Equality in Print: The Rise of LGBTQ Book Publishers
"The Gay Bishop and Other Stories" is a book by Jeffrey Round, a Canadian author and playwright. This book is a collection of short stories that explore the lives and experiences of gay men, and were published in 2002. The title story, "The Gay Bishop" is a fictionalized account of the real-life controversy surrounding the appointment of Gene Robinson, an openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States.
The book features a diverse range of characters, from a young boy coming to terms with his sexuality to a middle-aged man reflecting on a lost love. The stories cover a wide range of themes and emotions, including love, loss, acceptance, and identity. They explore the complexities and joys of gay relationships, both romantic and platonic.
Round's writing is praised for its sensitivity and insight, as well as its ability to convey the emotions and struggles of his characters. The book is considered a poignant and powerful collection of stories that provide a window into the lives of gay men during the early 2000s. The book provides a glimpse of the social and cultural context of the time, with the stories often dealing with the difficulties and challenges that gay men faced in their daily lives and relationships.
The book is aimed at a general audience, and is recommended for readers who are interested in LGBTQ literature, short stories and fiction that explores the complexities of human relationships and emotions.