I’ve said before that I’m pretty fortunate to mostly exist in spaces and circles where I am out and open and it’s not a big deal. So much so that I occasionally take it for granted. I think this is pretty common human experience, and I also think it is the force behind the attitude … More Is this a safe place?
Warning: Contains nostalgia This summer marks an occasion for me. It is my 10 year Pride-i-versary. Not ten years since I’ve been out (omg i wish), but since the first time I attended a pride parade. Ten years ago I had just finished my first year of college at a snooty music/theater conservatory in Chicago. … More A Three Pride Summer- Part 1
** Spoiler Free review above the image. More in depth below with spoilers** It’s about the feelings, and not about the labels. I heard amazing things about this book, and then it made the ALA GLBT Rainbow List Top Ten and so it was on the top of my stack of the Rainbow List books I … More Review: Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
So we’ll just skip past the part where I jump up and down and cry with joy at the complete adorableness that was Anna and Bates’ reunion after he walked out of the prison door, and squealed with delight to see them kissing in the woods and walking hand in hand to see their new … More All the Feelings: Thomas from Downton Abbey Edition
First- I wrote a thing! I wrote a guest post for Hack Library School called “Too Gay or Not Too Gay? That is the Question” It’s about my struggle to balance my personal queer-dentity and my professional persona. Everyone put on your surprised face. I’m very proud of it, and I’ve gotten some great responses … More In which I’m proud about a post and irate about a cover
I live in a pretty privileged world. I surround myself with sensitive and open minded people, and I attend a liberal university. My encounters with outright homophobia are rare and so when they happen they hit me like a brick wall. I consider myself pretty outspoken, but I find myself frustrated with my silence in … More Sometimes It’s Exhausting Being a Lesbian
The first I heard of Madeleine George’s The Difference Between You and Me was on Malinda Lo’s blog. Basically, I will read anything she recommends. She’s never steered me wrong. Main Characters Jesse — I love Jesse because I were her. Or at least I feel like I was her. Even though I didn’t cut … More Review: The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George
The Secretary of the United Nations stands behind freedom and safety for EVERYONE EVERYWHERE– including people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or transgender. How do I know? Because he said so. The Time has Come.
I first heard about this book on Malinda Lo’s Blog, which if you have never read- you should, and if you don’t know who she is- you should check that out too. Malinda Lo writes awesome YA fiction, which in and of itself is enough for me. But added bonus points are her not white … More Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Ash by Malinda Lo Towards the end of this semester, I worked on a project for my computing class that involved compiling a list of YA books for a wide variety of readers. One book that kept coming up as I looked through many, many lists by smarter people than I was Ash by Malinda … More Book Review of “Ash” by Malinda Lo