'Northern Lights' by James Matthew Green

The Ojibwe saw the creatures and objects in their universe as animate or inanimate, rather than male or female. They recognized that men could have female qualities; such men would live as women and would take on male husbands. The Ojibwe also recognized that women could have male qualities; these women would live as men… read more

'Body Geographic' by Barrie Jean Borich

In her third creative non-fiction book Body Geographic, creative writing professor Barrie Jean Borich traces the development of her identity as an American, a Midwesterner, a woman, a lesbian, and a writer. … read more

International Study on LGBT Reading Preferences

What type of books do LGBT people like to read? How and where do they find the books that they like to read? Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) and St. Cloud State University are conducting an international study on the book reading preferences of 21st century LGBT people to help answer these questions…. read more

'Coming Out Can Be Murder' by Renee James

Experts estimate that the number of transgender people in the human population ranges from 1 in 1,000 to 1 in 10,000. Compared to the estimated number of lesbian, gay, or bisexual people in any given human population, the number of transpeople appears quite small. This is why the following statistics may shock you:… read more

'Far from the Tree' by Andrew Solomon

In Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search For Identity (Scribner), psychologist Andrew Solomon poses a fundamental question: How do you nurture a child who is nothing like you? … read more

'Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota' by Stewart Van Cleve

In a few weeks, Minnesotans will vote on whether or not to approve an amendment to the state constitution which would define marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. The people who constructed this amendment implied that gay and lesbian couples are a foreign, un-Minnesotan element that should be driven from the… read more

'Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall' by St. Sukie de la Croix

Based on 2010 Census numbers, Chicago has the third largest urban LGBT population in the United States. The land that we know today as Chicago has had an LGBT presence since the seventeenth century. In spite of that, no one has published a history of LGBT life in Chicago until today. Chicago gay press writer St. Sukie de la Croix wrote Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall (University of Wisconsin Press) to fill that empty space on the shelf…. read more