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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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On the Down Low
A Journey Into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep With Men
Written by J.L. King and Karen Hunter
Foreword by E. Lynn Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1399-7 (0-7679-1399-X)

"This is a revealing look at an important social and health issue."
--Booklist (American Library Association)

In the August 3, 2003 issue of The New York Times Magazine, writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis gave a brief overview of the secretive phenemonon known as "Living on the Down Low", or the DL. The article explored the... 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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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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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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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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Stranger Among Friends

Written by David Mixner


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 2, 1997
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37554-1 (0-553-37554-7)

"From my fear of coming out to coming on strong in the struggle for human rights, this is my American journey, the story of an outsider on the inside, a gay man proudly committed to a life of standing up for freedom.

"President Clinton and I were born three days apart. We... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Queer (In)Justice
The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States
Written by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie and Kay Whitlock


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5115-3 (0-8070-5115-2)

*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system

Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Gay in America

Photographed by Scott Pasfield


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-104-3 (1-59962-104-5)

In this first-ever photographic survey of gay men in America, stereotypes are laid to rest and an intimate, honest picture of contemporary gay life is revealed through stunning personal portraits and narratives.

Photographer Scott Pasfield traveled 54,000 miles across all fifty states over a two-year span gathering stories and documenting... Read more >

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Soulfully Gay
How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God
Written by Joe Perez


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Integral Books
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-418-1 (1-59030-418-7)

SOULFULLY GAY is a personal memoir of an intellectually rigorous gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance. Joe Perez finds himself on a quest to understand what it means to be gay at the intersection of conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, faith and skepticism, mysticism and madness. His... Read more >

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The Pure Lover
A Memoir of Grief
Written by David Plante


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0620-7 (0-8070-0620-3)

The Pure Lover is David Plante’s elegy to his beloved Nikos Stangos, their forty-year life together, and its tragic end. Written in vivid fragments that, like the pieces of a mosaic, come together into a glimmering whole, it shows us both the wild nature of grief and the intimate conversation that... Read more >

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Family Pride
What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods
Written by Michael Shelton
Foreword by Elizabeth Castellana, Colage


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0197-4 (0-8070-0197-X)

The overwhelming success of Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” YouTube project aimed at queer youth highlighted that despite the progress made in gay rights, LGBT people are still at high risk of being victimized. While the national focus remains on the mistreatment of gay people in schools, the reality is that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stranger Next Door
The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights
Written by Arlene Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 16, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7953-9 (0-8070-7953-7)

Winner of the 2001 Ruth Benedict Award

In a book that combines strong on-the-ground research and lucid analysis with a novelist’s imaginative sympathy, Arlene Stein sets out to discover why a small town with no apparent queer population became the site of a bitter battle over gay rights.

“A fascinating look... Read more >

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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0342-8 (0-8070-0342-5)

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty–sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Outlaw Marriages
The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples
Written by Rodger Streitmatter


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0334-3 (0-8070-0334-4)

For more than a century before gay marriage became a hot-button political issue, same-sex unions flourished in America. Pairs of men and pairs of women joined together in committed unions, standing by each other “for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health” for periods of thirty or forty—sometimes as many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con

Written by Andrew Sullivan


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7866-0 (1-4000-7866-0)

From Plato to Camille Paglia, a collection of opinions, pro and con, on one of the most explosive issues of our time. Were homosexual unions sanctioned by societies before our own? What are the bases for the religious proscriptions against them? Does the Constitution implicitly grant homosexuals the right to marry?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Like Me
Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer
Written by Chely Wright


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37886-6 (0-307-37886-1)

Chely Wright, singer, songwriter, country music star, writes in this moving, telling memoir about her life and her career; about growing up in America’s heartland, the youngest of three children; about barely remembering a time when she didn’t know she was different.

She writes about her parents, putting down roots in their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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