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Woman holding poster at Trump rally. Reads: Silence = Death.

I cannot abide this silence.

I can’t stand it in my heart, in my head. I can’t bear the white, searing knife that hits me every time I read the headline, see that man in every AP photo. I don’t know who he is. A jailer? Victim? Reporter? I can’t read the articles. I can’t get that far. My imagination is too full from half reports. I read something this morning about bottles. Sitting on bottles. This is as bad as the torture of gay men in ISIS, except there it fits with the rest of what horrors they do. That whole organization is a pit of darkness, of our creation and the world’s, and in my head, I can bleed for it, weep, but it doesn’t cut like this.

THERE IS A CONCENTRATION CAMP IN THE WORLD FOR GAY MEN. In a country associated with the one that hacked our election. Which helped ensure a woman who would have acted on this isn’t in command. Which helped enable a Congress who doesn’t give a shit about this. Who won’t make one move to stop it. With an Attorney General who is probably wondering how he can organize his own.

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Enjoy The Dance, Release Day, Signing Event and Fundraiser at Twin Cities Book Festival, and More

Today is release day for the second novel in my Dancing series, Enjoy the Dance, a follow up to my 2011 novel Dance With Me. When I re-released Dance With Me last year, I’d intended to write a quick short, or possibly a brief novella catching readers up on what had happened Ed and Laurie between when that novel […]

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KNOW HOPE (guest post by @DamonSuede)

Turning the blog over to Damon Suede, a fabulous gay romance author and one of my best friends, on this glorious, fabulous, wonderful day. Crazy day. Overwhelming emotions. I cried most of the morning, happily, but with a keen sense of history. Heidi asked me to blog about what I’m thinking about today’s SCOTUS “Obergefell […]

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Fever Pitch is Available Now

FEVER PITCH AVAILABLE NOW from Samhain Publishing Book Two of the Love Lessons Series Sometimes you have to play love by ear. Aaron Seavers is a pathetic mess, and he knows it. He lives in terror of incurring his father’s wrath and disappointing his mother, and he can’t stop dithering about where to go to college—with […]

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Book Review: Why Picking Up Bad Idea by Damon Suede is the Best Notion You Could Have Today

Some books are sinful candy—decadent escapes leaving us high and searching for another confection. Some novels are art, richly painted with skill and care, resonating with us for months or even years as we parse the wisdom they reveal. Get ready to have dessert for dinner, readers: Damon Suede’s Bad Idea is both. Bad Idea […]

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Many Things For You to Click On.

I believe the term I’m looking for is linkity. You have some. First the stuff I need to tell you about me. New Website: For the past few months I’ve been updating my website. When I say I, mostly I mean Mark from International Cross-Cultural Consulting LLC. You may know Mark’s work from the GayRomLit website. He […]

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A Beautiful No: How Richard Herod III Turned a Townhome Rule Into Powerful LGBT Activism

Richard Herod III is a general manager of a Minneapolis car dealership. He’s a Big Brother. He’s a member of Children of Deaf Adults, where one of his more fun contributions is signing pop songs on YouTube. He kickboxes and does autocross racing. And after November 6, 2012, he can add being a successful political […]

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Romantic Times, Covers, and Rainbow Flag Pins (Oh My!)

I’m at the Romantic Times convention, sitting in my pjs next to Lori Witt and Marie Sexton, drinking coffee and making sure the Internet is still here. So far so good. If you’re at RT or even in Chicago, stop by the Hyatt Regency O’Hare at some point and say hi. I’ll be at the […]

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RWA Makes a Statement on Equality

You may remember the great and terrible brouhaha that came down regarding the Romance Writers of America Oklahoma chapter Romance Writers Ink singling out LGBT entries as no longer accepted in their More Than Magic contest, a contest LGBT romances had won and placed well in during previous years. You may also remember RWA being uncomfortably […]

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LGBT Romance Spotlight: Goodreads M/M Romance Group

I’m starting a blog series about all the many wild and wonderful communities within LGBT romance, and I’m going to start with one of my personal favorites, the M/M Romance group at Goodreads. I interviewed “Moderatrix Lori,” the chief whip-wielder and head moderator. Tell us a little about the Goodreads M/M group: how it got […]

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