I’m an avid follower of the AfterEllen website because I think it’s a great platform to find out about and discuss queer women in entertainment. And while it is way better than 95% of the other general LGBT websites at including women of color, there are still some gaps.
So when I came across an AE Forum asking about sites dedicated to African-American lesbians and saw that there was specifically an interest in a book club, I thought “God bless the child that’s got their own” and offered to use my blog to moderate such a club. After some private messaging between me and Lunakiss, we’ve come up with a format.
Starting July 1st, we will introduce the book for the month. As you can see from the pic it’s Linda Villarosa’s novel “Passing For Black”. After the introductory post, there will be subsequent posts every Friday of the month discussing the next part of the book. We are also looking for book suggestions for the coming months also. While we like a good erotic novel as much as the next person, we are going to try and steer the club toward a more intellectually substantial slant. That way we could have deeper and more involved discussions about the books.
So any interested black queer women feel free to leave comments and suggestions below and be sure to check back with us July 1st.