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Born Both, and Beautiful

What a rare treat it was to meet Hida Viloria, queer Latinx intersex activist and educator. At Seattle’s Elliot Bay Books, s/he read excerpts from her recently published memoir, Born Both, and discussed related issues with the folks who came … Continue reading

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Dreaming the Happily Ever After

In his keynote address at the 2016 Gay Romance Northwest conference, Richard Compson Sater touched on a motivation that drives many writers to persevere through the process of completing their first novel. He described the experience so many of us share, of reading … Continue reading

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Victoria Avilan Interview

Before I left home for the Golden Crown Literary Society annual conference in July, I got an invitation to submit work for the Fall 2016 issue of BiWomen Quarterly. The issue’s theme would be “does gender matter”. As I have … Continue reading

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My Nicola Griffith Habit

A few months ago, my wife started reading Hild, a gorgeous historical fiction novel set in the seventh century. She read me bits and pieces as I was falling asleep; and they were beautifully crafted. But I was entangled in … Continue reading

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