Gay Pakistani Muslim Writer Ifti Nasim Dead at 64
July 25 2011 4:55 PM ET

Gay Pakistani Muslim Writer Ifti Nasim Dead at 64

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Ifti Nasim, the gay Pakistani Muslim poet who authored Myrmecophile (in English) and Narman (mostly in Urdu), died Friday following a heart attack.

Literary Losses Cheryl Burke and Taylor Siluwe
July 21 2011 3:55 PM ET

Literary Losses: Cheryl Burke and Taylor Siluwé

Diane Anderson-Minshall

The LGBT literary world experienced two cancer-related losses this summer: Cheryl Burke and Taylor Siluwé both passed away in June.

The Professor on the Dance Floor
July 18 2011 6:40 PM ET

The Professor on the Dance Floor

Advocate Contributors

There's more to the disco era than platform shoes, polyester shirts, and cocaine spoons. Hot Stuff, a new book about the phenomenon by Alice Echols, explores how the dance music genre that blossomed in the '70s shattered gender, racial, and sexual conventions.

Book Excerpt: Mind Your Manners in the Bedroom
June 27 2011 2:05 PM ET

Book Excerpt: Mind Your Manners in the Bedroom

Steven Petrow

Know how to satisfy your partner and what not to say in the heat of the moment — with his Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners for Every Occasion (written with Sally Chew), the author offers wise and witty advice for every occasion.

Book Excerpt: From Here To Eternity The Restored Edition
June 21 2011 6:00 AM ET

Book Excerpt: The Restored Edition

James Jones

James Jones's classic 1951 novel chronicled life on an Army base in Hawaii just before the bombing of Pearl Harbor as realistically as the era would allow. Now the censored passages that honestly depict homosexuality in the military have been restored.

Book Excerpt Mogul
June 16 2011 6:55 AM ET

Book Excerpt:  

Terrance Dean

BOOK EXCERPT: The author who once wrote about his own affairs with hip-hop's titans is taking a creative look at one man's rise to money and power as he falls in love.

Walt Whitman Poet Shaman
May 29 2011 11:50 AM ET

Walt Whitman, Poet-Shaman

Advocate.com Editors

In his new book Walt Whitman: Shamanism, Spiritual Democracy, and the World Soul, Jungian writer Steven B. Herrmann delves into the inner development, the bi-erotic imagination, and the shamanism of America’s seminal bard.

Writers Honored at Lammys
May 27 2011 2:15 PM ET

Writers Honored at Lammys

Advocate.com Editors

With comedian Lea DeLaria as master of ceremonies, leading LGBT writers including Edward Albee and Val McDermid were honored at the Lambda Literary Awards Thursday night.

Interview David Levithan
May 19 2011 1:55 PM ET

David Levithan's New Read

Advocate Contributors

With Will Grayson, Will Grayson, David Levithan scores the first teen book with a gay main character to hit the New York Times bestseller list — something he says ten years ago was exhibit #1 of the world falling apart.

Deep Focus
May 18 2011 4:00 AM ET

Deep Focus

Advocate Contributors

It’s a Vito Russo renaissance as the late activist and author of The Celluloid Closet is explored in a comprehensive new biography and documentary.

Reading is Fundamental
May 17 2011 4:00 AM ET

Reading is Fundamental

Advocate Contributors

While gay literature thrives in some quarters, another venerable gay bookstore closes; is it as simple as blaming Amazon?

I Advocate Geri Jewell
April 13 2011 4:00 AM ET

I Advocate...Geri Jewell

Advocate Contributors

Here’s what former Facts of Life star Geri Jewell, whose memoir I’m Walking as Straight as I Can is now in bookstores, is passionate about this month.

Bio Details Malcolm Xs Gay Life
April 05 2011 3:10 PM ET

Bio Details Malcolm X's Gay Life

Advocate.com Editors

A new biography discusses slain civil rights leader Malcolm X's “early homosexual relationship with a white businessman.”

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