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Stephen Coy reviews BOY ERASED: a harrowing memoir of conversion therapy

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  Growing up I heard an oft-repeated joke about Church of Christ members.  As someone enters heaven, St. Peter leads him on a tour.  The newly ascended asks St. Peter, “Who is that group in the corner talking amongst themselves?”  St. Peter replies, “Shhh!  Those are Church of Christ-ers.  They think they are the only … Continue reading



100 BOYFRIENDS by BRONTEZ PURNELL reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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Brontez Purnell is a flaming powerhouse of creativity: writer, dancer, singer, filmmaker. Impressively restless and productive. His latest outing is this bold, sassy, sexy roulette wheel of a book in which he celebrates the marginal, the promiscuous, the lovelorn, the endlessly horny, hookers and hook-ups, fuck buddies and fuck-ups. I read it first in a … Continue reading



Alone : Thomas Moore reviewed by Jonathan Kemp

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  “The door closes. He’s gone. I’m alone.” Moore’s narrator feels he’s hard-wired for abandonment, allergic to reciprocated love, only happy when he’s being rejected. Loneliness is the one constant in his life, the one companion that never leaves. “Loneliness can be the greatest gift”, he says. The fragmented nature of the text mirrors the … Continue reading



Bill Cunningham was an original, a true character, in the best sense of the word.

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FASHION CLIMBING A MEMOIR WITH PHOTOGRAPHS By BILL CUNNINGHAM Preface by Hilton Als After Bill Cunningham died in 2016, his family found a memoir he had written about the earlier period of his life. It was an unexpected, and enjoyable, find. Most people remember Cunningham’s work as the photographer behind the On the Street and … Continue reading



Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘In The Dream House’ : reviewed by Golnoosh Nour: the latest addition to the Queerguru Team

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IN THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE IN THE DREAM HOUSE is a mind-blowingly original book; not just because of its dreamy prose that weaves gothic aesthetics with hyperrealism, but also the incredibly sensitive subject matter – domestic abuse within a lesbian relationship. Sensitive for all the nuanced and well-argued reasons mentioned in the book, including the fear … Continue reading



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