Friday, November 11, 2016

There's Still Room for Hope #LGBTQ #election


Friday morning I read a statement by the Trans Lifeline, a suicide hotline tailored to the unique needs of transgender people. The day after the election, 8 transgender people killed themselves and several others were hospitalized for unsuccessful attempts.

It broke my heart to learn the most vulnerable section of our Rainbow Community is in crisis. Every day we lose another life. Why? Because the press is predicting Armageddon and headlines are scary as shit right now.

I've had the same I-don't-want-to-live-on-this-planet-anymore sensation as everyone else this week, but I think in our rush to get past the awful foreboding to a real scenario, we're making too many assumptions and forgetting a few key truths.



Truth 1: You can't trust the press, a fact they've demonstrated consistently for at least a decade now. Accuracy doesn't matter. They print whatever gets the most clicks even if they have to outright lie. Let's face it, fear sells even better than sex. 

The stories they're telling are pure speculation based on nothing but conjecture and assumption.

Yes, the haters are out in full force because they think the election results mean hatred is now fashionable. That's not true. The new President-Elect won because of the Electoral College, not because a majority of Americans agree with his racist, divisive policies...as evidenced by the tens of thousands of protestors still in the streets days later. Clinton won the popular vote and when everything is tallied, they expect her to be somewhere around a million votes ahead. 

As usual, the haters are ill-informed.


Truth 2: Just because we're putting Toilet Paper (Trump/Pence = TP = toilet paper) in the White House doesn't mean the rest is guaranteed. Neither of these men have any experience on The Hill and there is no proof they are widely respected in D.C. There is, however, overwhelming proof one of them is widely loathed. 

Congress has spent the last eight years proving they can be childish and petty. It's difficult to predict what that snotty attitude will mean when Toilet Paper starts trying to push bills through. It wouldn't be the first time Congress decided to block something they secretly agree with just to be spiteful.



Truth 3: We have built an incredible movement over the last several years. Not just here, but internationally. Our push for equality started a wave that has washed over every continent, empowering millions. We even gained the official and enthusiastic backing of the United Nations.

We're not in this alone. We have allies and activists all over the world fighting with us. 

Yes, this is a slap in the face and yes, holding our ground may be a struggle, but it's not impossible. I've read the requests for the new administration to roll back our federal rights. While that may happen, it doesn't mean we all go back in the closet. It means the fight reverts to each individual state. That's not a tragedy. Dozens of pro-LGBT organizations are already in the midst of that battle.





Take heart, my Rainbow peeps! Don't let the stories of an anti-LGBT apocalypse scare you. So far, they're only stories. When the real version hits, we'll tackle it one obstacle at a time, the way we always have.

The Toilet Paper era is temporary. Our fight for equality isn't.

I'm sharing this video again because I'm in love with it! And because I think we need the reminder. 


We're not alone. 





Together we can do this.





Wednesday, November 9, 2016

America's Brexit - Now What? #election #LGBTQ


If you're feeling a bit panicky today, you're not alone. So many Americans freaked out last night over the election results, the US crashed Canada's immigration website. No, I'm not kidding. (Sorry, Canada. We're having a moment.)



We're about to put two men in the White House who stand firmly and proudly against every minority in the country. One of whom made cyber bullying his official campaign platform. The other turned his home state into a haven for homophobes. I imagine a lot of people are standing around with a knot in their stomach wondering what the hell we do now.

I have a suggestion.

Get involved.

A lifetime of personal catastrophes have taught me not to dwell on the wreckage, but to gather my resolve and move forward. That's what we have to do. It doesn't matter who's to blame for this dark moment in history. What matters is how we respond to it and I'm with HRC President Chad Griffin when he said "[we] will continue our fight for equality and justice for all with greater urgency and determination than ever before. We must. Lives literally depend on it."

We need to be prepared to meet whatever challenges are coming, which means there's no time for wallowing. Every day counts. 

If you're not plugged into an LGBTQ organization, now is a great time to do so. Volunteers don't need any special qualifications beyond a determination to see people's rights protected. If you're not in a position or location that makes it possible to donate time, donating money is a great thing to add to your list of New Year's resolutions.

This election means some things will change. Probably for the worse. It might force us to live our truth a little louder. A little prouder. A little more determinedly, but we will get through this together. Thankfully, we have a lot of people in LGBTQ history to use as inspiration. They didn't give up. Even when things looked hopeless. Neither will we.




