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Queer: A Graphic History
by Meg-John Barker

Language

English

Pages

176

Publication Date

September 08, 2016

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<b>'Queer: A Graphic History Could Totally Change the Way You Think About Sex and Gender' <i>Vice</i></b><br /><br /><br /><br />Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.<br /><br /><br /><br />From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.<br /><br /><br /><br />Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’ – Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media. <br /><br /><br /><br />Presented in a brilliantly engaging and witty style, this is a unique portrait of the universe of queer thinking.
First Time Bareback Cowboys: An MM Straight to Gay First Time Rom...
by Odin Nightshade

Language

English

Pages

571

Publication Date

May 11, 2017

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<h2>Five deliciously naughty male on male romance novellas for a red-hot experience that's sure to leave you breathless!</h2><br /><br />Includes the entire five-book <i><b>First Time Bareback Cowboys</b></i> series for less than half the price.<br /><br /><b>Innocence Sold</b><br />Cole Berry has been an obedient pastor's son all his life—but now, all that's about to change. Instead of asking for donations for church repairs at the town fair, Cole intends to make an entirely different announcement. He's gay—and he'll be auctioning off his virginity to the highest bidder. The entire town is in the crowd, and most of them are shocked… but some are thinking of bidding. Among them is local loner cowboy Beckett Walsh, whose divorce alienated him from the community a couple of years back. Cole is beautiful, sure enough, but is this really what either of them wants?<br /><br /><b>Accidental Attraction</b><br />Eli Lapp has fallen deep into an inescapable abyss—his parents are dead, leaving him to care for his two young siblings and ailing grandfather, the Amish settlement where he lives has outcast him for being on the wrong side of a pregnancy scandal and he’s a hair’s breadth away from losing the very roof over his head. Enter Arden Hersch, an arrogant Hollywood A-lister whose hunger for an Oscar might be the only thing outweighing his hunger for horny young twinks. Immediately at odds the pair struggle to connect beyond surface pleasantries; but where Eli may be uniquely equipped to help Arden gain a sense of humility, Arden just might be able to help Eli discover a long-buried truth about himself that’s been begging to be unearthed his entire life.<br /><br /><b>Hearts Over Blood</b><br />Wyatt Kent would give anything to leave the small, podunk town of Spruce Falls. But after a horrific car crash leaves his older brother Shane without his legs, Wyatt can’t bring himself to make the escape. And the reappearance of Shane’s gorgeous former best friend Knox Porter—the rodeo star that left Shane in the dust after his accident—doesn’t help. Wyatt shared a passionate kiss with Knox before he joined the circuit and he wonders if he can stay away from the sexy bull rider now that he’s returned. Wyatt’s attempts at mending the pair’s friendship prove disastrous, and when he finally learns the truth about the night of the accident, Wyatt is forced to make an impossible decision that may end up placing his brother’s very life on the line.<br /><br /><b>Unexpected Threeway</b><br />Kyle Brenner has a secret, but he's not the only one in Spruce Falls with something to hide. And once he’s back on the ranch for summer break with his best friends Jackson and Paul—who both look hotter than ever—the secrets each one has been hiding get harder and harder to keep under wraps. One thing’s for sure: this summer won’t be like the ones they shared as children.<br /><br /><b>Seduced by the Raunchy Cowboy</b><br />Joey Wheeler is fresh out of luck. Fired from the local newspaper, no prospects to speak of and a girlfriend hounding him for a marriage proposal—despite her previous infidelity—Joey should be thrilled at landing a job as billionaire rancher Austin Birch’s assistant; a nepotistic acquisition through Joey’s best friend, and Austin’s fiancé, Crystal. But there’s a lot more to Austin than meets the eye, and Joey soon finds out that Austin’s reason for hiring him has a lot less to do with his administrative abilities than it does with his desire to discover Joey’s more hidden talents. And the more Joey starts to realize that Austin’s impending marriage to Crystal isn’t quite what it seems, the more he feels compelled to reveal a deeply buried secret of his own.<br /><br />AUTHOR'S NOTE: This books contains mature language and explicit content, and is intended for audiences over 18 years of age.
Complete Poems
by C.P. Cavafy

