The Journey Out: A Guide for and About Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens
                     November 1st, 1995
                     ISBN 0140372547 (ISBN13: 9780140372540)

                     Discovering your sexuality – gay or straight – can be a process filled with confusing, often difficult decisions. How do                      you begin to sort it all out? The Journey Out provides commonsense advice for dealing with issues confronting today’s                      lesbian, gay, or bisexual youth: self-acceptance, telling (or not telling) your family and friends, dating and finding love,                      dealing with homophobia and harassment, and coping with issues of religion and spirituality. You’ll learn the most up-to-                     date facts on legal and health issues, and information on current gay political and youth movements, plus the resources                      available to teens around the country. Most importantly, you’ll learn that you never have to be alone in your journey. 

The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture
                     September 1, 2016
                     ISBN 1438461771 (ISBN13: 9781438461779)

                     LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry—but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian                      activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar—and from recent memory. The                      Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festivals, bookstores, and support                      spaces built by and for lesbians in the era of woman-identified activism. Through the stories unfolding in these chapters,                      anyone unfamiliar with the Michigan festival, Olivia Records, or the women’s bookstores once dotting the urban                      landscape will gain a better understanding of the era in which artists and activists first dared to celebrate lesbian lives.                      This book offers the backstory to the culture we are losing to mainstreaming and assimilation. 

Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950-1965
                     May 10th, 2005
                     ISBN 1573442100 (ISBN13: 9781573442107)

                     Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of                      the cheaply produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post–World War II era. In 1950, publisher Fawcett Books founded                      its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction. These were the books that small-town lesbians and                      prurient men bought by the millions — cheap, easy to find in drugstores, and immediately recognizable by their lurid                      covers. For women leading straight lives, here was confirmation that they were not alone and that darkly glamorous,                      "gay" places like Greenwich Village existed. 

Gay Sex
                     May 15th, 2017
                     ASIN B0716XQBXL

                     Everyone who has had an ex-lover, contemplated on; should they have sex with their ex? Life can lead you in                      mysterious ways. In many directions, with no control. Sex teaches us about love and self-awareness. Rather it's a good                      or bad experience. Sex is a powerful tool.

Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage
                     January 28th, 1997
                     ISBN 0415929261 (ISBN13: 9780415929264)

                     The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to this impressive body of work. It                      provides overviews of gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods; in-depth critical essays                      on major gay and lesbian authors in world literature; and briefer treatments of other topics and figures important in                      appreciating the rich and varied gay and lesbian literary traditions.

Fashioning Sapphism: The Origins of a Modern English Lesbian Culture
                    December 27th, 2000
                    ISBN 0231110073 (ISBN13: 9780231110075)

                    The highly publicized obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall's The Well of Loneliness (1928) is generally recognized as the                     crystallizing moment in the construction of a visible modern English lesbian culture, marking a great divide between                     innocence and deviance, private and public, New Woman and Modern Lesbian. Yet despite unreserved agreement on                     the importance of this cultural moment, previous studies often reductively distort our reading of the formation of early                     twentieth-century lesbian identity, either by neglecting to examine in detail the developments leading up to the ban or by                     framing events in too broad a context against other cultural phenomena. 

Fragmented Citizens: The Changing Landscape of Gay and Lesbian Lives
                    May 24th, 2016
                    ISBN 1479809128 (ISBN13: 9781479809127)

                    The landmark Supreme Court decision in June 2015 legalizing the right to same-sex marriage marked a major victory in                     gay and lesbian rights in the United States. Once subject to a patchwork of laws granting legal status to same-sex                     couples in some states and not others, gay and lesbian Americans now enjoy full legal status for their marriages                     wherever they travel or reside in the country. For many, the Supreme Court's ruling means that gay and lesbian citizens                     are one step closer to full equality with the rest of America.

The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
                     November 8th, 1999
                     ISBN 0674004418 (ISBN13: 9780674004412)

                     Michael Warner, one of our most brilliant social critics, argues that gay marriage and other moves toward normalcy are                      bad not just for the gays but for everyone. In place of sexual status quo, Warner offers a vision of true sexual autonomy                      that will forever change the way we think about sex, shame, and identity.

Out of the Ordinary: Representations of LGBT Lives
                     May 1st, 2012
                     ISBN 1443837431 (ISBN13: 9781443837439)

                     Out of the Ordinary: Representations of LGBT Lives is a book that introduces readers to the politics and practices of                      representation as they apply to the lives and perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups and                      individuals. The chapters collected in this volume issue a challenge to the ordinariness of heterosexuality, and an                      associated invisibility of those who are situated outside of or beyond the ordinary. The book demonstrates that social                      and cultural representations serve as both a site of fruitful reinvention and a battleground for the emergence and                      visibility of 'non-normative' voices and interests. 

Our Happy Hours, LGBT Voices from the Gay Bars
                     October 29th, 2017
                     ASIN B076ZPDHJ3

                     During the days and nights following the massacre at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the world listened as                      various spokespersons attempted to explain to the general public exactly what the gay bar/club meant to LGBTQI                      people. The words “safe place,” “refuge,” “free to be ourselves” flew through the air. We queer writers grappled with the                      tragedy alongside our brothers and sisters. How could we express our feelings about the places where we could drop all                      pretense of conforming to the hetero-normative society’s rules? What words could we gather to let the rest of the world                      know the pain we felt upon losing so many beautiful strangers on a night in June and in a place that had been one of our                      havens? 

Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
                    March 1st, 1991
                    ISBN 0231110936 (ISBN13: 9780231110938)

                    This classic text draws upon fieldwork and interviews to explore the ways gay men and lesbians are constructing their                     own notions of kinship by drawing on the symbolism of love, friendship, and biology.

                     June 14th, 2002
                     ISBN 1560253770 (ISBN13: 9781560253778)

                     Gays and lesbians have traveled a long road from persecution to toleration and from fashionable to establishment.                      Terms of abuse that have long been weapons used to oppress the gay community have now been reclaimed as                      expressions of liberation and freedom. With wit and panache, Queer explores all avenues of gay life from avant-garde                      fashion to popular cartoon strips, from radical politics to global persecution. Included is a wide range of topics,                      magnificent spreads of personalities and icons, entertainment value, and many profoundly touching issues of our time. 

On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual
                     October 28th, 1971
                     ISBN 0143106961 (ISBN13: 9780143106968)

                     Originally published in 1971, On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in                      America. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote an essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled “What                      It Means To Be a Homosexual” in response to a homophobic article in Harper’s Magazine. Miller’s writing, described as                      “the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade,” along with an afterword chronicling his inspiration and                      readers’ responses, became On Being Different — one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out.                      This updated edition includes a foreword by Dan Savage and an afterword by Charles Kaiser to highlight the impact of                      Miller’s classic work.

