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Roxane Gay’s Comic Book, Dennis Cooper’s Blog, and Other LGBT News

Roxane Gay’s Comic Book, Dennis Cooper’s Blog, and Other LGBT News

Author: Parrish Turner

July 25, 2016

In other LGBT News…

Roxane Gay is now the first black woman to write a Marvel comic book. She is teaming up with Ta-Nehisi Coates to expand the Black Panther universe. She will focus on the story of two women from Black Panther’s security team falling in love.

Speaking of nerd culture, Pokemon Go has taken over the world, filling the streets with people staring at their phones. But have you heard of Pokemon Gay?

Last week, the Republicans held their national convention which was as “colorful” as many predicted. The GOP advocated for the use of ” gay conversion therapy”  in their national platform to which Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased, penned an essay for Time speaking out against the practice.

Next spring, the world will be treated to a musical based on the life of female impersonator Dorian Corey who was made famous in the documentary Paris is Burning.

While Paris presented Corey as a grand dame of the New York ball scene, with legendary one-liners and a lesson in “shade,” she’s perhaps just as (in)famous for the mummified body discovered in her closet after her death.

Though it was badly decomposed, investigators determined the corpse to be that of Robert Worley, and believed it had been dead for about 15 years.

“That part is really intriguing,” says Ritsch. “There is a whole bunch of theories trying to explain it. [Mailman] is exploring his fantasies about what really happened and why.”

As someone always on the hunt for recovered queer history, I love this excerpt from Queer Identity and Politics in Germany about the gay club scene before WW2.

Dennis Cooper recently woke to find his 14-year-old blog deleted from cyberspace. He spoke with Andrew Durbin about potential censorship and Google.


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About: Parrish Turner

Parrish Turner is a queer writer who hails from Georgia. He holds his MFA from The New School, with a focus in creative nonfiction. His work has been featured on The Rumpus and Gertrude Press. You can learn more at

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