'Red-Inked Retablos' by Rigoberto González

In Red-Inked Retablos, author Rigoberto González recalls speaking to a literature class where a young man approached him with a question. The student asked González, if growing up gay in the Latino community was so difficult, why he continues to go back to it. González quickly responded, “Because I love my people.”… read more

Rigoberto González: Populating the Bookshelves

“Being an activist-writer means keeping the door open for others, not closing it right behind you.”

The award-winning author Rigoberto González talked to Lambda Literary about the second novel in his YA trilogy ( The Mariposa Gown ), his new essay collection (Red-Inked Retablos), a new book of short prose (Autobiography of My Hungers), and his ongoing mission to “populate the bookshelves.”… read more