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And the winner is... - February - LGBT History Month challenge WITH PRIZES

UK LGBT History Month, that is - I know the US one is going on at the moment. But the UK one is in February, so:

during the month of February 2012, release books that:

- are written or illustrated by an LGBTQ person
AND/OR
- feature a positive representation of an LGBTQ person

The second point is of course rather subjective, but on the whole I am willing to take this on trust. Fiction and non-fiction books are both OK (and, for example, a biography of an LGBTQ person by a straight person would count under the second category). Wild and controlled releases are both OK, too.

There will be a prize for the person who releases most books, and I will also do a draw for a second prize from everybody who releases at least one book.

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UK LGBT History Month, that is - I know the US one is going on at the moment. But the UK one is in February, so:

during the month of February 2012, release books that:

- are written or illustrated by an LGBTQ person
AND/OR
- feature a positive representation of an LGBTQ person

The second point is of course rather subjective, but on the whole I am willing to take this on trust. Fiction and non-fiction books are both OK (and, for example, a biography of an LGBTQ person by a straight person would count under the second category). Wild and controlled releases are both OK, too.

There will be a prize for the person who releases most books, and I will also do a draw for a second prize from everybody who releases at least one book.
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:-)
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Oh.. I've already got one registered...
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If you need another one, you could try to reclaim Dragonsword from the OBCZ (lesbian author).
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If you need any ideas, have a look here: http://queerlit50.livejournal.com/
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And...

here's a handy list of LGBT writers: http://en.wikipedia.org/---/List_of_LGBT_writers
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here's a handy list of LGBT writers: http://en.wikipedia.org/---/List_of_LGBT_writers


That was very helpful. I wondered if there was a list somewhere. And I found a couple of authors that I think I have hanging around here, somewhere.
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but as a lesbian I would like to find more LGBT literature. I read a brilliant book called Crawling through Thorns last year http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10247095/ - my copy is now off travelling but I'd highly recommend it if anyone can get another copy.

So I'm in - if nothing else it's an excuse to buy some more books!
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Welcome!

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I've made a template for release notes for books released as part of this challenge - feel free to use, or not, as you please!

Here it is:
http://stapsreads.dreamwidth.org/36154.html
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Well, nearly - I'm not staying up another hour just so that I can post at midnight! Post releases in this thread. And have fun, everybody!
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Cool Things: The Best New Gay Fiction from Young American Writers
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10344618/
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Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in the NFL
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/6200282

Released on Superbowl Sunday.
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I love Rainbow Ballycumber!
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Image here: http://www.flickr.com/---/l

There's a label in the BC store (if you're able to order):
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/439da521-8ebe-4162-b64b-1475fde8b392

OR I have an edited version of the "standard" 10-per-sheet labels as a free download at 4shared:
http://www.4shared.com/---/RainbowBally1.html

:D
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Can't figure how to get the first image into a JE. Do you know how I can do it? Thanks.
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first image into a JE

Just figured it out. Go to a journal entry with the rainbow ballycumber on it.
With cursor on Bally, left click. This will enlarge picture leaving you with close/esc key at bottom right of enlarged pix.

Right click enlarged picture. You now have the option to save picture as. Save picture. Make JE and upload that pix.

Whew!. I just edited my #1 release to do so because I couldn't get hyphen8's links to work.
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Did it work? Part of my job is writting knitting patterns, so I am always curious as to whether instructions make sense, can be followed.
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Did it work? Part of my job is writting knitting patterns, so I am always curious as to whether instructions make sense, can be followed.


Yes. See the JE for the book I released. I should have known how to do that, but I guess I was making it more complicated than it needed to be. Thanks
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You should be able to click on that link, then click on "Download the Large size of this photo".

Sorry, didn't think of people wanting to put it in journal entries.
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#1. The Persian Boy ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10375593/ ), by Mary Renault, for its sympathetic portrayal of same-sex love (whether historically accurate or not!). Controlled release.

#2. Roman Blood ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10354214/ ), by Steven Saylor, a gay author. (Some of the books in this series also feature sympathetic depictions of same-sex romance, though I don't think this particular title does.) Controlled release.
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#2. Roman Blood ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10354214/ ), by Steven Saylor, a gay author. (Some of the books in this series also feature sympathetic depictions of same-sex romance, though I don't think this particular title does.) Controlled release.


