Kergan Edwards-Stout

Kergan Edwards-Stout is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and author, whose debut novel Songs for the New Depression is a shortlisted in the 2011 Indie Lit Awards. In addition to LGBTQ Nation, he has also contributed to the Huffington Post and the Bilerico Project, blogs regularly at, and is honored to have been named be one of HRC’s 2011 Fathers of the Year.

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AIDS at 32: For whom the bell tolls – 32 notables share their stories

Having lost friends, co-workers, and a lover, Shane Sawick, to AIDS, I am all too acutely aware of the personal impact the disease has had on my life.  Coming of age during the height of the epidemic, my experiences in ...

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A conversation with Brian Centrone, author of ‘An Ordinary Boy’

Cherise Gordon, Design by luke kurtisBrian Centrone
I had the pleasure of first meeting Brian Centrone last year at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York. We’d become virtual friends via Twitter, connecting through a group of writers who support each other’s work. Friendly and ...

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Memories and Memorials — for the countless many, lost far too young

For me, Memorial Day is about honoring not only those who died fighting for our freedom, but also those closer, lost to far different battles, particularly AIDS. ... And so, this Memorial Day, I’ll pause and honor the many of ...

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How I survived a plague

Kergan (right) and family.
I survived a plague. It once seemed unfathomable I’d ever write such words, let alone experience just such a cataclysmic event. Growing up in a bland but largely protected Southern California suburb in the 60s and 70s, I had no ...

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Move over, ‘Dear Abby.’ ‘Ask Dr. Darcy’ is straight talk for the gay community

Have you ever had a question on which you needed straight-shooting, professional advice? Dr. Darcy Sterling, a licensed clinical social worker based in the SoHo section of New York City, dishes up just that on a regular basis through ...

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Groundbreaking gay mystery series finally comes to e-book

As the revolutionary Henry Rios series finally comes to e-book, Michael Nava took time to share more with me about the development of the character, his thoughts on bringing an end to the Rios series, and his forthcoming novel, The ...

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‘Miss Broadway Dork’ revealed as swan

Alex Heinen
Musical theater lovers, rejoice! Show business has a new star, and you won’t have to fork over a month’s rent paying Broadway-style ticket prices to see her. Not only can you watch her from the comfort of your very ...

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Legendary author Patricia Nell Warren: Ever the Front Runner

Patricia Nell Warren
I recall it as if it were yesterday: stepping inside the sprawling bookstore, which smelled faintly of dust; walking past the periodicals, where gay porn titles peeked at me ever-so-discretely from the uppermost row; crossing to the back of the ...

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To the reader who saved my life…

Kergan Edwards-Stout
Dear Bob, As we enter this new year, full of promise and possibility, I realized that I could not in all fairness properly close out the old without first repaying a major debt. One that I owe to you, ...

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Out Indie artist Matt Gold learns he must ‘drown’ before he can ‘swim’

In the not-so-distant past, gay musicians hid in the closet or played coy about their sexuality, but today’s artists are an entirely different breed. For up and coming singer-songwriter Matt Gold, being gay may be a given, but is ...

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