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Gay L. A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Lillian Faderman, Stuart Timmons
The Burning Plain
Michael Nava
The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture
John D'Emilio
Man's World
Rupert Smith
Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities
John D'Emilio
Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University
John D'Emilio
Flesh and the Word: 2an Anthology
John Preston, Leigh Rutledge, Aaron Travis, Pat Califia
Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America
Michael Nava, Robert Dawidoff

More Than Friends: A Gay For You Erotic Short

More Than Friends - Aria Grace GFY can be good stories but they need to have a story behind the premise. Even ‘insta-gay’. Somewhere between the overused passive verbs, verb tense disagreements and lack of adverbial variety (I think the word 'really' is used ~30 times) and then no actual build up between the MC's, this novella just did not do it for me.

Ryan goes from thinking about Zach in the shower (and he's not thinking 'maybe', just thinks of him while jacking off) to flirting with him with no internal debate. There's no thought beyond "I'm not gay. I really like hanging out with you." Then a few beers and they're kissing. Okay maybe, but subsequently: "He was fully invested at that point and wanted to try it all." Even if Ryan were deep in the closet or hetero-flexible, I think he gives the idea either more time or more enthusiasm.

The one plot move I liked was Marty.