Sex Lives Of Hollywood Idols
                    January 1st 1997
                    ISBN 1853755230 (ISBN13: 9781853755231)
                    Tackles the steamy world of movies and their stars, including the sex lives of such heroes as Errol Flynn, Gary Cooper,                     Clark Gable, James Dean and Marlon Brando.

Gay Lives
                    April 1st 2012
                    ISBN 0500251908 (ISBN13: 9780500251904)

                    Robert Aldrich presents a fascinating portrait of gay men and women throughout history that reveals the full diversity of                     gay lives as lived in their times. He gives a voice to more than seventy people from around the world and all walks of life,                     from poets, philosophers, and artists to radicals and activists. Along with celebrated names such as Michelangelo,                     Frederick the Great, and Harvey Milk are lesser-known but no less inspiring individuals: two men of ancient Egypt whose                     lives were closely linked over four thousand years ago; a Renaissance nun who blurred the boundaries between spiritual                     and physical love; and “Aimée” and “Jaguar,” whose love defied the death camps of wartime Germany.

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Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned
                    September 6th, 2000
                    ISBN 0805064036 (ISBN13: 9780805064032)
                    “You are eighteen years old. You get up in front of a thousand people–your classmates, your friends, basically the people                     who make up your entire existence–and announce, ‘I’m HIV positive.’” Told entirely in sequential art, here is the story of                     the life-changing friendship between the author, a cartoonist from Long Island, and Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive AIDS                     activist, which was filmed day by day on MTV’s Real World San Francisco. As a speaker and educator, a guest on many                     talk shows (including Oprah), and when his tragic death received front-page coverage in the press, Pedro taught a                     generation that AIDS was not a punishment for moral defects or a mere killer that reduced humans to wraiths. 

An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk's Speeches and Writings
                    February 15th 2013
                    ISBN 0520955021 (ISBN13: 9780520955028)
                    Harvey Milk was one of the first openly and politically gay public officials in the United States, and his remarkable                     activism put him at the very heart of a pivotal civil rights movement reshaping America in the 1970s. An Archive of Hope                     is Milk in his own words, bringing together in one volume a substantial collection of his speeches, columns, editorials,                     political campaign materials, open letters, and press releases, culled from public archives, newspapers, and personal                     collections.

Under the Rainbow: An Intimate Memoir of Judy Garland, Rock Hudson and My Life in Old Hollywood
                    September 11th 2006
0786718536 (ISBN13: 9780786718535)
                    Actor John Carlyle got his big break in 1954. New to Hollywood, the twenty-three-year-old Carlyle was cast as the                     assistant director of the movie-within-a movie in George Cukor's A Star is Born. Although Carlyle's scene was later cut                     from the film — and his star status subsequently never materialized — the job brought him in touch with Judy Garland,                     who up until her death fifteen years later was Carlyle's friend and sometime lover. Under the Rainbow: tells the story of                     this rocky but beloved relationship. No longer the great star who first enthralled Carlyle as an adolescent, Garland — like                     many former headliners in the 1960s — lived an often desperate, hand-to-mouth existence that was eased only by pills                     and liquor. She turned to Carlyle for support, even with the hope of marrying the openly gay actor. 

The First Man-Made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-Century Medical Revolution
                    March 6th, 2007
                    ISBN 1596910151 (ISBN13: 9781596910157)
                    In the 1920s when Laura Dillon felt like a man trapped in a woman's body, there were no words to describe her condition;                     transsexuals had yet to enter common usage. And there was no known solution to being stuck between the sexes. Laura                     Dillon did all she could on her own: she cut her hair, dressed in men's clothing, bound her breasts with a belt. But in a                     desperate bid to feel comfortable in her own skin, she experimented with breakthrough technologies that ultimately                     transformed the human body and revolutionized medicine. From upper-class orphan girl to Oxford lesbian, from post-                    surgery romance with Roberta Cowell (an early male-to-female) to self-imposed exile in India, Michael Dillon's incredible                     story reveals the struggles of early transsexuals and challenges conventional notions of what gender really means.

Truman Capote
                    October 1st, 1980
                    ISBN 080442229X (ISBN13: 9780804422291)

                    Like a ringmaster at the circus, Truman Capote led us from one dazzling act to another in the entertainment that is the                     twentieth-century written word. Short stories, novels, novellas, plays, film scripts, and journalistic pieces dance in turn                     across the center stage of Capote's imagination, bringing to our view such masterpieces as Other Voices, Other Rooms                     (1948) and In Cold Blood (1966). Despite these successes, Capote came closest to achieving performance perfection                     when he turned his attention to shorter works. Full of vivid descriptions and colorful characters, these stories give us                     front row seats to the attraction of Capote as both a writer and a human being. Capote, originally Truman Streckfus                     Persons, was born in New Orleans in 1924, the product of a very unstable marriage. Often neglected,the young boy                     spent a lot of time with relatives, mostly in Alabama. 


And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
                    November 1st 1987
0312241356 (ISBN13: 9780312241353)
                    By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had                     spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century.                     America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was                     taken seriously? In answering these questions, Shilts weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down                     every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical, political, and media establishments. 

Rock Hudson: Friend of Mine
                    March 28th 1990
0886875625 (ISBN13: 9780886875626)

​                    Hudson's closet friend and lover of twenty years focuses on the actor's full life, rather than his painful last months, in a ​                    collection of anecdotes, memories, and photographs

The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
                    January 1, 1933
                    ISBN 0583136842 (ISBN13: 9780583136846)

One Gay American
                    July 27th 2012
                    ISBN 9781603811
                    Dennis Milam Bensie is One Gay American. Born in the 1960s and raised with traditional values in Robinson, Illinois,                     Bensie desperately wanted romance, a beautiful wedding, and a baby to carry on the family name. He denied his                     sexuality and married a woman at nineteen years old, but fantasized of weddings where he could be the bride. The                     newlyweds "adopted" a Cabbage Patch Doll and ironically witnessed a Cabbage Patch Doll wedding (a successful                     fundraiser staged by a local women's club) where the dolls were granted the type of grand ceremony off-limits to gay                     couples. 

Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer
                    October 28th 2008
                    ISBN 074254513X (ISBN13: 9780742545137)

                    Bayard Rustin was a unique twentieth-century American radical voice. A homosexual, World War II draft resister, and ex-                    communist, he made enormous contributions to the civil rights, socialist, labor, peace, and gay rights movements in the                     United States, despite being viewed as an "outsider" even by fellow activists. Rustin was a humanist who championed                     the disadvantaged and oppressed, regardless of identity. In Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer, Jerald Podair examines                     the life and career of a man who shaped virtually every aspect of the modern civil rights movement as a theorist,                     strategist, and spokesman. Podair begins by covering the period from Rustin's 1912 birth in West Chester, Pennsylvania,                     to his 1946 release from federal prison, where he served over two years for draft evasion.

Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler
                    December 4th 2018
ISBN 158642243X (ISBN13: 9781586422431)
                    ​ President Eisenhower's National Security Advisor Robert "Bobby" Cutler shaped US Cold War strategy in far more                     consequential ways than previously understood. A lifelong Republican, Cutler also served three Democratic presidents.                     The life of any party, he was a tight-lipped loyalist who worked behind the scenes to get things done. While Cutler's                     contributions to the public sphere may not have received, until now, the consideration they deserve, the story of his                     private life has never before been told. Cutler struggled throughout his years in the White House to discover and                     embrace his own sexual identity and orientation, and he was in love with a man half his age, NSC staffer Skip Koons.                     Cutler poured his emotions into a six-volume diary and dozens of letters that have been hidden from history. 

Mirrors: Portrait of a Lesbian Transsexual
                    October 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 1563334356 (ISBN13: 9781563334351)
                    The alternately heartbreaking and empowering story of one woman's long road to full selfhood. Born a male, Geri Nettick                     knew something just didn't fit. And even after coming to terms with her own gender dysphoria, and taking steps to correct                     it, she still fought to be accepted by the lesbian feminist community to which she felt she belonged. A fascinating, true                     tale of struggle and discovery.

Man Into Woman: The First Sex Change
                    January 1, 1931
                    ISBN 933365691X (ISBN13: 9789333656917)
                    This riveting account of the transformation of the Danish painter Einar Wegener into Lili Elbe is a remarkable journey                     from man to woman. Einar Wegener was a leading artist in late 1920's Paris. One day his wife Grete asked him to dress                     as a woman to model for a portrait. It was a shattering event which began a struggle between his public male persona                     and emergent female self, Lili. Einar was forced into living a double life; enjoying a secret hedonist life as Lili, with Grete                     and a few trusted friends, whilst suffering in public as Einar, driven to despair and almost to suicide. Doctors, unable to                     understand his condition, dismissed him as hysterical. Lili eventually forced Einar to face the truth of his being - he was,                     in fact, a woman. This bizarre situation took an extraordinary turn when it was discovered that his body contained                     primitive female sex organs. 

Bayard Rustin: Behind the Scenes of the Civil Rights Movement
                    September 1st 1996
                    ISBN 078682140X (ISBN13: 9780786821402)

                     A great struggle has been waged in the United States for full social and economic equality for its African American                     citizens. From the student sit-ins of the 1930s to the bus boycotts of the 1950s to the massive protest marches of the late                     1950s and early 1960s, most of the battles were nonviolent ones. This was due, in large part, to the work of a man                     named Bayard Rustin. He was not a famous orator, like Martin Luther King Jr., or a flamboyant personality, like Adam                     Clayton Powell Jr., or even the head of any major civil rights organization. But for many years, Rustin was a key player in                     every major civil rights initiative in the United States. A passionate believer in nonviolent resistance, Rustin helped steer                     the movement in that direction. 

Peninsula of Lies: A True Story of Mysterious Birth and Taboo Love
                    March 2nd, 2004
                    ISBN 0743235606 (ISBN13: 9780743235600)
                    "Peninsula of Lies" is a nonfiction mystery, set in haunting locales and peopled with fascinating characters, that unwraps                     the enigma of a woman named Dawn Langley Simmons, a British writer who lived in Charleston, South Carolina, during                     the 1960s and became the focus of one of the most unusual sexual scandals of the last century. Born in England                     sometime before World War II, Dawn Langley Simmons began life as a boy named Gordon Langley Hall. Gordon was                     the son of servants at Sissinghurst Castle, the estate of Vita Sackville-West, where as a child he met Vita's lover Virginia                     Woolf. In his twenties, Gordon made his way to New York, where he became an author of society biographies and                     befriended such grandes dames as the actress Margaret Rutherford and the artist and heiress Isabel Whitney, who left                     him a small fortune.

Marlene Dietrich
                    October 1st 1984
                    ISBN 1557833524 (ISBN13: 9781557833525)
                    Marlene Dietrich has exercised her spell as powerfully off screen as on. From the vantage point of a long-time film critic,                     broadcaster, Alexander Walker, author of major biographies on Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford, gives an authoritative                     and entertaining account on how the legend of Marlene Dietrich grew, from the femme fatale of The Blue Angel to the                     svelte nightclub entertainer of Las Vegas.

So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein
                    May 23rd 2017
                    ISBN 0816696799 (ISBN13: 9780816696796)
                    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946) and Truman Capote (1924–1984) should not have been famous. They made their names                     between the Oscar Wilde trial and Stonewall, when homosexuality meant criminality and perversion. And yet both Stein                     and Capote, openly and exclusively gay, built their outsize reputations on works that directly featured homosexuality and                     a queer aesthetic. How did these writers become mass-market celebrities while other gay public figures were closeted or                     censored? And what did their fame mean for queer writers and readers, and for the culture in general? Jeff Solomon                     explores these questions in So Famous and So Gay.

Troublemaker for Justice: The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
                    August 6th 2019
                    ISBN 087286765X (ISBN13: 9780872867659)

                    Bayard Rustin was a major figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was arrested on a bus 13 years before Rosa Parks                     and he participated in integrated bus rides throughout the South 14 years before the Freedom Riders. He was a mentor                     to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., teaching him the techniques and philosophy of Gandhian nonviolent direct action. He                     organized the March on Washington in 1963, one of the most impactful mobilizations in American history. Despite these                     contributions, few Americans recognize his name, and he is absent from most history books, in large part because he                     was gay. This biography traces Rustin's life, from his childhood and his first arrest in high school for sitting in the "whites                     only" section of a theater, through a lifetime of nonviolent activism.

Rock Hudson: The Gentle Giant
                    July 20th 2015

​                    Since David Bret published his best-selling biography of Rock Hudson in 2004, two key figures in Rock's story-his wife ​                    Phyllis Gates and his last lover, Marc Christian-have died, along with several others, allowing a great deal to be told ​                    which could not be told whilst they were alive. In this much-revised and extended biography, Bret discusses every ​                    aspect of Rock's life: parental abuse, discovering his sexuality while in the US Navy, his scores of male lovers, his ​                    prostitution to agents and talent scouts, the hidden truth behind his lavender marriage.

