On June 2, 2014, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate their twenty-sixth anniversary. Deacon Macubbin, owner of Lambda Rising Bookstore and publisher of the Lambda Book Report, started the awards in 1989.
Gay readers have been told that we should despise this kind of poetry because it devalues us and has historically contributed to our stigmatization. And yet, much of this poetry can be great fun if we approach it as camp frivolity rather than earnest homophobic ridicule.
I'd always figured True Love and Convenient Compatibility to be not much different from the other. True Love is the long scenic, troublesome route between points A and B whereas Convenient Compatibility is the interstate bypass.