Lance Loud! A Death in An American Family
Lance: His Life & Legacy - Lance the Writer
*About the Film
*Lance: His Life & Legacy
*Lance the Writer
*Lance & Andy Warhol
*Images of a Life
*The Mumps
*Memories & Tributes
*Hepatitis C and HIV
*An American Family

I didn't just come out of the closet, I shot out like an MX-80 missile. -- Lance Loud

During his 30-year writing career, Lance was a frequent contributor to magazines such as Circus, Cream, Andy Warhol's Interview, American Film, Details and Vanity Fair. He also wrote monthly columns for The Advocate and Rock Scene.

Below is a small sampling of Lance's work.

Coming Out: It Separates the Men From the Boys
In this article, originally published in the February 1991 issue of Details, Lance talks about coming out as a teenager, becoming a "gay eyesore" after An American Family, and the evolution of gay style and culture.

Lily Tomlin Interview
Lance's interview from the October 1991 issue of Details touches on everything from Tomlin's work in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe and Shadows and Fog, to the ghost of W.C. Fields and Ernestine as a lesbian.

Musings on Mortality
In late 2001, The Advocate asked Lance to write an article for its annual year-in-review issue. He completed it at the Carl Bean hospice, just days before his death. It was published posthumously in the January 22, 2002 issue of The Advocate.


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