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A Midsummer Night's Press_LogoA Midsummer Night’s Press amidsummernightspress.com
is an independent poetry publisher that publishes LGBT voices under its Body Language imprint. Authors include Michael Broder, Julie Marie Wade, Julie R. Enszer, Raymond Luczak, David Bergman, Achy Obejas, Roz Kaveney, Lawrence Schimel, and others. Co-publishes the Sapphic Classics series with Sinister Wisdom Magazine, reprinting iconic lesbian poetry titles with new introductions and other material; first two titles are Crime Against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt and Living as a Lesbian by Cheryl Clarke.
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Belhue Press logoBelhue Press perrybrass.com Since 1991, publisher of fiction,non-fiction, poetry, and short stories about the greater gay experience for LGBT people and their friends. —SPONSOR—
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gay history—texts and translations

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BluestockingsBluestockings bluestockings.com is a radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Through words, art, food, activism, education, and community, we strive to create a space that welcomes and empowers all people. We actively support movements that challenge hierarchy and all systems of oppression, including but not limited to patriarchy, heterosexism, the gender binary, white supremacy and classism, within society as well as our own movements. We seek to make our space and resources available to such movements for meetings, events, and research. Additionally, we offer educational programming that promotes centered, strategic, and visionary thinking, towards the realization of a society that is infinitely creative, truly democratic, equitable, ecological, and free.  —Independent Book Vendor for RBF6—

BSB-Banner RGB 72DPI_crBold Strokes Books boldstrokesbooks.com established in 2004, is a publishing house providing quality and diversity in LGBTQ fiction across all genres: BSB genre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fic (sci-fi/fantasy/horror). BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular general fiction as well as non-fiction that explore the LGBTQ experience in its many forms. Maverick Books features m/m romance with an emphasis on the developing love relationship. The Young Adult (14-18) Soliloquy books and New Adult (18-25) imprints feature stories within all fiction genres that delve into questions of identity, gender, sexuality, self-esteem, peer relationships, ethics, and life issues. The HeatStroke line offers erotica for every pleasure.
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BGSQDLOGOsmThe Bureau of General Services—
Queer Division
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is a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space on the Lower East Side of New York City. We aim to foster a community invested in the values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness. The Bureau seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community by offering books, publications, and art and by hosting readings, performances, film screenings, book discussion groups, and workshops. We provide local and visiting queers and friends with an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing. The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division welcomes you. The Bureau is hosted by Cage, located at 83A Hester Street, between Orchard and Allen Streets, and is easily reached by the B and D trains to Grand St., the F train to East Broadway, the J and M trains to Essex St., walking, biking, or car.
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BywaterBooks_blue72_extBywater Books bywaterbooks.com is an award-winning publishing house. We’re committed to bringing the best of contemporary lesbian writing to our avid readers. Our editorial team is dedicated to finding and developing outstanding authors who write books you won’t want to put down. We sponsor the Bywater Prize for Fiction to help with this quest. Each prize winner receives $1000 and publication of their novel. We have already discovered amazing writers like Jill Malone, Sally Bellerose, and Hilary Sloin through the Bywater Prize. Which exciting new writer will we find next? At Bywater Books we love good books, just like you do. —SPONSOR—
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Belinger_imageCain Berlinger www.CainBerlingerbooks.com www.lydianPress.com
Cain Berlinger was born in Ohio but raised in New York. He used writing as a hobby before he started to send out  short stories to local gay magazines. Out of 25 stories he sent out 21 of them sold. He has consistently sold to every  BDSM magazine in Europe and the US. Some of his unusual stories have ended up in Drummer(SF) and MrB (Germany). He is also the author of several Health and Fitness books. His award winning series highlighting the difference of  how health and fitness play a big part in maintaining and restoring health. His essays include BLACK MEN IN AMERIA  a documentary what it means to be a black man in todays wild and free gay lifestyle. Cain’s short stories are often about m/m romances that don’t always work out so well. Some of the ‘romances’  don’t even appear to be romances until the last page. Many stories  involve, drama, rape, violence, sex, power exchange and irony and even some of the supernatural. Guaranteed to stick in your memoryDSM magazine in Europe. Some of his unusual stories have ended up in Drummer(SF) and MrB (Germany). He is also the author of several Health and Fitness books. His award winning series A book highlighting the difference of mental fitness and how health and fitness play a big part in restoring health. His essays include BLACK MEN IN AMERIA  a documentary on the whys and where fore of what it means to be a black man in todays wild and free gay lifestyle.the Black experience. Cain’s short stories and short novellas contain many romances highlighting, the obstacles many face themselves. Not all of Mr. Berlinger’s romances have happy endings but much of the fun happens to his couples on their way to the alter.  Nor do they have happy endings (much to the characters chagrin) like every thing else, one man’s horror is another man’s simply raised eyebrow. clberlinger@gmail.com
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CLAGS

