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Michele Karlsberg  // Posts published by Michele Karlsberg

Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton on LGBTQ Families

Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton on LGBTQ Families

Robin and Jaimie have put together a masterpiece. It’s funny. It’s informative. It’s brutally honest.

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02 Sep Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Bodies & Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Bodies & Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Bodies & Barriers: Queer Activists on Health

Between COVID-19 and actions by the Trump administration to roll back LGBT health protections, healthcare has been front and center on our mind these last few months. The critically-acclaimed new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press) is timely. This book is edited by Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community […]

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04 Apr Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on A Delicious Excerpt from “Failure to Appear”

A Delicious Excerpt from “Failure to Appear”

A Delicious Excerpt from “Failure to Appear”

Excerpt from FAILURE TO APPEAR by Emily L. Quint Freeman I thread my way to a booth, as spotlights illuminate the stage in alternating red, white, and blue. Three drag queens strut onto the stage as confetti falls from the ceiling, the crowd roaring its approval. The DJ puts on “Lola” by the Kinks at […]

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29 Feb Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on A sexy excerpt from ‘Making Out’

A sexy excerpt from ‘Making Out’

A sexy excerpt from ‘Making Out’

Mid-kiss, do you ever wonder who you are, who you’re kissing, where it’s leading? It can feel luscious, libidinal, friendly, but are we trying to make out something through our kissing? For Kathryn Bond Stockton, making out is a prism through which to look at the cultural and political forces of our world: race, economics, […]

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22 Jun Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Merril Mushroom’s Bar Dykes

Merril Mushroom’s Bar Dykes

Merril Mushroom’s Bar Dykes

In the early 1980s, Merril Mushroom wrote BAR DYKES, a one act play about the gay bar culture of the 1950s.

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25 Feb Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on My Butch Career: Esther Newton’s Memoir

My Butch Career: Esther Newton’s Memoir

My Butch Career: Esther Newton’s Memoir

Finally, I looked down at the floor and mumbled, “I think I might be a homosexual.” The doctor considered while he took this in. My heart beat frantically. It seemed I must be struck dead, that the stucco walls of his house would hate me, crush me. This was in the spring of 1957. The Doctor said...

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04 Nov Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Who’s Your Daddy? by Kimberly Dark

Who’s Your Daddy? by Kimberly Dark

Who’s Your Daddy? by Kimberly Dark

The first time I found myself smitten with a Daddy was back in the 90s. But was it the first time? I didn’t yet know what I knew. I talked to my friend on the phone. She wasn’t just another sociologist, she was one of my significant mentors . “Why is this Daddy-thing hot though? […]

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15 Aug Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on Trans Lit: The 2018 ‘Gender Diversity’ Book List

Trans Lit: The 2018 ‘Gender Diversity’ Book List

Trans Lit: The 2018 ‘Gender Diversity’ Book List

The mission-driven press, Jessica Kingsley Publishers is known widely for its books on autism, children’s issues, and parenting will publish books for adults, children, parents, and professionals to address the unique needs and circumstances of transgender and gender diverse people of all ages and identities. At the beginning of 2017, National Geographic launched their historic special issue titled “Gender […]

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Lesbian Literature: In Search of Pure Lust

Lesbian Literature: In Search of Pure Lust

“In Search of Pure Lust is more than a meditation on queer identity. It’s an incredible coming-of-age memoir that claims a woman’s right to be herself, wherever and whenever she may be. Weil’s writing is smooth, polished, and lovely. Pure Lust explores a wide range of emotions and experiences, from laugh-out-loud moments to love scenes that take your breath away. […]

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27 May Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on A Supernatural Erotic Thriller by Amber Dawn

A Supernatural Erotic Thriller by Amber Dawn

A Supernatural Erotic Thriller by Amber Dawn

Amber Dawn’s second novel, Sodom Road Exit, is on the surface a supernatural erotic thriller. In the summer of 1990 , under the pressure of overwhelming debt , 23-year-old Star Martin is forced to leave Toronto for her hometown of Crystal Beach, Ont. Her return comes one year after the amusement park that made the town […]

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