Saturdays are when we curate all the sapphic book news and queer happenings of the week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal reading directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good woman loving woman book. What could be better?
In today’s post, you’ll find cheerful LGBTQ+ news stories to combat all the negative ones bombarding our screens.
Sapphic reader Karen submitted a Caturday photo starring a cat who loves being on a fridge.
One of the things we love about the weekly lesfic author selfie is getting to know the personality behind the words. Check out sapphic fiction author Emily Wright with the book A Holly Jolly Christmas. Loving the wintery vibe!
Finally, scroll to the bottom of the post to see photos of TB and Miranda’s most recent visit to Ptown.
Before we get to today’s post, it’s time to reveal the identity of this week’s Guess the Author!
Every week, we’ll provide five clues about a sapphic author. This game helps readers get to know their favorite authors while having fun.
In case you missed them here are the clues:
1. My happy place is Coney Island.
2. I currently live with a legendary funk singer and a West Coast rapper, who both speak in meows.
3. My favorite football team has been the Dallas Cowboys since I was a kid.
4. Enemies-to-Lovers is my favorite trope to write and read.
5. For my latest release, my main character’s love interest shares her name with a fictional athlete.
Now it’s time to reveal their name. Drum roll please…
This week’s author is L.M. Bennett!
Check out Bespoke, L.M.’s new release!
Love, one fitting at a time?
Cal Duke, a bespoke tailor with a dapper flair, is at ease in her world of men’s fashion. When Rocky Beckford, a striking new client, requests a custom-made wedding suit, sparks fly, challenging Cal’s feelings and reputation. Can they discover if true chemistry transcends labels?
L.M. Bennett is a 40-ish, Washington, D.C-based author. She enjoys annoyed-looking cats, MMA, professional wrestling, roller derby, comic books, The Great British Baking Show, classic rock and Jeff Goldblum. She writes good stories about bad girls.
Monday kicks off a fresh Guess the Author game!
NEED A BOOK FOR THE WEEKEND?
If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, below you’ll find 14 books on sale.
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Without further ado, let’s get to all the weekly queer news!
TB is determined to spread good rainbow news during 2024, which let’s face, is going to be a rough year. There are a lot of elections all over the world, which means we’re in for a lot of scaremongering. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital not to lose sight of the all the kindness in the world. Below are the happy queer stories that made TB smile this week. They’re queer news links worth clicking!
Book banner humiliated at Florida school board meeting. She fled without saying a word. — ban hate not books!
This cop was inspired to help others after being a victim of a hate crime — what a way to handle this!
How Colman Domingo met his husband is the sweetest gay love story ever — kinda sounds like fate!
Elliot Page to appear at first UK screening of his new trans film Close to You — can’t wait to watch this one!
Laverne Cox among 40 ‘legendary’ women to grace iconic British Vogue cover — we love to see this!
Meet Lady! Lady is always desperate for love & attention. She lost her eye to a dog as a kitten. She loves to sleep on top of the fridge. Submitted by Karen, a reader.
Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.
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