BIPOC

7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Gerardo Sámano Córdova and Monstrilio

Hello! Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Gerardo Sámano Córdova and his new…

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When you go up the mountain you don’t know what you’ll find with Gerard Cabrera

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Gerard Cabrera (he/him) and I talk with him about The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Gerard tells me that, “The Magic Mountain is about educating yourself and trying to make decisions for how you want to live your own life. Do you want to follow…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Joshua Gonzales and Keep Sweet: My Homemade Recipe for a Fulfilling Gay Life

Why hello! Welcome to our LGBT podcast 7 Minutes in Book Heaven – presented to you by This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this short podcast, we spend 7 minutes in our virtual studio interviewing LGBTQ authors about their new and upcoming books for us to love and cuddle up with. Today, we meet Joshua Gonzales and his…

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Facing The Homophobia In Our Families with Barrak Alzaid and Sarah Schulman

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode, we meet Barrak Alzaid (he/him) and talk with him about Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences by Sarah Schulman. This book invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem. Barrak shares with us, “What I think saved me…

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Building the language to translate what transness looks like with LaSaia Wade and Miasha

Welcome to our LGBT podcast and in this episode we’re talking with community organizer and activist LaSaia Wade (she/they) about Secret Society by Miasha (she/her). This novel starts as a story about two flashy women who hustle men for money, but then dives into the twists and turns of living and loving in the world as…

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Being Gay Together is an Act of Resistance with James Darville

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! This episode is the recording of our first-ever live event at Lush Lounge and Theater. We talk with James Darville (he/him) about the LGBT book The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s by Ricardo J. Brown. This memoir invites us into Kirmser’s, which was the first and only queer gay…

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There is strength in knowing about the struggles and the triumphs with Zaylore Stout

In this episode, we talk with Zaylore Stout (he/him) about the book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson. Zaylore told us, “I was digging through the archives of the library, trying to see if there was anybody like me…and it’s like you have to piece these things together, on your own.”  Our discussion spring boards…

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This is who we are and there is no stopping with Suyane Oliveira

In this episode, we talk with Suyane Oliveira (she/they) about the book Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg. Suyane told us, “Books don’t really make me cry and this book made me cry so many times. It just pulled something out of me. I’ve never cried so much while reading a book.” We discuss how Stone Butch Blues opened…

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Queer people need warning stories too with Nancy Agabian and Carmen Maria Machado

Our premiere episode! We talk with writer and literary organizer Nancy Agabian (she/her) about the book In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado. It is a memoir about an abusive queer relationship Carmen had with an ex-girlfriend. Nancy shares how In The Dream House saved her and then we meet Carmen (she/her) to discuss the writing…

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