Edgar Gomez is working on his first essay collection, High-Risk Homosexual.
His writing has most recently been published and anthologized in Longreads, The Rumpus, The LA Review of Books, The James Franco Review, and Best Gay Stories. In 2018, he received the Marcia McQuern Award in Nonfiction. He is currently completing his MFA at the University of California, Riverside.
High-Risk Homosexual is collection of autobiographical stories that center queer people learning to take up space. Set everywhere from a Gays with Guns meeting in Los Angeles, to a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, and Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, each story examines how who we are, where we are, and what people think about us are intricately linked.