Cheryl Clarke: The Never-Ending Resource that is Black Queerness

“There is queer activism in the African diaspora and wherever that movement is, there is always cultural production.” I was introduced to the iconic Cheryl Clarke while organizing a conference on spirituality and sexuality with writer and scholar Ashon T. Crawley for the Newark Pride Alliance in Newark, NJ in 2008. Ashon and I marveled… read more

New in June: Cherrie Moraga, Bob Smith, and Dennis Cooper

Celebrate Pride with a sexy summer read including new fiction from Bob Smith, Todd Gregory, Dennis Cooper, and Joan Opyr. Quarantine, one of our “highly-anticipated” books of the year by Rahul Mehta –included in the Lambda Literary Awards gift bags — debuts this month. Richard Dellamora’s biography of Radclyffe Hall promises an unputdownable read of one… read more

'A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness' by Cherríe Moraga

Xicana* writer Cherríe Moraga’s latest collection of prose and poetry covers a lot of thematic ground. Moraga has always viewed and written about the world with a critic’s sharp eye, and the analysis in her latest book extends from the political to the personal: from 9/11 and the election of Barack Obama to her feelings… read more