Edgar Gomez

Edgar Gomez is a Florida-born writer with roots in Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. He holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside, and he received the 2018 Marcia McQuern award for nonfiction. His writing has been anthologized in Best Gay Stories and has appeared in POPSUGAR, Longreads, The Rumpus, Ploughshares, and elsewhere online and in print. His memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, is forthcoming in fall 2021 from Soft Skull Press. He lives in Queens, where he is saving up for good lotion.

Stories By Edgar Gomez

My Journey Into the Secret Subculture of Gays With Guns

With anti-LGBTQ hate crimes on the rise, groups like the Pink Pistols have seen membership soar. After an attack in my hometown, I understood their need to defend themselves.