If the only lesbian book you’ve heard about is The Price of Salt—popularized through the 2015 film Carol—then you’re seriously missing out. The genre is expansive in theme and history, ranging from Sappho’s poems to pulp novels in the 40s, vampire stories, diaries of aristocratic women, poetry, graphic novels, and more. Learn more about the works of Audre Lorde, Alison Bechdel, Sarah Waters, and others, as this thriving genre evolves into new territories while still celebrating the beauty of love between women.

In an excerpt from his new memoir, the Oscar-winner describes seeing his mother's life flash before his eyes.

May 12 2019 4:32 AM

The first gay, Latinx, and immigrant inaugural poet reads from his new book, How to Love a Country, and provides a lesson in writing.

April 30 2019 6:03 PM

Roxane Gay talks about what makes a soul mate in this week's episode of The Advocate's podcast, LGBTQ&A.

April 30 2019 12:51 PM

President Obama's gay inaugural poet shares a work from his book How to Love a Country, which is also an apology to a boy he once bullied.

April 30 2019 6:24 AM