This thought just popped into my head: What about we have a book discussion as part of my blog? We read a book and discuss it. I am always looking to learn from stories and different perspectives on life/the world. It does not really matter the book, whether it be a gay rights book, a gay romance, or a current mainstream book such as The Hunger Games. My line though would be no deep philosophical books because people can only take so much of that. I would like this book discussion to be for any gay man that would like to participate. Though I am also a Christian, I bring that part of me into the discussion as well. There may be readers that disagree with Christianity and that is okay. I would like to encourage a respectful environment between the people who do participate.
One book that I am looking forward to reading is Justin Lee’s book entitled Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate. Here is a link to more information about it: http://www.amazon.com/Torn-Rescuing-Gospel-Gays-vs-Christians-Debate/dp/1455514314 The book does not release though until November 13, 2012.
There are two books that I currently have on hold at the library: God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality by Jay Michaelson and Catching Fire (Book 2 of The Hunger Games Series) by Suzanne Collins. If anyone has a suggestion as well, feel free to post it in the comments or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am more than willing to read a book with just one other person if that is what it comes down to.
I think it would be really interesting to discuss ideas and review books as gay men – giving a different perspective that is not always seen or heard.
Hopefully this can be something productive that many people will learn and gain from. This would also open the blog up to more posts from topics that come up from the book discussions.