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

Felice Picano | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay 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 08.12.2014 | Gay 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...

What Makes A Well-Rounded Gay Character In A Novel

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his "Boy Meets Boy," a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming quee...

Documenting The Lives And Stories Of Queer Youth

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.17.2014 | Gay 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 07.15.2014 | Gay 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 04.24.2014 | Gay 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 04.17.2014 | Gay 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 05.21.2014 | Gay 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 02.27.2014 | Gay 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 | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.12.2014 | Gay 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...

Michelangelo Signorile Reveals New Literary Project

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Michaelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights. Signorile is worki...

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

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Gay 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 08.25.2013 | Gay 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 02.02.2013 | Gay 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 01.20.2013 | Gay 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 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices

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

Banned Book Week: 16 Books That Were Challenged For Having LGBT Content

Posted 10.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Today is the last day of Banned Books Week, which was first observed in 1982 "in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in sc...

10 LGBTQ Young Adult Novels To Make It Better

Malinda Lo | Posted 09.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Malinda Lo

I wanted to make sure that this list was representative of all the letters in the QUILTBAG spectrum. I focused on books with a positive outlook, and I aimed for a mix of "classics" and new books while also seeking out characters of color.

Radical Summer Reading: 16 Books Challenged For Gay Content

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 07.13.2012 | Gay Voices

Remember when threw your TV remote across the room, hid your smart phone beneath your couch cushion and vowed that you and your family would read more...

7 Bisexual Characters In Fiction

| Posted 04.23.2012 | Books

By Daniel Lefferts for Bookish: Billy Abbott, the protagonist of John Irving’s much-anticipated upcoming novel, “In One Person,” (out on May ...

Voice To Voice: Carol Anshaw And Stephen McCauley Discuss Gay Literature

Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices

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