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Poet Amanda Gorman, Lady Gaga and other musicians bring arts to Biden/Harris Inauguration

Poet Amanda Gorman, Lady Gaga and other musicians bring arts to Biden/Harris Inauguration

By Jim Provenzano

As Americans and people over the world heaved a heavy sigh of relief and joy with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, one young poet stood out for her artistic contribution.

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By Jim Piechota | January 26, 2021

Noted radical social thinker and Columbia gender studies professor Jack Halberstam's reputation precedes him, and his new creative exploration of desire reinforces his thought process behind how human sexuality becomes attracted to everything "wild."

By Gregg Shapiro | January 19, 2021

Author and filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez's new bilingual children's book 'Pepito Has a Doll' challenges stereotypes about masculinity in teen boys.


By Jim Provenzano | January 14, 2021

The B.A.R. has been immortalized in films and TV series. But this is new; a poem about our famous 'No Obits' headline has been set to music.

By Brian Bromberger | January 12, 2021

How small-town Brit Archie Leach became Cary Grant and how Grant finally assimilated that identity towards the end of his life, is the core of Scott Eyman's comprehensive, dense, meticulously researched, well-sourced, and probably definitive biography.


By Jim Provenzano | January 6, 2021

Published in November 2020,a new photography book from Berkeley-based Gingko Press shares the work of dozens of photographers, each carving out a vibrant niche in portraiture of LGBTQ lives.

By Jim Provenzano | January 1, 2021

It's never too late to restart your new year. Here are some creative, sexy and more-than-queer calendars to mark 2021.


By Steven Reigns | December 28, 2020

Danielle Willis's collection of poetry and prose 'Dogs in Lingerie' came out three decades ago. The author, who had porcelain fang implants, stripped, did porn and pro-dom work, caused quite a San Francisco literary sensation in the 1990s.

By Mark William Norby | December 22, 2020

Take a break from whatever you're doing and immerse yourself in San Francisco history and the travels of James J. Siegel in The God of San Francisco. A revelatory and uplifting title for a city that has known many gods.


By Cornelius Washington | December 22, 2020

'The Meaning of Mariah Carey' is The New York Times best-seller of the life and career of a truly influential artist and entertainer, the autobiography of one of the most talented, hardworking, compelling, witty, and transcendent African-American artists.

By Jim Piechota | December 22, 2020

Mike Curato, an award-winning author and talented artist, has produced a young adult graphic novel about a young man on the verge, and it's a searing, intensive portrait that stays with the reader long after the book is finished.


By Jim Piechota | December 8, 2020

Tucson, Arizona author David Gilmore, who is also a photographer, filmmaker, and former radio show host, offers more than just dirty sex stories in his latest book, 'Tail in Two Cities.'

By Gregg Shapiro | December 1, 2020

Queer poet, historian and educator Kim Roberts brings life to literary history in 'By Broad Potomac's Shore: Great Poets from the Early Days of the Nation's Capital.'


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