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Brand New Day

Patricia. Asexual (?) nerdfighter university student in New York.
This blog is a mess.
Jul 25 '14

ktullynax:

a floridian picnic

(Source: addelburgh)

Jul 25 '14

michaxl:

emily dickinson????? sounds like incest to me

(Source: michaxl)

Jul 25 '14

diversifying your queer reads: 2013 books featuring queer people of color

queerbookclub:

It’s all too easy to fall into a pattern of only reading white authors. In 2013, I made a conscious effort to read more books by and about POC, but still, only ~30% of the books I read featured main characters of color and only ~22% were by authors of color. Here’s a list of books published in 2013 about QPOC - let’s celebrate these works and resolve to read more diversely.

There’s no way this list is exhaustive, or even close. These are also not personal recommendations, just every title I could find. If I was unsure about a book’s contents (that is, if I was unsure if the queer characters were prominent, or if I thought the book might be exploitative), I tended to give weight to who the author is (that is, I was more likely to include books I know were written by people of color). Of course, I’ll be happy to add books to the list if you have any suggestions that fit the theme! Here’s what I found, arranged by genre:

Fiction

  • Abandoned Property by Kai Mann
  • The Butterfly Lady by Danny M. Hoey Jr.
  • The City of Devi by Manil Suri
  • Corona by Busha Rehman
  • Full Circle by Skyy
  • Harlem Boyz by Mr. Armani Williams
  • K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood by LaToya Hankins
  • Midnight Rumba by Eduardo Santiago
  • Monarch Season by Mario López-Cordero
  • My Education by Susan Choi
  • On the Come Up by Hannah Weye


Romance

  • Broken in Soft Places by Fiona Zedde
  • The Exchange by Nikki Rashan
  • Flawless by Cat Grant
  • Hersband Material by C. Wash
  • Turn Me Out by T. Ariez
  • Wallflower by Heidi Belleau


Mystery

  • How to Greet Strangers by Joyce Thompson
  • The Odd Fellows by Guillermo Luna
  • The Scottish Banker of Surabaya by Ian Hamilton


Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

  • Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel by Jacqueline Koyanagi
  • Hungry Ghost by Alison Moon
  • Midnight Comes with the Dawn: The Vampyir Plague by Darlene Burns
  • Selume Proferre by E.E. Ottoman
  • Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson


Young Adult

  • Adamant by Kieran Wisser
  • Afuera: A Young Latino’s Journey by Marcelino Rosas
  • The Culling by Steven Dos Santos
  • Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
  • Open Mic: Riffs on Life Between Cultures edited by Mitali Perkins
  • Proxy by Alex London
  • The Second Mango by Shira Glassman
  • Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth edited by Matt Hern
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson


Middle Grade

  • Marco Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz


Comics

  • #Gezi Park by Beldan Sezen
  • Lunita by Xavier Morrell and Sergi San Julian
  • Mara by Brian Wood and Ming Doyle
  • Wandering Son Vol. 5 by Shimura Takako and Matt Thorn


Memoir

  • Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography by Richard Rodriguez
  • Domestically Cursed: A Story on Partnership Violence by Renair Amin
  • Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias
  • Making Mr. Wright: Memoirs of a Black Female-To-Male Transsexual by Reno Prestige Wright
  • They Call Me a Hero: A Memoir of My Youth by Daniel Hernandez and Susan Goldman Rubin
  • Trauma Queen by Lovemmee Corazon


Nonfiction/Queer Studies

  • Amigas y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family by Katie L. Acosta
  • Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh by Thomas Glave
  • Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, by Shiri Eisner
  • Brown Boys and Rice Queens: Spellbinding Performance in the Asias by Eng-Beng Lim
  • Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene by Gerald H. Gaskin
  • Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
  • Oye Loca! From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami by Susana Pena
  • A People Stronger: The Collectivization of MSM and TG groups in India by Suneeta Singh
  • Professed Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran by Afsaneh Najmabadi
  • Queer African Reader by Sokari Ekine
  • Queer in Aztlan: Chicano Male Recollentions of Consciousness and Coming Out edited by Adelaida R. Del Castillo and Gibran Guido
  • Queer Jihad: LGBT Muslims on Coming Out, Activism, and the Faith by Afdhere Jama
  • Queer Migration Politics by Karma Chavez
  • Queer Narratives of the Caribbean Diaspora by Zoran Pecics
  • An UnSpoken Compromise: A Spiritual Guide for LGBT People of Faith by Rizi Xavier Timane Ph.D


Short Stories

  • Dykin 2 by Neledi Tafari
  • Fairytales for Lost Children by Diriye Osman
  • Happiness, Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta
  • Mundo Cruel by Luis Negron
  • Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba
  • Sistagirl by Anondra Williams


Poetry

  • Alternative Medicine by Rafael Campo
  • Autogeography by Reginald Harris
  • Brown Femme Survivor by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives by Veronica Reyes
  • Proxy by R. Erika Doyle
  • She Has a Name by Kamilah Aisha Moon
  • Sinuous by Lydia Kwa
  • Wanting in Arabic: Second Edition by Trish Salah
  • We Come Elemental by Tamiko Beyer
  • A Word for the Open Mouth by Kenyata C. Garner
  • The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers by Alice Walker


Many thanks to Sistahs on the Shelves, Lambda Literary, and everyone that reads, reviews & tags queer books on tumblr and goodreads - without whom this list would be much more difficult to compile! Last year’s list can be found here.

Jul 25 '14

beepbeepdaddad:

i’m pumped to see the new hercules because i really want to see the rock sing go the distance

Jul 25 '14

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

Jul 25 '14

All of Leslie’s compliments to Ann

(Source: adumbscotts)

Jul 25 '14
Jul 25 '14
Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell from Funny Or Die

thehpalliance:

Economic inequality affects Disney heroines, too. Mary Poppins is fighting the good fight.

Jul 25 '14

Going to test drive an Escape today - looking forward to seeing if I like it, but not to riding around in a car with a stranger. Also, today marks the one month mark since I’ve stopped biting my nails, so that’s exciting I guess

Jul 25 '14

aworldoftheversusepic:

When you try the hardest not to wake up your parents
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(Source: itsbolin)