New Month! New Books!
This month sees the release of famed writer and activist Dan Savage’s new collection of essays, American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics (Penguin). This topical collection offers Savage’s provocative take on America’s latest cultural flash points. (more…)
“…’gayness’ questions the idea that society has of itself.”
Luis Negrón’s striking debut short story collection, Mundo Cruel (Seven Stories Press), mines the emotional lives of “a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality.” In a wry voice that seamlessly combines both sincerity and camp, Negrón examines how desire, love, and sexuality simultaneously inspire and warp the citizens of Santurce, Puerto Rico. (more…)
MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 – NEW YORK CITY
Augusten Burroughs, John Irving & Cherrie Moraga
Master of Ceremonies
A special performance by
Gracing the stage will be: Ingrid Abrams, Children’s Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library; Susan Atkins, Lambda Literary Foundation Board Member and Board Chair of the National Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund; Justin Vivian Bond, author and Tony-nominated cabaret performer; Frank Bruni, the first openly gay op-ed columnist of The New York Times, and bestselling author; Nick Burd, acclaimed young adult author; Jonathan Capehart, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor; Kathleen DeBold, activist and Lambda Literary Awards Administrator; Stacey D’Erasmo, novelist and literary critic; David France, journalist and documentary filmmaker; Deborah Gregory, television producer and award-winning author; Nina Hartley, legendary adult film actress and feminist sex educator; Karla Jay, lesbian activist historian; Randy Jones, pop star and original cowboy of The Village People; James Lecesne, actor, writer and Academy Award winning short filmmaker; Deacon MacCubbin & Jim Bennett, founders of Lambda Rising Bookstore and of the Lambda Literary Foundation; Keith Price, stand-up comic and Sirius OUT Z radio personality; Mike Ruiz, celebrity photographer; George Slowick, President of Publishers Weekly; Peter Staley, AIDS and gay rights activist, founder of AIDSmeds.com; Kim Stolz, fashion model, television personality, and financial executive; Edmund White, award-winning novelist and memoirist; Riki Anne Wilchins, groundbreaking transgender activist; and Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning young adult author. (more…)
HBO has released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderberg’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, based on the autobiographical novel by Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson. The film, like the book, recounts “the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover [Thorson].” The film stars Matt Damon as Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace.
In his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, famed 80-year-old record executive Clive Davis not only reveals his behind-the-scenes interactions with pop stars such as Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, he also opens up about his long rumored bisexuality. (more…)
“I think debates over what makes a book great are largely among writers and people who teach literature. The rest of us I don’t think really care. I’d say we’re more interested in whether we connect with a book…”
A renowned stalwart in the publishing industry, Don Weise has over two decades worth of publishing experience, most of which has been dedicated to publishing LGBT literature. He’s served as Publisher of Alyson Books and was the Senior Editor at Carroll & Graf Publishers. Wiese also sits on the board of the Lambda Literary Foundation. In 2010, Wiese started his own LGBT publishing house, Magnus Books. Since its inception, Magnus has published books by an assortment of iconic authors, such as Samuel Delany, Urvashi Vaid, Keith Boykin, and Edmund White.
Trans Comedy have joined forces with BBC writersroom to launch The Trans Comedy Award: a talent search to encourage writers to promote a positive portrayal of Transgender people in mainstream comedy. (more…)
In the book trailer for her soon to be released graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), illustrator Nicole Georges provides a little background information on her much buzzed about book. (more…)
Do you need a post-holiday kiki? Well, today is your lucky day!
Oh San Francisco, so much to answer for.
Just in time for the holidays, Chris and Greg, of the situation comedy Falling in Love…with Chris and Greg, unwrap The Cockettes and Sylvester‘s famed 1970s New York City show. Their humorous video deconstructs the 1971 concert and astutely examines some age old questions about queer art and community.