When an author writes an unexpected plot twist.

If you are gay, if you are lesbian, and if you are feeling as if you are swirling down the drain of assimilation, the life preserver you may need to save your sense of uniqueness may be Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer’s beautiful and enlightening book, Art & Queer Culture……….

…………..The most enlightening aspect of this wildly varied book is the presentation of images you may have seen for decades and become inured to. Images that may have lost their power over the decades, like Crawford Barton’s stunning photo of two gay men kissing on a stoop next to a presumably heterosexual couple on a bright sunny afternoon in the Castro. Many, including this writer, upon seeing that image for the first time in 1977 felt a soaring sense of elation, that a new era was dawning.

There is the insider’s mordant wit and outsider’s gaze in works like Deborah Bright’s Dream Girls,in which she inserts herself into a film still usurping George Peppard as he tries to light Audrey Hepburn’s cigarette in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The image is funny and erotic, and Bright takes the innate campiness hostage for her own mulitlayered message. Perhaps she is rescuing Truman Capote’s bisexual character from the censoring of her story in the film version of his book.

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Books read in 2014
  1. Wallbanger - Alice Clayton
  2. Weaver - Katherine Arandez
  3. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
  4. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
  5. Paper Valentines - Brenna Yovanoff
  6. Queen of Hearts - Colleen Oakes (ARC) 
  7. Scintillate - Tracy Clark (ARC)
  8. The Initiation of Ms Holly - K.D. Grace (ARC)
  9. Red Rising - Pierce Brown 
  10. Cress - Marissa Meyer
  11. Coriolanus - William Shakespeare
  12. The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson
  13. The Madness Underneath - Maureen Johnson
  14. Because of Her - K.E. Payne (ARC)
  15. Drawn - Ceclia Gray
  16. Control - Lydia Kang
  17. The Comedy of Errors - William Shakespeare
  18. Acting for the Camera - Tony Barr
  19. Love Letters to the Dead - Ava Dellaira
  20. The Here and Now - Ann Brashares
  21. Hunger - Jackie Morse Kessler
  22. Rage - Jackie Morse Kessler
  23. A Game of Thrones - George RR Martin **
  24. Dreams of Gods and Monsters - Laini Taylor
  25. Heat Wave - Richard Castle **
  26. The Help - Kathryn Stockett **
  27. Etiquitte and Espionage  - Gail Carriger **
  28. The One - Kiera Cass
  29. Half Bad - Sally Green
  30. Soulless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 1)
  31. Changeless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 2)
  32. Blameless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 3)
  33. Soulless Graphic Novel #3 - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 3)
  34. Heartless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 4)
  35. Timeless - Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate 5)
  36. Pointe - Brandy Colbert
  37. Dance of Shadows - Yelena Black
  38. Charleston: A Novel - Margaret Thornton
  39. The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  40. The Sea of Monsters  - Rick Riordan
  41. The Titan’s Curse  - Rick Riordan
  42. The Battle of the Labyrinth  - Rick Riordan
  43. Shadow and Bone** - Leigh Bardugo
  44. Siege and Storm** - Leigh Bardugo
  45. Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo
  46. Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
  47. Ink Exchange - Melissa Marr
  48. Reboot - Amy Tintera
  49. Fragile Eternity - Melissa Marr
  50. Radiant Shadows - Melissa Marr — DNF
  51. Rebel - Amy Tintera
  52. Lips Touch Three Times - Laini Taylor
  53. Pretty Girl 13 - Liz Coley (ARC)
  54. Frost - Marianna Baer
  55. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Vol 1 - Naoko Takeuchi
  56. Something Strange and Deadly - Susan Dennard
  57. A Darkness Strange and Lovely - Susan Dennard
  58. The Dark Unwinding - Sharon Cameron
  59. The School for Good and Evil - Soman Chainani
  60. Strange and Ever After - Susan Dennard
  61. Whats Left of Me - Kat Zhang
  62. A World Without Princes - Soman Chainani
  63. Crewel - Gennifer Albin
  64. A Spark Unseen  - Sharon Cameron
  65. Asylum - Madeleine Roux
  66. Paper Towns - John Green
  67. These Broken Stars - Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  68. Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas**
  69. Crown of Midnight - Sarah J Maas**
  70. Heir of Fire - Sarah J Maas
  71. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami
  72. The Book Thief  - Markus Zusak

** indicates a re-read

Italics indicate an audiobook

Watch on weloveinterracial.tumblr.com

Brett Meyer Short Film on Interracial Dating.

Holding Hands Part 1

A interracial couple; sick of being discriminated against for being together decide to make a statement and lash back at the ignorant and racist around them… but it might cost them their lives.

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