Monday, September 28, 2009

Guest Blogger - Ava Rose Johnson

Please welcome my guest today, Ava Rose Johnson. She's put her little ol' body in the hot seat to answer some pertinent (and impertinent) questions.

1. What are your nicknames?
In selected company, I'm often referred to as 'Sexpert'. My sister thinks it's hilarious that I write erotic romance!My friends sometimes call me Lulu too. I have no idea where that comes from :)
2. How does your hair look currently?
I wish it looked shiny and full of bounce but unfortunately the answer is messy. Very very messy.
3. What’s new in your life right now?
My trench coat. I got it half off in a sale! Also, there's a couple extra pounds floating around my stomach area. Fall always makes me want to eat!

4. How many colors are you wearing now?
Including eyeshadow??? 8. I'm a colorful person!

5. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
It depends on the company. With friends I'm an extrovert. But with strangers, I get very shy.

6. What was the last book you read?
Marley and Me. Sooo cute. Though I bawled like a baby.

7. Who is your favorite super hero?
Batman. He's so darn sexy, especially when Christian Bale is playing him :)

8. What has made you happy these days?
Lucy's Neighbors was released from Ellora's Cave on 18th September and I've already received fanmail for it! I loved writing that book. Menages are always fun *wink*.
Here's the blurb:
Lucy Hills has lusted after her two sexy neighbors since she moved into her condo a year ago. She never would have believed that either Steve or Doug would be interested in her—she is a woman after all. So when they invite her over for dinner, she expects nothing more than friendly conversation. But the night soon spins into an explosive combination of Lucy’s sexual fantasies, and being ravished by two men turns out to be even better than she’d imagined.
Steve and Doug have been together nine years and they’ve shared many beautiful women. But Lucy is the first to steal their hearts. For months they’ve dreamed about getting her out of her panties and now they’ve had a taste of her honey, they want her for keeps. But convincing Lucy that a three-way relationship can work isn’t easy. They’ll have to use everything in their power to keep her trapped between their bodies because they can’t lose her now. She’s the one.

And another new one from Ellora's Cave, Breaking Ground
Buddies since kindergarten, Ray Jenkins and Eric Richards have never crossed the line into a sexual relationship. But when Ray breaks the news to Eric that he’s leaving for war, their friendship suddenly slides into something deeper, and what’s intended to be a guys’ night in turns out to be a guys’ night in bed.
Two years later, their one night of hot sex is a distant memory and having heard nothing from Ray since his abrupt departure, Eric can’t believe it when his old friend shows up. Using his mouth and his hands, Ray makes it clear how much he still wants Eric, and unable to resist, Eric falls right back into Ray’s bed. But fear that Ray will leave again holds him back, and despite the passion growing between them, Eric can’t let go of the pain he suffered while Ray was gone. Ray has to convince him that this time ’round he’s not going anywhere or else their burgeoning relationship will be over before it has the chance to begin.

9. What’s your current obsession?
Post-its. I can't live without them. Also, melons. They're yummy and very healthy too.

10. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
If I was getting up at a reasonable hour, then maybe thirty minutes. But as I usually have to rise and shine at 6am, my co-ordination is worse than a zombie's so it takes a little longer.

11. What’s the last thing you laughed about?
An "Everybody Loves Raymond" re-run. Raymond's mother created a sculpture that resembled a very intimate body part. The funny thing was that she didn't notice the resemblance!

12. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
"Hurt" by Christina Aguilera. One of the contestants on X Factor (the UK version of American Idol) sang it and she did a fantastic job!

13. What’s the last movie you saw?
"500 Days of Summer". I adored it until the end. I felt jipped as I walked out of the movie theater. :(

14. What was the last story you wrote?
A sexy short for Ellora's Cave. It's set in an office and focuses on the mutual lust between an executive and his PA. It was very fun to write! Watch out for it!

15. Is there anything else you'd like readers to know about Ava Rose Johnson?
I like nothing better than to spend a Sunday in my pajamas watching old movies. And I really like ice-cream. A lot!

Thanks so much for visiting today, Ava. We share some of the same passions. ;~D I love ice cream and watching old movies, too!
You can find out more about Ava at her website:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Free-wheeling with AM Riley


My guest today is AM Riley. Riley has been writing paranormals and murder mysteries with gay and lesbian characters for five years. She’s been published with Changeling Press, Torquere Press, Loose ID and will soon publish two contemporary gay murder mysteries with MLR Press.

