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Image Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America
(282 Pages) Captures the lesbian and gay struggle for equal rights
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Image Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together 1840-1918
(160 Pages) 'Dear Friends' is the first book to demonstrate how common it was for 19th-century American men to commemorate intimate friendships with a visit to the local photographer. Reproducing more than 100 never-before-published vintage photographs, this book provides evidence of a kind of physical intimacy between men that challenges the conventional view of the Victorian era. David Deitcher's provocative text combines historical research, social observation, and pictorial analysis to explore the nature of same-sex affection between men during the period.
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Image Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
(314 Pages) A collection of 49 stories, poems, essays and interviews about coming out as a black lesbian.
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Image Does Your Mama Know?: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories
(314 Pages) A collection of 49 stories, poems, essays and interviews about coming out as a black lesbian.
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Image Gay Haiku
(110 Pages) A hilarious collection of more than one hundred irreverent short poems--based on the traditional form of Japanese haiku--offers a send up of gay pop culture, politics, sex, family, and home decorating. 50,000 first printing
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Image Great Expectations
(128 Pages) Using postmodern form, Kathy Acker's Great Expectations moves her narrator through time, gender, and identity as it examines our era's cherished beliefs about life and art.
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Image Homo Art
(189 Pages) From phallic statues and racy antique urns to homoerotic etchings and orgiastic paintings, the pieces portrayed in this eclectic collection of images pay homage to men and men on men via a very special voyage through the history of art.
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Image In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
(213 Pages) Examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space
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Image New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut
(322 Pages) Presenting Rich's new thoughts on the new queer cinema (NQC), this volume also brings together the best of her writing on the NQC.
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Image October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
(111 Pages) Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die.
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Image Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-century America
(373 Pages) A broad spectrum of lesbian life, past and present.
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Image Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema
(208 Pages) Looks at the history of homosexuality as it was portrayed in motion pictures through the years along with profiles of a variety of gay icons, actors, and filmmakers.
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Image Out of Sync
(208 Pages) A candid self-portrait by the *NSYNC pop group artist describes his childhood, career experiences, Russian cosmonaut training, and more, in a revealing account that also discusses his homosexuality and initial efforts to hide his orientation in order to safeguard the band's success. Reprint.
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Image Pages Passed from Hand to Hand: The Hidden Tradition of Homosexual Literature in English from 1748 to 1914
(458 Pages) Contains texts written prior to 1914 which introduced a new openness toward homosexuality
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Image Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts
(342 Pages) Covering the history of homosexuality in art, this comprehensive chronicle of gay and lesbian visual expression covers the field, from the sexual practices of prehistoric people, to satirical Medieval art, to the emergence of modern-day gay institutions. 12,500 first printing. Tour.
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Image Queer Noises: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth Century Music
(184 Pages)
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Image Queer Space
(231 Pages) In Building Sex, architecture critic and curator Aaron Betsky looked at how traditional gender roles have influenced architecture. In Queer Space, he examines how same-sex desire is creating an entirely new architecture. Gay men and women are in the forefront of architectural innovation, reclaiming abandoned neighborhoods, redefining urban spaces, and creating liberating interiors out of hostile environments. Queer spaces have arisen out of the experiences of homosexuals in a straight culture. Often forced to hide their true nature, gay men and women have turned inward, playing with the norms of interior space and creating environments of stagecraft and celebration where they can define themselves with out fear. Their experiments point the way to an architecture that can free us all from the imprisoning structures and spaces of the modern city.
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Image Rec-og-nize: The Voices of Bisexual Men : an Anthology
(310 Pages) "A collection of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays and visual art produced by cisgender and transgender bisexual, pansexual, polysexual and fluid men from the United States, Canada, Chile, India, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom."--
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Image She Kills Monsters
(71 Pages) A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, " She Kills Monsters " tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
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Image Sinuosities, Lesbian Poetic Politics
(191 Pages) "Allen's work is virtually unique among American writers. It illustrates a deep knowledge of the issues raised by the postmodernists, yet she does not succumb to the playing field, constructing instead her own philosophical direction and aesthetic." --Sarah Hoagland Jeffner Allen shapes a poetic politics that transforms textual and everyday realities. The surprising, resilient, and transformative windings of lesbian writing and lesbian lives--a poetics of sinuous movement, the turning of women to women--informs these reflections.
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Image The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
(252 Pages) Stein's most famous work; one of the richest and most irreverent biographies ever written.
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Image The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television
(281 Pages) By examining a variety of media genres including art cinema, sexploitation cinema and vampire films, 'bromances', and series television the author explorex the role bisexuality plays in contemporary screen culture.
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Image The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética
(95 Pages) The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética by Maya Chinchilla is a timely debut that makes visible the Central American-Guatemalan diaspora and disentangles the myths from the mayhem of civil wars, urban wars, and the wars raging in young hearts. Part memory, part imaginary, The Cha Cha Files honors Central American feministas, Long Beach roqueras, families divided by war, lovers separated by borders, and celebrates the pleasure and heartbreak of femmes, machas, y mariconadas. These poems, stories, and snapshots traverse California coastlines and southern borderlines, cut across tense multi-culti high-school hallways, sing Solidarity Movement songs, mosh through tribal slam pits, and find home in the vibrant Bay Area where radical activists and lovers alike come of age. Chinchilla's hopeful and uniquely Chapina voice emerges as a significant contribution to U.S. Latina/o literary works.
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Image The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire
(271 Pages) The author recounts the development of his interest in opera and musicals, and discusses the connection between sexuality and music
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Image The Quilt: Stories from the NAMES Project
(160 Pages) Brings together a compelling sampling of the panels that make up the beautiful quilt dedicated to those who have fallen victim to AIDS--a project created by family, friends, and companions in memory of their loved ones
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Image The Sexual Perspective: Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100 Years in the West
(369 Pages) This ground-breaking work has been fully updated in detailing the painting, sculpture and photography of gay or lesbian artists. Set in the context of current issues Cooper makes a vital con tribution to debates on art, gender and sexuality.First published in 1986 to wide critical acclaim, The Sexual Perspective broke new ground by bringing together and discussing the painting, sculpture and photography of artists who were gay/lesbian/queer/bisexual. The lavishly illustrated new edition discusses the greater lesbian visibility within the visual arts and artist's responses to the AIDS epidemic. Emmanuel Cooper places the art in its artistic, social and legal contexts, making it a vital contribution to current debates about art, gender, identity and sexuality.
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Image Two Or Three Things I Know for Sure
(94 Pages) An autobiographical work written for the stage explores such topics as love and loss, beauty and terror, and the intricacies of family love and hatred, while illuminating the rural poverty of the South
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Image Women in Love: Portraits of Lesbian Mothers & Their Families
(132 Pages) Looks at the daily realities of parenting and living as a lesbian in the United States
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