Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.
Read these f*cking books.
“If you adore any of Tea’s other books, you’ll find Mermaid in Chelsea Creek to be every bit as transgressive and illuminating. If you ever escaped into the magical realms created by J.K. Rowling or Tamora Pierce, or if you got hooked on what dystopian YA like the Hunger Games had to say about class and privilege, you’ll relish Mermaid’s intriguing mixture of magic and social realism.”
“In contrast to cheesy maternity shoots or tabloid “baby bumps,” Sophie’s photos show our animal hunger, our exhaustion and our inability to keep up with the housework.”
A critter is someone who does things that normal people do in a way cuter than the average person.
From the OUT 100 to the first lady of Zambia to Michelle Tea’s marriage, it turns out there was a lot of queer shit going down while I was working late nights in the office.
This week, OINTB continues a takeover while Michelle Tea keeps on being amazing.
In which I review Valencia and talk to Michelle Tea for 15 minutes. // “We were not gay. We were queer. We were dykes. We were really against the man and capitalism and always aware of everything that was unfair and unjust.”
105 more humans for you to have awkward crushes on.
Queer book recommendations, oral histories, poet-prostitute profiles, if Gertrude Stein reviewed beer and more.
In this edition of Lez Liberty Lit: the best literary cocktails, reading and forgetting, remembering the queer dead and more.
An excerpt from Michelle Tea’s new novel, chicken lit is the new chick lit, library lesbianism, sexism in publishing and more.
“This book is a queer anthem. It flashes bright neon lights and blows out plumes of dirty glitter.”
What if everyone awesome had babies. Then what.
Laurie Weeks’ debut novel Zipper Mouth is coming out this October. You might have feelings about this.
“You can’t trust lesbians. You invite them / to your party and they don’t come, / they’re too busy tending vaginal / flowers, hating football, walking their golden / and chocolate labs.”
Subversive artists! Queer revolutionaries! Poets! Authors! Merch! And it’s not even your birthday!
“hey now tall girl
aren’t you bored
all by yourself in your messy room”
In 1997, Michelle Tea and Sini Anderson started Sister Spit – a spoken word tour full of the best queer writers and poets around. Twelve years later, Sister Spit: The Next Generation is taking over the world/my heart. On October 5, the tour came to Phoenix and I interviewed them for you, which is actually a big deal because it was the first face-to-face interview I’ve ever done and I was scared, y’all.