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3.7.17

Fionn O'Shea (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

3.7.17 was a concept zine where Fionn O'Shea asked people to write about what they did on July 3rd. Fionn chose this date because he thought it was a defining battle of the Goths and the Romans, but he got the date wrong so it is entirely arbitrary. People from all over the world contributed to this zine and he likes it a lot.

3.7.17 was a concept zine where Fionn O'Shea asked people to write about what they did on July 3rd. Fionn chose this date because he thought it was a defining battle of the Goths and the Romans, but he got the date wrong so it is entirely arbitrary. People from all over the world contributed to this zine and he likes it a lot. [less]

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Alfred and Guinevere

James Schuyler

2002    144 Pages    (NYRB Classics)

ISBN 13: 9780940322493    ISBN 10: 0940322498

One of the finest American poets of the second half of the twentieth century, James Schuyler was at the same time a remarkable novelist. Alfred and Guinevere are two children who have been sent by their parents to spend the summer at their grandmother's house in the country. There they puzzle over their parents' absence and their relatives' habits, play games and pranks, make friends and fall out with them, spat and make up. Schuyler has a pitch-perfect ear for the children's voices, and the [...]

One of the finest American poets of the second half of the twentieth century, James Schuyler was at the same time a remarkable novelist. Alfred and Guinevere are two children who have been sent by their parents to spend the summer at their grandmother's house in the country. There they puzzle over their parents' absence and their relatives' habits, play games and pranks, make friends and fall out with them, spat and make up. Schuyler has a pitch-perfect ear for the children's voices, and the story, told entirely through snatches of dialogue and passages from Guinevere's diary, is a tour de force of comic and poetic invention. The reader discovers that beneath the book's apparently guileless surface lies a very sophisticated awareness of the complicated ways in which words work to define the often perilous boundaries between fantasy and reality, innocence and knowledge. [less]

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All Our Hidden Gifts

Caroline O'Donoghue

2021    384 Pages    (Candlewick Press)

ISBN 13: 9781536213942    ISBN 10: 1536213942

Maeve's strangely astute tarot readings make her the talk of the school, until a classmate draws a chilling and unfamiliar card--and then disappears. After Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet during her in-school suspension, she quickly becomes the most sought-after diviner at St. Bernadette's Catholic school. But when Maeve's ex-best friend, Lily, draws an unsettling card called The Housekeeper that Maeve has never seen before, the session devolves into a heated [...]

Maeve's strangely astute tarot readings make her the talk of the school, until a classmate draws a chilling and unfamiliar card--and then disappears. After Maeve finds a pack of tarot cards while cleaning out a closet during her in-school suspension, she quickly becomes the most sought-after diviner at St. Bernadette's Catholic school. But when Maeve's ex-best friend, Lily, draws an unsettling card called The Housekeeper that Maeve has never seen before, the session devolves into a heated argument that ends with Maeve wishing aloud that Lily would disappear. When Lily isn't at school the next Monday, Maeve learns her ex-friend has vanished without a trace. Shunned by her classmates and struggling to preserve a fledgling romance with Lily's gender-fluid sibling, Roe, Maeve must dig deep into her connection with the cards to search for clues the police cannot find--even if they lead to the terrifying Housekeeper herself. Set in an Irish town where the church's tight hold has loosened and new freedoms are trying to take root, this sharply contemporary story is witty, gripping, and tinged with mysticism. [less]

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Alma Rose

Edith Forbes

1998    352 Pages    (Seal Press)

ISBN 13: 9781580050111    ISBN 10: 1580050115

Pat Lloyd has spent her entire life in small, dusty Kilgore & her existences seems settled - that is until a charming trucker, Alma Rose, breezes into town & ignites Pat's passion for life & love & transforms Pat's life in a startling way.

Pat Lloyd has spent her entire life in small, dusty Kilgore & her existences seems settled - that is until a charming trucker, Alma Rose, breezes into town & ignites Pat's passion for life & love & transforms Pat's life in a startling way. [less]

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And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Randy Shilts

2000    656 Pages    (Stonewall Inn Editions)

ISBN 13: 9780312241353    ISBN 10: 0312241356

By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? In answering these questions, Shilts weaves weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down every evasion and [...]

