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Love Lives Here with Archie Arnold and Rowan Jetté Knox

Hello! All the love in our queer families. Today we meet Archie Arnold and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Rowan Jetté Knox. Archie is a grant writer working at a community college in Minnesota. His career in grants and…

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Becoming a Man with K Jason Bryan

Hello! As gay kids we have to get through so much that we end up not remembering a lot of our childhoods. Today we meet K Jason Bryan and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Becoming A Man: Half A Life Story by Paul Monette. Jason is a Sr Client Consultant for…

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Swinging on the Garden Gate with Sandy Hope and Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew

Hello! No one ever told me that I could be divine. That my sexuality was a gift. Today we meet Sandy Hope and we’re talking about the book that saved her life: Swinging on the Garden Gate by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew. And Elizabeth joins us for the conversation! Sandy is a licensed mental health counselor…

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Blind: A Memoir with David-Elijah Nahmod and Belo Miguel Cipriani

Hello! Today we meet David-Elijah Nahmod and we’re talking about the book that saved his life: Blind: A Memoir by Belo Miguel Cipriani. And Belo joins us for the conversation! David-Elijah is a freelance journalist in San Francisco, who writes for publications all over the country and in Canada. Belo Miguel Cipriani is a digital…

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Valencia with Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea

Hello! Today we meet Leslie Vincent and Michelle Tea! We’re talking about the book that saved Leslie’s life: Valencia by Michelle Tea. As a music maker, Leslie Vincent performs jazz and the great American Songbook. She released her new album About Last Night earlier this year. Michelle is a writer, Guggenheim Fellow, founder of Drag…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Tristan Taormino and A Part of the Heart Can’t Be Eaten

Welcome to our Summer of Book Love series! Every Tuesday this summer we will feature new episodes of 7 Minutes in Book Heaven which has your next summer read! New episodes of This Queer Book Saved My Life! drop this September. Today we meet Tristan Taormino and their new memoir: A Part of the Heart…

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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Dr. Gwen Bass and Immaculate Misconception

Welcome to our Summer of Book Love series! Every Tuesday this summer we will feature new episodes of 7 Minutes in Book Heaven which has your next summer read! New episodes of This Queer Book Saved My Life! drop this September. Today we meet Dr. Gwen Bass and her new memoir: Immaculate Misconception: A Story…

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I knew I was going to be ok when I read about this whole new world with guest Nathan Eckstein

Hello! Our guest today is Nathan Eckstein (he/they) who is a writer/playwright and graduate student at the University of Minnesota pursuing a Masters degrees in Architecture. They are also a candidate for another masters degree in Science Research Practices. Nathan shares with us how the memoir I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell…

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Drag Edition! Live at Lush!

Come join us at LUSH Lounge and Theatre in NE Minneapolis from 6 – 8pm on May 18, 2023. See the map below for how to get Lush! The event is free, but we do recommend you RSVP here! We’ll be fundraising for the ACLU Drag Defense Fund and have drag performances by Connie Taylor…

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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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