Category: Lgbtq

  • Being Gay, Being Christian: You can be both

    By Stuart Edser

    Is it attainable to be either homosexual and Christian? This e-book explains, frivolously and logically, that the 2 aren't together particular. With the help of a few of the best medical and theological minds, Dr Stuart Edser offers a compelling case for tolerance and reputation, rejecting the conventional Christian view that homosexual everyone is both unwell or sinful due to their sexual orientation. whereas shrill voices of prejudiced fundamentalism are raised from each side of the Christian church, he invitations the reader to a brand new event of God. Dr Edser is uniquely certified to provide an explanation for the biology, psychology and sociology of being homosexual, in addition to to ascertain the Bible, its interpretation, and standard Christian educating on sexual morality. not just does he have a wealth of expertise grounded within the Church (both Catholic and Protestant), yet he's additionally a psychologist, writer and researcher. in addition, he threads his personal remarkable tale in the course of the textual content, utilizing this and his event as a clinician to steer his considering. particularly, he bargains a good and rational voice so frequently manifestly absent from the Church's utterances on homosexuality. He argues passionately for church humans in all places to open their minds and exhibit a willingness to discard older methods of considering the place extra smooth causes exhibit the reality extra competently. And he encourages homosexual Christians to combine their sexuality and their religion in order that either are valued both. "This is one of the unmarried top e-book released in this subject within the final 5 years. It combines a succinct research of the technological know-how and mental technology on being homosexual with the lived adventure of the writer and an research of the scriptural and theological heritage which, whereas now not missing in rigour, manages to be accessible." - Jim McManus, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist

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  • Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships

    Written by way of skilled lesbian therapists, Lesbian Couples covers a variety of topics—commitment ceremonies and marriage, dwelling preparations, paintings, cash, togetherness and separate identities, popping out to friends and family, resolving clash and figuring out each one other—and makes use of a number of valuable examples and problem-solving concepts, drawing from examine performed on lesbian over the last decade. The booklet will pay exact realization to adjustments of race, type, age and actual skill, and addresses the problems raised while one or either companions are convalescing from alcohol, substance, or sexual abuse. The ebook additionally addresses adjustments that lesbians may well come across of their relationships relating to such matters as butch-femme, transgender id, bisexuality, monogamy, and s/m. completely readable and intensely priceless, with an up to date source consultant, Lesbian Couples is a publication that each lesbian should want to own.
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  • An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Series Q)

    By Ann Cvetkovich

    In this daring new paintings of cultural feedback, Ann Cvetkovich develops a queer method of trauma. She argues for the significance of recognizing—and archiving—accounts of trauma that belong as a lot to the normal and daily as to the area of disaster. An Archive of emotions contends that the sector of trauma reviews, constrained by means of too strict a department among the general public and the personal, has missed the stories of girls and queers. Rejecting the pathologizing understandings of trauma that permeate clinical and medical discourses at the topic, Cvetkovich develops in its place a sex-positive strategy lacking even from so much feminist paintings on trauma. She demanding situations the sector to interact extra totally with sexual trauma and the wide variety of emotions in its region, together with these linked to butch-femme intercourse and aids activism and caretaking. 

    An Archive of emotions brings jointly oral histories from lesbian activists eager about act up/New York; readings of literature by means of Dorothy Allison, Leslie Feinberg, Cherríe Moraga, and Shani Mootoo; video clips by way of Jean Carlomusto and Pratibha Parmar; and performances by way of Lisa Kron, Carmelita Tropicana, and the bands Le Tigre and Tribe eight. Cvetkovich finds how activism, functionality, and literature supply upward thrust to public cultures that paintings via trauma and remodel the stipulations generating it. through having a look heavily at connections among sexuality, trauma, and the construction of lesbian public cultures, Cvetkovich makes these reviews which were driven to the peripheries of trauma tradition the defining ideas of a brand new building of sexual trauma—one during which trauma catalyzes the production of cultural data and political communities.

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  • The First Twenty

    By Jennifer Lavoie

    Humanity used to be approximately burnt up while a sequence of worldwide failures struck, yet wallet of survivors have controlled to thrive and are commencing to rebuild society. Peyton lives with others in what was once a manufacturing unit. whilst her followed father is murdered by way of Scavengers, she is decided to deliver justice to people who took him clear of her. She didn’t expect assembly Nixie.

    Nixie is without doubt one of the few humans born being able to dowse for water along with her physique. In a global the place secure water is tough to come back by way of, she’s a worthwhile device to her humans. while she’s taken via Peyton, they’ll do whatever to get her again. because the stress among the teams reaches severe max, Peyton is pressured to determine: hand over the woman she’s discovered to like, or hazard the lives of these she’s dependable for.

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  • Willful Machines

    By Tim Floreen

    The closeted son of an ultra-conservative president needs to preserve a budding romance mystery from his father whereas retaining himself from a sentient machine application that’s terrorizing the United States—and has zeroed in on him as its subsequent target—in this “socially awake sci-fi mystery to shelve among The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

    In the close to destiny, scientists create what could be a new type of existence: a synthetic human named Charlotte. All is going good till Charlotte escapes, transfers her realization to the net, and starts terrorizing the yankee public.

