"Until my senior year in high school, I identified as a straight girl with very close girlfriends and a deep adoration for Liv Tyler. My very observant mother, however, had asked me countless times if I was a lesbian. My answer was always the same: “No, Mom, calm down and stop asking me!” Then, in the fall of 1997, I met a girl. We became friends. We hung out. We kissed. We liked kissing."

Kristin Russo, in This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Meet Kristin and hear more at Monday’s party!

everyoneisgay:

books:

We’re celebrating National Coming Out Day a little bit early this year with our friends at everyoneisgay.

Join us on October 6th at housingworksbookstore in NYC to meet, mingle, drink free drinks, and celebrate the new book This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Hear stories from dannielle, kristinnoeline, holabrody, liam-lowery, and jennyowenyoungs!

This party is free, all ages, and open to the public. Tell your friends!

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One week!

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firstdraftwithsarahenni:

A dynamic, outspoken advocate for the written word, Tumblr’s Rachel Fershleiser works to bring the book industry to the Internet, and to remind the tech industry that books still exist. How Tumblr’s cross-stitching, soup-loving lit fanatics are creating an entirely new community of readers, keys for authors to relax and enjoy social media, and a whooooole lot of book recommendations.

Listen to the podcast here, or download it on iTunes or Stitcher.

Find more of my conversation with Rachel - including her tips for throwing a kick-ass in-person bookstore event - here!

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In which I gush about emchughes, emilygould, katiecoyle, rainbowrowell, italicsmine, lastnightsreading, and all of you.

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everyoneisgay:

Dear NYC: Want to Celebrate National Coming Out Day with us??National Coming Out Day is coming up soon, and Tumblr is hosting a totally badass party on October 6th at Housing Works Bookstore in celebration of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids! Hear coming-out stories by us (Dannielle & Kristin), Broderick Greer, Liam Lowery, and the lovely Jenny Owen Youngs.
There will be Tumblr swag, books for sale to benefit Housing Works, free drinks while they last for those 21+ (party open to all ages!), and plenty of time to meetup and mingle.
Save the Date: October 6, 2014, 7pmMore information here!
YAHOOOOO!!!

Save the date! Spread the word! Bring your kids! This is going to be so fun!

everyoneisgay:

Dear NYC: Want to Celebrate National Coming Out Day with us??

National Coming Out Day is coming up soon, and Tumblr is hosting a totally badass party on October 6th at Housing Works Bookstore 
in celebration of This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids! Hear coming-out stories by us (Dannielle & Kristin), Broderick Greer, Liam Lowery, and the lovely Jenny Owen Youngs.

There will be Tumblr swag, books for sale to benefit Housing Works, free drinks while they last for those 21+ (party open to all ages!), and plenty of time to meetup and mingle.

Save the Date: October 6, 2014, 7pm
More information here!

YAHOOOOO!!!

Save the date! Spread the word! Bring your kids! This is going to be so fun!

Having a pretty amazing mail day!

So happy to see this spike in Goodreads “to read” for the beautiful Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson on the day we announced it as the new pick for the Reblog Book Club!

lastnightsreading:

I’m going to the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday! I’m so excited… I’m so excited… I’m so scared. (Not really. I’m mostly excited!)

Last year, Tumblr sent the wonderful Kate Gavino to cover the Brooklyn Book Festival on Last Night’s Reading. We’re sending her again, obvi, but we want to send you too! Are you in the NYC area and interested in a press pass to document the festival on your Tumblr blog in words, drawings, photos, gifs, or anything else? Email bookclub@tumblr.com and let me know!

Attending authors include Zadie Smith, Roxane Gay, Salman Rushdie, Catherine Lacey, Charles Burns, Leslie Jamison, and many more!

More info coming soon, BUT please save Monday, September 15th to party with Tumblr and recommendedreading buzzfeedbooks penamerican blackballoonpublishingkickstarter in celebration of the opening night of Brooklyn Book Festival bookends!

Some Tumblr ladies answering the call of the tacoorbeerchallenge! I hereby tag EVERYONE. Some Tumblr ladies answering the call of the tacoorbeerchallenge! I hereby tag EVERYONE. Some Tumblr ladies answering the call of the tacoorbeerchallenge! I hereby tag EVERYONE. Some Tumblr ladies answering the call of the tacoorbeerchallenge! I hereby tag EVERYONE.

Some Tumblr ladies answering the call of the tacoorbeerchallenge!

I hereby tag EVERYONE.

"I started using Tumblr some years ago. I didn’t really get it at first so I just set up the account. Then a couple years ago, I met Rachel Fershleiser who does literary community outreach for Tumblr and she convinced me to give the platform a go. After a great tutorial, I started using Tumblr more often and it has now supplanted my old WordPress blog.
The community is fascinating. I kind of work against type over there writing these long rambling posts in a place where people reblog pictures and phrases but I enjoy it."

A Q&A with Roxane Gay, a not-so-bad feminist - The Washington Post

Helping to bring you roxanegay.tumblr.com is one of the things I’m prouder of in these last few years. Thank you Roxane!