By the time Rock Hudson's death in 1985 alerted all America to the danger of the AIDS epidemic, the disease had spread across the nation, killing thousands of people and emerging as the greatest health crisis of the 20th century. America faced a troubling question: What happened? How was this epidemic allowed to spread so far before it was taken seriously? In answering these questions, Shilts weaves weaves the disparate threads into a coherent story, pinning down every evasion and contradiction at the highest levels of the medical, political, and media establishments. Shilts shows that the epidemic spread wildly because the federal government put budget ahead of the nation's welfare; health authorities placed political expediency before the public health; and scientists were often more concerned with international prestige than saving lives. Against this backdrop, Shilts tells the heroic stories of individuals in science and politics, public health and the gay community, who struggled to alert the nation to the enormity of the danger it faced. And the Band Played On is both a tribute to these heroic people and a stinging indictment of the institutions that failed the nation so badly. [less]

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And then came the Sun

Unity Bowling

2019    108 Pages    (Independently Published)

ISBN 13: 9781092225144    ISBN 10: 1092225145

A booklet of poems depicting my life with disabilities, things that make me happy, and truths I have discovered over the years. Poignant and raw, the poems came from moments of inspiration. Also includes my own hand done illustrations for a few of my shorter poems.

A booklet of poems depicting my life with disabilities, things that make me happy, and truths I have discovered over the years. Poignant and raw, the poems came from moments of inspiration. Also includes my own hand done illustrations for a few of my shorter poems. [less]

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Angels in America

Tony Kushner

2007    288 Pages    (Nick Hern Books)

ISBN 13: 9781854599827    ISBN 10: 1854599828

Part One of "Angels in America", subtitled "Millennium Approaches", erupted on to the stage of the National Theatre in January 1992. Part Two, "Perestroika", followed in November 1993. Since then "Angels in America" has become one of the most studied American plays, with over 30,000 copies of both parts sold in the UK alone. It has also been filmed for television by Mike Nichols, with Al Pacino, Meryl Streep - and Emma Thompson as the eponymous Angel. Now [...]

Part One of "Angels in America", subtitled "Millennium Approaches", erupted on to the stage of the National Theatre in January 1992. Part Two, "Perestroika", followed in November 1993. Since then "Angels in America" has become one of the most studied American plays, with over 30,000 copies of both parts sold in the UK alone. It has also been filmed for television by Mike Nichols, with Al Pacino, Meryl Streep - and Emma Thompson as the eponymous Angel. Now, 15 years after that first production, and with Tony Kushner's latest play, "Caroline, or Change", still running - and winning prizes - at the National, both parts of "Angels in America" are available in a single volume. Parts One and Two will also stay in print in separate volumes. [less]

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Annie Oakley's Girl

Rebecca Brown

2001    154 Pages    (City Lights Publishers)

ISBN 13: 9780872862791    ISBN 10: 0872862798

"In Annie Oakley's Girl, people are so much larger, their motives, dreams and mysteries so much more complex than you ever imagined. Love is so much more dangerous, grief so much more powerful, hope so much more tenuous and necessary. I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books and hunt down her short stories. She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around, and Annie Oakley's Girl is stunning." - Dorothy Allison

"In Annie Oakley's Girl, people are so much larger, their motives, dreams and mysteries so much more complex than you ever imagined. Love is so much more dangerous, grief so much more powerful, hope so much more tenuous and necessary. I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books and hunt down her short stories. She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around, and Annie Oakley's Girl is stunning." - Dorothy Allison [less]

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Another Morocco

Abdellah Taïa

2017    168 Pages    (Semiotexte/Smart Art)

ISBN 13: 9781584351948    ISBN 10: 1584351942

Tales of life in North Africa that flirt with strategies of revelation and concealment, by the first openly gay writer to be published in Morocco. Tangier is a possessed city, haunted by spirits of different faiths. When we have literature in our blood, in our souls, it's impossible not to be visited by them.--from Another Morocco In 2006, Abdellah Taïa returned to his native Morocco to promote the Moroccan release of his second book, Le rouge du tarbouche ( The Red of the Fez). During this [...]

