Big Gay Fiction Fest: Pride Month 2020 Episodes
These 21 episodes were released during Pride Month 2020, and essentially became the first Big Gay Fiction Fest. You can learn more about our 2020 Pride Month Virtual Literary Festival here.
Authors and wives BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot join us. Julia reads from Catching Heir and then BA reads from Cowboy’s Law. Both share moving stories about what Pride means to them.
Audiobook narrator Joel Leslie shares the work he did as one-half of the narrating team on Bill Konigsberg’s The Music of What Happens (which he did under the name Joel Froomkin). We also hear about what Pride means to him.
Author Rick R. Reed joins us to read from Blue Umbrella Sky, a book that was a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in the gay romance category. He also shares what Pride means to him.
Blogger and podcaster Sarah Wendell, along with a very special guest, share some Pride month reading recommendations. We also hear about what Pride means to these two.
The guys talk about TV and movies they’ve been watching, including Prideland from PBS Voices, Mélange from Logo and the Netflix film The Half of It. Jeff reviews the new graphic novel from DC Comics, You Brought Me The Ocean, by author Alex Sanchez and illustrator Jul’ Maroh.
Alex and Jul’ join Jeff to talk about their collaboration on You Brought Me the Ocean, including how they came to the project and what they hope readers take away from this reboot of Aqualad’s origin story. Alex and Jul’ also talk about the anniversaries of their trailblazing works: Jul’s Blue Is the Warmest Color, celebrating 10 years in 2020, and Alex’s Rainbow Boys, celebrating 20 years in 2021.
Author Adriana Herrera discusses her upcoming book, Finding Joy, and reads an excerpt from it. She also shares what Pride means to her.