Wednesday, October 27, 2010

True Colors - L.A. Gay Men's Chorus - It Gets Better

In this last week, in a nearby city, the powers that be voted to defeat a measure that would have banned workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.  It made me crazy to read some of the things these policy-makers said.  My dear BH said "It's like living in the Dark Ages."

But I'm not going to rant about it.  Instead, I'm posting this video the Los Angeles Gay Men's Chorus made for the It Gets Better Project.  I got goosebumps right around the 3-minute mark, when -- well, you'll see.

Monday, October 11, 2010

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is October 11 in several countries, including the United States, and October 12 in the UK. It's a civic awareness day, a day for dialog, understanding, support and courage.

You can find out all sorts of information regarding coming out at the website for the Human Rights Campaign.

There is an interesting piece by Dan Savage in response to some of the criticisms of the recent It Gets Better project.

In our little corner of the Internet world, Loose Id is in the process of presenting books in its Coming Out Collection.  I hear through the grapevine that Dear Author will be honoring the day with "Gay Writes" - reviews and giveaways of GLBT books.

Whether you are in or out, GLBTQ or ally, writer or reader, do something small or big today to promote equal rights.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Blah Blah NEW BOOK! Blah Blah

It's here, it's here! Bursting into the literary cosmos, as the infamous KZ Snow likes to say.

You can find an excerpt here.

You can buy the book here.