Exhibitors

We’re proud to host these fabulous exhibitors for the 10th Rainbow Book Fair:

 

 

Beautiful Dreamers & Co.

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Beautiful Dreamer Press is interested in exploring the boundaries and interconnections between subjects and forms, present issues and historical precedents, dream and reality. We have published novels featuring the gay experience in rural America, young adults seeking mature gay mentors, a roman à clef with a heart, a witty satire based on E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View, and an anthology inspired by photographs of gay go-go boys. In short, new perspectives on the LGBT experience, familiar topics from new and established authors presented in unusual ways. We are just beginning to wake the dreamers.

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Bold Strokes Books

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Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer general and genre fiction. Our fiction includes romance, mystery/intrigue, crime, erotica, speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), general fiction, and young adult. Since its inception in 2004, our mission has remained unchanged: to bring quality queer fiction to readers worldwide and to support committed authors in developing their craft and reaching an ever-growing community of readers via print, digital, and audio formats.

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Clifford Browder

Browderbooks is featuring Clifford Browder’s novel The Pleasuring of Men, about a respectably raised young man who in the late 1860s chooses to become a male prostitute servicing the city’s elite, and falls in love with his most difficult client. Gay romance, historical. Also featured is Browder’s nonfiction title, Fascinating New Yorkers, biographical sketches that include a cardinal archbishop known in certain circles as “Franny,” and attack-dog lawyer Roy Cohn, whose clients included Donald Trump, assorted mobsters, and the Catholic archdiocese of New York. Also other books. Stay proud and read.

 


Belhue Press

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Award-winning poet, playwright, author and gay-rights pioneer Perry Brass has published 19 books through Belhue Press, including poetry, novels, short fiction, science fiction, and advice books (“How to Survive Your Own Gay Life,” “The Manly Art of Seduction,” “The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love”).  He has been a finalist for a Ferro-Grumley Award and a 6 time-finalist for Lambda Literary Awards; he has won 5 IPPY Awards and other literary awards.  He is a founding coordinator of The Rainbow Book Fair.

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Bold Strokes Books

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Bold Strokes Books offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer general and genre fiction.  Our fiction includes romance, mystery/intrigue, crime, erotica, speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror), general fiction, and young adult.  Since its inception in 2004, our mission has remained unchanged: to bring quality queer fiction to readers worldwide and to support committed authors in developing their craft and reaching an ever-growing community of readers via print, digital, and audio formats.

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BrowderBooks

 

Browderbooks is featuring Clifford Browder’s novel The Pleasuring of Men, about a respectably raised young man who in the late 1860s chooses to become a male prostitute servicing the city’s elite, and falls in love with his most difficult client. Gay romance, historical. Also featured is Browder’s nonfiction title, Fascinating New Yorkers, biographical sketches that include a cardinal archbishop known in certain circles as “Franny,” and attack-dog lawyer Roy Cohn, whose clients included Donald Trump, assorted mobsters, and the Catholic archdiocese of New York. Also other books. Stay proud and read.


 The Center Library

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Founded in 1991 to encourage and facilitate the reading and research of LGBT literature, the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library is named in honor of individuals who championed LGBT causes in their professional and personal lives.  The Center Library is a lending library connected with others around the city, sponsor of a monthly reading group, and producer and/or collaborator for literary events of interest to the LGBT community.

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CLAGS

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The Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) was founded in 1991 as the first university-based research center in the United States dedicated to the study of historical, cultural, and political issues of vital concern to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities. By sponsoring public programs and conferences, offering fellowships to individual scholars, and functioning as an indispensable conduit of information, CLAGS serves as a national center for the promotion of scholarship that fosters social change.

CLAGS’s efforts to promote an academy where homophobia, sexism, racism, and classism are studied and not enacted depend on the generosity of our members. The basic membership rate of $40 ($20 for students or individuals with limited income) includes advanced notification of all public events and a subscription to our biannual newsletter. Members also receive free admission to all CLAGS conferences. CLAGS makes its home at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

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Darrell’s Attic

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Darrell’s Attic is a cornucopia of items collected by Darrell of Darrell’s Dungeon. The Attic is a source of antique porn and vintage male erotica, books, music, and magazines culled and organized by an expert. The Rainbow Book Fair will have much of the print material available, but the website, darrellsattic.com is an online flea market, a hub of merchandise old & new, including objet d’art, silverware, barware, fetish clothing, and collectibles. Darrell’s Attic has been in operation in New York City since 2000.

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Chiké Frankie Edozien

Growing up in Lagos, Nigeria Edozien learned to read from the newspapers his father
brought home daily. He grew up to become and ink-stain scribbler telling the stories of
others in service of a greater good. Edozien currently teaches journalism at New York
University. Prior to that he was an award winning metro reporter in New York City. His
work has also appeared in The New York Times, Quartz, Time Magazine, The Times
(UK) GlobalPost, Out Traveler, Edge, Colorlines, Vibe Magazine, the New York
Amsterdam News, the Advocate and more. He is a contributor to the 2016
Commonwealth Writers anthology, Safe House: Explorations in Creative Nonfiction and
in 2017 his ‘Last night in Asaba’ was published by Jalada Africa/Transitions. It was
shortlisted for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award as was his “Shea Prince” which was a
finalist for the same award in 2018. He is the author of the groundbreaking memoir
‘Lives of Great Men:’ Living & Loving As An African Gay Man which won the 2018
Lambda Literary award for biography/memoir.