Language

English

Pages

754

Publication Date

May 22, 2012

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An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of <i>The Lost.</i><br /> No modern poet so vividly brought to life the history and culture of Mediterranean antiquity; no writer dared break, with such taut energy, the early-twentieth-century taboos surrounding homoerotic desire; no poet before or since has so gracefully melded elegy and irony as the Alexandrian Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863–1933). Whether advising Odysseus on his return to Ithaca or confronting the poet with the ghosts of his youth, these verses brilliantly make the historical personal—and vice versa. To his profound exploration of longing and loneliness, fate and loss, memory and identity, Cavafy brings the historian’s assessing eye along with the poet’s compassionate heart. <br /> After more than a decade of work and study, Mendelsohn—a classicist who alone among Cavafy’s translators shares the poet’s deep intimacy with the ancient world—gives readers full access to the genius of Cavafy’s verse: the sensuous rhymes, rich assonances, and strong rhythms of the original Greek that have eluded previous translators. Complete with the Unfinished Poems that Cavafy left in drafts when he died—a remarkable, hitherto unknown discovery that remained in the Cavafy Archive in Athens for decades—and with an in-depth introduction and a helpful commentary that situates each work in a rich historical, literary, and biographical context, this revelatory translation is a cause for celebration: the definitive presentation of Cavafy in English.
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twent...
by Lillian Faderman

Language

English

Pages

404

Publication Date

January 03, 2012

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<div>Lesbian life in America continues to evolve. As Lillian Faderman writes, there are “no constants with regard to lesbianism,” except that lesbians prefer women.<br /><BR>In this book, Faderman reclaims the story of lesbian life in twentieth-century America, tracing the evolution of lesbian identity and subcultures from early networks to today’s diverse lifestyles. Faderman samples from journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, media accounts, novels, medical literature, pop culture artifacts, and rich firsthand testimony with lesbians of all races, ages, and classes, uncovering a surprising narrative of unparalleled depth and originality.</div>
Ethics of Opting Out: Queer Theory's Defiant Subjects
by Mari Ruti

Language

English

Pages

266

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<DIV>In its quest for effective forms of political resistance, queer theory often promotes the opting out of our culture’s dominant ideals––particularly its neoliberal narratives of success, cheerfulness, good performance, and self-actualization––to the extent that the field seems synonymous with a permanent state of critique. How should we understand this stance? Is it the best foundation for queer theory?<BR> <BR>In <EM>The Ethics of Opting Out</EM>, Mari Ruti cautions queer theorists against turning antinormativity into a new norm while highlighting the ways in which opting out rewrites ethical theory and practice in genuinely transformative ways. She offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of queer theory, including debates about affect theory, subjectivity, negativity, defiance, agency, and bad feelings. In doing so, Ruti provides an accessible yet theoretically rigorous account of the political divisions that have animated the field over the last decade. <EM>The Ethics of Opting Out</EM> grapples with queer negativity, particularly in the work of Lee Edelman, Jack Halberstam, and Lynne Huffer, and with the rhetoric of bad feelings found in the work of Sara Ahmed, Lauren Berlant, José Muñoz, David Eng, and Heather Love. In this wide-ranging and thoughtful book, Ruti maps the parameters of contemporary queer theory to rethink the foundational assumptions of the field.</DIV>
Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (Perverse modern...
by Elizabeth Freeman

