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Men’s Fiction

Light Before Day , by Christopher Rice – A magazine reporter becomes embroiled in a Hollywood murder mystery in Rice’s third thriller.

Scrub Match , by Bill Eisele – Two men find love in this tale of bi-racial dating and basketball.

One Night Stand , by Ben Tyler – A sunny spin on the rent-boy business fills this sex-filled rags to riches tale.

In Search of Pretty Young Black Men , by Stanley Bennett Clay – A wickedly funny look at love, sex and desire among Southern California ’s black elite.

The Book of Joe , by Jonathan Tropper – A novelist returns to his hometown, fifteen years after savaging everything about it in print.


Women’s Fiction

Dawn of Change , by Gerri Hill – Susan unexpectedly finds a friend near her family’s secluded cabin. Will she forsake her family for this chance at love?

The Kookaburra Gambit: A Kylie Kendall Mystery, by Claire McNab – Someone is smuggling opals to the U.S. inside Australian plush toys. Kylie battles televangelists and A-list celebs to find out who.

The Sacred Shore , by Jennifer Fulton – Three love stories converge in Book III of the Moon Island Series.

Distant Shores , Silent Thunder, by Radclyffe – Reunited lovers test the boundaries of love, friendship and the ties that transcend time after a near-fatal tragedy.

Abby’s Passion, by Jackie Calhoun – Passion, romance and mental health converge in this tale from Calhoun.



Ellen: The Real Story, by Kathleen Tracy – This biography traces the life of Ellen from childhood in Louisiana through her new relationship with Portia de Rossi.

Dyke Drama: Your Guide to Getting Out Alive , by Leslie Lange – Charts the evolution as it passes from dating down through breakups.

Name All the Animals, by Alison Smith – The memoir of a family clinging to the memory of a lost child, and of a young woman struggling to define herself.

Queer Facts: The Greatest Gay & Lesbian Trivia Book Ever…, by Michelle Baker & Stephen Tropiano – Film buffs already know what the Hays Code was. The rest of us have to look on page 114.

Tweakers: How Crystal Meth is Ravaging Gay America , by Frank Sanello – Fact: Crystal-meth abuse is reaching epidemic levels among gay men, with 1/3 of new HIV cases caused by the decreased mental capacity caused by the drug.



Queer As Folk: The Complete Fourth Season – Follows the continuing drama of a group of gay friends and lovers in Pittsburgh .

Sordid Lives – Olivia Newton-John and Delta Burke headline this twisted, white-trash hit movie.

The L Word: The Complete First Season – This humor-laced dramatic series explores the lives of a group of lesbians, their friends, family and neighbors.

Testosterone – This dark film noir comedy finds Dean obsessed with finding his hot lover, Pablo, who went out for cigarettes and never came back.

Gone But Not Forgotten – After a hiking accident, two men – one with amnesia – fall in love and soon discover the truth about the accident.

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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