Nonfiction

7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Loren A. Olson, MD and No More Neckties: A Memoir in Essays

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 Loren A. Olson, MD and his…

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Giving Myself Permission to Be Myself

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with lighting designer, radio host, and teacher Rachael Cady (she/her) about the book that saved her life: Whipping Girl by Julia Serano. It’s a collection of personal essays that debunk many of the myths and misconceptions that people have about trans women, femininity,…

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Happy On Your Own Terms with Joe Perazzo and Greg Louganis

Welcome to the Season 2 premiere of our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with Joe Perazzo (he/him) about the LGBT memoir Breaking the Surface by Greg Louganis, with special guest: 4-time gold medalist Greg Louganis! Breaking the Surface is Greg’s memoir and it shares his journey not…

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Being empathetic in all aspects of our lives with David LaRochelle

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with award-winning children’s author David LaRochelle (he/him) about the LGBT book Conundrum by Jan Morris. David shares with us, “So, on one hand this book taught me a lot about transsexuals and that experience but the bigger impact that this book…

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What it means to have a bi community with Neil Aasve and William Burleson

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with fundraiser and philanthropist Neil Aasve (he/him) about the LGBT book Bi America: Myths Truths and Struggles of an Invisible Community by William Burleson. Neil recalls the first time he read Bi America, “I remember my heart pounding. I just remember…

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I’m so lucky I was able to be brave with ellie krug and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with idealist, legal advocate, and author ellie krug (she/her) about the LGBT book She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan. ellie told us, “I will say that the book caused me to pivot. It did. There’s no question about it. But…

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