Jack Halberstam: Queers Create Better Models of Success

In September 2011, Duke University published Jack Halberstam’s most recent book, The Queer Art of Failure, a fascinating examination of how “we conceive of the idea of failure in our society, not so that we may correct ourselves, but so that we may see how our various ‘failures’ may actually produce a preferable alternative to conformist lifestyles and the status quo.”

Sinclair Sexsmith sat down with Halberstam to talk pronouns, Occupy Wall Street, queer parenting, gay marriage, academics, butch identity, and the queer art of failure…. read more

'Missed Her' by Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote latest story collection, Missed Her (Arsenal), clearly indicates that she wants to connect with readers. She wants to pull at your heartstrings and to educate you about all matters butch. Her stories, all culled from her personal experience, yield a glimpse of a life not frequently spoken of in mainstream queer circles…. read more