'Best Gay Stories 2011' edited by Peter Dubé

Collections such as this also invariably bring up the question, “What is a ‘gay story,’ anyway?” Is it simply a story that a gay person has written? Something that features gay characters prominently? How much focus needs to be on the uniqueness of gay life, or can the protagonist be someone who “just happens to be gay?” Does the author have to be gay—or male—to do it justice?… read more

Book Lovers: Charm School

Best Gay Romance 2011, edited by Richard Labonté (Cleis Press) should become the textbook for gay romance fiction.  Labonté has collected a broad range of romance tropes, from coming-out tale to ghost story, written by a top-notch group of international romance writers. These stories are truly some of the best, romance or not.  You’ll finish… read more