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The (Recently Decided) Closeted Straight Man Running a Gay Magazine

Neal Boulton deals the biggest blow to bisexuals ever

Neal Boulton is the editor of Genre, the gay men's magazine, and something called BastardLife.com, a bisexual men's web magazine. Clearly the man has a thing for mixing media and gender identity, as the various "anonymously sourced" items about Boulton's NYC sexing — which reek of having been planted by Boulton himself — also suggest, as does his former editorship of Men's Fitess, which is basically a magazine for straight guys to ogle other guys. Not terribly surprising, then, that his on-and-off (and back on) partner for the last 16 years, Claire, used their sometimes open relationship to sometimes enjoy the company of other women while her husband was off dabbling with homos. And now, like The Pregnant Man, they're on a road to sharing their story with the world. Read on, America, for the next great chapter of the GLBT movement.

First, or wishful thinking-ly last, stop: Page Six Magazine, where they recount meeting at an anti-abortion rally (he had a boyfriend at the time) and then spending the next 16 years, and two children later, figuring out how to identify themselves. ("For a while, Claire even had a girlfriend and Neal had a boyfriend. 'It rocked,' says Neal. 'Claire made me look like a wallflower. She's had hotter girlfriends than I've ever had.' Hooking up with members of the opposite sex was off the table.")

Meanwhile, Boulton, who aims for a career in porn, was chocking up career achievements: Running Men's Fitness for David Pecker's American Media, relaunching The National Enqurier, then getting fired from his post for putting out a magazine that was "too gay." Then there was the meeting with Jann Wenner, where they smooched and started a snowballing rumor about the twosome dating. (Wenner, of course, has his own history of relationship trouble with boyfriend Matt Nye.)

And then, supposedly, Genre publisher Bill Kapfer came knocking on his door begging him to relaunch the magazine, which is a funny story because Boulton himself has told us he was the one to approach Kapfer, get then-editor Chris Ciompi fired, and takeover the magazine with a grand plan. ("Grand," so far, means a circ jump of 20k.)

So where does Boulton stand now? In a "forever" monogamous relationship with wife Claire. And since that's the message being put forth by Boulton himself, we should expect a dry spell of Boulton sightings at Chelsea gay bars.

[Photo: Jeremy Liebman/Page Six Magazine]

Comments (7)
No. 1 · hellskitchen

With this guy not whoring around - who will the Queerty guys pick on next?

Posted: Dec 1, 2008 at 4:09 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 2 · Bah Bah Boo Eee

Oh they will find someone I am sure. Besides, a circulation jump of 20K is nothing to sneeze at…

Posted: Dec 1, 2008 at 4:46 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 3 · Boo

That's such a weirdly tangled headline up there I can't even be sure, but you seem to be implying that once a bi person enters into a monogamous relationship they're somehow no longer bisexual. Did you really need to go hating on the bis?

Posted: Dec 1, 2008 at 5:28 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 4 · bk

He's ugly. Who cares who he fucks. Poor it.

Posted: Dec 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 5 · happy gay guy

jossip and queerty love this guy. they only pretend to hate him. otherwise they wouldn't poke him they do so often. I think he's cute and kind of wild in a sexy way

Posted: Dec 2, 2008 at 10:35 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 6 · happier gay guy

oh you people! He's hot. I kind of liked his openness and humility in the page six mag article. sounds like he's been through alot.

Posted: Dec 2, 2008 at 10:37 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
No. 7 · Vagin9tis

I want to meet this guy's boss - I need an angel in my life. This December has SUCKED

Posted: Dec 6, 2008 at 10:19 am · @Reply · [Flag?]
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