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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|0 Comments

Interview with Ashley Herring Blake

When I read Ashley Herring Blake's How To Make A Wish last year, I knew it would become one of my favorite contemporaries of 2017. It's almost Sarah Dessen-ish in feel, with an openly bisexual protagonist named Grace you just can't help but root for. Throw in messy, complicated family dynamics and a gorgeous setting and you've [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Archive|Comments Off on Interview with Ashley Herring Blake

Getting it Right on the Road: Positive Aro Representation in Travelogue

Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series: Day 5 by Ben "Books" Schwartz Let’s be honest: there’s not a lot of aromantic representation out there in the world of fiction. Here and there, though, on the fringes, aro characters are starting to show up, and every time I encounter one, my soul does a little dance of [...]

By | February 26th, 2017|Archive|Comments Off on Getting it Right on the Road: Positive Aro Representation in Travelogue

Introduction: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series

During our Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week series, we want to use our space on GayYA to support AroSpec voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space to [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Archive|Comments Off on Introduction: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week Series

Call for Submissions: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

During Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week, we want to use our space on GayYA to support AroSpec voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space to people from a [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Archive, Updates and Announcements|Comments Off on Call for Submissions: Aromantic Spectrum Awareness Week

A Form of Love That Has Nothing to Do with Sex

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #6 Previous Posts: Even a Little is a Lot: Asexual Representation in YA by Lucy Mihajlich | Representing the Asexual Experience by Tabitha O’Connell | My Kind of Normal by Kelly Murashige | What’s So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Archive|Comments Off on A Form of Love That Has Nothing to Do with Sex

Representing the Asexual Experience

by Tabitha O’Connell As an asexual reader, I love finding characters I can relate to—so few exist whose sexuality is similar to mine that it’s really special every time I encounter one. Sometimes, these characters have the word “asexual” explicitly applied to them in-text, and it’s always great to see my label used and normalized. [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Archive|1 Comment

My Kind of Normal

Asexuality in YA Series: Day #3 Previous Posts: What's So Important About Ace Representation? by Kazul Wolf | Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit by Dill Werner | Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series by Vee S. by Kelly Murashige I thought there was something wrong with me. Some sort of genetic, chemical, or otherwise biological malfunction [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Teen Voices|Comments Off on My Kind of Normal

Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

by Dill Werner  I can only speak for one person when it comes to demisexuality—me. My experiences, my preferences, my sexuality, me. Being a queer demisexual means that I fall somewhere along a spectrum within a spectrum along another spectrum. I am a demisexual floating in the asexual spectrum hunched under the queer umbrella. It’s…complicated. [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Archive, Guest Blogs|Comments Off on Navigating the In-Between: Demisexuality in YA Lit

Introduction: Asexuality in YA Series

During our Asexuality in YA series, we want to use our space on GayYA to support ace-spectrum voices. Last year, we decided to host Awareness Week Series over the various LGBTQIA+ Awareness Weeks throughout the year. Though we hope to include everyone on the site at all times, we wanted to dedicate a concentrated space [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Archive, Updates and Announcements|2 Comments