This self-described “serious autobio series” depicts the day-to-day of the artist’s gender transition. Some of the posts will make your heart ache, others will put a smile on your face. It’s super real, it’s very honest, and it’s almost always done in three panels or less.
Here is a thing you never knew you wanted: an LGBTQ+, dual-authored comic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice set in Canada. Randi Hamel’s (@rannibuns) contributions are all tinted red, Tajliya Jamal’s (@heyimtaj) are awash in blue, and the Tumblr is updated every Friday.
Mood boards have been everywhere the past year or two. This is just one Tumblr out of a few that are serving up LGBTQ+ themed mood board goodness as their followers request them. The sky is the limit. No, actually—the sky isn’t even the limit. See the space themed lesbian mood board above. Hell yeah? Hell yeah.
This graphic designer is illustrating one important person in LGBTQ history every day in June for Pride. Day 5 of the aptly titled 30 Days of Pride series featured Miss Major, a trans woman activist and Executive Director Emeritus of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project. Miss Major, who was at the Stonewall uprising in 1969, is ready to retire. You can donate to her GoFundMe, if you so choose. (And yes, it’s legit.)
if you would like to be added to this list please feel free to message me on my main blog @sashasvelour, i will edit it as often as we get submissions. and to those of you who have already been listed if you’d like to add your preferred pronouns message me and i’ll add them! (also i know the format of the list needs work, i’ll be editing it soon this is a rough draft) -Madi
edy - trans (non-binary/agender) & pansexual - they/them pronouns
My young protagonist Therese may appear a shrinking violet in my book, but those were the days when gay bars were a dark door somewhere in Manhattan, where people wanting to go to a certain bar got off the subway a station before or after the convenient one, lest they be suspected of being homosexual. The appeal of The Price of Salt was that it had a happy ending for its two main characters, or at least they were going to try to have a future together. Prior to this book, homosexuals male and female in American novels had had to pay for their deviation by cutting their wrists, drowning themselves in a swimming pool, or by switching to heterosexuality (so it was stated), or by collapsing—alone and miserable and shunned—into a depression equal to hell. Many of the letters that came to me carried such messages as “Yours is the first book like this with a happy ending! We don’t all commit suicide and lots “of us are doing fine.” Others said, “Thank you for writing such a story. It is a little like my own story …” And, “I am eighteen and I live in a small town. I feel lonely because I can’t talk to anyone …” Sometimes I wrote a letter suggesting that the writer go to a larger town where there would be a chance to meet more people. As I remember, there were as many letters from men as from women, which I considered a good omen for my book. This turned out to be true. The letters trickled in for years, and even now a letter comes once or twice a year from a reader. I never wrote another book like this.
afterword for The Price of Salt, Patricia Highsmith
“Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.“ – James Baldwin. Illustrated with three early portraits of the writer by gay novelist and photographer, Carl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 - December 21, 1964.)
In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.
The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King’s Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash’s capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.
That Amongst Small Things is LGBT+inclusive novel and the main cast include: 1 pansexual main heroine, one asexual werewolf, one nonbinary sea witch, a woman dragon leader, and a male prince who is saved by his princess atleast 5 times in the first half of the book………just …. sayin….
Hey everyone I´m Lilly Jonathan (you can choose one name if you don´t want to say both) and I am very open-minded. So things like gender, sexualtity or country don´t really matter to me. I enjoy listening to music (literally everything) and writing. My dream is to become an author. I´m also always up for deep conversations about psychology, society and revolution.
I´m very interested in other cultures and languages, am fluent in English and German and currently learn French, Dutch and Norwegian.
Maybe I should add that I´m lgbt and have no tolerance for intolerance.
Preferences: As long as you aren´t a Nazi, homophobe, racist, sexist, alt-right or anything related, everything´s fine.
i want to start a discord for people who are working on writing novels (specifically wlw novels) we could bounce ideas off of each other, proofread, discuss plot, world/character building, etc. would any of you be interested????? reblog/like if you’d be about this
-talked about other books that have the same issues as sarah’s. or, talked about the ya publishing industry in general and how it can be improved
-actively promoted books by women of color and LGBTQ authors and ownvoices. because it’s probably more important to promote these authors than it is to tear a white author down for her lack of diversity. im all for criticism and have written some of it myself but i also recommend and talk about books by authors who belong to marginalized groups or books that feature marginalized ppl.
-acknowledged how important the narratives of abuse and recovery that are in both ToG and ACOTAR are
-acknowledged how important the representation of recovery from PTSD is to readers who have experienced trauma
-acknowledged how important it is to have positive representations of sex workers
-acknowledged how important it is to have books that feature female friendship as the driving force
-acknowledged how great it is that acotar and acomaf deal with the issue of male rape victims and the sexual objectification of men
-didn’t treat fans of sarah’s books as if they are somehow racist or support abuse because they read these books.
-that last point annoys me in particular because so many victims of abuse take comfort in feyre’s narrative and these anti sjm blogs will just scream YOU SUPPORT ABUSE. but lol, no we don’t.
-didn’t sound like a cacophony of screeching baby pterodactyls incapable of listening to reason
-made constructive arguments
-acknowledged that not every book is capable of doing all the work that you want it to
-realized that you can still enjoy a book and also have some negative things to say about it.
-understood the concept that people are allowed to enjoy things regardless of if tumblr rhetoric labels it “problematic”