Gregory G. Allen, author of Well With My Soul, and Kergan Edwards-Stout, author of Songs for the New Depression, share details about their new HIV/AIDS themed novels and how larger publishing houses felt their work was too “depressing.” [Advocate]

Edward Albee Is Ready to Revisit His Past: When “The Lady from Dubuque” debuted on Broadway in 1980, it lasted for 12 performances amidst a sea of criticism. But now, Albee’s play is back in the Big Apple as  “Edward Albee’s The Lady From Dubuque.” It stars Tony Award winning actress Jane Alexander. [NYTimes]

St. Petersburg, Russia, May Fine People for Talking About Homosexuality: St. Petersburg lawmakers recently approved a bill that would essentially “criminalize reading, writing, speaking or reporting on anything related to gay, lesbian bi or trans (LGBT) people.” If signed by the city’s governor, offenders could be fined thousands of dollars (up to $16,700) for “promoting” homosexuality. Polina Savchenko, director of LGBT St. Petersburg group, Coming Out, stated:

“This radical law undermines the great legacy of our city’s past and future. If it passes, it would be illegal to mention that famed Russian composer of the 1812 Overture, St. Petersburg native Tchaikovksy, was gay. This law installs a culture of censorship in what was once Russia’s most cosmopolitan city and is a huge blow to the freedom of expression in Russia. At a time when people all over the world are opening up and coming out, this law puts Russia back in the closet.” [OutinJersey]

Kevin Keller’s Gay Wedding Issue Sells Out: Those One Million Moms must be fuming right about now: the marriage issue of “Life With Archie” has been flying off the shelves and is now sold out. The issue featured an interracial gay wedding between Kevin Keller and his boyfriend, Clay. [SDGLN]

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One Response to “Gregory G. Allen and Kergan Edwards-Stout Tackle AIDS in Their New Novels”

  1. 5 March 2012 at 9:13 PM #

    Wow–thank you so much for including mention of the interview Greg and I did for The Advocate! Much appreciated!!!

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