Some of our favorite posts:

(WIP)

Author Guest Blog: Taking the Homophobia Out of Fantasy by Malinda Lo

Author Guest Blog: All Those Who Default From the Default Will Be Punished (But I Personally Think They Will Be Awesome) by Sarah Rees Brennan

A Discussion: “Just Happening to be LGBT” Dismisses a Depth of Character Part 1 & Part 2 by Robin Talley and Lucas J.W. Johnson

Author Guest Blog: Gay in YA Guest Blog by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Author Guest Blog: My Goals as a Trans Writer by Everett Maroon

Author Guest Blog: Speaking Into the Frost by Jessica Albrecht

Guest Blog: I Was Made to Believe There’s Something Wrong With Me: Why #BlackLivesMatter in YA Lit

Guest Blog: Women In Love

Guest Blog: Let’s Save Some Lives, Shall We? Asexuality in Mainstream YA

Teen Voices: Minor Queer Characters in YA by Georgie

 

2015:

January

Book Club: Just Girls by Rachel Gold

Announcement: The New Year for GayYA!

Review: Lies my Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters

New Releases: January 2015

Review: Stranger by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

Guest Blog: Gay YA: A Personal Retrospective

Review: Remember Me by Melanie Batchelor

Call For Guest Bloggers

Author Interview: Danny M. Cohen

Author Guest Post: Love, War, and Fairy Tale Endings by Danny M. Cohen

 

February:

February Book Club

Stonewall Book Award 2015 Winners

New Releases: February 2015

Cover Reveal (And Author Interview): Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Guest Blog: Leelah Alcorn and Invisible Monsters

Review: I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

Author Interview: Steven Dos Santos

 

March

5 Reasons to Love Benjamin Alire Saenz’s Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

New Releases: March 2015

Exclusive Cover Reveal and Interview: Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

Guest Blog: The (im)possibilities of Openly Straight

Author Guest Blog: A Girl Like Me by Jennie Wood

 

2014:

 

March

Author Guest Blog: Authenticity and the Coming Out Process by J. Lee Graham

Announcement: Find Us Other Places on the Internet!

 

April

Author Guest Blog: Stereotypes by Kate Larkindale

Teen Voices: Haircuts, the Media, and Free Electrons by Georgie Penney

 

May

Review: Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Book Haul: May Book Haul

Book the Month Review: Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Book of the Month Interview: Tess Sharpe (Author of Far From You)

 

June

Author Guest Blog: The Intersection of Art and Advocacy by Juliann Rich

Review: Caught in the Crossfire by Juliann Rich

Book Haul: June Book Haul

Book of the Month Review: Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Author Guest Blog: The Cross-Dresser in YA Literature by Sally Bosco

Author Guest Blog: Sexy Girl Sex! (and Why it’s Important) by Sarah Harian

Book of the Month Interview: Kirstin Cronn-Mills (Author of Beautiful Music for Ugly Children)

 

July:

Review: Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin

Author Guest Blog: Wait! This novel has GAY people in it! by Molly Beth Griffin

Announcement: August 2014 Book of the Month, and Other Updates!

Author Interview: Shannon LC Cate

 

August:

Book of the Month Review: Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block

Teen Voices: We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox Part 1 by Emily

Review: Jack by Shannon LC Cate

Teen Voices: We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox Part 2 by Emily

Guest Blog: The Impact of Representation by Nita Tyndall

 

September

Teen Voices: We Are Not Just a Diversity Checkbox Part 3 by Emily

Teen Voices: Minor Queer Characters in YA by Georgie

Book of the Month Interview: Francesca Lia Block

Author Guest Blog: Girl Sex 101 (NSFW) by Allison Moon

Book of the Month Review: The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Transcript: Interview with Francesca Lia Block

Author Guest Blog: The Magic of Rhyming Words (And the Agony of Titling Books) by Juliann Rich

Author Guest Blog: How Ideas Evolve by Rachel Gold

Author Guest Blog: Author KE Payne

Author Guest Blog: From Activist to Author, and Back Again by Andrew J. Peters (CW for Suicide)

Book of the Month Interview: Alaya Dawn Johnson

Review: Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

 

October

Announcement: Announcing our October Book of the Month: Pantomime by Laura Lam!

Review: Searching for Grace by Juliann Rich

Author Guest Post: Writing Noir for Teenagers by Greg Herren

Recap: #JustGrace Book Launch

Author Interview: Annameekee Hesik

Book of the Month Fan Artist Feature: Laya

Author Guest Blog: When Two Dads Are Better Than One by Jessica Verdi

Author Guest Blog: Are Coming Out Stories Still Relevant in 2014? by Amy Dunne

Announcement: Welcome to Gay YA’s first ever Book Club!

