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Latinx love: Edgar Gomez' 'High-Risk Homosexual'

Latinx love: Edgar Gomez' 'High-Risk Homosexual'

By Jim Piechota

In his outstanding new coming-of-age memoir, Florida-born queer Latinx author Edgar Gomez navigates a modest 13-year-old adolescence dominated by poverty and cultural machismo.

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By Gregg Shapiro | January 11, 2022

James Magruder is a funny guy. His wonderfully wicked sense of humor comes through in his plays, and in his new novel, 'Vamp Until Ready.'

By Jim Piechota | January 11, 2022

Johnny Townsend's new book chronicles the escapades of Todd Tillotson, a middle-aged, paunchy Seattle gay man and ex-Mormon riding the public transit bus in the present day pandemic while cruising for sex.


By Gregg Shapiro | January 5, 2022

Washington, D.C.-based gay writer Philip Dean Walker's third book contains six short stories consisting of fictionalized situations involving characters whose names will be familiar to many readers.

By Timothy Pfaff | January 5, 2022

Matthew Aucoin's new book, "The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera," focuses on opera's mysteries, the alchemy of opposites that fires it, and, perhaps most surprising of all, its unique and lasting power.


By Gregg Shapiro | December 28, 2021

Multiple Emmy Award-winning actress Sharon Gless shares highlights and low times in her new memoir, 'Apparently There Were Complaints.'

By Brian Bromberger | December 28, 2021

Prolific gay film director James Ivory's candid, urbane, and meandering book is a pastiche scrapbook of letters, diary entries, travelogue, magazine articles, sketches of famous show business personalities, and reflections on his childhood.


By Michael Flanagan | December 22, 2021

'The Letters of Thom Gunn' is both an intimate portrait of the poet and a window on the development of what would become gay and leather culture, and the rise of the hippies and drug culture.

By | December 21, 2021

In Ashes to Ink, Lisa Lucca has written a moving memoir in which she recalls coming to terms with her gay dad. Lucca not only learns to accept who her father is, she comes to the realization that she and her dad loved each other as best they could.


By Brian Bromberger | December 14, 2021

Even before its publication, gay Catholic journalist Michael O'Loughlin's book 'Hidden Mercy,' about the ministry of Catholics during the height of the AIDS crisis, has generated publicity via his open letter to Pope Francis.

By Jim Piechota | December 14, 2021

James Han Mattson's new book is a thinking person's horror novel and encompasses themes of race, identity, greed, prejudice, and sexuality, all playing out within the dark dingy confines of a Nebraska "full-contact" haunted attraction.


By Brian Bromberger | December 7, 2021

In his new memoir, South Asian film and TV actor and Obama administration advisor Kal Penn shares funny and touching tales of racism in Hollywood, and misadventures in The White House, but turns shy in discussing his life as a gay man.

By Tim Pfaff | November 30, 2021

Will we ever catch up to the genius of Oscar Wilde? Two new books, an expansive biography, and the letters the author wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas, offer new discoveries.


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