It's a gay day at On Top Magazine
(it usually is) with the announcement that noted author Lee Lynch
will make her celebrated column about lesbian life and politics,
The Amazon Trail, available for the first time online at On
Lynch started her writing career in the
1960's at The Ladder, the only lesbian publication at the
time, and has gone on to write over 12 books. Her latest, Sweet
Creek, is a bittersweet love story that became a 2007 Golden
Crown Literary Society Award finalist.
But it is her monthly column The
Amazon Trail, which she has faithfully penned since 1986 and
turned into a book of the same name, that will grace our pageviews.
The publication of the column marks
Lynch's first foray online. When we asked her about this, she
answered: “More and more, the gay press is moving online. I want
The Amazon Trail to reach as many readers as possible. It's a
What's changed in writing a column
about gay life since the 60's, we wanted to know. Stonewall, Lynch
says, it brought the gay press to life. And then came outlets and
organization, she replies enthusiastically. “Now we even have
syndicates. These days, there is much more good news thanks to gay
activists and our press,” she says.
“I have a t-shirt from the 1993 gay
pride march on D.C. that reads: 'We're Here, We're Queer, We're on a
Deadline! That says it all.”
Lee Lynch's monthly column The
Amazon Trail will debut online at On Top Magazine
Wednesday, January 14.