Photographer Magnus Hastings and RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Alaska discuss “Rainbow Revolution”

Rainbow Revolution is a collection of vibrant portraits that celebrate the expanding spectrum of queer identity and visibility. Starting with an empty white box, renowned photographer Magnus Hastings invites members of the LGBTQIA+ community to creatively envision the space. Funny, political, personal, racy, magical, and matter-of-fact—each individual presents themselves as they would like to be seen.

Shani Mootoo, in conversation with Julie Enszer, discusses “Polar Vortex”

Polar Vortex is a seductive and tension-filled novel about Priya and Alex, a lesbian couple who left the big city to relocate to a bucolic countryside community. It seemed like a good way to leave their past behind and cement their newish, later-in-life relationship. But there’s leaving the past behind–and then there’s running away from awkward histories.