“Fishwives” by Sally Bellerose is the winner of the 2011 Saints & Sinners Short Fiction Contest chosen by guest judge, John Berendt (author of the LLA-winning novel, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Two runners-up include Felice Picano (“Everyone Has a Shazam!”) and our very own John Morgan Wilson for his story, “The Kindness of Strangers.” The remaining finalists’ work will be published as an anthology and celebrated at the Book Launch party in May. [SASFest]

CA Senator presents proclamation honoring children’s book on same-sex marriage: At the March 5th launch party for Eric Ross’ new self-pub’d children’s book, My Uncle’s Wedding, at A Different Light Bookstore, Senator Mark Leno issued a proclamation reading:

Congratulations as we celebrate the launching of ‘My Uncle’s Wedding!’ As one of the few children’s books that address LGBT issues, it serves as a conduit by which to bolster understanding in our community. The book plays a vital role in creating a brighter future for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth and their parents. Congratulations and thank you for all you do!

My Uncle’s Wedding is a 34-page illustrated book aimed at children ages 4-8. The story revolves around a young boy named Andy and the observations he makes about his uncle’s wedding and its effect on his life. [Examiner]

Charles Perez: Getting the Last Word: Charles Perez, a former evening anchor at Miami-based news station WPLG, talks to The Advocate about his new self-pub’d memoir, Confessions of a Gay Anchorman, and why he believes it is so difficult for some television journalists to be openly gay. Perez was fired from WPLG after a dramatic public break-up with a former boyfriend in 2009. The network denies allegations that Perez was fired for being gay. [Advocate]

World’s Largest Gay Media Company Partners on Cross-Cutting HIV/AIDS Campaign, Launches New Informational Resources: Here Media, together with Greater Than AIDS, has started a campaign to inform the LGBT community about HIV/AIDS and provide resources for gay and bisexual men on how to combat the disease. Resources include PSAs in Here Media print publications, online banner ads, increased editorial content on issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, and community outreach programs. Complete details can be found here. [PRNews]

The Kid Sapphire

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Erin McHugh’s L-Life Chronicles the Successes of Lesbians in America: Erin McHugh’s new photo essay book features 26 lesbians, including Jane Lynch and Kate Clinton, who have made a measurable difference in their communities. The book, which was released this month, profiles both famous and everyday women in their struggle to create a better future for gays and lesbians.[Watermark]

Sapphire’s Push Sequel Gets A Cover And Release Date: Sapphire’s highly anticipated sequel to Push is slated to be published by Penguin Press on July 5, 2011. The novel, titled The Kid, will chronicle the life of Precious’ son from his youth up until the time he reaches adulthood. [ShadowAndAct]



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