The Center for
Lesbian and Gay Studies
clags.orgprovides a platform and encourages intellectual leadership in addressing issues that affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals and other sexual and gender minorities. As the first university-based LGBT research center in the United States, CLAGS nurtures cutting-edge scholarship; organizes colloquia for examining and affirming LGBT lives; and fosters network-building among academics, artists, activists, policy makers, and community members. CLAGS stands committed to maintaining a broad program of public events, online projects, and fellowships that promote reflection on queer pasts, presents, and futures. CLAGS makes its home at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.  —SPONSOR—….
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CleisNewLogo-72dpiCleis Press cleispress.com publishes works in the areas of fiction and LGBTQ studies, as well as romance, erotica, how-to sex guides, human rights, memoir, and women’s studies. We’re based in Berkeley, California, and we have the best furry, four-legged office manager in the business. We specialize in intelligent and edgy content, and are well-known for disseminating “smart smut.” Cleis Press is the largest independent queer publishing company in the United States, and we celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2005. Among many lesbian, feminist, and gay presses that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, Cleis is one of the only presses that is still run by its founders. Felice Newman and Frédérique Delacoste founded Cleis Press in 1980, and have worked together as co-publishers ever since.
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david groff_CvsmDavid Groff www.davidgroff.com David Groff’s Clay was chosen for the Louise Bogan Award by Michael Waters and published by Trio House Press. His previous collection, Theory of Devolution (University of Illinois Press), was selected by Mark Doty for the National Poetry Series. He coedited Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS and Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners. A founder of the LGBT community group the Publishing Triangle, he teaches poetry and literary citizenship in the M.F.A. Creative Writing Program at the City College of New York.

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DramaBookshop_crThe DRAMA BOOK SHOP, Inc. dramabookshop.com World renowed resource—theatre, film and video. Material for actors, directors, designers, writers and educators. Recipient of the 2011 Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. Established in 1917, The DRAMA BOOK SHOP is located at 250 W. 40th St, NYC.
Email: info@dramabookshop.com.
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Dynes_COVERSDyneslines dyneslines.blogspot.com offering two self-published books written by Wayne Dynes: The Homophobic Mind, and Change, Eros, Culture: A Memoir.
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EBHawkins_AnUnusualLoveE.B.Hawkins ebhawkins.org In his first book, An Unusual Love, E.B. Hawkins explores the elements of love and loss through his characters. Because the heart wants what it wants, love can form in the most unlikely places, and with the most unusual people, and sometimes in the most unusual situations, it takes an author like E.B. Hawkins to tell the story of these unusual loves. From youth to manhood, Bradley Smith opened his heart and life to many different people thinking they would cherish the love he gave. He travels down a long road of pain, hurt and loss both physical and emotional. Until he meets a person that he knew he could never fall in love with and finds himself in an unusual love affair. But he is not alone in this tale of unwelcome love, his close friend and lawyer for all Bradley’s companies, Tracy, also found herself entangled in a similar love affair with a person she thought could never win her heart, but through some intervention by Bradley he did win her heart and soul. As the two very different couples battle their way through an unusual love affair that neither of them understand, they are confronted with many other trials between work, family and the law. E.B. Hawkins was born in Gross Point and received a Bachelor degree in psychology from Troy State University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Ellery LaFavor_BookCover_SMEllery LaFavor was born and raised in a small southern town. As a former victim of child abuse and bullying he has taken those negative experiences and used them as inspiration for his creative endeavors. Currently he resides in Atlanta and is working on novels in the “Trapped” series. In his first work Trapped: A Child with a Broken Heart, an inspirational fiction novel he explores the world of a boy becoming a man. His protagonist Ace torn between being true to himself and a world that wants to change him. Constantly challenged he needs to find a way to rise above both those who’d drag him down and his own demons. The path he chooses to take is not necessarily and easy one but it’s one he knows he needs to walk. The second book in the “Trapped” series will be released Spring/Summer 2014.
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Elliott DeLine elliottdeline.tumblr.com (born 1988) is an independent, self-published trans writer from Syracuse, NY. He is the author of Refuse, “a witty and provocative debut novel,” (Lambda Literary Review) which won a silver medal in the 2011 LGBT Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender/Bisexual Fiction. His work has been featured in several publications, including the Modern Love essay series of The New York Times (2011) and The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, winner of a 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Best Transgender Fiction. He is a regular blogger for Original Plumbing, the premier FTM magazine, and as of August 2013, the managing editor of Trans-Genre.net. Elliott’s newest book, I Know Very Well How I Got My Name, was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “one of the most well-written, nuanced transgender origin stories on the market today…a novella that confirms his impressive range and talent.”
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EllisAveryrunneruplowresEllis Avery ellisavery.com The only writer ever to have received the American Library Association Stonewall Award for fiction twice, Ellis Avery is the author of two novels, a memoir, and a book of poetry. Her novels, THE LAST NUDE (Riverhead 2012) and THE TEAHOUSE FIRE (Riverhead 2007) have also received Lambda, Ohioana, and Golden Crown awards, and her work has been translated into six languages.  She teaches fiction writing at Columbia University. …….
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FerrandinaPress_logo_cr EXTFerrandina Press is the printing operation of a small group of LGBT writers interested in publishing their own works apart from the mainstream industry. We are writers with a strong sense of commitment to honest, creative and entertaining writing of a literary quality. In the present publishing climate, where market share and profit margin always threaten to become the most important criteria for publishing success, we have decided to find a path of our own that does not have to make concessions other than to create a bond between writer and reader. Currently, it has put out two books by Dominic Ambrose and will have other authors in print in the near future.
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Gabriel's World LogoGabriel’s World Crime Fiction/LGBT gabrielsworld.com Gabriel’s World is a series of Mystery/Thriller/LGBT stories and books offering a compelling community of characters, in stories that explore the extremes and complexity of good and evil. The series features gay NYC private investigator Gabriel Ross, an ethical investigator who risks his life trying to do the right thing.

