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Posts Tagged: homophobia

No One Is Disposable: Talking with Emma Copley Eisenberg

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Emma Copley Eisenberg discusses THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL.

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You Have to Look For It: A Conversation with Cameron Dezen Hammon

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Cameron Dezen Hammon discusses her debut memoir, THIS IS MY BODY.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Cameron Awkward-Rich

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Cameron Awkward-Rich discusses his new collection, DISPATCH.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O’Neal

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Co-editors Chrissy Stroop and Lauren O’Neal discuss their new anthology, EMPTY THE PEWS.

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Diner Boys

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But then, full of longing to be someone other than I was, his work seemed perfect.

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Slouching Toward Vantage: A Conversation with Taneum Bambrick

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Taneum Bambrick discusses her debut poetry collection, VANTAGE.

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The Desire to Be: Talking with Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen

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Garrard Conley and Taylor Larsen discuss their recent work.

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Truth through Fiction: Talking with Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her second novel, PATSY.

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Not All of Us Are on Vacation: Talking with Jason Allen

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Jason Allen discusses his debut novel, THE EAST END.

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Transgressing Familiarity: Talking with Thomas Page McBee

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Thomas Page McBee discusses his new memoir, AMATEUR.

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A Part of Me

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Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

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Creating New Possibilities: Talking with Nato Green

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Comedian Nato Green discusses performing political standup, revolutionaries, and the way forward for tired capital-L Leftists.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #135: Patrick Nathan

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“I wanted to make these characters much more complex than the individual boxes we normally see.”

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Taking Back Control: A Conversation with Joseph Osmundson

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Joseph Osmundson discusses his memoir, Inside/Out, intimacy, trauma, and the sometimes violence of desire.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Babble in the Bubble

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To the extent that America—that great big word that makes us all so anxious—exists at all, it exists as a vast and noisy sheet of bubble wrap.

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The Ability to Pass Becomes Her Cage: Talking with SJ Sindu

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SJ Sindu discusses her new novel, Marriage of a Thousand Lies, queer readings of Hindu scriptures, and issues of privilege and power.

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Faith, Gods, and Gay Sex: A Conversation with Matthew Gallaway

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Matthew Gallaway discusses his second novel, #gods, moving from a big publishing house to an indie press, and why it was important to him to depict gay sex in writing.

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Your Patriotism Isn’t Love, It’s Blindness

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Love of country, some argue. With their boots firmly planted in my chest as I struggle to protest. No, that is not love, but blindness.

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Libraries Are the Real Punk Rock

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Maybe I was only in the eighth grade, but I was ready to stand up to anyone who tried to threaten the ideal of intellectual freedom.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Grace

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After the anger came a deep, resigned sadness, as if her cruise were canceled at the last minute. She’s stuck on the shore of her life, watching everyone she loves sail into the distance.

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Every Woman Is a Nation unto Herself: A Conversation with Sabina Murray

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Sabina Murray discusses the novel Valiant Gentleman, writing characters that are fundamentally different from herself, and confronting issues of colonization.

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Susan Sarandon, “Bernie Bro” Politics, and White Privilege

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As a longtime fan, it pains me to say it, but Sarandon is everything that’s wrong with mainstream, non-intersectional white feminism.

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Where You Put It on the Line: A Conversation with Mychal Denzel Smith

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Mychal Denzel Smith discusses his debut nonfiction book Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, how the activist space has changed in recent years, and who he is writing for.

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #24: Must I Be an Angry April Fool?

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When I attended professional acting school back in 1986 (the MFA program at UC Irvine, I proudly remark), I had a teacher ask me once, “Charles, are you able to feel any authentic emotion other than anger?” I paused for a bit and considered the question, before answering, truthfully, “No. I don’t suppose I can.” […]

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The Friends of Dorothy Have Something to Say to Kansas

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As we move backward in time, we must beware of yellow brick fallacies. Also: poppy fields, flying monkeys, and entrepreneurial wizards.

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