Montgomery Clift: A Biography
                    January 1st 1978
                    ISBN 0879101350 (ISBN13: 0073999710557)
                    An intimate and compelling portrait of an enigmatic, haunted, and gifted American actor, told in an intimate and vivid way.                     From his disturbing childhood to his early days in Hollywood to his tragic and untimely death, Montgomery Clift's story                     represents one of the true film legends. Includes photographs.

Best-Kept Boy in the World: The Life and Loves of Denny Fouts
                    February 19th 2013
                    ISBN 1936833417 (ISBN13: 9781936833412)

                    The Best-Kept Boy in the World is the first book ever written about Denham (Denny) Fouts (1914-1948), the twentieth                     century's most famous male prostitute. He was a socialite and muse whose extraordinary life started off humbly in                     Jacksonville, Florida. But in short order he befriend (and bedded) the rich and celebrated and in the process conquered                     the world. No less an august figure than the young Gore Vidal was enchanted by Denny's special charms. He twice                     modeled characters on Denny in his fiction, saying it was a pity that Denny never wrote a memoir. To Vidal he was "un                     homme fatal."

Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Color
                    June 4th 2019
                    ISBN 1641601507 (ISBN13: 9781641601504)

                    In 1978, Harvey Milk asked Gilbert Baker to create a unifying symbol for the growing gay rights movement, and on June                     25 of that year, Baker’s Rainbow Flag debuted at San Francisco’s Gay Freedom Day Parade. Baker had no idea his                     creation would become an international emblem of liberation, forever cementing his pivotal role in helping to define the                     modern LGBTQ movement. Rainbow Warrior is Baker’s passionate personal chronicle, from a repressive childhood in                     1950s Kansas to a harrowing stint in the US Army, and finally his arrival in San Francisco, where he bloomed as both a                     visual artist and social justice activist. His fascinating story weaves through the early years of the struggle for LGBTQ                     rights, when he worked closely with Milk, Cleve Jones, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Baker continued his flag-                    making, street theater and activism through the Reagan years and the AIDS crisis.

Michael Stipe: The Biography
                    September 27th, 2007
                    ISBN 0749950986 (ISBN13: 9780749950989)
                    For the last quarter of a century Michael Stipe has been the lead singer of R.E.M, who from their humble beginnings                     toured and built a steadily growing legion of fans before breaking into the mainstream during the early 1990s. Today                     Stipe is one of the most instantly recognizable faces in rock and R.E.M. are held in a respect that only 25 years of                     excellent songwriting and hard work can justify. But Stipe is much more than just the singer. This biography will explore                     his nomadic early years as the child in a military family, his early love of punk and photography, his relationship with his                     two sisters, and the drive behind one of the hardest working men in music. 

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
                    September 22nd 2014
0393021246 (ISBN13: 9780393021240)
                    John Lahr has produced a theater biography like no other. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh gives                     intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American                     theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds a light on Tennessee Williams's                     warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death,                     even the shenanigans surrounding his estate.

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death
                    May 22nd 2018
                     ISBN 0300222610 (ISBN13: 9780300222616)
                    Before finding his calling as a politician, however, Harvey variously tried being a schoolteacher, a securities analyst on                     Wall Street, a supporter of Barry Goldwater, a Broadway theater assistant, a bead-wearing hippie, the operator of a                     camera store and organizer of the local business community in San Francisco. He rejected Judaism as a religion, but he                     was deeply influenced by the cultural values of his Jewish upbringing and his understanding of anti-Semitism and the                     Holocaust. His early influences and his many personal and professional experiences finally came together when he                     decided to run for elective office as the forceful champion of gays, racial minorities, women, working people, the                     disabled, and senior citizens.

Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball
                    January 1st 2007
047009821X (ISBN13: 9780470098219)
                    1966 was the year of Truman Capote. Flush with the success of 'In Cold Blood', he decided to throw a masked ball in                     honor of 'Washington Post' publisher Katharine Graham at New York's Plaza Hotel. This book chronicles the preparation                     leading up to the party and, in detail, captures the drama and excitement of the ball itself.

Secrets of a Sissy Boy: A Gay Grimoire of Modern Magic for Men Who Love Men and the Hags Who Worship Them
                    December 1st 2016
                    ASIN B01MRSORWR
                    If you think being gay is difficult in this still evolving world, try being a gay witch. The author shares a brutally honest                     depiction of what it was like to be bullied to the point of suicide, and his rise from the depths of despair to an empowered,                     powerful, and successful gay witch. A heartbreaking, as well as heartwarming account of the role of witchcraft plays in                     the life of gay witch and author Carolina Dean, Secrets of a Sissy Boy shares some of his most powerful secrets for                     seducing straight men, controlling your lover, eliminating rivals, and when necessary how to remove a man's nature and                     MORE!

Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890–1918
                    May 2019
                    ISBN13 9781681341293
                    In 1890, Rose Cleveland, sister of President Grover Cleveland, began writing to Evangeline Simpson, a wealthy widow                     who would become the second wife of Henry Whipple, Minnesota's Episcopal bishop. The women corresponded across                     states and continents, discussing their advocacy and humanitarian work—and demonstrating their sexual attraction,                     romance, and partnership. In 1910, after Evangeline Whipple was again widowed, the two women sailed to Italy and                     began a life together.

Anthony Perkins: A Haunted Life
                    March 2nd 1995
0751506613 (ISBN13: 9780751506617)
                    Like the infamous character, Norman Bates, whom he portrayed in the Hitchcock film "Psycho", Anthony Hopkins was a                     loner with a fear of women, due in part to his domineering mother. This biography describes how, to a great extent, his                     life was an attempt to bury both his mother and Norman Bates. His struggle, which took him through homosexuality,                     psychoanalysis and drugs, culminated in a happy marriage in his forties, but was then blighted by AIDS. The book, for                     which the author interviewed a wide variety of people who knew and worked with Perkins, also depicts a attractive man                     of charm, humour, courage and talent.

Bayard Rustin and the Civil Rights Movement
                    November 1st 1999
                    ISBN 081352718X (ISBN13: 9780813527185)

                    Rustin's long activist career began with his association with A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car                     Porters. Then, as a member of A. J. Muste's Fellowship of Reconciliation, he participated in the "Journey of                                         Reconciliation" (an early version of the "Freedom Rides" of 1961). He was a close associate of Martin Luther King in                     Montgomery and Atlanta and rose to prominence as organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.  Rustin played a key                     role in applying nonviolent direct action to American race relations while rejecting the separatism of movements like                     Black Power in the 1960s, even at the risk of his being marginalized by the younger generation of civil rights activists.  In                     his later years he tried to hold the civil rights coalition together and to fight for the economic changes he thought were                     necessary to decrease racism.


