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New book by Darian Aaron focuses on black gay men in committed relationships

Living OutLoud with Darian

Darian Aaron wants people to know that black gay men are in committed relationships with each other — something that that people don't typically see in the movies, TV shows, even in magazine ads.

As a black gay man in a committed relationship, he said he was tired of seeing images in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that did not represent him. So, he wrote his own book about black, same-gender male couples titled, "When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color."

"There's a quote from Toni Morrison that I truly believe in, 'If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it,'" Aaron says.

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‘Big Sex, Little Death’ captures life of feminist sexpert Susie Bright

Author Susie Bright

Susie Bright is grateful President Barack Obama is not in Atlanta today. He's been making the same stops as her book tour for her memoir "Big Sex, Little Death" and wreaking all kinds of havoc.

"He's been stalking my tour. Holding up my plane, gridlock on the roads. It's been a mess," she says with a sigh.

Bright, famously known as "Susie Sexpert" from her days as editor of "On Our Backs," the feminist lesbian porn magazine, stops in at Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse today to read from her new memoir. This memoir differs from other autobiographical books Bright has written because it casts a long glance back over her life instead of writing about the here and now.

In fact, while writing "Big Sex, Little Death" over the past few years, Bright said she relived moments even more clearly than when they occurred.

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‘A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian’ clears up some fuzzy words

Sometimes it's hard to keep up with all the words and acronyms that are used to describe the, um, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, etc. community. But this morning I found a helpful guide for the letter I fall under — "L".

Titled "A Dictionary for All Things Lesbian," writer Anna Pulley for AfterEllen.com comes up with some great words that I think are worth sharing. Of course, they are words for the women-who-love-women, crowd.

Here are some of my favorites: