Reading (the) Rainbow

Silas House weaves hope throughout the pages of his new dystopian novel, Lark Ascending

“I’ve burned, and that’s what I wish for all of you. To burn with anger, desire, joy, sorrow. All of it.” -Lark Ascending Lark Ascending by Silas House was the first book in a long time that I read deep into the night with no hope of sleep until I finished the very last word. …

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Book Review: award-winning YA novel, Cemetery Boys by trans author Aiden Thomas

By Alixandria Thomason Cemetery Boys is a YA novel that beautifully combines slow-burn romance with supernatural goodness. The main character, Yadriel, is a queer Latinx boy who happens to be trans. He lives with his close-knit family and the spirits who wander around the cemetery on the edge of his home. His family is full …

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Queer history recovered: ‘The Lexington Six: Lesbian and Gay Resistance in 1970s America’ by Josephine Donovan

By Alixandria Thomason, author of Reading (the) Rainbow: The Lexington Six is the story of six queer people in the 1970s standing up for each other and for LGBTQIA+ community. But more than that it is a cultural examination of the time–a time when homosexuality was criminalized, and when queer peoples’ lives were regularly disrupted …

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Magical bi romance ahead: book review of ‘Payback’s A Witch’ by queer author Lana Harper

Review by Alixandria Thomason, author of Reading (the) Rainbow Goblet of Fire meets Gilmore Girls meets John Tucker Must Die, but make it sapphic.  This may be my favorite book of all time right now. It’s cute, it’s sweet, there is conflict but not enough to raise your blood pressure (though other parts of this …

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Discovering courage, hope in queer nerd culture

image source: ash-murdocks-art.tumblr.com I can still remember with frightening accuracy staying up well into the hours of the morning as a closeted teenager to watch Inara bring a woman to her bed aboard the spaceship Serenity, or Tara sing to her fellow witch the not-at-all subtle lyrics of being “lost in ecstasy, spread beneath my …

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