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A Conversation with Leah Lax, Author of Uncovered

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Leah Lax's extraordinary new memoir is Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home. Lax, who is a lesbian, presents a rare and intimate account of a woman's life among the insular Hasidim, the Jewish ultra-orthodox, where she had an arranged marriage and raised many children.

What Stories We Tell. Why They Matter.

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Current readers should be aware of what stories are being told and packaged by New York publishing houses and engage in healthy skepticism. Looking beyond the glossies, readers can find gems like Vernita Gray.

OutWrite DC: Creating New LGBTQ Literary Cultures

Julie R. Enszer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Julie R. Enszer

Over the past twenty years, changes in the publishing and book selling industries eroded this ecosystem of queer literary culture.

LOOK: 20 Queer Books To Read At The Beach (Or Anywhere Else...)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you're headed to the beach anytime soon for a bit of a break from your everyday life, then why not also escape into someone else's life by grabbing...

Voice To Voice: Ellen Hart And Val McDermid Discuss Lesbian Literature

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This month we've invited several LGBT authors to participate in our first ever Voice to Voice conversation series. Throughout January we'll feature in...

The 6th Lesbian Literary Award

Ruth Gogoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruth Gogoll

The awards season is gearing up! The movie producers and the Directors Guild just announced their awards, and the Academy Awards are coming soon. Ther...

Remembering Naiad

Ruth Gogoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruth Gogoll

Naiad was the largest publishing house devoted to lesbian literature. It was more recently in the news when Barbara Grier, one of its wonderful founders, died the month before last, at age 78.

Why I Write Lesbian Literature

Ruth Gogoll | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ruth Gogoll

I thought, "If there are no entertaining, happy-ending stories with lesbians, I have to write them myself. I don't want to read another book about an unhappy lesbian life." I wanted to create a world for lesbians that was better than the real world.