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GLR_TThe Gay & Lesbian Review / Worldwide
(The GLR)  glreview.org is a bimonthly magazine of history, culture, and politics. This is The GLR’s 20th anniversary year, and in celebration of the milestone—published a special expanded issue (Jan-Feb 2014) available at bookstores, newsstands, and online!fb_Med

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GCN_logo_LOGay City News gaycitynews.com Serving Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender New York. Gay City News is dedicated to providing the most insightful, informative and up-to-date coverage about New York City’s diverse gay community; Award-winning editorial makes it one of the most respected GLBTQ publications in the nation. ….
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GO Magazine

GO Magazine gomag.com The cultural roadmap for city girls everywhere. GO Magazine is the nation’s most widely read free lesbian publication. GO is distributed in 25 cities across the United States.
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HarringtonPP_LogoHarringtonPP_CoverSMHarrington Park Press www.HarringtonParkPress.com
has been relaunched as a scholarly/academic print and eBook specialty publisher in the area of gender/LGBTQ studies. Of special interest will be works that address theoretical concerns and research-based theory and practice in the social and behavioral sciences//health care in the post-DOMA, post-DADT era. Special topics in history, literature and LGBTQ librarianship will also be covered. Our titles are primarily academic/scholarly intended for course adoption in advanced undergraduate/graduate courses, but which may have ebook markets for the educated LGBTQ public. HPP strives to help each author achieve—and exceed—their aims, ambitions, and aspirations for their written work. Our income is strictly from sales;  we do not charge author fees of any kind. We are distributed internationally by Columbia University Press. Bill Cohen, Publisher of Harrington Park Press, is the Founding Publisher/Owner of The Haworth Press, which is now part of the Taylor & Francis Group/Routledge.
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HW Coyle Stories and adventures 
that go beyond the traditional and expected, ranging from a time when Saxons and Danes fought over an island not yet known as England, through the French Revolution, to today’s clash of cultures being played out in the very streets of New York City. The stories of HW Coyle and Jennifer Ellis are always great stories first, narratives recounting the trials of transgender characters caught between the duel struggles of an unwanted dilemma and the times they live in second and entertaining to the last. Available on Amazon Kindle and from Lulu.com. —SPONSOR—

IanYoungIan Young Books  ianyoungbooks.com is a Toronto-based bookseller specializing in author-signed GLBT books, also acts as distributor for Sykes Press, Catalyst and Cythoera Press titles.     

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Jamie Godfrey_ComboJamie Godfrey jamiegodfrey.com is author and entrepreneur. When he is not jotting down his quirky musings, he is the owner/designer of Jamie Godfrey Home Collection. There he sells a range of handmade home goods. He also enjoys cooking, decorating, playing the piano, Grand Theft Auto and drinking Campari. Dairyland is Jamie’s second novel. He currently lives in Jersey City, NJ ……

 

