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BOOK-REVIEW-Ask-a-Queer-Chick-A-Guide-to-Sex-Love-and-Life-for-Girls-Who-Dig-Girls

BOOK REVIEW Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls - By Lindsay King-Miller. $16; Plume; 237 pages Ask a Queer Chick is a product of the Internet age: Lindsay King-Miller started writing the column of the same name on the website The Hairpin. As such, the writing feels down-to-earth and the advice loose enough to be relevant at any point in the future. In fact, the book doesn't read ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Right-Side-of-History

BOOK REVIEW The Right Side of History - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Adrian Brooks, foreward by Jonathan D. Katz, Ph.D., $18.95; Cleis Press; 243 pages Somebody got you started. That's the hard part and, oftentimes, that's all you need: a forward-thinking person to lay the framework so you can roll with a project—adding, subtracting, shaping, refining. Somebody just needed to get you started and you can take it from there, ...


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Lammy winners announced - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( the "Lammys" ) were announced June 6 in a gala ceremony that comedienne Kate Clinton hosted ( for the fifth consecutive year ) at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Among other developments, poet Natalie Diaz introduced the celebrated poet Eileen Myles, who received Lambda's Pioneer Award. In ...


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BOOKS Alida Brill talks feminism, Friedan - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Alida Brill is a published author, outspoken feminist and longtime advocate of gender equality. She has also served on the board of the Feminist Press of the City University of New York. As an early admirer and then a personal friend to Betty Friedan, the author of The Feminist Mystique, Brill has seen feminism go through multi-generational transformations. As a ...


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28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced - From a press release - New York, NY - The winners of the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ( the "Lammys" ) were announced last night in a gala ceremony hosted by comedienne Kate Clinton at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The Lambda ceremony brought together over 500 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature and 28 years of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW All the Rage: A Quest by Martin Moran $24.95; Beacon Press; 232 pages - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - You've never been so mad in your life. Boy, you were angry—ready to scream, spit nails and tear the world apart with bare hands. So mad you couldn't see straight, as they say, and you're still seething. As in the new book All the Rage: A Quest, by Martin Moran, would the trespass against you ever be forgivable? It was ...


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DePaul professor explains controversial article - Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at DePaul University, published, in late May, a harsh critique of gay culture in The Federalist, a conservative web magazine. In the article, titled "Loveless, Narcissistic Sex Addicts: A Gay Man Critiques His Community," Hill asserts that gay men foster a hypersexualized, decadent culture that renders them unable to participate in meaningful relationships. He is ...


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BOOK REVIEW Stone's Throw - By David Deitcher. $28.99, Secretary Press; 158 pages As an art critic in the 1980s, David Deitcher had firsthand experiences with gay artists confronting the AIDS crisis and the general mortality of their peers and themselves. Stone's Throw grew out of a lecture about the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and eventually expanded into its current state. Now in lush ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Dandelion-Cloud

BOOK REVIEW The Dandelion Cloud - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Dale Boyer. $14.95; Dale Boyer Works; 218 pages This is Dale Boyer's first novel. He did not select an easy topic to cover for his first novel. While I had my own criticisms about the basic story arcs and language, overall, this is a good summer read. The Dandelion Cloud is set at the fictitious, small Illinois college ...


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Trans author Chase Joynt discusses his latest work - Toronto's Chase Joynt just published a new work titled You Only Live Twice. In the book, while coming together over the films of Chris Marker, Joynt corresponds with HIV-positive Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom. Since being diagnosed, Hoolboom has made dozens of films, two of which won Best Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival. Joynt is a multimedia artist ...


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LGBT authors at Printers Row Lit Fest - The Printers Row Lit Fest, now entering its 32nd year, is the Midwest's largest literary event. Hundreds of authors and booksellers appear over the two-day street festival on Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12. The festival takes place on Dearborn Street, from Balbo Avenue to Congress Parkway, with additional programming at the Harold Washington Library Center and Jones College Prep High School. The ...


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Trans author makes appearance in Chicago - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On April 27, transgender author Deirdre McCloskey gave a talk and signed copies of her latest book, Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World, at Sandmeyer's Bookstore in Printer's Row in the South Loop. It is the concluding volume of a trilogy of her work on her theory of the origins of the economy of the ...


