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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister (Movie Tie-In)
by Anne Choma

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 23, 2019

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<b><b>In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. Now the basis for the HBO series Gentleman Jack, this is her remarkable, true story. </b></b><br /><br />Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to define her. She was a landowner, an industrialist and a prolific diarist, whose output has secured her legacy as one of the most fascinating figures of the 19th century. <i>Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister</i> follows Anne from her crumbling ancestral home in Yorkshire to the glittering courts of Denmark as she resolves to put past heartbreak behind her and find herself a wife. This book introduces the real Gentleman Jack, featuring unpublished journal extracts decrypted for the first time by series creator Sally Wainwright and writer Anne Choma.
Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Eq...
by Eric Marcus

Language

English

Pages

500

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>From the Boy Scouts and the U.S. military to marriage and adoption, the gay civil rights movement has exploded on the national stage. Eric Marcus takes us back in time to the earliest days of that struggle in a newly revised and thoroughly updated edition of <em>Making History</em>, originally published in 1992. Using the heartfelt stories of more than sixty people, he carries us through the compelling five-decade battle that has changed the fabric of American society.</p><p>The rich tapestry that emerges from <em>Making Gay History</em> includes the inspiring voices of teenagers and grandparents, journalists and housewives, from the little-known Dr. Evelyn Hooker and Morty Manford to former vice president Al Gore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Abigail Van Buren. Together, these many stories bear witness to a time of astonishing change, as gay and lesbian people have struggled against prejudice and fought for equal rights under the law.</p><p><strong>“Rich and often moving . . . at times shocking, but often enlightening and inspiring: oral history at its most potent and rewarding.”—<em>Kirkus Reviews</em></strong></p>
The Joy of Gay Sex: Fully revised and expanded third edition
by , Felice Picano

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 17, 2009

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<p>For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life.</p><p>Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, <em>The Joy of Gay Sex</em> covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.</p>
Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with N...
by Hillary Whittington

Language

English

Pages

257

Publication Date

February 23, 2016

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<p>This powerful, moving story—which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family—is a mother’s first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child.</p><p>When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland’s transition from girl to boy, they didn’t expect it to be greeted with such fervor. Beautiful and moving, the video documenting Hillary’s and Jeff’s love for their child instantly went viral and has been seen by more than seven million viewers since its posting in May 2014.</p><p>Now for the first time, they tell their story in full, offering an emotional and moving account of their journey alongside their exceptional child. After they discovered their daughter Ryland was deaf at age one and needed cochlear implants, the Whittingtons spent nearly four years successfully teaching Ryland to speak. But once Ryland gained the power of speech, it was time for them to listen as Ryland insisted, “I am a boy!” And listen they did. After learning that forty-one percent of people who identify as transgender attempt to take their own lives, Hillary and her husband Jeff made it their mission to support their child—no matter what.</p><p>From the earliest stages of deciphering Ryland through clothing choices to examining the difficult conversations that have marked every stage of Ryland’s transition, Hillary Whittington shares her experiences as a mother through it all, demonstrating both the resistance and support that their family has encountered as they try to erase the stigma surrounding the word “transgender.” In telling her family’s story, she hopes she can assist the world in accepting that even children as young as five, can have profound and impactful things to say and share. What emerges is a powerful story of unconditional love, accepting others for who they are, and doing what’s right, regardless of whether those around you understand it.    </p>
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution
by David Carter

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English

Pages

349

Publication Date

May 19, 2010

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<p>The basis of the PBS American Experience documentary <i>Stonewall Uprising.</i></p><p>In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves. Now, based on hundreds of interviews, an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files, and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic, <i>Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution</i> brings this singular event to vivid life in this, the definitive story of one of history's most singular events. </p><p>A Randy Shilts / Publishing Triangle Award Finalist</p><p>"Riveting...Not only the definitive examination of the riots but an absorbing history of pre-Stonewall America, and how the oppression and pent-up rage of those years finally ignited on a hot New York night." - Boston Globe</p>
Two Dads and Three Girls: Searching for Sexual Identity, Falling ...
by Nick (Yu) He

