Kelly Huegel has updated her GLBTQ (Free Spirit) survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens. The second edition documents the changing attitudes toward LGBT people in recent years as well as shifting laws and policies. In this interview, Huegel talks about the increase in societal acceptance of gays and lesbians, bullying, working with young people, and her latest endeavors. [SchoolLibraryJournal]

Struggling Outwrite Bookstore Issues Plea for Support: The struggling Atlanta-based Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse is reaching out to patrons and supporters and asking them to increase their spending and consider pitching in as volunteers. The bookstore has served the city’s LGBT community for more than 15 years. [AJC]

Gay Archives Seeks a Space: With more than 6,000 books, 700 periodicals, and other materials relating to gay culture, the Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation Inc. has one of the largest archives on gay life, history, and art in the country. But what it needs is space: the materials are currently located in the home of Bet Power, the president of the foundation’s board of directors. Power hopes to raise the $500,000 needed to purchase a permanent Massachusetts home for the collection within the next few years. [MassLive]

Frank Bruni Named First Openly Gay Op-Ed Columnist in New York Times History: Frank Bruni, the former chief food critic for the Times, has been promoted to opinions columnist. As the newest and first openly gay columnist in the paper’s history, Bruni’s pieces will be published every Sunday and one other day a week in accordance with a “big event.”  In addition to his work at the Times, Bruni has published two books, one detailing his struggles with overeating and the other a history of George W. Bush’s campaign for the presidency. [TheWrap]



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