'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' by Emil Ferris

Emil Ferris’s debut graphic novel features a 10-year-old narrator discovering her queer identity through finding herself in the demons, vampires, and other monster figures she finds in both camp horror and high art…. read more

'Adult Onset' by Ann-Marie MacDonald

Voyeuristic close-ups, the escalation of fear in the reader, repeated, almost painful, moments of anticipation—Hitchcock would be applauding Adult Onset, Ann-Marie MacDonald’s third novel… read more

'Returning to Reims' by Didier Eribon

One of the most alarmingly overlooked issues facing lgbt politics is the impact of social and economic class divisions within the lgbt community. Today, as lgbt organizations increasingly promote the image of the upper middle class professional as the face of its campaign for rights, it is more important than ever that we understand the… read more

Caleb Crain: Unintentional Fictions

“[…] writing fiction is indeed different from writing criticism. The process feels a lot less intentional. This will sound horribly mystical, but with fiction I’m not always aware exactly which part of me is making the decisions, which can be a little unsettling.”… read more

'The End of the Homosexual?' by Dennis Altman

A pop culture re-telling of both American and Australian LGBT histories, Altman draws connections to and away from what makes the LGBT community in America and Australia different from each while engaging with the unique struggles each have faced. … read more

‘Twelve Views from the Distance’ by Mutsuo Takahashi

Katsushika Hokusai is best known for “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa,” a masterpiece of Japanese woodblock prints, ukiyo-e. And even though “The Great Wave” was a part of a series, Thirty-Six Views of Fuji, it has almost eclipsed the rest of Hokusai’s work.  Similarly, the poet Mutsuo Takahashi is best known for his homoerotic poetry, particularly… read more

‘Spreadeagle’ by Kevin Killian

The acknowledgements section of Kevin Killian’s new novel, Spreadeagle, notes that much of the book’s content began its life as a series of short stories appearing in a variety of publications. For the first half of the book, this is abundantly clear—while the author effectively introduces and skewers a wide array of gay characters who… read more

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

In American prisons today, the exact number of incarcerated transpeople remains unknown.  The Prison Industrial Complex of the United States is the last bastion of unforgiving gender segregation—one’s natural genitalia determines their prison destination.  For this reason, those who maintain databases containing information about the prisoners housed in different facilities do not bother to record… read more