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A Gay Dad Sounds Off On The School That Canceled An LGBT-Themed Play

Posted 05.10.2015 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family There was a significant hearing this week on Tuesday about same sex relationships and whether to ban them. You lik...

6 Authors Who Break Boundaries With Indie Lit

IndieReader | Posted 03.26.2015 | Books

Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace: the 90th Anniversary of Yukio Mishima

Mark Adnum | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

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.

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay 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...

Book of Jewels...

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart


School District Scraps Summer Reading List After Gay Book Furor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices

A Delaware school district has scrapped its entire summer reading list for college prep and honors students after the removal of a lesbian-themed youn...

OutWrite DC: Creating New LGBTQ Literary Cultures

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 09.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Over the past twenty years, changes in the publishing and book selling industries eroded this ecosystem of queer literary culture.

Perry Brass: The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Life Is A Show, Old Chum!

Perry Brass | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Perry Brass

I went to see Alan Cumming in Cabaret at the Roundabout Theater Company's venture at Studio 54 last night. Cumming was spectacular--as ever.

What Makes A Well-Rounded Gay Character In A Novel

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his "Boy Meets Boy," a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming quee...

Former Bush Official Compares Gays To Murderers In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

Robert R. Reilly, who served as the Senior Advisor for Information Strategy for the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the George W. Bush administration...

Sad News For Nation's Oldest Gay Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay 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...

LOOK: The Secret Life Of 1950's Cross-Dressers Revealed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 04.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Casa Susana is a compelling book that documents the weekend gathering place of a group of cross-dressers sometime between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s....

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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.17.2014 | Gay 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...

An Incredible Look At Gay Military Members, Before And After DADT

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.20.2014 | Gay Voices

Documentary photographer Vincent Cianni offers a stark and stunning look at gay and lesbian service members in his forthcoming book, Gays in the Milit...

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

Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay 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...

Gender Identity Is Not What's on the Outside

Vicki Cobb | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Vicki Cobb

Susan Kuklin's book for young adults, Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out captures the voices of six young people who have struggled with their gender identity, a different issue from sexual orientation.

Michelangelo Signorile

Sean Strub, Pioneering Gay Activist, On New Memoir 'Body Counts,' And Recounting LGBT History | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Sean Strub is a pioneering queer activist, deeply enmeshed in LGBT history. He's published an important new memoir, Body Counts, which has received ac...

WATCH: Vintage Halloween Footage Shows 8-Year-Old As Mrs. Doubtfire

Posted 01.26.2014 | Gay Voices

Writer Marty Maguire shares this adorable footage of himself as an 8-year-old boy, circa 1994, dressing up in drag as Mrs. Doubtfire for Halloween. ...

Michelangelo Signorile Reveals New Literary Project

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights. Signorile is worki...

The Manly Pursuit of Desire: John Horne Burns' The Gallery

Perry Brass | Posted 11.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry Brass

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.

Surprising Support For Gay Author's Book Dispute?

AP | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay Voices

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 40 Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over a reference to the writer's boyfriend...

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

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay 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...

Author Marshall Moore Talks About Living in Hong Kong and Developing a Universal Voice in Fiction

Trebor Healey | Posted 08.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Trebor Healey

Marshall Moore is an American author and publisher living in Hong Kong, whose novels include The Concrete Sky and An Ideal for Living, as well as the highly-anticipated and recently released Bitter Orange.

Skeletons in "The Closet"

Mark Adnum | Posted 06.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Time has not been kind to The Celluloid Closet but then, Vito Russo never had much time for Time, either.

A Walk to the Store

Mark Zubro | Posted 04.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Zubro

Except for a few blips, I always presumed that the overall reaction to my being an openly gay teacher and a gay author was reasonably benign. Then the following occurred.