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CLAGSThe Center for
Lesbian and Gay Studies
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provides 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.
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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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NEXT_LGNEXT 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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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.
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Bold Strokes BooksBold Strokes Books
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offers a diverse collection of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction. BSBgenre fiction includes all romance sub-genres as well as action, adventure, crime, mystery/intrigue, and speculative fiction. BSB Victory (Lesbian) and Liberty (GBT) Editions include literary and popular general fiction exploring the LGBT experience in its many forms. BSB Matinee Books are all about romances: focused reads presenting passion, sexual attraction, and compelling connections in a tightly written, engaging package. Our Young Adult line, BSB Soliloquy, spans all genres and features a protagonist aged 14-18. BSB HeatStroke offers erotica for every pleasure while BSB Impressions, our digital-first line, presents cutting-edge stories in all genres. Our print books are conventionally produced and available worldwide through our Publisher’s webstore, Amazon, Baker and Taylor, Bella DIstribution, Ingram, and national/international wholesalers. All our titles are also available in digital form and sold through our Publisher’s webstore, Amazon, Barnes&Noble.com, and other third party retailers. With our streamlined digital distribution channels, we can offer a wide variety of titles with a shorter production cycle to meet the rapidly changing demands of the worldwide readership.
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GayRomance Lit RetreatGayRomLit GayRomLit.com Where romance comes out and the tribe comes together. This year’s event will occur October 17-20, 2013 at the Hotel Meliá in Atlanta Georgia. GRL is an annual retreat of authors and readers focused on the good and the growth of the LGBT romance community. A reader-focused event, GRL’s intent is to bring together the people who create and celebrate LGBT romance for a one-of-a-kind, must-attend gathering of dynamic, informal, and diverse fun. Because the retreat rotates to a new city each year, the organizers are able to keep things fresh with custom events while still maintaining a spirit of familiarity and family. From raucous parties to mellow tête á têtes, GRL is the place to connect with old friends and find family you didn’t know you had. This is the must-attend event for all who enjoy creating, reading, and publishing gay romance. Registration is limited to a maximum of 400 people so don’t delay. We hope to see you in Atlanta!
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Greenberg Adoption: The Law Offices of Clifford L. Greenberg
greenbergadoption.com In 1993, Greenberg Adoption: The Law Offices of Clifford L. Greenberg was established to help individuals and couples adopt children into loving families. Since then, we have helped more than 4,000 New York families become enriched and whole through the adoption process. Our founding attorney Clifford Greenberg is committed to helping clients adopt the children they love. In fact, he has devoted his entire legal career working with children and families. After law school, he worked for the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan and helped place foster children into loving, permanent homes. He also has extensive experience providing counsel to numerous agencies and adoptive parents. Mr. Greenberg’s passion to guide families through the adoption process remains the backbone of our law firm. At Greenberg Adoption, we believe that a couple’s right to form a family through an adoption should not be inhibited by their sexual preference. Family law attorney Clifford Greenberg is also a published children’s book author who uses his legal and writing skills to support his clients’ civil rights. He recently wrote Living the Dream with Mommy and Mama, a book celebrating the loving relationship between a same-sex couple and their daughter and Freedom For Us All, a story about the battle for same-sex marriage.
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Next Door MagazineNext Door Magazine nextdoomagazine.com  is smart and sophisticated, without abandoning the entertaining and erotic—an adult magazine for adults that isn’t about age, but Maturity...    

Riptide PublishingRiptide Publishing
riptidepublishing.com Riptide Publishing is a boutique purveyor of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available today. Riptide Publishing seeks to fill a critical niche in the LGBTQ market: top-quality books, pristinely packaged, that satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories they’ll want to read again and again.
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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 mission is to develop, promote, and market underground artistic talent—those who don’t quite fit into the mainstream. We are proud to be the home to Assaracus, the world’s only print journal of gay male poetry, and to Jonathan, our journal of gay fiction. Our titles have been honored by the American Library Association through inclusion on its annual “Over the Rainbow” list of recommended LGBT reading and by Library Journal, who named Assaracus as a best new magazine of 2011. While we champion our LGBTIQ authors and artists, we are an inclusive publishing house and welcome all authors, artists, and readers regardless of sexual orientation or identity.

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