Gay Writers

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Do you know who the best gay writer we have today is? Unless you are gay, I'll bet you have never heard of him, much less
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When the Supreme Court released its ruling on same-sex marriage, I was walking to work, unaware history was being made. I was being given editorial notes over the phone, so my head was full of planned revisions when I got to the office and turned on my computer and there it was.
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Yukio Mishima's suicide in November 1970, with its grim invocation of samurai machismo, is probably the most famous moment of his legend. It overshadows everything else, including Mishima's three nominations for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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When I heard about his latest book, I decided that it was time to read Edmund White. As a lesbian writer, I have very little in common with White, but as I kept reading Inside a Pearl, what I found was an Edmund White I could relate to -- one who could lay his life on the page.
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New York's Oscar Wilde Bookshop, which opened in 1967 and was previously the nation's oldest bookstore dedicated to LGBT
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Love makes the world go round. And when it comes to LGBT civil rights, love is what all the fuss is all about. Two recent books from Cleis Press (both published in 2013) brought the idea of love to the forefront of my mind, in very different ways.
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I have big issues with Ambrosino's writing. He's me 10 years ago -- and I don't love a lot of what I wrote then, either. Let's see if he can learn what I learned.
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Maguire says Psychonaut is "a short prelude to a larger, full-length memoir," and calls the clip as an "authentic and positive
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Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell opened up about her sexuality in a HuffPost Live appearance this week. "For me, I feel it's
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I have just read one of the best books I've ever experienced in my life: John Horne Burns' The Gallery. It was praised when it came out in 1947; it was a bestseller, and Hemingway described it as the book he wished he had written about World War II.
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"We didn't have any LGBT list at all when I started as acquisitions editor [at the University of Wisconsin Press], but the real leap for us was incorporating more trade titles into our list.... And once I got the OK to do trade titles, I just saw so many strong LGBT titles going unpublished."
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Unfortunately, it is safe to assume that had the U.S. Supreme Court not reached its verdict in 1967, many states would have kept their laws against interracial marriage for as long as they could.
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You should not read Annie Lanzillotto's L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir just to learn how to catch a
Religion
American culture is perceptibly aging. This was evident April 27 when West Hollywood celebrated Lambda Literary Foundations 25th annual benefit "A Celebration of LGBT Literary Pioneers." The evening was a smashing success, often touching beyond belief, and had standing room only.
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It wasn't enough just to have my book "out there." I needed to know that it meant something, that it had a larger purpose than simply entertainment. When you shared that the book had resonated so deeply with you that you'd already read it four times, I cried.
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While A Horse Named Sorrow is a meditative tale set in San Francisco, Faun focuses on an adolescent boy discovering that his body is quickly morphing, but not into the expected stage of puberty. Healey was able to take some time with me to discuss his work and inspirations.
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Fellow author Jeffrey Ballam and I share many characteristics. We are both gay men, debut novelists, human rights advocates and Twitter friends and have undergone the grieving process, with each of us experiencing a partner's death due to HIV/AIDS.
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Michael Vaccaro and Terrence Moss are attempting to capture the spirit of the 1970s in a new Web series, Child of the '70s. The two recently met with me to discuss this shared love of the '70s and how it helped inspire their new series.