The PEN Ten with Nicole Dennis-Benn

My job as a writer is to humanize people on the page … as artists we have a responsibility to dispel ignorance by spreading empathy. More

Lessons Out of Crisis

Part of the important, enduring tradition of Pride is the community’s insistence on creative disruption…We bring forward demonstrations of joy, grief, and rage particular to LGBTQ experience. More

The PEN Ten with Sarah Schulman

The arresting officer testified that I said, 'Ladies should be able to choose.' I think that the idea of a woman's life being a human life was too complex. More

Queer Representation and the Media

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Thomas Page McBee, Saeed Jones, and Jennifer Pozner discuss the narratives of LGBTQ issues found–or not seen–in the media. More

Kyrgyzstan: Anti-LGBTQI law passes second reading

News that a law which will restrict positive discourse around sexual orientation has been passed in a second reading by the Kyrgyzstan parliament is deeply disappointing, PEN International and… More

Abomination

Bademosi writes about his life as a renowned Pentecostal preacher boy and exorcist, who fails to cure his twin sister of insanity or himself of homosexuality, until he finally… More

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