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BOOK REVIEW A Body, Undone: Living on After Great Pain - By Christina Crosby. $22.95; NYU Press; 208 pages Touch your ear. Go ahead. Reach up there and give it a tug. Either ear, it doesn't matter—just grab and pull. The point is that when you want to tug your ear, scratch an itch, chew your nails or wiggle your toes, you can without much effort—and once you've read A ...


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LGBT authors at Printers Row Lit Fest - From a press release - The Printers Row Lit Fest, now entering its 32nd year, is the Midwest's largest literary event. Hundreds of authors and booksellers appear over the two-day street festival on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. The festival takes place on Dearborn Street, spanning from Balbo Avenue to Congress Parkway, with additional programming at the Harold Washington Library Center and Jones ...


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Writer Jewelle Gomez to receive award - Lesbian writer Jewelle Gomez will receive the Golden Crown Literary Society ( GCLS ) 2016 Trailblazer Award July 9 in Alexandria, Virginia. Gomez is the author of seven books, including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, Black lesbian vampire novel The Golda Stories, in print from Firebrand Books continuously since 1991. Her play about an imagined moment of indecision in the ...


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Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award Winners announced - From a press release - Los Angeles, CA - Lambda Literary, the nation's leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Judith A. Markowitz Emerging Writer Award. This year Lambda recognizes Bryan Borland and JP Howard. The judges for the prize were award-winning authors Reginald Harris and Lee Lynch. In a joint statement they said of this ...


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Alice Walker withdraws from event; Sandburg Awards - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Due to personal reasons, author Alice Walker will not come to Chicago on May 25 for an appearance at the Harold Washington Library Center. Walker is being honored with the Carl Sandburg Literary Award. The event at which she was to be honored has been canceled. This fall, Sandburg Awards will be presented to best-selling authors Erik Larson ( Devil ...


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Comedian Tig Notaro at BookCon in Chicago May 14 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro is taking the stage May 14 in Chicago at BookCon, the annual celebration of books, to discuss her upcoming memoir I'm Just a Person. During an "in conversation" panel, Notaro will take fans on a journey through the darkest year of her life—the year she was diagnosed with cancer. Notaro will discuss how she channeled her ...


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Jewelle Gomez named Golden Crown Literary Society Named 2016 Trailblazer - Jewelle Gomez ( Cape Verdean/Ioway/Wampanoag ), the Golden Crown Literary Society 2016 Trailblazer Award winner, is the author of seven books including the double Lambda Literary Award-winning, Black, lesbian vampire novel, The Golda Stories, in print from Firebrand Books continuously since 1991. Its 25th anniversary special edition was published City Lights Books in April 2016. Her adaptation of the book ...


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Upcoming: Chicago House spring brunch, 'I Am Jazz,' fashion awards, - Chicago House's annual spring brunch May 1 Chicago House's 2016 spring brunch and fashion show will take place Sunday, May 1, at Morgan Manufacturing, 401 N. Morgan St. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., with the brunch/fashion show commencing at 11:45 a.m. This year's event takes on a special meaning, as it will also serve as a farewell to Executive ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Lily-and-Dunkin

BOOK REVIEW Lily and Dunkin - By Donna Gephart. $16.99; Random House Books; 352 pages In her first foray into LGBT children's literature, award-winning author Donna Gephart's book Lily and Dunkin tells the story of protagonists Lily Jo McGrother and Dunkin Dorfman as they navigate the eighth year at Gator Lake Middle School in South Florida. The book alternates between Lily and Dunkin's points of ...


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Mama, Mi'Jo, and Me: Ana Castillo explains herself in memoir 'Black Dove' - Celebrated Latina author and feminist Ana Castillo is a woman of many identities—some acknowledged and lauded, some unspoken. "I'm not really sure what it was about the public that insisted in, first of all, boxing me into Chicana; then I was a woman—and they still see me that way," Castillo said. "They don't see me as an American writer. I ...


Out-local-poet-on-his-first-book-awards-and-Jimmy-Carter

Out local poet on his first book, awards and Jimmy Carter - Poet Ralph Hamilton recently released his first book of poems, entitled Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail. The book addresses the spectrum of love and its coupling with pain, and Hamilton tackles issues of love and loss and opens up about the people that have touched his life. The Evanston resident talked with Windy City Times about who inspired ...