Harvey Milk Biography
                    May 10th 2019
                    Harvey Milk was America’s first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. This biography of Harvey                     Milk provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Bayard Rustin: The Invisible Activist
                    November 15th 2014
ISBN13 9781937768584

​                    Raised by his Quaker grandmother to believe in the value of every human being, Bayard made trouble where ever he ​                    saw injustice. As a teenager, he was arrested for sitting in the whites only section of a theater. More arrests followed, for ​                    protesting against segregation, discrimination, and war. His belief in nonviolent action as a means for social change ​                    gave him a guiding vision for the Civil Rights Movement, which he used to mentor the young Martin Luther King, Jr. ​                    When A. Philip Randolph needed the best organizer on the planet, he turned to Bayard Rustin to bring 250,000 people ​                    to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography
                    October 14th, 2014
                    ISBN 0385346999 (ISBN13: 9780385346993)
                    Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in                     “autobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary,                     Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the                     reader, live his life. You will be born in New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a                     bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life, you will                     choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend                     years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht.

The Sex Lives of Famous Lesbians
                    March 1st 2007
                    ISBN 1853755559 (ISBN13: 9781853755552)

                    Queen Victoria simply did not believe that lesbianism existed, so it was never outlawed in England in the 19th century.                     However, in the U.S. Susan B. Anthony, the artist Natalie Barney, and Emily Dickinson were all brushing up the sapphic                     arts. Over in France, the Napoleonic Code had introduced a certain laxity. Back in England, the death of Queen Vic led                     to a veritable explosion of lesbianism with the Bloomsbury Group and Radclyffe Hall. Nowadays, lesbianism is the                     everyday fare of soap operas and, with Madonna French-kissing Britney, global TV. Sex Lives of the Famous Lesbians                     contain a mixture of the glamorous, the tragic, the excessive, the absurd, and the downright comic. It aims to excite and                     amuse, while giving a genuine insight into the characters of those people who have shaped our history and culture.

Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade
                    August 17th, 2010
                    ISBN 0374281343 (ISBN13: 9780374281342)
                    Drawn from the secret, never-before-seen diaries, journals, and sexual records of the novelist, poet, and university                     professor Samuel M. Steward, The Secret Historian is a sensational reconstruction of one of the more extraordinary                     hidden lives of the twentieth century. An intimate friend of Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and Thornton Wilder, Steward                     maintained a secret sex life from childhood on, and documented these experiences in brilliantly vivid (and often very                     funny) detail.  After leaving the world of academe to become Phil Sparrow, a tattoo artist on Chicago’s notorious South                     State Street, Steward worked closely with Alfred Kinsey on his landmark sex research. 

Truman Capote
                    March 1st 2009
                    ISBN 1604133988 (ISBN13: 9781604133981)

                    A complex critical portrait of one of the most influential writers in the world. Bibliographic information that directs readers                     to additional resources for further study. A useful chronology of the writer's life with an introductory essay by Harold                     Bloom.

Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
                    October 14th 2005
                    ISBN 1565125487 (ISBN13: 9781565125483)

                    Welcome to Hollywood, circa 1950, the end of the Golden Age. A remarkably handsome young boy, still a teenager, gets                     "discovered" by a big-time movie agent. Because when he takes his shirt off young hearts beat faster, because he is the                     picture of innocence and trust and need, he will become a star. It seems almost preordained. The open smile says, "You                     will love me," and soon the whole world does. The young boy's name was Tab Hunter—a made-up name, of course, a                     Hollywood name—and it was his time. Stardom didn't come overnight, although it seemed that way. In fact, the fame                     came first, when his face adorned hundreds of magazine covers; the movies, the studio contract, the name in lights—all                     that came later.

Vincent Price Unmasked
                    January 28th 1974
                    ISBN 0877496676 (ISBN13: 9780877496670)

                    Part of the Encore Film Book Classics series, this is a reprint of the original text to Vincent Price Unmasked by James                     Robert Parish and Steven Whitney. Long known to movie fans as the “King of Horror,” Vincent Price once reflected, “I                     sometimes feel that I'm impersonating the dark unconscious of the whole human race. I know this sounds sick, but I love                     it.” Over the decades, he appeared in such notable screen thrillers as Tower of London, House of Wax, The Fly, The                     Tingler, Pit and the Pendulum, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, and Madhouse. But the real-life Vincent Price was also the                     personification of a complete Renaissance man who insisted: “A man who limits his interests limits his life.” This is the                     fascinating story behind the actor who became one of the most cultured—and popular—men of his time. From his                     appearances in more than 100 films and thousands of radio and TV shows the actor is well known. 

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
                    February 14th 2012
0802120075 (ISBN13: 9780802120076)
                    Full Service is not only a fascinating chronicle of Hollywood's sexual underground, but also exposes the hypocrisy of the                     major studios, who used actors to propagate a myth of a conformist, sexually innocent America knowing full well that                     their stars' personal lives differed dramatically from this family-friendly mold. As revelation-filled as Hollywood Babylon,                     Full Service provides a lost chapter in the history of the sexual revolution and is a testament to a man who provided sex,                     support, and affection to countless people.

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
                    January 1, 1933
                    ISBN 067972463X (ISBN13: 9780679724636)
                    The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was written in 1933 by Gertrude Stein in the guise of an autobiography authored by                     Alice B. Toklas, who was her lover. It is a fascinating insight into the art scene in Paris as the couple were friends with                     Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. They begin the war years in England but return to France, volunteering                     for the American Fund for the French Wounded, driving around France, helping the wounded and homeless. After the                     war Gertrude has an argument with T. S. Eliot after he finds one of her writings inappropriate. They become friends with                     Sherwood Anderson and Ernest Hemingway. It was written to make money and was indeed a commercial success.                     However, it attracted criticism, especially from those who appeared in the book and didn’t like the way they were                     depicted.

Tracy and Hepburn
                    November 10th 1971
                    ISBN 1556111029 (ISBN13: 9781556111020)

                    This classic Hollywood memoir is again available, now with a new foreword by the author. Spence Tracy and Kate                     Hepburn were the couple everyone knew of but no one really knew anything about. What kept these two opposites                     together makes for an interesting read.

