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Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung’s biography: 11 years after his death, fans remember his warmth

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Leslie Cheung's fans came to him through their love of his music and his performances on the screen, both large and small, but they stayed with him, and even now, over 11 years after his death, they stay with him because of his warmth, simplicity and humbleness of character. [ Read more → ]
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S.C. lawmakers’ protection of students is just another anti-LGBT attack in disguise

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By now, you likely have already heard about the controversy regarding the South Carolina lawmakers punishing colleges for assigning two gay-themed books to students. The new state budget deducts $70,000 collectively from the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina-Upstate. The amount adds up to the how much the two colleges spent on the two books. Rep. Garry Smith is leading the charge because he claims the books, “Fun Home” and “Out Loud: Rainbow Radio,” do not represent South Carolina community values... [ Read more → ]
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S.C. lawmakers refuse to restore cuts to colleges that assigned gay themed books

Monday, March 10, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina House refused Monday to back down from plans to punish two public colleges in the budget for assigning freshmen to read books dealing with homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
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S.C. lawmakers want to punish 2 colleges for assigning books on homosexuality

Thursday, February 20, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina legislators want to punish two public colleges for assigning books on homosexuality to freshmen. [ Read more → ]
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War Stories: Booed gay soldier chronicles life in the closet to gay rights activist

Friday, December 6, 2013
When Stephen Snyder-Hill and his U.S. Army unit were taking fire during the 1991 war in Iraq, the then-18-year-old private glanced down at a picture he carried of his brother with a girlfriend. “I decided if I died that day, I would never have loved somebody,” he said. [ Read more → ]
Pablo Martinez Monsivais, APIn this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, poet Richard Blanco speaks at the U.S. Capitol in Washington during the inauguration for President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden right.

For inaugural poet Richard Blanco, a journey home to America

Friday, November 29, 2013
MIAMI -- The Miami neighborhood where inaugural poet Richard Blanco grew up, in many ways, resembles Cuba his family left behind. Down the street, a man sells avocados from a small table. His favorite bakery, a few blocks north, serves guava pastries and cafe con leche. [ Read more → ]
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Award-winning LGBT Book ‘Missing’ becomes the Indie movie ‘He is Gone’

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Having read and enjoyed the LGBT novel Missing, by Drake Braxton, which I found to be a fun and unique romance/mystery, I wasnít surprised when the book went on to win several awards, including Best Gay Fiction for the New England Book Festival. Now, two... [ Read more → ]
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Gay rights activist Michelangelo Signorile working on new book

Friday, November 22, 2013
NEW YORK -- Michelangelo Signorile, the activist, SiriusXM host and popular author, sees many battles ahead for gay rights. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: First out black writer Bruce Nugent

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bruce Nugent was a writer and artist during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first out black writer. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather

Saturday, October 12, 2013
Willa Cather was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the most prominent American writers of the early 20th century. She is best known for her novels “O Pioneers!” and “My Antonia.” [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Transgender author Patrick Califia

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Patrick Califia is a transgender author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. His writings explore sexuality and gender identity, and have included lesbian erotica and works about BDSM subculture. [ Read more → ]
Robbie Rogers

Openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers to write memoir

Thursday, October 10, 2013
NEW YORK -- Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir scheduled to be published next year. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Activist and author Joseph Beam

Monday, October 7, 2013
Joseph Beam was a gay rights activist who helped build a black LGBT community in the 1980s. He was the editor of “In the Life,” the first collection of nonfiction works by and about black gay men. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Modernist writer Djuna Barnes

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Djuna Barnes is a prominent modernist writer known for her experimental style and edgy themes. Born in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, to a polygamist family, she was inspired to write by her grandmother, a feminist writer and journalist. [ Read more → ]
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LGBT History Month profile: Cuban author, poet Reinaldo Arenas

