For 30 days, virtually every product you can buy comes in a rainbow motif, TV commercials for everything from beverages to cars trumpet their company's support of the LGBTQ community, and we see stories about LGBTQ people splashed across the media. But the community doesn't just emerge once a year. Increased visibility during Pride month shouldn't serve as an annual check-in, but a starting point to expand what your media consumption looks like all year long. These books by gay authors and LGBTQ writers and books with gay characters show us that our literary journeys can be as beautifully diverse as the world we live in. Thriller and crime, romance novels , humor, young adult and middle grade fiction, old stand-by classics, new releases, and of course, literary fiction and memoir are all represented in this list of must-reads. Add them all to your own pile of all the best books or pick up a few as a great gift for the book-lover in your life.
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A Sleepover To Remember
It turns out that last week was not the first time that John Travolta has allegedly introduced himself to a male stranger , at the gym, where they were alone, together, at three in the morning. A commenter points out that the original Reddit thread contains a few other stories detailing Travolta's late night gym escapades. Let's start with the most benign of the two tales. Reddit user deweyredman wrote in the thread that he too was approached by Travolta, at the gym, where they were alone, together: "Happened to me too a while back The next story is considerably more steamy. Reddit user Myklanjilo writes of an alleged memorable late night encounter with Travolta in the locker room of a hour gym from 14 years ago emphasis mine.
Rural Queer Fiction: A Reading List
This is a list of LGBT characters in modern written fiction. The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example, the word "gay" was not used to describe sexual orientation until the mid 20th century. A number of different classification schemes have been used to describe sexual orientation since the midth century, and scholars have often defined the term 'sexual orientation' in divergent ways. Indeed, several studies have found that much of the research about sexual orientation has failed to define the term at all, making it difficult to reconcile the results of different studies. Some prefer to simply follow an individual's self-definition or identity.
Take a look at your books and count how many of them were written by straight dudes. Now, how many were written by queer authors? Fewer, I'm sure.