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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel
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Fun Home, in concert with Craig Thompson's Blankets, was one of the works that proved to my doubting eyes that graphic novels could reach heights every bit as poetic, moving, and magical as the finest prose. Darkly funny but wholly sincere, the story of... (read more)

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Whole Lesbian Sex Book 2ND Edition a Passionate
Whole Lesbian Sex Book 2ND Edition a Passionate
by Felice Newman
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The Whole Lesbian Sex Book was the first-ever sex guide to offer information and encouragement for all women who desire women and#151; lesbian, bisexual, butch, femme, androgynous, and transgender. First published in 1999, itand#8217;s been lauded for... (read more)

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It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
by Dan Savage
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Every story can change a life. Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author... (read more)

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You Can Tell Just by Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People
You Can Tell Just by Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People
by Michael Bronski
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Michael Bronski (Cambridge, Massachusetts) has written extensively on LGBT issues for four decades. He is the author of several award-winning books, including most recently A Queer History of the United States. He is Professor of the Practice in Activism... (read more)

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Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
by Ivan E Coyote
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Lambda Literary Award finalist American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors;... (read more)

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A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir
by Daisy Hernandez
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A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life In her lyrical coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández, the daughter of a Colombian mother and Cuban father, chronicles what the colorful women... (read more)

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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
by Randy Shilts
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Known as The Mayor of Castro Street even before he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Harvey Milk's personal life, public career, and final assassination reflect the dramatic emergence of the gay community as a political power in... (read more)

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Queer America: A People's Glbt History of the United States
Queer America: A People's Glbt History of the United States
by Vicki L Eaklor
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Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklors Queer America: A Peoples GLBT History of the United States is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience. Written in... (read more)

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Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America
by Mel White
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Until Christmans Eve 1991, Mel White was regarded by the leaders of the religious right as one of their most talented and productive supporters. He penned the speeches of Ollie North. He was a ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, worked with Jim Bakker, flew... (read more)

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Maggie & Me: Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland
Maggie & Me: Coming Out and Coming of Age in 1980s Scotland
by Damian Barr
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On October 12, 1984, an IRA bomb blows apart the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England. Miraculously, Margaret Thatcher survives. Meanwhile, in small-town Scotland, eight-year-old Damian Barr watches in horror as his mother rips her wedding ring off and packs... (read more)

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Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
by Kenji Yoshino
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Bringing together legal manifesto and memoir of his life as a gay Japanese American, a legal scholar creates a ground-breaking new paradigm of civil rights that looks at society's emphasis on a need for conformity and calls for a return to authenticity... (read more)

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Against Equality (14 Edition)
Against Equality (14 Edition)
by Conrad
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When “rights” go wrong. Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of... (read more)

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Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
by David Margolick
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American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach... (read more)

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When I Knew
When I Knew
by Robert Trachtenberg
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When I Knew is a collection of smart, hilarious, and often poignant stories about that revelation for all gay men and women: when they first knew. In this gorgeously illustrated, cleverly designed, and colorful book, acclaimed fashion and celebrity... (read more)

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The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (Stonewall Inn Editions #0012)
The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (Stonewall Inn Editions #0012)
by Randy Shilts
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The Mayor of Castro Street is Shilts's acclaimed story of Harvey Milk, the man whose personal life, public career, and tragic assassination mirrored the dramatic and unprecedented emergence of the gay community in America during the 1970s. His is a story... (read more)

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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality
Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality
by David Boies
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The riveting inside story of the Supreme Courts landmark ruling on Proposition 8—by the two lawyers who argued the case. On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of... (read more)

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Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography
Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography
by Richard Rodriguez
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An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez... (read more)

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Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality
Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality
by Jo Becker
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Forcing the Spring begins on Election Night 2008, when a controversial California ballot initiative called Proposition 8 — which removed the right of gay men and women to marry — passed alongside Barack Obama's stunning victory. Forcing the... (read more)

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Aimee & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943
Aimee & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943
by Erica Fischer
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Excerpts A letter from Lilly to Felice, March 31st, 1943 Felice, I love you! What a feeling it is to be able to say that! Oh, Felice, the nicest fate I could hope for is that of lasting happiness. I want to live with you for a long, a very long time, do... (read more)

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Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places (Observations)
Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places (Observations)
by Laud Humphreys
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From the time of its first publication, Tearoom Trade engendered controversy. It was also accorded an unusual amount of praise for a first book on a marginal, intentionally self-effacing population by a previously unknown sociologist. The book was... (read more)

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