gay history—texts and translations
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Elliott DeLine elliottdeline.tumblr.com (born 1988) is an independent, self-published trans writer from Syracuse, NY. He is the author of Refuse, “a witty and provocative debut novel,” (Lambda Literary Review) which won a silver medal in the 2011 LGBT Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender/Bisexual Fiction. His work has been featured in several publications, including the Modern Love essay series of The New York Times (2011) and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, winner of a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction. He is a regular blogger for Original Plumbing, the premier FTM magazine, and as of August 2013, the managing editor of Trans-Genre.net. Elliott’s newest book, I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “one of the most well-written, nuanced transgender origin stories on the market today…a novella that confirms his impressive range and talent.”….
Gabriel’s World Crime Fiction/LGBT gabrielsworld.com Gabriel’s World is a series of Mystery/Thriller/LGBT stories and books offering a compelling community of characters, in stories that explore the extremes and complexity of good and evil. The series features gay NYC private investigator Gabriel Ross, an ethical investigator who risks his life trying to do the right thing.
Kyle Callahan Mysteries
An LGBT mystery series with a mature male couple as the central characters. Books I and II are currently available in print and e-book and the third is on its way. Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban find murder on the menu, first at an LGBT resort in New Hope, PA, and (in the second book, Pride and Perilous), at the Katherine Pride Gallery in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The series includes a vivid cast of recurring characters and has been met with steady sales and 4- and 5-star reviews. Also visit Cafe Blab Podcast.…
Mourning and Celebration mourningandcelebration.com by K. David Brody. Within the framework of conversations with his alter ego who lives in a 19th-century Polish shtetl, the narrator learns how a gay, Orthodox Jew like himself managed to emerge from the social pressures of his community. Yankl is a brilliant scholar, a talented violinist, an only son and gay. Although blessed with social skills, he feels isolated as a young teenager. Subsequently, we follow his development through intense relationships with his family, rabbis and lovers. This is a story of a personal search for validation and human rights, in a context where that concept was not yet understood.