Donna Summer Ruled Majestically, If Uneasily

Writer and past Lambda Literary Award Finalist Ernest Hardy remembers the legendary Donna Summer. He explains that during a time when faith and secularism clashed, the free-spirited icon “straddled the tensions to create a sound and style all her own.” [LATimes]… read more

'Best Gay Stories 2011' edited by Peter Dubé

Collections such as this also invariably bring up the question, “What is a ‘gay story,’ anyway?” Is it simply a story that a gay person has written? Something that features gay characters prominently? How much focus needs to be on the uniqueness of gay life, or can the protagonist be someone who “just happens to be gay?” Does the author have to be gay—or male—to do it justice?… read more

'War Diaries' edited by Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy

What War Diaries (AIDS Project Los Angeles & the Global Forum on MSM and HIV), edited by Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy, lacks in polish it more than makes up for with an impacted and blunt beauty. This new anthology published by AIDS Project Los Angeles & the Global Forum on MSM and HIV offers refreshingly… read more