Drawing the ire of right-wingers, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill requiring public schools to teach students about the contributions of LGBT-identified people. Brown said:

“History should be honest. This bill revises existing laws that prohibit discrimination in education and ensures that the important contributions of Americans from all backgrounds and walks of life are included in our history books.” [HuffingtonPost]

Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Self-Publishes Lesbian Book On Amazon: Though she doesn’t identify as lesbian, Patti Davis has just self-published a novel titled Till Human Voices Wake Us. Its main character is a woman who kindles a romance with her sister-in-law. The book is available for download now on Amazon. [GlobalNewsDesk]

Geek Out: The Lesbian Science Fiction Novels You Need to Read: Author Nicola Griffith compiles a list of her favorite lesbian-themed science fiction novels and anthologies. [AskNicola]

‘Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth’ Is Done! World Premiere In London + Watch Interview: We all know Alice Walker for her landmark novel, The Color Purple. Now, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and activist is being honored with a documentary film titled Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth. Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar funded the film through a successful IndieGoGo campaign, which raised $55,000. [IndieWire]

Smorgasbord of Words: An LGBT Book Roundup: If you’ve managed to plow through those last few novels sitting on your bookshelf, stock up on some fresh LGBT tomes. This list encompasses non-fiction, fiction, and children’s books. [WindyCityMediaGroup]



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