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'Unbound' explores gender identity and fluidity

'Unbound' explores gender identity and fluidity

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 15, 2018

For readers bewildered by how to make sense of gender today, a new book by sociologist Arlene Stein, "Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity," recently published by Pantheon Books, follows the journey of four patients.

Book on Sisters looks at intersection of camp, drag

Book on Sisters looks at intersection of camp, drag

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 20, 2018

New book examines the intersection of drag and camp within the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Journalism was a calling for gay Catholic man

Journalism was a calling for gay Catholic man

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 4, 2018

Mark Dowd has experienced two vocations. One was a calling to the priesthood, which didn't last, but the second was to journalism, which wound up becoming his life's work.

Boyd takes on gays, race in new e-book

Boyd takes on gays, race in new e-book

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 14, 2018

With his recent vulgar ranting about "shithole countries" vis-à-vis immigration, President Donald Trump has once again been accused of being a racist, which makes Randy Boyd's new e-book, the perfect opportunity to discuss race relations.

'Stonewall Strong' looks at 'conscious resilience'

'Stonewall Strong' looks at 'conscious resilience'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 20, 2017

They may be the worst eight words a gay man can hear - "I have bad news on the HIV test" - but health journalist John-Manuel Andriote endured them in 2006 when he received an HIV diagnosis, turning his world upside down.

BARchive :: Excerpts From the New Memoir 'Sex, Drugs & Disco'

BARchive :: Excerpts From the New Memoir 'Sex, Drugs & Disco'

  • by Mark Abramson
  • Jun 14, 2015

San Francisco, Mid-1970s. A perfect place at a perfect time. Mark Abramson's memoir is the next best thing to being there, and here's a sample.