LGBTQ+

10 Jan

Lavender Inkwell Fills Niche in Syracuse Neighborhood

In October, central New York State became home to a new bookstore with a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT) focus, when The Lavender Inkwell Bookshoppe opened in Syracuse. Co-owners Scott Henni and John Besaw started the barely 700-square-foot store because they felt a need for one, especially in the city's Near Northeast historic district.

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11 Jul

Community Responds to Demonstrations at Outwrite



Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse, a GLBT bookstore in Atlanta, was recently targeted by anti-gay protestors. On several consecutive Saturdays, approximately 20 protestors stood in front of the store carrying signs and a bullhorn. In response, a smaller counter-demonstration also gathered outside. Customers, neighboring businesses, and other community members have shown an "outpouring" of support, said Outwrite owner Philip Rafshoon.

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16 Jun

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces Major Changes

In a press release issued immediately following BookExpo America and its own festive literary awards celebration, the Lambda Literary Foundation Board of Trustees announced dramatic changes regarding the future of the nonprofit organization devoted to the recognition and promotion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing.

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26 Apr

Rich Characterizations Propel Debut Novel to May Picks

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01 Jul

Publishing Triangle's '100 Best Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction Books'

The Publishing Triangle has created a list of the "100 Best Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction Books" and made the list available to booksellers, librarians, and the public on its Web site at www.publishingtriangle.org/. The association, which works to create support for lesbian and gay people in the publishing industry, compiled the list to broaden the audience for lesbian and gay literature and to promote discussion among all readers, no matter what their orientation.

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17 Jun

New GLBT Bookstore Fills Void in the Twin Cities

While the Ides of March didn't turn out so great for Julius Caesar, this past March 15 did augur well for seasoned bookseller Lyle Starkloff, who opened Query Booksellers, a new gay and lesbian bookstore in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Starkloff has already seen considerable increase in traffic and business from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) community in the Twin Cities, as well as from the straight-but-not-narrow contingent, particularly since Query carries many categories outside gay and lesbian literature.

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30 Mar

A Newsletter to Watch Out For

Carol Seajay, former bookseller and publisher of the now defunct Feminist Bookstore News, launched a newsletter in September titled Books to Watch Out For. Available in two editions -- The Lesbian Edition and The Gay Men's Edition -- the e-newsletter, also available in print, features book reviews, industry happenings, and other book news for readers interested in gay, lesbian, and feminist literature.

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16 Mar

Lambda Literary Foundation Promises Gala BEA Event

The Lambda Literary Foundation will announce the winners of the 16th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, or "Lammies," honoring a diverse range of distinguished voices in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) publishing, at what promises to be a festive and lively ceremony at the Chicago Mart Plaza on Thursday, June 3, 2004, in conjunction with BookExpo America.

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29 Sep

Introducing Femmes Fatales to a New Generation

Hard-boiled noir, taboo lesbian romances, radical science fiction, and other forms of pulp fiction written by women can be found in a new series called Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp, which was recently launched by The Feminist Press at the City University of New York.

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04 Jun

Lambda Literary Foundation Presents 2003 Lammies

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced the winners of the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, or "Lammies," which honor "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing. The awards were presented at a gala banquet and awards ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on May 29 in conjunction with BookExpo America.

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14 May

Gala to Honor 2003 Lammie Winners and Betty DeGeneres and Judy Shepard

The Lambda Literary Foundation will announce the winners of the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing, at a gala banquet at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, on May 29. An authors' reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:30 p.m.

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19 Feb

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces 2002 'Lammy' Finalists

Finalists for the 15th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, honoring "the best and the brightest" in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered publishing, have been announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation. The finalists in 20 categories were chosen after a rigorous selection process. Awards will be presented at a gala banquet at BookExpo America in Los Angeles, May 29, 2003.

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04 Feb

Lambda Owner Takes Over NYC's Oscar Wilde Bookshop

Sometimes there's more to an investment than just profits. That was certainly the case when Deacon Maccubbin, owner of Lambda Rising, decided to take over operations of the New York City independent Oscar Wilde Bookshop.

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30 Oct

Outwrite Bookstore and Coffeehouse -- Serving the South's Gay and Lesbian Community Books, Coffee, and More

The decade-old Outwrite Bookstore moved from a small space in a midtown shopping center to an old disco in the center of a gentrified, historically gay and lesbian neighborhood in Atlanta. The store doubled its size, to 3,000-square-feet, and created a vibrant place to gather, drink coffee, and buy books and gifts -- from morning until late at night.

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