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Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

Written by James Baldwin
Introduction by Nikky Finney


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8486-1 (0-8070-8486-7)

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0183-7 (0-8070-0183-X)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0165-3 (0-8070-0165-1)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Revolution of Little Girls

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73812-1 (0-679-73812-6)

No matter how hard she tries, Ellen Burns will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen she spikes her Cokes with spirits of ammonia and baffles her elders with Freedom Riding sympathies. As a young... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Terminal Velocity

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75032-1 (0-679-75032-0)

"In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rubyfruit Jungle

Written by Rita Mae Brown


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 1, 1983
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27886-6 (0-553-27886-X)

By one of this country's most distinctive writers Rita Mae Brown's milestone first novel is the story of an unusually strong and colorful woman's irrepressible march through prejudices of class, sex, and race while retaining a positive self-image. Bawdy and moving, Rubyfruit Jungle is about growing up a lesbian in America--and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

Written by Truman Capote
Introduction by Reynolds Price


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9691-6 (1-4000-9691-X)

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the the short story. This first-ever compendium features a never-before-published 1950 story, “The Bargain,” as well as an introduction by Reynolds Price. Ranging... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Girl Like Che Guevara

Written by Teresa De La Caridad Doval


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: April 1, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-397-9 (1-56947-397-8)

Sixteen-year-old Lourdes is a dedicated and proud revolutionary who spends the summer of 1982, along with her peers, at the “School-in-the-Fields,” tilling tobacco fields to prove her dedication to Fidel and the revolution.

But she is also a study of contradictions. Lourdes outwardly scoffs at the old ways but wears an... Read more >

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The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

Written by David Drake


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47204-3 (0-385-47204-8)

David Drake's smash hit one-man show tells the story of his call to gay pride and activism through a series of vignettes exploring thoughts and emotions shared by a whole generation of gay men and women. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Gay Canon
Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read
Written by Robert Drake


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49228-7 (0-385-49228-6)

There are countless works of interest to gay men in print right now--anthologies, novels, memoirs, and more. It is a reflection of progress that there is such an openly recognizable culture. Yet how to make sense of the choices offered? What do gay men need to read? What books have shaped... Read more >

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10,000 Dresses

Written by Marcus Ewert
Illustrated by Rex Ray


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-850-0 (1-58322-850-0)

Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. “You shouldn’t be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Light Fell

Written by Evan Fallenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-536-2 (1-56947-536-9)

Awarded the 2009 Stonewall Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

Twenty years have passed since Joseph left his family and his religious Israeli community when he fell in love with a man, the brilliant rabbi Yoel Rosenzweig. Now, for his fiftieth birthday, Joseph... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fogtown

Written by Anderson Gabrych
Illustrated by Brad Rader


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1384-8 (1-4012-1384-7)

A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of Frank Grissel, an aging, hard-knuckled private eye--and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco.

Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up... Read more >

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Father's Day

Written by Philip Galanes


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7529-4 (1-4000-7529-7)

At the age of thirty-five, Matthew Vaber’s life is so messy it can only be at a turning point. In one direction is the neon glare of his father’s recent suicide, and in the other is the tough love of his fluorescent mother. He’d love to find love, but he can’t... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mean Little deaf Queer
A Memoir
Written by Terry Galloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7331-5 (0-8070-7331-8)

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed “child freak,” she acted out... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Landscape with Traveler
The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves
Written by Barry Gifford


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-499-2 (1-60980-499-6)

Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves is Barry Gifford’s first full-length novel. In print for the first time in fifteen years, Landscape with Traveler is written as the protagonist’s diary–inspired by the first century Japanese writer Sei Shônagon’s pillow book–and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Plays Well with Others

Written by Allan Gurganus


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70203-7 (0-375-70203-2)

It's 1980, and Hartley Mims jr., a somewhat overbred Southerner, arrives in town to found his artistic career and find a circle of brilliant friends. He soon discovers both Robert Christian Gustafson, archangelic boy composer of Symphony no. 1: The Titanic, and Alabama Byrnes, a failed Savannah debutante whose gigantic paintings... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Practical Heart
Four Novellas
Written by Allan Gurganus


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72763-4 (0-375-72763-9)

A luminous quartet, five years in the writing, reveals even more fully the breathtaking range of "a storyteller in the grand tradition" (New York Times).

Allan Gurganus's voice—by turn bawdy and serene, folkloric and profane—deepens as it soars into this quiet masterwork. Four new fables—rich in event, comedy, experience—surge with the force... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction

Written by Naomi Holoch


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75952-2 (0-679-75952-2)

The Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction presents a range of literary voices--from twenty-seven countries spanning six continents--and offers glimpses of lesbian life in unfamilar, often exotic climes.We follow an Irish woman as she travels through time in search of a wronged maiden, and anticipate the harrowing fate of a married... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Jack

Written by A.M. Homes


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 1990
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73221-1 (0-679-73221-7)

In Jack, A. M. Homes gives us a teenager who wants nothing more than to be normal—even if being normal means having divorced parents and a rather strange best friend. But when Jack’s father takes him out in a rowboat on Lake Watchmayoyo and tells his son he’s gay, nothing will... Read more >

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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son
A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools
Written by Kevin Jennings


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7147-2 (0-8070-7147-1)

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-GLBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his school days in the conservative South, where “faggot” became more familiar to him than his own name. Creating safe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Written by Moises Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti and Andy Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7039-0 (0-8041-7039-8)

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the...

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Pantomime
Micah Grey, Book 1
Written by Laura Lam


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-908844-37-8 (1-908844-37-X)

Nominated for the 2014 ALA Rainbow List
 
R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass – remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone – are wonders beyond the wildest imagination. It’s a place where anything seems possible, where if you close your eyes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trevor
a novella
Written by James Lecesne


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-487-9 (1-60980-487-2)

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wracking turn toward his locker at school, he feels scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Trevor
A Novella
Written by James Lecesne


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-420-6 (1-60980-420-1)

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year-old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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