2012 – LGBT Blogathon

Hello, YAMmies~

You know what time of the year it is again?

Just like last year we celebrated Pride Month during the first week of June, with our first EVER LGBT Blogathon event, the YAM Magazine team is proud to announce that we’re back at it!

Same rules apply! You can talk about ANYTHING entertainment (that goes for film, television, music, books, or anything else you can think of…) that is related to LGBT themes. From anywhere in the world, in any language.

Join us on June 11th – June 17th to share the best of worldwide LGBT entertainment~

These are the banners, sized 300 x 250, we’ve made for this year’s event!

If you don’t feel like using a banner representing just one letter of the LGBT community, you are more than welcomed to use our full banner, which comes in the “film version” used above, or the “television version” below:

Have you picked your banner?

You can download the ZIP files:

Join us!

Day 1: June 11th

Day 2: June 12th

Day 3: June 13th

Day 4: June 14th

Day 5: June 15th

Day 6: June 16th

Day 7: June 17th

73 Responses

  1. oooh i wanna do this! so we just add the banner (somewhere on our site?) or are we including a post along with it?

    • amy says:

      @Candice Frederick, just add the banner on your site (so we can get people talking) and when the time comes to write your (multiple) contributing post(s), do one ore more of these things:
      – you post something having some text linking to this post (like: contribution to YAM Magazine’s 2012 LGBT Blogathon).
      – Write your post, and leave a comment down here with a link to it.
      – Tweet us your post @yammag or using the #YAMLGBT hashtag
      – or leave a link on the Facebook event page.

      We’ll then add your post on the list above ;)

  2. Caroline says:

    What a funny coincidence that your event overlaps almost exactly with my event, the original Queer Film Blogathon (also in its second year). Anyone who writes about LGBT film for your event is also more than welcome to cross-post to mine: http://garbolaughs.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/queer-film-blogathon-2012/

  3. Here’s my link: http://tinyurl.com/d884r7b Thank you for this opportunity to join in the celebration of Pride Month!

  4. Here’s my post, about GBLT and Bollywood film. Thanks for hosting this blogathon!

  5. Elwood Jones says:

    Here’s my review for “C.R.A.Z.Y.” to kick off this weeks submissions.

    Looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this year.

  6. Here is my contribution…I have two books releasing today!


  7. Red Haircrow says:

    “The Discrimination Persists: Gay Fiction Pubs, Promos & Reviews” http://redhaircrow.com/2012/06/11/the-discrimination-persists-gay-fiction-pubs-promos-reviews/

    Thanks for the opportunity, and looking forward to seeing diverse articles and views from around the world, from those interested or involved in GLBTIIQ life, concerns, issues and more.

  8. Hello!

    I hope I am not too late to join here.

    But I have a post up on Xena & Gabrielle.

    I am doing a series this week on my favorite characters and matching them up to various RPGs.

    I will have more tomorrow and all week!

    • Julyssa Diaz says:

      @Timothy Brannan, not at all! Party goes on for a week and you are free to join whenever you want!

      • @Julyssa Diaz, Awesome! I want to do something every day. So when I have my posts done I’ll add them here. So far I have posts nearly ready on True Blood, Willow & Tara and the 70’s flick Vampyres. Just need one more…

  9. Anne Barwell says:

    Here’s my contribution/blog post:


    It’s on ‘The Increasing Availiability of LGBT Fiction in New Zealand’.

  10. Here is my link for the first post, I’ll have another later in the week. The title of the blog post is Loves First Kiss and Why One Woman Can (And does!) Write Gay Male Romances


  11. S.A. Garcia says:


    I decided to rant about our fanged lesbian Carmilla and why she deserves more respect.


  12. Elwood Jones says:

    First in what will hopefully be a series of reviews this week on the films of Greg Araki. Here’s my review for “Kaboom”


  13. Andrea Speed says:

    Mine’s up, about GLBT representation in current science fiction/fantasy/horror shows: http://andreaspeed.com/2012/genre-entertainment-gay-representation-better-or-worse-than-the-mainstream/

  14. Tia Fielding says:

    I wrote a little thingum about my favorite ever TV series, Queer as Folk. You can see it here on my blog:

  15. I posted this on the Facebook page yesterday, but I’m not sure if anyone saw it, since it isn’t in the list for yesterday’s blog entries:


    I’ll be posting something else later today.

