Gay Marriage in New York: Writers Respond

In an historic move, New York State has legalized same sex marriage. On June 24th, 2011 the New York State senate approved the Marriage Equality Act—which Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly signed into law—making New York the sixth state to allow gay and lesbian couples the right to wed. Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, and… read more

The Creative Team of Tales of the City Musical (Video)

When Armistead Maupin told us about the Tales of the City musical earlier this year, we were beyond excited. In this video librettist Jeff Whitty, composers Jake Shears (!!!) and John Garden, and director Jason Moore discuss how they were introduced to Maupin’s bestselling series. Learn more at www.act-sf.org/tales…. read more

Dan Savage’s Message to Gay Youth: ‘It Gets Better’

Dan Savage spoke with the Sun-Times about the release of new book, It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, his own experience growing up gay, and the effect his efforts are having on gay youth throughout the globe. The book version of the social media-based stories of inspiration for… read more

Armistead In Autumn

Love, Sex and Everything in Between Armistead Maupin is one of the most celebrated authors of his time. A pioneer in many ways, his books and writing have influenced generations of LGBT and straight readers and writers alike. His latest novel, Mary Ann In Autumn, is published by Harper this month. He was kind enough… read more

Armistead Maupin dissects Logo's 'A List'

An excerpt from our interview coming this Friday Last week, I chatted with bestselling author Armistead Maupin to discuss his latest Tales of the City novel, Mary Ann in Autumn (Harper). Along the way, the conversation steered toward Logo’s new reality TV Show, ‘The A-List.’ Maupin explains how he coined the term “A Gay” and… read more

'Mary Ann in Autumn' by Armistead Maupin

There’s a lot to like in Mary Ann in Autumn, Armistead Maupin’s eighth novel in the ‘Tales of the City’ series. Mary Ann in Autumn is a good read and Maupin truly is a master storyteller. Readers can count on him to entertain, even as his characters struggle against sometimes horrible, and at times highly… read more

Amos Lassen's Top 11 Books of 2010 (so far)

Amos Lassen doesn’t think of himself this way, but he is one of the most influential Amazon reviewers in the nation — especially when it comes to the categories for gay romance, gay fiction, gay and lesbian erotica, DVD, and documentary. An Amazon Top 50 Reviewer and a member of the Amazon Vine Program—a highly-coveted,… read more

The Green Carnation Longlist 2010

The Green Carnation Longlist 2010—”a new prize for works of fiction and memoirs by gay men”—was announced last week. We don’t know too much about the award yet, but we’ve sent emails to the chair and will report back soon. The list includes a few well-known Americans—Armistead Maupin, Edmund White and James Hannaham—who are also… read more