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“Albert’s Prayer”: Fiction by Marie Esposito

Albert's Prayer by Marie Esposito Albert wore a silver cross in his left ear. It dangled like a hanged man. A new Eartha Kitt song, “Where...

Martin Duberman: Cover Story

Holding Tightly But Gently Historian Martin Duberman in His Latest Book on Singer Michael Callen and Poet Essex Hemphill Revisits the Early Battleground That Was...

Peeling Back the Layers: Review

Peeling Back the Layers: A Story of Trauma, Grace and Triumph by Lawayne Childrey Outskirts Press Reviewed by T.J. Banks God, someone once said, comes through the wound....

Wilhemina’s War: Review

Wilhemina's War Directed by June Cross Secret Daughters Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks When we hear the words “woman warrior,” Joan of Arc or Boudicca comes to mind....

We’re Still Here: Review

We're Still Here Directed by Grissal Granados & John Thompson Lucha Productions Reviewed by T.J. Banks Perhaps, someone once said, we need to follow our pain and heartbreak,...

Queer Aging: Review

Queer Aging The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology by Jesus Ramirez-Valles Oxford University Press Reviewed by Hank Trout From the Oxford University Press comes Queer Aging:...

Magic and Mercury: Nonfiction by D.W. Anderson

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”—H.P. Lovecraft Eighth grade,...

Christodora: Review

Christodora by Tim Murphy Grove Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard Christodora is a brilliantly wrought novel epic in scope, but executed with a deft and sure hand....

The Heaven of Our Eyes: Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak

Creative Nonfiction by Raymond Luczak The Heaven of Our Eyes in memory of my 25 deaf gay friends who’ve died from AIDS-related complications I awake to find...

In the Province of the Gods: Review

In the Province of the Gods by Kenny Fries University of Wisconsin Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The AIDS Memoir” is an important document in our history....

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