• Michael’s Journey


    Michael Ash is a 60-year-old homeless gay man living in a transitional shelter in Los Angeles County. The circumstances that brought Michael to this point started a few years ago when his partner of 25 years, Ron, died. Ron and Michael were not married; as a result, Michael did not enjoy any of the usual […]

  • Questions for…Jim Koury

    Diversity Rules logo

    Jim Koury is the Editor/Publisher of Diversity Rules Magazine, an alternative-focus publication primarily dealing with the gay community’s concerns and issues, along with issues of diversity generally. He is an activist who is not afraid to ruffle some feathers. His main objective is to get people to think and think for themselves. He espouses Aristotle’s […]

  • Featured Writer: Joan Opyr

    shaken and stirred

    Shaken and Stirred by Joan Opyr. Joan Opyr brings a wry insight to the absurdities and attachments that glue families together. Her first novel, Idaho Code, was a finalist for a Lamda Literary Award and won a Golden Crown Literacy Award. She lives in Idaho. Shaken and Stirred is her third novel. (Poppy Koslowski is […]

  • “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?

    Miss richfield

    Atlantic City’s Drag Ambassador. Press of Atlantic City.com reports that Miss Richfield 1981, aka Russ King, has been hired by the Atlantic City Alliance as the New Jersey resort’s ambassador to the LGBT community. The gambling and beach resort, fallen on hard times of late, is within a 90-minute drive of New York City and […]


  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

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