  16. Friendzstop says:

    Here is Friendzstop.com first contribution to YAM 2012 LGBT Blogathon Event http://friendzstop.com/?p=557&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=574

  17. Day 3!

    Presenting Willow & Tara and the Dark Druid.

    An adventure I wrote to support the Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG with special emphasis on Willow & Tara.

  18. Here is my next contribution to the blogathon:


    Sex and the LGBT YA Novel

  19. Here’s another post I did about a favorite TV show of mine.

    2012 YAM contest: Subtle Support by Elizabeth Noble




  20. Mark says:

    Here’s my post for Yam about a recent gay Korean film: Two Weddings and a Funeral.


  21. Friendzstop says:

    Here is our second contribution to the YAM 2012 LGBT Blogathon Event.

    Can Villains Be Redeemed? by Keta Diablo http://friendzstop.com/?p=576&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=574

  22. Jesse says:

    I’ve been enjoying this blogathon for the last several days, and finally got a chance to put something together to contribute: http://memoriesofthefuture.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/june-is-queer-cinema-month/.

    It’s about a queer film series I curated and thoughts on two Mark Rappaport documentaries, “Rock Hudson’s Home Movies” and “The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender.”



  23. Elwood Jones says:

    Here’s my review for “Nowhere” continuing this weeks look at the films of Gregg Araki


  24. James Erich says:

    Here’s today’s contribution to the Blogathon, about same-sex marriage and religious freedom:


  25. Friendzstop says:

    Here is our third contribution to YAM 2012 LGBT Blogathon Event.

    Interview with Actor/Writer David W. Ross

    Formerly from England, actor, writer and co-­‐producer director David W. Ross, of the soon-­‐to-­‐be-­‐released Indie film, I Do, does want to make a difference; hopefully open our eyes to the inequality of rights between gay and straight married couples in America.


  26. Did this disappear from the comments somehow? I posted it earlier, but I don’t see it now. This is my next blog for the blogathon, a look at same-sex marriage and religious freedom:


  27. My last post!

    I wanted to end this with the characters that have meant the most to me. Willow & Tara.

  28. Friendzstop says:

    Here is our final contribution to YAM 2012 LGBT Blogathon Event

    Sappho – Lesbian Lyrist By Blak Rayne

    Born on the island of Lesbos in ancient Greece, somewhere between 630 and 612 BC, the lyrist poet Sappho was an aristocrat, who married a successful merchant Cercylas, had a daughter Cleis, and lived a fairytale existence.


  29. Lou Sylvre says:

    I finally joined the queue, hoping late-ish is better than never. Thanks for organizing this blogathon! Here’s the link to my little post.


    Lou Sylvre

  30. Elwood Jones says:

    Finishing off this weeks series of reviews on the films of Gregg Araki, I revisit the first of his films I ever saw “The Doom Generation”

    You can find my review here


    • amy says:

      @Elwood Jones, awesome!
      Thanks for your participation!!

      How was your Gregg Araki week overall? xD

      • Elwood Jones says:

        @amy, It’s been a wild week and no doubt scared my fragile psyche in god knows how many ways! Still it’s been fun to highlight Araki’s film especially when he is still a very much overlooked director, so hopefully will have encouraged a few people to check out his back catalog. I would have liked to have done “Mystery Skin” aswell, but just ran out of time, so no doubt it will make an appearance on my blog at some point next week.

        Did your viewing of “Nowhere” inspire you to watch of his other films, or were you already familiar with his work??

        • amy says:

          @Elwood Jones, I had watched Mystery Skin, but I had never ventured further. I read your review and then was browsing MUBI’s LGBT section to see what was available to watch in my region. Clicked on the thumbnail of Shannen Doherty and Rose McGowan with typical teen expressions, and it turned out to be a Gregg Araki film xD

  31. Mark says:

    A brief look at the Korean documentary ‘Girl Princes’


  32. B. Snow says:

    I know I missed the week of LGBT entertainment, but here’s my blog entry on “Husbands, the Series” — an utterly charming web series about a couple trying to adjust to married life.


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