Friday, March 8, 2013

Via rod 2.0: "For Colored Boys" Nominated for 25th Lambda Literary Awards

Via rod 2.0: - click over for links.

This is fantastic. It was barely one month ago when the American Library Association announced that For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Still Not Enough won the ALA Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award. The critically acclaimed anthology was released in August and edited by New York Times bestselling author/television commentator Keith Boykin.

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For Colored Boys collects the writings of more than three dozen Black LGBT writers, media personalities, activists, scholars and other thought leaders. The book was launched in the wake of numerous "young Black men literally committing suicide in the silence of their own communities" such as Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, Jaheem Herrera, Raymond Chase, Joseph Jefferson and others reported on Rod 2.0, Boykin announced in 2011.

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