Some believe the growing popularity of e-reader devices will allow gays and lesbians access to literature not available at their local bookstores. With the shuttering of LGBT bookstores around the country, e-readers can bring books to the masses even without the presence of a physical store.  [GoodReader]

New Exhibit ‘Out in Chicago’ Chronicles City’s Gay Story: The new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum details aspects of LGBT life, including the history of books featuring same-sex relationships. Publishing, political activism, music, family life, and nightlife are all prominent subjects in the exhibit. Guests are also able to record personal stories in the exhibit’s audio booth that will be archived. [SunTimes]

‘The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project’ Shows that Love is Ageless: Red Bone Press publisher, Lisa C. Moore, is working on a documentary called “The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project.” It will feature black lesbians in their 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Tiona McClodden, who is also producing the project, said:

I hope this film will provide a way for Black lesbians like me to see each other and be affirmed in our existence as a powerful and strong social force with important opinions. We, as black lesbians, have something to say, and if given the opportunity can and will say it loudly.

[ColorLines]

Bestselling Author Keith Boykin’s to Produce a Book Detailing the Suicide Crisis Affecting Black Gay Men: New York Times bestselling author Keith Boykin is contracted to collect writings about black gay men and the silencing that occurs within their communities. The title, For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough, is a play on a 1974 choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Submissions for the project will be accepted until July 20, 2011 and is open to both published authors and bullying and suicide survivors. The book is slated to hit stores in the spring of 2012. For more information, please visit 4coloredboys.com. [DailyVoice].



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  • Michael Craft

One Response to “LGBT Authors At Home in Digital Publishing”

  1. Baxter Clare Trautman 24 May 2011 at 6:44 PM #

    Not only does digital publishing allow access to established titles, it also introduces new works that traditional LGBT publishers shy away from. Case in point, my latest novel, The River Within. Too lesbian for mainstream publishers, not lesbian enough for lesbian presses. Digital publishing allows me to write what’s important, not popular. Thanks for the article.



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