The LGBT Casebook
                     April 16th, 2012
                     ISBN 1585624217 (ISBN13: 9781585624218)

                     The LGBT Casebook begins with five chapters devoted to basic concerns that affect LGBT populations, including                      coming out, heterosexist attitudes, the “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality, legal issues, gay parenting, and sexual identity in                      patient-therapist relationships. In the rest of the book, clinician-authors present case studies of 20 patients with different                      DSM diagnoses, illuminating the impact of LGBT identity and illustrating a way of working with each presented patient.                      Features and benefits of The LGBT Casebook include: - Insights into the unique problems LGBT people face in their                      everyday lives when compared with heterosexual individuals.- Problems that are common to all LGBT individuals, such                      as the anxiety of being in the closet (hiding one’s identity) or coming out (embracing one’s identity)

What If? Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian
                     January 1st, 2013
                     ISBN 1442482982 (ISBN13: 9781442482982)

                     No question goes unanswered in this important book about being gay. All the basics—and not-so-basics—are covered                      in more than one hundred questions asked by real teens. Whether you’re curious about your own sexual orientation or                      looking to understand and support someone close to you, this book contains an abundance of answers. Primarily                      targeted at young adults, this indispensable guide also includes a chapter especially for parents as well as an appendix                      packed with additional resources.

Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World
                     May 3rd, 2016
                     ISBN 0300218036 (ISBN13: 9780300218039)

                     In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the                      ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay                      liberation era, this book examines a period in which increased visibility made acceptance of homosexuality one of the                      measures of modernity. Woods shines a revealing light on the diverse, informal networks of gay people in the arts and                      other creative fields. Uneasily called “the Homintern” (an echo of Lenin’s “Comintern”) by those suspicious of an                      international homosexual conspiracy, such networks connected gay writers, actors, artists, musicians, dancers,                      filmmakers, politicians, and spies.

You're in the Wrong Bathroom!
September 1st, 2017
                    ISBN 0807033898 (ISBN13: 9780807033890)
                    Debunks the most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues from Laverne Cox to Caitlyn Jenner to                     Thomas Beattie to transgender youth, coverage of transgender lives has been exploding over the last few years. Despite                     being covered in the media, misinformation about the trans community persists. Bringing together the medical, social,                     psychological, and political aspects of being transgender today in the United States.

Cruising Utopia
                    November 30th, 2009
                    ISBN 0814757286 (ISBN13: 9780814757284)

                    Cruising Utopia seeks to break the present stagnancy by cruising ahead. Drawing on the work of Ernst Bloch, José                     Esteban Muñoz recalls the queer past for guidance in presaging its future. He considers the work of seminal artists and                     writers such as Andy Warhol, LeRoi Jones, Frank O'Hara, Ray Johnson, Fred Herko, Samuel Delany, and Elizabeth                     Bishop, alongside contemporary performance and visual artists like Dynasty Handbag, My Barbarian, Luke Dowd, Tony                     Just, and Kevin McCarty in order to decipher the anticipatory illumination of art and its uncanny ability to open windows                     to the future. In a startling repudiation of what the LGBT movement has held dear, Muñoz contends that queerness is                     instead a futurity bound phenomenon, a "not yet here" that critically engages pragmatic presentism. Part manifesto, part                     love-letter to the past and the future, Cruising Utopia argues that the here and now are not enough and issues an urgent                     call for the revivification of the queer political imagination.

Queer Theories
                     October 30th, 2002
                     ISBN 0333775406 (ISBN13: 9780333775400)

                     Queer Theories explores and aggressively expands the provocative new field of sexual identity studies. It covers the                      history of the terms "gay" and "lesbian" as identity categories, the reclamation of the word "queer" as a term of radical                      self-identification, and the recent challenges to sexual identity studies posed by transgender and bisexual theories.                      Donald E. Hall also offers concrete applications of the abstract theories that he explores with imaginative new readings                      of works such as "The Yellow Wallpaper," Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Orlando, and The Color Purple.

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns
                    June 12th, 2018
                    ISBN 1620104997 (ISBN13: 9781620104996)

                    Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender                     dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace. The                     longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and                     how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify                     outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world. 

The Lesbian Community
                     May 1st, 1979

                     ISBN 0520036573 (ISBN13: 9780520036574)

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¡Cuéntamelo!: Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants
                    ¡Cuéntamelo! is a collection of bilingual oral histories and illustrations by LGBT Latinx immigrants who arrived in the U.S.                     during the 80s and 90s. Stories of repression in underground Havana in the 60s; and coming out trans in Catholic Puerto                     Rico in the 80s.

An American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society
                    December 15th, 1999
                    ISBN 0226793672 (ISBN13: 9780226793672)

                    Drawing on original research from medical texts, psychiatric case histories, pioneering statistical surveys, first-person                     accounts, legal cases, sensationalist journalism, and legislative debates, Jennifer Terry has written a nuanced and                     textured history of how the century-old obsession with homosexuality is deeply tied to changing American anxieties                     about social and sexual order in the modern age. Terry's overarching argument is compelling: that homosexuality served                     as a marker of the "abnormal" against which malleable, tenuous, and often contradictory concepts of the "normal" were                     defined. 

From Ace to Ze: The Little Book of LGBT Terms
                    May 10th, 2018
                    ASIN B07CVFSTDG

                    Language is one of the key paths to awareness, acceptance and empowerment but honestly, it can be confusing for                     many people. This easy-to-use dictionary introduces some of the most essential terminology surrounding gender,                     sexuality and LGBTQIA+ identity. If you have questions about yourself or about the terminology, or even if you’re simply                     interested in learning more, this essential guide will help you navigate the world with knowledge and kindness.

Joining the Tribe: Growing Up Gay and Lesbian in the '90s
                     August 1st, 1995
                     ISBN 0385475004 (ISBN13: 9780385475006)

                     As our country struggles to accept its gay and lesbian citizens, the debate for gay civil rights often focuses on the issue                      of choice, with the majority of Americans believing that to be gay is a choice, one that's embraced for its lifestyle. This                      belief ignores the presence and experience of one segment of the gay and lesbian population: its youth. In Joining The                      Tribe, journalist Linnea Due travels America to create a portrait of gay and lesbian teenagers as an endangered and                      vulnerable community whose diversity, courage, and resiliency will inspire gay and straight readers alike. By vividly                      documenting the lives of gay and lesbian teenagers, Due shows that homosexuality is not about choice. It's about fights                      in the schoolyard, whispers in the locker room, cruel classmates, and oblivious or abusive parents. 

