Archie Comics, Really Big Coloring Books, and Other LGBT News

In September of 2010, Dan Parent of Archie Comics added Kevin Keller to the mix, making him the first gay character in the history of Archie Comics. And in February of 2012, Kevin Keller got a series of his own, and around the same time, he also appeared as an adult in Life with Archie… read more

Read an Excerpt from David Groff's 'Clay'

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Lambda Literary Review is excited to share an excerpt from poet David Groff’s new collection Clay. Selected by Michael Waters for the Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press, the collection explores love and memory filtered through the HIV/AIDS epidemic. As Timothy Liu writes in his blurb, Gandhi famously said: ‘Live as if you were to… read more

The 2013 National Magazine Award Finalists, Augusten Burroughs, and Other LGBT News

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) recently announced its finalists for the 2013 National Magazine Awards, which are meant to applaud print and digital publications that have shown excellence in several categories, including reporting, features, profile, essays, and commentary. Though the society honors between five and seven journalists’ articles within each of the above… read more

A Historic Week for the Gay Rights Movement

Recently, the California Department of Education released their list of recommended reading for students in grades K-12. The list, which contains over 7,800 publications, includes 32 books that are categorized as “LGBT-themed.” Though some applaud the potential for gay literature in the classroom, claiming that it will expose children to the lives of LGBT individuals,… read more

D.A. Powell: A Wonderful Queer Place

“Poetry serves as a place for us to renew our relationship with language, and as such, it’s always going to feel a little esoteric, a little outside of the norm in terms of what gets valued in our culture.”

Poet D.A. Powell took some time to talk with Lambda Literary about his new book, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, and his thoughts about contemporary poetry…. read more

Gay Author Receives Pen/Faulkner Fiction Award

Over the years, the Pen/Faulkner Fiction Award, which carries a $15,000 prize, has been given to some of the most well respected novelists, including John Updike, Ha Jin, Philip Roth and E.L. Doctorow. This year’s winner is gay author Benjamin Alire Sáenz for his book of short stories, Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky… read more

New History Exhibits, Recent Research Findings, and the VIDA Count

From June 7 to Sept. 15, the New-York Historical Society will feature an exhibition called “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.” The exhibition, which draws from a variety of archive materials such as diaries, audio and video clips, photographs and doctors’ notes, will delve into the social and political histories surrounding the outbreak… read more