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The Troubleseeker: Review

The Troubleseeker by Alan Lessik Chelsea Station Editions Reviewed by John Francis Leonard The Gods are a fickle lot. In Alan Lessik’s imaginative new novel, they reign over...

Stand by Me: Review

Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation by Jim Downs Basic Books Reviewed by Hank Trout Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation is...

After

After by Chuck Willman JMS Books Writer (and A&U columnist) Chuck Willman invites you into the world of committed partners Gabe and Chris, who have settled into...

Procession

Procession I am the latest in a line of who knows how many women. I’ve accepted that. He says he loves me. That much I believe. If he loved himself, he’d...

Second, You Are Really Nigerian: Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos

Fiction by JoAnn Stevelos Second, You Are Really Nigerian Maya One morning I woke up to find myself spooning Lana Jackson’s granddaughter—the beautiful, righteous, god-love-you-all, famous gospel...

Where Ghosts Come From: Fiction by Christian Hanz Lozada

Where Ghosts Come From Fiction by Christian Hanz Lozada The family knows Dad hated mahu, gays. After 20 years here, an American wife and kids, he...

Love Wins: Nonfiction by Tim Patten

President Obama was on TV! It was June 26, 2015, and the president was making a speech about marriage and how it now represented...

Ballad of the Kind Young Men

Ballad of the Kind Young Men It was different then— even twenty years ago— no place for kind young men. Five, six, eight, ten, the halls, a shortcut...

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Review

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman Arsenal Pulp Press Reviewed by John Francis Leonard In her new non-fiction...

My Life After Now

My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi Sourcebooks Fire Reviewed by Sally Hessney Jessica Verdi’s debut novel My Life After Now is about a teenager who tests positive...