Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions, May-June 2019


Here in the States, we’re moving into summer, which means…hell, I don’t know. Whatever y’all do in the summers. Vay-kay for some. Work for others. Summer semester for student-types. Summer camp, summer nights, summer days, cruel summer, summer in the city…

and June is PRIDE, friends. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, in response to yet another police raid on a queer bar. And if you don’t know what that is, it’s the pivotal event that sparked a new fire in the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the United States.

Pride ain’t just a party. It’s the commemoration of queer courage and visibility, of a coming together in the face of oppression and taking our space. Don’t lose sight of that message, because that’s really what Pride is about. It’s a celebration of resilience, and an acknowledgement of those we’ve lost and those we have yet to meet.

These are perilous times around the world, which makes Pride even more important, and everything you do as a queer person or ally is an act of resistance and rebellion, and a forging of a connection. So however you celebrate or commemorate or acknowledge, may the FIERCE be with you.

Now go forth and read queer books, because that, too, is an act of resistance and rebellion. Plus, it’s fun.


And if you have a book coming out (see what I did there) or you know of one, drop us a line at the contact link to let us know. All we need is author, title, and buy link. We’ll take it from there. 🙂

ALSO: here’s a cool list that Penguin Random House put together of LGBTQIA+ books they put together for Pride.

Don’t ever forget what we as a community can accomplish. Work in coalition, work across boundaries, and stay fierce, friends.


media coverage, Stonewall raid, June, 1969


Workers World, @ 1970


@ 1972; source


Photo by Diana Davies, Demonstration at City Hall, New York (From left: Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, Jane Vercaine, Barbara Deming, Kady Vandeurs, Carol Grosberg, and others), 1973. Courtesy of New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division.

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