Author Archives: bkonigsberg

Sexual Harassment in the YA Community

We just watched “Sixteen Candles” this weekend, and we were awed by the outrageous racism, homophobia, and the fact that Anthony Michael Hall’s character blatantly sexually harasses Molly Ringwald’s character, and he’s seen as the good guy. There’s a scene … Continue reading

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Confessions of a “Like” Whore

It’s hard for me to remember what life was like before Social Media changed everything. Before MySpace. Before Facebook took over. Before any of us ever announced what we’d just had for dinner, or made a snarky comment about an … Continue reading

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On Coming Out, On Being LGBTQ

A young fan asked to interview me about LGBTQ issues. Following is that Q&A. Thanks to Caitlyn for the questions! 1. How do you feel about people who use “gay” as a derogatory term? What would you tell them? I’ve … Continue reading

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Look for the Helpers

Earlier this year, I sat in a classroom of 8th and 9th graders in Washington State. A boy started crying. He was so afraid because North Korea had just put out a video threatening to nuke an American city. The … Continue reading

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Honestly…

My friend David Levithan, the amazing author of books like Every Day, Boy Meets Boy, and Two Boys Kissing, was introducing me at a talk late last year when he said literally the nicest thing anyone has ever said about … Continue reading

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Becoming a Man

What does it mean to be a man? What is a man? Think about it for a bit. What’s your definition? When you think of a person who embodies a man to you, who is it? And why? What qualities … Continue reading

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For the (LGBTQ) Kids

A shout out to my young fans… I’ve been thinking about you this morning! Thinking about the incredible strength and courage I see on a daily basis, in the emails you send me. You’re choosing to be authentically you in … Continue reading

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