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Gore Vidal, who died in July 2012, claimed there was no such thing as “gay,” only gay sexual acts. But what was the truth about his sex life and sexuality—and how did it affect and influence his writing and public life?

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About Tim

Tim Teeman is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster

He is a Senior Editor and Writer at The Daily Beast, overseeing a team of writers covering a diverse range of subjects.

Tim is also a feature writer and interviewer, and The Daily Beast’s theater critic.

Tim’s work has won awards at the New York Press Club and the Los Angeles Press Club, and been honored by NLGJA, The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.

In December 2017 Tim won the Los Angeles Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Award for Interview of the Year for his profile of comic and author Bob Smith. The LAPC judging committee commented: “Teeman’s interview with Bob Smith a decade after his ALS diagnosis provides a touching and intimate profile of the pioneering LGBT comic’s life today.”

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