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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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This landmark work of lesbian history focuses on how certain late-nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women whose lives can be described as lesbian were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of... (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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Sam Steward moved between culture both high (he was a close friend of Gertrude Stein) and low (he became one of the foremost tattoo artists in the country, well before tattoos became socially acceptable, and authored several volumes of erotic fiction... (read more)

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A Year Straight: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen
A Year Straight: Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Lesbian Beauty Queen
by Elena Azzoni
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After having spent nearly her entire adult life dating women (and liking it), Elena Azzoni felt pretty secure in her sexual orientation: shed even just been crowned Miss Lez 2007. Then, one day in yoga class, a male teacher moved in close to adjust her... (read more)

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The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings
The Martin Duberman Reader: The Essential Historical, Biographical, and Autobiographical Writings
by Martin Duberman
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For the past fifty years, prize-winning historian Martin Dubermans groundbreaking writings have established him as one of our preeminent public intellectuals. Founder of the first graduate program in LGBT studies in the country, he is perhaps best known... (read more)

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The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America
The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America
by Charles Kaiser
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The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking... (read more)

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Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994
Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994
by Elizabeth Armstrong
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Unlike many social movements, the gay and lesbian struggle for visibility and rights has succeeded in combining a unified group identity with the celebration of individual differences. Forging Gay Identities explores how this happened, tracing the... (read more)

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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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This is the definitive account of the last great struggle for equal rights in the twentieth century. From the birth of the modern gay rights movement in 1969, at the Stonewall riots in New York, through 1988, when the gay rights movement was eclipsed by... (read more)

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My Queer War
My Queer War
by James Lord
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A POWERFUL STORY OF SEXUAL AWAKENING DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR FROM THE NOTED MEMORIST AND CRITIC In My Queer War, James Lord tells the story of a young mans exposure to the terrors, dislocations, and horrors of armed conflict. In 1942, a timid... (read more)

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Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian & Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968
Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian & Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968
by James T Sears
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This is the story of Southern gays and lesbians in the twenty-year span between the end of World War II and the Stonewall Riot that sparked widespread gay rights consciousness. Across the United States, this was an era of courting and cocktail parties... (read more)

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Paris Is Burning (Queer Film Classics)
Paris Is Burning (Queer Film Classics)
by Lucas Hilderbrand
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This latest addition to the Queer Film Classics series pays tribute to Paris Is Burning, Jennie Livingston's brilliant and award-winning 1991 documentary that captures the energy, ambition, wit, and struggle of African American and Latino participants... (read more)

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The Confession
The Confession
by James E 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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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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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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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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The Crimson Letter
The Crimson Letter
by Douglas Shand Tucci
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 357-386) and index.... (read more)

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Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins: The Autobiography
Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins: The Autobiography
by Rupert Everett
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"I was born on 29 May 1959 at 'sometime before tea.' I was delivered by our local doctor, Jarvis Woodsend. My father was painting the garage doors as Dr. Woodsend drove past and cheerfully called out, 'It's a boy, all eleven pounds of him.' My father... (read more)

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Confessions of a Fairys Daughter Growing Up With a Gay Dad
Confessions of a Fairys Daughter Growing Up With a Gay Dad
by Alison Wearing
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A moving memoir about growing up with a gay father in the 1980s, and a tribute to the power of truth, humour, acceptance and familial love. Alison Wearing grew up with an unusual father compared with other Peterborough children--Joe Wearing loved to bake... (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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Man in the Middle
Man in the Middle
by John Amaechi
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Chronicles the author's journey from awkward, overweight English lad to NBA star while overcoming endless obstacles, including his father's abandonment, a life-threatening injury, and the protection of a secret that could end his career--his... (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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Mixing the theories of Nietzsche and Sontag with the history of the Greenwich Village, McCourt highlights the major events fo the period: the landmark eruption at the Stonewall Inn; the AIDS crisis that brought an end to the bathhouse culture; the... (read more)

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