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Collective Experiences: A Conversation by David Adjmi & Alex Halberstadt
Halberstadt Adjimi

Two memoirs about immigrant roots—from the Soviet Union to Syria—and growing up queer on the cultural margins of New York City.

Collective Experiences: A Conversation by David Adjmi & Alex Halberstadt
Halberstadt Adjimi

Two memoirs about immigrant roots—from the Soviet Union to Syria—and growing up queer on the cultural margins of New York City.

Billy-Ray Belcourt by Layli Long Soldier
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As an Indigenous poet, Belcourt is creating space for himself and his community in “a world we did not want, a world that we did not build for ourselves.”

A Surreptitious Form of Activism: Michelle Handelman Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.

Desiring the Unattainable: Zaina Arafat Interviewed by Ilana Masad
Bomb You Exist Too Much Green

On writing secondhand trauma, cycles of behavior, and the loneliness of internalized homophobia.

Tattoo by Legna Rodríguez Iglesias
My Favorite Girlfriend Was A French Bulldog

My favorites are the ones you see, but I have a lot you don’t see unless I’m naked. And I’m not going to get naked now. I’m too embarrassed with you.

None of Us Are Simple: Ilana Masad Interviewed by Sarah Neilson
All My Mothers Lovers Violet

The debut writer on complex characters, love stories, and how we code each other.

Vi Khi Nao by Louis Elliott
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From personal ads compiled as narrative to a frame-by-frame retelling of a short film on grazing sheep, Nao’s poems and stories are acrobatic experiments in form.

Three Poems by Bruce Boone
Bruce B La Fontaine

‘Now here’s one I like!’
Or—‘Stop me if you’ve heard this,’ but
this story’s the exception. It’s
vouched for by Science and actually
happened. You judge.

A Dream Deferred: Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston Reviewed by Ehm West
Stars

A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.

A Secret Cut in History: Amanda Lee Koe Interviewed by Leah Dworkin
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The novelist on studying cinema in Singapore and how she came to imagine the queer love lives of Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, and Leni Riefenstahl.

Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader by Ammiel Alcalay
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Long neglected poet Stephen Jonas created a complex web of self-mythologized identities to escape any form of categorization …

My Ecstatic Body: T Fleischmann Interviewed by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
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The writer on seeking queer lineage, public sex as collective defiance, and autobiography as accumulation.

Saving Myself, and That Is Enough: A Conversation by t’ai freedom ford & Alexandria Smith
Portraits For Ford Smith Interview

The writer and visual artist discuss their work, experience as black creatives, and mutual love for Toni Morrison.

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