Local Author Festival

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Meet and greet local authors at our Local Author Festival. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Local Author Festival: In Celebration of Women’s History Month

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Meet and greet local authors at a special edition of our Local Author Festival in celebration of Women’s History Month. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Self Publishing Boot Camp

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If your publishing goals include publishing your books independently, this boot camp is for you. Authors Valerie Willis and L.E. Perez will discuss the self-publishing process, including editing, cover design, ebook distribution, print books, marketing and more. Benefit from the authors’ personal experience to achieve self-publishing success.

Local Author Festival

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Meet and greet local authors at our Local Author Festival. Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Each author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Banned Book List filled with LGBT stories

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It’s the final week of September, so that can only mean one thing: it’s Banned Books Week.

Banned Books Week is an annual event started by the American Library Association “celebrating the freedom to read and highlighting the value of free and open access to information,” according to the ALA website.

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Deaf, gay Ecuadorian author overcomes bullying, publishes book

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New York (AP) – As a deaf and gay student in Ecuador, Cesar Baquerizo was bullied and a victim of societal prejudice.

Now, after five years of writing, Pen Name Publishing has released his first novel in English, “A Safe Place With You.”

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Ladyfingers: Help!

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I have never been one to read self-help books. In my 26 years of living, I’ve bought two; one was for school and the other was a flat surface I used to construct marijuana cigarettes on. Nothing against these types of books, of course. I just have yet to find How-To: Life for the Awkward Gal Who Overanalyzes Everything. Until I do, I’ll leave what I can here and you’re welcome to use the help at your leisure. If the aforementioned book never makes it onto the shelves of Barnes and Noble, just remember I said it first. These are the life lessons I made-up out of things that have happened to me. Enjoy.

I was 5 years old the first time I experienced death. It was a day like any other day with a strict schedule of Jazzercise in the morning with my mother and some light doodling in the afternoon. I sat in my booster seat that was comfortably and securely fastened to the front seat of my family’s Toyota Previa. Sure, the Previa may have had the highest safety rating for a minivan at that time, but it certainly didn’t shield me from the real life shit I was about to experience that morning…

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Issue 22.25: Prevention = Complacence?

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Prevention = Complacence? As World AIDS Day approaches, philanthropic organizations adjust to changing times and perceptions in the world of HIV, gay history for kids, gay history for comedians, local news, celebrity interviews, and much, much more!

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Elite, secretive anti-gay group meets in Orlando this weekend

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This weekend, at the luxury Ritz Carlton hotel in Orlando, Florida, an evening series of briefings will kick off the premier funding event of the evangelical right in America, a four-day annual conference known as The Gathering. Scheduled to speak at the conference are David Brooks of the New York Times (also a National Public Radio commentator) and Michael Gerson of the Washington Post.

It’s an invite-only event, reserved for speakers and heads of evangelical foundations that dole out over $200,000 a year. Foundations associated with The Gathering now dole out upwards of $1 billion dollars annually.

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Singapore stands behind call to destroy all copies of three gay-themed books

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SINGAPORE (AP) – A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled from the shelves and said it would “pulp” the copies of three titles, citing complaints their content goes against Singapore’s family values.

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Books for parents, kids, teens on LGBTQ experience

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NEW YORK (AP) – June is Pride Month. Here are some book suggestions for parents, kids and teens on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning gender experience.

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