A Great Gay Book

Stories of Growth, Belonging & Other Queer Possibilities


A gorgeously designed collection of essays, short fiction, poetry, interviews, profiles, art, and photography from the archives of the groundbreaking queer magazine Hello Mr., as well as new material from today’s biggest LGBTQ+ creatives

This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2024.

ISBN: 9781419766787 Category:

Ryan Fitzgibbon


Hello Mr. was founded by Ryan Fitzgibbon in 2012-over its ten-issue lifespan, the beloved and groundbreaking indie magazine became the first home for some of the most prestigious queer voices of a generation.
In A Great Gay Book, Fitzgibbon has curated the most evergreen written and visual content from the magazine’s archives, as well as entries from a new class of contributors, marrying some of today’s most celebrated and emerging queer writers and artists. This is an invitation to a camp class reunion where wisdom and creativity is lovingly passed on to a generation of LGBTQ+ leaders on the rise. The book features a mix of gorgeous, full-color illustrations alongside Q&As, profiles, short fiction, poems, essays, and comics-what unifies these myriad entries is their exploration of growth, belonging, and other queer possibilities.
Notable artists and writers featured in the book include Jeremy Atherton Lin, Lady Bunny, Alexander Chee, Garth Greenwell, Saeed Jones, Chani Nicholas, Tommy Pico, Ocean Vuong, Bryan Washington, John Waters, Kehinde Wiley, J Wortham, Hanya Yanagihara, and many more. A Great Gay Book is a triumphant celebration of the diversity of queer experience, showcased across several mediums in a beautifully designed package.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 23 May 2024
Number of pages 400
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5 x 24.1 cm
Weight 300 g


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Ryan Fitzgibbon is an artist and publisher. After beginning as a communication designer at IDEO in San Francisco, California, he founded Hello Mr. in 2012. Fitzgibbon self-published the magazine from Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in January of 2020. Shortly after arriving, he was diagnosed with HIV at the height of the pandemic. These events inspired his creation of In Our Blood, a platform to detect, exercise, and replenish your inner activist. In addition to organizing to protect LGBTQ+ rights and expanding HIV/AIDS care and prevention in Oklahoma, his work includes supporting the Black Wall Street Times through the production of multiple print publications, and the opening of their newsroom and storefront in Greenwood. Fitzgibbon is a 2021-2023 awardee of the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.