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When California State University, Fresno, received approximately 500 LGBT-themed books from two Midwestern donors, they decided to share the newfound wealth of resources with Fresno State’s Arne Nixon Center for youth and children’s literature. Now, Fresno State is looking into sharing the collection with local high schools and setting up a traveling book exhibition that will tackle topics like homophobia and the rights of gays and lesbians.
However, in order to get this project off the ground, the center still needs about $10,000. Fundraising will start this spring, so get your credit cards ready! [FresnoBee]
Outwrite Bookstore Plans Move From Landmark Location: Outwrite fans, don’t fret just yet: though the bookstore is leaving its current home at 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue, owner Philip Rafshoon refuses to let a bad economy and shifting publishing industry shutter his store for good. Rafshoon is currently searching for a brand new Atlanta location for the shop so residents can enjoy this iconic bookstore, albeit in a different space.
“We’ve been working since May on trying to look at different plans to go forward and make it a venture to last into the future,” Rafshoon told the GA Voice.
Gay Literature Arrives in India: If novels like Vivek and I, Hostel Room 131, Quarantine, The Boyfriend, and The Pink Sheep are any indication, gay literature in India has taken flight. IBNLive reported:
“No stereotyped characters, no cheap comic relief, no preaching, no shock value, these books tell same sex stories where the characters just happen to be gay.” [IBNLive]
Check off Everyone on Your List With These LGBT Books and DVDs: Still wondering what to pick up for your loved ones this season? Take a peek at this lengthy list of LGBT-related books and DVDs. [WindyCityMedia]