The Banal and the Profane: Conner Habib

“A parking ticket in the morning always feels portentous. Is this going to be a ‘bad day?’ or, since it’s Monday, a bad week? As if there were such a thing. I eat good food, I hang out with friends. But a parking ticket is the flash of a hex.”… read more

The Banal and The Profane: Melissa Febos

“It’s a blessing and a curse, this business of writing about everything that challenges, confounds, or embarrasses me.  Contrary to how it must seem, it actually springs from an aversion to self-reflection. If I didn’t write about my life, I would never understand what the hell was happening.” “The Banal and the Profane” is a… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Donna Minkowitz

“Think about emailing my agent. Literary publisher said it was having a meeting to decide about my book two months ago, um, did they ever decide? Probably decided not to. Email her. She says ‘they claim to still be seriously considering.’ Dejected, frustrated, slivered-almond-sized sliver of hope…” “The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Gee Henry

“…I try to limit my interaction with the media, actually… my logic is that if editors and reporters don’t hear from me that often, they are happier to hear from me when they do…” “The Banal and the Profane” is a monthly Lambda Literary column in which we lift the veil on both the writerly life… read more

The Banal and the Profane: Steven G. Fullwood

“Time. There’s never enough time to do everything I want to do, but I, Sisyphus, corral the Stevens—Giggly, Surly, Ranty, Groggy, Spacy, Frothy, Horny—and feed and burp ‘em.” “The Banal and the Profane” is a new monthly Lambda Literary column. In each installment, we ask a different LGBT writer, or LGBT person of interest in… read more