This week in the LGBTQ-themed arts:

Marriage equality in the United States is here, but what is next for the LGBTQ rights movement? In the New Republic, author Alexander Chee unpacks the possible political future for gay America.

Also in the New Republic, Lambda‘s very own managing editor William Johnson and eight others envision the year 2035 in LGBTQ terms.

Remember when we covered Andrew Sullivan retiring from his Ur-blog The Dish? Well, he has revived it to take the opportunity to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the Constitution effectively guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

John Whittier Treat, on the heels of the publication of his Rise and Fall of the Yellow House, muses on the decline of AIDS-themed fiction; is it because its great authors passed away, or because readers lost interest?

Out interviews gay Iranian author Abdi Nazemian on the ground he has broken in immigrant fiction, LGBTQ fiction and Middle Eastern culture at large with his debut, Lammy-winning novel The Walk-In Closet.

A Russian production of Moisés Kaufman’s play Gross Indecency–which focuses on the judicial persecution of Oscar Wilde–is now on thin ice, not because of censorship inasmuch as because of an imminent grant now in limbo.

Out also interviews David Rhodes about his provocative new play Consent, which is playing until the end of this month.

For the New York Times, five artists have each created one work of visual art, in lieu of words, that means to review a novel.

Flavorwire profiles twenty photographs of authors, which they characterize as “badass”; there are a few surprises in the bunch.

Chuck Palahniuk has reworked his best-known novel, Fight Club, into a children’s picture book–which is to say, facetiously.

Last but certainly not least: some more reactions–from celebrities, politicians and the like–on the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling.

Image by Neil Gilks via the New Republic 


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