Forbidden: Too Punk/Too Queer

Carrie Brownstein and Thomas Meinecke—both musician-authors—discuss what it means to be heard, loudly, in a conversation moderated by Kathy Tu. More

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Aicha Lemsine on Gender Censorship

The most bitter opposition to women writers occurs when they move out of marked gender categories of discourse and trespass in areas considered outside of their realm. More

Edmund White on Gay Fiction

Once AIDS came along in 1981, gay writers were encouraged to back off from writing sex scenes. We weren’t supposed to awaken any sense of backlash against gays who… More