Language

English

Pages

216

Publication Date

May 26, 2019

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<p>One hundred percent made in China, Nick (Yu) grew up in an environment where being gay was not an option. The expectation from his parents and pressure from the society molded him into the “best student” and “best employee.” He made his family proud. But deep inside, he knew that something was missing, and he was different.<br /></p><p>In this memoir, Nick (Yu) takes readers on his journey from growing up as a confused “straight” boy from China to today having a lovely husband and three girls through surrogacy. He invites readers to the experiences that he would rather have forgotten – from being sexually harassed by his desk-mate in middle school, through depression and a one-night stand in college, to losing a baby during pregnancy.<br /></p><p>With ultimate honesty and absolute vulnerability, Nick shares the happiness and sadness on the journey to come out to himself, his parents and friends; learn about gay culture in America, cherish his Chinese heritage, find his first love, and create a family through surrogacy and the help of many amazing people.<br /></p><p>Two Dads and Three Girls is a celebration of courage and love. It challenges each of us to dig deep into our soul to find what matters most to us, gain courage through the stories, and live our lives in truth.<br /></p><p><em>“<strong>This is a story of one man’s determination to be himself and achieve his goals, in both love and work, told with captivating honesty, vulnerability and humor. It’s also a story very much of our time, when the issues of immigration and gay marriage/family life still roil society. You won’t forget Two Dads and Three Girls.</strong>”  </em><em>– Margaret Diehl</em></p>
Finding Stevie: A dark secret. A child in crisis.
by Cathy Glass

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

February 21, 2019

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<p><em>Finding Stevie</em> is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking online.</p><p>When Stevie’s social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn’t sure what that term means and looks it up.</p><p>Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie’s behaviour so they place him in care.</p><p>Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they can’t tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what he’s done.</p>
Going For Two: MMM Best Friend Football Romance
by Van Cole

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

May 20, 2019

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<h2>Sometimes One Isn't Enough</h2><br /><br />The playboy life is the life for me and nothing is going to change that. <br /><br />That is until I got this wild idea that changed my entire life.<br /><br />Now, most people wouldn’t go gunning for their best friend –<br /><br />Or, their best friend’s ex.<br /><br />I went for both.<br /><br />Because, why settle for one when you can have two?<br /><br />I’ve been known to push the envelope on the football field, that’s how I made it to the pros. <br /><br />But this might not be my brightest idea.<br /><br />And I’m prepared for everything to crash and burn.<br /><br />Or, at least, I thought I was.<br /><br />But things are getting heated and I’m getting attached.<br /><br />I don’t want to lose these guys but things don’t always work out the way you want them to.<br /><br />Hopefully the gamble pays off! <br /><br /><br />Going For Two is a standalone Gay MMM Sports Romance with a HEA and NO cheating!<br />
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>
The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians...
by David K. Johnson

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

February 13, 2009

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<div>The McCarthy era is generally considered the worst period of political repression in recent American history. But while the famous question, "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" resonated in the halls of Congress, security officials were posing another question at least as frequently, if more discreetly: "Information has come to the attention of the Civil Service Commission that you are a homosexual. What comment do you care to make?"<br /><br /><br /><br />Historian David K. Johnson here relates the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as dangerous a threat to national security as Communists. Charges that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were havens for homosexuals proved a potent political weapon, sparking a "Lavender Scare" more vehement and long-lasting than McCarthy's Red Scare. Relying on newly declassified documents, years of research in the records of the National Archives and the FBI, and interviews with former civil servants, Johnson recreates the vibrant gay subculture that flourished in New Deal-era Washington and takes us inside the security interrogation rooms where thousands of Americans were questioned about their sex lives. The homosexual purges ended promising careers, ruined lives, and pushed many to suicide. But, as Johnson also shows, the purges brought victims together to protest their treatment, helping launch a new civil rights struggle.<br /><br /><br /><br /><i>The Lavender Scare</i> shatters the myth that homosexuality has only recently become a national political issue, changing the way we think about both the McCarthy era and the origins of the gay rights movement. And perhaps just as importantly, this book is a cautionary tale, reminding us of how acts taken by the government in the name of "national security" during the Cold War resulted in the infringement of the civil liberties of thousands of Americans.</div> <div>Please note: The digital edition does not include 2 of the 22 images that appear in the physical edition.</div>

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