JasonAnthony_COVJason Anthony amsterdamangel.com author of Amsterdam Angel the first in a series of memoirs. It covers death, loss, coming of age and out of the closet while taking the reader on travels around the world. It is filled with tales of friendship, love, romance, eroticism, and adventure. Come meet the author, begin the journey with the inaugural book and hear about the follow-up, The Reverie Bubble due December 2014.
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Jenna Galicki www.jennagalicki.com is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God’s Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International. She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and three dogs. She’s a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. Elaborate stories and fictional characters are her constant companions. When she’s not hunched over a computer breathing life to these strong souls through the written word, you can find her front row at a rock concert. Jenna Galicki is the author of The Prince of Punk Rock, Radical Rock Stars Book One—An erotic m/m/f menage rock star romance. (I love her, but I also love him./She’s everything to me./He sets my world on fire./It’s our dirty little secret, and it’s about to blow our record deal sky high./I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story.) Jealousy—Hailed as a modern day Will & Grace meets Sex & the City. Two best friends, a gay man and a straight woman, struggle to find someone to love as much as they love each other. (He’s the shoulder she leans on./He worships her./She shields and protects him./He watches over her./They’re not lovers, they’re best friends./Jealousy threatens to ruin every relationship./They endure a lifetime of heartache as they struggle to find love, /but through it all, they have each other./Follow their journey.) Contact Jenna Galicki, she would love to hear from you.
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Jerzee Boy PublJerzee Boy Publications amazon.com/Armani-Williams Armani Williams is CEO of Jerzee Boy Publications and a graduate of both William Paterson University and the prestigious Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, NJ. In 2011, he released his first novel Scandalicious to critical acclaim and cemented him as one of the literary world’s most innovative and unique new authors. The book follows the life of NBA all star Teddy Bishop. A married, handsome, and extremely wealthy athlete with a good guy image. But his secret affair with hip-hop star, LZ is heating up more than the charts. Their secret comes tumbling out of the closet and turns the world of hip-hop and sports on its ear. In 2013, Williams released his second novel, Harlem Boyz on his own book imprint, Jerzee Boy Publications. Harlem Boyz follows the lives of four gay male best friends who live in New York City as they deal with their respective careers, love lives, break-ups, and the deep bond that keeps them together as friends. Both titles are available on amazon in paperback and kindle.
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Jill_ShultzAngel_On_The-Ropes_CVJill Shultz www.JillShultz.com Angel on the Ropes by Jill Shultz is queer sci-fi with a Cirque du Soleil vibe. Dazzling trapeze artist Amandine Sand leads a perilous double life. Will her secret—and her choices—save her planet or ruin it? “A riveting story that has everything one could want from a novel: a complex, beautifully realized world, a society caught between choices, and a protagonist who has to balance head and heart—and soul.”—Melissa Scott, Lambda Award-winning author of 32 SF and fantasy novels. “…Engaging characters. The circus motif is magical!”—Lynn Flewelling, author of the Nightrunner Series and Tamír Triad. “It’s so exciting it almost made my palms sweat.”—Peter Gold, trapezist, formerly with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Find out more and read chapter one for free at http://www.JillShultz.com.
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KevinETaylor_ComboKevin E. Taylor, Author/Empowerment Coach www.KEVINETAYLOR.biz
Kevin E. Taylor is a motivational speaker and empowerment coach, specializing in spirituality and empowerment for all people, with a particular expertise within the LGBTQA communities.  Taylor is a pastor in Newark, NJ, a long-time TV producer and writer and the author of several gay-themed romance novels and tomes of self-empowerment that speak directly to queer people of every race.  His titles include:  Meet the Hendersons, Jaded, Envy, Unclutter and It’s Time for Some Action.
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Kyle Callahan Mysteries
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An LGBT mystery series with a mature male couple as the central characters. Books I and II are currently available in print and e-book and the third is on its way. Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban find murder on the menu, first at an LGBT resort in New Hope, PA, and (in the second book, Pride and Perilous), at the Katherine Pride Gallery in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. The series includes a vivid cast of recurring characters and has been met with steady sales and 4- and 5-star reviews. Also visit Cafe Blab Podcast.
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PrintLambda Literary Foundation lambdaliterary.org nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers. ...—SPONSOR—
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latino latina queer writers collective logo 2013smLatino Latina Queer Writers Collective The Latino Latina Queer Writers Collective brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all writers who identify as queer and Latina/o to promote, nurture, develop, advance their written word. The collective creates a Latino presence at queer literary events and a queer presence at Latino literary events, and organizes events that foster community and support for queer Latina/o writers. The collective welcomes new writers to the scene and strives to help lit-event organizers find new voices and talent.
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Lavender PulpLavenderPulp www.lavenderpulp.com celebrates, collects and preserves Vintage Lesbian Pulp Fiction Books from the 1950s and 60s. The online bookstore LavenderPulp.com offers these rare collectible novels (not reproductions) in elegant Gift Sets. These pocket size gems with their sexy covers are over 50 years old, and are now recognized as invaluable pieces of gay and lesbian history. They not only show us where we’ve been but also how far we’ve come. For all its flaws, the Golden Era of Lesbian Pulp offered many women the first understanding that they were not alone. LavenderPulp.com also sells Lesbian Pulp Tee Shirts, Lesbian Mugs, Pulp Bookmarks, Prints and lgbtq Gifts. You can visit us on Facebook too!
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LHA-LOGOThe Lesbian Herstory Archives is 40 Years Old! lesbianherstoryarchives.org In operation since 1974, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world’s oldest and largest collection of archival, bibliographic and multimedia materials by and about the diverse lesbian experience. LHA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3 , non-profit educational organization. We offer research assistance, tours, exhibits in-house events and a semester-long Lesbian Studies course. Our open hours are listed on our website in the “Calendar” section. Please visit us to browse, do research or volunteer any time we are open. We are located at 484 14th St. Brooklyn, NY 11215. Email us at lesbianherstoryarchives@gmail.com. Donate to LHA via Network For Good: networkforgood.org/donation
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Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art leslielohman.org is the first and only dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art, and foster the artists who create it. Accredited by the New York State Board of Regents, the Museum has a permanent collection of over 12,000 objects, spanning more than three centuries of queer art. We host 6-8 major exhibitions annually, artist talks, film screenings, panel discussions, readings and other events. In addition, we publish The Archive— a quarterly art newsletter and maintain a substantial research library. The Museum is the premier resource for anyone interested in the rich legacy of the LGBTQ community and its influence on and confrontation with the mainstream art world. There is no other organization in the world like it. The Leslie-Lohman Museum is operated by the Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1987 by Charles W. Leslie and Fritz Lohman who have supported LGBTQ artists for over 30 years. The Leslie-Lohman Museum embraces the rich creative history of the LGBTQ art community by informing, inspiring, entertaining and challenging all who enter its doors.
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LGBTSR_GrayBorderlgbtSr www.lgbtsr.org/ Launched in 2011, lgbtSr.org is a site that embraces age and celebrates life over 50. Our mission is to provide an online space for an audience that often sees and hears less of ourselves reflected in the culture as we age. Here you’ll find news, interviews, opinion, the occasional insight, and a thing or two to hold up to the light. Our weekly podcast, ‘Aged to Perfection’, had over 57,000 listens in 2013 and included such guests as David Mixner, Meghan Stabler, Steve Kmetko, and the Rev. Troy Perry, to name just a few. We offer everything from book excerpts to terrific columns by our regular contributors. Please join us at the website, the podcast, or on Facebook with 4,100 of our closest friends. Our goal is to give voice to the pleasures of life in maturity; the challenges,experiences, answers we have found and the many questions we still have. —SPONSOR—
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MarkThornton_combo2014Mark Thornton markthorntonbooks.com the author who brought us Bridesmen of Madison County at last year’s Rainbow Book Fair, returns with his latest vision of literary art. Mr. Thornton asks his readers to forget everything that they remember about their grandmother’s fairy tales and get ready for the first two books in a series of LGBT themed tales with a twist.  The first two books in the series has taken a gallon of Grimm, added a helping of Hans Christian, with a dash of Disney, and blended them all together in a magical place to create deliciously tasting stories filled with sexy maidens, horny wizards, jilted lovers, evil magic, hands-free suspense, hands-on erotica, and satisfying sex. It’s all part of the journey to discover the true meaning behind happily ever after. The delightful cast of characters are a fresh and bold change to the stereotypical heroes and heroines from the classics. Discover a world where Granny has never been the same since the disappearance of her lover, Gretel. The Huntsman is under the Evil Queen’s rule, but longs for his true love, the King’s effeminate dresser. The Woman in White and her seven friends join the the toymaker, a talking silver fox, Rumpelstiltskin, Peter Pan, a greedy pie man, a psychotic sorcerer, a man named Hood, a talking rabbit and a fairy lumberjack; just to name a few as they cross paths, break hearts, and even kill, to save their forest from going dark. Finally, find out why the big bad wolf isn’t really so bad after all and why good always wins over evil. Sure to be a classic in a genre all by itself, these books are a must read for anyone who believes in true love and equality in a world of happily ever afters. Book Three: Razor in the Rainbow is expected for release in 2015.
Book signing by Mark Thornton noon-6pm

