What’s New: Let’s Get This Straight hits the shelves and COLAGE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration hits D.C.!

I am so excited to share that Let’s Get This Straight hits the bookstores today! Please order a copy and tell your local bookstores to order them as well. While you’re at it, come out and enjoy a fabulous weekend with me in Washington, D.C. It’s for a great cause!

I will be partying with COLAGE for their 20th Anniversary Celebration this weekend on 10.10.10. COLAGE is a national movement of children, youth, and adults with one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) parent/s. This fabulous organization builds community and works towards social justice through youth empowerment, leadership development, education, and advocacy. Wilson Cruz will be the Celebrity MC and the honorees are Danielle and Susan Silber, Ryan LaLonde, Christopher Moody and yours truly.

I absolutely LOVE COLAGE and without Meredith Fenton and COLAGE, this book would not be in the universe. They encouraged, pushed, supported, shoved, and loved me enough to get this book published. They provided dozens of interviewees, sage advice, editorial and writing support, submissions from youth around the nation, and even helped me to secure a publisher. This 20th anniversary celebration is a celebration of us – a celebration of speaking up for ourselves, a celebration of our families and a celebration of our activism to make not only the LGBTQ community more inclusive, but to make the world a more enlightened, accepting, and humane place. Congratulations to you, COLAGE, for giving people like me a place to call home, a place to belong and be unequivocally who we are. For this, we must take a moment to celebrate. Please come out and join us!

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About tinafakhriddeen

Tina Fakhrid-Deen is a writer, LGBTQ family activist, and educator. She enjoys writing young adult and children's literature. She loves her family, nature, learning Spanish, hip-hop culture, and cupcakes.
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One Response to What’s New: Let’s Get This Straight hits the shelves and COLAGE’s 20th Anniversary Celebration hits D.C.!

  1. Meredith says:

    I am SO sad I won’t be there to celebrate you, Ryan, Danielle and her mom this weekend. Ains has me going to our 3rd wedding in 4 weekends in NOLA.

    But don’t worry, I plan to get you to sign my copy of the book at the very earliest moment possible.

    Much love!

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