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Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir
Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir
by Scott Pomfret
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"Pomfret (Hot Sauce) recounts the apparently irresolvable contradictions in his life: as an erotica-writing, gay Catholic lector with an atheist boyfriend, he has ample material, and his lighthearted memoir interweaves the Catechism, 'Franciscan Fashions,... (read more)

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Harvard's Secret Court: The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals
Harvard's Secret Court: The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals
by William Wright
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In 2002, a researcher for The Harvard Crimson came across a restricted archive labeled "Secret Court Files, 1920." The mystery he uncovered involved a tragic scandal in which Harvard University secretly put a dozen students on trial for homosexuality and... (read more)

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Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray
Janet, My Mother, and Me: A Memoir of Growing Up with Janet Flanner and Natalia Danesi Murray
by William Murray
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Janet, My Mother, and Me is a charming, captivating memoir about a boy growing up in a household of two extraordinary women. William Murray was devoted to his mother, Natalia Danesi Murray, and to his mother's longtime lover, writer Janet Flanner. Even... (read more)

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See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody
by Bob Mould
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"A beautiful, painful, frank memoir." —The Wall Street Journal From the start, Bob Mould wanted to make Hüsker Dü the greatest band in the world—fast and loud, but with melody and emotional depth. In See a Little Light, Mould... (read more)

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Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
by John Boswell
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US... (read more)

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The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement (Revolutionary Thought/Radical Movements)
The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement (Revolutionary Thought/Radical Movements)
by Margaret Cruikshank
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Gay and lesbian liberation as a sexual freedom movement, as a political movement, and as a movement of ideas - historical roots, legal issues and links with other movements. The author emphasises the role of women.... (read more)

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Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham: A Man Who Fought Back on September 11
Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham: A Man Who Fought Back on September 11
by Jon Barrett
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Bravery in the face of unimaginable terror prevented greater tragedy on September 11, 2001, when a group of passengers overpowered the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 93. Their heroism and sacrifice inspired us all. One of these passengers was... (read more)

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Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story
Center Square: The Paul Lynde Story
by Steve Wilson
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As a popular character actor and a regular on "The Hollywood Squares," Paul Lynde showed mainstream viewers that a gay man could be perceived as a stylish, funny man. This biography of Lynde paints a portrait of a man who reaped the rewards of frame, but... (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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Homosexuality & Civilization
Homosexuality & Civilization
by Louis Crompton
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2003 Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award, Foundation for the Scientific Study of... (read more)

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The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Memoir
The Accidental Activist: A Personal and Political Memoir
by Candace Gingrich
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When Candace Gingrich met Roseanne Barr at a GLAAD dinner in 1995, the actress said, "Don't worry, honey, I've got a weird brother, too." Candace laughed, and at the same time realized how significant the moment was: She was speaking to a celebrity at a... (read more)

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Under the Rainbow
Under the Rainbow
by John Carlyle
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Actor John Carlyle got his big break in 1954. New to Hollywood, the twenty-three-year-old Carlyle was cast as the assistant director of the movie-within-a movie in George Cukor's A Star is Born. Although Carlyle's scene was later cut from the film —... (read more)

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Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s
Gay Bar: The Fabulous, True Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s
by Will Fellows
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' In 2003, after serving five and a half years as a carpenter in a North Dakota National Guard engineer unit, Bronson Lemer was ready to leave the military behind. But six months short of completing his commitment to the army, Lemer was deployed on a... (read more)

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Going to Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson
Going to Heaven: The Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson
by Elizabeth Adams
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A sharecroppers son, Gene Robinson rose to become an Episcopal priest and later, the first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Church. His election set off a worldwide firestorm of reaction, both positive and negative. Based on extensive interviews with... (read more)

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The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture
The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality, and the Shaping of American Culture
by Douglas Shand Tucci
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In a book deeply impressive in its reach while also deeply embedded in its storied setting, bestselling historian Douglass Shand-Tucci explores the nature and expression of sexual identity at Americas oldest university during the years of its greatest... (read more)

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To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America - A History
To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America - A History
by Lillian Faderman
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From the author of the acclaimed Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, a landmark work of lesbian history that both "sets the record straight (or unstraight)" for all Americans and "provides a usable past" for lesbians "This is a book about how millions of... (read more)

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Sal Mineo: A Biography
Sal Mineo: A Biography
by Michael Gregg Michaud
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Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and his tragic murder at the age of thirty-seven. Finally, in this riveting new biography filled with exclusive... (read more)

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The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein
The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein
by Martin Duberman
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This rich and revelatory biography of Lincoln Kirstein, cofounder of the New York City Ballet and School of American Ballet, is filled with fascinating incidents and perceptions, and is being published for Kirstein's centenary. photos.... (read more)

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Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris (Living Out)
Gay American Autobiography: Writings from Whitman to Sedaris (Living Out)
by David Bergman
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In the first anthology to survey the full range of gay men’s autobiographical writing from Walt Whitman to the present, Gay American Autobiography draws excerpts from letters, journals, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies to provide... (read more)

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City Boy
City Boy
by Edmund White
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Groundbreaking literary icon Edmund White reflects on his remarkable life in New York in an era when the city was economically devastated but incandescent with art and ideas. White struggles to gain literary recognition, witnesses the rise of the gay... (read more)

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