Writer and past Lambda Literary Award Finalist Ernest Hardy remembers the legendary Donna Summer. He explains that during a time when faith and secularism clashed, the free-spirited icon “straddled the tensions to create a sound and style all her own.” [LATimes]

Colla Voce Sings Broadway: If you’ll be in or near San Francisco this Thursday, May 24th, you’ll want to stop by the ODC Theatre for a special Benefit Concert by Colla Voce. The gay men’s vocal ensemble will sing Broadway tunes to support The Family Link, a nonprofit guest house for people outside the Bay Area who are visiting their sick or dying loved ones. All of the proceeds will go to this worthy cause. You can buy tickets now for $20 apiece or purchase them at the door for $25 each.

Michelle Tea’s Queer Space with Homemade Cookies: Michelle Tea is a prominent poet, writer, and Lambda Literary Award winner. She is also the founder of literary nonprofit RADAR productions and a co-founder of Sister Spit, a “spoken word tour.” Poets & Writers spoke with Tea about her experiences as a writer and the value of literary programs for the LGBT community.

Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit Books Becomes New Imprint of City Lights Publishers: As if Michelle Tea wasn’t busy enough, she has just paired with City Lights Publishers to launch the Sister Spit imprint. Get the details here.


Photo: Donna Summer  (via LATimes)

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