September 2, 2014

Love, Crank, and Complexity: Queer Writers on Gay Marriage, Black Cool, and the Staying Power of Sex Writing and Indie Presses

Posted on February 14, 2012 by in News

Ah, Valentine’s Day: for some, a corporate take-over, intended to fleece and shame. For others, a singularly depressing reminder of love lost. For the less jaded and the young, today is a fun day of crafts, sweets, and generosity. And then there are those of us who use this day to justify subjugating everything to a “love” theme. (more…)

‘Seriously…I’m Kidding’ by Ellen DeGeneres

Posted on December 4, 2011 by in Bio/Memoir, Reviews

Ellen DeGeneres’s third book, Seriously…I’m Kidding (Grand Central), is a series of slice-of-life vignettes that are lighthearted and uplifting. It seems to be this book’s mission to leave a permanent grin on the readers’ face (which may make you want to avoid reading this in public). (more…)

Lesbian Authors Launch ‘Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast’

Posted on November 1, 2011 by in Features, News

Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast, a recently released literary anthology, highlights contributions by the gay and lesbian literary community in Chicago. Residents and visitors can meet editor Kathie Bergquist over at Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St., Chicago, 773-769-9299) on Thursday, November 3 , 2011 at 7:00 p.m. for a book reading. [WindyCityMedia] (more…)

Ellen to produce ‘Sing You Home’

Posted on March 28, 2011 by in Features, News

Ellen DeGeneres has reportedly purchased the movie rights to Sing You Home, the latest novel from bestselling author Jodi Picoult. She is set to produce the movie with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Picoult’s new release centers on a lesbian couple and their struggle to start a family. [Daemon'sBooks]

Christine Vachon: Lesbian Producer Talks Mildred Pierce: Acclaimed lesbian producer Christine Vachon talked to the Windy City Media Group about her latest project: a five-hour miniseries adaptation of the novel Mildred Pierce, which stars Kate Winslet, Guy Pearch, and Evan Rachel Wood. Vachon has produced numerous classics including Swoon, Go Fish, and Boys Don’t Cry. [WindyCity]

Dan Savage: For Gay Teens, Life ‘Gets Better’: Dan Savage and his husband talked to Terry Gross from radio program “Fresh Air” about their wildly popular “It Gets Better” campaign, their new release based on the campaign, and defeating homophobia. [NPR]

A Nearly Naked Day in the Lives of Jake Shears and Rufus Wainwright: Tim Hailand, the New York photographer known for his 2008 book documenting a day in the life of Dan Radcliffe, is slated to release two new books about gay musicians Jake Shears and Rufus Wainwright. Part of the proceeds will go to the Kate McGarrigle Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. [AfterElton]

Bisexual Biographies Published to Raise Gay Awareness: The first book documenting the lives of 18 Taiwanese bisexuals was released last Friday. Bisexual People in Taiwan was written by Farida Chen, founder of the first bisexual organization in Taiwan.

“Most books on bisexuals are foreign translations and are not targeted toward the local readership,” Chen explained. [FocusTaiwan]