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Michele Karlsberg  // Posts published by Michele Karlsberg

05 Oct Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off on Barbara Wilson & the Cassandra Reilly Series

Barbara Wilson & the Cassandra Reilly Series

Barbara Wilson & the Cassandra Reilly Series

Barbara Wilson is the author of seven previous mysteries, including Gaudí Afternoon, which introduced translator sleuth Cassandra Reilly and was made into a movie starring Judy Davis and Marcia Gay Hardin. She is a winner of two Lambda Literary awards and the British Crime Writers’ award for best thriller set in Europe. As Barbara Sjoholm, […]

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12 May Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off on Lesbian Comic Still Sexy at 86

Lesbian Comic Still Sexy at 86

Lesbian Comic Still Sexy at 86

So, there was this circle of bareback nuns, whipping ourselves, trying to keep quiet because we didn’t want to give too much pleasure to the sadistic nuns listening outside the door...

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18 Feb Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off on Pamela Means and The Reparations

Pamela Means and The Reparations

Pamela Means and The Reparations

Pamela Means has been in the music scene for decades. With the release of her new album it is time to spread the good word and indulge in her music! The acclaimed singer-songwriter, jazz musician, and activist, has released, Pamela Means and The Reparations, “Live at Northfire,” her tenth album. An in-studio performance, recorded live, […]

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22 Oct Posted by in Guest Writers | Comments Off on Robin Hopkins & Jaimie Kelton on LGBTQ Families

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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