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“Saint Louis, 1990” by Jewelle Gomez from Night Shadows: Queer Horror (Bold Strokes Books 2012). Edited by Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann. “Gilda was more than alive.” What a great opening line. Who in their right mind could look away after that? What a way to...

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“Storyville 1910” by Jewelle Gomez from Saints & Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (Queer Mojo). We’re taking a small detour because the next story up in Night Shadows and this one are both part of The Gilda Stories. I skipped reviewing this story in...

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“Stained Glass” by Karis Walsh from Saints and Sinners 2013: New Fiction from the Festival (Bold Strokes Books). Full disclosure: I have a story in this anthology. The method the author uses to tell this story is fascinating. She alternates between the point of view...

A familiar question.

I’m watching Frontline, about a 13 year old girl in Pakistan who accuses four men of gang-raping her. The local leaders expected her family to kill her, but instead they fled their home, left everything behind, and are supporting her claim and seeking justice...