Richard Blanco Talks Pilgrims, Poetry, and His Princely New Memoir
November 27 2014 4:30 AM ET

Richard Blanco Talks Pilgrims and Poetry

Daniel Reynolds

The gay inaugural poet shares insights on identity, immigration, and his new coming-of-age memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

Book Excerpt: Richard Blanco's First 'San Giving'
November 27 2014 2:30 AM ET

My First 'San Giving' Editors

The first out inaugural poet shares a childhood memory of a Thanksgiving Day with a Cuban twist in his new memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos.

20 Great Gifts for the Aurally Fixated
November 26 2014 8:15 AM ET

20 Great Gifts for the Aurally Fixated

Diane Anderson-Minshall

From British cozies to gay macho erotica, there's something for everyone in this list of terrific audio books.

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's 'Stone Butch Blues'
November 26 2014 5:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Finding 'Queer' Through Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues

Daisy Hernández

Memoirist Daisy Hernández, in tribute to the late author and activist Leslie Feinberg, recalls the words and places that Feinberg's classic novel evokes for her.

5 James Baldwin Quotes That Foreshadowed Ferguson
November 25 2014 1:04 PM ET

5 James Baldwin Quotes Foreshadowing Ferguson 

Daniel Reynolds

Several pundits and publications have referenced the gay and black writer, whose words remain relevant in describing race issues in America.

PHOTOS: Explore 'Genderqueer' and Other Genders Beyond the Binary
November 25 2014 7:00 AM ET November 26 2014 1:15 AM ET

PHOTOS: Explore Genderqueer, More Beyond the Binary

Mitch Kellaway

Dave Naz shows off the gender spectrum in his contemplative new photo book, Gendequeer: And Other Gender Identities.

November 24 2014 2:27 PM ET

Book of Matt Author Responds to Media Matters' Criticism

Steve Jimenez challenges the watchdog organization to a public debate about the facts in his book about the Matthew Shepard murder case

Hot Sheet: November 21, 2014
November 21 2014 3:20 PM ET

Hot Sheet: If That Mockingjay Don't Sing... Editors

Our top 10 entertainment and events highlights this week include Cher, Wonder Woman, Alvin Ailey, Mary J. Blige, and the penultimate chapter of the Hunger Games saga, Mockingjay — Part 1.

Book Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man
November 20 2014 4:00 AM ET

Excerpt: What It Means to Be a Man Alive

Thomas Page McBee

Trans author Thomas Page McBee shares true stories of violence and forgiveness from his new memoir, Man Alive.

My Mom Flipped When I Tried To Ask For Dating Advice
November 19 2014 7:00 AM ET

My Mom Flipped When I Tried To Ask For Dating Advice

Daisy Hernández

Memoirist Daisy Hernández learned the ropes of dating men from her mother and aunts, but couldn't quite do the same when she started dating women.

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died
November 17 2014 11:17 AM ET

Trans Pioneer, Stone Butch Blues Author Leslie Feinberg Dies Editors

She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

Hot Sheet: November 14, 2014
November 14 2014 2:39 PM ET

Hot Sheet: Of Bats and Boys Editors

Our top 10 arts and entertainment highlights this week include Jennifer Hudson, Aaliyah, Channing Tatum, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and those campy adventures of Batman in the '60s.