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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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Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir
Mean Little Deaf Queer: A Memoir
by Terry Galloway
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In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a... (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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Love in a Dark Time
Love in a Dark Time
by Colm Toibin
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In Love in a Dark Time, Colm Toibin looks at the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential artists and writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, figures in the main whose homosexuality remained hidden or oblique for much of... (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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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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When Tania Katan was 21 years old she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She survived, minus a breast. Exactly 10 years later it happened again. By age 31 Katan was a two-time breast cancer survivor with the scars to prove it and a sense of humor... (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 Toms Man. He tried out a blond named... (read more)

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Evening Crowd At Kirmser's : Gay Life in the 1940S (01 Edition)
Evening Crowd At Kirmser's : Gay Life in the 1940S (01 Edition)
by Ricardo J. Brown
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"The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's" is Brown's compelling memoir of his experiences as a young gay man in St. Paul. In an engaging and open writing style, and through stories both humorous and tragic, Brown introduces readers to his family, companions, and... (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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Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love
Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love
by Christine Downing
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""Myths and Mysteries of Same-Sex Love makes a powerful statement about the realities of gay and lesbian psyche. A gay and lesbian psychic perspective may at first be startling, but once examined, it proves to be unforgettable."<BR> -"The Advocate... (read more)

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Wide-Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965
Wide-Open Town: A History of Queer San Francisco to 1965
by Nan Alamilla Boyd
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Wide-Open Town traces the history of gay men and lesbians in San Francisco from the turn of the century, when queer bars emerged in San Francisco's tourist districts, to 1965, when a raid on a drag ball changed the course of queer history. Bringing to... (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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Drafted into the U.S. army in 1943, Robert Peters was a shy and devout eighteen-year-old from a remote and impoverished Wisconsin farm. Now one of our leading poets, he has written a lyrical memoir of a young man coming of age in the middle of World War... (read more)

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Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003
Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003
by William Jr Eskridge
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A fascinating one-of-a-kind history of the government’s regulation of sexual behavior From the Pentagon to the wedding chapel, there are few issues more controversial today than gay rights. As William Eskridge persuasively demonstrates in Dishonorable... (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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Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
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The best-selling author of Stranger at the Gate returns with an insider's expos&eacute; of the origins of the Christian fundamentalist movement and how its virulent anti-gay agenda has led to the rise of the Tea Party movement, among other forms of... (read more)

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My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Prostitution and Pornography
My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Prostitution and Pornography
by Aiden Shaw
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Porn legend Aiden Shaw takes fans behind-the-scenes to the gay adult film world that made him a star.... (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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