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Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America
Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America
by Dudley Clendinen
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Doug Ireland andlt;Iandgt;The Philadelphia Inquirerandlt;/Iandgt; Clendinen and Nagourney have performed a valuable service for all of those who weren't around during most of the thirty years of painful but joyous struggle.... (read more)

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Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays
Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays
by Bernadette C Barton
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In the Bible Belt, its common to see bumper stickers that claim One Man + One Woman = Marriage, church billboards that command one to “Get right with Jesus,” letters to the editor comparing gay marriage to marrying ones dog, and nightly news... (read more)

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The Confession
The Confession
by James E Mcgreevey
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“An astonishingly candid memoir...brave and powerful.”... (read more)

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Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks
Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho, and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks
by Diana Souhami
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Wild Girls is the critically acclaimed true story of two wealthy American heiresses---one an artist, the other a writer---whose stormy, passionate love affair captivated Pariss salon set between the wars.   Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks were... (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 group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination. Gore Vidal... (read more)

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With Patience and Fortitude
With Patience and Fortitude
by Christine Quinn
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Christine Quinn's improbable journeybegan long before she becameNew York City's second-most-powerfulelected official. The granddaughter of Irishimmigrants—including a grandmother whoescaped the sinking Titanic when most teenagegirls in steerage... (read more)

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Notebooks
Notebooks
by Tennessee Williams
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"The Notebooks take us on a harrowing journey, and we come to know Williams the person very intimately, in the way he quite pitilessly knew himself. Reading them is like reading Van Gogh's letters or the diary of Nijinsky: the art arises from great pain... (read more)

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The Crimson Letter
The Crimson Letter
by Douglas Shand Tucci
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After setting the tone by describing a 1960 scandal and his own experience before graduating in 1972, Shand-Tucci traces the history of homosexuality in the prestigious university since the days of Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson. The study grew... (read more)

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Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
by Tab Hunter
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One of the biggest screen idols of the 1950s speaks out about the scandals, successes, and sacrifices that came with being the object of desire for millions of women and the pin-up boy for star-struck teenage girls worldwide, and all the while dealing... (read more)

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I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir
I Left It on the Mountain: A Memoir
by Kevin Sessums
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On his 53rd birthday, Kevin Sessums woke up in his L.A. hotel room wondering how he would get through his scheduled interview with Hugh Jackman. For years he had interviewed the bright lights: Madonna, Courtney Love, Jessica Lange, and all the other... (read more)

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If You Knew Then What I Know Now
If You Knew Then What I Know Now
by Ryan Van Meter
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New York Magazine's The Year in Books pick The Millions' A Year in Reading pick Salon.com's Writers Choose Their Favorite Books The middle American coming-of-age has found new life in Ryan Van Meter's coming-out, made as strange as it is familiar by... (read more)

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Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985
Queer Street: The Rise and Fall of an American Culture, 1947-1985
by James Mccourt
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Novelist McCourt weaves together anecdotal memory, history, a range of literary pretensions, and other textual methods in this portrait of gay culture in New York City in the second half of the 20th century. McCourt was a significant participant in... (read more)

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Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex, and Survival
Body Counts: A Memoir of Activism, Sex, and Survival
by Sean Strub
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The founder of POZ magazine shares “a captivating…eyewitness account from inside the AIDS epidemic” (Next) and “a moving, multi-decade memoir of one gay man’s life” (San Francisco Chronicle). As a politics-obsessed... (read more)

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Straight State: Sexuality & Citizenship in 20th Century Amer (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)
Straight State: Sexuality & Citizenship in 20th Century Amer (Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America)
by Margot Canaday
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The Straight State is the most expansive study of the federal regulation of homosexuality yet written. Unearthing startling new evidence from the National Archives, Margot Canaday shows how the state systematically came to penalize homosexuality, giving... (read more)

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Conversations and Cosmopolitans: Awkward Moments, Mixed Drinks, and How a Mother and Son Finally Shared Who They Really Are
Conversations and Cosmopolitans: Awkward Moments, Mixed Drinks, and How a Mother and Son Finally Shared Who They Really Are
by Robert Rave
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Part Augusten Burroughs, part Robert Leleux, Conversations and Cosmopolitans is a hilarious and touching memoir written by a mother, Jane, and her son, Robert, as they navigate their new relationship together after Robert... (read more)

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My One-Night Stand with Cancer: A Memoir
My One-Night Stand with Cancer: A Memoir
by Tania Katan
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An outrageous and outraged memoir by stand up comic Tania Katan on surviving breast cancer--twice.... (read more)

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I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg
I Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg
by Bill Morgan
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Bill Morgan is a painter and archival consultant. He is the author of The Beat Generation in New York: A Walking Tour of Jack Kerouac’s City, The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour, and edited Deliberate Prose: Selected Essays of... (read more)

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For You, Lili Marlene: A Memoir of World War II
For You, Lili Marlene: A Memoir of World War II
by Robert Peters
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“Peters’ frank confessions and lush recollections paint a bittersweet portrait of a type of wartime experience that has seldom been explored.”—Kurt Chandler, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel... (read more)

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It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine... a Memoir
It's All Relative: Two Families, Three Dogs, 34 Holidays, and 50 Boxes of Wine... a Memoir
by Wade Rouse
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How come the only thing my family tree ever grows is nuts?”    Wade Rouse attempts to answer that question in his blisteringly funny new memoir by looking at the yearly celebrations that unite us all and bring out the very best and... (read more)

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Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
by Sheila Rowbotham
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The gay socialist writer Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A mystic advocate of, among other causes, free love, recycling, nudism, women's suffrage... (read more)

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