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Lesbian Crushes at School: A Diary on Growing Up Gay in the Eighties by Natasha Holme
Series: Lesbian Crush Diaries. Price: Free! Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
13-year-old Natasha is in love with her teacher, Miss Williams, in an all-girls school in the eighties. She juggles her Latin homework, Bible study, a crush on Elaine Paige, and her suppressed sexuality, noting everything down in her diary in an attempt to make sense of it all. True story.
Natalae... From Across The Universe by Natalae Jaennae Alluneedis
Series: Social Awareness, Book 1 · , Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 162,910. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender
Lessons learned from a personal journey and struggle for peace A memoir Natalae Jaennae Alluneedis This book is about my personal journey through life from James to me, Natalae, how the expression of who I am has affected those around me, and ultimately how all of us are impacted… even you.
Fan Fiction Fan (Pixel-Stained: a documentary memoir of the electronic publishing revolution in gay genre fiction) by Dusk Peterson
Price: Free! Words: 52,360. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
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.
The Clouds Still Hang by Patrick C Notchtree
Price: $5.25 USD. (Free!) Words: 247,990. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
"The Clouds Still Hang" is a trilogy based heavily on the author's life telling a story of love and loyalty, betrothal and betrayal, triumph and tragedy; novels that chart one man's attempts to rise above the legacy of a traumatic childhood. It is a trilogy because it is written in three sequential parts, each long enough and able to stand alone; but it forms one long story.
Impossibly Glamorous (2017 Re-release): How a Misfit from Kansas Became an Asian Sensation by Charles St. Anthony
Price: Free! Words: 56,460. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Entertainment
Charles St. Anthony heard plenty of ‘Wizard of Oz’ jokes growing up in Kansas. After finding himself on some seedy dance floors in Kansas City, his quest for love and glamor — and his penchant for all things Japanese — carried Charles from Dorothy’s homeland to New York to Tokyo.
Aro Eros Arrows by Michon Neal
Series: Integrated Non-Monogamy. Price: $9.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 52,990. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2018 by Michón Neal. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Alternative family, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships
If aromantic people primarily desire friendship or nonromantic partnerships over romance, then how can they practice any recognized form of non-monogamy? And polyamory — the practice of having multiple intimate, loving relationships — is just for romantic peoole, right? There are plenty of books out there already for straight, white, romantic folks. This is the book Black queer aros never got.
Undercover Girl: Growing up transgender by Jill Davidson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,200. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender
In 1966, on the edge of a puberty she doesn't want, a transgender girl hears a news story, and knows there are other people like her. Will she ever become her true self? A story of love, hope, friendship, growing up, and acceptance, with some comedy and terror thrown in.
Embracing My Shadow: Growing up Lesbian in Nigeria by Unoma Azuah
Price: $4.99 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 72,900. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2020 by Beaten Track Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian
Embracing My Shadow traces Unoma Azuah’s challenging growth as a lesbian in Nigeria and how she navigated the paths of abuse, ethnic discrimination and homophobia in a hyper-religious and patriarchal Nigerian society. It is a story of a real life experience, and it affirms the conflicts and voices of LGBTQI Nigerians who have been constantly told that their sexual orientation is un-African.
Heterosexualidad - Historias Reales by Everardo Martínez Macías, Sr
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,640. Language: Spanish. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sexual alternatives, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health
Este libro está dirigido a personas que se encuentren interesadas en el Desarrollo de su Heterosexualidad. Muchas personas anhelan quitarse un sentimiento que en ningún momento eligieron. Para todos aquellos que se sienten presionados a vivir con algo que no pidieron, les digo: Nadie les puede coartar su libertad.
The Secret of the Golden Phallus by Bruce P. Grether
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 82,510. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
Major taboos remain around male genitals and eroticism, taboos that you must dissolve in order to reclaim who and what you really are. It is time on our rapidly changing planet to merge the erotic with the sacred, and for you to reclaim your body as a temple. The Secret of the Golden Phallus will help you to become a happier, healthier, more balanced man.
