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“Cinema Love” by Aaron Chan from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté. Kaslo, called  Kaz, disdains movies made prior to the year 2000. His best friend Chris, a budding film student, drags him to screenings of the classics at a local movie...

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“The Bachelors” by Gregory L. Norris from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté. This story is set within the world of reality television. I’ve actually never seen more than a second or two of either The Bachelorette or The Bachelor while...

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“Hello, Young Lovers” by Simon Sheppard from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté. The actual next story in the anthology is “Cody Barton” by Martin Delacroix, but I already reviewed it, as number 365/18 for Best Gay Romance 2013 (Cleis...

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“Prom King” by Rob Rosen from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté. We’ve had a couple of books of LGBT fairy tales already, and this would’ve fit right into those, despite the fact that it’s contemporary and doesn’t contain magic. There is...

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“From a Journey” by Hakan Lindquist from Best Gay Romance 2012 (Cleis Press). Edited by Richard Labonté. Why is it I don’t run across this author’s name and works everywhere? This is amazing, beautiful writing. Oh, perhaps it’s because it had to be translated from...