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I'm Not The Man I Used To Be
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
Informative, brutally honest, thought-provoking and funny, this is the true life story of a transgender person who, after five decades of secrecy, accepts the spirit trapped inside and sets it free.
The Akeing Heart. Letters Between Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland and Elizabeth Wade White.
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 141,370. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2018 by Kate Macdonald. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
The Akeing Heart is the story of the tormented relationships between the British novelist and poet Sylvia Townsend Warner; her life partner Valentine Ackland; their American friend who threatened their happiness, Elizabeth Wade White; and Elizabeth’s neglected partner Evelyn Holahan.
Sinister Wisdom 106: The Lesbian Body
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Sex and health
Sinister Wisdom 106: The Lesbian Body maps the body through poems, prose, essays, and stories. The Lesbian Body navigates elegance, vulnerability, and endurance found in the flesh. These poems and narratives connect bodies and how lesbians live through them; they express how lesbian bodies become both literal expressions of a truly lived life and the ground metaphor for lesbian being.
INDOMITABLE: The Life of Barbara Grier
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 132,100. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017 by Bella Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
Barbara Grier—feminist, activist, publisher, and archivist—was many things to different people. Perhaps most well known as one of the founders of Naiad Press, Barbara’s unapologetic drive to make sure that lesbians everywhere had access to books with stories that reflected their lives in positive ways was legendary. Barbara changed the lives of thousands of women in her lifetime.
Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays
It is an enormous pleasure to present Sinister Wisdom 97: Out Latina Lesbians, edited by Nívea Castro with Geny Cabral. Castro and Cabral have assembled an extraordinary collection of writing by Out Latina Lesbians including work by Janis Astor del Valle, Susana Cook, Alina Galliano, Alixa García, Marga Gomez, Cherríe Moraga, Monica Palacios, Bessy Reyna, and many more.
TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress… and Won!
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
This is the inside story of how in just a few years, a handful of trans activists would come together in the face of enormous difficulties and opposition to launch from the very margins of society what would grow into the modern political movement for gender rights.
Impossibly Glamorous (2017 Re-release): How a Misfit from Kansas Became an Asian Sensation
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Gay and 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.
From Both Sides Now: One Woman's to Love and Living Life to Its Fullest
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 70,830. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
What do you do when you realize at middle age that your entire life has been a lie? Allen struggled deeply with this very question, but what he didn’t realize was that the answers were already inside him. The answers dwelled in his feminine self that had been repressed since childhood in the form of the woman he would become: Alexus Sheppard. This is her story.
Outspoken: A Decade of Transgender Activism and Trans Feminism
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 128,680. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
Julia Serano (author of Whipping Girl and Excluded) combines elements of memoir, historical account, gender theory, and activist philosophy in her third book, Outspoken. This collection (spanning a decade of her work as a writer and trans feminist) provides an insightful overview of where transgender activism has been, and compelling analysis of where it should head in the future.
The Reluctant Man: How Fighting Transgender for 60 Years Influenced My Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2016 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
This is A.C. Llewellyn’s life story from age 4 to age 74. It is a memoir, with many layers. It is of the warts and all type, with no one getting off scot free or even lightly. Originally released in 2012 as Loki’s Joke under the pseudonym Penny Blackwell, this is a revised, re-titled and expanded edition released in the author’s own name.
From Bastard To Believer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,290. Language: American English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
The story of growing up in the 1950's and 1960's, coming to terms with one's sexuality and reconciling that sexuality to a true belief in God and what that means to me as a Christian. It is also the story of a personal journey toward that reconciliation and the trials and pitfalls I have had to go through to get to that place in my life.
Voice for the Silent Fathers
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,170. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2016 by M Wright Group, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Parenting, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood
Eddie K. Wrights memoir detailing the controversial experience of being the young father of a son who would grow up to be the gayest man on the planet! His “No son of mine!” street gangster mentality evolves during his difficult life journey coming to realize that his responsibility as a loving father didn’t change just because his son is gay.
Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,910. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
“A deeply compelling memoir from a transgender man who birthed and breastfed his children – it’s informative, inspiring, and transformational.” – DIANA WEST, co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition
Pressing Matters (Vol 2)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,190. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
The unique and authoritative history of how Trans rights activism began in the United Kingdom, and the people involved in that struggle. The book is framed as a memoir of the author, working at the heart of the action, and is backed up by original correspondence and plans.
Pressing Matters (Vol 1)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 142,950. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
The unique and authoritative history of how Trans rights activism began in the United Kingdom, and the people involved in that struggle. The book is framed as a memoir of the author, working at the heart of the action, and is backed up by original correspondence and plans.
Rupert Brooke
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,480. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
Keith Hale, editor of Friends & Apostles: The Correspondence of Rupert Brooke and James Strachey, 1905-1914, here examines the bowdlerization of Brooke in existing biographies and looks into the poet's self-proclaimed bisexual identity.
The Transgender Monologues, Gender, Sexuality, and LGBT Life
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
This is a different, informative, and entertaining book regarding issues of life, which will interest LGBT people but mostly transgender people, their loved ones, and students/professionals in the social sciences. Within the 58 monologues are a close examination of everyday issues. The author, is the winner of the Best Storyteller Award at NYC Fresh Fruit Festival of 2012.
Between Shadow and Sun: A Husband's Journey Through Gender - A Wife's Labor of Love
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 69,000. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Biographies
A revealing look at what it feels like for a person - and a family - to struggle with gender. Tina and Mary are especially effective at describing their experience for those who find it difficult to comprehend what it feels like to live in the "wrong" gender and why transition is so important.
Tender Darkness: A Mary MacLane Sampler
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 84,770. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
The classic anthology that introduced an unforgettable voice to a new generation.
It's Not Mean If It's True: More Trials From My Queer Life
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Gay and 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.