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 08, 2010

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<div><I>Time Binds</I> is a powerful argument that temporal and sexual dissonance are intertwined, and that the writing of history can be both embodied and erotic. Challenging queer theory’s recent emphasis on loss and trauma, Elizabeth Freeman foregrounds bodily pleasure in the experience and representation of time as she interprets an eclectic archive of queer literature, film, video, and art. She examines work by visual artists who emerged in a commodified, “postfeminist,” and “postgay” world. Yet they do not fully accept the dissipation of political and critical power implied by the idea that various political and social battles have been won and are now consigned to the past. By privileging temporal gaps and narrative detours in their work, these artists suggest ways of putting the past into meaningful, transformative relation with the present. Such “queer asynchronies” provide opportunities for rethinking historical consciousness in erotic terms, thereby countering the methods of traditional and Marxist historiography. Central to Freeman’s argument are the concepts of chrononormativity, the use of time to organize individual human bodies toward maximum productivity; temporal drag, the visceral pull of the past on the supposedly revolutionary present; and erotohistoriography, the conscious use of the body as a channel for and means of understanding the past. <I>Time Binds</I> emphasizes the critique of temporality and history as crucial to queer politics.</div>
Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs
by Ellin Sterne Jimmerson

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

September 14, 2017

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LGBTQ Christians read, love, scrutinize, become absorbed with, and find deep spiritual meaning in the Bible. As these testimonies show, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other queer Christians are inaugurating a fresh, exciting, new era in biblical interpretation. It is they whose rare insights into particular Bible stories and characters, told with poignancy and clarity, reveal a gay-friendly Bible and a gay-friendly God who cherishes and needs them just as they are. It is they who are running to the Bible with a longing for the Holy Spirit that far surpasses that of too many straight Christians. If given free rein, these inventive, challenging, and profoundly engaged evangelists may be the ones we have been waiting for to rescue biblical interpretation from those who too often are not only hurtful but dismal and boring. Thank God for them!<br /><br />"In the dialogue and debate about the place of LGBTQ persons in Christian churches, too often only the voices of straight, white, usually male, scholars and theologians are heard. Rainbow in the Word introduces us to the beautiful voices of LGBTQ persons themselves, people who, against all odds, have kept the faith and who can speak for themselves. No conversation about these courageous and articulate Christians should take place without their own voices being heard. Highly recommended!"<br />--Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration<br /><br />"'Life stories can remake today's theology,' James Wm. McClendon, Jr. once said, and in this movingly penned, intellectually diverse, and spiritually transformative volume of story-theology, Ellin Jimmerson and her contributors show us how. Rainbow in the Word offers earthbound models of Christian desire for transcendent meaning, which is no small accomplishment. This book's wisdom has been forged on life's tough anvil, yet each tale in it will endure, branded by the ability to take theology in some unexpectedly new directions. One amazing read!"<br />--Darren J. N. Middleton, Texas Christian University<br /><br />"When so many conversations around LGBTQ people in the church centers around debating our legitimacy, Rainbow In The Word reminds us that our sexual identity is not a liability to be defended but an essential contribution to the Church's understanding of Scripture and of God. This unique book invites us into richer hues and brighter colors as we encounter the Creator whose divine image is reflected in us all."<br />-- Jamie Arpin-Ricci, author of The Cost of Community<br /><br />"An entire reformation was birthed when the Bible was given to the common worshiper. It's amazing what the Spirit will do when she is not withheld from those who need her most. In Rainbow in the Word, Ellen Jimmerson invites a dying Church to free itself from the constraints of its long-held homophobia and exposes it to the biblical insights of today's most marginalized voices. New life will emerge on the other side of this."<br />--John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ<br /><br />"God always invites the uninvited, welcomes the unwelcome, includes the excluded, and loves the unloved. Even when we don't. These beautiful stories by LGBTQ Christians will draw you closer to God and God's inviting, welcoming, inclusive love."<br />--Nathan Hamm, Social Media Theologian<br /><br />Ellin Sterne Jimmerson holds a PhD in US cultural and intellectual history from the University of Houston and a master's in theological studies from Vanderbilt University. Her specialization is the intersection of Christianity and politics. An ordained Baptist minister and activist, she is most well known for having officiated at the first same-sex wedding in Alabama (2015) and for having written and directed the documentary The Second Cooler, narrated by Martin Sheen (2013).
Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue (NONE)
by Nicholas M Teich

