On the same day, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins was nominated for the prize for drama he was also nominated in And more favorite works from men not pictured here. Some of them have even come to the attention of the literary establishment. Here follows a woefully incomplete roll call: Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer , Tyehimba Jess, Pulitzer, Terrance Hayes, National Book Award,
Best 24 LGBTQ books of 2019, according to Lambda Literary
E. Lynn Harris, author, dies at age 54 - Los Angeles Times
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. The fact is that we need diverse authors as much as WeNeedDiverseBooks. That means they're pigeonholed for their sexuality, instead of being embraced as writers whose stories can teach us about the world we live in, our history, and the diversity that is all around us even when we're unaware of it. A writer's queerness is not necessarily the central part of who he or she is. Yet this identity did and still does carry a stigma, and struggle of any kind inevitably affects the way a writer writes, the way she pours her soul out onto the page, or the way he chooses to spin a story.
Author E. Lynn Harris dead at 54
All over the United States, people are protesting the murder of George Floyd , who died at the hands of a white police officer, and the treatment of Black people by American individuals and institutions. Whether you've donated to the cause, protested alongside your fellow citizens, or held discussions with those close to you, as allies, there is always one more step for you to take. Which leads me to my next point. Take a look at your bookshelf ; take a look at the authors on your bookshelf; are you missing something or someone? If so, you've come to the right place.
If you've been on the Internet at all, you've probably seen that today is National Coming Out Day—in other words, the day when you find out who all from your high school is gay now. Jokes aside, in addition to giving closeted or questioning people an opportunity to share their identity with the world, this day also gives LGBTQ people who are already out the chance to reflect on our experiences and the people they've helped us become. Revisiting a psychologically toxic relationship through the lens of assorted storytelling tropes, Machado expands an intensely intimate story into a meditation on the way that abuse takes hold in queer relationships. Use this title to help you chart the course of your next cross-country road trip. With its thriving community and widespread air of public acceptance, 21st-century Brooklyn bears all the hallmarks of a queer Promised Land.