Review: Bottled Up Secret by Brian McNamara

Review: Unicorn Hunting by A.R. Hellbender

Book Lists: Halloween Reads

Teen Voices: Why the Angst? Where’s the Gay?

Announcement: Call for Asexual Guest Bloggers for Asexual Awareness Week

Regular Contributors: On Seasickness and Honest Sexuality in Witch Eyes

Review: Camp Carnage by Elliot Cross

Review: My Date from Hell (The Blooming Goddess Trilogy) by Tellulah Darling

Transcript: Interview With Alaya Dawn Johnson

Guest Blog: How about NO? Your fave is problematic; deal with it.

Book of the Month Review: Pantomime by Laura Lam

Guest Blog: Let’s Save Some Lives, Shall We? Asexuality in Mainstream YA

Guest Blog: A Journey of Discovery: Asexuality and Fanfiction

Guest Blog: Reading Without Role Models: Asexual Awareness Week Day #3

Guest Blog: Straight is Not My Default: Understanding Katniss Everdeen as an Ace Aro

 

November

Guest Blog: Liraz’s Asexual Armor: Second-Guessing AceAro Representation in YA

Review: Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Guest Blog: Resilient Butterflies: On Rigoberto González’s The Mariposa Club

Review: Being Emily by Rachel Gold

Regular Contributor: How David Levithan Stole My Heart

Regular Contributor: Welcome to the Mainstream

Book of the Month Author Interview: Laura Lam

Cover Reveal Exclusive: The Tear Collectors by Billy Jolie

Author Interview: Ami Polonsky

Author Interview: Becky Albertalli

Review: Shadowplay by Laura Lam

Review: Hey, Dollface: Pushing the Boundaries of YA in 1978

Announcement: Call For Black Lives Matter Series Guest Bloggers

 

December

Fandom: How Do I Love “Teeth”

Author Interview/Guest Blog: The Question of Queering the Mainstream Novel: A Conversation with authors Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

Announcement: GayYA Community Survey

Announcement: Introduction to Black Lives Matter Series

Guest Blog: I Was Made to Believe There’s Something Wrong With Me: Why #BlackLivesMatter in YA Lit

Guest Blog: Black Lives Matter But Where Are We?

Guest Blog: On Queer Characters of Color

Author Interview: Mystic Thompson

Review: Fighting Kudzu by Mystic Thompson

Review: Orphan Blade by M. Nicholas Almand & Jake Myler

Guest Blog: Women In Love

Teen Voices: Sneaky Stand-Up Stands Up to Homophobia

2013:

 

April

Author Guest Blog: “Awkward…” by J.T. Fairfield

Guest Blog: The New LGBTQ Teenager

Author Guest Blog: Diversity in YA

Guest Post: Kenneth Creech

Author Guest Post: Normal’s Overrated: On Being a Lesbian YA Author and Completely Not Normal by Sarah Deimer

 

May

Author Guest Blog: Brittany Fonte

Guest Blog: Kenneth Creech

Author Guest Blog: The N-Word vs. The F-Word by Craig Laurance Gidney

Author Guest Blog: FML by Shaun Hutchinson

Author Guest Blog: Kelly York

Author Guest Blog: If Only There Were a Gay Version of… by Robin Talley

Review: The Waiting Tree by Lindsay Moynihan

Guest Post: When Everything Goes Wrong… It’s Actually Pretty Funny by Foxglove Lee

Guest Blog: Shaun Hutchinson

Author Guest Blog: AWAKE: A YA Anthology for the Trevor Project

 

June:

Author Guest Blog: The Grey of Gender: Intersex and Gender Variant/Non-Binary Characters in YA by Laura Lam

Author Guest Blog: Zoe Marriott

Author Guest Blog: Marriage Equality is Only One Step by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Guest Blog: James from Book Chic Club

Guest Blog: E.M. Kokie

Industry Week Guest Blog: Amy Stern

Industry Week Guest Blog: Erin Daly

Industry Week Guest Blog: Anna Mickelsen

 

2012:

February:

Review: Speaking Out Anthology edited by Steve Berman

 

2011:

April– Our First Blogathon! 

