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  Cover Art: No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
2012
Adult Graphic Novel
  Cover Art: Fairyland : a Memoir of My Father Abbott, Alysia
Fairyland : a Memoir of My Father
"After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation--few of whom are raising a child. As a child Alysia views her father as a loving playmate who can transform the ordinary into magic, but as she gets older Alysia wants more than anything to fit in. While Alysia is studying in New York and then in France, her father tells her it's time to come home; he's sick with AIDS. Alysia must choose whether to take on the responsibility of caring for her father or continue the independent life she has worked so hard to create."--Amazon.com, veiwed June 19, 2013.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: White Girls Als, Hilton.
White Girls
White Girls, Hilton Als's first book since The Women fourteen years ago, finds one of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving together his brilliant analyses of literature, art, and music with fearless insights on race, gender, and history. The result is an extraordinary, complex portrait of "white girls," as Als dubs them -- an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures as diverse as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Malcolm X and Flannery O'Connor. In pieces that hairpin between critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, high culture and low, the theoretical and the deeply personal, Als presents a stunning portrait of a writer by way of his subjects, and an invaluable guide to the culture of our time.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Bechdel, Alison
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a rich, funny, deep selection from all eleven of Bechdel's previous DTWOF comics collections. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form. Catch up on the lives, loves, and politics of Mo, Lois, Sparrow, Ginger, Clarice, and more.
2008
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey Beye, Charles Rowan
My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man's Odyssey
A personal history that is also a history of evolving social mores, My Husband and My Wives is the memoir of a man looking back over eight tumultuous decades at the complications of discovering at puberty that he is attracted to other men.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels Bond, Justin
Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels
Hailed as "the greatest cabaret artist of [V's] generation" in the New Yorker, Mx Justin Vivian Bond makes a brilliant literary debut with this candid and hilarious coming-of-age tale.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Queer and Pleasant Danger: a Memoir Bornstein, Kate
A Queer and Pleasant Danger: a Memoir
With wisdom, wit, and an unwavering resolution to tell the truth ("I must not tell lies"), Bornstein shares her story: from a nice Jewish boy growing up in New Jersey to a strappingly handsome lieutenant of the Church of Scientology's Sea flagship vessel, and later to 1990s Seattle, where she becomes a rising star in the lesbian community. In between there are wives and lovers, heartbreak and triumph, bridges mended and broken, and a journey of self-discovery that will mesmerize readers.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars Bowers, Scotty
Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
"The wholesome image of America propagated by Hollywood in the 1940s,'50s and '60s is one of the most persistent in popular culture: loving wives, smiling children. But off the set, many of the actors who helped create this image were secretly leading different lives, and one man in particular was helping them: Scotty Bowers."
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Stuck in the Middle with You : a Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders Boylan, Jennifer Finney, 1958-
Stuck in the Middle with You : a Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders
Filled with interviews that examine the relationships with fathers and mothers, a memoir about gender and parenting follows the author as she transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Eminent Outlaws: the Gay Writers Who Changed America Bram, Christopher
Eminent Outlaws: the Gay Writers Who Changed America
In the years following WWII, a small group of gay writers established themselves as literary power players, fueling cultural changes that would resonate for decades to come and transforming the American literary landscape forever. In Eminent Outlaws, novelist Christopher Bram brilliantly chronicles the rise of gay consciousness in American writing.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Queer History of the United States Bronski, Michael
A Queer History of the United States
Examines how American culture has shaped the LGBT experience, while simultaneously arguing that LGBT people not only shaped but were pivotal in creating this country.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad Bucatinsky, Dan
Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight? Confessions of a Gay Dad
From actor/writer/producer Bucatinsky, executive producer of NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?," comes a collection of snort-milk-through-your-nose funny stories of parenthood that will obliterate the boundaries of gender and sexual orientation, and sweep readers into fatherhood.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: How Poetry Saved My Life : a Hustler's Memoir Dawn, Amber, 1974-
