Janis Ian became a teen star when her song about interracial romance became a hit in 1967. Albums, a coming out, and a memoir followed. We caught up with Ian on tour and found her as interesting as ever.
As we head into holiday season, many readers are gearing up for road trips. Best way to get through one? Audio books — they can be downloaded on your iPod or MP3 player or bought as CDs from several companies including the powerhouse Audible.com (which works with Amazon and offers a variety of price plans including one book a month for $14.95) and the fiesty newcomer AudioBooks.com (which lets you stream as many books as you like for a flat monthly fee of $29.95). Here are just nine of our fave audio books with LGBT content.
Legendary literary pioneer Lee Lynch and mystery novelist Lori L. Lake wax poetic about creating compelling characters, writing for a mainstream audience, and the importance of those lesbian scribes who came before them.
Sassafras Lowrey, author of Roving Pack, a novel set in an underground world of homeless queer teens, talks to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, the editor of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform.
The author of a new book, who spent a year posing as a gay man, has one of the most impressive stories of how coming out can change the world.