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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 [...]

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How Reading Got Me Through My Teens And Beyond

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 13 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by EC King Depression and anxiety have always run deeply in my veins. These issues are hereditary in my case and, though they are not my constant companions, they are definitely frequent visitors. Even though I was a privileged, seemingly happy and rambunctious child, I [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on How Reading Got Me Through My Teens And Beyond

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

The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 10 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Kheryn Callender I didn't like myself very much when I was younger. I was the only black student in my private school for a few years, and whenever I left my school, which was deep in the countryside where many white people from the [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on The Power of Stories: Saving Lives and Connecting Readers, One Book at a Time

“That Which Does Not Kill Us”

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 9 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by L.D. Lewis It’s 2017 and the world is on fire. Whatever day it is you’re reading this, you probably woke up lost and groaning. Maybe while staring at the ceiling or at nothing in particular in the mirror, you idly pondered what sort of [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on “That Which Does Not Kill Us”

The Queer, Enchanted Girls

Pride Month Blogathon: Day 8 – Introduction to Pride Month Blogathon by Anna-Marie McLemore I love fairy tales. I love them so much that even when I don’t mean them to, they find their way into my stories. But my third book, Wild Beauty (October 3), may be the story I’ve written so far that looks, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, New Releases, Writers on Writing|1 Comment

The War of the Words Started in November

by Danny Lore There are a lot of things in this world that our conservative nightmare of a government will try and take from you. That’s undeniable, even though we’re going to fight our asses off to make sure it doesn’t happen. They want to limit our access to healthcare, our ability to support ourselves, [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Author Guest Blog, Guest Blogs, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on The War of the Words Started in November

“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