2013 Over the Rainbow List: 84 LGBT Books for Adult Readers

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association released a list of 84 LGBT books published between July 2011 and December 2012 for adult readers. Authors on this year’s list include: Saeed Jones, Jeanette Winterson, Rae Spoon, Dorothy Allison, John Irving, and Charles Rowan Beye, among many other remarkable voices…. read more

Cynthia Carr: Searching for David Wojnarowicz

“He always felt like he was an alien and that people wouldn’t accept him as he was. He created camouflage.”

Writer and biographer Cynthia Carr discusses the public and private life of the iconic artist David Wojnarowicz along with the challenges of creating a cohesive history that blends the two…. read more

'No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics' edited by Justin Hall

Somebody needed to do this: compile a knowledgeable, historical collection of queer comics. But the task was daunting in more ways than one. There’s the difficulty of curating any historical collection to include the most representative art works and artists of the era. But queer comics pose an added challenge, as many were published by underground, indie and non-mainstream publishers, or were self-published…… read more

Read an Excerpt from the New David Wojnarowicz Biography 'Fire in the Belly'

This month Bloomsbury USA is releasing the first full length–and much buzzed about– biography of queer downtown artist, activist, and provocateur David Wojnarowicz.  Wojnarowicz, who died of AIDS in 1992, is seen by many as one of the most influential and controversial artist of the  1980s East Village art scene…. read more

Writing & Illness: More Than Metaphor

Back before I was ill myself, back when I was a writer who traveled to the story, rather than needing stories to come to me, I spent a decade covering writers who were dying.

It wasn’t a plan–I was a young reporter and I got assigned a beat that no one thought would be big in the 80s: AIDS…. read more