Welcome to Smashwords!

Check out our new interface for discovering great ebooks! Read the official announcement at the Smashwords Blog.

Please confirm your erotica preferences.

Learn more about erotica controls. You may change these settings at any time.

[Close]

Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian

Sub-categories: Dating & relationships | Biographies | Transgender | Sex & health | Essays | Coming out | Politics & society | History | Entertainment | Travel | Parenting | Sociology
Assembly Required: Notes from a Deaf Gay Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,810. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2019 by Handtype Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
Assembly Required offers a rare in-depth glimpse into what it means to be a Deaf gay man living between the Deaf and hearing worlds. This edition incorporates Raymond Luczak’s new observations from the last ten years since the book first appeared in 2009.
In Search of Stonewall, The Riots at 50, The Gay & Lesbian Review at 25, Best Essays, 1994-2018
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,350. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays
In Search of Stonewall commemorates The Gay & Lesbian Review’s 25th birthday with a collection of relevant articles culled from its 136 issues.
In A Southern Closet
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 62,380. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out, Essay » Sociology
"In a Southern Closet" is an honest and heartbreaking look at the challenges faced by the lesbian who is also Christian.
My Amazing New Parts 1 and 2
Price: $4.99 $2.50 USD. (50% off until June 28!) Words: 380,340. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Gay & lesbian
Story of a boys journey to girlhood, and the struggles she has, both externally and internally at times.
Gay A Day
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,170. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019 by Lethe Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
From pirates, politicians, and pornographers to starlets, serial killers, and saints, Gay a Day showcases a multicultural mosaic of real-life stories. Each day features the biography of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex person of note: their accomplishments, their loves, their tragedies, and their times.
Light at the End of the Tunnel, A Memoir
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 71,700. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book will help people going through the process of falling in love while still married to another, dealing with long-distance romance pain and suffering, and coming out. Can love conquer all in this true story of fate and destiny, hopeless long-distance love, and coming out?
Sinister Wisdom 109: Hot Spots
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,520. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » History
Sinister Wisdom 109: Hot Spots explores the Southern spaces where lesbians gathered and organized during the past forty years. This issue of Sinister Wisdom, fourth in our series of special issues covering lesbian-feminist activism in the late twentieth-century South, focuses on lesbian gathering places and ways that lesbians created community while continuing activism.
Farm Boy: A Memoir with Recipes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,350. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
Mark Abramson writes about growing up gay in rural America. Stories of farm life through blazing hot summers and icy winters are interspersed with old recipes and tales of Minnesota foods. He explores his love of music and cooking as well as his earliest awakenings of his interest in other farm boys and, yes, he really did raise a pet fox.
Sinister Wisdom 100: Anniversary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,710. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sinister Wisdom 100: Anniversary celebrates the fortieth anniversary of Sinister Wisdom in 2016. Sinister Wisdom is one element of a long history of lesbian culture—and a bold reach to the future with each issue published. Sinister Wisdom 100: Anniversary has many voices—old and new—singing in harmony. Together we can imagine another forty years of sinister lesbian imagination.
Open: A Memoir Of Faith, Family, and Sexuality in the Heartland
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018 by Literati Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sex & religion, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Coming out
Set in the front lines of the struggle for LGBT equality in the 21st century, Open explores the universal question of how we as humans live true to ourselves as our network of relations pushes back. Open is the story of how one man succeeded—living openly as a gay man and as a Christian minister in the Bible Belt.
Gay Perspective: Things our [Homo]sexuality Tells Us About the Nature of God and the Universe
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,810. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Politics & society, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sex & religion
Following up his Lambda Literary Award-winning Gay Spirituality, Toby Johnson further explicates his visionary stance that gay people's nature as outsiders gives them a uniquely powerful perspective on the nature of God and religion. By living outside gender norms, gay men are more open to seeing across boundaries of gender and gain access to a less dualistic outlook on the nature of life.
Gay Spirituality: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Human Consciousness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Politics & society, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
GAY SPIRITUALITY: Gay Identity and the Transformation of Consciousness offers a sensible, modern and enlightened understanding of spiritual consciousness for gay men who are so often faced with misunderstanding and conflict dealing with traditional religion. Acclaimed author Toby Johnson presents a bold perspective: being the outsider and consciousness scout allows cutting edge spiritual insight.
Heterosexualidad - Historias Reales
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.
Girl in the Dream: Stephanie (Sydney) Castle Heal, A Transgender Life
You set the price! Words: 171,310. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender
Stephanie (Sydney) Castle Heal is an advocate, activist and elder in the Canadian transgender community. Girl in the Dream is a first person narrative that details Stephanie’s transgender journey from male to female. Her dream marks a pivotal moment in her young life when her gender dysphoria made itself manifest. What follows is a candid view into her life prior to and following her transition.
A Survey of Gay Literature, Volume One: From Homer Through Lord Byron
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,910. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2018 by Watersgreen House. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » History, Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Biographies
A Survey of Gay Literature Volume One is a collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from antiquity through Lord Byron.
Homodramatica: Family of Five
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,520. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Parenting, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Novelist Kate Christie tells the story of her growing family--and of her own growth as a wife and parent. Woven through her writerly scrapbook is the theme of gay marriage and, in particular, its impact on same-sex parenting. As the saying goes, the personal is political. For one queer family caught up in the culture wars of the early twenty-first century, the two have often been inextricable.
Chasing the Dragon - Are You Chem-friendly?
Price: $4.61 USD. Words: 118,700. Language: British English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Sex & health, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Sexual behavior
The rise of the Chemsex epidemic in Britain - Crystal Methamphetamine to facilitate gay sex parties which usually last three to four days, destroying lives in the process.
Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989
Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 31,350. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Essays
Pat Parker and Audre Lorde first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 gathers this correspondence for readers. A rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds and friendship of two great poets.
What Does God Think? Transgender People and The Bible
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,280. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Gay & Lesbian » Transgender, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues
From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child, comes this thought-provoking and highly revealing book. With powerful biblical and scientific explanations, Evans invites you on a journey you won't want to miss. Why do some Christians insist there is no such thing as a transgender person? What does the Bible say? And most importantly, What Does God Think?
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 & Lesbian » Sex & 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.