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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.21.2014 | 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 pla...

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...

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...

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

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay 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 02.27.2014 | 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...

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

Agence France Presse | Helen Vesperini | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay 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...

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...

Raphael Kadushin Gives Voice to LGBT Authors

Trebor Healey | Posted 09.28.2013 | Gay 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 And once I got the OK to do trade titles, I just saw so many strong LGBT titles going unpublished."

Author Spotlight: Brian Centrone

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 07.31.2013 | Gay 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 02.06.2013 | Gay 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 02.02.2013 | Gay 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.

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Kate Bornstein

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Throughout her career Kate Bornstein has worked tirelessly to investigate -- and explode -- as many labels as she can. As an acclaimed author, the...

Notable 2011-2012 Books by African-American LGBT Authors

Toni Newman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Toni Newman

I want to applaud African-American LGBT authors of 2011/2012. I have been traveling all over the U.S.A., and here are some of the most notable books...

Refusing To Hide My Identity In Writing

A.J. Walkley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

I am extremely proud of my identity within the LGBTQ community, and publicizing Queer Greer is currently one of my favorite joys. I readily characterize myself as a "queer" writer, irrespective of the topics I am writing on at any given time.

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

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 06.02.2012 | Books
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.

A Literary Outlaw in Paris: Interview With Dennis Cooper

Brian Joseph Davis | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Brian Joseph Davis

Dennis Cooper's fiction has always been unshakable, with every spare word counting -- and bruising -- but his new novel The Marbled Swarm pushes a lush complexity to the front of the work.

Lambda Literary Awards Finalists Unveiled

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Lambda Literary Foundation revealed the 114 finalists for the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. These awards honor the best lesbian, gay, bisexu...