'Her Kind': A Look at VIDA's Online Forum

In May of 2012, VIDA launched Her Kind, an online forum to allow for conversation between women writers on a national scale.

Her Kind editors Rosebud Ben-Oni and Arisa White took some time to have an in-depth discussion with Lambda Literary about the role of Her Kind in the women’s literary community and the ideas it seeks to promote…. read more

Erin Belieu: The VIDA Count and Women in Publishing

“We should think for ourselves and have a diverse and healthy and dynamic literary setting in this country that isn’t about worshiping a small group of white straight guys […]”

VIDA co-founder Erin Belieu took the time to talk with Lambda Literary about the existence of gender bias in the publishing industry and how to improve the way women’s writing is received…. read more

The 2013 National Magazine Award Finalists, Augusten Burroughs, and Other LGBT News

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) recently announced its finalists for the 2013 National Magazine Awards, which are meant to applaud print and digital publications that have shown excellence in several categories, including reporting, features, profile, essays, and commentary. Though the society honors between five and seven journalists’ articles within each of the above… read more

New History Exhibits, Recent Research Findings, and the VIDA Count

From June 7 to Sept. 15, the New-York Historical Society will feature an exhibition called “AIDS in New York: The First Five Years.” The exhibition, which draws from a variety of archive materials such as diaries, audio and video clips, photographs and doctors’ notes, will delve into the social and political histories surrounding the outbreak… read more

The 25th Annual Triangle Awards Finalists Announced

The 25th annual Triangle Awards, celebrating the best gay and lesbian fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of 2012, will take place at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School (66 West 12 Street, NY, NY) on April 25th at 7 p.m. The awards will be free and open to the public, including a reception to follow…. read more