Hostage: A Short Story

A young black gay man is fed up with being called a sissy, having HIV/AIDS and rap music. To exact revenge, he holds his two older brothers hostage in their childhood bedroom and puts them on trial (at gunpoint) for their homophobia, AIDS-phobia, and for liking rap music. A short story originally published in the 1991 Alyson Publications anthology, "Certain Voices." More
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About Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd’s four novels have been nominated for five Lambda Literary Awards. His writings cover a diverse range of subjects, including sports, politics, race, the gay community, HIV/AIDS, his dog, President Obama, and Trikke carving vehicles, much of it on his blog, Randy Boyd's Blocks.

His fiction has appeared in Blackfire magazine, as well as the following anthologies: Certain Voices (Alyson Books); Flesh and the Word 2 (Plume); Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS (Other Countries); Flashpoint: Gay Male Sexual Writing (Masquerade Books), MA-KA: Diasporic Juks (Sister Vision); and Freedom in this Village: Black Gay Men's Writing 1969 to the Present (Carroll & Graf).

His nonfiction has been featured in the Indiana Word, Frontiers Magazine, Au Courant, The Washington Blade, The James White Review, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The Lambda Book Report, and the anthology Friends and Lovers: Gay Men Write About the Families They Create (Dutton).

Randy has also been a contributor to and the publications of the Black AIDS Institute.

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