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|Born||May 15, 1967 (age 46)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||New York City|
|Alma mater||Vassar College|
|Occupation||Blogger and media commentator|
Andy Towle //; born May 15, 1967 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American blogger and media commentator based in New York City. Towle, who is gay, started his blog Towleroad in 2003 while he was in Los Angeles. The blog focuses on gays, pop culture, photography, politics, media, entertainment, technology, and travel. Towle works full-time creating Towleroad.
He holds two B.A.s from Vassar College in Art History and English and was awarded the W.K. Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts from Vassar, a Wallace Stegner graduate fellowship at Stanford University as well as two writing fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. While in Provincetown he not only produced poetry but also worked as a pool boy and a bartender at The Boatslip. After moving to New York in 1992, he became a bartender and later a manager at the iconic 1990s Chelsea gay bar Splash. He returned to New York in 2004 after living first in Hong Kong (where he was for several years partnered with Amazing Race winner Chip Arndt) and later in Los Angeles.
Towle's poetry has appeared in The Paris Review in 2001, and in Poetry Magazine on many occasions from 1988 through 1997. He currently lives in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan with his partner of five years and Emmy Award-winner, David Grant.
Occasionally Towle hands over control of the blog to guest editors including the novelist Christopher Rice, photographer Lewis Payton, Josh and Josh of the blog Josh and Josh are Rich and Famous and Kenneth Walsh of kenneth in the (212).
- NYC Protest and Civil Rights March Opposing Proposition 8, Andy Towle, Towelroad.com, November 13, 2008; accessed November 14, 2008.
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