Oppression as Process: The Case of Bayard Rustin
                    December 1st 2014
ISBN13 9783825374884
                    Revisionist history or other types of recovery work are commonly considered important steps towards liberation for                     marginalized individuals and groups. Yet, this volume argues that the mere act of ‘breaking the silence’ should not solely                     be seen in line with liberation, but also with the oppressive past that made this recovery work necessary. In order to                     illustrate the relevance of this insight when implemented in the analysis of concrete cases, this study both conducts such                     an examination and offers a theoretical framework to disclose the general social dynamics of oppression and liberation.                     Weaving together the theories of Norbert Elias and Pierre Bourdieu, this volume employs the case of Bayard Rustin                     (1912–1987), the African-American civil, labor and human rights activist and mentor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life in Letters
                    March 20th 2012
0872865789 (ISBN13: 9780872865785)
                    Bayard Rustin has been called the “lost prophet” of the civil rights movement. A master strategist and tireless activist, he                     is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held                     in the U.S. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement and played a deeply influential                     role in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to mold him into an international symbol of nonviolence. Despite these                     achievements, Rustin often remained in the background. He was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and                     fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era.

Split Image: the Life of Anthony Perkins
                    September 1st 1996
0525940642 (ISBN13: 9780525940647)
                    Compelling and surprising, here is the first in-depth look at the double life of one of the world's most recognizable film                     stars. Split Image insightfully and comprehensively documents the life of Anthony Perkins, who was forced to act the part                     of a sexy ladies' man while privately struggling with his own homosexuality. Years of careful research and more than 300                     interviews with prominent Hollywood figures went into this insightful book. of photos.

Idol: Rock Hudson
                    January 1st 1986
                    ISBN 0553266802 (ISBN13: 9780553266801)


The Amazon of Letters: The Life & Loves of Natalie Barney
                    February 1st, 1976
                    ISBN 0399118640 (ISBN13: 9780399118647)

Sal Mineo: A Biography
                    November 2nd, 2010
                    ISBN 0307718689 (ISBN13: 9780307718686)
                    Sal Mineo is probably most well-known for his unforgettable, Academy Award–nominated turn opposite James Dean in                     Rebel Without a Cause and his tragic murder at the age of thirty-seven. Finally, in this riveting new biography filled with                     exclusive, candid interviews with both Mineo’s closest female and male lovers and never-before-published photographs,                     Michael Gregg Michaud tells the full story of this remarkable young actor’s life, charting his meteoric rise to fame and                     turbulent career and private life. One of the hottest stars of the 1950s, Mineo grew up as the son of Sicilian immigrants in                     a humble Bronx flat. But by age eleven, he appeared on Broadway in Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo, and then                     as Prince Chulalongkorn in the original Broadway production of The King and I starring Yul Brynner and Gertrude                     Lawrence. 

Marie Equi: Radical Politics and Outlaw Passions
                    September 15th, 2015
                    ISBN 087071595X (ISBN13: 9780870715952)
                    Marie Equi explores the fiercely independent life of an extraordinary woman. Born of Italian-Irish parents in 1872, Marie                     Equi endured childhood labor in a gritty Massachusetts textile mill before fleeing to an Oregon homestead with her first                     longtime woman companion, who described her as impulsive, earnest, and kind-hearted. These traits, along with                     courage, stubborn resolve, and a passion for justice, propelled Equi through an unparalleled life journey. Equi self-                    studied her way into a San Francisco medical school and then obtained her license in Portland to become one of the first                     practicing woman physicians in the Pacific Northwest. From Pendleton, Portland, Seattle and beyond to Boston and San                     Francisco, she leveraged her professional status to fight for woman suffrage, labor rights, and reproductive freedom. 

Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin
                    August 5th 2003
0226142698 (ISBN13: 9780226142692)
                    One of the most important figures of the American civil rights movement, Bayard Rustin taught Martin Luther King Jr. the                     methods of Gandhi, spearheaded the 1963 March on Washington, and helped bring the struggle of African Americans to                     the forefront of a nation's consciousness. But despite his incontrovertibly integral role in the movement, the openly gay                     Rustin is not the household name that many of his activist contemporaries are. In exploring history's Lost Prophet,                     acclaimed historian John D'Emilio explains why Rustin's influence was minimized by his peers and why his brilliant                     strategies were not followed, or were followed by those he never meant to help.

Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life
                    April 2nd 2012
                    ISBN 0982000960 (ISBN13: 9780982000960)
                    Second Son is a story that intimately explores the transition experience of Ryan Salllans, born Kimberly Ann Sallans.                     The reader is pulled through Ryan's transition from infant to child, child to body-obsessed teenage girl, teenage girl to                     eating-disordered young woman, female to male, daughter to son, and finally a beloved partner to a cherished fiance'. A                     unique lens on life and love. Ryan candidly shares his struggle to find love and acceptance; a struggle that transcends                     through every layer of society. He nearly died from an extreme case of anorexia as an insecure female college student.                     The only thing that saved him was his inner spirit begging for a chance to live. ? Second Son chronicles Ryan's battle                     with his family, his romantic partner, and his body.

The Complete Stories of Truman Capote
                    January 1, 1993
                    ISBN140009691X (ISBN13: 9781400096916)

​                    A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The ​                    Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story. Ranging from the gothic South to the chic ​                    East Coast, from rural children to aging urban sophisticates, all the unforgettable places and people of Capote’s oeuvre ​                    are here, in stories as elegant as they are heartfelt, as haunting as they are compassionate. Reading them reminds us ​                    of the miraculous gifts of a beloved American original.

Tallulah: My Autobiography
                    January 1st 1951
                    ISBN 1578066352 (ISBN13: 9781578066353)

                    Tallulah: My Autobiography by Tallulah Bankhead In her own words, the life of the inimitable actress known for her daring                     ways and distinctive foghorn voice Her grandfather was a U. S. senator. Her uncle was a U. S. congressman. Her father                     was Speaker of the House. Although born to privilege in Alabama and groomed in a convent school, Tallulah Bankhead                     resolved not to be just another southern belle. Quickly she rose to the top and became an acclaimed actress of London's                     West End and on the Broadway stage. She originated the starring roles of Regina Giddens in Lillian Hellman's "The Little                     Foxes" and Sabina in Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth." Her Broadway performances brought her to the notice                     of Hollywood, and in 1944 she won a New York Film Critics Circle Award for her leading role in Alfred Hitchcock's                     "Lifeboat."

Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy
                    August 1st 2005
                    ISBN 081095897X (ISBN13: 9780810958975)
                    With her astounding beauty and enigmatic persona, Greta Garbo is the ultimate Hollywood icon. Critic Kenneth Tynan                     once declared, What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober. Though many books have tried                     to unlock the mystique of the Swedish Sphinx by focusing primarily on her personal life, Greta Garbo: A Cinematic                     Legacy is the first book to pay serious attention to what made her an icon - her twenty-four Hollywood films. As MGM's                     highest-paid star, Garbo had approval over story, co-star, director, and cinematographer, wielding power that few others                     could match - yet she was often at odds with the system that made her such a phenomenon.

