Maurice Sendak Comes Out
In a profile this week in the New York Times, Maurice Sendak, 80, reveals for the first time in a print interview that he’s gay. He talks about feeling vulnerable after the loss of Dr. Eugene Glynn (his partner of 50 years), how it feels to be getting older, and reflects on his legacy.
[Sendak] is pleased with…his awards and honors, but in the end, he maintained, they don’t add up to much. They “never penetrated,” he said. “They were like rubber bullets.” It’s not that he isn’t grateful. “They made me happy, but at a certain point in your life, you see through them,” he said. “You don’t mock them, you don’t hate them, you feel sorry for them — tiny, inert emblems that just aren’t up to the task of answering pressing questions about meaning, soul-touching greatness and durability.
We love you, Maurice!