Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

For as long as I can remember (in the ten years that I've been an out lesbian), Rubyfruit Jungle has appeared and been mentioned in countless places.  Websites, books, magazines, and word-of-mouth all tout this unorthodox coming-of-age novel as The One Lesbian Novel You Must Read.  I suspect that, in the '70s when it was published, this was probably… Continue reading Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

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21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library

As I have previous mentioned, I am lucky enough to live just down the block from a fabulous lesbian library. It's stocked with everything you might imagine or expect -- fiction, poetry, self-help books, books on lesbian and women's herstory, feminist theory, feminist theology, memoir and biography, lesbian cookbooks (which, I assume, instruct you to… Continue reading 21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library

Pride Month Book List

A few years ago I began my personal tradition of reading only LGBT books during the month of June -- gay pride month. Since I tend to read a lot of gay books not only in June but throughout the year, I try to use June to focus more on the lesbian classics or queer… Continue reading Pride Month Book List

Review: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Genre: Graphic Memoir Published: 2012 Summary Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood .… Continue reading Review: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel