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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

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Every year when our little hamlet of Provincetown empties out, I am reminded of the wonderful song from the musical Grey Gardens, “Another Winter in a Summer Town.”  This year those melancholy feelings seem quaint.  When the town is so quiet, empty and cold, I find comfort in cracking open another book, never knowing precisely … Continue reading



The Pharmacist by Justin David : reviewed by Queerguru’s Stephen Coy

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The Pharmacist appeared in a different form in Justin David’s collection He’s Done Ever so Well for Himself.  That book was reviewed previously in QueerGuru and met with admiration for his finely-drawn, wacky characters.  This version appears in the form of a smart, tight novella.  Since it is a slim book, I will refrain from … Continue reading



Treatment By Adrian Bridget

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It’s difficult to write about this text, mainly because it defies categorisation and scrambles the logic of what we understand by the noun, “novel”. Whilst the front cover proclaims it is a novel, the inside blurb calls it ‘a mash-up of love story, pornography, art criticism, literary appropriation, and essayistic meditation, operating on the peripheries … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Jonathan Kemp reviews Mike Parker’s “On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place”

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On the Red Hill: Where Four Lives Fell Into Place By Mike Parker  As a sub-genre, or micro-genre, what we might call ‘queer rural’ is rather on the small side, because writers, more often than not, tend to locate their queer narratives – as queers mostly live their lives – in cities. For many LGBTQ … Continue reading



Drag: The Complete Story looking at the History & Culture

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Drag: The Complete Story Simon Doonan From Danny La Rue to Chi Chi Larue, from Rome to the Renaissance, right up to Rupaul’s Drag Race, and beyond, drag has played a major role in subcultures and sometimes the mainstream. Our love of cross-dressing has been a major component of queer culture for centuries, and this … Continue reading



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