Monday, October 24, 2016

Win It Before You Can Buy It Contest - WE HAVE WINNERS! Fade to Blue #Giveaway #GayRom


It's almost here!

The countdown has begun for the release of Book 3 in the Blue Series. This is your chance to win a copy before you can buy it! Five winners will get a free copy of the ebook and you could be one of them.






Fraud? Lies? Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby.


Brady Halverson is a self-made man with his life under control. He has the money. He has the man. He has it all until an international scandal pits brother against brother, and he realizes how quickly he could lose it.

While Brady is learning the truth behind his brother’s lies, his boyfriend Blue is learning another lesson. A careless moment divides Blue’s circle of friends, threatening to tear it apart. Putting things back together forces both of them to test the bonds of friendship and family.

For one man, things will never be the same.










Excerpt


Blue sat on a black leather couch in the lobby of Berner, Riley, and Stone, watching people in suits stride past. Everyone was in a hurry as if the law firm had a minimum speed limit through the reception area to foster the appropriate atmosphere of urgency. After all, nobody wanted to see their five-hundred-dollar-an-hour lawyer stroll casually past the front desk like they had nothing better to do.

It was the only humorous thing about that morning, and Blue clung to it for a moment before letting the thought drift away.

He hadn't planned to spend their anniversary getting a closer look at the rat race. He'd imagined a lazy day in bed, rolling in wilted rose petals with Brady and wishing they had room service. Mark’s call last night had shredded that fantasy. He had news and the tone in his voice hadn't implied it was good. 

Dressed in jeans and a dark green button-down shirt, Blue sat next to Brady, a hand rested on his thigh for moral support. He had a feeling Brady was going to need it before the morning was over. Brady's more severe outfit said the same thing, black pants and a black polo shirt broadcasting his mood to anyone not capable of reading it on his face.

The quiet chime of the elevator floated in from the bay around the corner a moment before Dina and J.P. stepped into view. Dina strode to where they sat, inspiring Brady to stand and greet her with a kiss. J.P. gave them a wave on his way to the reception desk.

"Morning, Dina." Blue stood with Brady and kissed her other cheek.

"Morning, Blue. This is a shitty way to spend your anniversary, isn't it? I'm sorry."

He smiled because he couldn't help it. Her choice of words contradicted her tasteful outfit and conservative pearls. The trappings of immense wealth couldn't smother the attitude of a woman who had spent half her life struggling to survive. He was sure she caught plenty of socialites off guard.

"It's okay. He'll make it up to me."

"And then some," Brady said. "Have a seat, Mom."

They didn't have a chance to get comfortable.

"Mr. Stone is ready for you now." One of the receptionists walked from behind the front desk, J.P. trailing her. "I'll show you to the conference room."

She walked them down the hall, past lawyers in their individual cells with backs to the high-rise view, too focused on their computer screens to notice. The room where Mark would spend the next hour flogging them with sharp bits of reality was in a corner. Large windows looked out on the neighboring building and traffic twenty stories below. Empty, the space looked cozy. Blue expected it to creep toward claustrophobic when they all gathered around the table, discussing the disaster annoying everyone but Terry, the man who had caused it.









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Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's Time to Give Back! @TrevorProject #LGBTQ #WA4Trevor



IT'S TIME TO GIVE BACK


If you've spent any time buzzing by my social media accounts, you've heard me talk about The Trevor Project. If you haven't -- no worries. I'm 'bout to take care of that!





The Trevor Project is the leading organization for crisis intervention and suicide prevention in LGBTQ kids. To put it in simplest terms, they are all about saving young lives. All day. Every day. And this week I'm all about helping them do that!


Why Trevor Project? 
Because of this:
  • 52% of young LGBT people report having engaged in self-harm at some point during their lives.
  • 44% have considered suicide
  • 1 in 3 have attempted suicide
  • 9 in 10 report having been bullied in school by peers and/or staff
  • 1 in 5 homeless teens identifies as LGBTQ

Those aren't pretty numbers. Fortunately, this one is: every year, over 200,000 kids nationwide reach out to The Trevor Project through the hotline, Trevor Text, and Trevor Chat. When they do, trained volunteers are ready to help. 

Think about that. 