Queens in the Kingdom: The Ultimate Gay & Lesbian Guide to the Disney Theme Parks
                     April 15th, 2003
                     ISBN 1598800612 (ISBN13: 9781598800616)

                     Queen team Jeffrey Epstein and Eddie Shapiro help queer travelers discover the Disney theme parks in the completely                      updated new edition of this must-have guidebook. With a blend of wit and Cruella-like cattiness, Epstein and Shapiro                      rate the rides, shows, and attractions and offer advice on everything from fun “Fairy Facts” of behind-the-scenes park                      trivia and the surrounding gay nightlife to candid tips on where to steal a private moment with a loved one. Find out the                      authors’ “top picks” and what rates as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span
                    August 23rd, 2007
                    ISBN 0789026902 (ISBN13: 9780789026903)

                    LGBT persons face multiple challenges when entering the coming out process, regardless of their age or place in                     society. Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons Across the Life Span is a comprehensive guide to the coming out                     process for LGBT individuals, how to prepare for disclosure, and how disclosure is received in various groups. The book                     examines sexual orientation and identities; developmental models of coming out; disclosure in adolescence, midlife, or                     later; coming out to parents and family members; and disclosure outside the family. The book also provides practitioners                     with guidelines for working with clients who want to make disclosures.

Rising Up
                     June 8th, 2006
                     ISBN 1411691733 (ISBN13: 9781411691735)

                     Joe Perez looks at the common issues facing gays in personal, cultural, social, and political dimensions within a "theory                      of everything" called STEAM. Building on the work of integral theorists including Ken Wilber, Don Beck, and Jim Marion,                      Perez shows how STEAM can build bridges across the divides. The topics include responding to religious                                           conservatives; why liberals and conservatives alike miss the big picture; how to make HIV/AIDS prevention efforts more                      effective; how to renew faith, purpose, and dedication to truth.

Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps
                     January 14th, 2003
                     ISBN 0312252676 (ISBN13: 9780312252670)

                     Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring, mostly between the                      covers of the cheaply produced pulp paperbacks of the post-World War II era. Cultural critic Michael Bronski collects a                      sampling of these now little-known gay erotic writings—some by writers long forgotten, some never known and a few                      now famous. Through them, Bronski challenges many long-held views

Another Mother Tongue
                    September 28th, 1985
                    ISBN 0807079111 (ISBN13: 9780807079119)

                    Examines the life styles of gay men and women and discusses the role of gay culture in mainstream society.

Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
                     December 1st, 1978
                     ISBN 1888553103 (ISBN13: 9781888553109)

                     Uses of the Erotic shines among Audre Lorde's powerful legacy of speeches and essays and has influenced feminist                      thinking for more than 15 years. The false dichotomies that Lorde debunks persist in our cultural imagination: the                      separation of the erotuc from the spiritual and political. Now, Kore Press brings this essay into stand-alone focus,                      reprinting it in a fine, handbound pamphlet illustrated with photographs by Tucson photographer Camille Bonzani.                      Designed by book artist Nancy Solomon, the essay is offset, and letterpress printed in an edition of 1000.

Boy Crazy: Why Monogamy Is So Hard for Gay Men and What You Can Do About It
                    November 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 1593500718 (ISBN13: 9781593500719)

                    A thorough, serious examination of monogamy and the gay male that asks, “Why is monogamy so difficult for gay men?”                     and “What can male couples do to maintain relationship satisfaction knowing in advance that monogamy is unlikely?”                     This will be the first book to use cutting-edge sex and brain research to examine monogamy in the gay male community,                     revealing the conclusion that gay men find long-term monogamy extremely challenging. The book explores such topics                     as “Challenges to Gay Monogamy” and “Hardwired Sexuality.”

Disasterama! Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997
                    October 8th, 2019
                    ISBN13 9781941110829

                    Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997, is the true story of Alvin Orloff who, as a shy kid from the suburbs                     of San Francisco, stumbled into the wild eclectic crowd of Crazy Club Kids, Punk Rock Nutters, Goofy Goofballs,                     Fashion Victims, Disco Dollies, Happy Hustlers, and Dizzy Twinks of post-Stonewall American queer culture of the late                     1970s, only to see the “subterranean lavender twilit shadow world of the gay ghetto” ravished by AIDS in the                                         1980s.Orloff looks past the politics of AIDS to the people on the ground, friends of his who did not survive AIDS’ wrath                         the boys in black leather jackets and cackling queens in tacky frocks—remembering them not as victims, but as                     people who loved life, loved fun, and who were a part of the insane jigsaw of Orloff’s friends. 

Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life
                     June 1st, 2011
                     ISBN 0761156704 (ISBN13: 9780761156703)

                     A big book of manners for the more than 15 million lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the United States                      and Canada and the people who love them, work with them, and live with them. Written by Steven Petrow, the go-to                      authority on the subject—he’s the same-sex wedding expert at The New York Times and a columnist for The Huffington                      Post, Yahoo’s Shine,, and the “Q” Syndicate (with distribution to more than 100 LGBT newspapers                      and websites)—this is the definitive book of LGBT etiquette.

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform
                     January 31st, 2012
                     ISBN 1849350884 (ISBN13: 9781849350884)

                     Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans,                      rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an                      end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family? As backrooms are shut down to make way for wedding vows, and                      gay sexual culture morphs into “straight-acting dudes hangin’ out,” what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that                      challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle?

                     March 24th, 1995
                     ISBN 0674406206 (ISBN13: 9780674406209)

                     Acclaimed for his intricate, incisive, and often controversial explorations of art, literature, and society, Leo Bersani now                      addresses homosexuality in America. Hardly a day goes by without the media focusing an often-sympathetic beam on                      gay life--and, with AIDS, on gay death. Gay plays on Broadway, big book awards to authors writing on gay subjects,                      Hollywood movies with gay themes, gay and lesbian studies at dozens of universities, openly gay columnists and even                      editors at national mainstream publications, political leaders speaking in favor of gay rights: it seems that straight                      America has finally begun to listen to homosexual America.

The Myth Of The Modern Homosexual: Queer History And The Search For Cultural Unity
                     October 1st, 1997
                     ISBN 0304338923 (ISBN13: 9780304338924)

                     Rictor Norton presents the evidence that queers are part of a centuries old history, possessing a unified historical                      cultural identity.

Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America
                     December 19th, 1996
                     ISBN 080707943X (ISBN13: 9780807079430)

                     This pioneering collection of essays explores some of the many and varied ways that women might use a particular idea                      of being lesbian to invent themselves, to understand how they are connected in the world, and to imagine notions of                      community. Focused through an anthropological lens, contributors explore a wide range of expressions that bind                      different lesbian communities together—from dance club culture to lesbian wedding ceremonies, from lesbian life in the                      1920s to lesbian motherhood today. As a whole, Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America shows how communities and                      identities allow for a sense of collective meaning for lesbians today. Defined in terms of culture, the activities, alliances,                      and identities that make up the experience of being lesbian imbue their lives with dignity and stability. 

Fantabulosa: Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang
                    December 1, 2002
                    ISBN 0826459617 (ISBN13: 9780826459619)

                    Polari has been the secret language of gay men and women throughout the twentieth century. But more than a                     language, Polari is an attitude. From the prisons and music halls of Edwardian England to Kenneth Williams, American                     GIs in London, and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Polari has been used to laugh, bitch, gossip, and cruise. Like all                     slang, Polari is an ever-changing vocabulary. Derived from words used by criminals, circus artists, beggars and                     prostitutes, it also employs elements of Italian, Yiddish, French, rhyming slang, and backslang. 

The Girls Next Door: Into the Heart of Lesbian America
                     January 1st, 1996
                     ISBN 0684839571 (ISBN13: 9780684839578) 
                     What Tom Wolfe did for astronauts and Roger Angell did for baseball, journalists Lindsy Van Gelder and Pamela Robin                      Brandt do for lesbians in this landmark book. Long misperceived as a separatist coven, a default option, or a sort of                      ladies' auxiliary to the gay men's movement, lesbian life has achieved a new visibility in the past few years. But for all                      the interest in who's out and who's not (yet), there's been surprisingly little understanding of the diversity and richness of                      lesbian experience.

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970
                     June 15th, 1983
                     ISBN 0226142671 (ISBN13: 9780226142678)

                     With thorough documentation of the oppression of homosexuals and biographical sketches of the lesbian and gay                      heroes who helped the contemporary gay culture to emerge, Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities supplies the definitive                      analysis of the homophile movement in the U.S. from 1940 to 1970. John D’Emilio’s new preface and afterword examine                      the conditions that shaped the book and the growth of gay and lesbian historical literature.

Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are
                     January 19th, 2017
                     ISBN 1785922408 (ISBN13: 9781785922404)

                     Imagine what it must be like to feel you are a woman 'trapped' in a man's body. Or a man 'trapped' in a woman's body.                      And what happens if you decide to reject your birth gender and become a trans man or a trans woman? Drawing on                      over one hundred interviews with individuals, this book is a compilation of the voices of those who have decided to                      undergo transition - both male-to-female and female-to-male. The book details the diverse experiences and challenges                      faced by those who transition, exploring a range of topics such as hormone treatments; reassignment surgeries; coming                      out; sex and sexuality; physical, emotional and mental health; transphobia; discrimination; and hate crime, as well as                      highlighting the lives of non-binary individuals and those who cross-dress to form a wider understanding of the varied                      ways in which people experience gender.

Gay Privilege
                     May 14th, 2017
                     ASIN B072BVHHK2

                     Equal rights and privileges for the LGBT community throughout the world. Forced into a world of greed and deception;                      gays & lesbians had to become masters of their identity. Rising above the norm, the LGBT people became a force to                      reckon with. Forcing the American government to grant equal rights for all. Shaping this world into something beautiful                      by bringing color and light to the dark ages. Being gay is not just a privilege, but a gift of life.

A Fragile Union: New and Selected Writings
                    September 19th, 1998
                    ISBN 157344040X (ISBN13: 9781573440400)

                    A Fragile Union is the long-awaited collection from feminist historian Joan Nestle. Nestle explores the “fragile unions” of                     contemporary lesbian life, both personal and historic.

Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties
                    September 2nd, 2015
                    ISBN 1469623781 (ISBN13: 9781469623788)

                    In this innovative and revealing study of midcentury American sex and culture, Amanda Littauer traces the origins of the                     "sexual revolution" of the 1960s. She argues that sexual liberation was much more than a reaction to 1950s repression                     because it largely involved the mainstreaming of a counterculture already on the rise among girls and young women                     decades earlier. From World War II–era "victory girls" to teen lesbians in the 1940s and 1950s, these nonconforming                     women and girls navigated and resisted intense social and interpersonal pressures to fit existing mores, using the                     upheavals of the era to pursue new sexual freedoms. 

 No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies​ 
                     October 28th, 2016
                     ISBN 0822362228 (ISBN13: 9780822362227)

                     The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together                      nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and                      sexuality. Building on the foundations laid by the earlier volume, this collection's contributors speak new truths about the                      black queer experience while exemplifying the codification of black queer studies as a rigorous and important field of                      study. Topics include "raw" sex, pornography, the carceral state, gentrification, gender nonconformity, social media, the                      relationship between black feminist studies and black trans studies, the black queer experience throughout the black                      diaspora, and queer music, film, dance, and theater. 

Coming Out Through Fire: Surviving the Trauma of Homophobia
                    January 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0829812938 (ISBN13: 9780829812930)

                    Ellen DeGeneres and other public figures have broadened mainstream understanding and acceptance of homosexuality.                     But in churches across the United States, lesbians and gays are condemned to hell or are considered sinners "beyond                     repair." They encounter people who are homophobic, and these recurring rejections cause serious psychological and                     spiritual side effects. Coming Out through Fire takes an intimate look at the trauma of being lesbian, gay, or bisexual in a                     heterosexual world. Discussing the trials that these persons endure every day, Leanne Tigert examines the church, the                     effects of HIV and AIDS, and family issues -- and provides hope by offering a "new life" that will allow recovery from the                     trauma inflicted by church and society.

The Gay BCs of LGBT+: An Accompaniment to the ABCs of LGBT+
                     November 8th, 2017
                     ASIN B0779L1SBG

                     The ABCs of LGBT+ is the #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents                      looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity. In The Gay BCs                      of LGBT+, Ashley Mardell, offers new insight and information with this accompaniment to the ABCs of LGBT+


Queer Objects
                     December 20th, 2019
                     ISBN 197880170X (ISBN13: 9781978801707)

                     Queer lives give rise to a vast array of objects: the things we fill our houses with, the gifts we share with our friends, the                      commodities we consume at work and at play, the clothes and accessories we wear, various reminders of state power,                      as well as the analogue and digital technologies we use to communicate with one another. But what makes an object                      queer? The sixty-three chapters in Queer Objects consider this question in relation to lesbian, gay and transgender                      communities across time, cultures, and space. 

Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies
                     November 16th, 2016
                     ISBN 1554831741 (ISBN13: 9781554831746)

                     Queer Returns, returns us to the scene of multiculturalism, diaspora and queer through the lens of black expression,                      identity and the political. The essays question what it means to live in a multicultural society, how diaspora impacts                      identity and culture and how the categories of queer and black and black queer complicate the political claims of                      multiculturalism, diaspora and queer politics. These essays return us to foundational assumptions, claims and positions                      that require new questions without dogmatic answers.

Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics
                    May 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 0816630151 (ISBN13: 9780816630158)

                    There is more to identity than identifying with one’s culture or standing solidly against it. José Esteban Muñoz looks at                     how those outside the racial and sexual mainstream negotiate majority culture—not by aligning themselves with or                     against exclusionary works but rather by transforming these works for their own cultural purposes. Muñoz calls this                     process “disidentification,” and through a study of its workings, he develops a new perspective on minority performance,                     survival, and activism.

Out With It: Gay And Straight Teens Write About Homosexuality
                     March 1st, 2009
                     ISBN 1933939729 (ISBN13: 9781933939728)

                     Sensitive issues of teen sexuality, coming out, homophobia, and relationships with family and friends are explored in a                      dozen articles authored by teens. Updated with new stories.

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
                     August 24th, 2010
                     ISBN 1580053084 (ISBN13: 9781580053082)

                     In the 15 years since the release of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking challenge to gender ideology,                      transgender narratives have made their way from the margins to the mainstream and back again. Today's transgenders                      and other sex/gender radicals are writing a drastically new world into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with                      writer, raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generation's trans and                      genderqueer forward thinkers — new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the                      pages and websites of the world's most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays,                      commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in                      barrier-breaking lives.

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism
                     October 7th, 1996
                     ISBN 0787967025 (ISBN13: 9780787967024)
                     Filled with wisdom and understanding, this groundbreaking book paints a vivid portrait of conflicts transsexuals face on                      a daily basis--and the courage they must summon as they struggle to reveal their true being to themselves and others.                      True Selves offers valuable guidance for those who are struggling to understand these people and their situations.Using                      real life stories, actual letters, and other compelling examples, the authors give a clear understanding of what it means                      to be transsexual. They also give other useful advice, including how to deal compassionately with these commonly                      misunderstood individuals--by keeping an open heart, communicating fears, pain and support, respecting choices.

How to Be Gay
                     August 12th, 2012
                     ISBN 0674066790 (ISBN13: 9780674066793)

                     No one raises an eyebrow if you suggest that a guy who arranges his furniture just so, rolls his eyes in exaggerated                      disbelief, likes techno music or show tunes, and knows all of Bette Davis's best lines by heart might, just possibly, be                      gay. But if you assert that male homosexuality is a cultural practice, expressive of a unique subjectivity and a distinctive                      relation to mainstream society, people will immediately protest. Such an idea, they will say, is just a stereotype--                     ridiculously simplistic, politically irresponsible, and morally suspect. The world acknowledges gay male culture as a fact                      but denies it as a truth. David Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a specific way of                      being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are.

The Pink Community The Facts
                     October 9th 2009


                     This quick and easy FREE reference guide provides straight-forward answers to the most common questions, false                      accusations and misconceptions surrounding LGBTI issues - with clickable links and references to back up responses                      with serious, credible and scientific responses, and is a MUST-HAVE tool in the arsenal for full-time and casual human                      rights activists online and offline.

The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families
                     November 26th, 2013
                     ISBN 1442222956 (ISBN13: 9781442222953)

                     Marriage and monogamy are not what they used to be, and today many couples are opting to start families before                      getting married, or deciding not to get married at all. At the same time, gay couples in states that recognize same-sex                      marriage are getting married in droves. Some people prefer non-monogamy and have relationships that include                      swinging and polyamory. The landscape of American marriage and relationships is changing, and a variety of family                      systems are developing and becoming more common. The Polyamorists Next Door introduces polyamorous families, in                      which people are free to pursue emotional, romantic, and sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time,                      openly and with support from their partners, sometimes forming multi-partner relationships, or other arrangements that                      allow for emotional and sexual freedom within the family system.

Crisis: 40 Stories Revealing the Personal, Social, and Religious Pain and Trauma of Growing Up Gay in America
                    September 1st, 2008
                    ISBN 1929774109 (ISBN13: 9781929774104)

                    A mental health crisis faces American teens right now--and it is one we can solve. Hundreds of thousands of gay teens                     face traumatic depression, fear, rejection, persecution, and isolation--usually alone. Studies show they are 190 percent                     more likely to used drugs or alcohol and four times more likely to attempt suicide. Homophobia and discrimination are at                     the heart of their pain. Love, support, and acceptance--all within our power to give--can save them.

                     February 19th, 2016
                     ISBN 0262528673 (ISBN13: 9780262528672)

                     Historically, “queer” was the slur used against those who were perceived to be or made to feel abnormal. Beginning in                      the 1980s, “queer” was reappropriated and embraced as a badge of honor. While queer draws its politics and affective                      force from the history of non-normative, gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, it is not equivalent to these categories,                      nor is it an identity. Rather, it offers a strategic undercutting of the stability of identity and of the dispensation of power                      that shadows the assignment of categories and taxonomies. Artists who identify their practices as queer today call forth                      utopian and dystopian alternatives to the ordinary, adopt outlaw stances, embrace criminality and opacity, and forge                      unprecedented kinships, relationships, loves, and communities.

The History of the Lesbian Hair
                     September 1st, 1996
                     ISBN 0385480377 (ISBN13: 9780385480376)

                     In the History of Lesbian Hair, Mary Dugger delivers an unrelentingly hilarious view of the modern world. The                      redoubtable Ms. D. offers an uproarious array of illustrated essays, diagrams, and short takes, subdivided into Life (“The                      Downside to Lesbian Chic,” how to “Build Your Own Lesbian,” “So You Want to Be a Straight Girl,” and the ultimate                      definition of children – “pets with thumbs”), Liberty (“Far Right Trading Cards,” the ethics of outing, and an irrefutable                      argument proving that if homosexuals really do make up only 1.5 percent of the population, then every gay person in                      Chicago spends an average of $13.11 on liquor every single day), and The Pursuit of Happiness (the birth of the                      indomitable alter ego Marie DuGuerre, and her ongoing search for love, romance, and a decent vacation).