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Honors for Black Lives Matter co-founders, Windy City Times - NCLR to honor Black Lives Matter co-founders The National Center for Lesbian Rights ( NCLR ) will honor the co-founders of Black Lives Matter, an 8-year-old transgender boy and a lesbian mother at its 2016 anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 7, in San Francisco. Black Lives Matter co-founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and Opal Tometi will receive the Justice Award. ...


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Comedian Tig Notaro at Bookcon in Chicago May 14 - Stand-up comedian Tig Notaro is taking the stage May 14 in Chicago at Bookcon, the annual celebration of books, to discuss her upcoming memoir I'm Just a Person. During an "in conversation" panel, Notaro will take fans on a journey through the darkest year of her life—the year she was diagnosed with cancer. Notaro will discuss how she channeled her ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Raging-Skillet

BOOK REVIEW The Raging Skillet - By Rossi. $15.95; The Feminist Press; 276 pages For the memoir of a celebrity chef, The Raging Skillet begins in an inauspicious place. Junior-high-aged Chef Rossi—who will one day cater an event where attendees include Gloria Steinem and Rosie Perez and the entire menu is based on the shape of the vagina—is serving her family pizza bagels. It's a ...


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'I Am Jazz' readings in Chicago in April, May - The Human Rights Campaign, through its Welcoming Schools program, is planning more than 100 readings of the book I Am Jazz—by transgender teen activist Jazz Jennings—across the nation on the same day. In Chicago, at least three readings will take place. ( Note: The dates differ. ) They will be at: —Women & Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., on ...


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BOOKS Augusten Burroughs explores relationships in new memoir - Augusten Burroughs describes the difference between love and libido in his seventh autobiographical work, Lust & Wonder, which picks up where Dry left off, chronicling the raconteur's return to drinking and his exasperating search for a meaningful relationship. There's Mitch, "a deeply odd" writer of one of Burrough's "favorite books," and then George, whose tragic demise unmoors Burroughs, leading him ...


Author-reflects-on-new-trans-kids-book-and-his-own-journey

Author reflects on new trans kids' book and his own journey - "My thought was there needed to be a book for kids that talked about what happens physically when someone transitions," said first-time author and transgender activist/advocate Jenson Hillenbrand of his new book—Parts & Hearts: A Kids ( & Grownups ) Guide to Transgender Transition. "Kids deserve to have age appropriate, accurate information about their bodies— including knowing where babies come ...


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MOMBIAN Gay dad pens funny new memoir on international adoption - A friend of Jeffrey Roach and Ken Manford once told them that as the first gay dads many people had ever seen, saying, "You're ambassadors, whether you like it or not." Roach's new memoir PopDaddy: Boy Meets Boy Meets Baby might thus be considered a sort of ambassadorial communique, but with a hefty addition of humor and heart. Roach gives ...


BOOK-REVIEW-A-History-of-Loneliness

BOOK REVIEW A History of Loneliness - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By John Boyne. $26; Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 352 pages Throughout your life, the faith you've held has sustained you. In times of fear, you've prayed for courage. On troubled days, you've asked for favors. You've thrown gratitude heavenward, and you've demanded condemnation from the Higher Power you know. Some prayers are answered, some are not. But what if your ...


BOOK-REVIEW-The-Battle-for-Room-314

BOOK REVIEW The Battle for Room 314 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Ed Boland, $26; Grand Central; 243 pages What was the name of your favorite teacher? Even after all these years, you still remember the smell of chalk, the sound of her reading aloud, the way he pulled ideas from your head or music from your fingers. That teacher changed your life, and The Battle for Room 314, by ...


Publishing-Triangles-28th-Annual-Triangle-Awards-to-be-presented-April-21

Publishing Triangle's 28th Annual Triangle Awards to be presented April 21 - From a press release - The 28th annual Triangle Awards, honoring the best LGBT fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2015, as well as the year's best trans and gender-variant literature, will be presented on April 21, 2016, at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School's University Center building ( 63 Fifth Avenue in New York City ) at 7 p.m. The ceremony is free ...


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BOOK REVIEW Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America - By Rachel Hope Cleves, $29.95; Oxford University Press; 267 pages   Sometimes, you wonder how Grandma coped. For most ( if not all ) of her life, she lived without computer or cell phone. She made meals for her family without a microwave, sewed her own clothing, and enjoyed each of the four channels she got on her small-screen TV. ...


