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Review: Buddhism Meets LGBTQ+ Self-Acceptance in 'This Monk Wears Heels'

Review: Buddhism Meets LGBTQ+ Self-Acceptance in 'This Monk Wears Heels'

By Brian Bromberger | Aug 16, 2022

Kodo Nishimura, who describes himself as both ancient and trendy, seems determined to upend any expectations or limits in his mission to promote Buddhist teachings while inspiring with beauty and fashion.

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

JK Rowling Slams London's Globe Theatre for Non-Binary Joan of Arc Portrayal

By Emell Adolphus | Aug 14, 2022

The "Harry Potter" author joined a growing group of women's rights campaigners who said the non-binary portrayal was "insulting and damaging."

Review: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval' is Rough Trade

Review: Kevin Lambert's 'Querelle of Roberval' is Rough Trade

By Jim Piechota | Aug 12, 2022

Canadian author Kevin Lambert's second novel is a heady affair revolving around issues of domination, labor equality, sexuality, and violent exploitation at the hands of a cocksure sex-god-like man named Querelle.

Review: 'Beating Heart Baby' an Exquisitely Written Exploration of Young Love

Review: 'Beating Heart Baby' an Exquisitely Written Exploration of Young Love

By Christopher Verleger | Aug 11, 2022

Lio Min's "Beating Heart Baby" teaches valuable lessons about young love, art, and self-acceptance.

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

Extra-special: Ryan O'Connell's 'Just By Looking At Him'

By Brian Bromberger | Aug 9, 2022

2022 has been a triumphant year for Ryan O'Connell. After the gay writer/actor/director/disability advocate's "Special," he costarred in the new "Queer as Folk." His funny new novel should make some critics' lists of the Top Ten Queer novels of the year.

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- New Biography on Pioneering Gay Photographer

George Platt Lynes' 'Daring Eye'- New Biography on Pioneering Gay Photographer

By Robert Brokl | Aug 9, 2022

Allen Ellenzweig's important new book, "George Platt Lynes: the Daring Eye," reveals far more about the gay photographer and his times, nearly seven decades since his untimely death.

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

'Other Terrors: An Inclusive Anthology' - Chilling Tales about Being Different

By Laura Moreno | Aug 2, 2022

Editors Vince Liaguno and Rena Mason, both Bram Stoker Award winners, have put together a chilling collection of original short stories by a diverse group of some of today's biggest names in horror as well as new authors.

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

Davey Davis' 'X' - Kink at the End of the World

By Jim Piechota | Jul 28, 2022

"How bad could a waterboarding really be if you could get up and walk away afterward?" So posits the spicy protagonist of multi-talented author Davey Davis' kinky dystopian new novel.

Review: 'Our Wives Under the Sea' Strange and Deep

Review: 'Our Wives Under the Sea' Strange and Deep

By Christopher Verleger | Jul 27, 2022

"Our Wives Under the Sea" is a beautiful, unusual tale.

Timothy McLemore Talks About the Darker Side of Pride... and Relationships

Timothy McLemore Talks About the Darker Side of Pride... and Relationships

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27, 2022

"The love is all the same." Unfortunately, for some LGBTQ+ people, that includes domestic abuse. Out author and community organizer Timothy McLemore talks about the darker side of love.

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

Ana Castillo: Celebrated Author Discusses Her Most Personal Life Lessons

By Laura Moreno | Jul 26, 2022

Great books spur readers to grow and discover truths for themselves. Each of Ana Castillo's books delivers just that. In fact, Ana Castillo has been instrumental in the fight for LGBTQ acceptance, particularly within the Hispanic community.

Baking Star Paul Hollywood Returns to the Classic Recipes

Baking Star Paul Hollywood Returns to the Classic Recipes

By Mark Kennedy | Jul 26, 2022

The English baking specialist has returned to the basics this summer, offering ultimate versions of recipes that have been adjusted and updated for the modern world.

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

With New Book, Dr. Julia Shaw Wants to Bring Bisexuality Out of the Shadows

By Steve Duffy | Jul 23, 2022

British psychologist Dr. Julia Shaw wanted to understand her bisexuality. And with her book "Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality," she hopes to bring the sexual identity out of the shadows.

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

Review: To Hell and Back: Sean Hewitt's 'All Down Darkness Wide' Makes Literature of the Memoir

By Tim Pfaff | Jul 20, 2022

Getting lost in a relationship: People do it all the time, and it's the matter of some of our greatest literature. Rarer is the chronicle of making it back out, which is both the engine and the heart of Sean Hewitt's luminous new memoir.

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

D. L. Forbes and 'The Unique Individual'

By Charles Steiner | Jul 20, 2022

"Wittgenstein's Son and U. G. Krishnamurti: Ducks or Rabbits" is a deserved subject for discussion as it sums up the Forbes' life, fully and un-ordinarily, in San Francisco while focusing on two major influences.

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

Review: 'A Quilt for David' - Steven Reigns' True Crime Poetry

By Jim Gladstone | Jul 19, 2022

Steven Reigns, a Los Angeles-based writer who was the first official Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, blends literary genres to stunning effect in his spare and powerful new work, "A Quilt for David."

For Love of God

For Love of God

By Christopher Verleger | Jul 18, 2022

"For Love of God" is an intriguing account of an aspiring priest.

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

Cultural Exchange: S.W. Leicher's 'Acts of Atonement'

By Jim Piechota | Jul 12, 2022

S.W. Leicher's second novel picks up where her debut left off, featuring two women from disparate cultural backgrounds who embark upon a loving lesbian relationship against all odds.

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

Zain Khalid's Novel 'Brother Alive' is Bracing Magical Realism

By Timothy Pfaff | Jul 12, 2022

"Uncategorizable" is the flavor of the month in gay literary fiction. Even in as genre-free a landscape as that, Zain Khalid's much-anticipated first novel, "Brother Alive," stakes out new territory.

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

C. Russell Price's 'Apocalypse Poems'

By Mark William Norby | Jul 8, 2022

Appalachian genderqueer punk writer C. Russell Price's first full-length poetry collection imagines a world of broken objects, clouds infused with black smoke, and rivers that drain blood out to a far southern tributary.

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