'October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard' by Lesléa Newman

Poet Lesléa Newman, author of the lesbian children’s book Heather Has Two Mommies, arrived in Laramie,Wyoming in the fall of 1998, just five days after 21-year-old gay man Matthew Shepard was discovered in the wild, tied to a fence, crying, beaten and dying…. read more

Where Are the LGBT Biographies for Kids?

Bay Windows’ Dana Rudolph argues that children’s books featuring the accomplishments of LGBT people are seriously lacking until at least high school. It’s time for authors and publishers to step up and fill the gap. … read more

Triangle Awards: Lesbian, Gay Fiction Honored

The 23rd Annual Triangle Awards were presented at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School last week. The awards are meant to honor excellence in gay and lesbian fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Alan Hollinghurst, known for his Man Booker Award-winning novel, The Line of Beauty, proudly received the 2011 Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Award for… read more

New in April: Susie Bright & Susan Sontag

April is National Poetry Month Susie Bright (LLA winner) has a new memoir out this month. Arthur Levine, Lesléa Newman and Malinda Lo all have new Children’s/YA  books out. Meanwhile one’s children’s book is also an iPhone app. In celebration of poetry C. Dale Young and Kazim Ali have new books out. And Bella Books is… 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

ALA's 2010 Stonewall Book Awards announced

Last week, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the winners of the 2010 Stonewall Book Awards. The Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table announced the three winners — marking the first time such an award was given for Young Adult and children’s literature…. read more