It’sAQueerThang – September 2022

Our guests included Carlene Mendez of Westcare, Julio Mastro of the Fresno AIDS Walk, and Kathleen Arambula Reyna of the Fresno REEL Pride Film Festival. Chris and Kaylia also discuss Suicide Prevention and our regular feature: the Good News / Bad News.

Book Review: Small Angels

I would recommend it to anyone who wants a ghost story fairy tale about magical woods and literary levels of how society treats outsiders. It isn’t overly spooky, but the prose is beautiful, the magic was folkloreesque, the ending satisfying, and bonus… a lesbian couple!

Book Review: The Chosen And The Beautiful

If the description of “beautifully written queer retelling of a classic but feminist and from a reimagined and now nonwhite side character” piques your interest, I think you will definitely enjoy this book.

Book Review: Rainbow, Rainbow

Short story collections tend to be a mix of protagonists and situations that sometimes center around a theme. Such is the case of Rainbow, Rainbow by Lydia Conklin.  Her theme is broad “the lesser-known stories of the LGBTQIA experience” and she does a masterful job of telling these stories with gut-wrenching prose.

It’sAQueerThang – August 2022

Our guests were Joe Prado of the Fresno County Health Department, Krysten Cherkaski of the GSA Network (Here is the Devising Freedom direct link), Dr. Katherine Fobear of the Qistory project and Paul Hernandez and Jessica Graves from the Drag Brunch at the Fresno Breakfast House.

Book Review: Lessons In Chemistry

Book Of The Month recommended it to me with the tagline “This novel has the perfect molecular structure: a charming protagonist, humor, a lovable dog, and feminist bonafides.” And… yes. 1000% yes. 

It’sAQueerThang – July 2022

Our guests were Socorro Santillan (Planned Parenthood), Patricia Brown (local family attorney), and Lynda Wilkinson and Tiana Perez (Fresbians and SheBar). We also feature Pride Night at the Zoo interviews with Haley White (Fool’s Collaborative), Deacon Nancy Key, and Zack Powerhouse.

Book Review: We Were Liars

For the beach, for a plane, for something to read while sitting in the hammock sipping a diet coke… yes. This book isn’t going to change your life or be on any best-of lists. But it does exactly what a short summer read should do: tell a simple engaging story quickly and with very little fuss or muss