Aiden Thomas' CEMETERY BOYS, validation, and confronting the unhealthy desire to prove one's gender identity, a review.
How naming something or saying something out loud is a powerful thing, and how that power can be used to create a found family in Ziggy Schutz' "twice-spent comet" from the anthology BEHIND THE SUN, ABOVE THE MOON, a review.
The difficulties of messy relationships, and how FINNA by Nino Cipri shows how to move forward after they end, a review.
LGBTQIA+ use of traditionally-gendered handicrafts as a way to mitigate isolation and lack of place in Matthias Klein's "The Art of Quilting" in TRANSCENDENT 4 edited by Bogi Takács, a review.
The resonant comedy of Nino Cipri's "Ad Astra Per Aspera" in TRANSCENDENT 4 edited by Bogi Takács, a review.
The problem with binaries in Chelsey Furedi's ROCK AND RIOT, a review.
Parallels between magic and transness in Brooklyn Ray's DARKLING, a review.
Nuanced approaches to Good and Evil in Akwaeke Emezi's PET, a review.
Toxic masculinity and the conflict between boyhood and manhood in Austin Chant's PETER DARLING, a review.
Red flags and green-lights in Mason Deaver's I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST, a review.