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Just As I Am
A Novel
Written by E. Lynn Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 15, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46970-8 (0-385-46970-5)

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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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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 >
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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 >
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Gross Indecency
The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
Written by Moises Kaufman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 27, 1998
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70232-7 (0-375-70232-6)

In April 1895 Oscar Wilde brought a libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry, the father of his youthful lover, who had publicly maligned him as a sodomite. In doing so, England's reigning man of letters set in motion a series of events that would culminate in his ruin and imprisonment... Read more >

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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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Trumpet
A Novel
Written by Jackie Kay


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 11, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70463-5 (0-375-70463-9)

WINNER OF THE 1998 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE

"Supremely humane... Kay leaves us with a broad landscape of sweet tolerance and familial love."—The New York Times Book Review

In her starkly beautiful and wholly unexpected tale, Jackie Kay delves into the most intimate workings of the human heart and mind and offers a triumphant... Read more >
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Jewelry Talks
A Novel Thesis
Written by Richard Klein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75849-5 (0-679-75849-6)

Campy, bitchy, outrageous, and quite a bit more than over the top, Abby Zinzo describes himself as “a cross between Auntie Mame and Louis the Sun King.” Abby has lived a life dedicated to pleasure, and nothing has given him more pleasure than owning, wearing, or merely contemplating the lustrous objects... Read more >
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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 >
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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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Sister Outsider
Essays and Speeches
Written by Audre Lorde
Foreword by Cheryl Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-58091-186-3 (1-58091-186-2)

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change... Read more >
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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
A Biomythography
Written by Geraldine Audre Lorde


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-122-0 (0-89594-122-8)

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of... Read more >
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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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Love Speaks Its Name
Gay and Lesbian Love Poems
Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41170-0 (0-375-41170-4)

From Sappho to Shakespeareto Cole Porter—a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most... Read more >

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Hazmat

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70991-3 (0-375-70991-6)

HAZMAT, meaning “hazardous material,” is an abbreviation familiar from signs at the entrances to long dark tunnels or on the sides of suspicious containers. Here, in a series of stunning poems, J. D. McClatchy examines the first hazmat we all encounter: our own bodies. The virtuosic “Tattoos” meditates on why we... Read more >

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Ten Commandments

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 21, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70134-4 (0-375-70134-6)

Ten Commandments is a book-length sequence of poems that plot the rules we were raised on, rules we forget but can't evade. Here is the whole underworld of desire, its tasks and perversions. Here are the iron laws and the way the heart is shaped by them, even as it prefers... Read more >

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Afrekete
An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing
Written by Catherine E. McKinley


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 1, 1995
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47355-2 (0-385-47355-9)

Afrekete gives collective voice to the tradition of black lesbian writing. In the vast and proliferating area of both African-American and lesbian and gay writing, the work of black lesbians is most often excluded or relegated to the margins. Afrekete meshes these seemingly disparate traditions and celebrates black lesbian experiences in... Read more >

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The Elusive Embrace
Desire and the Riddle of Identity
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 20, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70697-4 (0-375-70697-6)

In an emotionally charged narrative that weaves together past and present, the personal and the scholarly, a young critic and classicist takes us on a search for the meaning of identity--while showing, through remarkably fresh and accessible readings of such classical Greek and Roman writers as Catullus and Sappho, Ovid and... Read more >
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Collected Prose

Written by James Merrill


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41136-6 (0-375-41136-4)

Following James Merrill’s widely celebrated Collected Poems and Collected Novels and Plays, this volume gives us, most intimately, the man himself and his charmingly straightforward exploration of how he became himself. As much as any poet of our time, Merrill conceived of his work and his life as warp and woof... Read more >

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The Tricky Part
A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to forgiveness
Written by Martin Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27653-7 (0-307-27653-8)

Raised in a loving Catholic family in Denver, Martin Moran was a star student who imagined that he’d one day become a U.S. senator. When he was twelve years old, a camp counselor seduced him, initiating a sexual relationship that would last three years–and haunt Moran’s life for decades. He discovered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mundo Cruel
Stories
Written by Luis Negron
Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-418-3 (1-60980-418-X)

Luis Negrón’s debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure storytelling and satire, exploring the sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking nature of survival in a decidedly cruel world.

“Hilarious and heart-wrenching, provocative and... Read more >
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Kevin Keller

Written by Dan Parent


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Archie Comics
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-879794-93-1 (1-879794-93-4)

Kevin Keller is Archie’s first gay character and the most popular addition to the Riverdale crowd in years! In this full-color hardcover graphic novel edition, read all about Kevin’s introduction to Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, his love of journalism, his desire to serve in the military in the footsteps of... Read more >
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