“Half In: A Coming-of-Age Memoir of Forbidden Love” by Felice Cohen

“Half In” introduces readers to another side of author, Felice Cohen. Already known for her book, “What Papa Told Me” about her grandfather surviving the Holocaust, this is a more intimate side of Felice and the story of her romantic life. Many people struggle to figure out who they are and who they want to be with-whether straight, gay, bi, etc. Felice is no different. What makes her different is the internal struggle that she dealt with in who she is and who she wanted to be with. … More “Half In: A Coming-of-Age Memoir of Forbidden Love” by Felice Cohen

“Like Sapphire Blue” by Marisa Billions

In “Like Sapphire Blue,” readers get to feel like they’re sitting in a cinema watching the path of the main character, Emma Landry, play out before their eyes. At first sight, we spot a ritzy dining room with an elegant meal laid out on a stunning table. We see the crown moldings decorating the wealthy dining area, and two women sitting in complete silence. It’s an awkward stillness; it is a scene showing the irreparable damage existing between a married couple, once madly in love, now trying to just get through a meal. … More “Like Sapphire Blue” by Marisa Billions

“Still on Fire: Field Notes from a Queer Mystic” by Jan Phillips

“Still on Fire: Field Notes from a Queer Mystic,” Jan Phillips, is a powerful and moving account of how one woman came to terms with her sexuality. The Catholic church rejected her at age 18 because she was a lesbian, and this set her on a course to define and accept who she was. … More “Still on Fire: Field Notes from a Queer Mystic” by Jan Phillips

“Tortillera: Poems” by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

This compelling collection of poems focuses on what it’s like to be a Cuban lesbian. When it comes to the word “tortillera,” it means lesbian, but as the poet explains in her works, this word is a loaded gun…a verbal assault. However, it doesn’t mean that the poet takes it to heart. She wears the label proudly, in fact, like a badge of honor. … More “Tortillera: Poems” by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

“Resignation” by David Colin

“Resignation” by David Colin is a dark psychological drama about a slow descent by a human being—from hope and optimism to despair and disillusionment. It follows an idealistic college grad ready to launch himself into a career in human services. But he discovers there is much more to the job than he bargained for. He wrestles against politics, society, and the way things in life just are when it comes to morals and beliefs. But he finds solace in a mysterious mentor who offers the dreamer a respite of sorts. … More “Resignation” by David Colin

“Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Love” by David A.J. Richards

This is a powerful, moving memoir that shines a light on the history of patriarchy and its impact on gay men, boys, women, and girls. Although the focus of this memoir is a personal story of a gay law professor, it’s also an education on how a male-dominated society has affected principal and influential forces in our world, from culture to literature, art, family relations, psychology, and much more. Besides being a compelling life story, it stands as a support system and resource for gay rights and feminism.  … More “Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Love” by David A.J. Richards

“Who Killed Coriolanus?” by Ron Fritsch

Having grown up in a Greek orphanage after the Trojan War, Timon and his companion Lukas are living a good life in Sparta. Timon’s mysterious past has been revealed, and he now knows his full identity. Life with Lukas is peaceful, until one day when Marco, the son of the Commander of the Royal Army and Navy, shows up at his home. … More “Who Killed Coriolanus?” by Ron Fritsch

“Promised Valley Conspiracy” by Ron Fritsch

In this saga, agriculture is new and the farmers have settled in a fertile valley. The hunters in the barren hills believe that the gods want them to have the fertile land in the valley as well. This has ignited a war between the people of the hills and the people of the valley. It also causes problems with the hill people among themselves. Many of them try to escape to the valley to avoid starvation. … More “Promised Valley Conspiracy” by Ron Fritsch

“Promised Valley War” by Ron Fritsch

It is the story’s prehistoric setting that provides the basis for the intellectual question which binds the Promised Valley books together: “Could civilization and history, with their countless heaven-sanctioned wars and genocides, have begun differently?” With that as his touchstone, Fritsch thoughtfully and compassionately offers answers through the story and its characters. “Promised Valley War” and the ironic relationship of its two central characters, one a farmer, one a hunter, are charged with Fritsch’s passion and exuberance for  literary, historical and LGBTQ fiction. … More “Promised Valley War” by Ron Fritsch