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Book – ‘The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers’

Book – ‘The Complete Guide to Gay Life for New Explorers’ Coming out in 1996 wasn’t easy for author Michael Ryan. There were few resources available to help him through this time. Now working as a counsellor and psychotherapist, Ryan works with gay clients daily. Seeing their struggles inspired Ryan to put together a book to guide them through a time when ... [Read more]

Book – Active Duty – Gay Military Erotic Romance

Book – Active Duty – Gay Military Erotic Romance Active Duty - Gay Military Erotic Romance Edited by Neil Plakcy   These fierce stories of love on the frontline will grab and hold the readers’ attention as they travel the world with these soldiers on Active Duty. Neil Plakcy brings both together into heart-pounding vignettes of men of action ... [Read more]

A Look at Rentboys Through History

A Look at Rentboys Through History A Look at Rentboys Through History Written for brainiacs, but also fascinating to laypeople, Male Sex Work and Society (Harrington Park Press), edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott,is a collection of revealing essays and studies that explores male sex work from a rich array of perspectives ... [Read more]

Book Review – Carsick

Book Review – Carsick God, I did enjoy this book. Who would have thought that a pensioner would come up with the daft idea of hitchhiking across America? John Waters that’s who! The man who discovered Divine brought us such celluloid trash as Pink Flamingos, Cecil B. Demented and Hairspray has now come up with a novel ... [Read more]

Book Review – Twisted

Book Review – Twisted   Imagine another person, the mirror-image of you but yet different in every way… Everly and Hadley Stone are gay identical twins. Growing up the boys were inseparable, always at each other’s side and experiencing everything together as one. It seemed like nothing was strong enough to break ... [Read more]

Review – This Book Is Gay

Review – This Book Is Gay This is a handy little guide to everyone LGBTI or straight, Muslim, Christian, Jew etc or just damn curious… all you really need to know in a non-judgemental approach to things appertaining to being… gay. Feeling different can start at an early age or may not hit you until much later in life but ... [Read more]

Online gay art with Character

Online gay art with Character CHARACTER is a fancy international gay art magazine about images, emotions and the stories they tell and with this issue celebrates its third anniversary. Featuring more than 90 artists and contributors, over 340 pages, Character is the first international Gay Art magazine free online and entirely ... [Read more]

The Glamour of dr.a.g.

The Glamour of dr.a.g. This month, Christopher Logan re-releases his remarkable coffee table book filled with photographs capturing the worlds most celebrated drag superstars by the industry’s leading photographers.  Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag icons from underground drag royalty to the new breed of reality ... [Read more]

Book – The Oldest Gay in the Village

Book – The Oldest Gay in the Village A powerful, moving and very personal account of one man’s experience of being gay over the last nine decades.  “I am the Oldest Gay in the Village. This is the story of my life and, by extension, of countless others; lives lived half in shadow, half in light. And it is also the story of how mine ... [Read more]

Bent USA – “Why Drag?”

Bent USA – “Why Drag?” This month, Magnus Hastings, a pioneer in drag photography, presents a remarkable installation of photographs that capture some of the world’s most celebrated drag superstars and asks them the question, "Why Drag?" Photos represent a wide spectrum of drag ranging from mainstream icons, underground ... [Read more]

Aliens Love Underpants

Aliens Love Underpants   Who'da thought it... Aliens Love Underpants, of every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here's a big surprise... they're coming to get 'em. The story of the mischievous aliens who come to earth on an important mission to steal human’s underpants has stunning ... [Read more]

Book – Be Brilliant Everyday

Book – Be Brilliant Everyday The most brilliant (and refreshingly realistic) self-help book you will ever read Be Brilliant Everyday is quite possibly the most entertaining self-help book you will ever read. Funny and cutting, this book aims to inspire you to be that awesome version of yourself, when you are at your brilliant ... [Read more]

Meet meat

Meet meat meat is a gay pinup print ‘zine’ featuring the very personal work of London based editorial photographer Adrian Lourie (adrianlourie.co.uk). An idea formed over a greasy spoon fry-up one hung-over Sunday afternoon, meat was inspired by BUTT magazine and Adrian's desire to publish a printed ... [Read more]

YOUNG ENIGMA AWARDS FOR LGBT+ WRITERS.

YOUNG ENIGMA AWARDS FOR LGBT+ WRITERS. The Young Enigma Awards is a nationwide search to find the LGBT+ voices of tomorrow. The awards include: The Barbara Burford Prize (18-35yrs and from the UK) The Allan Horsfall Prize (13-25yrs and from Greater Manchester) Join our open workshops to kickstart your writing: 5th and 26th April ... [Read more]

Book Review: Secrets Make You Sick

Book Review: Secrets Make You Sick Many people live their lives desperately holding onto a secret. Abused as a child? Living with HIV? Addicted to crack cocaine? Being gay in a country where homosexuality is illegal? Well Trevor Kleinhans has lived his life with all of the above, and the remarkable story of how holding ... [Read more]

Art with Character online, sexy and free.

Art with Character online, sexy and free. Now in its 11th edition, French art online magazine Character is a vision of Gallic flair that offers some quite fantastic artwork from some of the best artists from the USA, Spain, France , Belgium and the UK. CHARACTER Issue 11 Winter 2014 features artists Some French Guy, Full Mano, Wim Beullens ... [Read more]

Book Review – The latest from Armistead Maupin

Book Review – The latest from Armistead Maupin The Days of Anna Madrigal For many, especially in the States, the Tales of the City series of books has been a history of the modern gay movement. The series of ‘tales’ has taken the reader on a voyage where we have almost invested as much love and commitment to each character, as we would our ... [Read more]

Book – 100 Reasons to Love Ryan Gosling

Book – 100 Reasons to Love Ryan Gosling Actor. Director. Musician. Heartthrob. Feminist icon (sort of). There’s only one Ryan Gosling. Women want him. Men want to be him.  Most Tumblr blogs are about him. No mere Hollywood pretty boy, he’s a model of sensitive masculinity, symbolic of everything modern manhood should aspire to. Did ... [Read more]

Book – The Chosen: Male/Male Fantasy Romance

Book – The Chosen: Male/Male Fantasy Romance Annette Gisby’s powerful new novel is already resonating with a growing female audience interested in same-sex fictional romance. Thrusting readers into two worlds recovering from a fierce war, ‘The Chosen’ is gripping proof that love has many faces. Whilst many believe that male/male love stories ... [Read more]

Tales from the Dance Floor    by Craig Revel Horwood

Tales from the Dance Floor by Craig Revel Horwood Following on from his warm and witty autobiography All Balls and Glitter , Craig Revel Horwood now turns the spotlight behind the scenes with Tales from the Dance Floor . Full of sensational stories from his life on and offstage, this book is frank, funny and revealing. As any fan of Strictly Come ... [Read more]

Book Review – The Lengths

Book Review – The Lengths What a weird and fascinating book this is. It’s a comic telling a real story, not one of superheroes or phantasmagorical lands far away, but a coming of age drama set against the rent boy scene. It could have been called ‘Doing it doggie style’ and I’ll tell you why… All the characters ... [Read more]

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