It is June. A month where kids are rushing out of their schools with joy; and more importantly a month where all from around the world can celebrate their sexuality.
Mark O Brien-“Reminders”: http://markobrienwrites.blogspot.com/2015/05/reminders.html?m=1
Becky Albertalli-Gender nonconforming children: Coming to terms with sexual identity: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/gender-nonconforming-children-coming-to-terms-with-sexual-identity-10207741.html
Vee S.: CO founder of Gay YA: http://www.gayya.org/?p=1950
Blogs To Follow
Mark O Brien—http://markobrienwrites.blogspot.com/2015/05/reminders.html?m=1
YouTube Videos To Watch
ABCs of LGBT: https://youtu.be/uFqLrSHWNT4
ABCs of LGBT Part 1 :https://youtu.be/81-FEauK9II
ABCs of LGBT Part 2: https://youtu.be/kJ9ly4cK9tg
ABCs of LGBT Part 3: https://youtu.be/wXq57XlWdYI
16 Types of Sexuality: https://youtu.be/7Dv25Oa0iB0
Diverse YA Books (Margot Wood and Adam Silvera): https://youtu.be/HCfikI5jxPM
Carmilla S2: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbvYWjKFvS5q3y3BO-qkmo7FQ8jwlwj5v
YouTube Channels To Follow
Books To Read (Again. Very. Very few.)
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda:
Here’s my review: http://wp.me/p6aDX4-c
Simon is an amazing love story about a 16 year old AP nerd/theater geek who falls in love; and deals with keeping his sexuality a secret amidst blackmail. It’s powerful. It’s moving. It’s absolutely adorable.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera:
Here’s my review: http://wp.me/p6aDX4-3d
More Happy Than Not is a soul shattering debut about a boy who wants to forget that he’s gay. Aaron Soto is unforgettable.
Under The Lights by Dahlia Adler
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Here’s my review: http://wp.me/p6aDX4-e
Openly Straight is an authentic read about a funny, awkward Rafé. But what teenage boy isn’t awkward nowadays? Sorry if you are one.
Don’t forget to jump on over to Rachel at Reading Wishes: (link above) and donate to charities that support gay teens. If you don’t have a credit card/are broke, you can still share (what I’m doing RIGHT NOW, lol) and be rewarded by a deleted email chapter from Becky Albertalli’s Simon VS. You MUST share Rachel’s post on your social media or elsewhere AND email Becky. All details in the post.
New Yorkers: the Pride March is June 28th!
How do you want to spread your love or awareness for LGBT+ culture this month?