• Boss Blogger–Rob Frydlewicz

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    Questions for . . . Rob Frydlewicz.   Rob Frydlewicz is a blogger, history buff, pop culture aficionado and lover of Broadway show tunes and classic disco. What’s more he exemplifies the RainbowGray spirit—an older gay person (Rob was born in 1957) who is vibrant and active, full of positive energy, ideas, and ready to […]

  • Featured Writer: Larry Buffington

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    “Hello I’m Here” by Larry Buffington. Doesn’t anyone hear me or see me anymore? What happened? Did time weave some ghostly web around me? When did I become invisible on the street, in the market, the theatre, the bar, the restaurant, the metro? Everywhere. Do I frighten you? Mirror of lost youth. No more flirtations. […]

  • What We’re Reading

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    The Sexual Outlaw, A Documentary by John Rechy (1977). In this case, re-reading a 40-year-old paperback that had been collecting dust on my bookshelf. Los Angeles, the early 1970s. The hero: Jim, a hustler, narcissistic, body of death, alone, lonely, the defiant sexual outlaw haunting Selma Avenue and Griffith Park and desperately trying to connect […]

  • “Outer Voices Inner Lives” Finalist for Lambda Literary Award

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    by Stephen Dolainski. Outer Voices Inner Lives has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. The awards, affectionately known as “the Lammies,” bring national attention to LGBTQ books, which are often overlooked by mainstream media. More than 800 submissions were received for this year’s awards, now in its 27th year. Winners in 24 categories will […]

  • Have You Seen This?

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    Gay Liberation. Writing in the Washington Blade, Joey DiGulielmo reminds us that the gay liberation movement did begin with the Stonewall Riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1969. By that point, DiGulielmo writes, the gay liberation movement had been many years in the making. The Mattachine Society had picketed the White House in […]

8 comments

  1. Christopher Gaynor
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    Outer Voices Inner Lives
    A Collection of LGBTQ Writers over 50

    Edited by Mark McNease and Stephen Dolainski
    Foreword by Patricia Nell Warren

    I am not a writer or a literary critic, but I am over 50 (in fact I am 70) and an avid reader, so I feel safe in recommending Outer Voices Inner Lives. From the tender- sweet and lovely story of Gussie (78 years old) and Mackie (the cat) in her tiny but perfect house between the rail line and the street in The Tracks, to the oddity of nineteen-year-old Charlie and his drugged out friends and their chance encounter with something out of this world in Stop the Car by co-editor Mark McNease, this collection of stories by LGBTQ writers over 50 is to be savored. Kudos to co-editor Stephen Dolainski and McNease for giving us quality and variety. Every LGBTQ bookshelf should include this volume. I will look forward to Volume II.
    Christopher Gaynor

  2. Linda
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    I love this sight, it provides me with so much insight, stories, news, and at the same time, I too one day will write my own stories to share. I don’t have to worry about being sexy, a certain height, income, or job criteria. Just me, doing what I love best…sharing stories, and reading stories of life, love, politics, rights, family, and most of all, issues of growing older each and every day…

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