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Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan Knopf Reviewed by Sera Rivers New York Times bestselling author David Levithan creates a vision for change with his latest young adult...

Bleeder: A Memoir

Bleeder: A Memoir by Shelby Smoak Michigan State University Press Reviewed by Sally Hessney The pacing of Shelby Smoak’s poignant memoir Bleeder is as measured as a heartbeat....

Abstinence Anthem

  Abstinence Anthem Somebody hid a razorblade in the shag carpeting at school. Jake Graham hammered bamboo spears behind blood-orange fingernails, and bound my wrists in velvet ropes. This was nothing...

Fairyland

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father Alysia Abbott W.W. Norton & Company Reviewed by Sally Hessney Alysia Abbott’s memoir, Fairyland, is a loving tribute to her poet-activist father,...

Cowboy Nocturne

The following short play is a “ghost” story of memory, in which a man recalls his lover, and the music that...

Like Taking Blood from a Baby

Like Taking Blood from a Baby "We’ll have to take blood from a vein in the baby’s head,” Eugene said. He frowned...

Greyhound, 1984

Greyhound, 1984 (for Brian) A couple in the back row is smoking in the dark but Philip doesn’t; cigarettes can’t help anything. He only ever propped...

Trip to Wyuka

  Trip to Wyuka for Paul Brandhorst, 1966–1998 His first night at support group he wore a western hat low over his eyes, a toothpick in the side...

Lawrence Schimel

Kite Tale A New Spanish-Language Book, Volando cometas, Teaches Young Children About HIV by Brent Calderwood In the new Spanish-language picture book Volando cometas (Bellaterra),...

Fire in the Belly

At the recent Lambda Literary Awards, a ceremony that honors LGBT literature each year, a biography of writer and artist David Wojnarowicz was named...

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