Tag Archives: Queer

Reclaiming our buried gays in YA: Timekeeper & More Happy Than Not

In the past few months I have read two YA novels with vastly different takes on how they treat their gay male protagonists. Adam Silvera’s More Happy Than Not and Tara Sim’s Timekeeper. More Happy is a sci-fi lite novel … Continue reading

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The well-written YA protagonist and Tim Federle’s The Great American Whatever

A month or two ago I read Tim Federle’s gay YA dramedy/coming-of-age/grief novel The Great American Whatever. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, having been disillusioned by many queer YA novels as of late. It didn’t start … Continue reading

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The “Bury Your Gays” Trope and Me

Lately I’ve been wondering about my novella It Helps with the Blues, whether or not it might bear significance to anyone aside from me and a few people close to me. It is young adult literature geared toward a queer audience, … Continue reading

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On Not Being Gay

From about the time I was fourteen till just a couple years ago, my sexual identity was strictly delineated as “gay”. I now say that term can go fuck itself and the whole concept of binaries along with it. I … Continue reading

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