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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with McKenzie Wark and Raving

Hello! Meet McKenzie Wark and her new book Raving. It’s 7 Minutes in Book Heaven! Where we meet queer authors and talk with them about the new books they have coming out for us to love and cuddle up with. What’s Raving about? McKenzie takes us into the undisclosed locations of New York’s thriving underground queer and trans rave…

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God Cares About The Most Marginalized Bodies with Shannon TL Kearns

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode we’re talking with the Reverend Shannon TL Kearns (he/him) about Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Rev. Kearns was raised fundamentalist Evangelical, however he went on to become the first openly Transgender man ordained to the Old Catholic Priesthood. Our wide-ranging discussion includes how Oranges…

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A Possibility Space for Queerness and Transness with Henry Holden and S.A. Chant

Welcome to our LGBT podcast! In this episode we’re talking with Henry Holden (he/they) about Peter Darling by S.A Chant. This novel is a sequel and really a re-telling of Peter Pan, in which Peter is trans, an adult now, and starts a relationship with Captain James Hook! For Henry, he told us, that reading Peter Darling was,  “the…

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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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7 Minutes in Book Heaven with Dr. Nyri Bakkalian and Confluence: A Person Shaped Story

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 Dr. Nyri Bakkalian. Her…

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Room to breathe and ask my own questions with finn schneider

Welcome to our LGBT podcast and in our new episode we’re talking with dr. finn schneider (they/them) about Bless Me, Ultima. It is a coming-of-age novel by Rudolfo Anaya. For finn it saved their life three (!) different times and we’ll talk all about them, especially as the novel created a space to explore their…

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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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Unabashed and unapologetic with Michael Barakiva and April Daniels

Welcome to our LGBT podcast This Queer Book Saved My Life! In this episode, we talk with Michael Barakiva (he/him) about the LGBT book Dreadnaught by April Daniels (she/her), with special guest April Daniels! Dreadnaught is a groundbreaking YA novel about a trans teen superhero. Michael shares with us, “The honesty of her anger and the challenges…

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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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