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Drunk Log – One Man’s Path to Redemption Begins as a Barfly at Local Watering Holes

posted Sunday, May 29, 2022

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It’s not unusual for people to seek answers at the bottom of a bottle. But it’s rare that those answers are truly life changing — even lifesaving. Get ready to embark on the pub crawl of a lifetime in author Mark E. Scott’s emotionally charged Drunk Log. It’s an odyssey unlike any other, through very real […]

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When You Call My Name – two gay teens navigate the HIV/AIDS epidemic in 1990s NYC

posted Saturday, May 28, 2022

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Tucker Shaw’s When You Call My Name is a heartrending novel about two gay teens coming of age in New York City in 1990 at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Film fanatic Adam is seventeen and being asked out on his first date—and the guy is cute. Heart racing, Adam accepts, quickly falling in […]

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Solo Dance – the dark and painful coming of age of a gay person in Taiwan and corporate Japan

posted Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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An important queer voice from East Asia’s millennial generation Chō Norie, twenty-seven and originally from Taiwan, is working an office job in Tokyo. While her colleagues worry about the economy, life-insurance policies, marriage, and children, she is forced to keep her unconventional life hidden—including her sexuality and the violent attack that prompted her move to […]

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Queer Books for Queer Readers

posted Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Here at PinkPlayMags we’re always on the look out for interesting book recommendations for our readers, and below are four recent finds that are as diverse as you are. Get ready for a summer of relaxed reading! From Gay to Z A Queer Compendium This illustrated compendium celebrates LGBTQIA+ history and culture, written by and […]

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Slow Reveal – family of artists navigates the changing art world in 1990s New York City

posted Saturday, May 21, 2022

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Set in 1990s New York, Slow Reveal paints an extraordinary portrait of artists who defy the arbiters of culture and challenge social norms. Art, addiction, and family dynamics capsize the Kanes when they discover the parallel life of Katharine, film editor, mother, lover, and wife. “A poem is never finished, only abandoned,” wrote Paul Valéry, an outcome […]

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Felice Picano’s new-found “Songs and Poems”

posted Thursday, May 19, 2022

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In a career spanning nearly half a century, embracing memoirs, literary fiction, sci-fi and thrillers alike, it’s odd that Felice Picano’s oeuvre has boasted only one full poetry collection—until now. It may be even odder that but for an act of serendipity this belated second volume might never have happened. His first collection, The Deformity […]

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Poguemahone – dark telling of one Irish family’s troubled life story

posted Saturday, May 14, 2022

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Una Fogarty, suffering from dementia in a seaside nursing home, would be all alone without her brother Dan, whose epic free-verse monologue tells their family story. Exile from Ireland and immigrant life in England. Their mother’s trials as a call girl. Young Una’s search for love in a seemingly haunted hippie squat, and the two-timing […]

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Long Live King Kobe: Following the Murder of Tyler Nichols – bringing light to random killings

posted Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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No one ever wants to receive word that their sibling, child, grandchild, or friend has been killed by a random act of violence, yet in recent years it has become more common place that we would like to hear. Long Live King Kobe: Following the Murder of Tyler Nichols  tells the story of a heart-wrenching […]

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David Bateman’s Dr. Sad – a heady delight to read

posted Friday, May 6, 2022

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You know immediately when you are in the hands of a master wordsmith. David Bateman, novelist and poet, is just that. His elegant sentences and witty wordplay are as lithe and adept as the movements of a trained dancer. Whether talking about pure sex or the intricacies of the heart, he lets his words lead. […]

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Young Mungo – queer love in the hyper-masculine world of Glasgow’s working class

posted Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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From the Booker Prize-winning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men. Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. They are caught between two of Glasgow’s housing estates where young working-class […]

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