Dwayne Ratleff grew up Black, poor and gay in 1960s Baltimore. As a youngster, his loving grandma taught him: “Don’t explain yourself, be yourself.” Long-time San Franciscan Ratleff has written an impressive, insightful, award-winning novel –...

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Breanna Sinclairé fled from a conservative, religious, sometimes abusive family in Baltimore and moved to the West Coast to study opera at the California Institute of Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She...

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