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In Jupiter's Shadow by Gregory Gerard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,460. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Hiding from others is easy. Hiding from yourself is trickier. Growing up in Western New York in the late ’70s/early ’80s, Greg is a teenage “detective" searching for self-truth. He confronts Heaven and Hell as he struggles -- within a family full of secrets -- to solve the profound mystery he encounters in the bathtub on the second floor.
Silence Is Multi-Colored In My World by Red Haircrow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,400. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Flying With Red Haircrow Productions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration(5.00 from 1 review)
An imaginative collection of memories and observations written from the perspective of a young man who was orphaned early, who was gay, deaf and Russian. He was simple and complex, light-hearted and serious, whimsical and infinitely strong, and when he loved, he loved with all his heart and soul. Winner in Rainbow Awards 2012 category: best biography/memoir.
You're Lost Little Girl by Jamie Antonia
Price: Free! Words: 80,650. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Beginning with her erroneous birth, You're Lost Little Girl will take you on a journey of what it is like to have lived a life with gender dysphoria, to be transgendered. Jamie Antonia uses a dark sense of humor and her own personal experiences to give one the idea of what that existence is like.
NOSOTRAS OPENING THE DOOR TO OUR LOVE LIFE by ROSA SANCHEZ
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 44,720. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
This book reads like a romantic fantasy but it is autobiographical.Ofelia, wife of the owner of world famous cabaret Tropicana and Rosa San- chez,pioneer of Spanish radio in Miami, became partners in life and love and their extraordi- nary relationship lasted over four decades defy-ng time and death. NOSOTRAS is dedicated to "Mdiums, family and friends who keep the lines of communication open."
Shorn: Toys to Men by Dennis Milam Bensie
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 83,390. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Bensie chronicles his journey from damaged boy to confused young man paying hustlers to shave their heads. The world of theater is his sanctuary, where he spins fantasy into reality and turns his private sexual conflict over haircutting into a career as a wig designer. Humorous and honest, this is a uniquely tangled love story—a triumphant quest for love, forgiveness and self-acceptance.
Holy Hell by Ted Lorenz
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,790. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Inspired by a true story, Holy Hell paints an intimate and gripping portrait of what happens when a good Catholic boy discovers that he is gay. At the age of 15, Tom leaves his family on a journey that takes him to a cloistered religious institution in the Ozark foothills and ends up in the slums of St. Louis. Along the way, he learns that to find himself he must lose sight of God altogether.
Journeys Through Darkness: A Biography by Alina Oswald
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,540. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / contagious
Journeys Through Darkness tells the story of AIDS through the story of a long term AIDS survivor--award winning, legally blind photographer, Kurt Weston. Weston’s is a powerful personal story of survival during the AIDS crisis of the '90s and beyond.
Taking the Reins: One Woman's Journey with MS by Ellen Frank
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,020. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports for physically disabled, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Ellen Frank, a 64-year-old Jewish lesbian feminist activist, has been living with MS (multiple sclerosis) for more than twenty years. This plain-spoken, dark, funny, passionate memoir chronicles two pivotal years of her life, 1995–1997, when she takes up therapeutic riding, travels from Vancouver to Tel Aviv to stay with her daughter and await the birth of her grandson, and writes it all down.
Coming Out Könyv by Marcell Kincses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,600. Language: Hungarian. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Ez az írás egy meleg ifjúsági lelkész előbújásának története, napjaink Magyarországában. Marcell megosztja tapasztalait, amelyeket szerzett ezen az úton.
Knock, Knock, Can Coleen Come Out? by Coleen Harty
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,770. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Take a journey with Coleen as she strives to break free from the conformity of her childhood. After following the expectations of family, church and society for years, she finally begins questioning the beliefs that were ingrained in her. The more she questions and begins to trust herself, the more she starts to free her own Soul from its confines.
Growing Up Golem by Donna Minkowitz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
In the tradition of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home, Donna Minkowitz’s Growing Up Golem is a sharply funny memoir about growing up inspired by the Jewish legend of the golem. The author's mother told Minkowitz that she could do Jewish magic and, growing up, Minkowitz completely believed her.
The Last Invisible Continent: Essays on Adoption and Identity by Michael Allen Potter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 32,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
"The Last Invisible Continent is an important book, a superb mixing of the personal and the political." -- The Columbus Free Press
Well of Life by Roderic Anderson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,990. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Well of Life is Roderic Anderson’s memoir up to age 18. Born into affluence until when he is four, his artist father becomes unemployed and the family have to survive the Great Depression on the little he makes from private commissions. At school Rod becomes interested in left wing politics and at puberty realizes he is gay but is scared to reveal his true feelings.
Tales of a Mossy Heart by Paulo J L Mateus
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
A collection of unique short stories bound together by love. Each story has a different subject such as bullying, alienation, slavery, homosexuality and of course love. And just like life itself, the happy endings are few in number but not in significance. Some of the stories are autobiographical while others draw the reader into a vivid yet concise fantasy where anything is possible.
The Tongues of Men and Angels by Wayne Gregory
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,360. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Born and raised in the evangelical Christian South of the sixties and seventies, Wayne Gregory hid his homosexuality from others and from himself for years until he was finally forced out in middle age. This story chronicles the beginnings of his struggle as an adolescent, his budding sexuality and simultaneous passion for God.
Carol Doda And The Topless Dancing Craze by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
Carol Doda came to SF as a small girl. Her mother supported herself and her daughter with odd jobs. A 13-year-old dropout, Carol worked as a clothed cocktail waitress several years before she began her topless act. Topless performers soon gained support from several California judges. Yet the issue remained controversial. A 1972 Supreme Court ruling against pornography was a key setback.
Cocaine & Champagne - Road To My Recovery by Sherrie Lueder & Dawn Taarud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,130. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dysfunctional relationships
Sonya grows up in an upper middle class home with an alcoholic father. She acquires a taste for alcohol and drinks her first bottle of champagne when she is just twelve. Despite her dysfunctional family life, Sonya has the necessary tools to lead a productive life and leaves home for college. Living alone and left to her own devices, the choices she makes are not all good.
In Search of Oneness - A Memoir of Hope and Healing by Annette Erickson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,240. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
An attempt to define this memoir is like trying to define life in one breath. You are invited to bear witness to the power of a single vision experienced by a five-year-old girl. Lou’s vision carries, holds and guides her through years of silence and being silenced. Step inside these pages and walk this winding path of hope, healing and transformation with Annette/Lou.
How It All Happened — The Raw Truth by Samuel P. Holloway III
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
You know my cycle, something good is always followed by something bad. If being molested, beaten by my mother and brother, finding my real father, being shot, raped, stabbed, escorting and almost killed by someone that was in love with my husband wasn't enough, my ex publisher was trying to fuck and extort me throughout this entire process — literally.
It's Life Jim... (3rd Edition) by Jim Marjoram
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 42,180. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
A lifetime of battling homosexuality, self-hatred, religious obsession, suicidal desperation, shame, loss, finally finding a world of unconditional love and acceptance. A spiritual journey that breaks through tradition and dogma to discover the depth of what it means to live loved. Brutally honest, candid, funny, tragic... A complete unraveling of religious beliefs, cultural norms and taboos.