Category: LGBT Studies

Celebrate Pride Week with our top LGBT reads

Celebrate Pride Week with our top LGBT reads

As New York City Pride Week reaches its culmination this weekend, get ready for the biggest LGBT party of the year by checking out our selection of top queer literature.

Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt

—Bernadette Barton
Wrapping my head and heart around the murder of 49 queer people while they were dancing in a gay bar in Orlando, beneath the familiar numb feeling accompanying another story of loss, horror, and violence, is survivor’s guilt. I feel an enormous teary affection for all us struggling to digest the consequences of so many queer lives lost in the very place that is supposed to be our haven, and by someone who, had he allowed it, might so easily have been one of us.

3nder and the Threesome Imaginary

—Mimi Schippers There is a new app for hooking up, and it is marketed as a tool for finding “…kinky, curious and openminded singles and couples around you.” It’s called… READ MORE

Chubby Guy Swag

—Jason Whitesel There appears to be endless chatter among bloggers about fat women’s fashion, though less so when it comes to fat men. It seems that the fashion industry has… READ MORE

Q&A with Jane Ward, author of Not Gay

Interview conducted by the Sexual Cultures series editors, Ann Pellegrini, Tavia Nyong’o, and Joshua Chambers-Letson. Not Gay focuses on straight white men who have sex with other men, but who… READ MORE