 

EOAGH

 

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EOAGH is dedicated to the idea of reading as a process, the productive chaos of investigative poetic work. We seek to foreground the writing of experimental women, trans, feminist, transfeminist, POC, anti-racist, and LGBT/queer authors.

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Flight Attendant Joe

 

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Joe Thomas is a writer, comedian, flight attendant, podcaster, and the creator of the blog, Flight Attendant Joe. He is the author of “Fasten Your Seat Belts And Eat Your F&cking Nuts,” “Flight Attendant Joe,” and “I’m Just Here For The Layovers.” Joe recently co-hosted the first two seasons of the adult comedy podcast, Confessions On The Fly with LJ and Flight Attendant Joe. You can also watch him on Vice Media in, How To Treat Flight Attendants, According To Flight Attendants. Joe resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his husband Matt.

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Gay and Lesbian Review

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The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics targeting an educated readership of GLBT men and women that publishes essays in a wide range of disciplines as well as reviews of books, movies, and plays, poetry and more. Earlier this year, it published a book, In Search of Stonewall, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, and in commemoration of the Stonewall riots. Copies will be available for sale and free with any new subscription or renewal!

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Igna Books

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IGNA Books was one of the first gay presses, founded in 1978.

 


Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer bannerGregory Kramer is a photographer based in New York City. In 2017 Gregory published his first book DRAGS which documents NYC Drag scene in classical black and white portraiture. His current project DOWNTOWN is a printed photo series, documenting working artists from New York City’s downtown scene. The publication is a large newsprint tabloid, the collection features burlesque performers, comedians, drag queens, cabaret singers, performance artists, writers, activists, costume designers, and artists.

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Hans M. Hirschi

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Hans M Hirschi has been writing stories since childhood. As an adult, the demands of corporate life put an end to his fiction for more than twenty years.

A global executive in training, he has traveled the world and published several non-fiction titles as well as well-received and best-selling novels. The birth of his son provided him with the opportunity to rekindle his love of creative writing, where he expresses his deep passion for a better world through love and tolerance.

Hans lives with his family on a small island off the west coast of Sweden.


Visit Hans online at: www.hirschi.se

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Harrington Park Press

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Harrington Park Press is distributed internationally by Columbia University Press to the library, retail and institutional markets around the world.
Our Press publishes LGBTQ monographs, textbooks and professional handbooks. All have interest/relevance to both the academic and the non-academic communities concerned with public policy and professional practice related to sexual orientation and gender identification.

We focus on introductory and graduate level textbooks in LGBTQ studies, as well
as practitioner handbooks and selected scholarly monographs. Our focus areas are the behavioral & social sciences, health care, and history.

Harrington Park Press was previously the LGBTQ imprint of The Haworth Press (now part of the Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge). 

Hellfire Press

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Efrain John Gonzalez is a photographic artist whose talents with camera and darkroom, has allowed him to document the unusual, the erotic, the unique, the wild and slightly crazy, from the world of body modifications to the underground universe of radical S&M, from sensual beauty of the flesh, to raw sexual desires. An internationally published photographer who for the past 35 years has been traveling down dark and mysterious paths, trying to capture on film, real life images that illustrates a story of people finding the path to their souls, gathering together to celebrate their uncommon lives. His patience has created a rare historical archive of original work, candid photographs of underground clubs, transgender people, tattoo and body modification events, cities at night, and leather cultures.

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HOMOCATS

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Created by Brooklyn artist J. Morrison in 2010, HOMOCATS is a visual art project appropriating the modern popularity of the feline.

We aim to fight phobias, propose equal rights, combat cultural stereotypes, challenge social norms, and resist Trump.

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Barry Stewart Levy

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A young man travels to the South of France to escape his troubled past in this intriguing psychological tale of obsession, revenge and redemption.


J.D. Oldenburg

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Horatio In The Wind is the story of a boy who gives everlasting life to his Kingdom, only to discover life without death is not what he expected. He must find the courage to restore balance.


Poets Wear Prada

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Have you had your poetry today?  Get your brain fuel for Poets Wear Prada.
Publishing beautifully designed volumes of well-crafted poetry — and now fiction — you want to read, since October 2006 from Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of Frank Sinatra and professional baseball.
Roxanne Hoffman, founder of PWP, co-curated the Rainbow Reading at the Pisces Cafe, a LGBT reading series based in Babylon, New York, with Kevin Wisher. She also has assisted in curating poetry events for Fresh Fruit Festival, and PWP  published “Pears, Prose and Poetry: Anthology of the 9th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival Poetry Event” in 2011.

