Multcolib My Librarian Matt: On being different
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annotation:Vivacious, unconventional, candid, and straight, Helen Branson operated a gay bar in Los Angeles in the 1950s-America's most anti-gay decade.
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.
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.
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?