Fun with Dick and Shane: Memoirs of a Houseboy by Gillibran Brown
Series: Memoirs Of A Houseboy, Book 1. Price: $3.00 $2.10 USD. (30% off!) Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies(5.00 from 5 reviews)
‘Fun with Dick and Shane’ introduces Gillibran Brown, a houseboy with the gift of the gab. Gilli shares a unique relationship with his partners Dick and Shane. The book deals with everyday life, love and discipline in a gay ménage à trois. Gilli’s observations and anecdotes are entertaining, sometimes hilarious and often moving.
Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and Other Trials from My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
Price: $5.00 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 65,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
An irreverent, insightful, and wickedly funny humor collection that shows just how queer life really is by one of the more charming voices in contemporary gay prose. Oh, wait, we're talking about Michael Thomas Ford. Well, he's still a good guy, kind to dogs, donates to homeless porn stars, and has stopped sending Mr. Baldwin selfies.
Sex, Drugs & Disco — San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era by Mark Abramson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,040. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Dating & relationships
In the 1970s, thousands of young gay men flocked to San Francisco. Mark Abramson, author of the best-selling "Beach Reading" mystery series and the AIDS memoir "For My Brothers," was one of them. In a time and place where sex was free, drugs were cheap, and the driving disco beat felt like it would go on forever, he landed in the great gay Mecca fresh out of college…
This City Is a Minefield by Aaron Chan
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,490. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2019 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays
This City is a Minefield is a collection of reflective memoir and personal essays told from a genuine and unique voice about growing up and coming of age as a young gay Chinese man in Vancouver.
Xaviera's Supersex: Her Personal Techniques for Total Lovemaking by Xaviera Hollander
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,390. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sex guides & how tos, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health
Xaviera’s Supersex is a book not only for liberated swingers but for the curious amateur. In every era, there is a handful of individuals who change the way we think or act. Xaviera Hollander was one of the leading spirits who brought sex out of the closet. 'Thinking about it now, she may even have been my entire sex education,’ Deborah Ross, The Independent (UK national newspaper)
That's Mr. Faggot to You: Further Trials from My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
Price: $5.00 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 63,870. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays
That's Mr. Faggot to You continues Ford's exploration of contemporary gay life. He does not shy away from personal revelations--he recalls his own traumatic high school experiences but recognizes that, years later, he's happier and, more importantly, a great deal more attractive than his classmates--but also offers insight into more political issues such as religion and politics and Wynonna Judd.
Eyes Without A Face: A True Story of Survival from Emotional, Sexual and Physical Abuse by Samuel P. Holloway III
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
This is a riveting emotional story of rape, prostitution, molestation, child abuse, incest, sexual abuse, family rejection, bullying, domestic violence, and finding peace. It's a lot, but it’s a must read. GOD didn't leave Samuel. HE kept him here to share this story to help heal and educate others. This book is definitely a page-turner.
More Sex, Drugs & Disco — San Francisco Diaries from the Pre-AIDS Era by Mark Abramson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In this sequel to "Sex, Drugs & Disco," Mark Abramson's diaries begin in January 1980 with optimism for the new decade. San Francisco was a beacon of freedom for gay men from around the world, and he was there to write down the details of most of his tricks, love affairs, and all the fleeting encounters in between. We were scarcely aware of how special those days.
It's Not Mean If It's True: More Trials From My Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford
Price: $5.00 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Gay & lesbian
The author of Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me and That's Mr. Faggot to You returns with more skewed observations on the strange state of the queer union. As fans of his previous collections have happily discovered, little escapes his attention, and no topic is too controversial or sacred to be tackled.
Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South by Jeff Mann
Price: $5.00 $2.00 USD. (60% off!) Words: 79,590. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A much lauded essayist and poet, Jeff Mann writes of the passion and pain of being a Southern gentleman who happens to be invested in many worlds: the hungers of gay Bear culture; the propensities of leather and bondage; the frustrations of academia; and the perspectives of an Appalachian who has traveled the world. Binding the God is his second collection of essays.