About gay·F·fect

gay·F·fect is a free review of books, art, and culture focused on the gay male experience.

As gay book lovers, we know what it is like to live in a world we fear won’t accept us, both a straight world (because we are gay) and a gay world (because we aren’t the folk in Queer as Folk). We also know what it is like to read hundreds of books desperately searching for one that captures this experience—and the joy that comes in finding one that welcomes us into its world even when the real world doesn’t.

gay adj. 1. (of a person) Feeling romantic and/or sexual attraction towards members of the same sex or gender. 2. (of a thing) Intended for gay people, especially gay men.

effect n. 1. The result or outcome of a cause. 2. An impression left on the mind.

affect n. 1. (obsolete) A mood or inclination. 2. (obsolete) A desire or appetite.

And while our focus is the gay male experience, we stand with LGBTQ people of all nationalities, ethnicities, and creeds in the fight against discrimination and injustice of all kinds.

Welcome to our world.


Illustration: Two male mallards “kissing,” CC BY-SA 4.0 gay·F·fect; photograph CC BY-SA 4.0 Brocken Inaglory • Definitions adapted from Wiktionary: gay, effect, affect

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