We Boys Together: Teenagers in Love Before Girl-Craziness
                     June 1st, 2007
                     ISBN 0826515576 (ISBN13: 9780826515575)

                     Teenage boys are wild about girls. When their hormones kick in at puberty, they can think of nothing else, and that’s the                      way it has always been-- right? Wrong. Before World War II, only sissies liked girls. Masculine, red-blooded, all-                     American boys were supposed to ignore girls until they were 18 or 19. Instead, parents, teachers, psychiatrists, and                      especially the mass media encouraged them to form passionate, intense, romantic bonds with each other. This book                      explores romantic relationships between teenage boys as they were portrayed before, during, and immediately after                      World War II.

Smashing the Stereotypes: What Does It Mean to Be Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender?
                     September 1st, 2009
                     ISBN 1422218740 (ISBN13: 9781422218747)

                     Examines stereotypes of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people and provides information on how to take                      action against such stereotypes.

You Can Tell Just by Looking
                     October 1st, 2013
                     ISBN 0807042455 (ISBN13: 9780807042458)

                     In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply                      held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All                      Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination                      and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as “Homosexuals Are Born That Way,” have been embraced by LGBT                      communities and their allies. In discussing and dispelling these myths—including gay-positive ones—the authors                      challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the                      broadest social, political, and cultural sense.

Boston Marriages: Romantic but Asexual Relationships Among Contemporary Lesbians
                    November 17th, 1993
                    ISBN 0870238760 (ISBN13: 9780870238765)

                    This collection of theoretical essays and personal stories is not just about "Boston marriages," a term referring to two                     women in a nonsexual but nonetheless deeply committed relationship. As the book so well concludes, there is no                     language for this type of relationship, not just for lesbians but for anyone—gay, straight, male, or female—who relates to                     others outside the traditional roles of friend, lover, spouse, or relative. Living in a society that invalidates a love that has                     not been sexually validated, the women subjects of this book speak passionately about relationships they have kept                     hidden even from their own lesbian community; the essays by well-known writers in the area of lesbian studies pale in                     comparison.

Coming Out: An Act of Love
                    October 31st, 1991
                    ISBN 0452266858 (ISBN13: 9780452266858)

                    For gay men and lesbians, as well as for the families and friends of gays, this guide to coming out privately and publicly                     is a frank, powerful, and much-needed book. Eichberg says that a full-scale effort to find a cure for AIDS will only be                     implemented when gay people collectively affirm their sexuality.

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How to Be Gay in the 21st Century
                     January 19th, 2011
                     ISBN 0615393543 (ISBN13: 9780615393544)

                     How to Be Gay in the 21st Century is a humorist review of major gay changes in the 21st century.

Free Your Mind
                    May 10th, 1996
                    ISBN 0060951044 (ISBN13: 9780060951047)

                    Free Your Mind is the definitive practical guide for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth -- and their families, teachers,                     counselors and friends. For too long, gay youth have wanted to be themselves and to feel good about it, but most have                     been isolated, afraid, harassed, or worse. Their very existence has been ignored, whispered about, or swept under the                     rug. But each day more and more lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth are standing up, speaking out, breaking down                     stereotypes, demanding rights and recognition -- shining. In this book, young people share their joy and their pain, their                     hopes and fears, the formidable obstacles they have faced and overcome, and the exciting opportunities they have                     discovered.

Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood
                    October 15th, 2001
                    ISBN 0670030171 (ISBN13: 9780670030170)

                    William Mann's Behind the Screen is a thoughtful and eye-opening look at the totality of the gay experience in studio-era                     Hollywood. Much has been written about how gays have been portrayed in the movies but no book -- until now -- has                     looked at their influence behind the screen. Whether out of or in the closet, gays and lesbians have from the very                     beginning played a significant role in shaping Hollywood. Gay actors were among the earliest matinee idols and gay                     directors have long been among the most popular and commercially successful filmmakers. 

Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora
                     July 13th, 2009
                     ISBN 0816640912 (ISBN13: 9780816640911)

                     Exploring cultural expressions of Puerto Rican queer migration from the Caribbean to New York, Philadelphia, Chicago,                      and San Francisco, Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes analyzes how artists have portrayed their lives and the discrimination                      they have faced in both Puerto Rico and the United States. Highlighting cultural and political resistance within Puerto                      Rico’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender subcultures, La Fountain-Stokes pays close attention to differences of                      gender, historical moment, and generation, arguing that Puerto Rican queer identity changes over time and is                      experienced in very different ways.

Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry
                    June 1st, 1992
                    ISBN 1573441015 (ISBN13: 9781573441018)

                    Ceremonies offers provocative commentary on highly charged topics such as Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs of                     African-American men, feminism among men, and AIDS in the black community.

Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels, 1950-1965
                     May 10th, 2005
                     ISBN 1573442100 (ISBN13: 9781573442107)

                     Long before the rise of the modern gay movement, an unnoticed literary revolution was occurring between the covers of                      the cheaply produced lesbian pulp paperbacks of the post–World War II era. In 1950, publisher Fawcett Books founded                      its Gold Medal imprint, inaugurating the reign of lesbian pulp fiction. These were the books that small-town lesbians and                      prurient men bought by the millions — cheap, easy to find in drugstores, and immediately recognizable by their lurid                      covers. For women leading straight lives, here was confirmation that they were not alone and that darkly glamorous,                      "gay" places like Greenwich Village existed. 


Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay
                    January 1st, 2012
                    ISBN 1594745994 (ISBN13: 9781594745997)

                    Based on the hugely popular blog of the same name, Born This Way shares 100 different memories of growing up                     LGBTQ. Childhood photographs are accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times heartbreaking personal stories.                     Collected from around the world and dating from the 1940s to today, these memories speak to the hardships of an                     unaccepting world and the triumph of pride, self-love, and self-acceptance. This intimate little book is a wonderful gift for                     all members of the LGBTQ community as well as their friends and families. Like Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project,                     Born This Way gives young people everywhere the courage to say, “Yes, I’m gay. And I was born this way. I’ve known it                     since I was very young, and this is my story.”

Gay Roots
                     November 1st, 1991
                     ISBN 094056713X (ISBN13: 9780940567139)

                     Featuring the work of over 100 writers and artists, this is a classic collection covering all areas of gay culture - history,                      art, fiction, politics, and poetry.