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Untitled-1.inddMichael Carosone and Joseph Anthony LoGiudice ournakedlivesbook.com The purpose of this collection of 15 essays, Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian-American Men, edited by Michael Carosone and Joseph Anthony LoGiudice (Bordighera Press, 2013), is to present these essays that inform on the experiences of these men and their lives as part of the diverse fabric of American society. The lives of these writers are complex because they are forced to conform into a society that demands that they do not express their sexual and ethnic identities, with pride, in positive ways. As sexual and ethnic minorities, these men experience double discrimination. Many people will ask why this book is important and unique, and why this group of men is important and unique. Our answer to that often ubiquitous and trite question is this: Our identities, voices, words, and lives are important and unique because the intersection of our sexuality and ethnicity does not allow us to fit in to the mainstream American society and culture, thereby keeping us in the margins. And it should be common sense and common knowledge by now, in the twenty-first century, that no human being deserves to be marginalized for any reason.
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NEXT Magazine www.nextmagazine.com is “New York’s Gay Guide”—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status. Since 1991, we have aimed to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men, especially when those stories are about gay New Yorkers themselves. Colorful, fun and always with a good sense of humor, Next’s provocative commentary on nightlife, entertainment, politics, fashion, sports and celebrity informs its community and engages its readers in order to help the Big Apple maintain its vital and supportive gay legacy. Next Magazine is available on a weekly basis throughout New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Fire Island, Provincetown and Rehoboth and 24/7 internationally through its web component.
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Nick Benton COVERNicholas Benton NFBenton.com Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization, Lethe Press, 2013—Now in a single volume, Nicholas Benton’s challenging and provocative weekly “Gay Science” columns that appeared in a major Washington, D.C. LGBT community magazine from October 2010 to October 2012.
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OR Books_logoOR Books http://www.orbooks.com is a new type of publishing company. It embraces progressive change in politics, culture and the way we do business. Our list is highly selective: we publish just one or two books a month, combining established authors with new discoveries.
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Pagan Prss BooksPagan Press paganpressbooks.com was founded in 1982 to “publish books of interest to the intelligent gay man.”

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sybil72dpi_TPatrick Suraci members.authorsguild.net/psuraci SYBIL in her own words: The Untold Story of Shirley Mason, Her Multiple Personalities and Painting by patrick Suraci is about the person at the heart of one of the most controversial cases of Multiple Personality Disorder now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder.  This book is about Sybil/Shirley Mason’s life after the original book and TV movie.  100 color paintings made by 5 of Sybil’s alternate personalities and other art work after her cure give a complete picture.  Shirley enjoyed the second half of her life as a successful artist and caretaker of her former therapist, Dr. Wilbur, with whom she had a loving relationship until Dr. Wilbur died from a stroke.
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Penguin_RandomHouse_72The Penguin Random House
LGBT Network

penguinrandomhouse.com was created to provide: a supportive environment to all employees who share the common idea of nurturing workplace diversity; a forum for professional and social opportunities; create community among the LGBT individuals at Penguin Random House; increase awareness of LGBT authors and books within the community. Visit The Penguin Random House LGBT Network to sign up for The Rainbow Fair list and receive a FREE book giveaway. Only one book per guest. Limited while supplies last.


Perfectbound PressPerfectbound Press perfectboundpress.com was started in 2009 by David Stein to publish high-quality erotica and nonfiction about BDSM and Mastery/slavery primarily by and for gay men. David’s own Ask the Man Who Owns Him: The real lives of gay Masters and slaves comprises nonfiction profiles of 16 M/s couples and triads who had been together at least three years when they were interviewed; it won the National Leather Association-International’s 2010 Geoff Mains Award for Nonfiction. Boots, Bondage, and Beatings collects shorter leathersex fiction David wrote since his massive novel, Carried Away: An S/M Romance, was published in 2002 by Daedalus. In 2010, PP published The Slave Journals and Other Tales of the Old Guard, a novella and 17 short stories by Thom Magister, best known for his essay about the 1950s, “One Among Many,” in the landmark anthology Leatherfolk edited by Mark Thompson. That was followed in 2011 by Winner Takes All, a collection of Master/slave fantasies by the prolific gay author Christopher Pierce. And in 2013 PP published two new books by Thom Magister—BIKER BAR: Bikes Beer & Boys, a playful look at the roots of the leather bar illustrated with dozens of full-color photos recreating bar milieus using suitably attired 12-inch action figures as patrons, and Leathermen Paper Dudes, a full-color book of paper dolls with a wide variety of super-butch outfits and accessories. More PP books are in the works!

