Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hear Us Out: A Book to Celebrate LGBT History Month & Coming Out Day

Here's a book in honor of LGBT History Month (October) and National Coming Out Day (October 11) -
Hear Us Out!: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope, 1950 to the Present
edited by Nancy Garden (author of Annie on My Mind).
Description from Goodreads.com: What was it like being young and gay during the closeted 1950s, the exuberant beginnings of the modern gay rights movement in the 1970s, or the frightening outbreak of HIV and AIDS in the 1980s? In this unique history, Nancy Garden uses both fact and fiction to explore just what it has meant to be young and gay in America during the last fifty years. For each decade from the 1950s on, she discusses in an essay the social and political events that shaped the lives of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people during that era. Then, in two short stories, she explores the emotional experiences of young gay people coming of age during those times, giving vivid insight into what it really felt like.
Hear Us Out! is a comprehensive and rich account of gay life, both public and private, from one of the pioneers of young adult lesbian and gay literature.
Click here for more and to find a copy in your local library, bookstore, or online:


October is LGBT History Month!

LGBT Youth Literature Project celebrates LGBT History Month! Visit http://lgbtyouthliterature.blogspot.com/ or follow our Facebook page for interesting LGBT history books all month!

New from Amsterdam! Nieuw van Amsterdam!

We just visited IHLIA in Amsterdam (the largest gay/lesbian library & archives in Europe), and added lots of new books to our goodreads lists - including a brand NEW lists of books in DUTCH and German. Thank you to the wonderful staff of IHLIA for your help! Check it out!
http://www.ihlia.nl/ | http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_votes/7225239-lgbt-youth-literature-project

We bezochten IHLIA in Amsterdam (de grootste homo / lesbische bibliotheek en archieven in Europa), en voegde veel nieuwe boeken aan onze Goodreads lijsten - waaronder NIEUW lijsten van boeken in NEDERLANDSE en DUITS. Hartelijk dank aan het geweldige personeel van IHLIA voor uw hulp! Check it out!

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