March 11, 2014

Announcing LGBT Month by Cayce and Laura!

I've stumbled upon an interesting...meme? challenge? I'm not sure...but it caught my attention, since I fully promote the right for everyone to be who they are, and to be accepted, regardless of - in this case - sexual preferences. Um, I don't even like the word "accepted". The LGBT+ community shouldn't even be an issue anymore. Unfortunately, in this time and age, there's still a stigma on its members. See, I don't like the word "members" either, because it makes me think of exclusivity - as in, you belong to a group, but you don't fit in anywhere else. Anyway, I was excited to find out there was going to be a LGBT Month (in April), and immediately decided I wanted to be part of it. Kudos to Laura (who first came up with the idea) and Cayce (who promptly adopted it) for hosting this event!

How pretty is the logo? :) And consistent too...
 
Now, what am I going to do for LGBT Month?

      1.  Definitely reviewing a couple of oldies but goldies:
           Trying Hard to Hear You by Sandra Scoppettone
                A close-knit summer theater group discovers that two of its members are gay. By the
                end of summer, the narrator writes, "two of us were going to suffer like we never had
                before." 
           Deliver Us from Evie by M.E. Kerr
               Told by her brother Parr, this is the story of 18-year-old Evie, her Missouri farm family,
               and the turmoil created by Evie's love for the local banker's daughter.

      2.  Rewinding some LGBT related books I've already reviewed.
      
      3.  Writing a post about what I would like to see more in LGBT lit.

      4.  Participating in the discussion posts Cayce and Laura will come up with! 
 
Are you interested in joining in too? This meme/challenge/read-along is not too demanding. As a matter of fact, it's not demanding at all. You can be involved on many levels, or only opt for one. Read more on Laura Plus Books or Fighting Dreamer. You can sign up till the end of April. Are you in? :)

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for joining LGBT Month, Roberta! (Hm. I think we could call it a month-long event) Looks like you have some great things coming up! Trying Hard to Hear You and Deliver Us from Evie are both new-to-books so I'm especially looking forward to your posts on them. And the one on the things you'd like to see more of in LGBT lit. :)

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    1. Technically, they're a couple of oldies LOL. But good ones.
      It's my pleasure to participate in your event. Looking forward to it!

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  2. Thanks for reminding me Roberta, I read about it elsewhere and I will sign up as well and got books in mind - thinking Sarah Waters, one of my fav authors.

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    1. Glad you are on board too - looking forward to "meeting" Sarah Waters :).

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  3. What a great idea! I just voted for Will Grayson Will Grayson for the read along since it comes highly recommended by my friend Troy. Looking forward to your reviews, Roberta!

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    1. Thank you! And yes, it's a great idea - we need more diversity in books in order to mirror real life!

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