Saturday, July 17, 2010

Who Are We and What Is This?

Welcome to Let's Get Beyond Tolerance! Maybe you noticed already, but the title is based around the acronym LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender (aka Let's Get Beyond Tolerance). The title was created by author Lee Bantle after I shared another LGBT title I'd come up with. I loved his much better and it became the official name of this blog.

So what is this blog?

It's an entertainment blog for Young Adults (and that simply means, we will focus on things that are appropriate for YA and up) with LGBT themes. I know there are other sites out there similar to this one for Adults...but none that I know of that is for the Young Adult set. So I figured...why not create one? Instead of complaining about the lack of something, I'd rather fill the void as best as I could.

So what's up with the Official Author thing on the side?

Well, I love Catherine Ryan Hyde and Lee Bantle's work, especially because they are filling the LGBT YA void in their own way. Therefore, they are the official authors of the site. Other books and authors will be featured and promoted...but these two will always have their work featured on this site and they will even contribute as well! You can expect to find their thoughts in guest posts, reviews, and perhaps even in questions for other people. Fun, right? Right! So go and click those links over there to buy their work if it interests you.  You gotta support and allow them to continue writing amazing books!

So what now?

Now you should-

1. Follow!

2. Spread the word for others to follow!

Super easy and we'd appreciate you very much if you did!! There won't be that many posts at the moment. You'll probably find some highlight posts and links in the sidebars as we continue setting everything up...but you want to follow now because we're planning a COMING OUT PARTY!

And that means?

We want to kick this blog off right with some fun interviews, guest posts, reviews, and of course...giveaways! But you need to start following and get others to follow as well so it can be the best party ever.  There will be all sorts of fun posts to come which will probably last for about a month...just so you can see the types of things we'll continue to do in the future. So it's worth it to follow and keep following!

Come Out With Us and Let's Get Beyond Tolerance.

Sincerely yours,

Lauren from Shooting Stars Mag


Anonymous said...

Hi, Lauren!

I'm honored to be your FIRST follower! I would love to see you discuss what it means to "get beyond tolerance." I think that's such an important concept.

BTW, can you add an email subscription? I never look at my RSS Feed Reader. I love it when new posts just show up in my inbox. Thanks! Look forward to your future posts.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Thanks for referring me to the blog. Wonderful idea. I read quite a bit of LGBT literature and am currently writing a YA novel where my MC is a lesbian.

Bee said...

This is such a fantastic idea. Kudos to you!

Heather said...

Awesome! I love the name (acronym) and the idea, and the writing! You guys are way talented yourselves. And I am so over tolerance-how about a little acceptance!?! Way to go!

Ky said...

This is a brilliant idea! Totally love it! I will definitely be spreading the word. ^.^

Kay (Dead Book Darling) said...

This is SUCH a great idea! I have been longing for a LGBT-themed something for YA, and I am ever so glad you just went out and made one!

Can't wait for your coming out party (I shall be pimping the hell out of it!).

∂ l 3 X said...

hey ladies, waz up!?