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50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors-Or Yourself...
50 Ways to Support Lesbian and Gay Equality: The Complete Guide to Supporting Family, Friends, Neighbors-Or Yourself...
by Meredith Maran
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Written by straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people and those that care about them, 50 Ways to Support Gay and Lesbian Equality is a compendium of informative, joyful, practical and poignant essays by well-known experts and leaders... (read more)

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The Kid: (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) an Adoption Story
The Kid: (What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) an Adoption Story
by Dan Savage
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Dan Savage's nationally syndicated sex advice column, "Savage Love," enrages and excites more than four million people each week. In The Kid, Savage tells a no-holds-barred, high-energy story of an ordinary American couple who wants to have a baby... (read more)

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Come Out and Win: Organizing Yourself, Your Community, and Your World
Come Out and Win: Organizing Yourself, Your Community, and Your World
by Sue Hyde
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Boys Like Us
Boys Like Us
by Patrick Merla
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In stunning essays written especially for this collection, twenty-nine noted gay writers recount their true "coming out" stories, intensely personal histories of that primal process by which men come to terms with their desire for other men. Here are... (read more)

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Home Fronts: Controversies in Nontraditional Parenting
Home Fronts: Controversies in Nontraditional Parenting
by Jess Wells
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Jess Wells has invited a host of alternative family advocates to go beyond the rosy picture of perfect health and happy families and explore the truths about gay and lesbian parenting that are not easy to face. Suzie Bright discusses the navet that... (read more)

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A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships (Twenty-One Essays)
A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships (Twenty-One Essays)
by Bruce (edt) Gillespie
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At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. This anthology recognizes and celebrates this moment by exploring what the idea of “family” means to... (read more)

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The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood
The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood
by Carlos A Ball
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In 1975, California courts stripped a lesbian mother of her custody rights because she was living openly with another woman. Twenty years later, the Virginia Supreme Court did the same thing to another lesbian mother. In ordering that children be... (read more)

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Keep Singing: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Jesse Helms
Keep Singing: Two Mothers, Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Jesse Helms
by Patsy Clarke
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"Keep Singingis about as moving a document as I have ever read, a real testament to the human spirit. Full of suspense and pathos, the book reads like an engaging novel. I found myself in tears one minute, then furious five minutes later."-Lee Smith... (read more)

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From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: Stories of Transformation
From Wedded Wife to Lesbian Life: Stories of Transformation
by Deborah Abbott
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FROM WEDDED WIFE TO LESBIAN LIFE presents personal stories of discovery and change by women who got married, defied tradition, and came out as lesbians. Drawing from a broad range of cultures and classes, this revealing collection of first-person essays,... (read more)

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It's a Family Affair: The Complete Lesbian Parenting Book (Diva Books)
It's a Family Affair: The Complete Lesbian Parenting Book (Diva Books)
by Lisa Saffron
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Lisa Saffron is the acknowledged UK expert on self-insemination, runs parenting workshops and writes a column in "Diva" magazine about lesbian families. Now, in one unique volume, Saffron uses new interviews with lesbian parents and with their kids to... (read more)

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Homosexuality: The Secret a Child Dare Not Tell
Homosexuality: The Secret a Child Dare Not Tell
by Mary Ann Cantwell
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These surveys and personal stories describe the suffering inflicted upon gay children who knew from an early age that they were different.... (read more)

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Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade
by Clifford Chase
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Forward by Dale Peck Seventh grade: You remember it, don't you? Sweet sixteen seemed impossibly far away, an elegant, unattainable future. All that we had was the doldrums of thirteen -- not so sweet, and definitely queer. Now, some of the finest... (read more)

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Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
by Abigail Garner
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Abigail Garner was five years old when her parents divorced and her dad came out as gay. Like the millions of children growing up in these families today, she often found herself in the middle of the political and moral debates surrounding lesbian, gay... (read more)

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Ties That Bind (12 Edition)
Ties That Bind (12 Edition)
by Sarah Schulman
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Hailed as “a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision” by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will), Ties That Bind is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on “familial homophobia,” a... (read more)

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Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk about Their Experiences
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk about Their Experiences
by Carolyn Wel Griffin
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"Mom, Dad, I'm gay." When a parent hears these words, the initial shock is often followed by feelings ranging from anger and denial to fear and guilt. It's also the beginning of a difficult journey that, with understanding and emotional support, can lead... (read more)

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Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son
by Leroy Aarons
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Bobby Griffith was an all-American boy ...and he was gay. Faced with an irresolvable conflict-for both his family and his religion taught him that being gay was "wrong"-Bobby chose to take his own life. Prayers for Bobby, nominated for a 1996 Lambda... (read more)

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Found Tribe: Jewish Coming Out Stories
Found Tribe: Jewish Coming Out Stories
by Lawrence Schimel
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Gay Jewish men write with courage, humor and insight about embracing their spiritual and sexual identities in this collection of intimate essays. Contributing authors: David Bergman, Gabriel Blau, David Ian Cavill, Edward M. Cohen, Rabbi Steve Greenberg,... (read more)

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Not Like Other Boys: Growing up Gay: Mother & Son Look Back
Not Like Other Boys: Growing up Gay: Mother & Son Look Back
by Marlene Fanta Shyer
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A complex, emotionally persuasive family portrait told by a son who knew he was gay but feared to divulge his secret and by a mother who thought he might be "different" but did not know for sure. Both suffered emotional isolation, unnecessary pain, and a... (read more)

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Prairie Silence (13 Edition)
Prairie Silence (13 Edition)
by Hoffert
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US“The author’s mostly quiet narrative includes a wealth of haunting images and ideas that will linger long after the last sentence. A heartfelt love song to a place and its people as well as an honest and rewarding rendering of the author... (read more)

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Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out: Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Diverse Family Life
Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out: Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Diverse Family Life
by Jane Drucker
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"An important book whose time has come!"-Adele Starr, First President of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) National, and Larry Starr, Co-Founder of PFLAG, Los Angeles, CaliforniaWith an estimated six to fourteen million children living... (read more)

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