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  The Pearl of Africa Directed by André Wallström and Jonny von Wallström Rough Studios       Set in Uganda, this is a quiet docudrama that seems to struggle at times to fill its ninety minutes. Its title is drawn from Winston Churchill’s 1909 memoir My African Journey, in which he praised Uganda’s natural beauty, […]

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  Wilde Stories 2016: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction Edited by Steve Berman Lethe Press. 236 pages, $15.   This annual collection of fantasy and sci-fi stories that probe the otherworldly implications of gay male life was launched in 2008 and named for Oscar Wilde, who appears as a character in exile on Mars in […]

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  Gay American Novels, 1870-–1970: A Reader’s Guide by Drewey Wayne Gunn McFarland. 200 pages, $39.95   What differentiates Gay American Novels from so many other compendia of long-forgotten novels that have been published over the past couple of decades? Author Drewey Wayne Gunn says that 75 of the 257 books profiled have not appeared in […]

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  Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution by Omar G. Encarnación Oxford University Press. 243 pages, $29.95   Latin America is inextricably linked to both Catholicism and machismo, yet progress in the struggle for gay rights has been steady and not hampered by the kinds of political push-back seen in the U.S. […]

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This well-researched study of twenty formative years of lesbian community-building in Canada covers a lot of ground. Liz Millward describes the challenges for lesbians in Canada in the 1960s and beyond.

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  How to Grow Up: A Memoir by Michelle Tea Plume. 304 pages, $16. Iconic writer Michelle Tea has written a new memoir, How to Grow Up, an entertaining and logical progression from her earlier biographical works, which chronicled her Goth adolescence in blue-collar New England, her stint as a twenty-something queer prostitute, and her odyssey […]

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  Against Equality:  Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion Edited by Ryan Conrad AK Press. 260 pages, $15. The group Against Equality is a collective of radical queer writers staunchly opposed to the mainstream GLBT movement’s fight for social and political equality, an endeavor they perceive as inherently conservative in its quest for “inclusion in inhumane and […]

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  More Than We Know by Rachel Hyde DayLily Press. 278 pages, $14.95   Every so often a book crawls into your lap and curls up there like a child, demanding your love and attention and making you marvel at the little, self-contained world you’ve suddenly found in your arms. Such a book is More […]

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    Ultimate Gay Sex by Michael Thomas Ford Dorling Kindersley. 191 pages, $30.   The Gay Man’s Kama Sutra by Terry Sanderson Thomas Dunne Books. 144 pages, $24.95.   Motivated, no doubt, by fraternal concerns, two of our big brothers have written sex guides for their younger, slow-witted siblings. In Ultimate Gay Sex, Michael […]

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  Smash Cut by Brad Gooch Harper. 256 pages, $27.99   Of all the memoirists qualified to document New York City in the 1970s and ’80s, Brad Gooch has to rank near the top of the list. Currently a professor of English at William Paterson University and the author of well-regarded biographies of poet Frank […]

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