From The Color Purple’s Celie Johnson to Breakfast at Tiffany’s Paul Varjak, book characters’ same-sex feelings and experiences are often trivialized or ignored in big screen adaptations. Here are 12 examples of straight-washing in films from the past several decades. [MentalFloss]

New Book Examines History of Gay Press: A new book titled Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America examines the influence of gay print media in mobilizing and informing gay rights activists, building communities, and changing hearts and minds about LGBT people. [WindyCityMedia]

Year in Review: Books by the Bounty: Wondering what to stock your shelves with in 2013? This handy list will give you a great selection of worthy LGBT-themed titles to choose from. [WashingtonBlade]


(Movie still : George Peppard/Breakfast at Tiffany’s)

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