After Washington High School teacher Teri Hu’s reading list had been banned by the school board for a fifth year in a row, the local Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation decided that enough was enough. Hu will now teach those who sign up for the church’s free class on the books. One of the works on her list was a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tony Kushner titled Angels in America, which grapples with the 1980s AIDS crisis. The school board president said that the book wasn’t of “substantial educational value.” [HuffingtonPost]

A U.S. President’s Great-Great-Grandson’s Big Gay Vampire Novel: When he isn’t working as Chief Curator for New Jersey’s Newark Museum, Ulysses Grant Dietz (a.k.a. Ulysses S. Grant’s great-great-grandson) authors gay vampire novels. He currently has two vampire tales to sink your teeth into. The Huffington Post interviewed the author and bibliophile about his latest book, Vampire in Suburbia. [HuffingtonPost]

Out & Equal Summit Bounces Back After Sandy with New Book: Despite Hurricane Sandy, the Out & Equal LGBT Workplace Summit has released a book titled Out & Equal at Work, From Closet to Corner Office. The book “celebrates the stories and achievements of gay role models in a range of top employers – like Disneyland Resort, Hewlett-Packard and Accenture.” [GayStarNews]

New Book: Love Me As I Am: Love Me As I Am is a new non-fiction work in which 24 gay men pen letters to their teenage selves. Profits from the title will be donated to Diversity Role Models. [GayTimes]

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