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October 11, 2013
Today is the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!
National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out! NCOD was founded in 1988 and the date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
Celebrate National Coming Out Day by reading one of our titles that celebrate love and acceptance!
Trevor: A Novella by James Lecesne (now out in paperback with a foreword by David Levithan)
The story that inspired The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.
Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Trevor mixes humor and realism in an urgent look at what it is like to feel alienated from everything around you.
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October 12, 2010“I waited this long to post here because I don’t always think it is going to get better,” [Hello, Cruel World author Kate] Bornstein says in her video for the ["It Gets Better"] project. “Sometimes it gets worse, a whole lot worse than I thought it would get worse.” “I had to wait until I thought it would [get better]. This is a day I think it’s going to get better. It only took me a week to get to this day, so what do you know?” she says. “It got better!” — Josh Fernandez of Temple News, on Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project
October 5, 2010I was very clear with the authors that I was more interested in them talking about how they created — those environments, more than the environments and methods where they destroyed themselves. I do a workshop on art and self-destruction. In one exercise, we describe the physical environment where we hurt ourselves — where do we do it — what’s happening. We write this anonymously and read — and it’s always the same room. It’s always the same dark room, and the shades are drawn, and the air is crystallized with an uncertainty of our fate. We know those dark places so well; we don’t need them described. What is far more important, is seeing the environment of the way out. — Sabrina Chapadjiev, interviewed for Mildred Pierce
June 24, 2010... There is an aside in the book that more than sums up the extraordinary journey of Cynthia O'Neal's life. She is in New Mexico, having dinner with her son, Fitz, who is trying to figure out his own path in life and decides that his ability to size people up might lead him to a job placing children with adoptive families. He'd know, he says, if someone would make a good parent or not: "There it was - the question of what my son thought of me as a parent - there it was lying right on the table ... I took a very deep breath and said, 'What about me, would you have given me a child?' Fitz looked me right in the eye and replied, 'I wouldn't have then. I would now.' "— San Francisco Chronicle on Cynthia O'Neal and Talk Softly