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The Eros of Everyday Life
Essays on Ecology, Gender and Society
Written by Susan Griffin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1996
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47399-6 (0-385-47399-0)

In her collection of essays on the relationship between feminism, science, nature, and the evolution of Western culture, Pulitzer prize finalist Susan Griffin boldly argues that the ways in which society subordinates women are (not accidentally) very similar to the ways in which Western culture attempts to achieve dominion over nature... Read more >

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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1097-6 (0-8070-1097-9)

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?

In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Night is Still Young

Text by Eric C. Shiner and Simone Fukayuki
Photographed by Tomoaki Hata


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-552-0 (1-57687-552-0)

With The Night Is Still Young, Los Angeles-based, Japanese photographer Tomoaki Hata returns to his roots–the underground club scene of Osaka’s gay, nightlife district. Filled with intimate images of the radically-creative drag queens who performed at various venues in the city from the late 1990s through the present, this book is... Read more >

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Prairie Silence
A Memoir
Written by Melanie Hoffert


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4516-9 (0-8070-4516-0)

Melanie Hoffert longs for her North Dakota childhood home, with its grain trucks and empty main streets. A land where she imagines standing at the bottom of the ancient lake that preceded the prairie: crop rows become the patterned sand ripples of the lake floor; trees are the large alien plants... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Prairie Silence
A Memoir
Written by Melanie Hoffert


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4473-5 (0-8070-4473-3)

A rural expatriate’s struggle to reconcile family, home, love, and faith with the silence of the prairie land and its people

Melanie Hoffert longs for her rural North Dakota home with its grain trucks and empty main streets. But like many, she followed the out-migration pattern to a more urban life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Love the Sin
Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance
Written by Janet Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2004
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4133-8 (0-8070-4133-5)

In this powerful and timely book, Janet R. Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini make a solid case for loving the sinner and the sin. Rejecting both religious conservatives’ arguments for sexual regulation and liberal views that advocate tolerance, the authors argue for and realistically envision true sexual and religious freedom in this... 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 Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-226-4 (1-58642-226-X)

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-214-1 (1-58642-214-6)

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Keep Your Wives Away from Them
Orthodox Women, Unorthodox Desires
Edited by Miryam Kabakov


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-879-0 (1-55643-879-6)

Reconciling queerness with religion has always been an enormous challenge. When the religion is Orthodox Judaism, the task is even more daunting. This anthology takes on that challenge by giving voice to genderqueer Jewish women who were once silenced–and effectively rendered invisible–by their faith. Keep Your Wives Away from Them tells... Read more >

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Just Add Hormones
An Insider's Guide to the Transsexual Experience
Written by Matt Kailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7959-1 (0-8070-7959-6)

Matt Kailey lived as a straight woman for the first forty-two years of his life. Though happy as a social worker and teacher, he knew something wasn’t right. Then he made some changes. With the help of a good therapist, chest surgery, and some strong doses of testosterone, Kailey began his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hide/Seek
Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
Written by Jonathan D. Katz and David C. Ward


Format: Hardcover, 296 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-299-7 (1-58834-299-9)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award
*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture is the companion book to the first major museum exhibition in American history to focus on lesbian and gay art and culture from the late nineteenth century to the present... Read more >

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Dancing Around the Volcano
Freeing Our Erotic Lives: Decoding the Enigma of Gay Men and Sex
Written by Guy Kettelhack


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 16, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80151-2 (0-609-80151-1)

In the tradition of Frank Browning's The Culture of Desire comes Guy Kettelhack's provocative, honest, unapologetic look at the sex lives of gay men. Dancing Around the Volcano is essential reading for the American gay community.

Gay men have long been told that regardless of their individual characters and desires, they should... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Girl Boy Girl
How I Became JT Leroy
Written by Savannah Knoop


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-851-7 (1-58322-851-9)

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers came to terms with the fact that the gay-male-ex-truck-stop-prostitute-turned literary-wunderkind was really... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nina Here Nor There
My Journey Beyond Gender
Written by Nick Krieger


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0092-2 (0-8070-0092-2)

*2011 ALA Stonewall Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Honor Book

The next-generation Stone Butch Blues--a contemporary memoir of gender awakening and a classic tale of first love and self-discovery.

Ambitious, sporty, feminine “capital-L lesbians” had been Nina Krieger’s type, for friends that is. She hadn’t dated in seven years, a period of non-stop traveling—searching for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Idols

Written by Gilles Larrain
Contribution by Ryan McGinley


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-57687-585-8 (1-57687-585-7)

Idols, an authentic compendium of 1970s’ New York style and attitude, and a confirmed masterpiece, began with an awestruck Larrain visiting Max’s Kansas City in the explosively liberating early years of the gay rights movement, and befriending Taylor Meade and John Noble. Once they came to be photographed, the rest followed.... Read more >

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The Many Lives of Miss K
Toto Koopman - Model, Muse, Spy
Written by Jean-Noel Liaut
Translated by Denise Raab Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 244 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4129-5 (0-8478-4129-4)

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. “Toto” Koopman (1908—1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Captivity
118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War
Written by James Loney


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage Canada
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39928-1 (0-307-39928-1)

The powerful account of the remarkable peace activist kidnapped while leading a peace delegation and held for ransom by Iraqi insurgents until his paradoxical release by a crack unit of Special Forces commandos.

In November 2005, James Loney and three other men – Canadian Harmeet Singh Sooden, British citizen Norman Kember and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dreadful
The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Written by David Margolick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: November 11, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-713-0 (1-59051-713-X)

American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Dreadful
The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns
Written by David Margolick


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-571-6 (1-59051-571-4)

American author John Horne Burns (1916—1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Church and the Homosexual
Fourth Edition
Written by John J. McNeill


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 1993
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7931-7 (0-8070-7931-6)

In this “brave and good book which shatters bad myths” (Commonweal), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices.

The Church and the Homosexual is a major weapon for those who are fighting to change the Church.” -The Reverend Paul... Read more >

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Taking a Chance on God
Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Lovers, Families, and Friends
Written by John J. McNeill


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7945-4 (0-8070-7945-6)

Taking a Chance on God explores how lesbians and gay men can claim both a positive gay identity and a fulfilling life of Christian faith.

“McNeill draws on the insights of the gay and lesbian liberation movement, his counseling experience with lesbian and gay people, and a variety of faith traditions--Catholic, mainstream... Read more >

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God vs. Gay?
The Religious Case for Equality
Written by Jay Michaelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0147-9 (0-8070-0147-3)

Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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She Looks Just Like You
A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood
Written by Amie Klempnauer Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0151-6 (0-8070-0151-1)

After ten years of talking about having children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Passion of Michel Foucault

Written by James Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 1, 1994
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47240-1 (0-385-47240-4)

A startling look at one of this century’s most influential philosophers, the book chronicles every stage of Foucault’s personal and professional odyssey, from his early interest in dreams to his final preoccupation with sexuality and the nature of personal identity.

“Probably the best general introductin to Foucault’s later thinking.” —Washington Post Book... Read more >
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