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Transgender studies joins forces with art history in new book from Chicagoan - Almost a decade in the making, a book released in late 2015 and written by Chicago resident David Getsy is rooted in his teaching. The book is aimed at a scholarly and museum audience with the hopes that it will change the way professors, students, artists, and curators look at the history of art, the debates about abstraction and figuration, ...


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BOOKS Book addresses meth's effect on gay men and lust - Methamphetamine use, risky behavior and sexual desire—Dr. David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W., puts more than a decade of clinical experience and research on these linked issues into his book Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery. Fawcett is a substance abuse expert, certified sex therapist and clinical psychotherapist with a private practice in Ft. Lauderdale specializing ...


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BOOK REVIEW Straights: Heterosexuality in a Post-Closeted Culture - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By James Joseph Dean, $26; NYU Press; 305 pages Basking in the glow of heightened acceptance, the LGBTQ community might scoff at putting the spotlight back on "the straights." But sociologist James Joseph Dean sees value in doing so. An out gay man, Dean is interested in how straight people feel about the LGBT community, and how the boundaries ...


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Mapplethorpe book out in March - Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs ( J. Paul Getty Museum, March 2016 ) offers an examination of the artist's oeuvre and influence. Drawing from the extraordinary collection jointly acquired in 2011 by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, as well as the Mapplethorpe Archive housed at the Getty Research ...


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BOOKS 'Hoodie' writer on new book, academia and upcoming event - Author and teacher Jarrett Neal debuted his first book, What Color Is Your Hoodie: Essays in Black Gay Identity, at a launch party last October at Women & Children First. Prior to his writing the book, Neal's fiction, poetry and essays were featured in a variety of online and print publications, including Chelsea Station, The Gay and Lesbian Review, The ...


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BOOK REVIEW Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style - By Cintra Wilson, $27.95; W.W. Norton; 336 pages Veronica Lake had her "peek-a-boo." Jackie O loved her pearls. Mary Quant made a teeny-weeny mini, perfect for the twiggy body of Twiggy. Kate Moss was waifish, Joan Collins pushed our shoulders out to there, and J.Lo and Nikki push the envelope every chance they get. So what's your style? Dress ...


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Trans man writes memoir about race, gender, culture - In his new book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, Willy Wilkinson, MPH, speaks the language of memoir with a strong accent of intersectional experience with race, gender, sexuality, disability, class, and parenthood. The context of it all falls within a larger cultural-competency, public-health and policy-advocacy framework. Wilkinson was born in the San ...


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BOOK REVIEW Off the Rocks, Vol. 19 - Edited by Allison Fradkin, $13; NewTown Writers Press; 181 pages When reading NewTown Writers Press' new LGBT collection, Off The Rocks ( Vol. 19 ), the words that come to mind are "experimental" and "enthusiastic." It's clear that about half of the contributors are emerging voices who could use a little more polish, but it's equally clear that everyone ...


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LORDE'S LEGACY New take on notions of Audre Lorde, 'warrior poet' - The postscript to Wind is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde is entitled The Happening. In it, Dr. Gloria I. Joseph, Ph.D.—activist, feminist, professor emerita of Massachusetts' Hampshire College and author of innumerable, internationally published essays—describes the morning of Nov. 17, 2012. It was 20 years to the day that Audre Lorde—Joseph's beloved partner and one of ...


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The dreams of Gene Davis - Gene Davis is a slight, dapper man with a calm, measured presence and a big smile. It belies the challenges he's had to face. Davis is a hearing-impaired gay Black man whose disability has often altered the course of his life. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1954, Davis' childhood was marred by health issues, including hearing that just kept getting ...


CivicLab-raising-funds-for-Chicago-Is-Not-Broke-book

CivicLab raising funds for "Chicago Is Not Broke" book - From a press release - The CivicLab ( www.civiclab.us ) and the TIF Illumination Project ( www.tifreports.com ) will launch a new crowd-funded civic education project. We intend to publish a short book of essays entitled "Chicago Is Not Broke. Funding the City We Deserve" based on this Huffington Post Chicago essay by Tom Tresser ( www.tresser.com ) from September 2015: http://tinyurl.com/We-Are-Not-Broke-HP. We anticipate needing ...


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Writer Harper Lee dies at 89 - Nelle Harper Lee—who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book To Kill a Mockingbird—has died at age 89 in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, according to AL.com. On July 11, 1960, "Mockingbird" was published by J.B. Lippincott & Co. with critical and commercial success. Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction the following year. Set in ...


