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On Being Different
On Being Different What It Means to Be A Homosexual By Miller, Merle (Book - 2012 ) 306.766 M6493o 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller's On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States.

The Kid
The Kid (what Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant) : An Adoption Story By Savage, Dan (Book - 2000 ) 362. 73408664 S263k 2000 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:From Dan Savage, the writer whose sex-advice column, 'Savage Love,' enrages and excites four million people every week, comes the story of his journey into parenthood.

My Queer War
My Queer War By Lord, James (Book - 2010 ) 940.5308664 L8661m 2010 All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:In the terror of armed conflict the author came to terms with his own sexual identity.

The Naked Civil Servant
The Naked Civil Servant By Crisp, Quentin (Book - 1997 ) B-Cr869n 1997 Available in some locations

Annotation:Crisp not only came out as a gay man in 1931, when the slightest sign of homosexuality shocked public sensibilities, but he did so with grand and provocative flamboyance, determined to spread the message that homosexuality did not exclude him or anyone else from the human race.

Queer America
Queer America A People's GLBT History of the United States By Eaklor, Vicki Lynn (Book - 2011 ) 306.7609730904 E119q 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Organised with a compelling narrative, this comprehensive history of the GLBT community provides a decade-by-decade overview of events such as the Harlem Renaissance, changes in military policy, the Stonewall riot, GLBT rights, organisations and alliances, AIDS, same-sex marriage, the media and legal battles.

It Gets Better
It Gets Better Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating A Life Worth Living (Book - 2011 ) 306.7660835 I881 2011 Available in some locations
The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's
The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's A Gay Life in the 1940s By Brown, Ricardo J. (Book - 2001 ) 306.766 B879e 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:This remarkable little book touches on the lives of a small group of gay men and lesbians in St. Paul, MN, during World War II. The author, a naval recruit drummed out of the service shortly after enlisting for being gay, returned home to find a small, close-knit community centered around Kirmser's, an inner-city dive run by two German immigrants.

Gay Bar
Gay Bar The Fabulous, True Story of A Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s By Fellows, Will (Book - 2010 ) 306.766279494 F322g 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Vivacious, unconventional, candid, and straight, Helen Branson operated a gay bar in Los Angeles in the 1950s-America's most anti-gay decade.

Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me & Other Trials of My Queer Life
Alec Baldwin Doesn't Love Me & Other Trials of My Queer Life By Ford, Michael Thomas (Book - 1998 ) 306.766 F711a 1998 Available in some locations

Annotation:And Other Trials From My Queer Life Life is full of surprises, and nobody is better at capturing the ups and downs of queer life better than Michael Thomas Ford, author of the popular 'My Queer Life' syndicated column. This original collection takes on everything from show tunes and Martha Stewart to the perils of dating and the son of God himself.

Swish My Quest to Become the Gayest Person Ever By Derfner, Joel (Book - 2008 ) 306.7662 D431s 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Joel Derfner is gayer than you. Don't feel too bad about it, though, because he has made being gayer than you his life's work.

Gay Lives
Gay Lives By Aldrich, Robert (Book - 2012 ) 306.7660922 A3654g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A comprehensive biographical survey from ancient Chinese courtiers to pioneers of gay liberation in the twenty-first century, from the unknowable relationships of the distant past to the frankest affirmations of modern sexual identity.

Gay Men Don't Get Fat
Gay Men Don't Get Fat By Doonan, Simon (Book - 2012 ) 814.6 D6917g 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Simon Doonan knows that when it comes to style, the gays are the chosen people. A second anthropological truth comes to him midway through a turkey burger with no bun, at an otherwise hetero barbecue: Do the straight people have any idea how many calories are in the guacamole?

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Merle Miller's groundbreaking essay is only the beginning. These titles feature a range of first person perspectives within the LGBT community.


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