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In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

Language

English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it’s that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope—the haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman—through which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado’s dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

Language

English

Pages

314

Publication Date

November 07, 2018

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<b>Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!<br /><br />Can true love warm his frozen heart?</b><br /><br />When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel’s frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel’s friend in the first place. It’s going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool façade again. <br /><br />Joel isn’t as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog—and with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling—Joel’s icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.<br /><br />Can Casey and Joel’s love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? <i>Mr. Frosty Pants</i> is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

Language

English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
Mr. Naughty List: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

Language

English

Pages

270

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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<b>A cute teacher gets a spanking this Christmas. How hot can it get being on his former student’s Naughty List?</b><br /><br />Is Aaron allowed to want a hot holiday fling with his young former student? Even more forbidden, is he allowed to want this student to spank him?<br /><br />It’s another Christmas, and Aaron is still in the closet as a gay man and a natural submissive. With one youthful indiscretion blacking his ethics record, he can’t afford to indulge his desires no matter how pent up and needy that leaves him.<br /><br />Until his former student comes home for the holidays.<br /><br />Dominant and charming, RJ knows what Aaron needs—intense, steamy encounters and a firm hand. As Christmas nears, RJ helps Aaron unlock his true self. But family and fallout await, and all good things must end. <br /><br />Or can their hot holiday affair turn them into lasting lovers?<br /><br /><I>Mr. Naughty List</I> is a steamy Christmas MM romance set in the <I>Home for the Holidays</I> series that began with <I>Mr. Frosty Pants</I>, but <b>can be read as a standalone</b>. Featuring light D/s, spanking, an older sub with a younger Dom, former student/teacher dynamics, and, of course, warm, sweet holiday feels complete with a strong happy ending.<br />
Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (Routledge Inte...
by Routledge

Language

English

Pages

545

Publication Date

March 05, 2014

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<p>The <i>Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality </i>brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.</p>
Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans E...
by Sarah McBride

Language

English

Pages

287

Publication Date

March 06, 2018

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<b>“A brave, powerful memoir” (<i>People</i>) that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country, from the activist running to become the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history</b><br /><b><br />“The energy and vigor Sarah has brought to the fight for equality is ever present in this book.”—Senator Kamala Harris, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Truths We Hold</i></b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>Foreword by Joe Biden</b><br /><br />Before she became the first transgender person to speak at a national political convention in 2016 at the age of twenty-six, Sarah McBride struggled with the decision to come out—not just to her family but to the students of American University, where she was serving as student body president. She’d known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn’t until the Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized just how much impact her story could have on the country.<br /><br />Four years later, McBride was one of the nation’s most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, Andy, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way . . . until cancer tragically intervened.<br /><br />Informative, heartbreaking, and profoundly empowering, <i>Tomorrow Will Be Different </i>is McBride’s story of love and loss and a powerful entry point into the LGBTQ community’s battle for equal rights and what it means to be openly transgender. From issues like bathroom access to health care to gender in America, McBride weaves the important political and cultural milestones into a personal journey that will open hearts and change minds.<br /><br />As McBride urges: “We must never be a country that says there’s only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live.”<br /><br />The fight for equality and freedom has only just begun.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family
by Amy Ellis Nutt

Language

English

Pages

281

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.</b><br /><b><br />Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s <i>Supergirl</i></b><br /><br />When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But by the time Jonas and Wyatt were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo a wrenching transformation of their own, the effects of which would reverberate through their entire community. Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Amy Ellis Nutt spent almost four years reporting this story and tells it with unflinching honesty, intimacy, and empathy. In her hands, <i>Becoming Nicole </i>is more than an account of a courageous girl and her extraordinary family. It’s a powerful portrait of a slowly but surely changing nation, and one that will inspire all of us to see the world with a little more humanity and understanding.<br /><br /><b>Named One of the Ten Best Books of the Year by <i>People </i>• One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times Book Review </i>and <i>Men’s Journal</i> • A Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction • Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction</b><br /><br />“Fascinating and enlightening.”<b>—Cheryl Strayed</b><br /><br />“If you aren’t moved by <i>Becoming Nicole,</i> I’d suggest there’s a lump of dark matter where your heart should be.”<b>—<i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br />“Exceptional . . . ‘Stories move the walls that need to be moved,’ Nicole told her father last year. In telling Nicole’s story and those of her brother and parents luminously, and with great compassion and intelligence, that is exactly what Amy Ellis Nutt has done here.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br />“A profoundly moving true story about one remarkable family’s evolution.”<b>—<i>People</i></b><br /><br />“<i>Becoming Nicole</i> is a miracle. It’s the story of a family struggling with—and embracing—a transgender child. But more than that, it’s about accepting one another, and ourselves, in all our messy, contradictory glory.”<b>—Jennifer Finney Boylan, former co-chair of GLAAD and author of <i>She’s Not There: A Life in Two Genders</i></b>
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Strai...
by Alan Downs

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

June 05, 2012

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<b>A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one's identity, and how to overcome it<br /><br /></b>In <i>The Velvet Rage</i>, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man's journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. <i>The Velvet Rage</i> is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.<b><br /></b>
The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson

Language

English

Pages

158

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family </b></p><p><b>Maggie Nelson's </b><i>The Argonauts </i>is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. <br /> Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.</p>
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>“</strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”</p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>

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