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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 a collection of autobiographical stories about queer spaces and identity. Set everywhere from a drag queen convention in Los Angeles, to a cockfighting ring in Nicaragua, and Pulse Nightclub, each story examines how the people and places that surround us shape who we are.

"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