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And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts
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Is the end of HIV upon us? Award-winning research scientist and HIV fellow at the Ragon Institute, Nathalia Holt, reveals the science behind the discovery of a functional cure and what it means for the millions affected by HIV and the history of the AIDS... (read more)

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Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis
Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis
by Alexis Coe and Sally Klann
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On a cold winter's day in 1892, nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell slashed the throat of her seventeen-year-old ex-fiancée, Freda Ward. The two young women had, until recently, been madly in love, but after being found out and forced to separate,... (read more)

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Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
by George Chauncey
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A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was not only remarkably visible but extensively integrated into the straight world.. Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that... (read more)

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Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians
by Lillian Faderman
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"This sociological, political, and cultural history of lesbian and gay life in Los Angeles by two seasoned historians is easily the subject's definitive work." -Publishers Weekly "An essential contribution to the history of gay resistance and the... (read more)

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The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination
The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination
by Sarah Schulman
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"Sarah Schulman, as always, hits the nail on the head. I can't imagine a more insightful probe into gentrification and its inhumane consequences. Everyone needs to read this book."—Martin Duberman, author of Stonewall “Sarah Schulman's The... (read more)

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Mississippi Sissy
Mississippi Sissy
by Kevin Sessums
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Mississippi Sissy is destined to become an American classic In a book that echoes the time-honored fiction of Harper Lee and Flannery O'Connor and memoirs by Mary Karr and Augusten Burroughs, Kevin Sessums brings the American South and the... (read more)

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My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within
My Thinning Years: Starving the Gay Within
by Jon Derek Croteau
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As a child, Jon tried desperately to be his fathers version of the all-American boy, denying his gayness in a futile attempt to earn the love and respect of an abusive man. With this he built a deep, internalized homophobia that made him want to... (read more)

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Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (Between Men--Between Women)
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (Between Men--Between Women)
by Lillian Faderman
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Lillian Faderman tells the compelling story of lesbian life in the 20th century, from the early 1900s to today's diverse lifestyles. Using journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, news accounts, novels, medical literature, and numerous interviews, she... (read more)

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My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare
My Buddy: World War II Laid Bare
by Dian Hanson
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War horseplay.  Male bonding in the buff   Every harrowing day for a serviceman during World War II was potentially his last. To help bolster troops against the horrors of combat, commanders encouraged them to form tight "buddy" relationships... (read more)

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Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
by Justin Spring
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Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university professor Samuel M. Steward, Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary hidden lives of the... (read more)

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Becoming a Londoner: A Diary
Becoming a Londoner: A Diary
by Daivd Plante.
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“Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because its known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws dont apply. It... (read more)

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Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser
Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser
by Rita Mae Brown
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From the author of "Rubyfruit Jungle" comes a "wonderfully thoughtful, funny memoir" ("Publishers Weekly") filled with Brown's trademark social commentary--only this time the subject matter is herself. 8-page photo insert.... (read more)

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Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
by David Margolick
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American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach... (read more)

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Tom of Finland: His Life and Times (Stonewall Inn Editions)
Tom of Finland: His Life and Times (Stonewall Inn Editions)
by F Valentine Hooven
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When the definitive history of hte emergence of gay culture in the second half of the twentieth century is written, one individual artist is almost certain to be acknowledged for having singlehandedly shaped the erotic imaginations of generations of gay... (read more)

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Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
by John Demilio
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One of the most important figures of the American civil rights movement, Bayard Rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr. the methods of Gandhi, spearheaded the 1963 March on Washington, and helped bring the struggle of African Americans to the forefront of a... (read more)

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Nureyev: The Life
Nureyev: The Life
by Julie Kavanagh
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Rudolf Nureyev had it all: beauty, genius, charm, passion, and sex appeal. No other dancer of our time has generated the same excitement, for both men and women, on or off the stage. With Nureyev: The Life, Julie Kavanagh shows how his intense drive and... (read more)

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Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006
Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir 1964 to 2006
by Gore Vidal
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In POINT TO POINT NAVIGATION, the celebrated novelist, essayist, critic and controversialist Gore Vidal ranges freely over his remarkable life with the signature wit and literary elegance that is uniquely his. Elegiac yet vital, this is a summing-up of... (read more)

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Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
by Christopher Bram
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In the years following World War II, a small group of gay writers established themselves as literary power players, fueling cultural changes that would resonate for decades to come, and transforming the American literary landscape forever. In EMINENT... (read more)

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Notebooks
Notebooks
by Tennessee Williams
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Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary... (read more)

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Tom of Finland. the Complete Kake Comics
Tom of Finland. the Complete Kake Comics
by Dian Hanson
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Mustaches and muscles: Back to the days when men were men and sex was carefree   In 1965, Tom of Finland began flirting with the idea of an ongoing character for his panel stories, the ultimate Toms Man. He tried out a blond named... (read more)

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