The Maybelline Prince: Founder of DMK TransGenesis International, and Ambassador for Leadership in Human Rights with the Harvey Milk Foundation
                    February 19th 2014
                    ISBN 022654141X (ISBN13: 9780226541419)

                    The 1970s were known for free love and experimentation of all kinds. Nobody cared if you were gay, straight or bisexual,                     and the use of recreational drugs was common. In the midst of all this appeared a woman who had turned the head of Al                     Capone, helped found the famous Maybelline cosmetics company, and still possessed more than enough beauty,                     magnetism and allure to make men do more than they had ever thought they could do. 

Gore Vidal: A Biography
                    October 12th 1999
                    ISBN 038547704X (ISBN13: 9780385477048)
                    No writer since Hemingway has lived his life on as ambitious or international a scale as Gore Vidal, whose work, like                     Hemingway's, has become a prominent landmark in twentieth century American literature. Thanks to Vidal's complete                     cooperation and Kaplan's complete autonomy, this meticulously researched biography has all the glamour, sex, gossip,                     and family scandal one would expect. But more than that, Kaplan ties together the diversity and variety of his subject's                     work and life in a highly satisfying, utterly thorough study that will be the starting point for any critical and cultural                     analysis of Gore Vidal for years to come.

The Lost Autobiography of Samuel Steward: Recollections of an Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Gay Life
                    April 24th 2018
                    ISBN 022654141X (ISBN13: 9780226541419)

                    On August 21, 1978, a year before his seventieth birthday, Samuel Steward (1909–93) sat down at his typewriter in                     Berkeley, California, and began to compose a remarkable autobiography. No one but his closest friends knew the many                     different identities he had performed during his life: as Samuel Steward, he had been a popular university professor of                     English; as Phil Sparrow, an accomplished tattoo artist; as Ward Stames, John McAndrews, and Donald Bishop, a                     prolific essayist in the first European gay magazines; as Phil Andros, the author of a series of popular pornographic gay                     novels during the 1960s and 1970s.  And, as a compulsive record keeper, he had maintained a meticulous card-file index                     throughout his life that documented his 4,500 sexual encounters with more than 800 men.

Cary Grant: A Biography
                    September 27th 2005
                    ISBN 0307209830 (ISBN13: 9780307209832)

                    Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest star                     in cinema history. Exploring Grant’s troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities, as well as the                     magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood’s favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-                    five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant’s professional and private life and the first                     biography to reveal the real man behind the movie star.

Vincent Price
                    October 2nd 2019
                    ISBN 036898737X (ISBN13: 9780368987373)

                    Vincent Leonard Price Jr, born on May twenty-seventh, 1911, St Louis, Missouri, US, was an actor, art historian, art                     collector and gourmet cook, best known for his performances in horror films, although his career spanned other genres,                     including film noir, drama, mystery, thriller, and comedy. Price appeared on stage, TV, radio, and in more than 100                     movies, having 2 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for motion pictures and one for television.

Understanding Truman Capote
                    June 23rd 2014
                    ISBN 1611173418 (ISBN13: 9781611173413)

                    Truman Capote--along with his most famous works In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany's--continues to have a                     powerful hold over the American popular imagination. His glamorous lifestyle, which included hobnobbing with the rich                     and famous and frequenting the most elite nightclubs in Manhattan, makes him the subject of ongoing interest for public                     and academic audiences alike. In Understanding Truman Capote, Thomas Fahy provides a new direction for Capote                     studies that offers a way to reconsider the author's work.

Oscar Wilde
                    December 31st, 1987
                    ISBN 0394759842 (ISBN13: 9780394759845)

                    The biography sensitive to the tragic pattern of the story of a great subject: Oscar Wilde – psychologically and sexually                     complicated, enormously quotable, central to an. Alluring cultural world and someone whose life assumed an unbearably                     dramatic shape.

Oscar Wilde: A Certain Genius
                    October 3rd, 2000
                    ISBN 0679457348 (ISBN13: 9780679457343)

                    The 19th-century’s famous poet and author is often portrayed as a tragic figure, persecuted and shunned. In this fresh                     and engaging biography, Wilde emerges in his final years as a deeply moving human being who realizes his creative                     years are behind him and commits himself to a life of sexual freedom. The quotations that made his comedies triumph                     are woven into the narrative. Photo insert.

Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography
                    November 1st 1999
                    ISBN 0312267894 (ISBN13: 9780312267896)

                    Vincent Price is a true Hollywood legend, whose vast and distinguished career-as the voice of The Saint on the radio, in                     such unforgettable films as House of Wax and The Fly, and on the Broadway stage-spanned more than a half-century. In                     addition to being an icon of stage and screen large and small, Price was also an avid art collector, a gourmand, a                     dashing and relentless charmer, and a loving father. His daughter Victoria was born shortly before Price turned 51, at the                     height of his popularity. Though the star's busy film schedule took him in and out of his young daughter's life, he was                     always a larger-than-life presence and, simply, her father. Victoria adored him, and despite his harrowing schedule, their                     relationship was close. That is, until Price married his third wife, the headstrong and independent actress, Coral Browne.

Bayard Rustin: Troubles I've Seen: A Biography
                    February 1st 1997
                    ISBN 0060167025 (ISBN13: 9780060167028)

​                    Bayard Rustin's influence on American culture is perhaps immeasurable. He played a key role in infusing the Civil ​                    Rights movement with the principles of nonviolence; one of the movement's ablest strategists, he was responsible for ​                    organizing two of its most momentous events. In this biography, Jervis Anderson, who once worked with Rustin, ​                    describes the life of this leading Black intellectual from his imprisonment as a conscientious observer during WWII to his ​                    relationships with Dr. King, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Dorothy Height and the controversy he caused in his ​                    later years when he took issue with certain aspects of the Black Power movement. Written with the cooperation of ​                    Rustin's friends and colleagues, and with complete access to his personal papers, this is the definitive biography of one ​                    of the most important heroes of the Civil Rights movement.

The Harvey Milk Interviews: In His Own Words
                    May 1st 2010
                    ISBN 0972589880 (ISBN13: 9780972589888)

                    The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk's sense of humor, outrage over                     injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews Milk did for newspapers,                     radio, and television, in which he describes his life, struggles, strategies, and dreams. It includes transcripts from three                     famous debates between Milk and John Briggs over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. This groundbreaking                     treasure trove provides insights into how Milk viewed the economic, social, sexual, and political issues that shape our                     lives today.

Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Members of Their Entourages
                    October 7th 2013
                    ISBN 1936003376 (ISBN13: 9781936003372)
                    One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy                     Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame Tennessee                     Williams for A Streetcar Named Desire; Gore Vidal for his notorious homosexual novel, 'The City and the Pillar'; and                     Truman Capote for 'Other Voices, Other Rooms', a book that had been marketed with a photograph depicting Capote as                     a underaged sex object that caused as much controversy as the prose inside. Each of the three remained competitively                     and defiantly provocative throughout the course of his writing career. 

Conversations With Capote
                    January 1st 1985
                    ISBN 0306809443 (ISBN13: 9780306809446)

                    Who but Truman Capote would dare to say that about (among many, many others) Jacqueline Onassis, Norman Mailer,                     Montgomery Clift, André Gide, Marilyn Monroe, Lee Radziwill, Tennessee Williams, J. D. Salinger, Gore Vidal, and                     Elizabeth Taylor? Equally pointed is Capote's talk about himself-his childhood and early fame, his bouts with drugs and                     alcohol, his homosexuality, his assessment of his talent and his work, including In Cold Blood. He has definite opinions                     about good writing, and he isn't shy about saying who he thinks the biggest phonies are among his fellow writers.                     Conversations with Capote-which Capote intended to be the definitive in-depth interview-makes both the man and his                     times come alive and has what the San Diego Union called the "quality that will bring readers to it again and again."

A Biography of Gwendolyn Ann Smith
                    July 28th 2017
                    ISBN 1618460447 (ISBN13: 9781618460448)

                    Gwendolyn Ann Smith remembers when she was three years old, she adored, coveted, and so wanted to wear Mary                     Jane shoes: simple, black leather shoes with little straps across the instep. Practical and cute footwear that many little                     girls wore. Her parents said no; these shoes weren't for Gwen. She was confused and too young to understand why not.                     Finally, her parents told her that those shoes were for girls. And Gwen was a boy. That memory, one of her earliest,                     begins the story of her long journey to become herself.

When Harvey Milk Wasn't Harvey Milk
                    March 9th 2018
                    In November 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. I was seventeen years old then,                     and living nearby in Oakland. I was excited that, after the harm caused by Anita Bryant's homophobic campaign in Dade                     County, Florida, at least one place in the United States would be making progress in what we narrowly referred to as                     "gay rights." Within one year, we lost Harvey in an act of workplace violence that also killed Mayor George Moscone. 
                    This approximately 2,700 word essay covers a portion of 1970s San Francisco LGBT history, but it emphasizes that                     history from a personal vantage point. Each LGBT person who was around then has different memories, and if we recall                     those memories carefully we can contribute something.

Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career
                    December 1st 1997
                    ISBN 0385491735 (ISBN13: 9780385491730)

                    He was the most social of writers, and at the height of his career, he was the very nexus of the glamorous worlds of the                     arts, politics and society, a position best exemplified by his still legendary Black and White Ball. Truman truly knew                     everyone, and now the people who knew him best tell his remarkable story to bestselling author and literary lion, George                     Plimpton. Using the oral-biography style that made his Edie (edited with Jean Stein) a bestseller, George Plimpton has                     blended the voices of Capote's friends, lovers, and colleagues into a captivating and narrative. Here we see the entire                     span of Capote's life, from his Southern childhood, to his early days in New York; his first literary success with the                     publication of Other Voices, Other Rooms; his highly active love life; the groundbreaking excitement of In Cold Blood, the                     first "nonfiction novel"; his years as a jet-setter; and his final days of flagging inspiration, alcoholism, and isolation. 

Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John
                    June 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0879517085 (ISBN13: 9780879517083)

                    Sally Cline uses new material to explore the connections between Hall's writings, life, and milieu, creating a biography                     that is both a signal contribution to women's studies and a marvelous read.

Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space
                    June 3rd, 2014
                    ISBN 1476725764 (ISBN13: 9781476725765)
                    The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and                     partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive                     elite. Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include                     women, she broke through a quarter-century of white male fighter jocks when NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle                     mission, cracking the celestial ceiling and inspiring several generations of women. After a second flight, Ride served on                     the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. In both instances                     she faulted NASA’s rush to meet mission deadlines and its organizational failures. She cofounded a company promoting                     science and education for children, especially girls.

All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson
                    December 4th 2018
                    ISBN 0062408879 (ISBN13: 9780062408877)

                    Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment                     of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s, Hudson reigned supreme as the king of                                       Hollywood. As an Oscar-nominated leading man, Hudson won acclaim for his performances in glossy melodramas                     (Magnificent Obsession), western epics (Giant) and blockbuster bedroom farces (Pillow Talk). In the ‘70s and ‘80s,                     Hudson successfully transitioned to television; his long-running series McMillan & Wife and a recurring role on Dynasty                     introduced him to a whole new generation of fans.

The Sex Lives of Famous Gays
                    February 24th 2014
                    Over the years some gay men, such as Oscar Wilde, suffered for their sexuality. Others, such as Quentin Crisp, made a                     career out of it. Noel Coward could not have been more camp. J. Edgar Hoover hid his sexuality whilst openly                                       persecuting other homosexuals, T. E. Lawrence probably died because he could not come to terms with his sexual                     needs. Joe Orton died because his partner could not accept them, while for Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima death itself                     was a sexual act. Sex Lives of the Famous Gays contains a richly diverse collection of gay lives - from the noble and                     heroic, through the comically camp to the compellingly creepy. Its cast includes poets, playwrights, novelists, soldiers,                     dancers, film directors, actors, entertainers and models. 

Rock Hudson
                    June 17th 2004
                    ISBN 1861058551 (ISBN13: 9781861058553)

​                    This is the first full account of Rock Hudson’s career and private life to appear since his death in 1985. With frankness, ​                    David Bret discusses every aspect of the actor’s life: his painful childhood, his scores of male lovers, the constant ​                    pressures of concealing his homosexuality from the press, and four decades of box-office success. Drawn from new ​                    material—including candid interviews given by Hudson himself and withdrawn until after his death—Bret’s portrait of this ​                    warm-hearted actor also sheds light on his later life. Rock Hudson was the first major public figure to announce he had ​                    AIDS, and his search for a cure drew international attention. After his death, his long-time lover successfully sued his ​                    estate, again calling attention to the homosexuality the star had hidden for most of his career.