poets wear prada_crPOETS WEAR PRADA pwpbooks.blogspot.com is a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey devoted to introducing new authors through limited edition, high-quality chaplets, primarily of poetry. “New press, great authors, a publisher who is one miracle short of sainthood”—Angelo Verga, Poetry Curator of The Cornelia Street Cafe; “Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?”—Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers; “Stylistically, these beautifully designed and produced chaplets bear their own distinctive signature.”—Linda Lerner, Small Press Review.
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queerComixQueer Comix www.jennifercamper.com with Jennifer Camper, Rica Takashima, Ivan Velez, Jr., Carlo Quispe, Elvis Bakaitis, Sasha Steinberg, Sabin Cauldron. A gang of Queer Cartoonists just looking for trouble!.

qwestFilmslogoQwest Films www.qwestfilms.com As seen in Buzzfeed and Huffington Post, Qwest Films is a film production company and publishing house  actively engaged in entertaining its audience via production of  motion pictures,  television and theatrical shows, and books. Our vision is to create, develop, mold and produce spectacular and unique entertainment that  will enthrall and inspire audiences around the world. Stop by our table to get your signed copy of Kanithea Powell’s book Butch: Never Judge A Butch By Her Cover.
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Rainbow Romance Writers_logo LGRainbow Romance Writers rainbowromancewriters.com is the LGBT romance special-interest chapter of Romance Writers of America. Rainbow Romance Writers develops and promotes excellence in LGBT romance fiction, offering a virtual home to professional authors of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender love stories. Our members come from all walks of life but a love of literature is a common bond that connects us. We aim to foster artistic and professional success, help members succeed as artists and professionals, advocate passionately for our rapidly expanding market online and at events LGBT- and romance-related, provide dynamic resources for our members, the media, and the publishing industry, and challenge assumptions, boost visibility, and celebrate the scope of LGBT romance. We are changing minds, one heart at a time.  
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Raspa Magazine facebook.com/RaspaMagazine A biannual queer literary magazine that focuses on the Latino perspective, based out of Austin, Texas.
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RebelSatori_logoRebel Satori Press / QueerMojo imprint rebelsatoripress.com Rebel Satori Press is an independent publisher of books on experimental spirituality and revolutionary personal transformation. Founded in 2001, Rebel Satori has published the groundbreaking and award-winning journal Ashé! In 2009, RSP launched its imprint QueerMojo. Since then, QueerMojo has published cutting edge works of literary fiction, speculative fiction, non-fiction and poetry from & for the GLBT community. With over 65 titles in its catalogue Rebel authors include Emanuel Xavier, Cynthea Masson, Natty Soltesz, Larry Closs, Jennifer Fink, Peter Dubé, and L.A. Fields. The 2014 list includes works by Craig Gidney, Kyler James, Wayne Gregory and the long-anticipated reprinting of Kevin Killian’s Shy.
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RedUmbrellaProg-logoRed Umbrella Project redumbrellaproject.org amplifies the voices of people in the sex trades through media, storytelling, and advocacy programs. We are a peer-led organization that particularly works with the LGBTQ community in NYC. We offer writing and theatre workshops, hold storytelling events, and produce a literary journal, Prose & Lore, with two issues per year. We are also the publisher of Ceyenne Doroshow’s Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook. The Red Umbrella Diaries (Documentary)
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RiptideLogo_Stacked-crRiptide Publishing riptidepublishing.com is a boutique purveyor of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available in print and ebook today. Created by industry veterans and LGBTQ authors who were hungry for more favorable editing, marketing support, production values, and contracts, Riptide Publishing seeks to fill a critical niche in the LGBTQ market: quality books, pristinely packaged, that will satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories for which the author is fairly paid. ,,—SPONSOR—
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Riverdale_Magnus_COMBORiverdale Avenue Books /
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http://riverdaleavebooks.blogspot.com Magnus Books started in 2010. Lead by industry veteran Don Weise, Magnus is one of the world’s leading publishers of LGBT literature, publishing about twenty new titles per year, mainly nonfiction works but also fiction. Its books are also available as imprint of Riverdale Avenue Books at RiverdaleAveBooks.com/Magnus. Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books, print, and audio books under seven imprints: Pop a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Truth an erotic memoir line; Desire an erotica and erotic romance imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Headed by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
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Sibling Rivalry Press Logo_New_rgb72Sibling Rivalry Press
siblingrivalrypress.com Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based in Alexander, Arkansas. Our purpose is best defined by the incomparable Adrienne Rich, who said to Michael Klein in a 1999 interview: “There’s a lot of what I would call comfortable poetry around. But then there is all this other stuff going on—which is wilder, which is bristling; it’s juicier, it’s everything that you would want. And it’s not comfortable. That’s the kind of poetry that interests me—–a field of energy. It’s intellectual and moral and political and sexual and sensual—all of that fermenting together. It can speak to people who have themselves felt like monsters and say: you are not alone, this is not monstrous. It can disturb and enrapture.” Our mission, therefore, is to publish work that disturbs and enraptures.…
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SingaporePoetryLogoSingapore Poetry singaporepoetry.com
All things poetic about Singapore: literature, art, design, theater, film. Your one-stop introduction
to gay Singapore. 
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Sinister Wisdom_logo Sinister Wisdom SinisterWisdom.org
is a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal that publishes three issues each year. Publishing since 1976, Sinister Wisdom works to create a multicultural, multi-class lesbian space. Sinister Wisdom seeks to open, consider and advance the exploration of lesbian community issues. Sinister Wisdom recognizes the power of language to reflect our diverse experiences and to enhance our ability to develop critical judgment as lesbians evaluating our community and our world. Co-publishes the Sapphic Classics series with A Midsummer Night’s Press, reprinting iconic lesbian poetry titles with new introductions and other material; first two titles are Crime Against Nature by Minnie Bruce Pratt and Living as a Lesbian by Cheryl Clarke.
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Steven Riel_CVsmSteven Riel www.stevenriel.com Steven Riel’s first full-length collection of poetry, Fellow Odd Fellow, was published by Trio House Press in 2014. He is the author of three chapbooks, including most recently Postcard from P-town, runner-up for the inaugural Robin Becker Chapbook Prize and published by Seven Kitchens Press in 2009. His poems have appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals, including The Minnesota ReviewInternational Poetry Review, and Christopher Street.  He won a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 1992.