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BOOK REVIEW Soul Serenade - By Rashod Ollison, $25.95; Beacon Press; 230 pages Vinyl is making a comeback. Those are five words that put a smile on a music aficionado's face. A CD isn't the same, they say. An MP3 is nowhere near as good. You don't get the right sound unless you're spinning a record, so vinyl is coming back—but, for people like Rashod ...


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Upcoming: Hoodie author Feb. 27; Sexual-assault exhibit; Dance; Mapplethorpe - Author Jarrett Neal in Chicago Feb. 27 Jarrett Neal, author of What Color Is Your Hoodie: Essays in Black Gay Identity, will discuss and sign his book Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m., at Revolution Books, 1103 N. Ashland Ave. In 13 essays, Neal reports on the status of Black gay men in the new millennium, examining issues such as classism, ...


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BOOKS 'Queer Clout' author examines LGBTQ activism, Chicago politics - [Correction: The dates for the author's two appearances have been corrected in the online edition.] When Rutgers University Assistant Professor of History Timothy Stewart-Winter—also the author of the new book Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics—returns to Chicago for appearances at the University of Chicago's Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture on Feb. 23 and ...


Book-on-gay-men-and-meth-offers-recovery-solutions

Book on gay men and meth offers recovery solutions - A new book provides an innovative roadmap for healthcare professionals treating gay men for methamphetamine addiction and sexual compulsion: Lust, Men and Meth: A Gay Man's Guide to Sex and Recovery ( Healing Path Press ). Lust, Men and Meth is written by David M. Fawcett, a Florida-based psychotherapist, addiction specialist and sex therapist who specializes in mental health and ...


BOOK-REVIEW-Marie-Equi-Radical-Passions-and-Outlaw-Politics

BOOK REVIEW Marie Equi: Radical Passions and Outlaw Politics - By Michael Helquist, $24.95; Oregon State University Press; 309 pages Marie Equi's name had many reasons to be in the news in the early 1900s. She was a physician at time where women doctors were still a curiosity. She was a labor activist who believed in abortion and birth control. She rushed to provide aid in the wake of ...


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Univ. of Minnesota libraries honored for LGBT service - The American Library Association's ( ALA's ) Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table ( GLBTRT ) has named the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries as the inaugural recipient of the Newlen-Symons Award for Excellence in Serving the GLBT Community. The award was established to honor a library, librarian, ...


Curious-Wine-named-2016-Lee-Lynch-Classic-Award-recipient

Curious Wine named 2016 Lee Lynch Classic Award recipient - From a Golden Crown Literary Society press release - Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest has been named the 2016 Lee Lynch Classic Award Recipient. The book is the seminal lesbian romance, breaking all sales records, going on to sell more than 250,000 copies and setting the standard for lesbian emotional and sexual expression. Hundreds of thousands of lesbians were moved and validated by the story, and the storytelling ...


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BOOKS Photography book looks at trans life in Cuba - Cuba: The small island nation has captivated Americans for decades. It's a veritable lost world unto itself, full of vintage cars and the memory of a revolution. Californian photographer Eric Politzer had the unique opportunity to visit and chronicle Havana's transgender and gay cabaret subculture. His new book, Out! Las Transformitas of Havana, follows the lives of a number of ...


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Publishing company launches with book on Audre Lorde - From a press release - New York, NY, January 26, 2016…..Villarosa Media, founded by a family with over 50 years of combined journalism and literary experience, is poised to become a new player in the publishing business, a boutique publishing company of quality fiction and nonfiction books primarily by and about African Americans and the African diaspora. Their inaugural book, The Wind is Spirit, was ...


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First Comes Love author at Women & Children First Feb. 11 - From a press release - PHILADELPHIA, PA- Photographer B. Proud, author of First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships, will discuss her book with Scott Duff of OUT CHICAGO radio on February 11th, 2016 at 7pm at Women & Children First Bookstore. Released in the fall of 2014, First Comes Love, according to Philadelphia photographer B. Proud, includes a glimpse into the real lives ...


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Hillary Clinton book to be discussed at Women & Children First - From a press release - Contributors to the new book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox edited by Joanne Bamberger, will be at Chicago's Women & Children First Bookstore Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Chicago's Veronica Arreola with be at the event, as will the book's editor, Joanne Bamberger, and contributor Emily Zanotti. Hillary Rodham Clinton evokes extreme and varied emotions among voters in ...


