Lesbian Mystery Lammy Finalists

Still catching up on the Lammy finalists? Here are the remaining three finalists in Lesbian Mystery. (You can read my reviews of Slash and Burn by Valerie Bronwen and Acquittal by Anne Laughlin here.) The Old Deep and Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart Over 30 years of writing lesbian mysteries, Ellen Hart has won five Lammys for… read more

Dancing with Audre Lorde: A Lesbian Memory

Audre Lorde described herself as “Black feminist lesbian poet warrior mother,” but repeatedly said that description was not enough to capture and hold her complete identity…. read more

'Blackmail, My Love' by Katie Gilmartin

Blackmail, My Love is a book to read for the page-turning mystery, but to savor for the nuance and detail and heart-breaking reality of what it was to be a lesbian or a gay man in 1951 … read more

In Remembrance: Cate Culpepper

“It will be a less joyful holiday season this year without Cate Culpepper. But her books, stories, videos and musings live on. As does the memory of her indefatigable spirit.”… read more

Lesbian Mysteries for Fall

“Mischief Night. Halloween. Day of the Dead. Howling winds. Footsteps in the leaves. Murder most foul. Mysteries and autumn just go together. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good mystery on a chill autumn night.”… read more

Bad Romance: Writers and Suicide

“Writers have had a long, contentious, volatile romance with suicide. I searched them out in high school and then college, when my first book of poetry–grim and suicidal–was published. Like many depressed adolescents, I sought out fellow travelers[…]”read more

Nadine Gordimer: The Writer as Conscience of a Nation

“There are few writers in the world to equal the breadth of Nadine Gordimer. The valiant fighter against apartheid and against the oppression of women and gays in South Africa died July 13 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was 90.”… read more

In Remembrance: Nancy Garden

Nancy Garden, author, editor, LGBT activist, former theater maven and teacher, died suddenly on the morning of June 23 of a massive heart attack. She was 76…. read more

Remembering Assotto Saint: A Fierce and Fatal Vision

“[Saint] knew he had to chronicle the black gay voices of AIDS or they would be lost. He had to collect the bits and pieces that would create a different kind of names quilt–the angry verses, the embittered stanzas, the breathy last couplets of the dying.”… read more