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Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Free books online about popular LGBT novelists

Novelist Virginia Woolf

Novelist Virginia Woolf

As LGBT Pride Month comes to a close, we’re honoring the accomplishments of the LGBT community by sharing a few interesting facts on the five most researched LGBT novelists in our library. To celebrate, we’ve opened up our library to make reference works on each novelist free for a whole month. Continue the celebration with a newer face in writing by checking out the Books on the Radio blog post, “Amber Dawn Wins Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Authors” covering 2012’s winner of the award for emerging LGBT writers.

  1. Virginia Woolf: Born on January 25, 1882 as Adeline Virginia Stephen, Woolf was homeschooled, spending a great deal of time reading books picked from the library of her father, Leslie Stephen. Her mother Julia passed away when Virginia was 13, and her father when she was 22. Read more

Honoring LGBT Pride Month with free reference works on notable LGBT painters

Artist Andy Warhol

Artist Andy Warhol (© AP Images)

Questia is honoring LGBT Pride Month by sharing a few interesting facts on the five most researched LGBT painters in our library. To celebrate, we’ve even opened up our library to make reference works on each of these artist free for a whole month. Continue the celebration by checking out the Huffington Post‘s slideshow of 15 LGBT art exhibits you can visit around the country this month. Enjoy!

  1. Andy WarholIn the visual art movement known as pop art, Warhol was a leading figure and created iconic masterpieces that are engrained within American pop culture, such as the infamous Campbell’s Soup Cans paintings.  While Warhol may be most well-known for his paintings, he expressed his art through many other mediums such as sculpture, fashion and theater. Read more

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month: Free reading on popular LGBT playwrights

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we’re featuring the five most researched LGBT playwrights on Questia and making reference works on each of them free for an entire month. Society has fortunately come a long way from the times of Oscar Wilde. President Barack Obama has come out in support of gay rights, and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has as well. For more insight and to hear her supportive thoughts on LGBT Pride Month, check out Nick Wing’s article for The Huffington Post, “Hillary Clinton Honors LGBT Pride Month.”

  1. Oscar Wilde: Born in Ireland in 1854, Wilde was a self-proclaimed aesthete. His various poems, short stories, fairy tales, plays, dialogues and novels are some of the most highly regarded and notorious works of the nineteenth-century. Wilde achieved public success as a comic playwright, crowned by The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895 (Murray and Wilde 1). Read more

Honoring LGBT Pride Month with free poetry analysis and reference works on LGBT poets

Poet Gertrude Stein

Poet Gertrude Stein

Gay rights have come a long way over the years. Even President Obama took the time to honor LGBT pride with his recent LGBT Pride Month Proclamation that you can read on Bilerico.com. We’re honoring LGBT Pride Month by sharing poetry analysis on the five most researched LGBT poets on Questia. We’ve opened up our library to make the reference works on the poets cited below free for a whole month. Visit our topic page on poetry for even more poetry analysis and quality research.

Allen Ginsberg:  A self-proclaimed “novelist in the making,” Ginsberg is remembered for writing about taboo topics and alternative form of sexuality and was also a leading figure in the Beat Generation, which was a group of post-World War II writers and poets who helped introduce a liberalized culture. Read more