Language

English

Pages

194

Publication Date

March 27, 2012

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<div><p>Written by a social worker, popular educator, and transgender man, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and unique experiences of discrimination. The first guide to treat transgenderism as a distinct topic of study, this text moves beyond mere anecdote and recommendations for clinical practice to legitimatize transgenderism in society and culture.<BR><BR>Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its affect on family and friends; the relationship between sexual orientation and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism; the characteristics of Gender Identity Disorder; and the development of the transgender movement. Each chapter explains how transgender individuals handle their gender identity, how others view it within the context of "normal" society, and how the transitioning of genders is made possible. The book features men who become women, women who become men, and those who live in between and beyond traditional classifications. Written for friends, family members, students, and professionals, this resource works as a stand alone text for social work and gender studies courses as well as a supportive text for sociologists, psychologists, and clinical practitioners. A special focus on issues affecting transgender youth, along with a glossary of key terms and helpful resources, makes this an ideal guide for younger audiences as well as those invested in their care.</P></div>
Lasting Love At Last: The Gay Guide To Attracting the Relationshi...
by Amari Ice

Language

English

Pages

203

Publication Date

June 28, 2017

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<h2>At last, gay love is here to stay.</h2><br />In the era of mobile apps, the gay dating census (aka #BaeBuffet) is literally in the palm of your hands. But how do you sift through all the digital smoke and glitter to find a heart of gold? Enter certified matchmaker and love coach, Amari Ice, and his twelve-step RELATIONSHIP Process. In <i>Lasting Love at Last</i>, the gay relationship guru, will show you:<br /><ul><br /><li>How to attract lasting love in as little as ten weeks</li><br /><li>How to recognize and neutralize what’s sabotaged your past relationships</li><br /><li>The reason most relationships fail</li><br /><li>The difference between not being ready for a relationship and being scared of commitment</li><br /><li>What you actually need from a partner in order to be happy</li><br /><li>How to guarantee you only invest in someone worth your time, energy, and love</li><br /><li>And much, much more</li><br /></ul><br />If Paul Carrick Brunson’s <i>It’s Complicated (But It Doesn’t Have to Be)</i> and Patti Stanger’s <i>Become Your Own Matchmaker</i> had a #Gayby, <i>Lasting Love At Last</i> is what they’d name it.
Hearts Over Blood: An MM Straight to Gay First Time Romance (Firs...
by Odin Nightshade

Language

English

Pages

133

Publication Date

February 17, 2017

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<h2><i>A man torn, between duty and desire.</i></h2><br />Wyatt Kent would give anything to leave the small, podunk town of Spruce Falls. But after a horrific car crash leaves his older brother Shane without his legs, Wyatt can’t bring himself to make the escape, seemingly destined to watch his brother’s emotional health deteriorate day after day, while letting his own dreams of a bright future slowly slip from his reach. And the reappearance of Shane’s gorgeous former best friend Knox Porter doesn’t help.<br /><br />Knox had been with Shane the night of the accident, and while both young men had dreamed of entering the national rodeo circuit, it was Knox who had escaped unharmed and went on to become a national star. Shane’s resentment toward Knox since the accident is fierce, and while Wyatt is his brother’s staunchest advocate, the passionate kiss he shared with Knox before he joined the circuit has him wondering if he can stay away from the sexy bull rider now that he’s returned.<br /><br />Wyatt’s attempts at mending the pair’s friendship prove disastrous, and when he finally learns the truth about the night of the accident, Wyatt is forced to make an impossible decision that may end up placing his brother’s very life on the line.<br /><br />The situation is dire, and Wyatt’s in it up to his elbows. He only hopes he can repair the damage before he breaks his brother’s heart, or loses his own.<br /><br /><b><i>Hearts Over Blood</i> is another red-hot instalment in the <i>First Time Bareback Cowboys</i> series, which can be read and enjoyed in any order.</b><br /><br /><br /><br />AUTHOR'S NOTE: This books contains mature language and explicit content, and is intended for audiences over 18 years of age.

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