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Virginia Woolf

LGBT History Month profile: Accomplished 20th century English novelist Virginia Woolf

Sunday, October 30, 2011
Virginia Woolf was an accomplished 20th century English novelist and one of the founders of the modernist movement. She published nearly 500 essays and nine novels. [ Read more → ]

LGBT History Month profile: Langston Hughes, celebrated poet and novelist

Sunday, October 16, 2011
A celebrated poet and novelist, Langston Hughes is one of the most significant voices to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. A major contributor to American literature, his legacy includes 25 published works. [ Read more → ]
Rita Mae Brown

LGBT History Month profile: Author, screenwriter Rita Mae Brown

Friday, October 7, 2011
An author and screenwriter, Rita Mae Brown is best known for her semi-autobiographical lesbian-themed novel, “Rubyfruit Jungle.” She is a groundbreaking activist for lesbian and civil rights. [ Read more → ]
Keith Boykin

LGBT History Month profile: Author, political commentator Keith Boykin

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Keith Boykin, Commentator b. August 28, 1965 “I'm not on a show with a pink triangle or rainbow flag -- which means that being gay is just a part of who I am.” [caption id="attachment_36166" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Keith Boykin"][/caption] Keith Boykin is a political commentator,... [ Read more → ]

London’s famed ‘Gay’s the Word’ book store vandalized

Monday, August 8, 2011
The staff of London's famed "Gay's The Word" bookstore on Monday arrived for work to find the front window smashed and that the storefront vandalized with eggs. [ Read more → ]

Yielding to censorship: Missouri school bans books that are ‘contrary to the Bible’

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
The school board in Republic, Missouri, voted 4-0 recently to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s novel “Slaughterhouse-Five” and another book, Sarah Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer,” after a local resident complained that the books teach ideas contrary to the Bible. [ Read more → ]

Archie comics’ openly gay student to get his own monthly comic book series

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Kevin Keller, the first openly gay resident of Archie comics' fictional Riverdale, will have his own monthly comic book starting in February. [ Read more → ]

Terrence Meck on LGBT grants, Eric Ross’ book for kids, teen activist Caleb Laieski

Sunday, May 22, 2011
In this special interview-only episode, Phil Reese, Joe Mirabella, and D. Gregory Smith interviewed some outstanding leaders in the gay community. [ Read more → ]
Don Lemon

CNN anchor Don Lemon to begin living ‘my own truth’ — ‘I was born gay’

Sunday, May 15, 2011
Don Lemon, the weekend prime-time news anchor for CNN, has come out. [ Read more → ]

Japan elects first openly gay politician to Tokyo assembly

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Taiga Ishikawa has been elected Japan’s first openly gay politician after winning a seat in the Tokyo ward assembly in local elections on Sunday. Prior to his victory, no openly gay politician had ever won office in Japan. [ Read more → ]

Review: ‘Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims’

Sunday, April 10, 2011
Stephen Sprinkle’s book, "Unfinished Lives: Reviving the Memories of LGBTQ Hate Crimes Victims," and the Unfinished Lives Project as a whole, remind us that we must not only tell our young people that “It gets better,” but we must commit ourselves to the hard work of building a world that is better for all people. [ Read more → ]

Archie Comics’ openly gay character gets four issue spin-off

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Archie’s first openly gay character Kevin Keller will receive receiving his own run in a four-issue spin-off this June. [ Read more → ]

Walmart gets better: Retailer responds to censorship of the ‘g’ word

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I’m pleased to report that “gay” is now a perfectly acceptable word to include in posted comments on Walmart’s site. Other words have also been cleared, including lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgendered. [ Read more → ]

Walmart, the G word, and internet activism

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Walmart is selling the new "It Gets Better" book. Just don’t call it gay. [ Read more → ]

The Book with a Promise: ‘It Gets Better’

Sunday, March 20, 2011
There were moments while reading "It Gets Better," the new book inspired by the video project to help bullied youth, when my heart leapt to my throat and hovered there. There’s no denying the power of this project, and what could easily be the most important book of the year. [ Read more → ]
Geri Jewell

Geri Jewell — 80s ‘Facts of Life’ sitcom star — comes out as lesbian

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Geri Jewell, who in the 1980's starred as Blair’s cousin Geri on NBC's "The Facts of Life," comes out as a lesbian in her upcoming memoir, I’m Walking as Straight as I Can: Transcending Disability in Hollywood and Beyond. [ Read more → ]

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir: I don’t celebrate being gay

Monday, January 10, 2011
“I was born a white male, a white gay male, and I don’t celebrate being white or male, so why should I celebrate being gay?” U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir confirmed to the world that he's a gay man in his just-released autobiography, “Welcome to My World.” [ Read more → ]

LGBT library books doused with urine was an ‘accident,’ says Harvard dean

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
On Monday morning we reported that dozens of books dealing with LGBT subject matter, were vandalized at a Harvard library with what appeared to be urine. But now the college has announced the damaged books were the result of an "accident," and not a suspected hate crime as University police originally suspected. [ Read more → ]
Harvard's Lamont Library

Harvard College investigating vandalized LGBT books as hate crime

Monday, December 13, 2010
At least 40 books at a Harvard University library dealing with LGBT subject matter have been vandalized with what appeared to be urine, and University police are investigating the incident as a hate crime. [ Read more → ]

‘Love Drugged’ — A thoughtful story about identity, sexuality, learning to accept oneself

Sunday, December 5, 2010
"Love Drugged" is the story of Jamie Bates, a Chicago high school freshman who is gay but in the closet. He wants nothing more than to fit in, but when a classmate learns his secret, he fears his life will be ruined. Jamie tries to keep his cover by getting involved with a beautiful female student, and that relationship leads him to discover an untested drug that can "cure" homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

LDS children’s book on ‘overcoming homosexuality’ finds a home on WalMart shelves

Saturday, October 9, 2010
More than 100 WalMart stores are stocking a new children's book -- Chased by an Elephant: The Gospel Truth About Today’s Stampeding Sexuality -- that counsels truth and accepting Jesus as the path to over coming homosexuality. [ Read more → ]

Ricky Martin’s memoir due November 2

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Ricky Martin is set to release his memoir, Me, on November 2. Martin said in a statement Thursday that the project led him to extract memories that he had erased from his mind, and called it an "incredible spiritual journey." [ Read more → ]

NJ library bans gay teen book over complaint from Glenn Beck follower

Saturday, August 7, 2010
A controversial book aimed at gay teens has been banned in the Burlington County, NJ, public library, the decision of a lone librarian acting on a single complaint by a Glenn Beck follower. [ Read more → ]

Spiderman comics to feature gay kiss on October cover

Friday, July 30, 2010
A comic classic, The Amazing Spiderman, will debut what is likely the first gay kiss to be featured on the cover of a mainstream comic book. Kudos to Marvel Comics for illustrating that the LGBT community is a normal part of everyday society. [ Read more → ]

Archie comics to introduce first openly gay teen at Riverdale High

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Riverdale High School, the stomping grounds of comic books' favorite teens is opening its doors to an openly gay student - a first in the 69-year history of Archie comics. "We're trying to reflect society and we're just trying to show Riverdale is a diverse... [ Read more → ]
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