Tales of life in North Africa that flirt with strategies of revelation and concealment, by the first openly gay writer to be published in Morocco. Tangier is a possessed city, haunted by spirits of different faiths. When we have literature in our blood, in our souls, it's impossible not to be visited by them.--from Another Morocco In 2006, Abdellah Taïa returned to his native Morocco to promote the Moroccan release of his second book, Le rouge du tarbouche ( The Red of the Fez). During this book tour, he was interviewed by a reporter for the French-Arab journal Tel Quel, who was intrigued by the themes of homosexuality she saw in his writing. Taïa, who had not publically come out and feared the repercussions for himself and his family of doing so in a country where homosexuality continues to be outlawed, nevertheless consented to the interview and subsequent profile, "Homosexuel envers et contre tous" ("Homosexual against All Odds"). This interview made him the first openly gay writer to be published in Morocco. Another Morocco collects short stories from Taïa's first two books, Mon Maroc ( My Morocco) and Le rouge du tarbouche, both published before this pivotal moment. In these stories, we see a young writer testing the porousness of boundaries, flirting with strategies of revelation and concealment. These are tales of life in a working-class Moroccan family, of a maturing writer's fraught relationship with language and community, and of the many cities and works that have inspired him. With a reverence for the subaltern--for the strength of women and the disenfranchised--these stories speak of humanity and the construction of the self against forces that would invalidate its very existence. Taïa's work is, necessarily, a political gesture. [less]

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Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds

Judy Grahn

1990    341 Pages    (Beacon Press)

ISBN 13: 9780807079119    ISBN 10: 0807079111

Examines the life styles of gay men and women and discusses the role of gay culture in mainstream society.

Examines the life styles of gay men and women and discusses the role of gay culture in mainstream society. [less]

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Any Way the Wind Blows

Rainbow Rowell

2021    368 Pages    (Wednesday Books)

ISBN 13: 9781250254344    ISBN 10: 1250254345

New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's epic fantasy, the Simon Snow trilogy, concludes with Any Way the Wind Blows. In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward. For Simon, that means deciding whether he [...]

New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell's epic fantasy, the Simon Snow trilogy, concludes with Any Way the Wind Blows. In Carry On, Simon Snow and his friends realized that everything they thought they understood about the world might be wrong. And in Wayward Son, they wondered whether everything they understood about themselves might be wrong. In Any Way the Wind Blows, Simon and Baz and Penelope and Agatha have to decide how to move forward. For Simon, that means deciding whether he still wants to be part of the World of Mages — and if he doesn't, what does that mean for his relationship with Baz? Meanwhile Baz is bouncing between two family crises and not finding any time to talk to anyone about his newfound vampire knowledge. Penelope would love to help, but she's smuggled an American Normal into London, and now she isn't sure what to do with him. And Agatha? Well, Agatha Wellbelove has had enough. Any Way the Wind Blows takes the gang back to England, back to Watford, and back to their families for their longest and most emotionally wrenching adventure yet. This book is a finale. It tells secrets and answers questions and lays ghosts to rest. Carry On was conceived as a book about Chosen One stories; Any Way the Wind Blows is an ending about endings. About catharsis and closure, and how we choose to move on from the traumas and triumphs that try to define us. [less]

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Arctic Summer

Kevin Killian

1997    395 Pages    (Masquerade Books)

ISBN 13: 9781563335143    ISBN 10: 156333514X

Highly acclaimed author Kevin Killian's latest novel traces a tangled path of secrets through the homes and haunts of American high society. Liam Reilly plunges head first into 1952 convinced that it will be a momentous year. He has, after all, everything a privileged young gay man of the time could want including, he thinks, love in the arms of the famous poet Ralph Isham. But the inevitable follies of youth intervene, and by year's end Liam's circle; guileless Tommy, needy, unfocused Diane, [...]

Highly acclaimed author Kevin Killian's latest novel traces a tangled path of secrets through the homes and haunts of American high society. Liam Reilly plunges head first into 1952 convinced that it will be a momentous year. He has, after all, everything a privileged young gay man of the time could want including, he thinks, love in the arms of the famous poet Ralph Isham. But the inevitable follies of youth intervene, and by year's end Liam's circle; guileless Tommy, needy, unfocused Diane, and the strangely oblivious Guy de Remours has been contorted and ultimately shattered by the victimizations of love and hate. In sensuous, metamorphic prose, Killian examines the ambiguous motivations and confused loyalties of the young, fashioning a coming of age novel quite unlike any other. [less]

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Are We Human?

