'Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities' by Julie Abraham

Lambda Award Finalist Identifying as gay or lesbian, or just having same-sex sex, forces negotiation of a common set of social tropes: self-presentation, accessibility, community, safety, danger, and a division between public and private life. Julie Abraham’s broad and insightful intellectual and cultural history Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities similarly forces us to confront… read more

'The Queer Child' by Kathryn Bond Stockton

Lawsuits to ban GSAs from schools continue to prove what Anita Bryant most famously did in her 1977 “Save Our Children” campaign: ‘queers and children’ is always a hot topic because it is also always taboo. Within this realm of religion and politics, the idea of the “queer child” is unimaginable. Kathryn Bond Stockton’s richly… read more