She just released a ‘gay biker vice cop turns vampire’ m/m romance with Loose Id last month called “Immortality is the Suck”.
The blurb reads:
“Undercover Vice cop and former ATF agent, Adam Bertoni, has had a lot of bad nights, but this one takes the proverbial cake. First, a drug deal goes sour. Then, his ex-partner and sometimes fuck-buddy, Peter, gets to watch him bleed to death.
Adam doesn’t know which ticks him off more. That somebody set him up, or that he woke up undead.
Finding his death at the center of a sting that involves Outlaw Motorcycle gangs, the Mexican Mafia, and a lot of missing cash. Adam races to find the killer and clear his name. Because Peter may put up with a lot of Adam’s B.S., but he’ll never have relations with a suspect.
Former informants are dropping like flies. The gamut of Los Angeles lowlifes are sprouting fangs and super-human powers. And, Adam has to face a lot of things he’s been avoiding for a long time.
Immortality is just something he hadn’t planned on.”

With a blurb like that I was dying to know more about the author and the story behind the story so, here’s AM Riley free-wheeling about her writing and her life, which for Riley is really the same thing.
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The story behind the story:
How I came up with the vampire character for Immortality is the Suck is a good question.
I know a marine who became a cop, though not a vice cop. He retired and is now a writer. Anyway, he’s a vampire freak. So’m I and so is a co-worker. Short story long, my buddy came to visit when I was working graveyard on a show with my co-worker. A ghastly cable TV thing, as it happens, and we took frequent breaks to alleviate our despair. That night we started talking vampires. Then arguing vampires. It was a hysterical conversation and my friend the marine is always saying things are the suck. So, I said, “ Immortality is the suck.” And he said, ‘Yeah you should write that.’ And there you have it. It’s his fault.

The main character looks and sounds like my friend the ex-marine. I’ve always thought he’d make a great vampire.

The circumstances that led to the book opening actually happened, though, minus the vampire element. (At least, I don’t think there was a vampire element) The DEA and ATF busted over eighty Mongol’s last October here in Los Angeles, after a lengthy undercover operation involving several agents. My protagonist is my version of one of those agents.

The life:

I live in Los Angeles and I write paranormal as well as mysteries. Interestingly, I think, there are no characters in my books that aren’t people I know or have known. If they seem extreme or bizarre, that’s because most people are pretty danged strange if you bother to listen. Even my vampires are people I know (with fangs).

I write lesbian fiction as well, but most of the people who read my m/m books aren’t interested in lesbian romance or murder mysteries. I’ve been unsure about where to publicize my lesbian fiction, so I guess it will end up on my site, side by side with the other stuff I write.

Lets see... went to Art School, degree in Art History and Lit. That’s where I learned that there is no wrong way to make art. The only thing you can do wrong is copy someone else (there is a difference between copying and emulating. The key is authenticity.) I got into the film industry to pay the bills and sort of fell in love with an editing bay. All those lights and bopping needles and dials in a dark room! Four or more monitors humming away in digital harmony. It’s like the inside of a techno brain!

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for a long, long time. Before I worked in the film industry, (over ten years now. Gad.) I held the gamut of weird minimum wage jobs. I know people who have lived on the streets; I speak Calo -- it's a sort of slangy bastardized Spanish that you hear in Los Angeles. It's so common that you see it on the main broadcasting networks cop shows -- and a sort of bastardized Portuguese which I learned entirely hanging out in the dance clubs. ;~D

My best friend when I first moved here was a member of Avatar and I still have a soft spot for the old leathermen, even though they were sexist bastards sometimes. I wrote “The Elegant Corpse” because of him. I sent it to him to read and he sent it back with grammar corrections. : )

I think gender is the last frontier and that rape is a hate crime. I am first and foremost a feminist. I am currently writing a murder mystery featuring a transgendered PI, based on a truly inspiring individual who has been kind enough to talk to me about the political and personal aspects of being transgendered. I aspire to write anyone so that the reader can relate and root for him/her.

I am a single parent. My daughter rocks. I love pit bulls and so I am also in the midst of a murder mystery that features the horrific dog fighting industry that victimizes them. This one is paranormal.