Making Girls into Women: American Women's Writing and the Rise of Lesbian Identity
                     December 27th, 2002
                     ISBN 0822330164 (ISBN13: 9780822330165)

                     Making Girls into Women offers an account of the historical emergence of "the lesbian" by looking at late-nineteenth-                      and early-twentieth-century women's writing. Kathryn R. Kent proposes that modern lesbian identity in the United States                      has its roots not just, or even primarily, in sexology and medical literature, but in white, middle-class women’s culture.                      Kent demonstrates how, as white women's culture shifted more and more from the home to the school, workplace, and                      boarding house, the boundaries between the public and private spheres began to dissolve. She shows how, within such                      spaces, women's culture, in attempting to mold girls into proper female citizens, ended up inciting in them other, less                      normative, desires and identifications, including ones Kent calls "protolesbian" or queer.

Hear Us Out!: Lesbian and Gay Stories of Struggle, Progress, and Hope, 1950 to the Present
                     April 17th, 2007
                     ISBN 0374317593 (ISBN13: 9780374317591)

                     What was it like being young and gay during the closeted 1950s, the exuberant beginnings of the modern gay rights                      movement in the 1970s, or the frightening outbreak of HIV and AIDS in the 1980s? In this unique history, Nancy Garden                      uses both fact and fiction to explore just what it has meant to be young and gay in America during the last fifty years. For                      each decade from the 1950s on, she discusses in an essay the social and political events that shaped the lives of LGBT                      (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people during that era. Then, in two short stories, she explores the emotional                      experiences of young gay people coming of age during those times, giving vivid insight into what it really felt like.

Children of Horizons: How Gay and Lesbian Teens Are Leading a New Way Out of the Closet
                    February 29th, 1996
                    ISBN 0807079294 (ISBN13: 9780807079294)

                    With a new epilogue on teens and AIDS, Children of Horizons provides the first in-depth examination of the trials faced                     by gay and lesbian teens.

No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
                     December 6th, 2004
                     ISBN 0822333694 (ISBN13: 9780822333692)

                     In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His main target is                      the all-pervasive figure of the child, which he reads as the linchpin of our universal politics of “reproductive futurism.”                      Edelman argues that the child, understood as innocence in need of protection, represents the possibility of the future                      against which the queer is positioned as the embodiment of a relentlessly narcissistic, antisocial, and future-negating                      drive. He boldly insists that the efficacy of queerness lies in its very willingness to embrace this refusal of the social and                      political order. In No Future, Edelman urges queers to abandon the stance of accommodation and accede to their status                      as figures for the force of a negativity that he links with irony, jouissance, and, ultimately, the death drive itself. 

The Pants Project
                     March 7th, 2017
                     ISBN 1492638099 (ISBN13: 9781492638094)

                     Whoever wrote the uniform policy decided (why?) that girls had to wear skirts, while boys were allowed to wear pants.                      Sexist. Dumb. Unfair. Here’s the thing: I may seem like a girl, but on the inside, I’m a boy.

The Bible: An Anthology of Personal Essays About Bisexuality
                     December 22nd, 2017
                     ISBN13 9781527211926

                     Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and LGBTQ+                      communities alike. We are the sexual identity most likely to be closeted, most at risk of mental illness, domestic abuse,                      and even heart disease -- but also the least visible. Now, a selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to                      share stories, helping our voices be heard and our identities seen. It's time to stand up and spread the word.

The Truth about Girls and Boys: Challenging Toxic Stereotypes about Our Children
                     September 27th 2011
                     ISBN 0231151624 (ISBN13: 9780231151627)

                     Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C. Barnett are widely acclaimed for their analyses of women, men, and society. In The Truth                      About Girls and Boys, they tackle a new, troubling trend in the theorizing of gender: that the learning styles, brain                      development, motivation, cognitive and spatial abilities, and "natural" inclinations of girls and boys are so fundamentally                      different, they require unique styles of parenting and education. Ignoring the science that challenges these claims, those                      who promote such theories make millions while frightening parents and educators into enforcing old stereotypes and                      reviving unhealthy attitudes in the classroom. Rivers and Barnett unmake the pseudoscientific rationale for this                      argument, stressing the individuality of each child and the specialness of his or her talents and desires. 

Bi Lives: Bisexual Women Tell Their Stories
                    January 1st, 1999
                    ISBN 1884365094 (ISBN13: 9781884365096)

                    A collection of 18 in-depth interviews with a wide range of bisexual women of different races, ages, and economic                     classes involved in a very wide variety of lifestyles.

Love in a Dark Time: and Other Explorations of Gay Lives and Literature
                     January 22nd, 2002
                     ISBN 0743244672 (ISBN13: 9780743244671)

                     Colm Tóibín knows the languages of the outsider, the secret keeper, the gay man or woman. He knows the covert and                      overt language of homosexuality in literature. In Love in a Dark Time, he also describes the solace of finding like-minded                      companions through reading. Tóibín examines the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential writers of                      the past two centuries, figures whose homosexuality remained hidden or oblique for much of their lives, either by choice                      or necessity. The larger world couldn’t know about their sexuality, but in their private lives, and in the spirit of their work,                      the laws of desire defined their expression.

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture
                     May 28th, 2019
                     ASIN B07L34K33Q

                     Queer Intentions provides the ultimate exploration of the joys and pains of being LGBTQ+ in the West at a time when                      queer culture has never been so mainstream. Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the                      West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all                      it’s cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the                      world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced?

Gay and Lesbian Role Models
                     September 1st, 2009
                     ISBN 1422217477 (ISBN13: 9781422217474)

                     Describes the importance of role models to gay and lesbian youth and introduces readers to some of the most admired                      gay and lesbian role models in sports, entertainment, and politics.

Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life
                     November 15th, 1979
                     ISBN 1587610957 (ISBN13: 9781587610950)

                     When POSITIVELY GAY was first published in 1979, it was widely praised for its practical treatment of a variety of topics                      affecting the lives of gays and lesbians. With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and                      approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics                      such as building successful same-sex partnerships, reconciling religious dilemmas, coming out to one'¬?s family,                      creating gay families, using voting power to effect change, dealing with legal and financial issues, and living as a gay                      person of color. Gay and lesbian readers will find much to inform and guide them on their journey to self-acceptance.

Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
                    February 2nd, 2012
                    ISBN 0446563137 (ISBN13: 9780446563130)

                    In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American                     life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible, whose finely wrought fiction and nonfiction captured the nation's imagination.                     Gore Vidal, the wry, withering chronicler of politics, sex, and history. Tennessee Williams, whose powerful plays rocketed                     him to the top of the American theater. James Baldwin, the harrowingly perceptive novelist and social critic. Christopher                     Isherwood, the English novelist who became a thoroughly American novelist. And the exuberant Allen Ginsberg, whose                     poetry defied censorship and exploded minds. Together, their writing introduced America to gay experience and                     sensibility, and changed our literary culture.

