Art, etc.






Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier.

~Kathleen Norris




All of these authors include LGBTQ+ content in their works.

(This used to be alphabetized, but there are too many now!)


Some offer writing advice, some review books, some are informative, and some are just fun.

Clare London The Novel Approach
Ginn Hale Exuberant Imperfection
Jordan Castillo Price Inkthinker
Josh Lanyon Storytellers Unplugged
Kara Larson Gay Book Reviews
Kirby Crow Dreaming In Books
Lee Benoit Magical Words
Maria McCann Joyfully Reviewed
Mary Renault Good Reads

PD Singer

Dark Divas Reviews
Manna Francis Reviews by Amos Lassen
Chrissy Munder Elisa Rolle Reviews
Eden Winters Lee Wind
Kaje Harper Bibrary Book Lust
J. Tullos Hennig MM Good Book Reviews
SA Collins Book Journey
Vance Bastian Cryselle's Bookshelf
Jayne Lockwood Anne R. Allen with Ruth Harris
Cody Kennedy Queer SciFi
Andrew Q. Gordon Tim Flanagan--Author
Elizabeth Noble WROTE (WRitten On The Edge) Podcast
Aisling Mancy Violet Quill Redux
Angel Martinez Nathan Bransford
J. Scott Coatsworth Authors Speak at Rainbow-Gate
Ben Brock Revolutionary Women Writers
Leta Blake Protracted Q&A with Ursula K. LeGuin
Isobel Starling Terrible Minds
Freddy MacKay Queer in Color
Jeanne Marcella  




Disclaimer: These are not endorsements, recommendations, or declarations of advocacy--merely links.  The blurbs are not mine; they come from the sites' 'About' pages. Join, don't join; support, don't support--you're the one with the back button.




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Association of Writers and Writing Programs

...provides community, opportunities, ideas, news, and advocacy for writers and teachers of writing.


The Author's Guild

The Authors Guild has been the nation's leading advocate for writers' interests in effective copyright protection, fair contracts and free expression since it was founded as the Authors League of America in 1912. It provides legal assistance and a broad range of web services to its members.


Book Award Contests: Are They Worthwhile?

A good examination of the process, with pros and cons to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to enter any contest. There's also a list down the bottom of contests the author of the article has investigated and found worth looking into.


Freelance Writing Jobs

...updated daily with fresh freelance writing jobs and blogging jobs. We do the job searching so you don’t have to!


Funds For Writers

Grants are our specialty. You won't be able to quit work and write, but you might find a grant to make your writing goals easier to reach. We specialize in serious contests, too. Only those that pay in cold hard cash. No pay-per-click, $1 per blog or exposure markets either. Hope Clark writes for a living. If she wouldn't try these opportunities, she doesn't post them. Our newsletters are our world. Free or paid subscription. Here you always have a choice.


Inkitt Writing Contests and Competitions: The Definitive Guide

Discover the online fiction writing competitions and writing contests of 2017 for aspiring authors of novels and short stories, whether it is poetry, fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror or another genre.


The International Women's Writing Guild

The IWWG, founded in 1976, is a network for the personal and professional empowerment of women through writing and open to all regardless of portfolio.


Q&A with Ursula K. LeGuin

When LeGuin retired from writing novels in 2015, she began a fantastic series of blog posts on Book View Cafe in which she took questions on writing (and other things) from readers--and then of course answered them--until only a few months before her death in 2018. There are so many pearls of wisdom throughout the posts it's impossible to recommend just one. Every writer--not just spec fic writer--every writer should make it a project to read each post and take those pearls to heart.


QueeRomance Ink

An inclusive library of queer romance titles in all colors of the QUILTBAG / LGBTIQA rainbow.



...provides up-to-date listings of markets in the speculative and/or humor genres only.


Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

SFWA is a professional organization for authors of science fiction, fantasy and related genres. SWFA informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members.


Small Publishers, Artists and Writers network

The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) provides information, resources and opportunities for everyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether you are an author, freelance writer, artist or you own a publishing company.


Writer's Digest

Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent. Writer’s Digest also features practical technique articles, and tips and exercises on fiction, nonfiction, poetry and the business-side of writing and publishing.




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Addiction Center

AddictionCenter.com is a referral service that provides information about addiction treatment practitioners and facilities. AddictionCenter.com is not a medical provider or treatment facility and does not provide medical advice. AddictionCenter.com does not endorse any treatment facility or guarantee the quality of care provided, or the results to be achieved, by any treatment facility. The information provided by AddictionCenter.com is not a substitute for professional treatment advice.


Boost Collaborative

...provides resources for youth in the LGBTQ community as well as educators and parents.  Resources include information on human rights advocacy, reproductive and sexual health; suicide and crisis prevention, lesson plans for teachers, and forums and hotlines for youth.


The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.


How Teachers Can Identify and Prevent Bullying in Schools

Article by Amy Leeson

Learn more about how bullying is defined, and what teachers and other authority figures can do about reducing this behavior across the board in schools.


Human Rights Campaign

Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights


It Gets Better Project

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.


LGBT Organization

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.


Purple Roofs

We are gay travel.


We started Purple Roofs in 1999, and we're still the best place to find small, "family owned" and gay friendly accommodations, with more than 4,800 bed and breakfasts, hotels, vacation rentals and other properties around the world, many of them with full page listings and photographs. Many of our listings are small mom and mom or pop and pop businesses - places you'll have a hard time finding anywhere else.

The Recovery Village

When it comes to drug and alcohol misuse, virtually anyone can fall victim to its power, but there are some groups that are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. The good news is that there are resources available to help.


Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide, Inc. (SPTS) is committed to reducing the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through educational training programs.


Teen Depression: A Guide For Parents

Learn the signs and how you can help your teen.


The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit endeavor established to promote acceptance of gay and questioning youth, and to aid in suicide prevention among that group.



Search tool for mental health care providers





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Please answer the following questions before contacting me:


Does the site you want linked provide resources for
~writers/aspiring writers?
~the QUILTBAG community?
~QUILTBAG youth?
~someone contemplating suicide?


Does the site you want linked have at least one page that directly addresses one of these issues?


If you answered an unequivocal "YES!" to one of these questions, feel free to contact me with your link and I'll see what I can do.


If your answer was more of a "Well, not directly, but..." then I really am sorry, but limits are necessary and I can't link to every worthy cause out there. Best of luck finding a better fit for your no doubt very commendable resource.  :)




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