Edgar Gomez is working on his first essay collection, High-Risk Homosexual.

His writing has most recently been published and anthologized in Longreads, Joyland, The Rumpus, The LA Review of Books, The James Franco Review, Best Gay Stories, and is forthcoming in Pigeon Pages and Ploughshares. He is currently completing his MFA at the University of California, Riverside. During his time there, he received the Marcia McQuern Award in Nonfiction and a coveted third-year writing fellowship. He likes Pepsi.

High-Risk Homosexual is a collection of autobiographical stories about the dangerous places queer people inhabit and what they make of us. Set everywhere from a gun range in Los Angeles, to a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, and Pulse Nightclub, each story examines the intimate link between where we are, who we are, and what people think about us.

"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