The community for international homosexuals. BUTT started in 2001 as a pocket size magazine for and about faggots.
"So you didn’t really have some kind of hang-up with stars and celebritieswhen you were a kid? Kind of. My first boyfriend was a celebrity. Michael Stipe. He was the first person I ever dated, so I got it out of the system early. That was when he was this big enigma for his audience? Did you have tobe terribly confidential about your affair? A little bit. He got away with his behaviour by being elusive and eccentric, I guess. I can understand now why he was that way, it’s not really about whether you want to speak publicly about your sexuality and who you sleep with, it’s more that you want some amount of privacy in a way. How old were you? 18. How did you meet? In a bar in Georgia. Was it love at first sight? No, more like nervous breakdown at first sight. I had a total freakout ‘cause he tried to pick me up. You recognized him? I did, you know, but I wasn’t really a fan and didn’t really know his music so I didn’t really care. I guess there was someting thrilling about the fact that he was famous. But it wasn’t my style, obviously, that earnest, sort of poetic, indie rock wasn’t my direction. That’s what broke you up? No. He toured around a lot and he was sleeping around on me. That was really difficult. He was 28 and I was 18, and he wanted to have his cake and eat it too. And I was not happy about that. I was completely emotional, I can’t imagine dealing with me when I was 18. I was insane. So dramatic! Hugely dramatic. Ever seen him again? You know, I’m actually concerned. I used to hear from him at least once a year, and I haven’t heard from him over the past year. I have the weird feeling that I’ve mentioned his name in the press, and now he’s probably pissed off with me. He’s a good guy, though. People give him hell, but he was a good lay. He could fuck the chrome off a bumper. He definitely fucked the shit out of me. That was fun.”