When I began working on my anthology Kicked Out just over two years ago I got a lot of support from the LGBTQ communities here on LJ. This community connected me with incredible writers, many of whom became contributors to this unique book, and I feel thrilled two years later to be able to return and share the great news that Kicked Out an anthology of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth is coming out this month. The pre-sale began this morning (see info bellow) and is a great deal, anyone who buys a copy of Kicked Out will receive any other Homofactus Press book for FREE!
Kicked Out has been a dream of mine; I first began dreaming of this book in a small town Oregon library, 2 days after having been kicked out for the final time. I had no idea that nearly 10 years later I would be here having the immense honor of having been responsible for organizing, and shepherding a book of this magnitude into reality. Compiled within this book are 31 of the most brave, and talented writers I have ever met. We range in age from youth currently living on the streets to individuals who have been out for decades. We are a diverse bunch, united under this common experience, and our resolve that current and future generations of homeless LGBTQ youth will know that they are not alone in this experience.In the U.S., 40% of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). Kicked Out published by Homofactus Press tells these forgotten stories of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. Diverse contributors share stories of survival and abuse with poignant accounts of the sanctuary of community and the power of creating chosen families. Kicked Out highlights the nuanced perspectives of national organizations such as The National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and The National Alliance Against Homelessness and regional agencies, including Sylvia’s Place, The Circus Project and Family Builders. This anthology introduced by Judy Shepard, gives voice to the voiceless and challenges the stereotypical face of homelessness. To learn more visit us online at KickedOutAnthology.com
Buy one copy of Kicked Out and receive any other Homofactus Press title FREE! click here for details!
Thank you so much for all of your support over the years, and please forward information about the release to anyone you think might be interested!