Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin on transphobic British ‘assholes’ and cutting family ties
Five years ago, acclaimed gay author Armistead Maupin was given an honorary doctorate by the university he attended many years earlier.
It was a proud moment for the author of Tales of the City, the trailblazing series of books that brought the story of queer San Francisco to the masses.
Naturally, Armistead Maupin expected his family to be proud of him – so he was disappointed to learn that his Trump voting, conservative brother was “embarrassed” of his achievements as a chronicler of queer life in America.
“My university decided to honour me with an honorary doctoral degree about five years ago and I asked my little brother to come to the ceremony, thinking he’d be proud of me, and he was embarrassed to have to do it,” Maupin tells PinkNews.
“He made up