Take Pride

Written by Francisca Goldsmith on Thursday, June 21, 2018


We’re celebrating Pride Week this year with a teen novel and a stage play. Be sure to catch both of them!


From Dreamscape Media, we are able to provide the first in a series by Bill Konigsberg .OPENLY STRAIGHT, narrated by Pete Cross, gives listeners a character who wants the opportunity to experience high school without everyone knowing he’s gay. Even though he’s been met with acceptance by both family and classmates, Rafe wonders what life at would be like if he were seen as someone without a gay label. Cross does a fine job giving us a hero who has lots of external humor to share while, at the same time, wrestles with honesty within himself. Join the narrator in this interview about his work on this week’s free audiobook.

Paired with this novel is a play by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa from L.A. Theatre Works. With a full cast, DOCTOR CERBERUS mixes humor, horror, and a coming out story. Steven Culp, Pamela Gray, and Jarrett Sleeper, with Simon Helberg in the role of 13-year-old Franklin, perform in front of a live audience, placing listeners like you right there in the theater, too, as Franklin tries to lose himself—and his family—in a bath of Saturday Night Horror Movies hosted by his quasi-hero Doctor Cerberus, played by Jamison Jones. Cue the horror music and settle in for a night at the theater. 

It's a pleasure to be able to share audiobook listening for Pride Month that combine lighthearted fun with awareness that LGBTQI rights still require conscious support and active work to maintain. Thank you to the audio publishers who make this week's free downloads possible.
















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