'Hide' by Matthew Griffin

Hide is an exceedingly tough and emotionally wrenching book. Griffin’s writing is, however, simply beautiful… read more

'The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America' by Margot Canaday

Lambda Award Winner For the vast majority of Americans, citizenship is something ultimately taken for granted, an inevitable “gimme” that—along with death, taxes, and complaining about the government—clearly defines what and who constitutes “real Americans.” However, this supposedly clear definition of citizenship is sketched along strictly delimited lines of “us versus them” (with “us” defined… read more

'Unfriendly Fire' by Nathaniel Frank

Lambda Award Finalist How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America To put it bluntly, members of today’s American military—whether on the home front or serving abroad—are quite literally living under the gun. They face persistent hostility, risking life and limb on a daily basis, and strive to do their job in spite… read more

'Sweet Tea' by E. Patrick Johnson

Time and again, Southerners seem to be confronted with the same admonition and questioning curiosity voiced by Shreve to Quentin in William Faulkner’s magisterial Absalom, Absalom! Shreve, a Northerner, demands of Quentin to “Tell about the South. What’s it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live… read more