Friday, October 4, 2013
Reinaldo Arenas was a Cuban poet, novelist and essayist whose work focused on political and social injustices. He was born into poverty in the Cuban countryside. He wrote his first poems by carving words into tree trunks. [ Read more → ]
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‘Banned Books Week’ reaffirms ongoing censorship of books about LGBT families

Monday, September 23, 2013
The American Library Association's annual "Banned Books Week" is underway, and again this year books about LGBT people and their families remain one of the biggest targets of censorship in school classrooms and libraries, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. [ Read more → ]
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New book attempts to rewrite the history of Matthew Shepard’s life and death

Friday, September 13, 2013
A freelance television producer and writer is claiming that the events leading to the murder of 21-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in October of 1998 are substantially incorrect. [ Read more → ]
Broadway BooksAuthor Lori Duron, right, and her son, the inspiration for Duron's book "Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son," at their California home.

In ‘Raising my Rainbow,’ mom shares story of ‘fabulous, gender creative’ son

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
For Lori Duron, parenting her younger son C.J. is etched in time as B.B. and A.B. — before Barbie and after Barbie. The 6½-year-old discovered the doll at the back of his mother's closet about four years ago, and she's barely left his clutches since. [ Read more → ]
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Mormon authors back Utah gay writer in dispute with publishing company

Monday, August 26, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 40 Mormon authors are backing a gay writer in his dispute with a Utah publisher over an author's autobiographical reference to the writer's boyfriend. [ Read more → ]
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Author Paul Boynton on embracing life beyond 50: Begin with ‘Yes’

Friday, July 26, 2013
How best to move forward through life is one of the questions author, life coach, and non-profit CEO Paul Boynton asks and attempts to answer on a daily basis. As author of the inspirational Begin With Yes and the host of both its accompanying Facebook page as well as the Facebook page Being Gay, Becoming Gray, he helps others take big issues and distill them into manageable bites. [ Read more → ]
Cherise Gordon, Design by luke kurtisBrian Centrone

A conversation with Brian Centrone, author of ‘An Ordinary Boy’

Saturday, June 1, 2013
I had the pleasure of first meeting Brian Centrone last year at the Rainbow Book Fair in New York. We’d become virtual friends via Twitter, connecting through a group of writers who support each other’s work. Friendly and witty, I was interested in learning more Brian and his work, and the publication of his new novel, “An Ordinary Boy,” proved just the opportunity... [ Read more → ]
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Sex-advice columnist, LGBT activist Dan Savage on the loose in new book

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
NEW YORK -- It's been quite a run for Dan Savage, what with all the podcasting and tweeting and in-your-face defending of marriage equality. Between speaking gigs, radio and TV appearances and the syndicated sex-advice column he writes from a desk that belonged to Ann... [ Read more → ]
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A gay dad sounds off about fundamentalists who target kids

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
As a parent, my job one is the protection and care of my children. It is my job to be vigilant over their self-worth, to keep them physically safe, to show them how to be moral and productive citizens, and to empower their spiritual growth. It is a duty that I take very seriously. It is distressing when total strangers launch an attack against all those things specifically targeting my kids. That is exactly what author Amber Lee Parker and illustrator Hannah Segura have done with the release of their children’s book “God Made Dad & Mom.” [ Read more → ]
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Picture book teaches children of ‘God’s plan’ to demonize LGBT families

Saturday, May 25, 2013
A new picture book from Amber Dee Parker and illustrator Hannah Sequra teaches children about "God’s plan for families between one mother and one father." [ Read more → ]
This comic book image released by Archie Comics shows issue 10 of "Kevin Keller" features openly-gay character Kevin Keller, right, kissing his boyfriend Devon. The issue will go on sale on Aug. 7.Image: Archie Comics

Gay kiss in upcoming Archie Comics a poke at real controversy

Monday, May 20, 2013
It's a just quick kiss, but it's a long step forward for Archie Comics' only openly gay character Kevin Keller. [ Read more → ]
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