Hundreds of thousands of our LGBTQ kids feel the only safe place they can go for help is to a sympathetic stranger on a crisis hotline. And those sympathetic strangers at The Trevor Project answer. Every time. 



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Join me in supporting this incredible organization! The more we give. The more lives they can save.



You don't have to give big, but please...GIVE and then SHARE!












Despite the hashtag (#WA4Trevor), proceeds are not designated for any specific state or program. They go to assist any kid who calls, chats, or texts for help. Regardless of where they live. 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

HALF OFF on Blue! #LimitedOffer #GayRom #Sale



Blue is on sale!



To celebrate the imminent release of Fade to Blue, I'm having a Blue Series sale! Blue and Rhythm and Blue will be 50% off for a limited time at Amazon and All Romance. 

That's two books for the price of one.

Pick up your copies today because this won't last!





One ultimatum cost him everything.

Injured and near death, Blue collapsed in the yard of a stranger with nothing but a grisly scar and a pile of hostility. Only one man can reach him. Will it be enough to save him from himself?   




     












Watch out for the spotlight. It burns.

A Grammy nomination drags the searing spotlight of fame uncomfortably close, setting Blue's almost orderly life on fire. Scorched by betrayal and doubt, fame isn't what Blue imagined. 

Unintimidated by the fire, his boyfriend, Brady puts his career aside to shield Blue. Fame can warm you one minute and burn you to ash the next, but Brady won't let anything--or anyone--burn Blue again. 













Wednesday, September 28, 2016

COVER REVEAL - Check out the cover for Fade to Blue and enter to #win! #GayRom #Giveaway



Join me in celebrating the upcoming release of book 3 of the Blue series!




Fraud. Lies. Deceit? Everybody needs a hobby.

Brady Halverson is a self-made man with his life under control. He has the money. He has the man. He has it all until an international scandal pits brother against brother, and he realizes how quickly he could lose it.

While Brady is learning the truth behind his brother’s lies, his boyfriend Blue is learning another lesson. A careless moment divides Blue’s circle of friends, threatening to tear it apart. Putting things back together forces both of them to test the bonds of friendship and family. 

For one man, things will never be the same.


Fade to Blue continues the best-selling Blue Series and includes a cameo  by the star of my previous saga, Saving Liam.









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Monday, August 1, 2016

Hold Tight and Breathe #LGBT #Pride


Fuck me, this has been a traumatic Pride season! 

Sorry. Is it too early in the post to swear? Okay then. Holy buckets, it's crazy out there!






I usually take the summer off to enjoy Pride, think about how far we've come, and regroup but this year there hasn't been time. There's too much happening and most of it has left chunks of the US Rainbow Community jumpy and scared. 

I know how you guys feel, though I'm experiencing things a little differently. I lost my patience with fear a long time ago. What I have these days is a temper on a low boil. I go from okay to volcanic in the space of a single ignorant sentence, and they all seem to be coming from the same direction lately. Funny that.

This post isn't aimed at the coldhearted and self-absorbed because I see little point in talking to that bunch. This goes out to my Rainbow peeps who saw the name Pence attached to the Republican ticket and had a panic attack that hasn't quite dissipated yet. (Don't recognize him? Google "Indiana Governor religious freedom law" and read a few posts. I'm sure it will come back to you.) Pair that nightmare with the Republican platform that places religious pandering over equality and I don't blame people for thinking our Rainbow bus is about to run off a cliff.

With so many political experts predicting a win for the wrong side, the fragile hope keeping much of our community afloat is deflating. We all know how dangerous it is when our most vulnerable lose faith. Addiction goes up. Self-harm goes up. Suicide goes up.






I'd like to offer a bit of solid reassurance to counter some of that uncertainty.

Even if the worst happens and the wrong guy wins, this is not the end of the LGBTQQIA2SGnc movement. Activists all over North America are gearing up for battle, and we will be ready to duke this out. I know because I am one of them. 

Combined, we have decades of experience, thousands of donor members, and hundreds of our own lobbyists. It's too late for anyone to shut us down (regardless of how big their ego is) and no political magic wand can force us back in the closet. We won't go. It's that simple. 

Personally, I can't imagine any scenario where someone could successfully convince HRC to sit down and shut up. Or Amnesty International. Or Lambda Legal. Or The ACLU. Or PFLAG. Or GLSEN. Or the flock of celebrities and YouTubers standing behind Trevor Project. Trust me. We're ready for this! It might not be easy but when has this fight ever been easy?

