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If You Believe in Gay YA, Read SILHOUETTE OF A SPARROW: Book Recommendation and Author Interview

One of the most frequent questions that Jenn and I are asked is, “Besides your books, do you have any recommendations for lesbian YA or queer YA?” This is one of the hardest questions for us to answer, because there … Continue reading

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Wolves of Leaving, a Free YA Short Story — Part of Project Unicorn (A Lesbian YA Extravaganza)

“Wolves of Leaving,” by Sarah Diemer YA/Paranormal After challenging the Alpha–and losing–Cadie begs the girl she loves to forsake all they’ve ever known and escape the tyranny of the pack. (photo by aarrgh) (Part of Project Unicorn: A Lesbian YA … Continue reading

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Curse Cabin Confession, a Free YA Short Story — Part of Project Unicorn (A Lesbian YA Extravaganza)

“Curse Cabin Confession,” by Sarah Diemer YA/Paranormal When Robin invites her girlfriend, Malinda, up to her family cabin for the weekend, it’s not just for a romantic time. Robin has a confession to make: she’s not exactly human. (photo by … Continue reading

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Hooray, You're GAY! — National Coming Out Day and a Celebration of Your Queerness

So, we kind of GOT LEGALLY MARRIED last week–something I’m going to post about, and in detail, very, very soon, I promise. 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤ We are still coming down from the joyousness that is GETTING LEGALLY MARRIED, and … Continue reading

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The Epidemic

Jamey Rodemeyer lived in my hometown. He was fourteen years old, had a pervasive sense of humor, loved Lady Gaga fiercely and blogged, often, about the fact that he was being mercilessly bullied in school for being gay. He killed … Continue reading

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Read Gay YA, Change the World

There has been a tremendous amount of dialogue this past week about queer books–or lack thereof–in young adult literature. Agents and publishing houses have been vocal in stating their support for publishing books with queer protagonists, which was inspiring and … Continue reading

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How the Queer Rise: A Manifesto

photo by sigrún bein When they tell you it gets better, it comes with a postscript: make it better. Life can be fucked up, and being gay/queer/bi/trans/poly can mean that sharing the truth can cost you a friend or familial … Continue reading

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