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Stonewall
Stonewall
by Martin Duberman
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"As scholars we should read Stonewall, and as teachers we should assign it. All of us will be challenged to build on it."—Michael Sherry, Northwestern Univ. "Both a fascinating account of the birth of gay liberation and a replay of the turbulent... (read more)

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Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador
Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador
by James C Hormel
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This is the memoir of James C. Hormel—a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family owned the Hormel “empire” and lived in a twenty-six-bedroom house in a small Midwest town, but because he was gay at a time when... (read more)

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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son
Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son
by Kevin Jennings
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Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-LGBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his elementary school days in the conservative South, where "faggot" became... (read more)

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Crossing the Barriers: The Autobiography of Allan H. Spear
Crossing the Barriers: The Autobiography of Allan H. Spear
by Allan H Spear
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Allan Spear had a long and distinguished career as a historian and as a Minnesota state senator. Perhaps best known for coming out as openly gay during his first term in the Minnesota Senate-becoming one of the first elected officials in the nation to do... (read more)

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The Confession
The Confession
by James Mcgreevey
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For the first time, former New Jersey Governor McGreevey tells the full story of his political rise and fall, in a book that blends intrigue, revelation, and a window into what it means to be an American citizen trying to negotiate the ethical minefields... (read more)

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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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Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz
by Cynthia Carr
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David Wojnarowicz was an abused child, a teen runaway who barely finished high school, but he emerged as one of the most important voices of his generation. He found his tribe in New Yorks East Village, a neighborhood noted in the 1970s and 80s for drugs,... (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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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir
Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir
by Kevin Jennings
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Jennings's poignant, razor-sharp memoir describes growing up in poverty in the South, the death of his fundamentalist preacher father when he was eight, and his discovery of a world beyond poverty--a world of education and a world where it was possible... (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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Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
by Alysia Abbot
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After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom... (read more)

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At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
by Wade Rouse
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We all dream it. Wade Rouse actually did it. Finally fed up with the frenzy of city life and a job he hates, Wade Rouse decided to make either the bravest decision of his life or the worst mistake since his botched Ogilvie home perm: to uproot his life... (read more)

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Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock
Homocore: The Loud and Raucous Rise of Queer Rock
by David Ciminelli
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We're here to tell you, ya better make way. We're queer rockers in your face today. We can't relate to Judy Garland. It's a new generation of music calling. We're the butt-fuckers of rock n'roll. -Anthemby Pansy Division Music as a form of social... (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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Homosexuality and Civilization (03 Edition)
Homosexuality and Civilization (03 Edition)
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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Family outing
Family outing
by Chastity Bono
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From Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher, heroine of the gay community, comes the first comprehensive guide to the coming-out process, written from the perspective of both gays and lesbians and their parents.... (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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