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New LGBT literary magazine, Chelsea Station, is working to showcase the best in queer literature. Edited by Jameson Currier, the magazine’s first issue features six short stories, poetry, interviews, reviews, and even a one-act play and memoir. Though readers can find print and digital issues at select retailers, the Chelsea Station Editions bookstore will also sell subscriptions.
Get your free electronic copy here until November 15, 2011.
‘Gay in America’ Author to Show Lesbians Some Love: Scott Pasfield, author of Gay in America, a book consisting of the photographs and stories of 140 gay men across the U.S., has no intentions of ending his project anytime soon. He told the Sun Sentinel that we can expect to see a TV program or documentary in the near future. And for the lady lovers out there, Pasfield won’t keep you waiting much longer. He explained to the Sentinel:
“I’d love to do ‘Lesbians in America.’ And I’d love to maybe have a lesbian filmmaker follow me. I think lesbians have even bigger stereotypes. I’d like to challenge that, the angry butch dyke. I’d like to show the lesbians out there just living their lives. And if there are angry butch dykes, I want to know what made them so angry.” [Sun-Sentinel]
Camdenton High School Still “Blacklisting” Pro-LGBT Websites: It looks like someone needs a lesson in the First Amendment: the ACLU is fighting to remove the Internet filtering software used by Camdenton High School in Missouri that bans LGBT websites. The ACLU reports that though students have been barred from accessing LGBT-supportive websites, anti-gay sites are accessible. PFLAG, DignityUSA, Campus Pride, and the Matthew Shepard Foundation are all key players in the fight. [ACLU]
LGBT Folks Mourn Death of “Ask Beth” Columnist: Though Elizabeth Winship lived a long life (she was 90 when she died of natural causes) and had a successful career, the LGBT community has been mourning the death of this groundbreaking columnist. As the writer of the Boston Globe’s “Ask Beth” column from 1963 to 1998, Winship served as a mentor to numerous gay and lesbian young people struggling to come to terms with their sexuality. The Advocate reports:
“In the 1980s, “Ask Beth” was the voice of the coming of (teen) age Gen Xer, an older sister figure who didn’t think our questions were weird or stupid. She used words like penis and vagina — no euphemisms like winky and vajayjay — and her advice often helped befuddled newspaper-reading parents as much as their progeny.” [Advocate]