Tuesday is publication day for the new IT GETS BETTER ANTHOLOGY, the book based on the Youtube phenomenon of last fall in response to the suicides of a series of young LGBT people. The book, published by Penguin, contains 100 stories of heartache and hope by gay, lesbian, bi, trans people, and their allies. Contributors include Ellen DeGeneres, President Obama, and Jennifer Finney Boylan.
My story, “In the Early Morning Rain” is a slightly re-worked version of a story I told in SHE’S NOT THERE, about a trip to Nova Scotia, where I hiked for hours alone and stood at the top of a cliff and looked down at the sea, and thought, Well?
There are a surprisingly healthy number of trans-identified authors in the collection, including my fellow Mainiac, Jean Vermette. There are several genderqueer contributors (whom I don’t know personally). And Kate Bornstein has the final essay.
All proceeds from the book go to charity.