Book Buzz #32: August 2011

Author/playwright/activist Larry Kramer (The Normal Heart) filed an opinion piece in The Advocate, setting the record straight (so to speak) about his views on gay marriage, which he claims were misrepresented by The New York Times…. read more

Book Buzz #24 December 2010

In recognition of World’s AIDS Day (December 1), Borders sponsored special readings and performances to benefit Lifebeat, a music industry nonprofit involved in HIV prevention and treatment.  Lifebeat will receive a percentage of proceeds from books, CD’s, and DVDs signed by the authors and performers and sold that day.  Lambda Literary Foundation helped coordinate the LGBT… read more

Book Buzz #23 November 2010

With LGBT teen suicide sadly–but finally–getting the attention of the mainstream media and general public, certain authors are getting increased visibility for exploring the subject. We mentioned a couple of new titles on the topic in last month’s Book Buzz and Collin Kelley had a feature, “10 LGBG Teen Novels that Tackle Teen Suicide &… read more

Book Buzz: October 2010

The unrelated September suicides in the U.S. of at least three boys—aged 13 to 15, which are all linked to anti-gay bullying at school—adds special importance to Stuart Biegel’s The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools (University of Minnesota Press). Stuart recently appeared on CNN Newsroom with others to… read more

Book Buzz: August 2010

Three out gay writers are among the 13 “long list” nominees for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction: Brit Emma Donoghue for Room, South African Damon Galgut for In a Strange Room, and Aussie Christos Tsiolkas for The Slap.  Emma was a joint winner of the 2008 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction for… read more