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The Gay Young Adult Audiobook Of The Summer Is A Must-Listen

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.21.2016 | Queer Voices

Tim Federle knows a thing or two about storytelling in a variety of mediums. Prior to establishing himself as an indelible voice in middle-grade and y...

New Gay Superhero Novel Inspires Teens To Realize Their 'Superpower'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.04.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay teen finds solace, strength and social awareness through his love of a secret superhero in Draw the Line, author Laurent Linn’s debut novel fo...

Jeffery Self Breaks Into The Young Adult Literary World With 'Drag Teen'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Jeffery Self is a modern day renaissance man -- actor, comedian, writer and, as he joked during our interview, "sometimes unemployed." But yesterday m...

Toward a Politics of Mere Being

Poetry Foundation | Posted 03.16.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

From Poetry Magazine by Carl Phillips Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry's current issue. Carl Phillips's poems "Stray"...

Creating Yourself with Words

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diriye Osman

There's a renegade thrill to Vonnegut's wisdom. Going into the arts as a career can render you into fiscal dreck, but the act of producing art, particularly writing, will endow your interiority with a sense of plenitude, of satisfaction that is hard to replicate.

20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"It's in literature that true life can be found," Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian was once quoted as saying. The Chinese novelist and play...

Why I'm Against Marriage

Bruce Benderson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bruce Benderson

On TV I saw one lesbian couple in their 90s bitterly complaining that they were being kept from "celebrating our love." Did they really need to prove their love to each other by a legalized commitment ceremony after 50 years together? I wondered.

Sad News For Nation's Oldest Gay Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Giovanni's Room, which is believed to be the nation's oldest surviving bookstore catering to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communi...

How A Smash Musical Fueled One College's Gay Rights Debate

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., April 20 (Reuters) - Students at a South Carolina public university are snapping up tickets to the...

Why These Workers Found It Easier To Be Gay In The '70s Than Today

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In her new book, Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Steelworkers, author and scholar Anne Balay takes a no-holds-barred look at the...

Eddie Shapiro's Nothing Like a Dame Profiles 20 of Broadway's Most Iconic Divas

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Curtis M. Wong

Shapiro casts aside much of the superficial glitz associated with the stage in favor of a no-nonsense, true-to-life look at these women and their varied careers, bravely emphasizing their struggles as much as their triumphs.

WATCH: How Growing Up Gay In Texas Inspired This Lesbian Author's New Book

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Author Michelle Theall hopes her new autobiography, Teaching the Cat To Sit: A Memoir, leaves readers with "a measure of courage to become who they ar...

Gay Author: My Coming Out Is 'A Political Act'

Agence France Presse | Helen Vesperini | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With hair dyed red and blue and shaved into a mohican, leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is no stranger to making a powerful statement.But his...

Author's Bold Move Aims To Challenge Anti-Gay Attitudes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Influential Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has revealed he is a homosexual in an autobiographical short story released to protest anti-gay laws on ...

Bestselling Crime Author Opens Up About Her Sexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Crime novelist Patricia Cornwell opened up about her sexuality in a HuffPost Live appearance this week. "For me, I feel it's important to own anyt...

Raphael Kadushin Gives Voice to LGBT Authors

Trebor Healey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trebor Healey

"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."

LOOK: 20 Queer Books To Read At The Beach (Or Anywhere Else...)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you're headed to the beach anytime soon for a bit of a break from your everyday life, then why not also escape into someone else's life by grabbing...

Out Singer Debuts Song About The Other 'F' Word

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Todd Michael Schultz, who calls himself not a singer/songwriter but a "f*ckin' pop star," has released the video for his new single "Told My Story," a...

Author Spotlight: Brian Centrone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Centrone last year at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York. He was friendly and witty, I was interested in learning more him. The publication of his new novel, An Ordinary Boy, proved just the opportunity.

Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams!

Posted 03.26.2013 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by his shorter and much catchier moniker, Tennessee Williams. The American playwrigh...

Legendary Author Patricia Nell Warren: Ever The Front Runner

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Whether as an American writing Ukrainian poetry, a runner helping usher women into the sport, a woman writing gay male fiction or a writer taking control of her own work as a publisher, Warren has long been a game changer, moving into uncharted waters and navigating them for others.

To The Reader Who Saved My Life

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

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.

An Acclaimed Gay Author Surprises With Two New Novels

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

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.

Blogger Stephen Bottum On His Eagerly Awaited 'Best LGBT Books of 2012' List

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

In 2009 Stephen Bottum began asking authors to share their favorite LGBT reads of the year, in all genres, leading to the creation of an annual author survey of the best LGBT books of the year. His list for 2012 has just been released, and he graciously took time to speak with me.

Love, Loss And Art: A Conversation Between Two Gay Novelists

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

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.