The Absolute Joy of Work: From Vermont to Broadway, Hollywood, and Damn Near 'Round the World
                    September 7th 2016
1629330833 (ISBN13: 9781629330839)
                    Discover the more than twenty New York stage productions, countless tours around the country, hundreds of TV and                     radio shows, gold records, and the many films in which he appeared. His resume reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood,                     including his associations with Debbie Reynolds, Elizabeth Taylor, Angela Lansbury, Bert Lahr, David Merrick, Ray                     Bolger, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Jane Powell, and Janet Leigh. His life story reverberates with ecstasy and anxiety,                     yet through it all, the absolute joy of his work overcame all obstacles, and he achieved more in his life than most people                     could dream. The autobiography of Carleton Carpenter. 20 chapters. Introduction by Debbie Reynolds. More than 60                     rare photos tracing his more-than seventy-year career. Carpenter was an out bisexual.

Son of Oscar Wilde
                    September 10th, 1956
                    ISBN 0786707011 (ISBN13: 9780786707010)
                    With its thirty-three previously unpublished Oscar Wilde letters and its poignant recollections of a man as spontaneous,                     humane, and sincere as he was prodigiously witty, Vyvyan Holland's memoir of his famous father has come to be                     regarded as a biographical classic in Wildean studies. Sharply observed, vivid, and dispassionate, it offers not only an                     unforgettable portrait of Wilde himself, his circle of friends, and his band of persecutors, but also a touching chronicle of                     Holland's own childhood, of the loneliness he experienced as the son of a remarkable, notorious father and of his                     emergence from the shadows of cruel injustice and dark scandal.

Sex Variant Woman: The Life of Jeannette Howard Foster
                    June 10th, 2008
                    ISBN 0786718226 (ISBN13: 9780786718221)
                    Jeannette Howard Foster was to lesbianism in the mid-twentieth century what out authors such as Gore Vidal and                     James Baldwin were to gay men. She unapologetically blew the lid off Cold War sexual repression in 1956 with her Sex                     Variant Women in Literature-the first-ever study of homosexual, bisexual, and cross-dressing characters appearing in                     more than 300 works, from ancient times to the present. Joanne Passet’s Sex Variant Woman is a fascinating portrait of                     Foster, who served as the first librarian at the Kinsey Institute before leaving to publish her controversial book. It is also a                     riveting look into the pre-Stonewall past, the intense sexual repression and persecution endured by homosexuals, the                     groundbreaking advances put forth by a cadre of activists, and the rise of feminism and gay and lesbian liberation                     decades later.

HARVEY MILK: The Politics of Hope
                    September 4th 2017
                     ASIN B075DDVJBS

                    Harvey Milk is a name that is beginning to resonate as widely as that of Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X or Steve Biko.
                    The Californian politician was a ground breaker for the civil rights for a different, but still vulnerable, group of society.                     Harvey Milk was gay. And, at a time when it was easier and safer to hide your sexuality under a cloak of perceived                     decency, he was prepared to risk everything to promote the rights of these American citizens. In this book, we will look at                     his life. We will discover how the little-known businessman living in a Californian community, sought and gained political                     office.

American Legends: The Life of Rock Hudson
                    December 19th 2013
                    ISBN 0062408879 (ISBN13: 9780062408877)

                    In the middle of the 20th century, there was perhaps no leading man as famous and popular as Rock Hudson, who                     would star in both comedies and dramas on the way to being named one of the Top 10 Stars of the Year for eight years                     straight (1957-1964). Whether he was starring in a comedy with Doris Day or in a drama opposite Elizabeth Taylor, the                     tall, impeccably dressed actor couldn’t help but make girls in the audience swoon, and he was recognized as one of                     Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs. The success of his peak years ensured that Hudson would remain a star over the                     course of 4 decades, and he appeared in about 70 films during his career.

Our Three Selves: The Life Of Radclyffe Hall
                    October 1st, 1986
                    ISBN 0688043852 (ISBN13: 9780688043858)

Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989
                    May 11th, 2018
                    ISBN 1938334299 (ISBN13: 9781938334290)
                    Pat Parker and Audre Lorde first met in 1969; they began exchanging letters regularly five years later. Over the next                     fifteen years, Lorde and Parker shared ideas, advice, and confidences through the mail. They sent each other                                       handwritten and typewritten letters and postcards often with inserted items including articles, money, and video tapes.                     Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989 gathers this correspondence for readers to                     eavesdrop on Lorde and Parker. They discuss their work as writers as well as intimate details of their lives, including                     periods when each lived with cancer. Sister Love is a rare opportunity to glimpse inside the minds and friendship of two                     great twentieth century poets.

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love
                    September 24th, 2019
                    ISBN 0062906402 (ISBN13: 9780062906403)
                    Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t                     always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care                     expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why                     he was so…over the top. 

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
                    January 1st 1982
                    ISBN 0312019009 (ISBN13: 9780312019006)

                    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 of personal tragedies and political intrigues, assassination in City Hall and massive riots in the                     streets, the miscarriage of justice and the consolidation of gay power and gay hope.

Sex Lives of the Hollywood Goddesses
                    January 1st 2003
                    ISBN 1853755249 (ISBN13: 9781853755248)
                    Prion's internationally bestselling Sex Lives series presents lighthearted accounts of the sexual escapades of major                     figures in history, politics, religion, the arts, and film. Irreverent and gossipy, the books are packed with carnal tidbits and                     eye-opening revelations. Sex has long been the common currency of the Hollywood Dream Factory. Early movie moguls                     packed their epics with ravishing dancing girls and frequently used the casting couch to determine who should be                     rocketed to stardom.

Double Play: The Hidden Passions Behind the Double Assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk
                    January 1st 1984
                    ISBN 0982565054 (ISBN13: 9780982565056)

                    After assassinating San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, killer Dan White was given only                     a mild sentence for manslaughter. This true crime thriller explains why White killed the two politicians, and how he got                     away with murder. This new expanded edition reveals for the first time how after his release from prison White confessed                     his true murderous intent and his secret plan to kill two more politicians. A companion DVD provides unseen television                     interviews and the never-before-available recording of White's gut-wrenching confession.

Rock Hudson Erotic Fire
                    September 1st 2017
1936003554 (ISBN13: 9781936003556)

​                    Rock Hudson reigned in the late 1950s and early 60s as Hollywood s greatest ambisexual swordsman, seducing icons ​                    who included Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Joan Crawford, and Lauren Bacall, as well ​                    as hundreds of other lesser-known players willing to share some Pillow Talk. Mamie Van Doren, one of Hollywood's ​                    bustiest, most provocative, and most promiscuous bombshells, asserted loudly that the boulder that Rock s agent ​                    named him after was a big one. 

No Compromise: The Story of Harvey Milk
                    September 1st 2009
                    ISBN 1599351293 (ISBN13: 9781599351292)
                    A young adult biography of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk