December 02

A H.A.C.K. for monitoring the media

I was interested to read this week that the Bechdel test for movies is now being added as a rating in some Swedish cinemas. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, Wikipedia explains the test here. As you will know if you read this blog, I like to pick up on positive stories from […]

December 01

Mystery voice 10

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 8 December 2013: @LiberationBooks I want to […]

November 29

Out and about the LGBT web

This little clip from Jodie Savitz’s documentary Girl on Girl caught my eye this week. The part that grabbed my attention was the question: can you name three lesbians in the public eye? I know I’m all over this topic but I really thought we were further down the line with visibility than the respondents […]

November 27

A Very Civil Wedding – guest post by V.T. Davy

Originally posted on UK Lesbian Fiction:
Today’s guest post comes from V.T. Davy, writer of LGBT and historical fiction. Vic’s first novel Black Art featured Arty Shaw, female-to-male transgender detective, and A Very Civil Wedding is a lesbian romance that examines the issues surrounding same-sex marriage. Here Vic talks about the complex views held on…

November 24

Mystery voice 9

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 1 December 2013: @LiberationBooks I want to win […]

November 20

Remembering Lucy Meadows #TDOR

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you don’t know about this, there is a thought-provoking report here from a TDOR vigil including information on what it is about, why it is important and why it is not just for trans people but for everyone. Much has been written today about the 238 transgender people […]

November 17

Mystery voice 8

Who is this speaking about same-sex marriage? To enter the competition and win a copy of A Very Civil Wedding, complete the following tweet with your answer and either publish it on Twitter or paste it into the comments section of this blog. Answers must be posted by 24 November 2013: @LiberationBooks I want to […]

November 17

Nikki Sinclaire, MEP, comes out as transgender

The news today that MEP Nikki Sinclaire has come out as transgender (MtF) is likely to re-ignite the whole stealth debate among the trans community. Nikki, who transitioned aged 23, has been out as a lesbian for years. As an MEP working for UKIP (a very right wing UK political party), this cannot have been […]

November 16

To Russia with love: part 8

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November 16

Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012

Black Art has been named one of Kirkus Reviews top 100 Indie Books of 2012.