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The brief saga of Madison Cawthorn has come to an end (for now) with his defeat in the Pennsylvania primary. His meteoric rise to the U.S. Congress made him…More

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By Allen Ellenzweig

If not a rousing paean to the doughboys of the Somme or the gay poets who loved them, Benediction has a steady, stately tempo, several sharply etched performances, and a visual richness to counter the mournful nostalgia it imparts.

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By Adam Odsess-Rubin

With the recent success of openly queer actors like Michaela Jaé Rodriguez (formerly MJ Rodriguez), Elliot Page, Billy Porter, Kirsten Stewart, and Ariana DeBose, now is the time to evolve our standards for representation on stage and screen.

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By Jane Badler

My son had a vision for the world. He called himself “ANTIBOY”. He was against all labels and yearned for freedom to be whoever he wanted to be, and imagined a world where people were judged on their hearts and minds, not on their gender.

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By Wade Rouse

My mom’s love for and pride in me, and her show of strength when everything could have been lost for her, changed countless lives and continues to have a ripple effect.

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Book Reviews

Paranormal Desires

BEST KNOWN for her poetry, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle, 1886 –1961) was also a novelist, memoirist, essayist, translator, and famously the lover of one of the richest women in England, Annie Winifred Ellerman (1894–1983), better known as Bryher. H.D. and Bryher were true lovers for over forty years.

Where the Lost Generation Found Itself

While the historical information in The Paris Bookseller sometimes feels reminiscent of a history book, the novel’s easy style and tender portrayal of Beach and her friends make for a pleasurable reading experience.

Perspectives Will Vary

            A new monograph, David Hockney—Moving Focus, memorializes not only the illustrious career of one of the world’s most famous artists but also the Tate Museum’s supporting role in it.

Alternatives to the ‘Hard’ Black Male

“ONCE WE BEGIN to look for them, we see sissies everywhere,” writes Marlon B. Ross in Sissy Insurgencies, noting that this controversial label can apply not only to such obviously gender non-conforming men as author James Baldwin and singers Little Richard and Sylvester James, but also to figures like educator Booker T. Washington, historian Henry Louis Gates, and basketball star Wilt Chamberlain.

Short Reviews

Brief reviews of A PROXIMATE REMOVE: Queering Intimacy and Loss in The Tale of Genji, ALL OF YOU EVERY SINGLE ONE: A Novel, I’M NOT HUNGRY, BUT I COULD EAT: Stories, and WHAT WE PICK UP: Stories

Time to Unpack

WHAT any reasonable reader wants when picking up a celebrity memoir is a compendium of splashy anecdotes about other celebrities. Oh look! There’s Whoopi! Baryshnikov! Arbus! Channing! Manilow!—“American cultural royalty,” as Alan Cumming calls them. With this as the gold standard, the song-and-dance man with a new memoir titled Baggage: Tales from a Fully Packed Life does not disappoint.