Cover Photo: A view from a Los Angeles street, down rows of palm trees, with the Hollywood sign in the distance
Photograph by Steven Pahel/Unsplash

Learning to Hate Yourself in Los Angeles

They told me, “Gay people are all in WeHo. There are no gay people in Inglewood.” To be gay was not only to be Other, but to be white.


Boys Don’t Cry

K. Joffré is a gay Guatemalan-American writer happily married in New York. He has non-fiction published in Slate and fiction published in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Spectacle, Cosmonauts Avenue, PANK, Taco Bell Quarterly, and elsewhere. He hosts a podcast called "Writing Is Annoying" and is currently on the hunt for an agent. You can find him on twitter @kjoffre_ and at