Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday is Today, February 12 - Wouldn't It Be Nice To Celebrate The Legacy of His Loving Another Man, Too?

Oh, Abraham Lincoln.

He's on Mount Rushmore.

He's on the Penny.

He's on the Five-Dollar Bill.

And the letters he wrote Joshua Fry Speed makes it pretty clear that he loved Joshua.

Surprised? So was I, when I first heard of this, when I first read the letters.

And so is Wyatt, the 15 year-old main character of my YA novel, Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill.

But Wyatt has an idea - if he can tell the world that Abraham Lincoln - the 16th President of the United States - was gay, or bi, then maybe he can change the way people think about LGBTQ people. Maybe it's a secret from history that can change the world.

If you haven't read it yet, I hope you'll give it a chance.

Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill is available in print, eBook, and Audiobook formats.

The light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you,

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