Have you fantasized about coming out without stuttering your words and creating awkward tension? Ever wish for honest advice about dating, rearing little ones (we don’t mean your pets), and entertaining a house full of guests in style? If so, Steven Petrow has the essential guide for you. In Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners, the gay advice columnist tells readers how to go about those daunting life tasks. In this Bay Windowsinterview, Petrow dishes about sex, gay manners, and the best advice he’s been given yet.
When AIDS was ravaging the gay community in the early 1980s, Larry Kramer refused to remain silent. Instead, he founded organizations committed to preventing the disease and wrote speeches and novels in an attempt to break the silence and stigma surrounding diagnosis. Though ostracized by straights and gays alike at the time, his play, The Normal Heart, is now making its Broadway debut. In this Windy City Timesinterview, Kramer opens up about activism, LGBT history, politics, and his several-thousand-page history book in process.
If you’re craving a dose of lesbian drama in between episodes of The Real L Word, look no further. When Dawn Mueller found herself single for the first time in nine years, she documented her dating adventures in a book called A Single Year. In this Lez Get Realinterview, Mueller discusses sex scenes, exes, and what’s next.
We’ve been hoping for the gay Twilight ever since Stephenie Meyer’s saga was devoured by Edward-worshiping teen girls. And Michael Griffo has answered the call by delivering a feast for the gay teen. In his new book, Unnatural, Griffo shifts the focus from girl-meets-vamp to the relationship between an outcast gay teen and his vampire friend. The Hudson Reporterinterviewed the author about his high school experience, inspirations, and hopes for the novel.