Sunday Reads: Canadian lesbian fiction

“Canadian lesbian fiction authors are a quiet bunch. Many readers don’t know we exist or assume we’re American. We hope to change that. We created this site to showcase Canadian lesbian fiction and its authors.”

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Sunday Reads: Outing transgender people

“Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person.”

That’s a comment from Nick Adams, director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program, in response to an episode of reality-TV program Survivor, in which one contestant — Jeff Varner — outed another as being a transgender person.

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Sunday Reads: LGBTQ literature

My g/f and I love to watch mystery programs on TV together, especially British shows and movies.

She reads a lot of mystery novels as well, though I not so much because I read for a living as an editor and do a lot of blogging here. I just don’t have a lot of time to be reading novels. But that is about to change. I’ll be making time now.

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Sunday Reads: Of the ‘Magic Fool Bus’ and Christianity’s forsaken believers

Writer Hannah Simpson took the thoughts right out of my head in her commentary on the NBC News site:

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Sunday Reads: R.I.P Chuck Berry, father of rock ‘n’ roll

“Mr. Berry was rock’s master theorist and conceptual genius, a songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves.”

That’s how the New York Times is describing Chuck Berry in a report on its home page today — the article is positioned in the spot designated for the biggest news story of the day.

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Sunday Reads: Of DST and the benefits of naturism for children

Did you remember to move your clocks forward one hour before you went to bed last night?

Apparently, a lot of people will be grumbling about the switch to Daylight Savings Time for a few days, and many people will be dragging their butts through the Monday workday because of the “lost hour of sleep.” At least, those people who didn’t go to bed at least one hour earlier than usual on Saturday night . . .

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Sunday Reads: Of UFOs and life on other planets

Astronomers and others were jumping for joy last month at the apparent discovery of seven Earth-like planets that could contain water and “where life as we know it may exist,” as the CBC put it in a report.

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Sunday Reads: Trump and Bannon not so sinister after all

So, what is Donald Trump’s real agenda as president of the United States?

How about Stephen Bannon?

I sought answers for those questions this week, and came away thinking that as troublesome as the new White House administration appears to be, it may not be as sinister as many think.

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Sunday Reads: On Donald Trump’s mental state and exit date

It has been all about Donald Trump these past four weeks, as in what madness is he up to today?

Not a day has gone by since this American president took office has he not made ridiculous and untruthful public statements through Twitter and/or at press conferences.

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Sunday Reads: Will Edward Snowden’s personal sacrifice be in vain?

I’m betting Edward Snowden has not been sleeping well these past few nights.

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