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Alexander Cheves will appear in Netflix special Sex: Unzipped, hosted by Saweetie

The streaming service that brought you Sex Education, Sex/Life, and Sex, Explained has just announced Sex: Unzipped. The comedy special, hosted by Saweetie, will focus on “sex positivity” with sex experts, horny puppets of all “sex and sexualities that exist in real life,” and talking heads with special guests Dominique Jackson (she/her), Ian Karmel (he/him), Joel Kim Booster (he/him), Katherine Ryan (she/her), London Hughes (she/her), Mae Martin (they/them), Michelle Buteau (she/her), Nikki Glaser (she/her), Romesh Ranganathan (he/him), Sam Jay (she/her), and Trixie Mattel (she/her). Sex experts include Alexander Cheves (he/him/his), Emily Morse (she/her), Oloni (she/her), and Stella Anna Sonnenbaum (she/her). Netflix is backing up all the knowledge taught to the confused teens in Sex Education with primary sources. Learn the ropes from Saweetie and crew on October 26.

Unbound Edition Press Announces Fall 2021 Book Tour for Queer Authors, In Partnership with The Advocate and Out Magazine

September 8, 2021 

Unbound Edition Press today announced a 10-city fall book tour in support of its Queer authors and titles, supported nationwide by The Advocate and Out Magazine. The tour kicks off in Los Angeles on September 22, 2021 with exclusive interviews and discussions from the editors of The Advocate and Out Magazine. It concludes in New York City on November 5, 2021 at a special event hosted by the Nasty Pig brand. The tour will highlight new books by Alexander Cheves, Carlo Matos, and Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen.

My Love Is a Beast: Confessions by Alexander Cheves presents an emotionally rich coming-of-age memoir sharing the author’s journey of being a rural, Queer kid who finds his way through the fetish and kink world, and rises to national prominence as one of America’s leading sex writers. The book has been called “a rare memoir…a page turner…a must read,” (Diane Anderson-Minshall) and is predicted to “catapult to the top of Queer book offerings.” (Race Bannon)

We Prefer the Damned by Carlo Matos, the author’s 11th book, offers a collection of poems exploring bisexual identity, relationships, erasure, and denial — and how Matos’s Portuguese heritage informs his understanding of the bi/poly/pan experience. A former MMA fighter, Matos’s collection has been described as fueled by “unsparing love poems with a fierce fighter’s joy at their core.” (PaulA Neves)

Ecologia by Sophia Anfinn Tonnessen tracks the poet’s transition and is noteworthy for its experimental forms, long poems, and intentional repetitions. Her collection explores the intersections of gender, identity, and memory across time. The poems soar in songs of celebration and protest, within a form that can best be described as the trans-lyric. Bodies, texts, memories, flowers all transform throughout the work, which brings a mystery and wonder to the collection. Her work has been called “gorgeous and invigorating” and “an entirely original contribution to the mosaic of American poetry.” (Peter Campion)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance may be limited at some venues, per local ordinances. Events are subject to being modified as needed into virtual, digital readings and discussions to help protect human health. We believe in science, community responsibility, and following the advice of experts. Therefore, masks and proof of vaccination are required at all in-person events, without exception. Events are free but ticketed to ensure compliance with local attendance limits.

To reserve your free tickets, please click on the highlighted events below.

We ask for your kind understanding that planning a national book tour during a pandemic comes with some remarkable challenges. A larger local venue for Atlanta is being confirmed, and final details will be shared as soon as possible. Updates will be communicated directly through Eventbrite ticket information. All details are subject to change.

Unbound Edition Press 2021 Queer Book Tour, In Partnership with The Advocate and Out Magazine

Los Angeles | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 7 PM (Pacific)

Eagle LA (hosted by The Advocate and Out Magazine)

San Francisco | Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 7 PM (Pacific)

Center for Sex & Culture

San Francisco | Sunday, September 26, 2021 | All Day (Pacific)

Folsom Street Presents MEGAHOOD2021 Booth

Portland, OR | Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 7 PM (Pacific)

Q Center

Augusta, GA | Friday, October 8, 2021 | 11 AM (Eastern)

Metropolis Complex (for special weekend event pass-holders only)

Atlanta | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 7 PM (Eastern)

Larger event venue to be announced soon

Savannah, GA | Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 4 PM (Eastern)

First City Pride Center

Minneapolis, MN | Wednesday, October 20, 2021 | 7 PM (Central)

University of Minnesota

Chicago | Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 7 PM (Central)

The Martin (hosted by The Guild Complex Presents Exhibit B)

Ann Arbor, MI | Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 7 PM (Central)

Literati Bookstore (Virtual Event)

New York City | Friday, November 5, 2021 | 7 PM (Eastern)

Nasty Pig Headquarters (hosted by Nasty Pig)

Fist Fest will host kink writer and author Alexander Cheves for a reading and signing of his upcoming book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions 

September 5, 2021 

Unbound Edition Press, a new sponsor for OctoberFFest by Fist Fest,  publishes Alexander Cheves, one of America’s leading sex writers and a dedicated FF player. His book, My Love Is a Beast: Confessions, is an emotionally rich coming-of-age story sharing Alexander’s journey of being a rural, queer kid who finds his way into the fetish, kink, and fisting world. You may know him from his widely-read work in both The Advocate and Out Magazine, and through his Love, Beastly sex advice blog. Kink community leader Race Bannon predicts My Love Is a Beast: Confessions “will catapult to the top of queer book offerings.” Other reviewers have called it “a page turner...a must read.” Cheves will do a reading and book signing on Weekend 2 of OctoberFFest. 

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