LGBTQ communities in the US are gearing up for June gay pride parades, and this year will also commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots that continue to symbolize the coming out
Anthologies of poetry tend to resist reviews, but when a collection like the humorously named Halal If You Hear Me, (halal, at play with holler, is the Arabic word for pure or kosher) sets
This book about a young transgender (trans) man is simply brilliant.
“In When Brooklyn Was Queer, Ryan digs deeper into both the history of Brooklyn, and its queer community . . .
“In that larger tradition of transcendent art, if we let them into our hearts, these new poems from Jericho Brown will awe and unsettle us.”
“Blanco’s power as a poet lies in the singular intimacy, structural craft, intoxicating imagery, and inner rhythms of his verse.”
“Headcase is important reading for any LGBTQ persons with mental health and wellness concerns, and is equally important for the therapists who treat such populatio
When US Army Private Bowe Bergdahl went outside the wire of his military basecamp in Afghanistan in 2009, and wandered around to talk to the enemy, he was within hours captured by the Taliban.
“Real Queer America is a fun read in which Allen’s copious research informs, but never overwhelms, the many stories of disparate, fascinating LGBT lives.”
“One-Dimensional Queer raises provocative and important questions about the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and about the extent to which capital
“All That Heaven Allows is a rich and complex story of Hollywood’s biggest star in its most golden age.”
Harvey Milk was on the San Francisco board of supervisors and was the most high-profile openly gay elected officials in the world when he was gunned down in his office 40 years ago this month.
Ben Barres’ autobiography is a matter-of-fact record of a very unusual life, and was completed shortly before his death from pancreatic cancer in December 2017. Barbara Barres—as Ben was born in 1
“To Survive on This Shore radically widens the range of visible trans experiences.
We tend to view childhood through rose-colored glasses, evoking an age of innocence and carefree days anchored by loving and protective families in safe and supportive Leave It to Beaver n
Born in the forties and raised an only child in a middle class family in the fifties’ South, Peggy Caserta grew up in an era in which girls received little education and then worked only until they
“a social history, scrutinizing the complex social, racial, and sexual history of a city already known for its social, racial, and sexual anomalies . . .”
“The Boys of Fairy Town is an informative, entertaining, and often eye-opening book that examines the complexity of male queer culture in one of the nation’s most
“an unsettling resonance that more triumphantly framed survivor stories rarely achieve.”
“Duberman’s book is deliberately uncomfortable. It raises difficult questions, and does not provide easy answers.”
“Tinderbox is a reminder that this history can never be forgotten as the backlash against GLBTQ civil rights are once again under attack.”
Michelle Tea’s publisher, the Feminist Press, calls her a “queer countercultural icon.” She is that, indeed, and has been an icon in the queer world for decades.
“This book is a catalyst for a thoughtful discussion of . . . complicated and challenging issues.”
Why is it that academicians insist on writing books in an obtuse and opaque manner? Are academics incapable of writing in a clear, straightforward manner?
Halberstam begins his “quirky” text with a tribute to David Bowie, whose gendered appearance “part man, part woman, part space alien” inspires his reflections on the relationship between sex, gende