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CLAGSThe Center for
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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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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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Calliope Press—The Matryoshka Murders calliopepress.com/the-matryoshka-murders by Kay Williams and Eileen Wyman. Kate Hennessey, age 25, gay guerrilla filmmaker, is chased by the KGB through perestroika’s Leningrad, only to find back home in New York City, SHE’S STILL THE HUNTED…Gutsy Kate Hennessey is videotaping a documentary that targets the harsh choices faced by women in Russia. Killers soon target Kate after she attends an “illegal” meeting of women, where new friend Sveta confides she fears for her life. When Sveta goes missing, Kate tapes a video interview of Sveta’s lover, 17-year-old Nadya, who has been raped by the police because she is rozovaya, gay. Kate learns to her horror when she and Nadya visit the Kafé Dusha (Café Soul), a dairy bar where gay women socialize, that Sveta may be incarcerated in a  Psychiatric Clinic for the Cure (drugs and shock therapy). Or she may be dead. More attacks against Kate make her understand that she herself is in the crosshairs. She flees Leningrad, her videos taped to her stomach, pursued by a scar-faced KGB officer and the local police who have found Sveta’s frozen body in the cemetery. Back home in NYC, Kate finds the danger overseas has come straight to her doorstep, and that nothing is what it seems. —SPONSOR—
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GeorgetteGouveia thegamesmenplay.com Water Music is journalist Georgette Gouveia’s provocative debut novel about four gay athletes and their rivalries in life and love. Psychological, profound and erotic, it’s the first in her groundbreaking series “The Games Men Play” that’s set in the impassioned world of men’s sports. A cultural writer for more than 30 years, Gouveia is the most recent in a progressive thread of women writers like Annie Proulx of Brokeback Mountain who pen novels involving gay men and sexual storylines. Her choice of gay characters has invited praise and question alike, and Gouveia discusses her motivations, public reaction and the novel’s cultural implications on her blog. “For millennia, men have shaped and defined women,” says Gouveia, who captivates readers with her sage insight into current events, bold viewpoints and buoyant wordplay. “It’s only in recent history that women have been so bold as to consider the emotional and sexual lives of men. I like to think that my characters and I meet on the bridge of the imagination and that they allow all of us, but perhaps women in particular, to explore edgier sexual situations in a compelling, thoughtful way.” Water Music readers will engage and identify with Gouveia’s complex characters and no doubt will look at the dynamics of competition—and contemporary sports figures—in a whole new light. Daniel and Dylan are the top swimmers in the world; Alex and Alí, the top tennis players. They play for God, country, family and the need to escape their troubled—and shrouded—pasts. In their quest to be the best, they also harbor a secret: Each is in love with his rival. “Water Music” narrates a tangled drama driven by power, jealousy, dominance and submission. Readers may also detect that these ancient themes mimic the games nations play. Gouveia deftly plays the metaphor against the backdrop of the modern sporting world. Told from alternating viewpoints, Water Music is a tale of how sports mirrors politics; how the past informs the present and the future; how the choices made by world leaders, our families and ourselves color our lives; and how we come to accept those choices and learn to live with loss through love. Water Music is available for purchase online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
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InterludePressLogo_TM_stack-WEBsmInterlude Press interludepress.com is a boutique publisher of high quality books featuring  new voices in LGBTQ fiction. It also publishes erotic romance under the Consent imprint and will launch Duet duetbooks.com, an imprint for Young Adult fiction, in June 2015. 
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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.
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Riverdale Avenue Books
RiverdaleAveBooks.com Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 8 imprints: Pop a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction, fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
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RJ Stastny www.rjstastny.com built a career in systems development, business planning, and international education, working for Coca-Cola and the University of California Los Angeles. He also was a consultant with the United Nations in Quito, Ecuador. After living on the southern coast of Spain while writing his most recent novel, The Guestbook at Asilomar, he returned to his home in Las Vegas, Nevada. His previous book is Falling Forward-A Novel.
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Sibling Rivalry Press
siblingrivalrypress.com Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based in Little Rock, 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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The Pat Parker/
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Center Library
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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

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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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Wade Kelly writerwadekelly.com lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one’s beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing “taxi driver” for her three children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry. Blog: writerwadekelly.blogspot.com
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Ylva-Logo-Transparent background-RGB-72DPIYlva Publishing ylva-publishing.com provides women’s fiction that doesn’t compromise on quality. Ylva is a woman-owned, women-run publisher that seeks out stories about strong female characters, who are often gay. We publish romance and erotica, mystery, paranormal, general fiction, and well-researched historical novels.
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