Category: Lgbtq

  • Firebird: A Memoir

    By Mark Doty

    In Firebird, Mark Doty tells the tale of a ten-year-old in a most sensible hat, cane, and pink chiffon shawl, interrupted whereas belting out Judy Garland's "Get satisfied" by means of his alarmed mom on the bed room door, exclaiming, "Son, you are a boy!"

    Firebird provides us with a heroic little boy who has relatively adequate concerns with no getting to know that his dawning sexuality is the inaccurate One. A self-confessed "chubby clever bookish sissy with glasses and a Southern accent," Doty grew up at the flow, the relatives following his father's engineering paintings throughout America-from Tennessee to Arizona, Florida to California. A lyrical, heartbreaking comedy of 1 family's dissolution during the corrosive powers of alcohol, sorrow, and thwarted hope, Firebird is additionally a wry evocation of childhood's pleasures and terrors, a comic book journey of yankee suburban existence, and a testomony to the transformative energy of art.

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  • Falling Star

    By Gill McKnight

    Solley Rayner hopes a number of weeks along with her relatives may help heal her shattered desires, yet she hasn't counted on assembly a girl who stirs her center. a film stunt team arrives to movie a blockbuster within the bay, and Gin Ito heads up the workforce.
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  • Abby's Passion

    By Jackie Calhoun

    Abby's love existence is agony. Her occupation within the psychological well-being box does not precisely lend itself to assembly plenty of new ladies. And having a live-in sister that drives away all of Abby's would-be enthusiasts by means of thoroughly dominating and monopolizing each dialog does not support a lot both.

    When given the chance to relinquish accountability for her sister, Abby is greater than keen to pursue her personal pursuits.

    But whilst occasions ensue that flip her international the wrong way up, she reveals herself dealing with difficult offerings as she ultimately discovers what's quite most vital in life.

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  • The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America

    By Charles Kaiser

    A New York Times impressive ebook of the yr and winner of a Lambda Literary Award, The homosexual Metropolis is a landmark saga of fight and triumph that was once immediately well-known because the so much authoritative and giant paintings of its sort. full of awesome anecdotes and searing stories of heartbreak and transformation, it presents a decade-by-decade account of the increase and recognition of homosexual lifestyles and identification because the Forties. From the making of West facet Story, the fashionable Romeo and Juliet story written and staged via 4 homosexual males, to the catastrophic period of AIDS, Charles Kaiser recounts the genuine heritage of the homosexual circulation with many never-before-told tales. full of marvelous characters — together with Leonard Bernstein, Montgomery Clift, Alfred Hitchcock, and John F. Kennedy, between many others — it is a important telling of yank heritage, interesting and uplifting.
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  • Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

    By Rodger Streitmatter

    For greater than a century sooner than homosexual marriage grew to become a hot-button political factor, same-sex unions flourished in the US. Pairs of fellows and pairs of girls joined jointly in devoted unions, status via one another “for richer for poorer, in affliction and in healthiness” for sessions of thirty or forty—sometimes as many as fifty—years. briefly, they enjoyed and supported one another each piece up to any husband and spouse.

    In Outlaw Marriages, cultural historian Rodger Streitmatter unearths how a few of these unions didn’t only increase the standard of existence for the 2 humans concerned but additionally enriched the yankee culture.

    one of the high-profile whose lives and loves are illuminated within the following pages are Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith, literary icon Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, writer James Baldwin and Lucien Happersberger, and artists Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. 
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  • decolonizing trans/gender 101

    Bored with analyzing another trans/gender a hundred and one solely based round white humans and their normative narratives? uninterested in feeling such as you needs to be _this_ tall to be trans sufficient to belong within the ~community~? uninterested in feeling just like the white trans group is erasing your stories? having gender feels yet now not knowing how they healthy into the present white hegemonic discourse on gender? decolonizing trans/gender one zero one is a brief, obtainable (and non-academic) critique of some of the primary options in white trans/gender conception and discourse. written for the indigenous and/or individual of color attempting to know the way their gender is/has been impacted via whiteness and colonialism.
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  • TransForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

