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This Amazing Children's Book Asks Kids To Question What Is 'Normal'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.26.2016 | Queer Voices

An important new children's book is on the market that encourages kids to question and consider the idea of "normal." Normal Norman, by author Tara La...

This Kid's Book Features A Prince Who Transforms Into A Princess

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A powerful new children's book tells the story of a prince who transforms herself into a princess, coming to live as her authentic self on her 16th bi...

'Heather Has Two Mommies' Author Recalls Having Her Book Defecated On

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As we reflect on milestones made within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during October's LGBT history month, HuffPost Live...

'Sphinx' Is An Erotic Novel Without Genders

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

In Margaret Atwood’s classic, cheeky short story “Happy Endings” she takes a swift jab at the tropes we rely on when we tell stories -- love sto...

This Kid's Book Has A Brilliantly Unexpected Way To Change Minds About Same-Sex Parents

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Rumplepimple is an adorable new book that brings elements of same-sex relationships into the lives of children -- but in a much more subtle way than y...

This Author Just Released Your Soon-To-Be New Favorite Queer Young Adult Paranormal Novel

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Dark Rites is the latest installment in the five-part "Immortal Testimonies" book series by author Jeremy Jordan King. The Huffington Post previous...

20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"It's in literature that true life can be found," Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian was once quoted as saying. The Chinese novelist and play...

For A Writer, Being Banned Means You've Done Something Right

Felice Picano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Felice Picano

The envelope was from Her Majesty's Inland Revenue and Customs Service, located at a dock outside London, England, addressed to the publisher of Gay P...

Why Gay Characters Matter

Kristin Pekoll | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Kristin Pekoll

Every day more and more authors and publishers are providing books for students who feel like the minority. Teens by definition are discovering who they are. And I consider myself a successful librarian if they are turning to books to figure themselves out.

School District Scraps Summer Reading List After Gay Book Furor

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Delaware school district has scrapped its entire summer reading list for college prep and honors students after the removal of a lesbian-themed youn...

Documenting The Lives And Stories Of Queer Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An incredible new book is in the works that will serve as the culmination of a ten-year effort by photographer Rachelle Lee Smith to document the live...

LGBT Literature: It's Not All Life and Death

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

Two Internet memes are promoting literary issues that I care about deeply. On May 1, 2, and 3, a groups of activists using Twitter hashtags raised awareness about the need for diverse characters and story lines in children's and young adult books.

LOOK: The Secret Life Of 1950's Cross-Dressers Revealed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Casa Susana is a compelling book that documents the weekend gathering place of a group of cross-dressers sometime between the mid-1950s and mid-1960s....

Why These Workers Found It Easier To Be Gay In The '70s Than Today

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In her new book, Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Steelworkers, author and scholar Anne Balay takes a no-holds-barred look at the...

South Carolina State Senator: 'Same-Sex Orientation' Is 'Just Not Normal'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

South Carolina state Sen. Mike Fair (R) condemned the University of South Carolina Upstate for its upcoming two-day LGBT symposium during an interview...

A Reading List for a New Generation of Gay Men

Chris Davis | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Chris Davis

"We resent you. You astonish us." I understand those two sentences, but will others that come after me? It made me wonder if the newer generation of gay men remembered our recent history and sacrifices that helped them get to where they are today.

Readers Wanted: Building LGBT Literary Cultures

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

Readers and sales of books to readers are vital for the survival of small presses; readers are also crucial for our literature to flourish.

Interview With Author Neal Wooten on The Balance

William Dameron | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
William Dameron

I had the opportunity to speak with Neal about his new book, which is published by Bold Strokes Books and will be release on April 15th.

WATCH: How Growing Up Gay In Texas Inspired This Lesbian Author's New Book

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Author Michelle Theall hopes her new autobiography, Teaching the Cat To Sit: A Memoir, leaves readers with "a measure of courage to become who they ar...

Michelangelo Signorile

Sean Strub, Pioneering Gay Activist, On New Memoir 'Body Counts,' And Recounting LGBT History

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Sean Strub is a pioneering queer activist, deeply enmeshed in LGBT history. He's published an important new memoir, Body Counts, which has received ac...

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...

Author Marshall Moore Talks About Living in Hong Kong and Developing a Universal Voice in Fiction

Trebor Healey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Trebor Healey

Marshall Moore is an American author and publisher living in Hong Kong, whose novels include The Concrete Sky and An Ideal for Living, as well as the highly-anticipated and recently released Bitter Orange.

Blogger Stephen Bottum On His Eagerly Awaited 'Best LGBT Books of 2012' List

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

In 2009 Stephen Bottum began asking authors to share their favorite LGBT reads of the year, in all genres, leading to the creation of an annual author survey of the best LGBT books of the year. His list for 2012 has just been released, and he graciously took time to speak with me.

LOOK: Curious George Gets Bi-Curious

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Most us fondly remember paging through "Curious George," by H.A. and Margaret Rey, when we were kids. But now there's a "Curious George" for adults...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Kate Bornstein

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Throughout her career Kate Bornstein has worked tirelessly to investigate -- and explode -- as many labels as she can. As an acclaimed author, the...