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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

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 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

“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

So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

by Emily O’Beirne Does every single LGBTQ young adult book have to be a coming out story? This is a sighed-out question we hear a lot these days. And while I do think that we need to pause and take some small pleasure in the fact that we’ve reached a cultural point where we can complain [...]

By | November 11th, 2016|Author Guest Blog|Comments Off on So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction

Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #3 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers -- Let's Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee & Hold by Rachel Davidson Leigh are both ALL THE WAY UP on our TBRs! Today, we're so excited to have BOTH of these authors [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Author Interview, New Releases, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Interview: C.B. Lee & Rachel Davidson Leigh

Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Bisexual Awareness Week Series Day #2 – Previous Posts: Introduction -- Duality, YA, and Crumpled Stickers by Angélique Gravely I didn't start actively reading LGBTQ+ YA until I was almost a college graduate. By that time, I had more or less accepted my bisexual attractions and my desire to be a YA writer so I [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading, Writers on Writing|Comments Off on Let’s Push For More Nuanced Bi+ Representation

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

Today we're very lucky to have C.B. Lee answering a few questions about Not Your Sidekick for the official blog tour! All of us at GayYA are SO EXCITED for this book! Hi C.B., thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book. Hello there! Thank you [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Archive, Author Interview, Book Club, Fun Things, New Releases|Comments Off on Blog Tour & Giveaway: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee

When the Queer Lit Was Enough

by Ryy Dickerson When people halfheartedly say that Young Adult literature is extremely white, I laugh. Being a person of color and queer means often times I find myself in a young adult book either as the gay character or the character of color. Not too often do I get a chance to see myself [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Guest Blogs, Readers on Reading|Comments Off on When the Queer Lit Was Enough