5 Cute Books with LGBT Romances

I'm not one for straight up romance stories, but I do love a little romance in any story. In my reading, I've come across a few adorable romances between LGBT characters and one not so adorable romance. Here they are: First Kisses and Other Misfortunes by Kimberly Karalius The Darkest Part of the Forest by... Continue Reading →

5 books that helped me learn about LGBT issues

I am far from an expert on LGBT issues, but I've been trying for a few years to educate myself. As a feminist, I strive to be intersectional, though I know that I fail and fall into my privileges sometimes. Though I know how important marriage equality is, there are still many more problems that... Continue Reading →

5 LGBT Memoirs for Pride Month

I haven't read quite as many memoirs by LGBT people as I would like, but here are five that I've read and enjoyed and would recommend, depending on what you're looking for. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love &... Continue Reading →

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Review: I love this book. I love everything about it. I love that during her low points, Mock reminds the reader that these moments are not unique to her story but neither is every part of her story is a part of every trans story. She went through some terrible and trying times, but she... Continue Reading →

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Review:   Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel is one of those rare YA books that is delightfully high school. The story is told from the first person POV of Leila so all the other characters only develop as far as her relationship with them does. And there is some development for most of... Continue Reading →

Happy National Coming Out Day!

I feel like I should have something to come out about something.... I had listened to this great TED talk that discussed the way everyone has a closet to come out of: Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up That being said, one of the responses I get when I... Continue Reading →

Diverse Books Tag – Superheroes!!

Okay, it took me a minute to get all the categories together, but there are definitely more superheroes out there than the vast white, male landscape that we are accustomed to. These are just the heroes that we are accustomed to, the stories we've heard, and the heroes we've followed for a long time. But... Continue Reading →

Suggested Reading for New Intersectional Feminists

After spending some time with a fellow feminist friend of mine, I realized that I needed to put together a beginners list. Okay, she asked for one and I wanted it to share it with everyone. This is not a comprehensive list, but it's as intersectional as I can provide. There is a serious lack... Continue Reading →

LGBT Pride Month

                 Both Wikipedia and Transgender History give a complete history of why it is that June is the LGBT Pride Month. In a nutshell, events were originally put together to commemorate the Stonewall riots but it eventually grew into what is now LGBT Pride Month, or more colloquially known as Gay Pride Month. Personally, I prefer the acronym... Continue Reading →

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