Gay teen blogger/book reviewer takes librarians to task over LGBT lit:

Watch out librarians, teen blogger, Brent, wants accountability. And he’s not afraid to make his voice heard.

“The world needs more librarians who serve the purpose of finding the right book to put in the right person’s lap. Not librarians who think that they can decide what’s “inappropriate” and what’s not, based on their personal prejudices.” [via Pinched Nerves]

In other news…

  • Apple censored a comic app that featured two men kissing as a part of their attempt to crack down on porn. The comic is based on a gay-slash-graphic novel version of Oscar Wilde‘s The Importance of Being Earnest. [Slate]
  • James Frey on his friendship with Josh Kilmer-Purcell, his friend’s new reality TV series, and his hatred of the “greatest city in the world.” [HuffPo]
  • VIDEO: Bill Clegg talks about his memoir Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man, detailing his years of addiction to crack cocaine. [YouTube]
  • Andrew Sullivan challenges Eric Marcus on the myth that there was no gay rights movement before Stonewall. [Daily Dish]
  • AfterEllen debuts their “Gay Summer Reading Guide: Books By and About Lesbians.” Favorites include Kim Severson‘s Spoon Fed, Michelle Cliff‘s Into the Interior, and Lucy Jane Bledsoe‘s The Big Bang Symphony. [AfterEllen]


  • Michael Craft

4 Responses to “Week in Links”

  1. Brent 18 June 2010 at 2:12 PM #

    Wooooo! That’s me.


  2. Antonio Gonzalez 18 June 2010 at 2:48 PM #

    Hey Brent, we’re happy you stopped by! You’re def my hero of the week.

    How would you feel about guest blogging for LambdaLiterary.org some time? Shoot me an email when you can. agonzalez@lambdaliterary.org.

    Be well,
    Antonio


  3. John (Dreaming In Books) 18 June 2010 at 3:53 PM #

    Aw, Brent! :D I’m so proud of you!! Your post totally blew mine out of the water. Big things, my bud, big things. :)


  4. Brent 18 June 2010 at 4:17 PM #

    Just e-mailed! Wooo!



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