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Archie Comics’ Kevin Keller returning in new series in 2015

Sunday, November 30, 2014
Kevin Keller
RICHMOND, Va. -- Dan Parent, creator of Archie Comics’ first gay character, Kevin Keller, says Kevin will return in a new series next year. Parent was at Virginia Comic Con on Nov. 23 and spoke about the history of Kevin Keller, and the controversy that ignited after the when the [...]

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco returns to Miami in new memoir

Friday, November 28, 2014
Richard Blanco, author of "The Prince of Los Cocuyos." Blanco, Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet, grew up in Miami, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir.
MIAMI -- In Richard Blanco's Miami, memories linger outside coffee windows and in Cuban grocery store aisles. Barack Obama's 2013 inaugural poet grew up here, gathering experiences and stories as the son of Cuban exiles that would lay the foundation for his written work and inspire his new memoir, "The [...]

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In new memoir, Robbie Rogers rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league on May 26, 2013, making his Major League Soccer debut with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he's the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and Michael Sam is without an NFL team. That leaves Rogers, the first [...]

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Chris Colfer signs multi-book deal

Monday, November 24, 2014
Chris Colfer
NEW YORK -- Chris Colfer is planning many return trips to the Land of Stories. Publisher Little, Brown and Company said Monday the actor best known for "Glee" has a multi-book deal. Colfer has two more "Land of Stories" installments planned, the fourth and fifth of his best-selling middle grade series, [...]

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Author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg is dead at 65

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Leslie Feinberg, the author best known for the 1993 novel "Stone Butch Blues," died Saturday at home in Syracuse, N.Y., of "complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections," according to Feinberg's partner and spouse, Minnie Bruce Pratt, a poet and professor at Syracuse University. Feinberg was 65. [...]

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Bravo host dishes the dirt in new book, ‘The Andy Cohen Diaries’

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Andy Cohen
In his new book, "The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year," author and television host and executive Andy Cohen tries to explain to his rescue dog, Wacha, the luck of going from a West Virginia kill shelter to lunching at Jerry Seinfeld's estate in East Hampton, [...]

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Jazz Jennings: The new face of transgender youth

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Jazz Jennings
As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others. By age 2, Jazz Jennings began to verbalize her feelings that "she was a girl," and by 5 she was one of the youngest people ever to be [...]

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Nathan Lane picture book out next fall

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Nathan Lane
NEW YORK -- Nathan Lane's first book is no shaggy dog story. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers announced Monday that the Broadway actor known for his starring role in "The Producers" has a deal for a picture book, "Naughty Mabel." [...]

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Soldier of Change: From the closet to the forefront of the gay rights movement

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Stephen Snyder-Hill
I really hated my life. I hated living like I was in prison. It was hurting my relationship. And it was all so fucking stupid. Was this a “special privilege”? Was this about sex? I was not asking to have sex in the military. If given the chance of a [...]

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A letter to the ‘Christian’ grandmother advocating homophobic books for teens

Saturday, September 20, 2014
teen-books
Laurie Higgins is a Christian grandmother with a limited professional background (according to her bio). She has worked as “cultural analyst” for The Illinois “Family” Institute for six years, and before that was employed in the “writing center” for a high school. I am not exactly sure what the job [...]

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