    By Sally Hines

    This e-book is an immense contribution to modern gender and sexuality reviews. At a time while transgender practices are the topic of accelerating social and cultural visibility, it marks the 1st united kingdom learn of transgender id formation. it's also the 1st exam - at any place on this planet - of transgender practices of intimacy and care. the writer addresses altering executive laws about the citizenship rights of transgender humans. She examines the influence of legislative shifts upon transgender people's identities, intimate relationships and practices of care and considers the results for destiny social coverage. The publication encompasses key ways from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, lesbian and homosexual reviews, sociology and gender conception. Drawing on vast interviews with transgender humans, "TransForming gender" deals attractive, relocating, and, every now and then, funny debts of the reviews of gender transition. Written in an obtainable sort, it presents a shiny perception into the variety of dwelling gender in present day world.The e-book can be crucial studying for college kids and execs in cultural experiences, gender reports and sexuality stories in addition to these in sociology, social coverage, legislation, politics and philosophy. it's going to even be of curiosity to future health and academic scholars, running shoes and practitioners.Sally Hines is a lecturer in sociology and social coverage on the college of Leeds. Her instructing and study pursuits fall in the parts of id, gender, sexuality, the physique and citizenship.
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  • Feminism and Men

    What is men's place within the feminist tale? Are males villains or sufferers? while the answer's either and neither either genders are nonetheless visible when it comes to a majority of these unhelpful different types and whereas feminist waves have ensured that during concept not less than, many girls at the moment are capable of do the issues that was once performed basically through males, the truth of ways males are visible and spot themselves has replaced little or no around the globe.

    Many younger ladies exist in an international very various from that in their grandmothers. in lots of international locations they could vote and stand for Parliament, make cash, have the alternative of who they wish to marry, or no matter if to marry or now not. In others, there was a backlash opposed to those rights, yet even the following, most girls recognize that those rights exist no matter if they can't declare them. yet what approximately males? even though they nonetheless carry the ability within the boardroom, in parliament and infrequently within the relatives too, their attitudes in the direction of ladies - and in the direction of themselves - have frequently replaced little or no over the a long time. Has feminism itself left a few males stressed and others indignant with matters that 'men are wasting out'?

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  • The Gay Gospels: Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People

    By Keith Sharpe

    The position of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual and transgendered humans within the Christian church buildings is a hugely debatable issue. The stance of the entire mainline church buildings is that homosexuality is sinful and incompatible with Christianity. 

    In looking to reply to assaults on their lives, identities and relationships LGBT Christians have moved over fresh many years from a defensive line to a extra affirmative place which asserts that there's facts within the Bible and the Jesus culture of proven homoerotic experience. 

    This is the one ebook out there which:
    1. presents a scientific evaluate of either the shielding and affirmative positions;  
    2. is grounded in modern Biblical scholarship and research;
    3. deals with hugely debatable matters corresponding to Jesus' sexual orientation;
    4. yet is written in obtainable, simply readable style.
    In half one, The protecting testomony, all of the so-called 'biblical texts of terror' used to demonise LGBT humans is taken into account in flip and located in need of. None of them has something to assert approximately consensual similar intercourse love. 

    In half , The Affirmative testomony, homoerotic parts in numerous Bible tales together with the therapeutic of the centurion's servant, David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi are printed to make obvious where of LGBT lives within the Biblical culture, together with the homoerotic courting among Jesus and the cherished Disciple said within the Gospel of John.

    Taken jointly, those testaments forcefully champion the equality of LGBT humans within the nation of God and characterize a powerful problem to ecclesiastical homophobia.  This is a lifestyles saving ebook for homosexual Christians.
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  • Snow Falls

    By Gerri Hill

    Jennifer Kincaid, on her technique to a writer’s workshop within the Colorado mountain city of Lake urban, will get misplaced and is stranded by way of an avalanche. Catherine Ryan-Barrett, working from the celebrity and fortune of her relatives identify, wishes not anything extra to spend the iciness by myself and sequestered in her excessive mountain cabin. She isn't really ready for a celebration crasher. After spending months jointly, they shape an not likely friendship that deepens even additional. yet after the spring thaw, Jen leaves and returns to her lifestyles in Santa Fe—and to the fellow who desires to marry her. All she understands of the girl who rescued her is her identify . . . Ryan.
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