C. T. Callahan

2018   

ISBN 13: 9780998155142    ISBN 10: 0998155144

A retired superhero, a lonely reaper, an incubus on a quest for love, and a girl running from reality itself. "Are We Human?" features eight, speculative fiction, circa adult stories that explore the most human elements of inhuman worlds. But what does it mean to challenge reality, and what does it truly mean to be human?

A retired superhero, a lonely reaper, an incubus on a quest for love, and a girl running from reality itself. "Are We Human?" features eight, speculative fiction, circa adult stories that explore the most human elements of inhuman worlds. But what does it mean to challenge reality, and what does it truly mean to be human? [less]

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Ascent to Godhood (Tensorate Series #4), The

Neon Yang

2019    128 Pages    (Tom Doherty Associates, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781250165879    ISBN 10: 1250165873

Prepare yourself for The Ascent to Godhood, the fourth book in Neon Yang's silkpunk Tensorate series, a wide-ranging, imaginative, engaging playground that the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." The Protector is dead. For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. [...]

Prepare yourself for The Ascent to Godhood, the fourth book in Neon Yang's silkpunk Tensorate series, a wide-ranging, imaginative, engaging playground that the New York Times lauded as "joyously wild." The Protector is dead. For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. Her followers will quiver, her enemies rejoice. But in one tavern, deep in rebel territory, her greatest enemy drowns her sorrows. Lady Han raised a movement that sought the Protector's head, yet now she can only mourn her loss. She remembers how it all began, when the Protector was young, not yet crowned, and a desperate dancing girl dared to fall in love with her. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. [less]

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At Land

Morgan M. Page

2014    32 Pages   

AT LAND is the new novelette by trans writer and performance artist Morgan M Page (Odofemi) following the after effects of an inexplicable event on the lives of two trans people in Montréal. Reed — a bike mechanic — and his girlfriend Gwen — an obsessive filmmaker — are losing time, losing each other, and beginning to change. Inspired by the films of Maya Deren and the writings of Caitlín R. Kiernan and Algernon Blackwood, AT LAND is a mind-bending journey through the disintegration of [...]

AT LAND is the new novelette by trans writer and performance artist Morgan M Page (Odofemi) following the after effects of an inexplicable event on the lives of two trans people in Montréal. Reed — a bike mechanic — and his girlfriend Gwen — an obsessive filmmaker — are losing time, losing each other, and beginning to change. Inspired by the films of Maya Deren and the writings of Caitlín R. Kiernan and Algernon Blackwood, AT LAND is a mind-bending journey through the disintegration of a relationship. [less]

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At Your Own Risk

Derek Jarman, Matthew Todd (Introduction by)

2017    176 Pages    (Penguin Random House)

ISBN 13: 9781473559028    ISBN 10: 1473559022

Impassioned, witty and polemical, At Your Own Risk is Derek Jarman's defiant celebration of gay sexuality. In At Your Own Risk, Derek Jarman weaves poetry, prose, photographs and newspaper extracts into a rich tapestry of gay experience in the UK. The buttoned-up repression of the fifties and sixties makes way for liberation and free love in the seventies, only to be chased by the terror and pain of HIV/AIDS. This is Jarman at his passionate best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in [...]

Impassioned, witty and polemical, At Your Own Risk is Derek Jarman's defiant celebration of gay sexuality. In At Your Own Risk, Derek Jarman weaves poetry, prose, photographs and newspaper extracts into a rich tapestry of gay experience in the UK. The buttoned-up repression of the fifties and sixties makes way for liberation and free love in the seventies, only to be chased by the terror and pain of HIV/AIDS. This is Jarman at his passionate best, written when he was already ill with HIV and in the midst of the moral panic surrounding the AIDS crisis. Defiant and furious, he not only celebrates his own sexuality but skewers wider society for its brazen homophobia. Reissued here 25 years after Jarman's death, with an introduction by Straight Jacket author Matthew Todd, At Your Own Risk remains a singular work. It is a powerful reminder of how far we have come and how much further we have left to go. [less]

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Back Passage, The

James Lear

2006    176 Pages    (Cleis Press)

ISBN 13: 9781573442435    ISBN 10: 1573442437

Agatha Christie, move over! Hard-core sex and scandal meet in this brilliantly funny whodunit.A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective — all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style whodunit. But wait — Edward “Mitch” Mitchell is no Hercule Poirot, and The Back Passage is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mitch is a handsome, insatiable 22-year-old hunk who never lets a clue stand [...]

