“These poems are middle fingers to the law, to the man, to history, to the future, to the people who continue to fight us for our lives.”
For National Poetry Month, an ode to the queer poets who talk about their love, fight for justice, and helped me save myself.
Topics include being childless by choice, “white trash food,” Christopher Columbus the mass murderer, Hillary Clinton, the Millennials’ Sexual Revolution, gun violence and more!
Books by people of color are more likely to be banned, Cherríe Moraga on the re-release of This Bridge Called My Back, a new webseries that’s basically lesbian pulp fiction come to life and more!
Topics include The Bachelor, supermax prisons, Robert Durst’s futon, Brittney Spears, being a black cop, working at Hardee’s, Comcast, murder, Flawless and moar!
“Ruth lifts her head, smiles demure and sweet, her lips swollen with kissing. ‘Can’t miss a chance to minister to a heathen like you, Idgie.'”
BOOK IT, forgotten feminist epics, recommended books by trans women, diversity and more.
Topics include Detroit, Robert Durst, homelessness in San Francisco, lesbians falsely imprisoned on sex abuse charges, Joan Didion and more!
Toni Morrison on experimenting, what Sappho sounded like, women authors to read immediately, a bunch of upcoming book-related events and more.
Topics include race in Silicon Valley, Ophelia, the Famous Writers School, The Jinx and Serial, the beginnings of the North American slave trade and more!
Recommendations include books with queer content, reads you might have missed in high school, and recent award nominees!
Topics include same-sex adoption, the 50 Shades movie, Keurig cups, the Ferguson Police Department, Susan Berman, the missing Malaysia Airlines flight and moar!
Lambda finalists, queer representation in comics, Emily Books getting more awesome and more.
Topics include this business of art, tupperware, David Carr, The New York Times, Miranda July, for-profit foster care, arson science and moar!
Topics include showbiz seniors, independent Black American film-making, genetic sexual attraction, prostitution in Germany and so much more! Also an essay by the late David Carr.
Canadian queer women’s classic books, Asian American literature after Amy Tan, failing to keep a diary, optional bookmarks and more.
“I didn’t want the only thing I had ever known to be taken away from me. So I ignored my desires in order not to lose everything I loved.”
Topics include the Albuquerque police department, Mary Gaitksill, 50 Shades of Grey, how San Francisco looks in “Looking,” Sweden, a letter from a death row inmate and more!
The Venezuelan supermodel, actress and activist talks about her new memoir, coming out now vs. then, inspiring gay Latinas, the kinds of pastries she brought Sandra Bernhard years ago and working on set of The L Word.
The National review on its own racism, queering makeup, The John Wayne Gacy Files, defending awful humans in court, Casey Kasem, Broad City and more!