To those who are still trapped in the shadows of oppression and feel brokenhearted because you think you're watching your chance to finally come out of the closet evaporate: don't panic. Hold tight and breathe. We're still coming to help you! 

After all, you're why we're fighting in the first place.








Monday, July 11, 2016

This Isn't the End. It's a Rerun. #StopTheHate #Orlando #Dallas



It's been a crazy Pride Season, hasn't it? Some days, it feels like things are coming apart and we're on the verge of catastrophe. People are angry. Others are depressed. Deep down it's the same emotion: fear. With most of our politicians demonstrating a distinct lack of leadership abilities, it's hard not to be afraid. 

The brightest spot in the blizzard of ignorance is that this isn't new territory. We've been here before. Every generation has to learn anew that violence doesn't accomplish anything other than making us all victims. It's our turn.






If you were around to see the late 1960s/early 1970s you know what I'm talking about. The US was full of the same violence and civil unrest we see now --  with the added complication of vigilante groups setting off car bombs in random neighborhoods. Remember the Black Panthers, Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Irish Republican Army (IRA) back then? Remember the explosions in random places and how walking across a grocery store parking lot felt like taking your life in your hands?

I'm not as familiar with the climate in the UK 50 years ago, but I doubt it was all 'beer and skittles,' as they say. Over here, the States looked a lot like Baghdad and everyone was sure we would come to ruin. We didn't. Instead, people got sick of the hatred and violence and started pushing for peace.

It's time to push that direction again. We need to follow the example of past leaders who led their communities back to sanity by cranking up the compassion and tolerance in their corners of influence until those corners met in the middle. Racism and bigotry aren't really the heart of society in the UK or North America. Those are dearly held convictions of a minority with very big mouths! What we really have are countries full of kind, generous people with a scattering of nitwits. We'll prove that again in the end.

Until then, remember to exercise a little self-care. Do things that make you happy. Spend time with family and friends. Watch a funny movie. Look for the good that happens around us every day. Can't find it? Start a little good of your own. Donate to a food bank. Bake some goodwill cookies for a neighbor. Take some 'thank you' donuts to your local fire station. Hand out flowers at a transit station for no reason. Collect signatures on a 'thank you' card for your local police precinct. Whatever comes to mind.






We'll get through this. We've done it before. We can do it again.





Friday, July 1, 2016

Get 50% off at #Smashwords! #Sale #MM



Smashwords' annual Summer/Winter Sale is here!


This is the perfect time to stock up on summer reads. Now through July 31st you can get any titles from my Saving Liam and Blue Series at half price!




















Wednesday, June 22, 2016

It still hurts -- and that's okay. #OrlandoUnited #LGBT #suicide



It's been an equally inspiring and heartbreaking week and a half since Orlando. So many people have stepped forward to mourn with us. Some have already stepped away again, ready to shift the conversation to something else.

The problem is, many LGBTs aren't ready to trade the real topic for one that's loosely related and easier for other people to comprehend. This isn't about them. It's about us.





I think this is one of those moments that marks the distinction between allies and the Rainbow Community. I don't like the term 'outsiders' because it implies they aren't part of our world and haven't been walking with us for years. At the same time, Orlando and its ripples are things that can only be understood by those who have experienced this kind of hatred before and have the scars to prove it. Some allies know what I mean. Some can only stand on the sidelines and watch, not comprehending how the death of strangers can hobble so many people.

Personally, I'm still at the phase where my frustration tolerance is exceptionally low, and I break into tears at random moments for no particular reason. I know I'm not the only one. Past hurts are oozing to the surface for a lot of people, unearthed by the horrific act that mimicked that past in too many ways to ignore.

The hateful (and predictable) rhetoric the pro-LGBT press reports with such glee doesn't help. We don't need reminders that certain factions wish us dead with every breath, pray for it, dream of it, and celebrate the violence when someone dares to bring that fantasy to life. That's not news. We know they exist and can list half their names. But clicks outweigh compassion, so we get misleading headlines designed to inspire outrage, and reports of every dickweed with a video camera, puking hatred all over the internet.

If you've been dodging the news and haven't seen them, you're not missing anything. It's not even worth a link. The inevitable whining by the offenders, claiming to be the true victims in this scenario when someone offers to shove their microphone up their ass won't be either. I think we all know the routine by now.