    Charlotte’s assaults have everybody on excessive alert—everyone other than Lee Fisher, the closeted son of the USA president. Lee has different issues to fret approximately, like preserving his mystery carrier element from checking out approximately his overwhelm on Nico, the eccentric, Shakespeare-obsessed new boy in class. And conserving Nico from checking out approximately his fresh suicide try. And preserving himself from freaking out approximately all his secrets.

    But while assaults commence occurring at his tuition, Lee realizes he’s Charlotte’s subsequent objective. Even worse, Nico should be a part of Charlotte’s plan too.

    As Lee races to save lots of himself, discover Charlotte’s plan, and determine if he can belief Nico, he involves an entire new knowing of what it capability to be alive…and what makes lifestyles worthy residing.
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  • Slow River

    By Nicola Griffith

    She aroused from sleep in an alley to the splash of rain. She was once bare, a foot-long gash in her again was once nonetheless bleeding, and her id implant was once long past. Lore Van Oesterling were the daughter of 1 of the world's strongest families...and now she used to be no one, and she or he needed to cover.

    Then out of the rain walked Spanner, predator and thief, who took her in, cared for her wound, and taught her tips to reinvent herself repeatedly. nobody may possibly locate Lore now: now not the police, no longer her relatives, and never the abductors who had left her in that alley to die. She had escaped...but the price of her newfound freedom used to be crime and deception, and she or he paid it time and again, till she had turn into a person she loathed.

    Lore had a call: She may possibly remain within the shadows, stick with Spanner...and chance wasting herself eternally. Or she might go away Spanner and locate herself back via changing into another person: stealing the identification implant of a lifeless girl, taking on her lifestyles, and making a new destiny.

    But to begin back, Lore required Spanner's talents--Spanner, who wanted her and hated her, and who constantly had a value. or even as Lore agreed to play Spanner's video game one ultimate time, she discovered that there has been nonetheless the cost of being a Van Oesterling to be paid. basically via confronting her family members, her prior, and her personal demons may perhaps Lore meld jointly who she had as soon as been, who she had turn into, and the individual she meant to be...
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  • Self

    By Yann Martel

    A fictional autobiography of a tender author which takes the reader to Canada, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and somewhere else. This tale of affection, intercourse and ambiguity is the 1st novel via the Canadian writer of the award-winning short-story assortment, The evidence in the back of the Helsinki Roccamatios.
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  • Don Tarquinio: A Kataleptic Phantasmatic Romance

    By Frederick Rolfe

    "[F]antastic and altogether awesome . . . magnificent . . . the influence of the full is of undoubted ability. there's an altogether impressive mastery over phrases, an altogether amazing skill to go into into the ruling spirit of the interval, a made up our minds energy of constant characterisation. … it's a full-blooded book—full, too, of the enjoyment of life.” – The Outlook

    “It has the irresponsible excessive spirits of the formative years of the world.” – day-by-day Mail

    “A homosexually-heated and obsessionally-mannered story of boys' adventures among the Borgias.” – Spectator

    Frederick Rolfe, who styled himself “Fr. Rolfe” and “Baron Corvo”, is legendary for Hadrian the 7th (1904), a myth during which a downtrodden author is unexpectedly elected Pope, and notorious for his scandalous “Venice letters”. He exhibits a distinct part in Don Tarquinio (1905), a fast paced, high-spirited romp purportedly translated from a Renaissance manuscript and set in overdue fifteenth century Italy one of the intrigues of the Borgias. Rolfe’s tale tells of twenty-four hours within the lifetime of a comely fifteen-year-old Roman early life, Don Tarquinio, whose family members has been banned from Rome through edict of the Pope, yet who undertakes a perilous challenge on behalf of the Pope’s son, Cesare Borgia, to regain his family’s misplaced honour and win the affection of an attractive maiden. alongside the way in which, he and his partners, the good-looking teenaged Prince Ippolito and the stunning French prince Réné, whom he rescues from slavery, suffer a chain of motley and comedian adventures, similar in Rolfe’s charmingly distinct prose.

    Bizarre, creative, and hugely interesting, Rolfe’s novel was once an unforeseen hit with modern critics, who raved that it used to be “a significant journey de strength which would have pop out of Boccaccio”, “a novel of outstanding curiosity and dramatic power”, “an extravagant wealth of old fashioned conceit and irony”, “the vibrant verbal brilliance of the booklet is wonderful”. This version reprints the unabridged textual content of the 1926 version released by means of Chatto & Windus.
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  • This Time Around: A Novel (Station One)

    By Justin McLachlan

    Book within the Station One series.

    Dr. Van Jacobs gave his lifestyles to save lots of the universe... or so he suggestion. as a substitute, he awakes half-way the world over, floating in the midst of the Indian Ocean on an iceberg while he should've been useless. he is rescued via the crew at Station One, but if he unearths out what they have been engaged on, and their plans for the longer term, he realizes they could combating at the similar aspect to any extent further. A Station One sequence book.

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