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  1. WL's Mainstream Gay Book Reviews

    By W_L, in Non-Fiction. 07/06/2021 (Updated: 11/29/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • review
    • faq
    • journal

    Just a collection of mainstream Gay books reviews, mostly Romance novels with a few Mystery, Fantasy, and an occasional Science Fiction story

    • 54 Chapters
    • 76,839 Words
    • 11,496 Views
    • 111 Comments
    • Everyone
    • In Process
  2. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Poetry

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 08/17/2021 (Updated: 11/28/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of verse by other people to show we've always dared to speak our love's name.

    • 35 Chapters
    • 13,565 Words
    • 4,432 Views
    • 106 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  3. The Great Mirror of Same-Sex Love - Prose

    By AC Benus, in Fiction. 08/04/2021 (Updated: 11/26/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Historical Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    A collection of prose pieces by others exploring the love that has always dared to speak its name.

    • 34 Chapters
    • 59,989 Words
    • 5,492 Views
    • 84 Comments
    • Mature
    • In Process
  4. Translation Trashbin 7. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 10/20/2017 (Updated: 10/02/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference, Mixed Forms, Translation, Historical Literary
    • gay
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love
    • depression

    A receptacle for my attempts at translating other poets’ work.

    • 29 Chapters
    • 12,339 Words
    • 25,089 Views
    • 264 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  5. Mainstream Book Review: The End of October by Lawrence Wright

    By W_L, in Non-Fiction. 08/29/2021 (Updated: 08/29/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • medical
    • review

    I don't know if people will like me reviewing mainstream fiction books. However, I do feel like trying out my hand at reviewing a popular Medical Global-thriller from 2020 from a Pulitzer Prize winning author. If folks don't like it, I'll just focus on gay fiction only. The End of October is a dark mirror into the current COVID Pandemic, it didn't get everything right, but it is quite scary.

    • 1 Chapters
    • 2,157 Words
    • 469 Views
    • 1 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  6. Lorca's "Ode to Walt Whitman"

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/25/2021 (Updated: 06/25/2021)

    Genres: Fantasy, Poetry, Comedy, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, General Fantasy, Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse, Epic Poetry, Translation, Coming of Age, Tall Tale, Alternate, Contemporary Literary
    • north america
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
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    A great panoply of Pride, Federico García Lorca's Oda a Walt Whitman has never been properly translated into English. Here for the first time is the work in the spirit in which this tremendous Gay artist created it – a reclaiming of turf; a pronouncement that we have always been here, and are not going away; a celebration of our diversity. Coming from a man who was to be killed for his orientation 9 years after this poem's publication, nothing could be more impactful for the LGBT+ Community today.
    This poem celebrates Us through the auspices of not one great Gay poet, but two!
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    • 2 Chapters
    • 1,687 Words
    • 440 Views
    • 4 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  7. The World of Pern 5. Ninth Pass Pern

    By Mawgrim, in Dragonriders of Pern. 10/07/2020 (Updated: 06/24/2021)

    Genres: Non-Fiction
    Sub-genres: Reference
    • alternate earth
    • faq

    You may already be familiar with the world of Pern, as created by Anne McCaffrey, but if you need a quick refresher, here it is.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 8,434 Words
    • 4,832 Views
    • 9 Comments
    • Everyone
    • Complete
  8. Lorca’s "Love from the Darkness Sonnets"

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 06/05/2021 (Updated: 06/18/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Reference, Sonnet, Translation, Letter, Contemporary Literary
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    written for Juan Ramírez de Lucas

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    • 6 Chapters
    • 3,066 Words
    • 1,079 Views
    • 14 Comments
    • Teen
    • In Process
  9. WHITE-JACKET – A Man at War – A Filmscript 6. The Secret Melville

    By AC Benus, in Screenplays. 07/25/2014 (Updated: 04/13/2021)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, Non-Fiction, General Fiction, Horror, Thriller/Suspense, Historical, Literary Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama, Reference, Action Fiction, Nautical , Industrial Revolution, Historical Literary, Psychological, Psychological Thriller
    • gay
    • death-defying
    • military
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • death

    1845. In the spring Redburn leaves Peru for New York on a warship. He has nothing, and feels like a failure. Worst of all is the loss he leaves behind him in the Pacific – his husband is dead, and Toby is lost and presumably long buried. What awaits him in the fall when he arrives back 'home,' to a place he has not been for four years? There he must consider what his brother wants for him, against how Redburn might honor the noblest sacrifices of the men who love him have made.

    • 7 Chapters
    • 37,580 Words
    • 5,918 Views
    • 12 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  10. One Hundred and Fifty-Five Sonnets 5. Verse

    By AC Benus, in Poetry. 01/13/2016 (Updated: 02/12/2021)

    Genres: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: General Romance, Reference, Creative Non-Fic, Free-Verse
    • gay
    • music
    • philosophy
    • psychology
    • religion
    • love

    for Tony

    • 78 Chapters
    • 18,707 Words
    • 54,746 Views
    • 515 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
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