Paranormal stories feel very much like Aesops fables to me. Or the Greek Myths. That larger than life, or just slightly surreal flavor makes them perfect vehicles for over-the-top moralizing. So I love writing them.

I have two books currently in edits at MLR Press -- “Death by Misfortune” which plays with a murder in the midst of a film production -- and “Son of a Gun” in which I kill off the fictionalized version of a few ex-relatives from Texas.

You can find AM on her website:

I want to thank AM Riley for sharing with me today. It isn't only her daughter who rocks. I think she does, too!

Brit Week ~ Stevie Woods

Rounding up our weeklong British invasion is multi-award winning author, Stevie Woods. Stevie writes gay fiction in several different genres.

Lost Dreams
I was recently involved in an on-line chat about dreams and while many other authors admitted that their dreams provided rich fodder for their writing, I had to admit that I'm one of those folk who don't remember their dreams. I will wake up, usually when shocked awake by a most unwelcome alarm clock, knowing that I have dreamed but totally unable to remember the content of the dream, though sometimes I’m left with wisps that I desperately clutch at. But, they always remain stubbornly just out of reach, until even that feeling that it is something I ought to know fades and there is nothing. On those occasions I feel as I’ve lost something special. I can usually tell if it the dream was good, or perhaps just an indifferent one, or occasionally a nightmare, but that is about it.
As I compared my situation to those more fortunate writers, my first reaction, not surprisingly, was a mixture of frustration - and jealousy. I thoroughly enjoy the writing of some of those authors who mine their dreams for ideas!

However, the subject has hovered around my mind for a while now and I have come to wonder just how much those unremembered dreams of mine may affect my writing. After all, if I cannot remember my dreams how do I know that those ideas that pop into my head at (most inconvenient) times aren't the content of my dreams? (I say most inconvenient because I tend to get some of my best ideas in the bathroom, the toilet to be precise, and to be even more precise about half the time in the loo at work! - but I digress)

So I think it fair to suggest that though my conscious mind allows these (hopefully) interesting dreams of mine to slip away, my subconscious mind is a little more careful.

Of course, that could be a load of hogwash and my dreams might be no more than jumbled images and the detritus of my day. But still, I like the thought that my dreams are not totally wasted after all.
However, having just seen a very nice review for one of my novels I should perhaps be grateful that whatever the truth I can write with or without those elusive dreams.
Speaking of writing, I should at least plug my latest releases …
Drawing the Veil – a gay historical and the prequel to my best-seller Beyond the Veil – was released in August from Phaze Books.
And just released this month, Death’s Desire, my gay historical ghost story published by MLR as part of their anthology, Past Shadows.
I want to thank Stevie for joining us this week. It's been great fun learning more about these authors from across the Pond!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Brit Week ~ Charlie Cochrane

Charlie Cochrane is my guest today and she brings her own special take on this week's Invasion!
Two nations, separated not only by a common language

Jeanne, thank you so much for letting me drop into your blog. You’ve a real invasion of Brits this week, although I suspect I’m the only one who’s half cockney and half Geordie.

I’ve been writing historical stories, all set in the British Isles and in the early part of the 20th century, although I have to own up to one totally different tale, a contemporary short story about gay werewolves in the anthology Queer Wolf. It was great to be able to take all sorts of humorous digs at contemporary things - like tabloid newspapers and premiership footballers - who got woven into the tale.

Much of my time at present is taken up with my series for Samhain, the Cambridge Fellows Mysteries, m/m romances set in Edwardian Cambridge and featuring the contrasting pair of Jonty Stewart and Orlando Coppersmith. I’ve also got a Regency m/m novella (with a ghost) just out in e-book for MLR - - that’s with Stevie Woods, who’s also appearing on your blog this week.

Something that continually strikes me, in researching, in talking to fellow authors, in doing edits, is the huge difference between the USA and the UK. In everything. Yes, we all know the differences in vocabulary – breaks into Fred and Ginger –

“You say sidewalk, we say pavement,
you say trunk, we say boot,
cookie, biscuit,
jello, jelly,
let’s call the whole thing off!”

But there’s lots of little bits of speech which puzzle my poor editors. The most recent was “Chance would be a fine thing” which clearly hasn’t crossed the Atlantic. Yet. And I guess there’s things which are so linked to our culture – Nora Batty’s wrinkled stockings or Arkwright’s till spring to mind for the TV age – that they simply can’t be translated.

