AIDS/LifeCycle

Worldwide, more than 33 million people live with HIV or AIDS, with over 7,000 new infections every day. There’s still no cure. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing we can do. About 2,200 people are doing something wonderful right now. Today is the first day of the ninth AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Those of you who read SX Meagher’s I Found My Heart in San Francisco probably remember that Ryan and Jamie participated in the California AIDS Ride. The AIDS/LifeCycle continues what the AIDS Ride began. A friend of mine is one of …

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Things I liked in lesbian fiction

Yesterday, I blogged about the common mistakes I find in lesbian fiction. Since I don’t want you to think I’m seeing just the negative things, here’s a list of what I liked in the thirty-six lesfic novels I read in 2010. You can click on the covers for more information on the books. Fresh, beautiful language and vivid descriptions in “Barking at the Moon” by Nene Adams. Examples: superman blue pickup truck. Or: Hennaed hair teased as high as gravity and industrial-strength hairspray allowed. A psychologist who’s neither unethical nor incompetent in “Battle Scars” by Meghan O’Brien. The book also …

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common mistakes in lesbian fiction

Some readers on lesfic_unbound are participating in the fifty books challenge to see if they can read fifty (lesbian fiction) novels in 2010. I just finished my number 36, and there are a few mistakes I see over and over again. I’m not saying that you’ll find these mistakes just in lesbian fiction. I’m also not saying that I never committed any of these mistakes (I wish!). But they’re what I most often notice in lesbian fiction and what pulls me out of the story for a moment, so they’re on my list of things to look for when I …

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