David Levithan’s Ryan And Avery

A couple weeks ago, I went to my favorite indie bookstore in Connecticut, RJ Julia (768 Boston Post Road in Madison) for a book discussion moderated by Sarah Darer Littman about the banning of books with a signing afterwards by author David Levithan. The discussion was enlightening because I heard some rumblings about book banning…

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Cody Rigsby’s XOXO, Cody and Photo-Op

In my gay opinion, the best indie book store in Connecticut is RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison. Wanting to support my fav bookstore and a gay author, I bought my $28.71 ticket for their Cody Rigsby photo-op event that came with a signed copy of his autobiography, “XOXO, Cody.” You know I love my autographed…

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Melissa Etheridge’s Talking To My Angels

1993 was a monumental year. At the time, I was working at a local electronics store in their music and movie department. Musically, Melissa Etheridge released her iconic, queer-anthem album, Yes I Am, and personally I was coming to terms with my own queerness with the help from a few angels of my own. Melissa…

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Pamela Anderson’s Love, Pamela

Pamela Anderson is one of those divas that I appreciate for her public persona more than her body of work. I admit to never having seen an episode of Home Improvement or Baywatch…Tim Allen and The Hoff never did it for me. I may have seen her movie Barb Wire once back-in-the-day on VHS when…

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Resolution 2023…It’s A Date!

When the pandemic first started and almost everything shut down, I fell into the routine of still going to work everyday (which, at times, was worse than the pandemic itself) and coming home to a partner I love, but “me time” was non-existent. Now that events are happening again, like concerts and book signings, I…

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Jenifer Lewis’ Walking In My Joy

In my gay opinion, Jenifer Lewis is a diva and a “double D cup diva” at that, by her own admission. Back in 2018, I went to my first Jenifer Lewis book event for “The Mother Of Black Hollywood,” which was so memorable that I was thrilled when Barnes & Noble Union Square in New…

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Ryan La Sala’s The Honeys

A queer horror book, sign me up! When I got an email from RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut announced they were having a discussion and book signing with Ryan La Sala for his queer-horror book “The Honeys”, I was all over it. The book blurb described The Honeys themselves as a beautiful and terrifying…

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Minnie Driver’s Managing Expectations

A couple weeks ago, Minnie Driver did a discussion and book signing in Madison, CT thanks to R.J. Julia Booksellers. I bought a ticket to the event since I’m a fan of some of Minnie’s movies, I appreciate hearing authors talk about their books and I’m always a sucker for autographed merch. If I wasn’t…

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