So we don’t talk alike. I suspect we don’t think alike, either. The British sense of humour – dry, pawky, call it what you want – doesn’t always travel well, either. I rely on my editor to pick out the jokes or little asides which are too obscure for universal approval. The continual self-deprecation and easy banter is something that doesn’t always connect with my American pals. And we’re hard taskmasters, too – if Dancing with the Stars was made here, no-one would earn a ten!

Both Jonty and Orlando are ‘typically English’, as are William and Benjamin in the Regency story. I love Max Arthur’s books containing soldiers’ and pilots’ recollections of the two world wars – when I read some of the things from WWI veterans I can almost hear Jonty talking. I think it’s really important to get your characters talking in an argot which feels right for the time without being too ‘Hollywood historical’. Perhaps the nicest compliment I’ve received from a reader was that my books felt like an episode of Masterpiece Theatre, which is a huge compliment. The stories certainly play out in my head like some BBC adaptation.

Now, here’s a controversial thought. Do some of our US cousins imagine that all of us Brits have a lifestyle that’s like one of those Masterpiece Theatre stories? I’ve suspected it since one my dear pals from California was shocked to find that white Christmasses are so rare here as to be almost anachronistic. The view was confirmed when some ex-pat friends of ours were asked if we all wore crinolines in England. (No, we don’t. We dress pretty much the same as you do, surprisingly.)

Maybe that perception is because we are so surrounded by history here. When I visit our local town for shopping, I take a little shortcut past a 13th century hunting lodge with Tudor additions and come out by an Abbey which is over 1000 years old. Then I nip round to the old Cornmarket square, past an iron shop sign where two soldiers were hung during the civil war. (Ours.) And I take it all for granted, like many of my compatriots. At least it makes my job easier – go to Cambridge or Bath and you can easily imagine yourself back in time. Some of the locations have hardly changed.

So bear with us, please, even if we seem eccentric or talk in a strange language. We’re lovely, really.

You can find out more about me at my website or at my blog,
Thanks again, Charlie for a fun post. Now, if someone can translate some of those TV phrases I'd be eternally grateful!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Brit Week ~ Sharon Bidwell

Starting off the British Invasion is fellow Loose Id author, Sharon Bidwell.
Sharon's series, The Swithin Chronicles is an unique series that...well, let Sharon tell you in her own words.
No one can be more surprised than I am by my foray into romance, especially erotic and GLBT titles. I’ve written in other genres for many years, and have numerous published works in well-respected small press magazines. However, the question remained as to when I would have a longer title to add to my writing credits. I’ve always had a love of fantasy but it was through reading authors such as Angela Knight that I stumbled across Loose-Id and decided that I wanted to write for them. Yes, as much as they chose to publish my work, I decided that I wanted to write for Loose-Id. Some might say I can be stubborn but I prefer to call it determination. I think determination and perseverance are among the top requisites for any writer.

I started with one idea that simply wasn’t right for the publisher. That first draft was also very much a learning experience and I hope to revise that het title for another market. Alas, that left me biting my nails, wondering what I could write that Loose-Id would be certain to accept. That’s where the story of the Swithin came into being.

I envisioned a man sitting on a bench in open parkland. I had no idea of who he was or why he sat there. I then pictured a thief creeping towards him. The idea was a vague ember of inspiration, yet I instinctively knew I had “something”. Weeks later, I was searching to name a character in another story. I came across Shavar (Hebrew) meaning “comet”. Quite suddenly, everything clicked into place. I had my story...

Or so I believed. While writing the book, I discovered a few surprises. When I began to consider the opening scenes, I quickly realised that my plot would be more expansive if I created a gay romance. Even then, I eventually realised I simply could not leave one of my “men” behind at the conclusion of the story, yet in so doing I complicated my plot in a way that could confuse or alienate some readers. My characters demanded I take that risk. My prince, Markis, and my thief, Uly, had come into being but unwittingly, I’d created Ryanac, Markis’s personal guard and best friend. I created him to manipulate but I hadn’t expected him to manipulate me as much as he did my characters. He completely changed the outcome. An interesting thing is that you never get into his head. The story is told from Markis and Uly’s viewpoints, and yet Ryanac is such a strong and well-loved character many readers tell me he is their favourite and I can understand why. Loose-Id loved the book and wanted a series.