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Teleidoscope Book Project_72Teleidoscope Book Project is book and ephemera selling collaboration of Transy House, Pine Hill Books, Michael von Uchtrup and Johnathan “JoMo” Morpurgo.  ….
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CENTER_library_lockup_150The Pat Parker/
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Founded in 1991 to encourage and facilitate the reading and research of LGBT literature, the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library is a lending library connected with other libraries around the City, sponsor of a monthly reading group, and producer and/or collaborator for literary events of interest to the LGBT community.  Hours of operation and catalogue are available at our website www.gaycenter.org—SPONSOR—

 

The Permanent PressThe Permanent Press thepermanentpress.com
Begun in 1978 by Martin and Judith Shepard, The Permanent Press committed itself to publishing works of social and literary merit and has, over the years, gained a reputation as one of the finest independent presses in America. Since our inception, individual authors and titles have gained over 50 literary honors, including the American Book Award, the Macavity Award, the Nero Award, the Hammett Prize, Small Press Book Awards, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. and the New American Writing Award. They have also been finalists for the National Book Award, Edgar Award, the Chautauqua Prize, and the Shamus Award. We’ve published Halldor Laxness, a 1955 Nobel Prize winner, and have 12 novels in print from Berry Fleming, who, in 1990, was a Nobel Prize nominee. The press itself has been cited on three separate occasions for its editorial excellence. In 1988, The Permanent Press was a Grand Prize Finalist for The Boston Globe Literary Press Awards. In 1997 we were honored with the Poor Richards Award given by the Small Press Center for “having done much to advance the cause of small press publishing over a period of at least two decades.” 1998 marked the culmination of prizes, as we won the equivalent of a publishing “Oscar” for the previous year’s list: Literary Market Place’s LMP Award for Editorial Achievement – a prize open to every publisher, large and small, in America, and voted on, nationally, by our colleagues in the book industry. The vast majority of our books are new, and these are published under The Permanent Press imprint. Our sister imprint, Second Chance Press, reprints books of merit that had been out-of-print, for at least 20 years. Under that imprint, we’ve published not only Berry Fleming and Halldor Laxness, but novels by Richard Lortz, William Herrick, and Joseph Stanley Pennell. Unlike most publishers, we have kept almost all of our titles in print, for we feel that these books have a timeless quality and will always be rewarding reading experiences. —SPONSOR—
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Tom Baker_Full Frontal 72dpiTom Baker Books TomBakerBooks.com
Full Frontal by Tom Baker. It is August of 1957, and Tim Halladay, a caddie at the Long Shore Country Club, is looking forward to beginning eighth grade at Assumption School. Tim and fellow caddie, Jimmy, are best friends and oblivious to the fact that they are slowly transforming into young men with secret desires. As Tim embarks on a journey of emotional and sexual developments, he approaches the world around him with a “full frontal” attitude that allows him to somehow not only survive but thrive. A recent review in Publishers Weekly described Full Frontal as “…poignant, tactfully sensual, and much too short. Readers will be left wanting more of Tim Halladay and his lifelong search for love.” Mr. Baker will preview his new novel, Paperwhite Narcissus, which follows Tim Halladay through his turbulent college days at William and Mary. The book will be available in the fall of 2014.
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transgresspresslogoTransgress Press transgresspress.org is a social entrepreneurial publishing firm producing high quality books and films that push the boundaries of conventional ideas and genres. We practice a unique brand of social justice capitalism: we use the principles of entrepreneurial capitalism to support progressive thought and projects that empower communities. Our practices include: donating 40% of book sale profits to social justice organizations, exclusively hire people who are structurally disadvantaged by social prejudice, paying authors fair market value for their productions, and allowing authors to retain copyright ownership of their work. To date, our projects have focused largely on transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people, and how their multiples identities intersect in lived experiences.
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UWPressrbf_72_crThe University of Wisconsin Press uwpress.wisc.edu has more than 1400 titles currently in print, including books of general interest (biography, fiction, natural history, poetry, photography, fishing, food, travel, etc.), scholarly books (American studies, anthropology, art, classics, environmental studies, ethnic studies, film, gay & lesbian studies, history, Jewish studies, literary criticism, Slavic studies, etc.), and regional books about Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest.
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WadeKelly_tshirt banner_smWade Kelly writerwadekelly.com Hi. I’m Wade. Yes, I’m an author. I live and write in conservative, small-town America. Here, it’s not always easy to live free and open in one’s beliefs. Nevertheless, I strive to write passionately about controversial issues and ponder contentious subjects on paper as I try to make a difference in the world by making people think. Basically, I write what I feel, I write what I know, and I write what I think others need to hear. And if you think a character sounds like someone you know, think again…All my characters are ME. Unlike some authors, I have no huge background in writing or philosophy. I’m not good at punctuation or spelling, and my thoughts often surpass my ability as an author to express them. However, I can’t NOT write. It’s who I am. When not writing, I’m thinking about writing and more than likely scribbling notes on old napkins in the car while playing “taxi driver” for my three children. I like ball pythons and I have a turtle in my bathtub. I hope you are touched by my stories. By the way…I love Lynne Truss’ book Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Blog: writerwadekelly.blogspot.com
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WordSpace_logo175WordSpace Publications wordspacepublications.com (established in 2013) provides space for creative expression by those who do not compromise to the constraints of the commercial mainstream. Its first publication, Beyond the Horse’s Eye, by Janet Rose, is a breathtaking political and (at times) erotic adventure in which LGBTQ sensibilities expand as we travel with J and her comrades through Earth’s transition from the Atomic to Empath Age. Fasten your space-belts as we are challenged and inspired by these unique characters’ impassioned struggles (from beyond our galaxy, to Jupiter’s Europa and New ­Jersey), along with their extraterrestrial allies, to save humanity, universal ­harmony and egalitarianism.

