Bookwatch: ‘Straight Expectations’

Always be prepared. That’s not just a motto to wear on a badge; it could save you money, time, or health. It might get you where you’re going, faster or easier. Being ready for anything can you feel secure and safe, it can help you bounce back against any adversity and, as in the new […]

Bookwatch: ‘One of These Things First’

Elephants, rhinos, hippos, and giraffes. Skyscrapers, mammoths, and Jupiter. Sequoias, Sasquatch, blue whales… and mice. One of these things is not like the others, and in One of These Things First by Steven Gaines, you’ll read a story that’s equally unique. On a “brilliantly cold afternoon” just months after his fifteenth birthday, Steven Gaines did […]

Bookwatch: ‘Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality’

You’re not in any hurry. The ring’s on your finger, the engagement was just announced, and you both feel like you’ve got plenty of time. Now’s your chance to enjoy the process of getting married. Here’s your opportunity to plan the future. But Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality by Katherine Franke asks the question: […]

Bookwatch: ‘Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies’

Just like in the movies, you’d planned to grow old together. You’d be the couple everyone smiled at: two wrinkled beings, holding hands, fussing good-naturedly at one another. Still in love, like the movies, til death do you part – but then, as in the new memoir Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies by Michael Ausiello, […]

Bookwatch: This unique novel will get you hooked

Your someday-dream job is not for wimps. That’s truth: it’ll be real work, and you’re prepared. You know it’ll take training, which will take time. You’ll have to learn to think differently, and that’s okay. You might get discouraged, and you’ll handle it. But – as in the new novel Mask of Shadows by Linsey […]

Detailing a lifetime journey toward womanhood

Your own two hands. That’s what it took – plus a bit of paint, pencil or pen, rouge and ribbon and rickrack – to make that of which you are proud. You did that. You made it with your own two hands. As in the new book Self-Made Woman by Denise Chanterelle DuBois, it takes […]

Explore a world that never makes the headlines

You felt surprisingly safe. There you were, in a place that was certainly iffy, but you were totally comfortable there. No danger, no darkness, no problems – and in the new book The Gang’s All Queer by Vanessa R. Panfil, no world you’ve ever seen before, either. Everybody knows that being a teen isn’t easy. […]

This book covers all bases, from ‘will you?’ to ‘I do’

Your beloved asked. And you said “yes.” That’s all it took: so simple, yet so momentous and now you’re getting married. That’s nothing new these days; LGBTQ+ couples have weddings all the time, so how do you make yours special? With the new book Equally Wed by Kirsten Palladino, your vows will wow. Like many […]

Get ready for a lot of education

How does that work? When you were little and that question arose, you simply took things apart – but that didn’t always work so well. In “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!” by Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, it’s time for a different way of seeing things. One million people. That’s approximately how […]

Bookwatch: Freddie Mercury — the man who loved to put on a show

Last year was a particularly rough one. Every time you open a newspaper or turned on the computer or TV, it seemed as though someone – a Hollywood actor, singer, or stage performer you liked – had died. Even now, whether it was six months, a year or, as in Somebody to Love by Matt […]

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