Looking back I can see many influences, some recent, some not so recent. Reading influences would be too many to mention and none are exactly direct. Mostly, they are works that have sat in the back of my mind where small pieces have come together to create something new and whole when I had the right story for it. Team all this with a visit to Italy and I had the scope to create a rich background and setting. The world of the Swithin is a mix of Arabian and Mediterranean landscapes. Think of crisp white marble, terracotta tiles, fairy-tale castles, pale desserts, soaring cliffs and deep valleys filled with rich and abundant foliage (all things you’ll find in Italy) and you’ll begin to glimpse their world. This is off-set by poorer districts with muddy bandit-infested alleys, but this isn’t the world of the Swithin, merely parts of a planet on which they live.

Without trying to spoil the plot, it’s important to point out that the three main novels are indeed a gay romance, although the books contain a small proportion of het scenes. This occasionally leads to some confusion as to the content, but the reasons are simple. In writing the world of the Swithin, I chose to create a race who freely takes lovers of either sex and live in peaceful acceptance of same sex relationships. Secondly, Markis is a prince and requires an heir. This may seem like a cruel plot twist, but it’s a fact of history that many marriages, especially royal ones occur because of duty. Anyone who quickly gets a feel for Markis’s character should realise that there will be an opportunity for all in his life to choose their own happiness by the end of the series. Markis says to Ryanac in the first novel: “I’m a Prince. I get bored.” Well, I guess I heard him and chose to make his life complicated. Uly tell Markis in book two that his people have a curse: “May your life be interesting.”

By the conclusion all becomes clear, but saying that, you can read book one as a standalone novel. You can also read from book two, but if you read book two the chances are you’ll be curious enough to want to read book three. Book one very much sets the stage and looking back with the experience I have now, I might well choose to tweak a few scenes but ultimately, however received, this series will always be special to me. I still wish to write in other genres but this book began a new direction of writing for me. I love my characters and my story, and if it weren’t for that first novel my father would never have seen a longer work of mine published before he died.

The series has been favourably received enough to warrant a sequence of shorter ‘Swithin Spins’, which are in progress. There will be at least three and no more than five of different pairings. So far, Spin 1 (f/f) “A Queen’s Move” is out with Loose-Id. Spin 2 (m/f) “Redemption” will be out with Aspen Mountain Press soon. I’m to sub Spin 3 (m/m), shortly.

Someone described my Swithin ‘Comet’ books as 'the prince and the pauper crossed with Arabian nights'. I hadn’t thought of that but, it’s a fun comparison. Some readers are dubious but mostly those who have given in to their curiosity have told me they’ve enjoyed them immensely. I believe the books also document my progress and growing confidence. Many people are surprised to hear I had never written a sex scene prior to Uly’s Comet.

Take a race that freely takes lovers of either sex. Give them a prince with a problem. Add his personal guard who loves him and manipulates him for his ‘own good’ without apology; a princess who needs rescuing from a backward nation, a war to avoid, and throw a street thief into the mix to steal the prince’s heart...and you have Uly’s Comet:

Unleash the Comet… Feel the Power…

Markis Shaver, the Swithin Prince, controls the power of the Comet, which may be the only thing that will act as a deterrent in a war between two vast monarchies – a war that could devastate the natural world and must therefore be avoided at any cost, even if that means killing the many to save the few. As if things weren’t bad enough, he may also have to rescue a princess and face a marriage of convenience and it doesn’t help that Markis is still in training and struggles to control the power when he calls it forth. At times, he also struggles to control his temper, which is quick to react where his feelings are concerned. The lessons, alas, do not seem to be working and he is running out of time.

His personal guard and best friend, Ryanac, disagrees with the old teachings and has always insisted that Markis should embrace love, both emotionally and physically, to control the Comet … but then again, he could be wrong.

When Markis leaves the palace one night to indulge in the luxury of a little solitude, he captures a young man and would-be thief. Out of boredom he decides to play a little game with the street brat but little does he know that in time Uly will teach him a whole new lesson in desire … and love. But if he gives into love physically before he has full control, what will it mean for the world?

If Uly, a street thief, can teach a prince to let go of control, maybe love really can conquer all. Markis is afraid of the ride but maybe he should just unleash the comet and feel the power…

If you’ve not already done so, consider checking out the free short story set in the Swithin universe. Read “At What Moment” on my website, for a glimpse into the Swithin world.