The point of this post isn't to rant. (If it were, I've done a piss poor job of it!) The point is if you're still upset and emotionally raw you're not alone. Don't assume you have to hide what you feel because others who don't understand your pain say it's time to move on. 

It's okay to hurt. Mourning flows at its own pace, and there's little you can do to rush it. Whether it's the loss of a friend at Pulse, the nagging fear that you're not as safe as you thought, the demonstration of what so much free-floating anti-LGBT rhetoric can do, or some part of your past seeping out of the lockbox where you keep it, it's okay.

You're allowed to cry. You're allowed to hurt. You're allowed to be a little out of your head sometimes, as long as it stops there. 

Tragedy begets tragedy in our community and I'm not prepared to see this get worse. A lot of people are taking Orlando personally, and it's getting to them. If you need help understanding why you feel what you feel or finding a semblance of hope in your personal tar pit, please reach out to someone. Call an LGBT crisis hotline. Call a friend. Show up at Pride and burst into tears. I guarantee an instant group hug because we're all still a little messed up. We'll cry right along with you. 




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Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando Proves One Thing #OrlandoShooting #LGBT


This isn't the way Pride Season was supposed to start.

Like most of you, I've spent the last two days reading articles and comments about the callous massacre perpetrated by a man with an established history of violence. I'm not printing his name because this isn't about him. It's about us.

There are many ways to look at the senseless loss of life. In the beginning, I felt the same way everyone else did: horrified, heartbroken, angry. Sunday night, that changed.


I didn't think to bring my camera, but luckily others did!
I'm a speck in the crowd somewhere.



I made a trip up to Vancouver to stand with the rest of the Rainbow Community mourning the loss. Hundreds of us gathered to light candles and cry on each other. Before the night was over, I realized something. This isn't a time for depression and fear. It's a time for hope. 

Orlando marks an official milestone in our quest for equality. 

Yes, it's heartbreaking. Thousands of lives will be forever changed by the actions of a single lunatic. The Orlando community will never be the same -- but look at the response. The world is mourning with us. President Obama ordered all flags flown at half mast. Politicians and public figures have expressed heartfelt sympathy. 

We matter.

Do you realize how amazing that is? 30+ years ago the White House sounded exactly like Pat Robertson does today: callous, cold, lacking any trace of sympathy. President Regan labeled AIDS-related deaths insignificant, the extinguished lives not worth mourning, the cure a waste of medical research funds.

43 years ago, a gay club in New Orleans was burned to the ground by an arsonist, killing 32 people. The press joked about it. Family members refused to claim the bodies. The country couldn't care less. That's not the way it looks today.

We will mourn those lost in Orlando. They deserve it. We will cry with the families and friends of those murdered. They deserve it. We will ignore the haters. They deserve it. After all, people who devote their lives to hatred and ignorance lose the ability to speak any other language. Sympathy is beyond them.

One day, when the pain eases, I hope we can look back on this week as proof of how far our fight has come. Never again will an attack against LGBT people go unnoticed, unmarked, ignored. 

We matter!







 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Blue Takes Home the Silver! #gayrom #award #amwriting



I'm proud to announce BLUE won the silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards!










Book 1 in the Blue Series



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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pride and Politics: Why I'm still attending Seattle Pride #LGBT



The new rainbow shoe designs are out which means it’s officially Pride season!





This year is off to an interesting start with corporate politics hogging the spotlight.  L.A. Pride is threatening to drop the LGBT and reimage their event as a music festival complete with higher ticket prices. Seattle just signed an exclusive deal with a corporate sponsor that bans all competitors from participating.

Some people are threatening to boycott the events, annoyed by the politics that have nothing to do with equality. Others saw this coming; the inevitable conclusion of parades that stopped being about equality a long time ago. They’re about product positioning, publicity, and the struggle to fund events this extravagant. 






Despite the drama over sponsors and corporate politics (Let's be honest, our community thrives on drama), I still plan to attend Pride this year. Let me explain why.

The year before last I was at Seattle Pride. (I alternate between Seattle and Vancouver). I went alone that year because you know how it is when you try to coordinate with friends sometimes. If you wait for the timing to work, you never go anywhere! Since I’m not intimidated by hordes of strangers, it isn’t a big deal for me to go stag.

