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Emily O'Beirne

Why the LGBT Label Still Matters in YA Fiction

I did a guest post for Up Close and Literal on whether LGBT counts as a genre, where I tell a story about one of my readers that reflects why I think we still need this label for LGBTQ books—especially in young adult fiction. 

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Guest Post: LGBTQIA representation in Australian YA

I wrote a guest post on the slow growth of LGBTQIA representation in Australian young adult fiction, for the fabulous LGBTQ Reads website.

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Checking my Gay Privilege over the Marriage Equality Plebiscite

 

Comedian Hannah Gadsby reminded me that as someone who purports to write  fiction to support young queer people, I should have been paying more attention to the upcoming plebiscite.

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Gay/Bi Girls in Young Adult Fiction: My August reads

Here are three books young adult fiction books featuring LGBTQ girls that I read this month.  Two are new, while one was a new find.

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Excerpt: Here’s the Thing

Here is the first excerpt from my upcoming LGBT young adult release, Here’s the Thing, due in October

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Bisexuality: Representation and Realism.

Whose afraid of the word bisexual? Negotiating the line between representation and realism in YA stories.

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Lost but Not: Why We Should Travel

Travelling is a rite of passage for so many young Australians, including myself. A tale of the first time I was truly lost in a foreign country.

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Curve Magazine Review: Points of Departure

US lesbian culture magazine, Curve, posted a rather lovely review of Points of Departure this week.

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October LGBT YA Release: Here’s the Thing

Hi all,  meet my upcoming LGBT young adult fiction release, Here’s the Thing, and my favourite book cover to date, created by the talented Adam for Ylva.

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