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Finding my Own Way to Happy and Gay
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,980. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Coming out
An often hilarious often heartbreaking account of coming out by a young lesbian in 60s South Africa. It wasn’t all sliding along on buttered feet ... there was angst & anguish along the way, battles won, hopes lost, and many laughably embarrassing moments. And in spite of all the available reading, it’s no easier coming out today than it was last century - no matter where you live!
Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & Themselves
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
27 men who transitioned from female-to-male illuminate their roles as male community members: Fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, friends, and mentors. Offering an incredible range of cultural, class, ethnic, spiritual, and generational backgrounds, their writing addresses topics including birthing and raising children, gay male sexuality, facing racism, and finding solace in religion.
An American Queer: The Amazon Trail
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,300. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
This collection of Lee Lynch's columns chronicles over a quarter century of queer life in the United States, from the last decades of the twentieth century into the twenty-first.
24 Soho
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,960. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
A wild magic carpet ride filled with outlandish undertakings, secret bumps and mythical stops. Cartier's often torturous, always adventurous life so adroitly depicted here is ultimately a triumph of the human spirit.
Inquest into a Campaign
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You set the price! Words: 51,600. Language: British English. Published: July 18, 2014 by MMMporium. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
A creative non-fiction critique of the press regulation campaign fought in the wake of the suicide of transsexual school teacher Lucy Meadows. Includes detailed timeline and lists of web resources.
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,550. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Bold Strokes Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
Imagine if, after fifteen years as a lesbian couple, your partner turned to you and said, "I think I'm really a man." What would you do? How would you respond? For Diane and Jacob (née Suzy) Anderson-Minshall this isn't a hypothetical question. It's what really happened.
Harvard Law Review: Volume 127, Number 6 - April 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 170,190. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Jurisprudence
Harvard Law Review, Apr. '14, includes scholarly articles and student research, and the annual survey of Developments in the Law. This year's topic is SEXUAL ORIENTATION & GENDER IDENTITY. The issue includes an article by Jill Anderson, "Misreading Like a Lawyer: Cognitive Bias in Statutory Interpretation," and one by Ryan Bubb & Richard Pildes, "How Behavioral Economics Trims Its Sails and Why."
Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Travel
The autobiographical essays in Edge offer insight into the passions of acclaimed author Jeff Mann. These memories, insightful as they are endearing, range from his boyhood obsession with the gothic allure of Dark Shadows, to the doubt and pain of being a Southerner and so at the edge of the gay community, and the appeal of leather bars and bear culture.
Collected Poems and Letters from America with Photographs and a New Introduction
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,570. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This volume begins with a new introduction by Keith Hale tying Brooke's early poems to his Rugby romantic friendships and discussing Brooke's sexuality in some detail. The Collected Poems and Letters from America are then presented in their entirety together with the original introduction to the letters by Henry James.
There is Always Another Boogey Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,010. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
A Reckoning of Homosexual Serial Killers “A list of the 50 Worst of the Worst”
Ode to Boy: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction in Literature from Antiquity Through the First World War
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
A refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the war poets. Includes works from Homer, Sappho, the Old Testament, Pindar, Plato, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Plutarch, Ovid, Rumi, Hafiz, Michelangelo, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Byron, Disraeli, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Henry James, Wilde, Housman, Cather, Stein, Mann, Owen, & many more.
I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,250. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Clay Reston. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
The true life story of a transgender person who, after five decades of secrecy, accepts the spirit trapped inside and sets it free.
Paulyanna: International Rent-boy
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Price: $5.01 USD. Words: 141,300. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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Paulyanna: International Rent-boy is a honest and frank portrayal of a working-class male prostitute’s life. Early abandonment, poverty, lack of education and sexual abuse delivered Paul onto the streets. But, ever optimistic, he does not dwell too much on the past. Without added glamour or grit, Paul shares the raw accounts of his life as a rent-boy in the 90s, from London to Los Angeles.
Fan Fiction Fan (Pixel-Stained: a documentary memoir of the electronic publishing revolution in gay genre fiction)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
A decade before e-books and self-publishing shook up the publishing industry, an author faced a dilemma: When you've written stories in a genre that is rarely published, what do you do? This first volume in Dusk Peterson's memoirs on the rise of gay genre fiction e-publishing includes reminiscences, stories, and art from mdbl, Steve Berman, J.M Snyder, and Emily Veinglory.
Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,870. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society
In this book, Mel White argues that the true goals of today's fundamentalists are to break down the wall that separates church and state, superimpose their "moral values" on the US Constitution, replace democracy with theocratic rule, and ultimately create a new "Christian America" in their image. They believe this is a Christian nation that must be returned forcibly to its Christian roots.
Neither Here Nor There
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
A memoir of a 7-decade struggle against guilt and fear to accept myself as both gay and as a Christian. It was a long journey with numerous detours and dead-ends, but in the end I gained some insight of what it means to be fully human and willing to take risks.
Leaving the Rest
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
In Leaving the Rest, gay men open up and share their own personal experiences of being a gay alcoholic/addict and living as a sober gay man, including experiences leading to and following recovery.Addiction and recovery are often life-changing and lifelong issues for many gay men.
Irresistible Revolution
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Politics and society
From one of the nation's best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality.
For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
For Colored Boys addresses longstanding issues of sexual abuse, suicide, HIV/AIDS, racism, and homophobia in the African American and Latino communities, and more specifically among young gay men of color. The book tells stories of real people coming of age, coming out, dealing with religion and spirituality, seeking love and relationships, and creating their own sense of political empowerment.
America's Boy
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,550. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Growing up "different" in the Ozarks is tough for a kid like Wade, especially with a wacky family and an all-American older brother. Wade's battle with himself- and the long road back to self-acceptance-forms the heart of this nostalgic, poignant, brutally funny and courageous memoir about what it means to be "normal," what it means to fit in, and, ultimately, what it means to be yourself.