Sitting on the sidewalk, waiting for the parade to begin, I met a young man. It was his first year at Pride, and he was trying to see it all on his lunch break. I invited him to sit down, and we started talking. Like most LGBTs, his path to understanding who he was and how he felt about it meandered through several stages. He suspected he’d found his real identity. That afternoon, on the sidewalk next to me, was the first time he’d ever said it aloud to anyone. 

He was a transman. 

At some point, he would have to tell his family and his girlfriend that the lesbian thing didn’t really fit. It was more than that. In the meantime, he came to Pride to mingle with others like him and find the courage to tell a stranger.  

It was a great afternoon for both of us. The haters still walked the streets with bullhorns, damning us to their imaginary hell. Corporate sponsors professed loyalty most of them don’t express any other time of year. It didn’t matter. It was an amazing day.

That’s why I go. These kids don’t know about the politics and infighting. They don’t care about the money and floats. They need what we all needed at one point: the chance to feel included and speak their truth to people they hope will understand.

That moment never stops happening. Every generation discovers it anew. For me, that’s the reason for Pride.








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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hop for Equality and Win! #LGBT #IDAHOT #Giveaway


We're celebrating the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia! Today we're coming together as authors and activists to show that we all belong.




We fight together because we all want the same thing: the right to live free and equal.






Join us in the hop, enter to win some great prizes, and help us spread the word!




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Update: my hop winner is Trix. Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us!







Every author/blogger is doing their own giveaway. Visit each page below for a new chance to win!


1. B. A. Brock (BI TR GAY LES)  23. Amelia Bishop (MULTI)  45. Remmy Duchene (MM)  
2. Jamie Fessenden  24. Moonbeams over Atlanta - Eloreen Moon (MM, REV, MULTI)  46. Sharita Lira writing as BLMorticia M/M  
3. Rory Ni Coileain  25. Helena Stone (M/M )  47. Barbara Winkes (LES)  
4. Erica Pike (M/M)  26. AM Leibowitz (M/M, F/F, BI, TR, NB, REV)  48. Bronwyn Heeley (m/m)  
5. Andrew Jericho (GAY)  27. L.D. Blakeley (M/M, BI)  49. L. J. LaBarthe  
6. Tempeste O\'Riley (M/M (Bi) (NB)  28. Lila Leigh Hunter [M/M, BI]  50. VJ Summers (m/m, m/m/f)  
7. The Macaronis [various]  29. Sharon Bidwell  51. Nikka Michaels (M/M)  
8. Elin Gregory [mm]  30. Nicole Dennis (M/M, ACE, M/M/F)  52. Caraway Carter (LGBT)  
9. Alexa MIlne  31. Lexi Ander  53. L M Somerton (M/M)  
10. Nic Starr (M/M)  32. Barbara G.Tarn (M/M, ACE)  54. Taylor Law (GAY)  
11. Evelise Archer (MM)  33. Kaje Harper M/M, TR, BI  55. Anastasia Vitsky (F/F, TR, BI)  
12. Sue Brown  34. JMS Books LLC  56. Draven St. James (M/M)  
13. Elizabeth Varlet (M/M, BI, NB)  35. JM Snyder  57. A.V. Sanders (GAY, ACE, NB)  
14. Raven J. Spencer  36. Dean Pace-Frech  58. Lynley Wayne  
15. Sharing Links and Wisdom (REV)  37. Kimber Vale  59. DP Denman (GAY)  
16. Lisa Horan (REV/Multi)  38. Jacintha Topaz (BI, F/F, M/M, TR)  60. M.A. Church M/M  
17. Archer Kay Leah (M/M, F/F, TR, NB, BI, ACE)  39. Prism Book Alliance├é® (MULTI)  61. Andrew J. Peters GAY  
18. Alexis Duran (M/M)  40. Eva Lefoy (M/M, F/F, F/M/F, BI, MULTI)  62. Dianne Hartsock MM  
19. Jules Dixon  41. Lou Sylvre (M/M)  63. M. LeAnne Phoenix M/M F/F  
20. R.M. Olivia  42. Anne Barwell  64. Cherie Noel (M/M)  
21. Heloise West (M/M)  43. Viki Lyn (M/M)  65. Chris McHart (M/M, Trans*)  
22. Angel Martinez (M/M GAY BI TR)  44. Sean Michael