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Interview: Claire Kann, author of Let’s Talk About Love

Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV show. The only thing missing from her plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice told her she's asexual). Alice is done with dating—no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done. But when Alice meets Takumi [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|Author Interview, New Releases, Publishing People|0 Comments

Announcing: GayYA’s Name Change! (& Giveaway)

When we launched GayYA in 2011, our goal was to mobilize a clear and active market for LGBTQIA+ YA, to make it known to publishers that people were excited to buy these books. In early 2011, several authors had shared stories of being told “we love your book— but can you make your character straight?” [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Fun Things, Updates and Announcements|1 Comment

An Open Letter From You

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 15 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Cam Montgomery The first time you kiss a girl, you’re twenty-two-years-old. A college junior, majoring in two things that’d make you spiritually rich, but broke in the pockets. Young, queer, and naïve, is what they call that. You call it living. Oh, the girl? You’re [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on An Open Letter From You

‘Room at the Table’: Pulse, Vincent Rutherford, and the Work We Have Left to Do

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 14 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Weezie Wood I woke up the morning of June 12, 2016, to a text from my cousin asking me if I had seen the news. I was already running late for brunch with my dad and I typed out a quick “No, what’s up?” before [...]

By | July 1st, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on ‘Room at the Table’: Pulse, Vincent Rutherford, and the Work We Have Left to Do

You Are Not Alone: Finding Community as a Nonbinary Teen

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 12 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kav If I'm being honest with myself, I never thought of myself as “straight.” Growing up, I never labeled myself that way and instead thought along the lines of “I’ll love who I love, no matter their gender.” That's not to say that I [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Teen Voices|Comments Off on You Are Not Alone: Finding Community as a Nonbinary Teen

I am the captain of my soul: On Being a Queer, Muslim Teen

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 11 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Warda When I’m asked what it’s like being a queer teen in today’s age I kind of want to counter with: “Well, what’s it like having two eyes and a nose?” You know, something snarky and light-hearted that makes it clear queerness is perfectly [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Teen Voices|Comments Off on I am the captain of my soul: On Being a Queer, Muslim Teen

Interview: Robin Stevenson, author of PRIDE, a Middle Grade Non-Fiction Book

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 7 - Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon For gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their supporters, June is a month of pride and celebration, and the high point of that month is the Pride Day Parade. Pride Day is a spectacular and colorful event. But there is a whole lot more [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Archive, Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: Robin Stevenson, author of PRIDE, a Middle Grade Non-Fiction Book

Introducing: #BooksToTeens

We’re thrilled to announce our new campaign: #BooksToTeens! #BooksToTeens is a new initiative to help get more LGBTQIA+ books into the hands of teens that need them. We’ll feature a new crowdfunding project every other week on GayYA’s Twitter. Most of the projects will be donorschoose.org fundraisers, but we may branch out into Kickstarters for [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Archive, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on Introducing: #BooksToTeens

“An Anchor to Guide Them”: On the Importance of LGBTQIA+ Media

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 4 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kiana Nguyen  I kissed my first girlfriend in 2011 when I was 18, and it was the first kiss that held my entire heart. I was excited, I was anxious, I was so happy to finally have them in my arms I felt [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on “An Anchor to Guide Them”: On the Importance of LGBTQIA+ Media

Sometimes You Just Outlast It

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 1 - Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Brent Lambert Writing this makes me a bit sad because I really wanted better for all of you. I hoped that by the time I got the courage to tell this story that it would be antiquated and an experience that felt too [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Sometimes You Just Outlast It