Roxane Gay on Hunger, Trauma, and the Unruly Body

“I’m at a point in my life where I’m very comfortable with my identity as a bisexual woman and I’m very proud of my identity, and I’m very open about it, and I think that being open is a real pleasure and a real privilege…”… read more

‘The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir’ by Peter Gajdics

The term “homosexual reparative therapy” conjures, for many of us, images of wrathful, bible-thumping parents dragging a 16-year-old into a church basement for an exorcism, or into a grim clinic for genital electroshock treatments…. read more

'One of These Things First' by Steven Gaines

Steven Gaines’ poignant memoir of a gay boy growing up in New York City fits in the tradition of Philip Roth whose celebrated novels took on Jewish angst and sexual conflict in the Cold War age… read more

'When We Rise: My Life in the Movement' by Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones’ memoir straddles both the demands of an intimate personal portrait of a gay man at the end of the twentieth century and early twenty-first century, and an in-depth historical record of the LGBT movement in America… read more