keith.)

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Wait, are you implying Grant's not gay?

Posted by Paulus | November 28, 2006 11:36 AM

Phil Campbell's book talks about Grant's sexuality becoming an issue for Grant (as in, whether and how to talk about it) during his City Council campaign. I hope Campbell actually asked Grant if it was OK to publish this info. I somehow suspect he didn't.

Posted by trevor | November 28, 2006 11:40 AM

Nah, Grant's a totally open book, and a legitimate bisexual, from what he says. I've only known him to have girlfriends, but apparantly there's some wang in his past, and perhaps future.

Posted by David Schmader | November 28, 2006 11:44 AM

Why is this important? Admittedly, I've only seen Grant with girlfriends, but until you SLOGged it, I can't even remember wondering about it.

It's like commenting on what dress suit Speaker Pelosi is wearing - unneeded commentary.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2006 11:58 AM

It's not important. I was given an unusual inroad to talk about a personality The Stranger has a long history with, and who has a movie coming out. Kinda insider-baseball, but I think the blogosphere will survive.

Posted by David Schmader | November 28, 2006 12:07 PM

I thought Senor Cogswell was moving to Mexico, or was that a joke?

I guess he could go either way.

!Mira a los muchachos! Hubba, hubba.

Posted by Andrew | November 28, 2006 12:13 PM

I miss the point of this post. Is Cogswell a know het, or so obviously gay that it doesn't need to be mentioned, or is he bi and you are wanting to make sure everybody knows that he is thereby shunned by pure gays?

Posted by mirror | November 28, 2006 12:39 PM

Grant Cogswell is a voracious, omnisexual hermaphrodite who preys on lonely senior-citizens for their disability checks.

At least that's what Phil Campbell once told me.

Posted by Paulus | November 28, 2006 1:01 PM

Grant talks about being bisexual all the time...including on the campaign trail. That this publication says he is gay is news only if it means that he no longer is bi. Phil didn't give Grant "veto-power" over anything in his book, but some things were negotiated. I can tell you that Grant had some concerns about how the book portrayed him, but the portrayal of his sexuality was not one of them.

Hey G-Love - I know you still read SLOG from Mexico...log on dude!

Posted by LH | November 28, 2006 1:09 PM

I think the hat is kinda hot.

Posted by Explorer | November 28, 2006 1:42 PM

I think when one worships the Great Cthulhu, it doesn't matter what gender preferences one has ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2006 2:05 PM

Grant postings are so 2003.

Posted by surf logs kill | November 28, 2006 3:36 PM

Don't you mean monorail? sigh ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 28, 2006 3:43 PM

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