Marc Adams, award winning author of the autobio, The Preacher’s Son, has written an educational guide for family, friends and educators of LGBT youth. It’s Not About You: Understanding Coming Out & Self-Acceptance (Window) also includes access to online resources and additional learning materials for those seeking information about issues surrounding the coming out process.

I am so excited to be part of this project,” Adams said. “With the unbelievable volume of bullying incidents in public, private and religious schools and the absurd number of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth being pushed onto the streets, something has to change. I believe the Youth Empowerment Project is a tremendous opportunity to address this crisis. [WindowBooks]

What Women Want: Gay Male Romance Novels: You’d be surprised who’s shopping in the gay romance section. Straight, married women are among the genre’s top fans, helping triple Amazon Kindle’s M/M stock since January 2010. [Globe & Mail]

Ryan Quinn Comes Out With The Fall: Quinn, a former student athlete, explores same sex attraction among college students in his first novel. One of the main characters, Ian, is a football player struggling to accept his sexuality and is based in part on Quinn’s own experiences. [SFGayNews]

Gay Poets to be Featured at SMU Lit Fest: Southern Methodist University in central Dallas will host eight writers during its 2011 Literary Festival in March. Among them include gay authors Rick Barot and C. Dale Young. Barot’s last book of poetry, Wanted, was praised by the Lambda Literary Foundation as an “impressive collection.” Young received the 2007 Lambda Literary Award in poetry and his latest work, Torn, was listed as one of our “23 Highly Anticipated Books of 2011.” [DallasVoice]

Borders to Close West Village Store: Borders is set to close its West Village location in Dallas, Texas by the end of April. The branch boasted a large selection of LGBT literature and its closure coincides with a string of bankruptcies for bookstores catering to the local gay population. [DallasVoice]

A Message for Bullied Teens: ‘It Gets Better’: Dan Savage, author of four books and creator of the It Gets Better Project, spoke out against bullying this month to a crowd of several hundred at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Savage said, “I want them to know how indeed it does get better and how life if you’re LGBT as an adult is worth sticking around for.” [WindsorStar]

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