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BOOK REVIEW Gay & Lesbian History for Kids - By Jerome Pohlen, $17.95; Chicago Review Press; 180 pages Every day, you try to catch a little news. It might be online, maybe in a newspaper, magazine, or on TV, but you're a smart kid and you like to stay informed. Lately, you've been hearing a lot about gay rights and gay marriage, and you want to know more. ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Story of Fester the Cat - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Paul Magrs, $16; Berkley; 295 pages Every now and then, you catch your cat staring off into space, and you wonder what he's thinking. Food, maybe—he's always hungry. Outside, perhaps, or where his catnip mouse is hiding? Then again, he could be pondering the meaning of life; you never know, with a cat. Don't you wish you understood what's ...


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BOOKS: Rock 'n' roll queer families - VIEWPOINT - The tension between assimilation and queerness has long hovered over the LGBTQ community. As English writer Jonathan Kemp said a few years ago, "The assimilationists want gay marriage, inclusion in the military, the right to adopt children... Queers, on the other hand, … [regard] the most vibrant and radical aspect of homosexuality as being precisely its opposition to normative sexuality ...


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BOOK REVIEW The Wedding Heard 'Round the World: America 's First Gay Marriage - By Michael McConnell with Jack Baker, as told to Gail Langer Karwoski, $22.95; University of Minnesota Press; 200 pages There's always been a picket fence in your future. You could just picture it: charming spouse, two-point-five kids, minivan, Cape Cod with manicured lawn, birthday parties on the patio, all surrounded by that picket fence. It was a perfect dream ...


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BOOK REVIEW Drama High: The Incredible True Story... - By Michael Sokolove, $27.95; Riverhead Books; 352 pages   Sometimes, you just don't feel like yourself. Lately, for instance, you've been acting differently and people have noticed. You wear outfits you wouldn't normally wear and you say the oddest things. It's almost like you're possessed by another person. Such is the life of an actor in a play: to do ...


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Women and Children First presents Queer Rock Love - From a press release - Women and Children First will present Queer Rock Love author Paige Schilt on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30pm at Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640. When an introverted feminist academic falls in love with the gender-bending singer for a "silicone cock rock" band, Texas family values get a whole new twist. In Queer Rock Love: ...


BOOK-REVIEW-What-We-Left-Behind

BOOK REVIEW What We Left Behind - By Robin Talley. $18.99; Harlequin TEEN; 416 pages Years from now, it'll all seem so sweet. There'll always be a soft place in your heart for your first kiss, your first "I love you"—and for the person who gave them to you. You'll never forget the electricity of holding hands or the rush of being together even after, as ...


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BOOK REVIEW Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir - Mother knows best. Long before you were old enough to complain, for instance, she knew when you were uncomfortable or ailing and she fixed it. She told you to ignore detractors. She helped you follow your heart. She reminded you to take a sweater. Mom always knew best—except, as in Jamie Brickhouse's new memoir Dangerous When Wet, when her counsel ...


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BOOK REVIEW Too Fast to Live...: James Dean's Final Hours - By Keith Elliot Greenberg, $24.99; Applause Theatre & Cinema Books; 304 pages The minute you glimpsed the red-and-blues, you knew you were sunk. Yep, and now you have a traffic citation to pay for stepping on it, having a lead foot, a pedal to the metal. You knew better than to exceed the speed limit, but you couldn't resist ...


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Unabridged marks 35 years of business - With Nov. 1 marking Unabridged Bookstore's 35th year in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood, owner Ed Devereaux and the entire staff at Unabridged invited friends of the store and bibliophiles everywhere to celebrate this occasion at the Unabridged 35th-Anniversary Party on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3251 N. Broadway. The literary festivities included themed refreshments, a store-wide 10-percent discount, raffles, and a ...


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BOOK REVIEW What Color Is Your Hoodie?: Essays on Black Gay Identity - By Jarrett Neal, $18; Chelsea Station Editions; 175 pages Jarrett Neal, $18; Chelsea Station Editions; 175 pages Some days, it seems as though you have SuperPowers. That must be the explanation for being unseen. That's why there are days when nobody looks at you. There's no acknowledgment that you exist. You're suddenly Invisible Man, and in the new book ...


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