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Author Charles Casillo on the Untold Story Between Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift

By Steve Duffy | Aug 1, 2021

Author Charles Casillo talks about the turbulent, life-changing relationship he explores in his new book about two of Hollywood's most beautiful stars — Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

Review: Classic Fairy Tales Get an Ursine Makeover in 'Burly Tales'

Review: Classic Fairy Tales Get an Ursine Makeover in 'Burly Tales'

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 1, 2021

Love's many enchantments are a recurring theme in "Burly Tales," an anthology that takes a fresh look at classic fairy tales through a gay Bear lens. The results are fresh, funny, and romantic.

Mena Suvari Explains Writing about Kevin Spacey in New Book

By Alicia Rancilio | Jul 29, 2021

Mena Suvari wants to explain her reasoning for writing about Kevin Spacey on the set of their 1999 film "American Beauty" in her new book "The Great Peace" (Hachette).

Irish Wise: Graham Norton's Novel, 'Home Stretch'

By Brian Bromberger | Jul 27, 2021

Norton's new gay-inclusive novel is an unexpectedly insightful, character-driven delight that is as binge-worthy and compelling as any trending Netflix series.

Booksellers Association Apologizes for Anti-Trans Mailing

By Hillel Italie | Jul 16, 2021

The American Booksellers Association is apologizing for sending a publication widely criticized as anti-transgender, Abigail Shrier's "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," in a recent mailing to independent stores.

Hungary: Writers, Bookstores Brace for Ban on LGBTQ Content

By Justin Spike | Jul 16, 2021

Some bookstores in Hungary put up notices telling customers that they sell "non-traditional content." The move is a response to a new law that prohibits "depicting or promoting" homosexuality and gender transitions in material accessible to children.

Derek Frost's 'Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS'

By Jim Piechota | Jul 13, 2021

In this honest and poignant remembrance of the years before, during, and after the scourge of AIDS, celebrated designer, photographer, and artist Derek Frost escorts readers into the dark, devastating heart of the 1980s and beyond.

Review: 'Rainbow Milk' is an Ambitious Debut from an Important New Voice in LGBTQ+ Fiction

Review: 'Rainbow Milk' is an Ambitious Debut from an Important New Voice in LGBTQ+ Fiction

By Lewis Whittington | Jul 13, 2021

British journalist Paul Mendez makes a stunning debut as a novelist, with dual stories of generational journeys of a Jamaican ex-boxer who emigrates to England.

Hungary Issues Fine Over Book Featuring 'Rainbow Families'

By Justin Spike | Jul 7, 2021

Hungarian authorities fined the distributor of a children's book that features a family with same-sex parents using a law prohibiting unfair commercial practices, fueling an debate over recent government steps seen as limiting the rights of LGBT people.

Review: 'Alec' is an Inspired Sequel to E.M. Forster's 'Maurice"

Review: 'Alec' is an Inspired Sequel to E.M. Forster's 'Maurice"

By Lewis Whittington | Jul 6, 2021

Author William Di Canzio fills in more of Alec's life experience before he meets Maurice; later, he never loses his feral edge, and moral courage when he risks everything to be with Maurice.

Review: Gary Braver Teams with Tess Gerritson for Steamy Thriller 'Choose Me'

Review: Gary Braver Teams with Tess Gerritson for Steamy Thriller 'Choose Me'

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 1, 2021

Bio-medical thriller author Gary Braver after an 11 year hiatus, teaming with prolific New York Times best-selling writer Tess Gerritsen for a #MeToo-era thriller that chills and provokes.

Swords! Sandals! Sex! Back to Ancient Rome One Last Time with Out Novelist Steven Saylor

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 1, 2021

Out author of historical fiction (and gay erotica) Steven Saylor chats with EDGE about his third and final novel in the sweeping "Roma" series — and why he may never write another novel again.

Review: 'Dominus' the Triumphant Conclusion to a 1,000-Year Historical Saga

Review: 'Dominus' the Triumphant Conclusion to a 1,000-Year Historical Saga

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 29, 2021

Out novelist Steven Saylor has entertained readers for thirty years. "Dominus" completes his epic family saga of Ancient Rome, and works the author's familiar magic, melding fact and fiction into a unique whole.

A Dog's Tale: Dan Perdios' Charming Story of a Disabled Gay Man and His Service Dog

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Jun 28, 2021

In his new book, "A Golden Retriever and His Two Dads," author Dan Perdios, a gay man with limited hearing, remembers his late service dog Willy and their adventures together.

Review: Queer Tales of Brilliance: Brandon Taylor's 'Filthy Animals'

By Jim Piechota | Jun 24, 2021

The eleven linked stories contained in Brandon Taylor's second literary foray are, for the most part, dominated by the voice of Lionel, a gay Black graduate student in mathematics.

Review: 'Poetry Rx' Celebrates Lyric History, with Some Queer Poets Past & Present

By Mark William Norby | Jun 23, 2021

In the newly-released collection "Poetry Rx" of 50 inspiring poems, compiled with commentary and poetical analyses by psychiatrist Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., more than a third of the poets have either openly identified as queer, or skewed LGBTQ-ward.

Playing for Laughs and Love with Author-Playwright Paul Rudnick

By Gregg Shapiro | Jun 22, 2021

Combining wit and wisdom, writer Paul Rudnick gives us much to think about while we are laughing, including in his new romantic and comic novel, "Playing The Palace."

Will Smith Opening Up, Releasing Memoir 'Will' in November

Jun 20, 2021

Smith said he is "finally ready" to release the memoir after working on the book for two years. His book will be published by Penguin Press.

Review: Sharp Observations Abound in 'Detransition, Baby'

By Jim Piechota | Jun 20, 2021

Brooklyn-based author Torrey Peters's frothy debut novel, a brilliantly entertaining study in trans feminine culture, chronicles the fiery relationship between a trans woman and her ex-partner.

Gina Yashere on Her New Memoir and 'Not Waiting for the Gatekeepers to Validate You'

By Darian Aaron | Jun 18, 2021

Out comedian Gina Yashere talks about her new book, "Cack-Handed," her multi-faceted gig on "Bob Hearts Abishola," and how the internet and social media has helped her career.

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