Op Ed How Eddie Izzard Inspired One Lesbian Author
February 25 2012 5:15 PM ET

Op-Ed: How Eddie Izzard Inspired One  Lesbian Author

Advocate Contributors

Justine Sarceran explains why her transgender novel was inspired by her attraction to comedian Eddie Izzard.

Advocate Bookshelf Pleasure Seekers and Secret Keepers
February 24 2012 5:00 AM ET

Bookshelf: Pleasure Seekers and Secret Keepers

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Five new books offer stories of gay men in unlikely arenas — a Southern American in Tokyo, a closeted kid in England's Romany Gypsy community, and a pleasure seeker in affluent Amsterdam circa 1907.

Sarah Colonna Finds Her Balance
February 24 2012 4:00 AM ET

Sarah Colonna Finds Her Balance

Josh Hinkle

Sarah Colonna has never kissed a girl, despite Chelsea Handler’s jokes, but she divulges other secrets about her childhood and some of her sexual partners in her new book available now, Life As I Blow It.

One on One Justin Chin and Daphne Gottlieb
February 18 2012 1:23 PM ET

 One on One: Justin Chin and Daphne Gottlieb

Advocate Contributors

LGBT author Justin Chin interviews fellow Californian and author Daphne Gottlieb, known for stitching together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue, about writing for small audiences.

Colbert to Sendak How Can a Gay Man Write Kids Books
January 26 2012 3:05 PM ET

Colbert to Sendak: How Can a Gay Man Write Kids’ Books?

Trudy Ring

Watch Stephen Colbert show amazement that Maurice Sendak, who is gay, can write books for children, and discuss removing penises from the pictures in Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen.

Work Offers New Perspective on Stein Toklas Relationship
January 18 2012 7:50 PM ET

Work Offers New Perspective on Stein-Toklas Relationship

Trudy Ring

A new edition of Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation “reveals the fraught and jealous relationship” between her and lover-editor Alice B. Toklas.

Advocate Bookshelf Best LGBT Erotica
January 17 2012 12:20 PM ET

Advocate Bookshelf: The Best One-Handed Reads

Diane Anderson-Minshall

We're putting our bets on these (mostly brand-new) dirty tomes.

The True Stories of a Former Gay Drunk in New York
January 16 2012 12:30 AM ET

The True Stories of a Former Gay Drunk in New York

Neal Broverman

In Blackouts and Breakdowns, writer Mark Brennan Rosenberg chronicles a story familiar to many big-city gays: getting falling down drunk and doing very, very stupid things.

Was There a Gay Casanova
December 22 2011 9:45 PM ET

Was There a Gay Casanova? 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Several new books reimagine — some with more fictional flourish than others — the lives of LGBT historical figures.

Healing Reading
December 22 2011 5:00 AM ET

Bookshelf: Healing Reading

Winston Gieseke

Seven new titles to guide your personal transformation in 2012.

Behind the Story What if Casanova Was Gay
December 21 2011 6:00 AM ET

Behind the Story: What if Casanova Was Gay? 

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Author Marten Weber explains how he imagines in his new book a Casanova, the famous womanizer of romance literature, with a gay brother.

You Better Watch Out The Best, Worst, Most Deranged Holiday Films
December 19 2011 5:00 AM ET

Better Watch Out: Best, Worst, Most Deranged Holiday Films

Jeremy Kinser

What do killer Santas, a miserly Tori Spelling, and Tom Cruise at an orgy have in common? They all feature prominently in film critic Alonso Duralde's favorite Christmas movies.

LGBT Books Make History
December 12 2011 2:20 PM ET

LGBT Books Make History

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Winners of the 2011 Rainbow Book Awards were announced last week.

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