Thanks so much, Sharon. I loved learning more about the Chronicles.
Sharon can be found online at the following places:
And at Loose Id:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Different Kind of Declaration

We often forget that just as there are many relgious groups that are virulently anti-equality, there are other religious organizations that support the right of all people to be included on an equal footing in all aspects of daily life.
The Religious Institute is an umbrella group that has made LGBT equality an integral component of their mission.
Here's what they say in part:
"The courageous witness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, along with a growing body of social and scientific research, inspire us to affirm sexual and gender diversity as a blessed part of life. Religious leaders must help to create a new understanding of sexual and gender diversity, and to promote full equality of LGBT persons in all areas of religious and public life."
And, also, in an open letter to religious leaders on sexual and gender diversity:

“Heterosexism devalues gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people just as sexism and male privilege devalue women."
Please take a moment to check out some of the various links on their site. Here are a few I found interesting.

Religious Declaration
LGBT Inclusion
Sexulaity Education
Note that the title in the last says "sexuality", not "sex" education. This group has some interesting ideas that might surprise you. For one they *do not* advocate "sexual abstinence" ~ Programs that teach abstinence exclusively and withhold information about pregnancy, contraception and disease prevention fail our young people.
Yeah, I know some might say this is a no-no, but please don't dismiss this group outright.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Guest Blogger ~ Thom Lane

I'm welcoming Thom Lane today, a new author with Loose Id. Thom volunteered to be grilled, er, interviewed and shares a few of his secrets with us.
So, let's get right down to the nitty gritty!

1. What are your nicknames?
Thom-cat is too obvious to mean mentioning, right...? I had a girlfriend once who used to call me Dickens, because I was always writing. Mostly these days people just call me Thom.
2. How does your hair look currently?
Hair? I'm a man; I don't have hair. I have an interesting skull.
3. What’s new in your life right now?
That would be the man in my bed. ;>)
4. How many colors are you wearing now?
Just two: I am black and red all over.
5. Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Intro, definitely. Even when drunk. But I do love parties and company, I'm just the quiet one in the corner.
6. What was the last book you read?
For work? Simon Schama's Citizens, about the French Revolution (research for a book). For fun? Laurie R King's The Language of Bees.
7. Who is your favorite super hero?
A confession: I never got the superhero thing. Even as a kid, I liked my heroes less than super.
8. What has made you happy these days?
Apart from the man in my bed, you mean? That would be my books: especially the Amaranth series - Dark Heart and Healing Heart so far, with many more (I hope!) to come - from Loose Id. I am loving writing these stories. Hot men, kinky bondage and magic, in a fantasy world: what's not to love? Also, they have fabulous covers.You can't judge a book by its cover - but these are perfect.

9. What’s your current obsession?
I refer you to my previous answer(s): (a) man, (b) Amaranth.
10. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Getting out of bed? About two hours (there's a lot of radio to listen to, y'know?). Once up, I'm efficient: ten minutes in the bathroom, two minutes to pull clothes on, five minutes to feed the cats and discuss their day, and then I'm at the computer.
11. What was the last story you wrote?
It's called Runaway Heart, it's a new Amaranth story, it's on my editor's desk...
12. What’s the last thing you laughed about?
Something he said while he shaved, which I am so not telling you.
13. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Tragically, it's something I wrote myself. How sad is that?
14. What’s the last movie you saw?
Inglourious Basterds.
15. Is there anything else you'd like readers to know about Thom Lane?
I write, I have cats, I have a man - that about covers it, I think.The rest is silence.

Thom's Loose Id books can be found at this link
Thom's presence on the Internet (for now) is his LiveJournal

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Around the Blogosphere - Gay Interests

Just a little list of blogs that I found intriguing on topics that touch on gay interests directly or indirectly
LANGUAGE LOG A discussion on the Think B4 You Speak campaign. A "coming together to take a closer look at the shared experiences of Butches, Studs, AGs, Doms, Tombois, and other transmasculine identities"
QUEERTY And an article about race relations in the LGBT community
MY MOTHER'S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING Come on, doncha want to read about this? The play was a huge hit at Canada's Fringe Festival this year. One more reason to love Canada.
A REVIEW of a play that touches on the religious differences of a gay couple.

Well, that's my little list of blogs.
Let me know what you think of them and if you have one of your own to share.