A Week in the Life of an LGBT Writer


Lambda Literary feature “The Banal and the Profane” returns with a post by Leon Baham.

Each installment involves an LGBT writer chronicling a week of life day by day, and Baham also organizes things alphabetically; his topics range from “Adult Relationship” to “Sleepyhead” (who needs those letters after S anyway?). A preview:

“Joe and I both had a parent die from disease when we were young and so we joke about death often. Our jokes might be tasteless to others but to us they taste of each other, a taste we recognize as home with the dog, the bed, the Danish Modern furniture.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →