Archive for April, 2014

April 8, 2014

The Little Sex Library that Could

BeTheChange_email_SMThe California Library Association is utilizing a crowdsource voting system, allowing CLA members to weigh in on what sessions will be offered at this years annual conference, November in Oakland. Crowdsource the Vote!

You can view sessions by conference track or tags, and you can also search by any of the text in the proposals (title, presenters, description).

The Center for Sex and Culture has submitted a proposal for this years conference, please consider voting for our session.

The best Little Sex Library that Could!

The Center for Sex & Culture (CSC), located in the heart of San Francisco, has a mission to provide judgment-free education, cultural events, a library and archive, and resources to audiences across the sexual and gender spectrum. As a grassroots non-profit organization with a public library we constantly evaluate and discuss the most effective ways to reach current and potential new patrons, while maintaining our survival in an escalating economic climate. However, with sex being a tantalizing and taboo subject we are hindered from displaying and communicating many of our resources in print and digital media because of clear age restrictions, but also because of current public perception of sexuality as deviant, offensive, and shameful. Attempting to balance thoughtful outreach and promotion, to be advocates for change, to organize materials with no clear cataloging categories, to maintain the day to day operations, and to manage an all-volunteer/intern staff, forces us to constantly change and evolve. We explore change by not only being librarians, but by being artists, participants, community organizers and social activists. These labels help us stretch out of our potential boxes and creatively reach others. The CSC library has also found many ways to explore change by utilizing current technology trends, such as social media, cloud computing, and open source softwares to organize, promote and manage our library.

Presenter(s):

Anissa Malady, Librarian, Center for Sex and Culture
Ian Callaghan, Center for Sex & Culture
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April 2, 2014

JON MACY’S FEARFUL HUNTER : HELP PUBLISH QUEER COMICS!

Jon Macy is a Lambda Literary Graphic Novel Award Winner and needs our HELP!

Help a small press keep bringing queer comics to readers.
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Jon’s work is sweet and romantic, but it is also sexy when the sex adds to the story. I believe it’s important that LGBT characters are shown fully realized, and without self censorship.

Fearful Hunter by Jon Macy Graphic novel, 320 pages, black and white, color cover, hardback, for mature readers. Comes out in May 2014 from Northewest Press.

A young Druid on the eve of his initiation meets a troubled wolf and falls in love. The star crossed lovers don’t have a chance when lascivious Druid masters and savage elder gods threaten their fragile new relationship. Punk music, pick up trucks and psychedelic earth magic add an urban spin to this captivating queer Celtic fantasy world.

Support this project now!

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Fearful Hunter Hardcover