'Best Gay Stories 2014' Edited by Steve Berman

“The men you will meet in these pages are pained by the realizations that they are no longer young boys who can leap off rocks into a swimming pool or can happen upon a tryst without consequence. Some are at the precipice of adulthood, some are already across the great divide of years […]”… read more

'Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction' Edited by Steve Berman

Begun in 2008, the annual series Wilde Stories has striven to provide the best in gay speculative fiction (much as its companion series Heiresses of Russ strives to do for lesbian speculative fiction). The latest installment in this series contains fourteen selections published during the calendar year 2013, which first appeared in other anthologies, literary… read more

'Suffered From The Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula' Edited by Steve Berman

In the past year, Lethe Press has “queered” Sherlock Holmes (A Study In Lavender, Joseph DeMarco, editor) and Edgar Allan Poe (Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, edited by Steve Berman) and this October turned their queer eye at the original prince of darkness, Dracula. Fourteen authors (some veterans of the earlier volumes and some new)… read more

'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

Buy Libraries a Book for Gay Kids

Buy Libraries a Book for Gay Kids: Steve Berman, the editor of Speaking Out: LGBT Youth Stand Up, an inspirational work for LGBT teens about living openly and fighting intolerance, is raising funds to buy copies of the book for high schools libraries around the country. He estimates that approximately every $10 raised will cover… read more

Outcry Over Novel Casting Hamlet's Father as Gay Pedophile

Subterranean Press has released Hamlet’s Father, a retelling of Hamlet where Prince Hamlet’s father is portrayed as a child molester murdered by one of his past victims, Horatio. First published in 2008, the book was authored by Orson Scott Card, who wrote in 2004: “the dark secret of homosexual society – the one that dares… read more