Agatha Christie, move over! Hard-core sex and scandal meet in this brilliantly funny whodunit.A seaside village, an English country house, a family of wealthy eccentrics and their equally peculiar servants, a determined detective — all the ingredients are here for a cozy Agatha Christie-style whodunit. But wait — Edward “Mitch” Mitchell is no Hercule Poirot, and The Back Passage is no Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Mitch is a handsome, insatiable 22-year-old hunk who never lets a clue stand in the way of a steamy encounter, whether it’s with the local constabulary, the house secretary, or his school chum and fellow athlete Boy Morgan, who becomes his Watson when they’re not busy boffing each other. When Reg Walworth is found dead in a cabinet, Sir James Eagle has his servant Weeks immediately arrested as the killer. But Mitch’s observant eye pegs more plausible possibilities: polysexual chauffeur Hibbert, queenly pervert Leonard Eagle, missing scion Rex, sadistic copper Kennington, even Sir James Eagle himself. Blackmail, police corruption, a dizzying network of spyholes and secret passages, watersports, and a nonstop queer orgy backstairs and everyplace else mark this hilariously hard-core mystery by a major new talent. [less]

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Bang!

Michelle Read, Aoife Martin

2021   

This programme for the play "Bang!" by Michelle Read, performed in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre in 2021, contains an essay by journalist Aoife Martin on the topic of storytelling, trans representation, and her relationship to the play.

This programme for the play "Bang!" by Michelle Read, performed in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre in 2021, contains an essay by journalist Aoife Martin on the topic of storytelling, trans representation, and her relationship to the play. [less]

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Beautiful Room Is Empty: A Novel, The

Edmund White

1994    240 Pages    (Vintage)

ISBN 13: 9780679755401    ISBN 10: 0679755403

When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Beautiful Room [...]

When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Beautiful Room is Empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age."With intelligence, candor, humor--and anger--White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression.... An impressive novel."--Washington Post book World [less]

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Bee Safe

Fionn O'Shea (ed.)

2017    (Self-published)

Bee Safe Bee Zine is a zine about bees. There were two editions made, one with Fionn O'Shea's janky zine style and one made by Fionn's friend who is a designer and it is sleeker.

Bee Safe Bee Zine is a zine about bees. There were two editions made, one with Fionn O'Shea's janky zine style and one made by Fionn's friend who is a designer and it is sleeker. [less]

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Being is Believing

Eva Griffin (ed.), Rosa Jones (ed.), Jess McKinney (ed.)

2019    (Not4U Collective)

A zine in aid of Bodywhys.

A zine in aid of Bodywhys. [less]

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Best Lesbian Erotica 2001 (Best Lesbian Erotica Series)

2000    250 Pages    (Cleis Press)

ISBN 13: 9781573441131    ISBN 10: 1573441139

Best Lesbian Erotica 2001 is as steamy as ever, featuring writers on a par with those in previous editions, such as Dorothy Allison, Heather Lewis, Joan Nestle, and Cecilia Tan.

Best Lesbian Erotica 2001 is as steamy as ever, featuring writers on a par with those in previous editions, such as Dorothy Allison, Heather Lewis, Joan Nestle, and Cecilia Tan. [less]

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Beyond Anthology, The

Sfé R. Monster (ed.)

2015   

ISBN 13: 9780990995692    ISBN 10: 0990995690

BEYOND: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology features 18 stories by 26 incredible contributors, celebrating unquestionably queer characters hailing from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, front and centre as the heroes of their own stories.The softcover edition of the Beyond Anthology is 272 pages of black and white comics from a diverse roster of contributors, with stories starring swashbuckling space pirates, legendary dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, monster queen [...]

BEYOND: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology features 18 stories by 26 incredible contributors, celebrating unquestionably queer characters hailing from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, front and centre as the heroes of their own stories.The softcover edition of the Beyond Anthology is 272 pages of black and white comics from a diverse roster of contributors, with stories starring swashbuckling space pirates, legendary dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, monster queen royalty, and more! [less]

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Bi-ble: New Testimonials, The

Lauren Nickodemus (ed.), Ellen Desmond (ed.)