The Violet Quill Reader: The Emergence of Gay Writing After Stonewall
                     May 1st, 1994
                     ISBN 0312132026 (ISBN13: 9780312132026)

                     The Violet Quill Club brought together the finest and most important gay writers to emerge after the Stonewall riots.                      Edmund White, Andrew Holleran, Robert Ferro, Michael Grumley, Felice Picano, George Whitmore, and Christopher                      Cox--these are the writers whose novels, plays, short stories, essays, and journalism defined what it was to be gay                      before that first announcement of AIDS.

Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives
                    December 1st, 1996
                    ISBN 0385477961 (ISBN13: 9780385477963)

                    In Coming Out of Shame, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael expose the role shame has come to play in gay and                     lesbian lives. Rarely discussed but vastly important, shame powerfully shapes each individual's development of self-                    esteem, identity, and intimacy - three areas where gay men and lesbians have been extremely vulnerable to the crippling                     effects of shame. Tracing the historical and cultural sources of gay shame, Kaufman and Raphael reveal how gay men                     and lesbians have internalized shame, resulting in self-loathing and self-destructive behaviors. 

Exploring LGBT Spaces and Communities: Contrasting Identities, Belongings and Wellbeing
                    October 1st, 2017
                    ISBN 1138814008 (ISBN13: 9781138814004)

                    The phrase 'LGBT community' is often used by policymakers, service providers, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans                     (LGBT) people themselves, but what does it mean? What understandings and experiences does that term suggest, and                     ignore? Based on a UK-wide study funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, this book explores these                     questions from the perspectives of over 600 research participants.

Contacts Desired: Gay and Lesbian Communications and Community, 1940s-1970s
                    March 15th, 2006
                    ISBN 0226517357 (ISBN13: 9780226517353)

                    Whether one thinks homosexuals are born or made, they generally are not born into gay families, nor are they socialized                     to be gay by their peers or schools. How then do people become aware of homosexuality and, in some cases, integrate                     into gay communities? The making of homosexual identity is the result of a communicative process that entails                     searching, listening, looking, reading, and finding. Contacts Desired proposes that this communicative process has a                     history, and it sets out to tell that story.

Romantic Love in America: Cultural Models of Gay, Straight, and Polyamorous Relationships
                     April 8th, 2019
                     ISBN 149853869X (ISBN13: 9781498538695)

                     Romantic Love in America: Cultural Models of Gay, Straight, and Polyamorous Relationships introduces the reader to                      the love and sex lives of two polyamorous, five gay, and eight straight individuals. Coupled with rich interview material,                      Victor C. de Munck provides a guided tour through the variable geography of love relationships as studied in the social                      sciences. de Munck describes evolutionary, cognitive, social, prototypical, triadic, and neural theories of romantic love                      and sex, concluding with an American cultural model of romantic love that also includes its relational properties as a                      dyad.

Coming Out of the Closet: Exploring LGBT Issues in Strategic Communication with Theory and Research
                    April 30th, 2013
                    ISBN 1433119498 (ISBN13: 9781433119491)

                    Despite representing significant portions of the advertising, marketing, and public relations work force, the lesbian, gay,                     bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community has largely been ignored by scholarly research in strategic                                         communications. With the exception of case studies that document strategies that can be used to secure the LGBT                     consumer dollar, little has been done to understand the LGBT community's experiences with strategic communications                     efforts. This edited volume fills this gap by sharing research on the impact and interaction of campaigns and                                         programming from advertising, marketing, and public relations on internal (e.g., practitioners and employees) and                     external (e.g., consumers, activists) stakeholders from the LGBT community. 

The ABC’s of LGBT+
                     October 25th 2016
                     ISBN 163353409X (ISBN13: 9781633534094)

                     Hello and welcome to the ABC’s of LGBT. Ashley Mardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube presents a                      detailed look at all things LGBT+. Along with in-depth written definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, links                      to online videos, and more, Mardell aims to provide a friendly voice to a community looking for information. Beyond                      those searching for a label, this book is also for allies and LGBT+ people simply looking to pack in some extra                      knowledge! Knowledge is a critical part of acceptance, learning about new identities broadens our understanding of                      humanity, heightens our empathy, and allows us different, valuable perspectives. These words also provide greater                      precision when describing attractions and identities. 

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol. 1, 2, 3
                     May 15th, 2017
                     ASIN B071ZXXS7X

                     Hashtag Queer is a collection of short work in all literary genres (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, scripts) written by and/or                      about LGBTQ+ people and lives. It includes short stories, flash fiction, poems, essays, memoirs, plays, screenplays,                      and monologues by writers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, genderqueer, gender                      fluid, agender, non-binary, and straight. Many of the pieces are about different aspects of queerness and being queer,                      while others are about other aspects of life experienced through a queer lens.

Lesbian Culture: An Anthology: The Lives, Work, Ideas, Art and Visions of Lesbians Past and Present
                     October 1st, 1993
                     ISBN 0895945916 (ISBN13: 9780895945914)

                     This landmark collection defines lesbian culture through short stories, poems, drawings, cartoons, and photographs                      which show the lives work, ideas and visions of Lesbians past and present. New works and treasured classics blend to                      show different aspects and telling details of lesbian culture: dress, food, music, literature, spirituality, sports, dwellings,                      relationships, sexuality, and theory. 

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
                     May 1st, 1994
                     ISBN 0465026214 (ISBN13: 9780465026210)
                     Gay New York brilliantly shatters the myth that before the 1960s gay life existed only in the closet, where gay men were                      isolated, invisible, and self-hating. Drawing on a rich trove of diaries, legal records, and other unpublished documents,                      George Chauncey constructs a fascinating portrait of a vibrant, cohesive gay world that is not supposed to have existed.                      Called "monumental" (Washington Post), "unassailable" (Boston Globe), "brilliant" (The Nation), and "a first-rate book of                      history" (The New York Times), Gay New York forever changed how we think about the history of gay life in New York                      City, and beyond.

Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance
                     September 7th, 2012
                     ASIN B0097ADH2

                     It’s one of the world’s biggest secrets, and it’s about to come out … Why do straight women love gay romance? What is                      it that attracts straight women to the idea of two men falling in love? Is it the muscles? The mystery of the male mind?                      The idea of true love overcoming all odds. How has it changed who these women are and how they see the world? And                      how powerful is this once-silent army of readers in the fight for equality?