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Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than Ever: Theater and Film Fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

Harvey Fierstein's 'Better' than Ever: Theater and Film Fave's memoir 'I Was Better Last Night'

By Gregg Shapiro | Mar 22, 2022

Harvey Fierstein qualifies as someone who has a distinctive voice, and while reading his revelatory memoir you'd swear he was in the room with you, dishing away. Fierstein chats about the book.

Bechdel, Hough, Peters Among Nominees for LGBTQ+ Literary Prize the Triangle Awards

Bechdel, Hough, Peters Among Nominees for LGBTQ+ Literary Prize the Triangle Awards

Mar 22, 2022

Alison Bechdel, Lauren Hough and Torrey Peters are among the finalists for the 34th annual Triangle Awards for outstanding LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction books.

Review: 'Sapphire Sunset' is an Irresistible Love Story

Review: 'Sapphire Sunset' is an Irresistible Love Story

By Christopher Verleger | Mar 16, 2022

Romance and excitement are on the horizon in "Sapphire Sunset."

Sang Young Park's 'Love in the Big City'

Sang Young Park's 'Love in the Big City'

By Brian Bromberger | Mar 15, 2022

Sang Young Park's gay-themed 'Love in the Big City,' his first to be newly translated into English has been a runaway bestseller (nine printings) in South Korea, astounding for such a socially conservative nation.

Groff, Delany, Arnett Among 'Lammy' Nominees for LGBTQ Books

Groff, Delany, Arnett Among 'Lammy' Nominees for LGBTQ Books

By Hillel Italie | Mar 15, 2022

Fiction by Lauren Groff and Kristen Arnett, erotica by Samuel R. Delany and nonfiction by Daisy Hernández are among this year's nominees for Lambda awards, given for the year's best LGBTQ books.

The Lingering Scent of Murder: Lara Elena Donnelly's 'Base Notes'

The Lingering Scent of Murder: Lara Elena Donnelly's 'Base Notes'

By Jim Piechota | Mar 8, 2022

Drenched in pheromones and the smells of the big bad city, Lara Elena Donnelly's latest novel offers further proof of the author's wide-ranging talent and creativity.

Review: Laugh-out-loud Essays in Book 'Girls Can Kiss Now'

Review: Laugh-out-loud Essays in Book 'Girls Can Kiss Now'

By Molly Sprayregen | Mar 8, 2022

Jill Gutowitz takes readers on a thrilling excavation of lesbian pop culture and examines the way lesbian representation in media has directly impacted the way she views her own sexuality.

Dolly Parton, James Patterson — in Words and Music

Dolly Parton, James Patterson — in Words and Music

By Hillel Italie | Mar 7, 2022

Sometimes even Dolly Parton has a hard time keeping up with the legend of Dolly Parton.

Review: Frank Bruni's Memoir 'The Beauty of Dusk' a Medical and Emotional Odyssey

Review: Frank Bruni's Memoir 'The Beauty of Dusk' a Medical and Emotional Odyssey

By Brian Bromberger | Mar 7, 2022

"I went to bed seeing the world one way. I woke up seeing it another," writes gay journalist Frank Bruni in his new memoir about that fateful morning in 2017 when he awoke with blurred vision resembling a thick fog.

'Sticker' Author Henry Hoke

'Sticker' Author Henry Hoke

By Gregg Shapiro | Mar 2, 2022

With his breathtaking and brief memoir "Sticker," queer writer Henry Hoke challenges our notions and expectations of the genre and does it all in under 125 pages.

Activism Grows Nationwide in Response to School Book Bans

Activism Grows Nationwide in Response to School Book Bans

By Heather Hollingsworth and Hillel Italie | Mar 1, 2022

Over the past year, book challenges and bans have reached levels not seen in decades, according to officials at the American Library Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and other advocates for free expression.

Review: 'George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye' Corrects a Historic Omission

Review: 'George Platt Lynes: The Daring Eye' Corrects a Historic Omission

By Lewis Whittington | Mar 1, 2022

The life of gay photographer George Platt Lynes.

The Work of Sex: Michal Witkowski's 'Eleven-Inch' Addresses Sex as Survival

The Work of Sex: Michal Witkowski's 'Eleven-Inch' Addresses Sex as Survival

By Tim Pfaff | Mar 1, 2022

'Eleven-Inch.' Polish novelist Michal Witkowski's ninth book, bracingly rendered by his regular translator W. Martin, shares the picaresque chronicle of two teenagers on the lam from their politically oppressive homelands in Eastern Europe.

Missouri School District Rescinds Decision on Banned Book

Missouri School District Rescinds Decision on Banned Book

Feb 28, 2022

A suburban St. Louis school district has reversed its earlier decision to remove a book from its school libraries in the face of criticism and a class-action lawsuit.

The Good Son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

The Good Son: Neel Patel's 'Tell Me How To Be'

By Tim Pfaff | Feb 22, 2022

Akash, the protagonist of Neel Patel's debut novel, 'Tell Me How To Be,' ralphs at important family gatherings, behavior that evinces a certain sincerity in a clan infested with secrets.

Outside the Rainbow: Black Lesbian Couple's Memoir

Outside the Rainbow: Black Lesbian Couple's Memoir

By Cornelius Washington | Feb 22, 2022

Naomi W. Scales and Marilyn J. Jordan's co-authored memoir, "From Pain To Love: Our Journey Outside The Rainbow," is very timely, reflecting just about everything that is pathological about the African-American community.

Elliot Page Memoir 'Pageboy' to be Published in 2023

Elliot Page Memoir 'Pageboy' to be Published in 2023

By Hillel Italie | Feb 18, 2022

Elliot Page is working on a memoir, in which he will write about everything from his Oscar-nominated film career to becoming a prominent transgender person.

Lorraine Hansberry: Two Biographies on the Life of 'A Raisin in the Sun' Lesbian Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry: Two Biographies on the Life of 'A Raisin in the Sun' Lesbian Playwright

By Brian Bromberger | Feb 15, 2022

Two biographies of Black lesbian playwright Lorrain Hansberry, one new, the other recent, offer insightful perspectives on the writer whose singular success and difficult life were cut short.

Keith Butler on his 'Unapologetic Memoir'

Keith Butler on his 'Unapologetic Memoir'

By Gregg Shapiro | Feb 15, 2022

Memoirs by LGBTQ authors continue to be more popular than ever. Among the new releases, Keith Butler has written a no-holds-barred book about his personal struggles and his path to recovery.

Check Out These Thirst-Trapping 'Russian Dudes' from Photographer Seva Galkin

Check Out These Thirst-Trapping 'Russian Dudes' from Photographer Seva Galkin

Feb 12, 2022

Seva Galkin is an artist pushing Russia's homophobic policies both as a filmmaker and photographer. As as a photographer he has a new project called "Russian Dudes" that features "Russian men with little or no clothing."

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