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An excerpt from GAY PROPAGANDA to celebrate National Coming Out Day

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

“I’ll never forget it. I was 6. My mother and I went to the movies to see The Amphibian Man. In the middle of the movie, my mother bends down to me and whispers: ‘Look how beautiful Guttiere [the female protagonist] is!’ I nodded weakly, while not taking my eyes off Ichtiandr [the male protagonist]. I fell in love with him and asked to be taken to this movie a number of times. This goes to the question of why the very idea of ‘gay propaganda’ is absurd. As a biologist, I know that sexual orientation is formed in the womb and is impossible to influence in any direction. It’s not a matter of choice. When I was a child, I didn’t know any of this, of course, and didn’t understand why I was attracted to the beautiful Ichtiandr.”

—Vitaly, from Gay Propaganda: Russian Love Stories, edited by Masha Gessen and Joseph Huff-Hannon.

  Celebrates LGBTQ voices and National Coming Out Day

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Read a recap of JEANNE THORNTON‘s #TwitterFiction

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Earlier today, Jeanne Thornton, author of The Dream of Doctor Bantam, took to Twitter to craft a story of two trans women detectives solving crime (and paying the utilities) in real time. For those who couldn’t participate, a full archive of her story is available online.

Sarah McCarry provides her 5-minute impression of JEANNE THORNTON‘s THE DREAM OF DOCTOR BANTAM for Subway Book Review

Friday, April 17th, 2015

To read the review, visit the Subway Book Review Instagram