How Poetry Saved My Life : a Hustler's Memoir
How Poetry Saved My Life , Amber Dawn's sophomore book, reveals an even more poignant and personal landscape;the terrain of sex work, queer identity, and survivor pride. This memoir, told in prose and poetry, offers a frank, multifaceted portrait of the author's experiences hustling the streets of Vancouver, and the how those years took away her self-esteem and nearly destroyed her. At the crux of this autobiographical narrative is the tender celebration of poetry and literature, that, as the title suggests, acted as a lifeline during her most pivotal moments.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: A Fast Life: the Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos Dlugos, Tim
A Fast Life: the Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos
Tim Dlugos--the witty and innovative poet at the heart of the New York literary scene in the late 1970s and 1980s and seminal poet of the AIDS epidemic--was one of the most distinctive and energetic poets of our time. This volume, edited by poet David Trinidad, contains all of Dlugos's published work and previously unpublished poems.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Bi : Notes for a Bisexual Revolution Eisner, Shiri
Bi : Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
"Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics--from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and transgenderism to the practice of labeling those who identify as bi as either "too bisexual" (promiscuous and incapable of fidelity) or "not bisexual enough" (not actively engaging romantically or sexually with people of at least two different genders). In this forward-thinking and eye-opening book, feminist bisexual and genderqueer activist Shiri Eisner takes readers on a journey through the many aspects of the meanings and politics of bisexuality, specifically highlighting how bisexuality can open up new and exciting ways of challenging social convention"--from Amazon.com.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Montgomery Clift Queer Star Girelli, Elisabetta
Montgomery Clift Queer Star
Strikingly beautiful and exceptionally talented, Montgomery Clift was at the peak of his fame in 1956 when a devastating car crash nearly destroyed his face. While this traumatic event robbed him of his heartthrob status and turned him into a somewhat disturbing, socially alienated character, author Elisabetta Girelli argues that Clift had always combined on-screen erotic ambiguity with real-life sexual nonconformity. In Montgomery Clift, Queer Star she maps the development of Clift's subversive image over the span of his entire career, approaching Clift as a queer signifier who defied normative cultural structures.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made Henderson, Kristen and Ellis, Sarah Kate
Times Two: Two Women in Love and the Happy Family They Made
Sarah, a high-powered magazine executive, and Kristen, a laid-back rock star, decide it's time to start their family. The fact that they both get pregnant at the exact same time is where things start to get interesting. From the start, they think of their babies as twins, each woman carrying half of a set. But for two who've always finished each other's sentences, they suddenly find themselves on opposite ends of the mothers-to-be spectrum, with different opinions on almost everything.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Prairie Silence: a Memoir Hoffert, Melanie M.
Prairie Silence: a Memoir
In this evocative memoir about a rural expatriate and her struggle to reconcile family, faith, and love on the prairie, Hoffert offers a deeply personal and poignant meditation on land and community, taking readers on a journey of self-acceptance and reconciliation.
2013
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Fit to Serve: Reflections On a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador Hormel, James C.
Fit to Serve: Reflections On a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador
This is the memoir of James C. Hormel--a man who grew up feeling different not only because his family owned the Hormel empire and lived in a twenty-six-bedroom house in a small Midwest town, but because he was gay at a time when homosexuality was not discussed or accepted. Hormel moved to New York City, became an antiwar activist, battled homophobia, lost dear friends to AIDS, and set out to become America's first openly gay ambassador, a position he finally won during the Clinton administration.
2011
Adult Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Mercury: an Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury Jones, Lesley-Ann
Mercury: an Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury
The lead vocalist for the iconic rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury's unmatched skills as a songwriter and his flamboyant showmanship made him a superstar and Queen a household name. But despite his worldwide fame, few people ever really glimpsed the man behind the glittering facade. Now, more than twenty years after his death, those closest to Mercury are finally opening up about this pivotal figure in rock 'n roll.
2012
Adult Nonfiction Book
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