Gayrabian Nights

Gayrabian Nights is a twist on the well known classic, 1001 Arabian Nights, in which Scheherazade, under the threat of death if she ceases to captivate King Shahryar s attention, enchants him through a series of mysterious, adventurous, and romantic tales In this variation, a male escort, invited to the hotel room of a closeted gay, homophobic Mormon Republican senator,Gayrabian Nights is a twist on the well known classic, 1001 Arabian Nights, in which Scheherazade, under the threat of death if she ceases to captivate King Shahryar s attention, enchants him through a series of mysterious, adventurous, and romantic tales In this variation, a male escort, invited to the hotel room of a closeted gay, homophobic Mormon Republican senator, learns that the man is poised to vote on a piece of anti gay legislation the following morning To prevent him from sleeping, so that the exhausted senator will miss casting his vote on the Senate floor, the escort entertains him with stories of homophobia, celibacy, mixed orientation marriages, reparative therapy, coming out, first love, gay marriage, and long term successful gay relationships The escort crafts the stories to give the senator a crash course in gay culture and sensibilities, hoping to bring the man closer to accepting his own sexual orientation.
Gayrabian Nights Gayrabian Nights is a twist on the well known classic Arabian Nights in which Scheherazade under the threat of death if she ceases to captivate King Shahryar s attention enchants him through

  • Title: Gayrabian Nights
  • Author: Johnny Townsend
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Gayrabian Nights”

    1. I liked the way the stories were framed which is where the title comes from - very clever, and worked well. Interesting insight into being gay in the Mormon community. Characters were well drawn especially given the short story format.

    2. Gayrabian Nights by Johnny Townsend: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwid 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)

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