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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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Returning to Reims (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
Returning to Reims (Semiotext(e) / Foreign Agents)
by Didier Eribon
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On thinking the matter through, it doesn't seem exaggerated to assert that my coming out of the sexual closet, my desire to assume and assert my homosexuality, coincided within my personal trajectory with my shutting myself up inside what I might call a... (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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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 Tom’s Man. He tried out a blond named Vicky... (read more)

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Moscow
Moscow
by Yevgeniy Fiks
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Literary Nonfiction. Art. Photography. LGBT Studies. MOSCOW documents gay cruising sites in Soviet Moscow, from the early 1920s to the USSR's dissolution in the early 1990s. Photographed in 2008 in a simple but haunting documentary style, these sites of... (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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Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
by Justin Vivian Bond
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WINNER OF A 2012 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD "Like Bond, the memoir is droll, pensive and filled with zingers teetering between funny and ferocious."—The New York Times "Bond's fabulosity is matched by a trenchant wit, and [V's] over-the-top stories are... (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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The Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996
The Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996
by Charles Kaiser
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This “fascinating and fabulous oral history”(Vanity Fair), “both serious and gossipy”(New York Times), chronicles gay life in New York City-and americanca-since 1945. “Irresistible” (Out). Black-and-white photographs.... (read more)

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Pee-Shy
Pee-Shy
by Frank Spinelli
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"Spinelli, a physician, details his sexual abuse at the hands of a scoutmaster when he was 11 and the ways it reverberated in his adult life. Spinelli suffers from paruresis, a phobia in which urinating around others is almost impossible (many victims of... (read more)

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Flagrant Conduct (13 Edition)
Flagrant Conduct (13 Edition)
by Dale Carpenter
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No one could have predicted that the night of September 17, 1998, would be anything but routine in Houston, Texas. Even the call to police that a black man was "going crazy with a gun" was hardly unusual in this urban setting. Nobody could have imagined... (read more)

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Jack and Lem: John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings: The Untold Story of an Extraordinary Friendship
Jack and Lem: John F. Kennedy and Lem Billings: The Untold Story of an Extraordinary Friendship
by David Pitts
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Instinct “Finally—proof that a mo lived in the White House…This simple-to-digest study features fascinating, firsthand accounts from Camelot…What we leave with is that inevitably haunting question: Had he lived, what more could JFK... (read more)

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Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock
Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock
by Mark Tewksbury
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Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls of fame: the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, the... (read more)

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Wonder Bread and Ecstasy: The Life and Death of Joey Stefano
Wonder Bread and Ecstasy: The Life and Death of Joey Stefano
by Charles Isherwood
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The meteoric rise and sudden, dramatic fall of a young gay male porn star.... (read more)

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Chasing Montana: A Love Story
Chasing Montana: A Love Story
by Lori Soderlind
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Richard Labonte, Q Syndicate Book Marks "[C]rystalline writing, and a saucy sense of self, both help Chasing Montana stand out on the bookshelf. Soderlind's refreshing remembrance of a road trip is set a couple of decades ago, when two newspaper gals... (read more)

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Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood
Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood
by Alan Shayne
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Gay marriage is at the forefront of America's political battles. The human story at the center of this debate is told in Double Life: A Love Story, a dual memoir by a gay male couple in a 50 plus year relationship. With high profiles in the entertainment,... (read more)

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Out and Proud in Chicago: an Overview of the City's Gay Community (08 Edition)
Out and Proud in Chicago: an Overview of the City's Gay Community (08 Edition)
by Tracy Baim
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and#147;The histories of gay New York, gay Los Angeles, gay San Francisco, and even gay Philadelphia have been recounted in recent books. With this lush, impeccably designed coffee-table collection of essays and art, Chicago makes it to the lavender map.... (read more)

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The Portable Queer: Secrets and Scandals: A Compilation of Events That Rocked the Gay World
The Portable Queer: Secrets and Scandals: A Compilation of Events That Rocked the Gay World
by Erin Mchugh
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The Portable Queer series continues with dishy true tales!... (read more)

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