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Edgar Gomez is currently completing his MFA at the University of California, Riverside, where he is working on his first book High-Risk Homosexual.

He is a recipient of the Marcia McQuern Award in Nonfiction, a coveted third-year fellowship at UCR, and can hold his breath for 43 minutes.

High-Risk Homosexual is a memoir about growing up as a gay Latinx man in a culture of machismo. Tracking his journey from shame to pride, each chapter follows his life in queer spaces, from a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, to Pulse Nightclub, San Francisco, Craigslist, and beyond.

"Gomez explores survivor’s guilt as well as his belief in the strength of the queer community to rally from this tragedy. He balances hope and humor with the realities of hate, erasure, and violence.” - NewPages.com 

"Waltzes effortlessly between first person memoir and queer theory." - OutInPrint.com

"Essential." - Digg.com