Author Guest Blog: Old Dog, New Tricks by Saundra Mitchell

Guest Blog: The Gay Gamut by Charlotte Johnson

Review: Ash by Malinda Lo

Author Guest Blog: The Shock of Recognition by Brian Farrey

Guest Blog: Being a Straight Ally by Chandra Rooney from Dreaming in Red

Review: Pink by Lili Wilkson

Author Guest Blog: Teen Novels: Once Again, a Decade Ahead of Television by Brent Hartinger

Review: Tell Me What You See by Zoran Drvenkar

Author Guest Blog: Jo Knowles

Review: Boy Meets Boy by David Leviathan

Guest Blog: We Want More Gay YA by Maggie Hira

Guest Blog: The Kids May Be Alright, But What About the Parents? by Nora Coon

Guest Blog: Holding Out for a Gay (Super)Hero! (LGBT Characters in Comics) by Karen Mahoney

Author Guest Blog: Unexpected Gifts by Julie Anne Peters

Review: Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr

Day of Silence, No Posts

Review: I Am J by Chris Beam written by Brian Katcher

Author Guest Blog: Skin Deep by Caitlin Kitteredge

Author Guest Blog: Mike Mullin

Author Guest Blog: Taking the Homophobia Out of Fantasy by Malinda Lo

Author Guest Blog: All Those Who Default From the Default Will Be Punished (But I Personally Think They Will Be Awesome) by Sarah Rees Brennan

Guest Blog: Not Through the Looking Glass But In: Seeing Yourself in YA by Debra A Touchette

Review: Vintage by Steve Berman; Review by The Book Smugglers

Author Guest Blog: Pass it On by Tiffany Trent

Author Guest Blog: The Brent Effect by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Author Guest Blog: The Coming Age of Normal by Scott Tracey

April 26th: Announcing: Guest Blog Submissions!

Author Guest Blog: Gay in YA Guest Blog by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black

Author Guest Blog: “Why?” by Jennifer R. Hubbard

Author Guest Blog: First Encounters by Rachel Caine

Author Guest Blog: On Being a Straight Author Writing Queer Characters by Hannah Moskowitz

 

May:

Author Guest Blog: Ellen Wittlinger

Author Guest Blog: Bisexual Representation by Amy Lukavics

Author Guest Blog: My Goals as a Trans Writer by Everett Maroon

Books or Bells: The Gift of Words

Guest Blog: 2% Gay by Brittany Clarke

Author Guest Blog: The Importance of Outing Dumbledore by Robin Talley

Review: The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Author Guest Blog: LGBT Themes and Science Fiction: Fast Friends by Everett Maroon

Author Guest Blog: Why Straight People Need to Read Gay Books by Sarah Diemer

Author Guest Blog: When the Story is About Love by Gilian Chisom

Author Guest Blog: The One Who Matters by Sara Zarr

Review: Wide Awake by David Levithan

Author Guest Blog: Considering Intersectionality by Everett Maroon

Guest Blog: The GLBT Genre by Liz Miles

Review: My Tiki Girl by Jennifer McMahon

 

June

Author Guest Blog: How Trans Happens by Everett Maroon

Short Story: Gomorrahs of the Deep, a Musical Coming Some Day to Off-Broadway by Steve Berman Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Guest Blog: Jacob Woods on HIV

Author Guest Blog: When Darkness Falls by Everett Maroon

Guest Blog: The Persistence and Power of Labels by S. Jae-Jones

Giving Back To LGBT and Ally Teens

Author Guest Blog: Pushing Fluids by Sarah Ryan

Author Guest Blog: Finding an Audience by Everett Maroon

Author Guest Blog: How I Knew I Was a Klutz by Everett Maroon

Author Guest Blog: James Crawford

 

July

Author Guest Blog: Who’s Qualified? by Karen Kincy

Author Guest Blog: Please Sir, I Want Some More by Dennis R. Upkins

Guest Blog: What I Want To See In The Bookstore by Emma Allison

Review: Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff

 

August

Author Guest Blog: Morning Rising by Samantha Boyette

Author Guest Blog: Relationships in YA Lit by Shannon LC Cate

A Discussion: “Just Happening to be LGBT” Dismisses a Depth of Character Part 1 & Part 2 by Robin Talley and Lucas J.W. Johnson

Author Guest Blog: Gay or Straight? Check Only One by Alex Sanchez

Guest Blog: A Letter To Young Writers by Reese Delaney

 

September

Review: Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey

Teen Voices: Caribbean Life of a Gay Teenager by Aju

 

October

Author Guest Blog: Jackie Dolamore

Review: Hushed be Kelley York

 

November:

Guest Post: Being Queer Friendly In Your Library by Suzie Day

Author Guest Blog: Speaking Into the Frost by Jessica Albrecht

 

December:

Author Guest Post: Kelly York

Teen Voices: Unbroken by Aju (sexual assault/rape tw)

Author Guest Blog: Imagine by Devin O’Branagan