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Amazon has stopped selling ‘gay cure’ books by Joseph Nicolosi

Amazon has removed “gay cure” books by a well-known conversion therapy author from its UK and US sites. The main book in question was one called, A Parents Guide To Preventing Homosexuality, by Joseph Nicolosi. Nicolosi, who died in 2017, was the co-founder of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality and a prominent voice in the “ex-gay” movement. Rojo Alan, from Peterborough, wrote to Amazon several times asking it to remove Nicolosi’s books. After receiving no response, Alan made a Facebook post on May 31 calling for...
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Nicholas Sparks Apologizes for Homophobic Emails, Claims Loving and Accepting LGBTQ People is One of His ‘Core Values’

Nicholas Sparks / Facebook Author Nicholas Sparks apologized on Monday for a string of homophobic emails published last week by the Daily Beast in which he discussed blocking the formation of a group for LGBTQ students and stamping out student protest at the faith-based school he co-founded in North Carolina, the Epiphany School of Global Studies. Read the Daily Beast’s full exposé here. The emails emerged from a lawsuit against Sparks by a former headmaster who claimed that the author falsely told people that he had Alzheimer’s disease. The NYT...
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What Orwell’s ‘1984’ Tells Us About Today’s World, 70 Years After It Was Published

The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be. Denis Hamel Côté, CC BY-SA Stephen Groening, University of Washington Seventy years ago, Eric Blair, writing under a pseudonym George Orwell, published “1984,” now generally considered a classic of dystopian fiction. The novel tells the story of Winston Smith, a hapless middle-aged bureaucrat who lives in Oceania, where he is governed by constant surveillance. Even though there are no laws, there is a police force, the “Thought Police,” and the constant...
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Winners of the 31st Annual ‘Lambda Literary Awards’ for Best LGBTQ Books Announced: FULL LIST

The winners of the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (aka The Lammys) were announced on Monday night at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. According to organizers, “60 literary professionals served as judges this year, spending countless hours considering this year’s record number of submissions. This year’s finalists were chosen from over 1,000 books submitted by over 300 publishers.” The awards were handed out at a ceremony hosted by Mx Justin Vivian Bond. The Lambda Literary Foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing...
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Winners of the 31st Annual ‘Lambda Literary Awards’ for Best LGBTQ Books Announced: FULL LIST

The winners of the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards (aka The Lammys) were announced on Monday night at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. According to organizers, “60 literary professionals served as judges this year, spending countless hours considering this year’s record number of submissions. This year’s finalists were chosen from over 1,000 books submitted by over 300 publishers.” The awards were handed out at a ceremony hosted by Mx Justin Vivian Bond. The Lambda Literary Foundation is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing...
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Author Naomi Wolf defends gay persecution book despite errors

US author Naomi Wolf has stood by her new book exploring gay persecution in 19th century Britain, despite several errors being uncovered. Wolf appeared on BBC Radio 3 to discuss Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love and was challenged by historian Dr Matthew Sweet over claims in the work that, after 1857, there were “several dozen” executions of men for homosexual sex in the UK. The last recorded hanging for gay sex in Britain was in 1835. Sweet said Wolf had wrongly interpreted the phrase “death recorded” as...
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Kenyan LGBTQ Activist and Author Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48

“Binyavanga Wainaina” by Internaz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina, who bravely came out in 2014 amid increasing persecution of gay people in Africa, has died at the age of 48. Wainaina died “after an illness” which was not specified, according to the chairman of the Kwani Trust, an organization founded by the author. RELATED: Amid Increasing Persecution of Gays in Africa, Author Binyavanga Wainaina Comes Out The AP reports: “Wainaina also helped to create tolerance for the LGBT community by coming out publicly in 2014 as gay...
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