2019    208 Pages    (Monstrous Regiment Publishing Ltd)

Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood and criticised by both the straight community and the LGBTQ alike. We’re called fence-sitters, greedy, promiscuous, incapable of decisions or monogamy, or simply dismissed as non-existent like a stubborn urban legend. Bisexuals suffer both the abuse incurred for existence and the erasure that claims nonexistence: a half-life, a state of being and not being, simultaneously too gay and not gay enough. Because of this and [...]

Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood and criticised by both the straight community and the LGBTQ alike. We’re called fence-sitters, greedy, promiscuous, incapable of decisions or monogamy, or simply dismissed as non-existent like a stubborn urban legend. Bisexuals suffer both the abuse incurred for existence and the erasure that claims nonexistence: a half-life, a state of being and not being, simultaneously too gay and not gay enough.

Because of this and many other factors, the statistics for bisexual wellbeing are bleak – we are more likely to suffer from mental health issues, more likely to be closeted, at higher risk of domestic abuse and assault from partners, and even at higher risk of conditions like heart disease and addiction. It is time to dig into these issues and step out of the liminal space – into a full life where our voices and stories can be heard, and our identities declared valid.

Our books are not just for bisexuals, though we hope they will unite and inspire those of us who identify as such. Its writers identify as many things that fall under the bi umbrella. These anthologies are also an invitation to sharing and understanding – open books, so to speak, extending a discussion to other communities in the hope of learning more about each other and the beautiful, multifaceted, endlessly complex and individual world of sexuality. [less]

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Bid Me to Live

Hilda Doolittle

1993    220 Pages    (Black Swan Books, Limited)

ISBN 13: 9780933806665    ISBN 10: 0933806663

In the riveting and intense Bid Me to Live, H.D. documents her traumatic experiences during WWI on which she blamed a number of personal tragedies, including a stillborn child, the end of her marriage, and her pained relationship with D. H. Lawrence.

In the riveting and intense Bid Me to Live, H.D. documents her traumatic experiences during WWI on which she blamed a number of personal tragedies, including a stillborn child, the end of her marriage, and her pained relationship with D. H. Lawrence. [less]

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Bisexuality and the Challenge to Lesbian Politics: Sex, Loyalty, and Revolution (The Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life and Literature Series)

Paula C Rust

1995    388 Pages    (NYU Press)

ISBN 13: 9780814774458    ISBN 10: 0814774458

The subject of bisexuality continues to divide the lesbian and gay community. At pride marches, in films such as Go Fish, at academic conferences, the role and status of bisexuals is hotly contested. Within lesbian communities, formed to support lesbians in a patriarchal and heterosexist society, bisexual women are often perceived as a threat or as a political weakness. Bisexual women feel that they are regarded with suspicion and distrust, if not openly scorned. Drawing on her research with [...]

The subject of bisexuality continues to divide the lesbian and gay community. At pride marches, in films such as Go Fish, at academic conferences, the role and status of bisexuals is hotly contested. Within lesbian communities, formed to support lesbians in a patriarchal and heterosexist society, bisexual women are often perceived as a threat or as a political weakness. Bisexual women feel that they are regarded with suspicion and distrust, if not openly scorned. Drawing on her research with over 400 bisexual and lesbian women, surveying the treatment of bisexuality in the lesbian and gay press, and examining the recent growth of a self-consciously political bisexual movement, Paula Rust addresses a range of questions pertaining to the political and social relationships between lesbians and bisexual women. By tracing the roots of the controversy over bisexuality among lesbians back to the early lesbian feminist debates of the 1970s, Rust argues that those debates created the circumstances in which bisexuality became an inevitable challenge to lesbian politics. She also traces it forward, predicting the future of sexual politics. [less]

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Black and Blur (consent not to be a single being)

Fred Moten

2017    360 Pages    (Duke University Press Books)

ISBN 13: 9780822370161    ISBN 10: 0822370166

In Black and Blur—the first volume in his sublime and compelling trilogy consent not to be a single being—Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life. In these interrelated essays, Moten attends to entanglement, the blurring of borders, and other practices that trouble notions of self-determination and sovereignty within political and aesthetic realms. Black and Blur is marked by unlikely juxtapositions: [...]

