Three Dollar Bill

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Gender MALE
Industry Publishing
Occupation Journalist / writer / editor
Location Montreal, Canada
Introduction Richard Burnett self-syndicated Three Dollar Bill in Canada's alt-weeklies for over 15 years, was banned in Winnipeg, investigated by Royal Newfoundland Constabulary over charges TDB was "pornographic"; gotten death threats, outed politicians like former PQ leader Andre Boisclair, been vilified in Jamaica's daily The Gleaner for trashing anti-gay dancehall star Sizzla (who would go on to write the 2005 hit song "Nah Apologize"; about Burnett and UK activist Peter Tatchell), pissed off BB King, crossed swords with Mordecai Richler, been screamed at backstage by Cyndi Lauper and got the last-ever sit-down interview with James Brown. Burnett was Editor-at-Large of HOUR until the MTL alt-weekly folded in 2012, is Editor-at-Large of The Charlebois Post, columnist & writer for both Fugues and Daily Xtra, columnist & blogger for the daily Montreal Gazette, and is a pop-culture pundit on CJAD 800 AM Radio. Burnett was named one of Outlooks magazine's Canadian Heroes of 2009, famed porn director Flash Conway dubbed Burnett "Canada’s bad boy syndicated gay columnist"; and The Montreal Buzz says, "As Michael Musto is to New York City, Richard Burnett is to Montréal."