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Report: Donald Trump Told Mike Pence Gay People 'Love Me'

Report: Donald Trump Told Mike Pence Gay People 'Love Me'

By Emell Adolphus | Oct 4, 2022

A new book by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times claims that former President Donald Trump told Mike Pence that gay people "love me."

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

Julian Aguon's 'No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies'

By Mark William Norby | Oct 4, 2022

"No Country for Eight-Spot Butterflies," by queer Indigenous writer and human rights lawyer Julian Aguon, is part memoir and part manifesto, focusing on environmental and political strife for the colonized people of Guam.

Check Out These Thirst-Trapping 'Russian Dudes' from Photographer Seva Galkin

Check Out These Thirst-Trapping 'Russian Dudes' from Photographer Seva Galkin

Oct 2, 2022

Seva Galkin is an artist pushing Russia's homophobic policies both as a filmmaker and photographer. As as a photographer he has a new project called "Russian Dudes" that features "Russian men with little or no clothing."

New Book Recounts Donald Trump's Homophobia, Anti-Trans Rhetoric

New Book Recounts Donald Trump's Homophobia, Anti-Trans Rhetoric

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 28, 2022

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman details episodes in her upcoming book "Confidence Man" that illustrate the one-term president's transphobia and anti-LGBTQ+ speech and attitudes.

Review: Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' Explores the Trans Experience

Review: Lars Horn's 'Voice of the Fish' Explores the Trans Experience

By Tim Pfaff | Sep 27, 2022

A collage of essay, travelogue, history, meditation, and aphorism, Lars Horn's book is packaged — as is so much writing now — as a memoir.

Hilary Mantel, Author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor Saga, Dies at 70

Hilary Mantel, Author of 'Wolf Hall' Tudor Saga, Dies at 70

By Jill Lawless | Sep 23, 2022

Hilary Mantel, the Booker Prize-winning author who turned Tudor power politics into page-turning fiction in the acclaimed "Wolf Hall" trilogy of historical novels, has died, her publisher said Friday. She was 70.

Fall Fiction Faves, Part 3

Fall Fiction Faves, Part 3

By Jim Piechota | Sep 23, 2022

Here comes the third installment of our Fall book roundup featuring dynamic fiction from Meg Howrey, Courtney Summers, and RM Vaughan (posthumously). There's a lot to choose from. Keep those pages turning!

Kraven Comics: Fernando Velez' LGBTQ Superheroes

Kraven Comics: Fernando Velez' LGBTQ Superheroes

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Sep 22, 2022

The pages of Kraven Comics appear on the surface to be like any other superhero comic book. But the brainchild of artist and publisher Fernando Velez is a comic book by and for LGBTQ people, with diverse queer characters.

Spotify Launches Audiobook Store with Some 300,000 Titles

Spotify Launches Audiobook Store with Some 300,000 Titles

Sep 20, 2022

The expanding audio books market has a major new retailer: Spotify.

Anne Heche Memoir 'Call Me Anne' Scheduled for January

Anne Heche Memoir 'Call Me Anne' Scheduled for January

By Hillel Italie | Sep 18, 2022

In a memoir Anne Heche worked on over the past year, the actor shared candid thoughts on her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s, when they were among Hollywood's first openly gay couples.

Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, Library Association Says

Book Ban Efforts Surging in 2022, Library Association Says

By Hillel Italie | Sep 17, 2022

The wave of attempted book banning and restrictions continues to intensify, the American Library Association reported Friday. Numbers for 2022 already approach last year's totals, which were the highest in decades.

Review: Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything' a Hilarious Story of Achieving Authenticity

Review: Henry Fry's 'First Time for Everything' a Hilarious Story of Achieving Authenticity

By Brian Bromberger | Sep 13, 2022

in his debut novel, author Henry Fry discloses how queer folk pretend to be someone else as survival mechanisms, and how the search for authenticity can lead down some treacherous paths.

Review: Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines' a Declaration of Bravery

Review: Cary Alan Johnson's 'Desire Lines' a Declaration of Bravery

By Cornelius Washington | Sep 13, 2022

Cary Alan Johnson's serious and romantic novel tells of life in New York City during the time when HIV/AIDS was ravaging the LGBTQ community.

Art Spiegelman to Receive Honorary National Book Award

Art Spiegelman to Receive Honorary National Book Award

By Hillel Italie | Sep 10, 2022

The unexpected citation by the National Book Foundation comes months after the jarring saga of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Maus" being withdrawn by a Tennessee school board.

Review: 'My Government Means to Kill Me' a Powerful Portrait of History

Review: 'My Government Means to Kill Me' a Powerful Portrait of History

By Christopher Verleger | Sep 7, 2022

Rasheed Newson has combined genres and crafted a brilliant, captivating, ferociously entertaining debut novel.

Get Lit: Fall Arts Books, Part 2

Get Lit: Fall Arts Books, Part 2

By Jim Piechota | Sep 6, 2022

The second part of our Fall books roundup will give you an idea of what is coming to bookstores in the next several months. Highlights include a drag star's memoir, a horror film anthology, and a novel set in ACT UP New York's community.

Gay Twitter Couldn't Hold Back after Lea Michele Addressed Rumors She Can't Read

Gay Twitter Couldn't Hold Back after Lea Michele Addressed Rumors She Can't Read

Sep 4, 2022

Gay Twitter was quick to react to Lea Michele's new New York Times interview in which she addressed rumors that she can't read, along with past claims of her causing a toxic workplace environment.

Time Magazine Trolled for Using 'Gender Queer' Author's Pronouns

Time Magazine Trolled for Using 'Gender Queer' Author's Pronouns

Sep 2, 2022

After a VA court ruled "Gender Queer" as not obscene, Time Mag reached out to author Maia Kobabe about the decision, but has gotten trolled for using the author's pronoun choices.

Virginia Court Rules Two LGBTQ+ YA Novels Are Not Obscene

Virginia Court Rules Two LGBTQ+ YA Novels Are Not Obscene

Aug 31, 2022

An anticipated legal trial determining if two YA novels are obscene was resolved Aug. 30 with both titles — "Gender Queer" by Maia Kobabe and "A Court of Mist and Fury" by Sarah J. Maas — not meeting the legal definition of obscenity.

Does J. K. Rowling's New Novel Mirror Anti-Trans Controversy?

Does J. K. Rowling's New Novel Mirror Anti-Trans Controversy?

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 31, 2022

Prolific "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has a new book in which the central character suffers for perceived transphobia. Is it based on her own life? Rowling says it's not.

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