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Building It All from Scraps Beverly Ann Kessler buildingitallfromscraps.com Building It All from Scraps: A Gay, Social Work, Love Story by Beverly Ann Kessler. To chase, to embrace, and to savor the deepest passions of her heart, a quirky carpenter’s daughter builds her social work career – and fills the emptiness she has long known—by captivating the love of her life—Carolyn. But Jordan Mathews’ success is short-lived, as her career evolves into an outrageous battle of office politics, where no good deed seems to go unpunished – and where only the power of love survives! A vibrant and playful celebration of gay pride, Building It All From Scraps is a campy fiction that blends love, relationships, friendships and family, with an understanding of gay culture and history. Set at the Jersey Shore in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the story shares the transformation of a shy and ambiguous girl to a professional gay woman, and pits wants vs. expectations, needs vs. loyalties, in this comical construction of life’s loves, and the quest to find true meaning. The author includes a variety of articles about prominent social issues—and especially, those affecting gay people—at the end of the book. These condensed, professional, yet easy-to-understand articles form a reference section that serves as a political history and social commentary for gay people everywhere. But you don’t need to use the reference section to enjoy this amusing story about life, and love, fulfilled. A tale that revels in the clash of the sexual revolution, balancing disco community and true love with family life and working class values, Building It All from Scraps is a humorous and solidifying testimonial to all gay people, an educational and informative book for all human service workers, and a great piece of philosophical entertainment for those who are neither. And it lets us know, at the end of the day, that we are all the same. Now available from Xlibris in hard cover, soft cover and e-Book format! Table not assigned yet.

CRUZON_HALFWAY_CRUZON__GAY_ETIQUETTEDaniel Curzon danielcurzon.com has never been afraid of controversy and has been on the cutting edge of several major social and political issues. He is the author of many books of fiction and plays, including the landmark gay protest novel Something You Do in the Dark (G.P. Putnam, 1971). (“I greatly admire Daniel Curzon for writing this novel.”—Christopher Isherwood) (“Powerful and engrossing!”—Walter Allen, author of The English Novel) (“Engrossing, powerful, and disturbing.”—Joyce Carol Oates). In 1999 Daniel Curzon brought a lawsuit against a website that allowed cyber-bullying, intimidation, and defamation of teachers, even by people who had never been their students. As an early champion of stopping Internet hate crimes of this kind, he appeared on The Today Show, Fox News, BBC radio, KQED radio, and in People Magazine and USA Today, etc. (He lost the lawsuit and the problem continues to this day.) His novel What a Tangled Web deals with this issue. With his new book Halfway to the Stars: Cable Car Tales of a Grumpy Gripman he dramatizes how political correctness stops problems from being dealt with honestly instead of facilitated with the platitudes of a “liberal bubble.” He is also the author of The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette.
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Latino Latina Queer Writers Collective The Latino Latina Queer Writers Collective brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and all writers who identify as queer and Latina/o to promote, nurture, develop, advance their written word. The collective creates a Latino presence at queer literary events and a queer presence at Latino literary events, and organizes events that foster community and support for queer Latina/o writers. The collective welcomes new writers to the scene and strives to help lit-event organizers find new voices and talent.
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MourningCelb_bdrMourning and Celebration mourningandcelebration.com  by K. David Brody. Within the framework of conversations with his alter ego who lives in a 19th-century Polish shtetl, the narrator learns how a gay, Orthodox Jew like himself managed to emerge from the social pressures of his community. Yankl is a brilliant scholar, a talented violinist, an only son and gay. Although blessed with social skills, he feels isolated as a young teenager. Subsequently, we follow his development through intense relationships with his family, rabbis and lovers. This is a story of a personal search for validation and human rights, in a context where that concept was not yet understood.
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