Jun. 11th, 2015

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Brian Farrey is the author of WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, a 2012 Stonewall Honor Book and winner of the 2012 Minnesota Book Award for Young People's Literature. His middle grade fantasy, THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES, was released in October 2012. He lives in St. Paul with his husband.

Further Readings:

With or Without You by Brian Farrey
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 24, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442406992
ISBN-13: 978-1442406995
Amazon: With or Without You
Amazon Kindle: With or Without You

When are you too far in to get out?

Eighteen-year-old Evan and his best friend, Davis, get beaten up for being loners. For being gay. For just being themselves. But as rough as things often seem, at least Evan can take comfort in his sweet, sexy boyfriend Erik
—whom he’s kept secret from everyone for almost a year.

Then Evan and Davis are recruited to join the Chasers, a fringe crowd that promises them protection and status. Davis is swept up in the excitement, but Evan is caught between his loyalty to Davis and his love for Erik. Evan has lied to keep his two worlds separate. Now his lies are about to implode…and destroy the very relationships he’s been trying to protect.

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Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work is often influenced by and set in his native North Carolina. His writing has been compared to the work of William Faulkner and Eudora Welty, who also were identified with the American South.

Gurganus was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. He first trained as a painter, studying at the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He served three years with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and began writing during his time on the USS Yorktown. He graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where he studied with Grace Paley. He studied with John Cheever and Stanley Elkin at the University of Iowa in the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Cheever sold Gurganus's short story "Minor Heroism" to The New Yorker without telling Gurganus beforehand.

In addition to later teaching at both Sarah Lawrence and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has also taught at Stanford and Duke Universities.

His best known work is his 1989 debut novel, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months. It won the Sue Kaufman Prize from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and sold over four million copies. It was made into a CBS television play, with Cicely Tyson winning one of its four Emmy Awards as best supporting actress in the role of the freed slave Castalia. The novel was also adapted for a one-woman Broadway play, starring Ellen Burstyn, in 2003.

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Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Gurganus

Allan Gurganus, 1989, by Robert Giard )

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Arnie Kantrowitz (born November 26, 1940, Newark, NJ) is a gay activist, college professor emeritus, and writer.

Arnold (Arnie) Kantrowitz was an early secretary and vice-president of the pioneering New York City group Gay Activists Alliance. He is a co-founder of Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). He is the author of Under the Rainbow: Growing Up Gay, one of the first autobiographies by a gay activist. From 1999 until his 2004 retirement, Kantrowitz was chair of the English department at the College of Staten Island, where he taught for 41 years. He received a B.A. from Rutgers University (1961); an M.A. in English Literature from New York University (1963); and completed coursework toward a Ph.D. at New York University. He lives in New York City with his life partner, Lawrence D. Mass, a physician and writer.

Kantrowitz has authored two books and contributed articles, essays, poems and short fiction to magazines, newspapers and anthologies. In the early 1970s, he was one of the first openly gay individuals to appear on popular radio and television shows, including those of Jack Paar, Geraldo Rivera, Bill Boggs and Sally Jesse Raphael. He has appeared in several documentary films, including After Stonewall, Gay Sex in the Seventies and Activist: The Times of Vito Russo. He has also been interviewed about gay liberation and the AIDS epidemic.


Lawrence Mass and Arnie Kantrowitz, 1987, by Robert Giard
Lawrence D. Mass is an American physician and writer. A co-founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis, he wrote the first press reports on the epidemic that later became known as AIDS. Since 1979, Lawrence D. Mass has lived and worked in New York City, where he resides with his life partner, writer and activist Arnie Kantrowitz. Kantrowitz is a gay activist, college professor emeritus, and writer. He is the author of Under the Rainbow: Growing Up Gay, one of the first autobiographies by a gay activist.

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Arnie Kantrowitz, 1987, by Robert Giard )
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. (born June 11, 1946) is an American physician and writer. A co-founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis, he wrote the first press reports on the epidemic that later became known as AIDS. He is the author of numerous publications on HIV, hepatitis C, STDs, gay health, psychiatry and sex research, and on music, opera, and culture. He is also the author/editor of four books/collections. In 2009 he was in the first group of physicians to be designated as diplomates of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Since 1979, he has lived and worked as a physician in New York City, where he resides with his life partner, writer and activist Arnie Kantrowitz.

Mass was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1946, received his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969, and his M.D. from the University of Illinois' Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine in 1973.

After completing his residency in anesthesiology at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School, the homophobia Mass encountered when he came out as gay during interviews in Chicago for a second residency in psychiatry became the catalyst for the activism he pursued via journalism, making him the first openly gay physician to write for the gay press on a regular basis.

Mass focused initially on the field of psychiatry, which retained many of its past homophobic practitioners, practices and positions even after the American Psychiatric Association in 1973 declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. Besides writing for the gay press, Mass became newsletter editor for the Gay Caucus of Members of the American Psychiatric Association, the fledgling organization of gay psychiatrists that began organizing in the aftermath of the declassification. Under Mass, the newsletter ran politically charged headlines such as its first, "Psychoanalytic Statute Prevents Legal Entry of Gay Aliens," calling attention to the fact that discredited psychoanalytic theories of "the homosexual" as a form of "psychopathic personality" were still sources of discriminatory public policies.