RFD

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A queer country journal for gay folk everywhere.”

RFD, begun in 1974, is the oldest reader contributor queer zine in the country in continuous publication. It is a volunteer based work of love exploring and showcasing nascent queer culture, writing and artwork as it happens – for the creators create our content. FYI – RFD never means Radical Faerie Digest – subscribe and be surprised how the acronym changes which each edition.

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Riverdale Avenue Books

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Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry.  We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 11 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Afraid, a horror line; SFF, a science fiction fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles; Verve featuring lifestyle titles; and Hera featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up.  Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department.

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Sibling Rivalry Press

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Founded in 2010 by poet Bryan Borland, Sibling Rivalry Press changed the literary landscape in the last decade by daring to be the first publisher to take chances on rising (now flying) voices such as Ocean Vuong, Saeed Jones, and Kaveh Akbar. We signed authors who had broken down doors in the 80s and 90s but who’d been forgotten or ignored by the literary establishment, a generation of gay men who’d written during a time when to publish with one’s real name was dangerous. We wanted our ages to be diverse, our faces to be diverse, and our accents to be diverse. We reached into the midwest and south and built bridges between the American coasts, successfully proving that, while we love our shining cities to the east and west, the dirt from middle America grows some fierce flowers.

Sibling Rivalry Press authors have gone on to win such prestigious prizes as the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, the Whiting Award, and the T.S. Eliot Prize. In our first ten years, we became the first press, large or small, to win Lambda Literary Awards in both Gay Poetry and Lesbian Poetry. We’ve published Poets & Writers Top Debut Fiction, a Poets & Writers Top 12 Debut Poet, a Pushcart Prize winner, eight Lambda Literary Award finalists, three Publishing Triangle Award finalists, 29 American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” recommended LGBT titles, four American Library Association “Over the Rainbow” top 10 favorite picks, “a book all Georgian’s should read” as selected by the Georgia Center for the Book, one of Library Journal‘s “Best New Magazines,” one of Flavorwire‘s “50 books that define the last five years of literature,” and finalists for the Bisexual Poetry Book of the Year, the Oregon Book of the Year, the Oklahoma Book of the Year, and the Georgia Book of the Year.


Sinister Wisdom

Sinister Wisdom is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal that publishes four issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world.

Sinister Wisdom, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that publishes the journal and provides outreach and educational programs in support of building vibrant lesbian communities. Sinister Wisdom provide free subscriptions to women in prison and mental institutions; currently, Sinister Wisdom mails about fifteen percent (15%) of each issue of the journal to women in prison and mental institutions. Sinister Wisdom offers reduced price subscriptions for lesbians with limited/fixed incomes.


Dr. Patrick J. Suraci

Patrick Suraci is a clinical psychologist in Manhattan. He is a founding member of the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL). He is also the author of “MALE SEXUAL ARMOR:Erotic Fantasies and Sexual Realities of the Cop on the Beat an the Man in the Street,” and “SYBIL in Her Own Words: The Untold Story of Shirley Mason, Her Multiple Personalities, and Paintings.” His current novel, “A Dream Life: From the U.S. Army During the Berlin Crisis to the Spectacle of Hollywood and the Height of Broadway” is based on true incidents that happened in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Berlin Crisis.

 


Three Rooms Press

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Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk, and passion.  Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in North America and internationally by PGW / Ingram.

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Tubstrip

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Tubstrip, a risqué comedy set in a gay bathhouse, was a popular success when produced onstage in 1973, in the era of gay liberation and the sexual revolution. Often dismissed by mainstream critics but hailed as “funny, sexy, and important” by the gay press, the play ran for 140 performances off-Broadway, then toured to eight cities over nine months, and returned to Broadway starring the legendary adult film star Casey Donovan in the lead role. Despite its unprecedented success and acclaim, Tubstrip was never published. Until now. 

Playwright, director, and award-winning porn auteur Jerry Douglas will be present to sign copies of the Chelsea Station Editions publication of his play, joined by theatre scholar Jordan Schildcrout, who “rediscovered” the play and edited its debut publication.

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The Juliana Series is a series of novels about LGBT history beginning in 1941 with plans to take it through to the 2000s. The characters are fictional, but the history is fact.  Extremely well researched.

An Absolutely Beautiful and Moving Novel! is what Philip Crawford, author of Mafia and the Gays had to say about Book 1.” 

 


Laura Westergard

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Laura Westengard is an Associate Professor of English at the City University of New York. She is the author of Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma and co-editor of The 25 Sitcoms that Changed Television: Turning Points in American Culture, a collection that explores American culture after 1945 through the analysis of television sitcoms and their cultural resonances. She writes about popular culture, performance art, and contemporary U.S. literature and is currently researching medical archives for an upcoming book on lesser known 19th and early 20th century medical devices that have shaped contemporary understandings of gender and sexuality.

 


L.A. Witt

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L.A. Witt (she/her) writes LGBT romance and suspense, and also writes as Ann Gallagher, Lauren Gallagher, and Lori A. Witt.

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