Keith Banner: An Outsider's World Full of Humanity and Grace

“…I think the characters I write are freaks, but that does not mean I don’t completely and voraciously respect and love them. The word itself denotes something on display, as in a carnival or sideshow freak, so I think the way I see ‘freaks’ in what I do is that they somehow cannot hide their aberrations—they have to exist in a world that gawks at them, tries to fix or hide them.”… read more

Mario López-Cordero: Fire Island Dreaming

“I have mixed feelings about the place—it can be incredibly beautiful and incredibly ugly—and that duality fascinates me.”

Author Mario López-Cordero spoke with Lambda Literary about writing his Fire Island based novel, Monarch Season, turning the standard gay “beach-read” on its head, and the Fire Island social scene. … read more

The Banal and the Profane: Martin Wilson

“…I woke up with the same thought I always wake up with: This is the week I’ll get more writing done.

“The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life and the publishing industry.

This month’s “Banal and Profane” column comes to us from book publicist and author Martin Wilson…. read more

Top 10 Most Memorable LGBT Teen Fiction Characters According to Brent

With every book I read, I connect with each character in a unique way. I take something different from each one of them. By reading about these characters, I’ve figured out important things about who I am and who I want to be. Here are the Top 10 LGBT Teen Fiction Characters that have had… read more

Rainbow Book Fair Expands in 2nd Year

The Queer Books, Queer Kids: LGBT Writing for Children and Teens panelists (from left to right): Patrick Ryan, Martin Wilson and Rigoberto Gonzalez This past Saturday, the Rainbow Book Fair moved into new quarters for its second year. Held at held at The Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at The City University of New… read more