In Black and Blur—the first volume in his sublime and compelling trilogy consent not to be a single being—Fred Moten engages in a capacious consideration of the place and force of blackness in African diaspora arts, politics, and life. In these interrelated essays, Moten attends to entanglement, the blurring of borders, and other practices that trouble notions of self-determination and sovereignty within political and aesthetic realms. Black and Blur is marked by unlikely juxtapositions: Althusser informs analyses of rappers Pras and Ol' Dirty Bastard; Shakespeare encounters Stokely Carmichael; thinkers like Kant, Adorno, and José Esteban Muñoz and artists and musicians including Thornton Dial and Cecil Taylor play off each other. Moten holds that blackness encompasses a range of social, aesthetic, and theoretical insurgencies that respond to a shared modernity founded upon the sociological catastrophe of the transatlantic slave trade and settler colonialism. In so doing, he unsettles normative ways of reading, hearing, and seeing, thereby reordering the senses to create new means of knowing. [less]

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Black Condition Ft. Narcissus, The

jayy dodd

2019    96 Pages    (Nightboat Books)

ISBN 13: 9781937658977    ISBN 10: 193765897X

The Black Condition ft. Narcissus is preemptive memoir, documenting the beginning of the author's gender transition and paralleling the inauguration of our latest Administration. These poems speak to and from fears holed up inside while contextualizing the cosmic impacts of our political landscape. Ranging from autobiographic melancholy to rigorously meditative, here is a necessary voice to process the world, predicated on unknowable desire and blossoming tragedy.

The Black Condition ft. Narcissus is preemptive memoir, documenting the beginning of the author's gender transition and paralleling the inauguration of our latest Administration. These poems speak to and from fears holed up inside while contextualizing the cosmic impacts of our political landscape. Ranging from autobiographic melancholy to rigorously meditative, here is a necessary voice to process the world, predicated on unknowable desire and blossoming tragedy. [less]

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Black on Both Sides

C. Riley Snorton

2017    256 Pages    (University of Minnesota Press)

ISBN 13: 9781517901738    ISBN 10: 1517901731

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives--ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple [...]

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives--ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. In Black on Both Sides, C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials--early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist literature, sensationalist journalism, Hollywood films--Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable. In tracing the twinned genealogies of blackness and transness, Snorton follows multiple trajectories, from the medical experiments conducted on enslaved black women by J. Marion Sims, the "father of American gynecology," to the negation of blackness that makes transnormativity possible. Revealing instances of personal sovereignty among blacks living in the antebellum North that were mapped in terms of "cross dressing" and canonical black literary works that express black men's access to the "female within," Black on Both Sides concludes with a reading of the fate of Phillip DeVine, who was murdered alongside Brandon Teena in 1993, a fact omitted from the film Boys Don't Cry out of narrative convenience. Reconstructing these theoretical and historical trajectories furthers our imaginative capacities to conceive more livable black and trans worlds. [less]

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Black Tides of Heaven (The Tensorate Series #1), The

Neon Yang

2017    240 Pages    (Tor.com)

ISBN 13: 9780765395412    ISBN 10: 076539541X

The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available simultaneously.Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. [...]

The Black Tides of Heaven is one of a pair of unique, standalone introductions to JY Yang's Tensorate Series, which Kate Elliott calls "effortlessly fascinating." For more of the story you can read its twin novella The Red Threads of Fortune, available simultaneously.Mokoya and Akeha, the twin children of the Protector, were sold to the Grand Monastery as infants. While Mokoya developed her strange prophetic gift, Akeha was always the one who could see the strings that moved adults to action. While Mokoya received visions of what would be, Akeha realized what could be. What's more, they saw the sickness at the heart of their mother's Protectorate.A rebellion is growing. The Machinists discover new levers to move the world every day, while the Tensors fight to put them down and preserve the power of the state. Unwilling to continue as a pawn in their mother's twisted schemes, Akeha leaves the Tensorate behind and falls in with the rebels. But every step Akeha takes towards the Machinists is a step away from Mokoya. Can Akeha find peace without shattering the bond they share with their twin? [less]

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Bloody Countess, The

Valentine Penrose, Alexander Trocchi

2013    (SCB Distributors)

ISBN 13: 9781909923423    ISBN 10: 1909923427

Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman's blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and wholesale slaughter. These years, at the latter end of the 16th [...]

Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsebet Bathory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman's blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathological necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and wholesale slaughter. These years, at the latter end of the 16th century, witnessed a reign of cruelty unsurpassed in the annals of mass murder, with the Countess' depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some 650 deaths. Her many castles were equipped with chambers where she would hideously torture and mutilate her victims; hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: the bath of blood. The Bloody Countess is Valentine Penrose's true, disturbing case history of a female psychopath, a chillingly lyrical account beautifully translated by Alexander Trocchi (author of Cain's Book), which has an unequalled power to evoke the decadent melancholy of doomed, delinquent aristocracy in a dark age of superstition. [less]

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Bloody Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory, The

Valentine Penrose

1970    102 Pages    (Calder Publications)

ISBN 13: 9781840680560    ISBN 10: 1840680563

The true story of a 17th century Hungarian Countess who bathed in the blood of girls... Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsébet Báthory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman's blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathalogical necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood- [...]

The true story of a 17th century Hungarian Countess who bathed in the blood of girls... Descended from one of the most ancient aristocratic families of Europe, Erzsébet Báthory bore the psychotic aberrations of centuries of intermarriage. From adolescence she indulged in sadistic lesbian fantasies, where only the spilling of a woman's blood could satisfy her urges. By middle age, she had regressed to a mirror-fixated state of pathalogical necro-sadism involving witchcraft, torture, blood-drinking, cannibalism and, inevitably wholescale slaughter. These years witnessed a reign of cruelty, unsurpassed in the annals of mass' murder, with the Countess' depredations on the virgin girls of the Carpathians leading to some 650 deaths. Her many castles were equipped with chambers where she would hideously torture and mutilate her victims, becoming a murder factory where hundreds of girls were killed and processed for the ultimate, youth-giving ritual: the bath of blood. The Bloody Countess is Valentine Penrose's disturbing case history of a female psychopath, a chillingly lyrical account beautifully translated by Alexander Trocchi, which has an unequalled power to evoke the decadent melancholy of doomed, delinquent aristocracy in a dark age of superstition. [less]

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Bodyservant

Kit Fryatt

2018    74 Pages    (Shearsman Books)

ISBN 13: 9781848615779    ISBN 10: 1848615779

"Fryatt is playful, with word-games, variations in line and length and dynamic outbreaks of rhyme giving the poems a kind of performance feel--but they also have a very strong page presence, their complexity in fact demanding movement through them at the pace and with the instant rewind of the eye. The reader is never allowed to get too settled, too comfortable--some fresh piece of invention, some unforeseen swerve, takes us into uneasy places." --Rupert Loydell, Stride "Experimenting with [...]

"Fryatt is playful, with word-games, variations in line and length and dynamic outbreaks of rhyme giving the poems a kind of performance feel--but they also have a very strong page presence, their complexity in fact demanding movement through them at the pace and with the instant rewind of the eye. The reader is never allowed to get too settled, too comfortable--some fresh piece of invention, some unforeseen swerve, takes us into uneasy places." --Rupert Loydell, Stride "Experimenting with personas, translations, updates of medieval lyrics, visual accompaniments, dramatic interpretations, and other devices, Fryatt's performances seldom provide a single frame of reference. His multifarious interests and activities as poet, performer, writer, critic, academic, editor, publisher, and much else allow him a range that bestows his work a complex cultural meshwork. Entertainment comes shrouded in mystery and ambivalence, in uncertainties and depreciations, and an intellectual intensity that forms the backbone of his practice." --Christodoulos Makris, Jacket2 [less]

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BoLT #1

Ariel Silvera, Fiona Armstrong, Sophie Gamwell, Jamie, Niamh Darcy, Rosa Devine, Ali, Sarah Clancy, Martha Valentine

2010    34 Pages   

Issue #1 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders.

Issue #1 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders. [less]

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BoLT #3

Ariel Silvera, Amanda Harper, Christine Allen, Laura, Mise Spain, Moninne Griffith, Noelle Moran, Rosa Devine, Sophie Gamwell

2010    34 Pages   

Issue #3 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders.

Issue #3 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders. [less]

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BoLT #4

Ariel Silvera, Aoife Fitzgibbon-O'Riordan, Amanda Harper, Aine Richards, Christine Allen, Jain Casey, Jenn Byrn, Rosa Devine, Sophie Gamwell

2010    34 Pages   

Issue #4 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders.

Issue #4 of BoLT magazine, a magazine by and for LGBTQ women and trans people of all genders. [less]

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