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Lawrence D. Mass, 1987, by Robert Giard )

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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the Euro Pride in Munich, July 11-12, 2015, today author is Chris P. Rolls: "Born in UK, raised in Germany. I found pleasure in writing very early. My favorite storys are homoerotic novels and gay fantasy. My books: "Bruderschaft der Küste" Gay Historical Romance, "Die Anderen" Gay Mystic Fantasy, "Robertos Angebot", "Pegasuscitar", "Irgendwie Top", "Irgendwie Anders", "Irgendwie Lions Roar", "Feuersteine", "Bodyheater", "Mecklenburger Winter", "Bodycaught", "Hard Skin", "(K)ein Kavaliersdelikt", "Die Sache mit Jo und Mo", "Bokeh".

Further Readings:

Kiss the cop: Gay Romance (German Edition) by Chris P. Rolls
Publisher: BookRix (January 14, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Kiss the cop: Gay Romance (German Edition)

Bitte kräftig blasen!"

"Den harten Schlagknüppel, den würde ich gerne mal anfassen."

"Verhaftest du mich jetzt? Ich war unartig."

Moritz hat genug von den ganzen dummen Sprüchen, nur weil er Polizist ist. Außerdem würde er viel lieber jemanden zum küssen haben, als ans Bett fesseln. Leider war er da bisher eher erfolglos. Und dann trifft er Deniz, der ein ganz anderes Klischee zu erfüllen scheint. Oder auch nicht.

Diese Story entstand für den Wettbewerb der Gay Kiss Gruppe

Thema: Fuck the police!

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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the UK Meet in Bristol, September 11-13, 2015, today author is Bruin Fisher: BRUIN FISHER lives in Somerset, UK, and says his best story ideas come to him on the beach. He enjoys sailing, hiking over mountainsides, and cycling. He drives a large elderly estate car and rides a ridiculously fast and dangerous motorcycle. He has always enjoyed writing but didn't try writing gay fiction until 2005. It changed his life.

Further Readings:

Midnight Dude: Selected Readings by 18 AwesomeDude Authors
Paperback: 500 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 17, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1466345640
ISBN-13: 978-1466345645
Amazon: Midnight Dude: Selected Readings
Amazon Kindle: Midnight Dude: Selected Readings

Midnight Dude: Selected Readings 18 wonderful stories by 18 talented authors. This cornucopia of gay themed short fiction is a showcase for the talent of the authors at AwesomeDude.com. There is something for everyone: fantasy and stark realism, war and sports, humor and pathos, angst and passion. The one constant is fine writing. These are stories that will hook you and keep you avidly turning pages. Midnight Dude: Selected Readings is but a small sample of the quality fiction available on the site and each of these stories will grant you, dear reader, escape into the magical world of your imagination.

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Starting from June 1, 2015, I will daily feature authors attending the three conventions I will join, Euro Pride in Munich (July), UK Meet in Bristol (September) and GRL in San Diego (October).

For the GRL in San Diego, October 15-18, 2015, today author is J.P. Bowie: J.P. Bowie was born and raised in Aberdeen, Scotland. He wrote his first (unpublished) novel – a science fiction tale of brawny men and brawnier women that made him a little suspect in the eyes of his family for a while.

Leaving home at age eighteen for the bright lights of London, he found himself in the midst of a “diverse and creative crowd” that eventually led him to the performing arts. For the next twelve years he sang, danced and acted his way around the theatres of London and the provinces, appearing in shows with many famous British singers, actors and comedians.

After immigrating to the US and living for many years in Las Vegas where he worked for that incomparable duo, Siegfried and Roy, J.P. found himself entranced by the fair city of San Diego where he currently lives with his partner, Phil.

Further Readings:

All I'll Ever Need by J.P. Bowie
Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing (March 13, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784304794
ISBN-13: 978-1784304799
Amazon: All I'll Ever Need
Amazon Kindle: All I'll Ever Need

All Edward Conway needs is someone to love, and in sexy Puerto Rican Alex Martinez, he may have found that someone—until a wild party threatens to take everything from him. When Edward Conway came out to his family he never imagined their reaction would be to shut him out of their lives. Searching for acceptance he leaves his hometown hoping to find a new life in Los Angeles. Finally daring to enter a gay bar by himself, he meets Alex Martinez, a celebrities publicity agent, and the two men connect on all kinds of levels. Despite the pressure of Alex’s job, which takes him out of town soon after he and Edward connect, Edward feels he may just have met the man who can give him something to live for. Things look good until Edward’s wild roommate Troy, needs a lift to a party where ‘sex, drugs and rock’n’roll’ are the order of the day. Reluctantly Edward agrees to drive Troy to the party, but before he can leave he becomes the victim of a vicious incident that could shatter the hopes he had for the future. Alex is there to lend support but he is haunted by a tragic past, and in the present is torn between an old loyalty and the wish to make Edward a lasting part of his life.

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