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In other LGBT news…
Looking for some books to be excited about in 2016? This list of books by black authors has some great suggestions including Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney and Hunger by Roxanne Gay.
If you haven’t started listening to One From the Vaults, a podcast from Lambda Literary Fellow Morgan M. Page about transgender history, you should really start. As Page says at the beginning of every podcast, “I love history because it’s my favorite kind of gossip.” This podcast has made my morning commutes even more fun.
Allison Bechdel shares her ten favorite books with the New York Times, including classics like Harriet the Spy.
Lambda Literary was honored by the National Book Foundation along with several other philanthropic literary organizations for “innovative means of creating and sustaining a lifelong love of reading.” These groups represent a variety of needs for our diverse communities.
Michael Broder was profiled by PBS about his work with HIV/AIDS poetry.
Alexander Chee was interviewed on Late Night with Seth Meyers about his book The Queen of the Night. He shares the fears of writing for passionate fans of opera, France, and history.
Jughead, from the Archie comic books, has come out this week as asexual.
Eileen Myles shares a story of waiting love with New York Magazine.
Poet Danez Smith along with Nikkita Oliver and Jamila Woods performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as part of rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ performance of White Privilege II.
Lambda Literary Fellow Griselda Suarez is the new Executive Director of the Arts Council for Long Beach. Congratulations!