Sassafras Lowrey, an author and advocate for homeless LGBT youth, chats with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore about gay culture, queer writers, and their new works. Lowrey’s new book, titled Roving Pack, explores the lives of homeless queer teenagers. Sycamore is the editor of the in-your-face new work, Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. [Advocate]

Lesbian Author Hits Mainstream Success with Trilogy Set on the Streets of Atlanta: Amanda Kyle Williams, who has penned a selection of lesbian-themed mysteries for Naiad press, was picked up by Random House. The first two books in her trilogy, which follows a Chinese-American private investigator named Keye Street, have been released. Her third novel, titled Don’t Talk to Strangers, is slated for publication later this year. Williams explained:

“It took me a good long time to get mainstream attention. And I’m nowhere near what I want and need to do. I want to make sure I do it before I get too old to enjoy it.” [GAVoice]

Justin Hall Celebrates ‘No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics’: Queer comic book fans, behold this new must-have anthology. Titled No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, cartoonist Justin Hall touches upon work from both celebrated queer comics and talented up-and-comers. [ComicBookResources]

Lee Lynch and Lori Lake on Lesbian Mystery, Police Raids, and Fairy Godmothers: Lesbian literary mainstays Lee Lynch and Lori L. Lake sit down to discuss their upcoming works, their attempts at writing for “mainstream” audiences, and the importance of lesbian writers. [Advocate]


Photo: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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