OpEd What My Characters Taught Me
May 25 2012 3:31 PM ET

How an Author Became an Ally

Liz Borino

A fiction author shares how creating a gay charactor for her debut novel made her a gay ally for life.

Toni Newman and Terrance Dean Are Gay and Transgender in a Hip Hop World
May 14 2012 3:30 AM ET

On Being Gay and Trans in a Hip-Hop World

Diane Anderson-Minshall

Transgender author Toni Newman, whose recent memoir I Rise: The Transformation of Toni Newman was a multiple nominee for the Lambda Literary Award and is being turned into a film, talks to gay author Terrance Dean, whose memoir Hiding in Hip Hop shook up the entertainment world.

Bookshelf Gay Catholics Suicidal Moms and the Polymorphous Perversity of Madonnas Big Toe
May 08 2012 1:08 PM ET May 14 2012 12:01 AM ET

On the Bookshelf: Gay Catholics, Madonna’s Toes

Diane Anderson-Minshall

With a fat gay Catholic kid, a suicidal, closeted mom, and essays on the perceived perversions of everything from Trekkies to Madonna, this week's books have plenty to offer readers who think truth is stranger than fiction.

Where The Wild Things Are Author Maurice Sendak Dies at 83
May 08 2012 10:31 AM ET

Maurice Sendak Dead at 83

Michelle Garcia

Author and artist Maurice Sendak died in Connecticut Tuesday morning after complications from a recent stroke. He was 83.  ---

New Book The Letter Q Sends the Younger You a Message
May 02 2012 7:30 AM ET

New Book Sends the Younger You a Message

Brett Edward Stout

The Letter Q is the most recent book addressing the issue of teen suicide and sheds the formalities of speaking to a broad audience you’ve never met. It is instead an anthology of letters from LGBT writers to their younger selves.

Jeffrey Sharlach and Andrew Tobias
May 01 2012 2:35 PM ET

Jeffrey Sharlach and Andrew Tobias on the Courage to Come Out

Michelle Garcia

First-time novelist Jeffrey Sharlach speaks with DNC treasurer and acclaimed author Andrew Tobias on coming out in the 1970s as nice Jewish boys and what opportunities young people have now when it comes to connecting with LGBT family. 

Authors Talk Felice Picano and Mel Bossa on the Future of Books
April 25 2012 1:00 AM ET

Authors Talk: Felice Picano and Mel Bossa on the Future of Books

Neal Broverman

Two great writers discuss the future of gay literature and LGBT labels.

The Future of Gender
April 23 2012 1:05 PM ET

The Future of Gender

Advocate.com Editors

Authors Diane Ehrensaft, Genny Beemyn, and Susan Rankin talk about the lives of transgender kids in America.

Anne Rice Says Gay People Are Winning the Battle for Equality
April 09 2012 7:24 PM ET

Anne Rice Says Gay People Are Winning the Battle for Equality

Jeremy Kinser

Author Anne Rice posted an inspiring message for her LGBT fans Sunday, saying "You are winning the battle for equal rights."

Adrienne Rich Dead at 82
March 28 2012 5:20 PM ET

Adrienne Rich Dead at 82

Trudy Ring

Esteemed lesbian feminist poet Adrienne Rich has died at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Advocate Bookshelf Tiny Tomes
March 20 2012 1:00 AM ET

Advocate Bookshelf: Tiny Tomes

Diane Anderson-Minshall

From poetry chapbooks to sex diaries and urban survival guides, the best books this week come in small (sometimes pocket-size) packages.

Author Talk Michael Bronski and Michael G Long on Bayard Rustins Legacy
March 16 2012 3:00 AM ET

Authors Talk: Michael Bronski and Michael G. Long on Bayard Rustin’s Legacy

Diane Anderson-Minshall

On the centennial of his birth, two gay historians debate the legacy of Bayard Rustin.