I didn't know Saylor qualified for this challenge, but I've enjoyed his Gordianus the finder books. I'll see if I have any extras lying around..

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#3. His Tongue ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10416137/ ), gay erotica; wild release (to secondhand bookstore).
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#4. Lord John and the Private Matter ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10416145/ ), which features a sympathetic gay hero; wild release.

#5. Last Days of Summer ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10416139/ ), by Steve Kluger, a gay author; wild release, with pic.
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1 - http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10186538/ The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

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Ploughshares
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10423465

Okay, it's the annual poetry issue of a literary mag. Only color issue, and what was so neat about this was the theme was life. So about 20% of the love poems happened to be GBLT. Cool if only because it was as it should be, not noticed, not commented on, not tolerated, just is.
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#6. The Color of Love ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8145872/ ), a yaoi manga with stories about upbeat gay romance. Multiple challenges, wild release.
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#7. How I Paid for College ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8087508/ ), controlled release; the main character's bisexual and there are generally positive (if often wacky) views of several characters of differing sexualities.
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Surface Tensions: Love, Sex, and Politics between Lesbian and Straight Women. ed. Meg Daly
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10410596
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Release #1

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10451192/ We Do: A Celebration of Gay and Lesbian Marriage
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#8. The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write About Their Fathers ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10416147 ); wild release.
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#9. Arms of Nemesis, by Steven Saylor ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10402693/ ); wild release. [The book's by a gay author, and this story includes a gay romance that's expressed positively - granted, it's between a soldier and a slave, but then this is ancient Rome we're talking about!]
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3. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10471654/ Naked
4. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10471532/ Lighthousekeeping
5. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10462393/ Brokeback Mountain (dual with HSKT challenge)
6. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10472374/ The Sanctity of Marriage Handbook (dual with HSKT challenge)

I'm not sure if you will count #6, but the book does show the hypocrisy of some people who are against gay marriage.
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I'll give you no. 6 - nice catch, too!
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2. Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10399336
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#10. Are You Two Together? ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/8145871/ ), a gay and lesbian travel guide to Europe. [It does feature some not-very-gay-friendly-at-all locations, but also has lots of favorable recommendations, and some lovely anecdotes about gay couples past and present.]
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Thank you all for participating! I'll give you a week to post any releases you've already made but not got round to putting up here yet, and then the winners will be announced!
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I'll give you a week to post any releases you've already made but not got round to putting up here y


Oh good. Hopefully I can get them posted. I'm soooooo far behind on all my Challenges!
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I spent a fair amount of time on the journal entry for this book hoping it wouldn't make me sound like a complete idiot...but I guess it was worth it. I got a really good journal entry out of it!

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10399336

...and since I only released 2 books for this challenge, that's a 50% catch rate. ;)
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I got a really good journal entry out of it!

How about posting this to Site watch? It made me sniff and go get a piece of chocolate.
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Wow! Wonderful review, hyphen8, and marvelous JE by the finder - thoughtful and touching...
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What a lovely catch!
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A Catch!

from a dual release with HSKT challenge:

http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10472374/
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GoryDetails: runaway winner with 10 releases.

I rolled a die to determine the randomly chosen second prize winner - hyphen8

Congratulations to you both, and thank you to everybody who took part!
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Congratulations to you both

and thanks for running the challenge, elstapador!
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Yes, thank you for running it, elstaplador (and maybe again next year? :-)
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Maybe! I had a lot of fun running it.
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I enjoyed the challenge; thanks very much!
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My prize package arrived today; I added a photo to the JE on the book that was part of the prize ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/5675423 ). Thanks again for the challenge and the goodies!
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Thanks for a great challenge..and for picking me as a winner. If you run it again next year, I'll play again. :)
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My very nice prize package arrived today with lots of goodies and stamps. I added a photo of the contents in the journal entry for the book:
http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10512901

Thanks again!
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lebian, gay, bisexual, and transexual. the Q might be queer, as in Queer Nation, or just a typo.
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LBGTQ

I've also seen the Q used for questioning.

The reference below says the T could stand for transgender/transsexual/two-spirited.

http://www.doubletongued.org/---/lgbtq

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