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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

“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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

Call for Volunteers: Content Team Members

We're looking for 2-3 new volunteers to join our Content Team! Content Team Member Content Team members keep GayYA going by formatting posts before they go up and scheduling promotional tweets on Twitter. Help broaden our readership base and enable our community members find posts relevant to them and their interests by promoting our content and making our [...]

By | May 5th, 2017|Archive, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on Call for Volunteers: Content Team Members

Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 4 by Natalie Ritter (i) While considering all the ways I could approach writing something worthwhile about how being aro and reading stories intersect, I was reminded of an instance in a speculative fiction creative writing class I took in undergrad. When it came to sci-fi and fantasy, it quickly [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Finding the other story: disentangling love from the narrative

Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 3 by Claudie Arseneault You know how ships go. Two people interact and have great chemistry, and suddenly fandom is all over them. They have a ship name that’s a mash-up of their two names, your tumblr dash is filled with them kissing and holding hands and being cuties, [...]

By | February 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Aromantic Headcanons and Making Room for Friend-shipping

The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 2 by Ruairi There was a horrible moment in realising I was aromantic where it hit me for the first time that the majority of my life plans had gone out the window. Where I'd been taught there should be experimentation and heartbreak and marriage and a happily ever after, [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on The Myth of Arospec People and Loneliness

Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 1  by Laya Rose I’ve recently launched my webcomic, Mistlands! It’s about an aroace half fey girl from a small New Zealand town who suddenly gets herself and her friends caught up in the world of the sidhe – up until now she’s only ever come into contact with [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Book Lists, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Mistlands Launch + Aromantic Representation in Webcomics