'Taking My Life' by Jane Rule

Jane Rule is arguably the most significant lesbian writer of the twentieth century. If it were left to me as final arbiter, it would not even be arguable.  Rule’s first novel, Desert of the Heart (Talonbooks: 1964), and its film Desert Hearts (1985), remain iconic in lesbian culture.  Memory Board (Naiad Press: 1987) is easily the… read more

'Gay Genius' edited by Annie Murphy

Gay Genius comes with its own definition at the back of the book. The Romans thought genius was a guardian spirit, but it also means an influential person or one with high mental ability. Readers are given sample usage as well: “Your gay genius astounds me” or “ Last night my gay genius appeared to… read more

Lambda Literary’s Queer Lit Salon on the Boatel

The Boggsville Boatel and Boat-in Theater, named after the legendary Ms. Nancy Boggs, madam/owner of a floating riverboat brothel, will be the site of the next Lambda Literary Queer Lit Salon. Readers include Ellis Avery (The Teahouse Fire); Janine Avril (Nightlight: A Memoir); Anne Hays (editor of Storyscape Journal); and Rachel Simon (Theory of Orange)…. read more

21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthologies | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

Sex Talks to Girls: Maureen Seaton

Maureen Seaton begins her memoir, Sex Talks to Girls, with these words, “At the age of six I sat in my closet in complete darkness, praying for strangers, interceding for ailing animals. Age seven brought me Christ’s flesh on a plate, a wafer I carefully swallowed without chewing, and I found myself transported to a… read more

20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

LGBT Anthology | LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama | LGBT Nonfiction LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies | Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction | Lesbian Erotica | Gay Erotica | Lesbian Fiction | Gay Fiction | Lesbian Memoir/Biography | Men’s Memoir/Biography | Lesbian Mystery | Gay Mystery | Lesbian… read more

17th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

ANTHOLOGIES/FICTION WINNER: Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise (Carroll & Graf) Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson) Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea (Alyson) Serendipity: The Gay Times Book of New Stories edited by Peter… read more

18th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Anthologies WINNER: Freedom in this Village: 25 Years of Black, Gay Men’s Writing edited by E. Lynn Harris (Carroll & Graf) Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts edited by Anna Camilleri (Arsenal Pulp) Lesbian Pulp Fiction edited by Katherine Forrest (Cleis) Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men edited by Wendell Ricketts… read more