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Lgbt Fiction

Paul Burston's Polari, the Most Exciting Literary Movement in London

Diriye Osman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Diriye Osman

Paul Burston, the creator of the Polari Literary Salon in London, has, through sheer charm, hard work and diligence, transformed the possibilities of what a literary event should be: a space crackling with energy, ideas, excitement, raucousness and just plain ole fun.

We Can't Forget About Gay Literature

James McDonald | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
James McDonald

Young people, gay and otherwise, need to see gay people as no different from anyone else, to see them in scenarios that characterize the lives of human beings as a whole. Unfortunately, for those like me, who looked to literature for a guiding light, the terrain was too often depressingly barren.

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.

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.

Author Spotlight: Drake Braxton

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

Drake Braxton's debut novel, MISSING, is a fun and sexy read, detailing what happens when a happily married man journeys to the Deep South for a high school reunion, only to find that his husband has mysteriously disappeared.

10 LGBTQ Young Adult Novels To Make It Better

Malinda Lo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Malinda Lo

I wanted to make sure that this list was representative of all the letters in the QUILTBAG spectrum. I focused on books with a positive outlook, and I aimed for a mix of "classics" and new books while also seeking out characters of color.

Essential LGBT Fiction

Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

LGBT fiction (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual) literature has a long and fascinating history, with some remarkable and engaging texts for readers of ...

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

"In One Person" by John Irving Simon & Schuster, $28.00 Publishes on May 8, 2012 What is it about? At age 13, timid and naive Billy realizes th...

7 Bisexual Characters In Fiction

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish: Billy Abbott, the protagonist of John Irving’s much-anticipated upcoming novel, “In One Person,” (out on May ...

Modern-Day Algonquin: A Round-Table Discussion With 5 Gay Authors

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Recently, a few of us connected to discuss our craft and the state of gay literature today. It was with great pleasure that I joined with Gregory G. Allen, David G. Hallman, Carey Parrish, and Arthur Wooten in our own gay take on the Algonquin round table.

It Gets Better: Recommended Reading for LGBT Teens

Philip Ellis | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Philip Ellis

It is also important for young people to find stories and characters that they can identify with outside the broad archetypes found in TV shows such as Glee. Here are a few of my own suggestions.