Books



Calling the LGBTQ literati: the Bona Book Club is here!

Aug 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Introducing the Bona Book Club – for all those LGBTQ ladies (and friends) interested in reading a wide range of contemporary fiction, some non-fiction and the occasional graphic novel. Come along for some lively debate, tea and scones in the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane on the last Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting is on the 24th September at 7 pm.




Book Review: Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters

Jul 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Peters has written many books throughout her career with LGBT themes being a huge part of most of them but what makes her books really special is that you don’t feel like you are reading something designed to be different.




LGBT Characters In YA fiction

Jul 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Books

There seems to be a ridiculous assumption on the part of the media that all LGBT characters are adult media. That because LGBT people occasionally have sex you must shield children and teens from them.




A gay fairytale for children and adults alike

Jun 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

A book with the power to change attitudes and lives. That may sound like a dramatic statement but Jeffrey A. Miles children’s book The Princes and the Treasure is a book unafraid of bringing same-sex relationships and marriage into children’s lives and imaginations.




A Song Flung Up to Heaven: Goodbye to Maya Angelou

May 29th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, Current Affairs, People we Love

Renowned poet and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou was found dead this yesterday morning. The award winning author was 86 years-old and had apparently been in ill health for some time now.




Heather Peace’s Big Gay Anthem

May 20th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Heather Peace has released the music video for We Can Change, her first single from her upcoming album titled The Thin Line.




Review: Supercakes

May 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, This and That

Supercakes is a cute little web comic about two of our favourite things – lesbian superheroes. What’s not to love?




Review: Cynical rants of a singleton

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Mouth Open Story Jump Out is a bit of a ramble and a bit of a rant. It may be unpolished, but it’s funny, touching and well worth a read.




Review: The Yawhg or Co-Operative Gaming FTW

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Books, This and That

I found a review there for a new independent game that had just been released, The Yawhg. I’m hooked.




Queen Elizabeth II offers rare praise

Mar 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Queen Elizabeth shocked the LGBT community in England when she congratulated London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard on its 40th anniversary. It’s the first time she has publicly referred to the community.




Facing gender

Feb 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Books

Is the expansion of gender identity selection on Facebook progress toward equality for the LGBT community or is it just a commercial gimmick?




Graphic sex

Jan 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Books, Sex Talk

The main subject of Oh Joy Sex Toy is sex toys tested and reviewed by Erika and her husband. If you’re interested in toys, this is definitely the comic for you, and even if you don’t have a lot of interest in them, the reviews are fun to read regardless as it’s friendly and oddly cute.




Nun Defies Vatican to Support Same Sex Marriage

Sep 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Books, Current Affairs, Featured

Sisters are doing it for themselves – thinking that is. Six years after the publishing of her book, Sister Margaret Farley is having to defend her opinions after the Catholic church’s watchdog group condemned it.




Who’s the fairest

Sep 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

It’s raining out, the summer is over and I am not a happy bunny. We all know that there’s nothing like a gorgeous woman to put a smile on your face. So here are six.




Review: Sunstone

Sep 11th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Sunstone is a BDSM-themed web comic about a bunch of people both on and off the scene and their relationships with one anotherIt treads a really fine line between being an interesting and complex piece of work and being exploitative, stereotype-fuelled paintbrush pornography. So far it’s doing pretty well with complexity, probably helped by the fact that the creators are aware they are playing with fire.




Seamus Heaney passes away

Aug 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

Seamus Heaney, one of the best known Irish poets, passed away this morning after a short illness at the age of 74. He is survived by his wife Marie.




When Women Were Warriors

Aug 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Books

A series of novels that follows the lives of the women of yesteryear who also happen to be dominant, strong and independent warriors? Hold on a second, I need to grab my Kindle!

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