Download E-books Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story (Perennial Classics) PDF

By Paul Monette

A baby of the Fifties from a small New England city, "perfect Paul" earns directly A's and shines in social and literary goals, the entire whereas protecting a secret—from himself and the remainder of the area. suffering to be, or no less than to mimic, a directly guy, via Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels in another country, loveless intimacy and unrequited ardour, Paul Monette used to be haunted, and at last stored, through a dream of "the factor i might by no means even noticeable: males in love and laughing."

Searingly sincere, witty, and humane, turning into a guy is the definitive coming-out tale within the vintage coming-of-age genre.

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Download E-books Blood Moon's Guide to Gay and Lesbian Film: The World's Most Comprehensive Guide to Recent Gay and Lesbian Movies PDF

By Darwin Porter

Right here, assembled into one complete annual quantity, is a rundown of the former year's such a lot exciting homosexual, lesbian, and transgendered motion pictures, illustrated publications which are Out, Outrageous, Provocative, and Proud. A defiant problem to motion pictures at the present time, they each one get sweaty with homosexual Cowboys, homosexual Nazis, Nude Marines, Ballsy Detectives, Hit males, Porn Stars, and ladies in Love...With one another. The odor of Lavender, the scent of Testosterone, and the Aroma of Velvet. it is all the following! Descriptions and stories of not less than a hundred and forty feature-length homosexual motion pictures, with remark, targeted gains, essays on key moments within the prior year's filmmaking, and 1000's of pictures. each one quantity is loaded with the type of gossipy perception that is making the leisure spin. Authoritative, exhaustive, and crucial, Blood Moon's advisor to homosexual and Lesbian movie is the queer girl's and boy's one-stop source for what so as to add to their movie queue. The movie synopses and the snippets of critic's reports are cause sufficient to maintain this annual compendium of cinematic info just about the DVD participant. however the extras―including the Blood Moon Awards and statement on queer brief films―are butter at the popcorn.―Books to observe Out For (www.btwof.com) Blood Moon's advisor to homosexual and Lesbian movie is like gaining access to a feverishly compiled queer movie fan's deepest scrapbook. this primary version provides a image of the place we're in Hollywood now, which can be up-to-date with each one extra annual version. it is a lot of enjoyable and, like reveal representations people, verges wildly among titillation and tribulation. Now.I'm prepared for my closeup...―Gay instances (London) From feisty Blood Moon Productions, this large, vigorous guidebook of (mostly) contemporary homosexual and gayish movies isn't really intended to be a dust-collecting reference booklet overlaying the heritage of GLBT movies. in its place, it is an annual operating remark on what is new and what is occurring in homosexual filmmaking.―Mandate contains every thing fabu within the earlier years' video clips. a vital consultant for either the informal viewer and the hard-core movie-watching homo.―Bay home windows (Boston)

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Download E-books Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS PDF

In December 1995, the FDA licensed the discharge of protease inhibitors, the 1st powerful therapy for AIDS. For numerous humans, the drug provided a reprieve from what have been a dying sentence; for others, it used to be too overdue. within the usa by myself, over 318,000 humans had already died from AIDS-related complications—among them the singer Michael Callen and the poet Essex Hemphill.

Meticulously researched and evocatively instructed, Hold Tight Gently is the distinguished historian Martin Duberman’s poignant memorial to these misplaced to AIDS and to 2 of the nice unsung heroes of the early years of the epidemic.
Callen, a white homosexual Midwesterner who had moved to long island, turned a number one determine within the stream to extend wisdom of AIDS within the face of willful and homophobic denial below the Reagan management; Hemphill, an African American homosexual guy, contributed to the black homosexual and lesbian scene in Washington, D.C., with poetry of searing depth and introspection.

A profound exploration of the intersection of race, sexuality, category, identification, and the politics of AIDS activism past ACT UP, Hold Tight Gently captures either a iteration suffering to deal with the lethal ailment and the intense refusal of 2 males to offer in to despair.

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Download E-books Gay Affirmative Therapy for the Straight Clinician: The Essential Guide PDF

By Joe Kort

All the solutions instantly clinicians have to paintings successfully with homosexual and lesbian clients.

it's been over 3 a long time because the American Psychiatric organization got rid of homosexuality as a class of deviant habit from the DSM. Same-sex marriage is famous in yes states, gay-straight alliances are arising in excessive colleges around the nation, and significant spiritual denominations are embracing homosexual clergy. but regardless of the ocean swap of attitudes towards homosexuality, many well-meaning immediately therapists are nonetheless at a loss as to the right way to successfully assistance their homosexual and lesbian consumers. This booklet will supply directly therapists the instruments they should guidance homosexual and lesbian consumers successfully.

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Download E-books Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East PDF

By Brian Whitaker

Homosexuality is a taboo topic in Arab international locations. Clerics denounce it as a heinous sin, whereas newspapers write cryptically of "shameful acts." even though many components of the realm now settle for sexual range, the center East is relocating within the other way. during this soaking up account, journalist Brian Whitaker calls cognizance to the voices of guys and ladies who're being affected by homosexual identities in societies the place they're marginalized and persecuted through the professionals. He paints a aggravating photo of people that dwell secretive, apprehensive lives and who're frequently jailed, crushed, and ostracized by way of their households, or despatched to be "cured" through psychiatrists.

Whitaker's exploration of adjusting sexual habit within the Arab global finds that—while deeply repressive prejudices and stereotypes nonetheless govern a lot pondering homosexuality—there are wallet of swap and tolerance. the writer combines own money owed from members within the area with a glance at fresh Arab movies and novels that includes homosexual characters and conducts a delicate comparative studying of Christian, Jewish, and Islamic strictures round sexuality. Deeply proficient and engagingly written, Unspeakable Love draws lengthy past due recognition to a very important subject.

Copub: Saqi Books

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Download E-books All the Conspirators PDF

By Christopher Isherwood

Parents and kids are nonetheless simply as lethal yet they're not continually well mannered and constrained, and there are not any longer (as Cyril Connolly as soon as positioned it) "atrocities witnessed at tea within the drawing-room."

Christopher Isherwood used to be in basic terms twenty-one whilst he started his first novel, all of the Conspirators, in 1926; it was once released in England years later. In his creation to the 1st American version (published by way of New instructions in 1958), the writer defined: "[All the Conspirators] documents a minor engagement in what Shelley calls ‘the nice battle among the outdated and young.’" in lots of methods this novel (like the vintage Berlin tales) is a "period piece" growing to be out of a selected old situation––clashes among mom and dad and youngsters are nonetheless simply as lethal yet they're not normally well mannered and constrained, and there aren't any longer (as Cyril Connolly as soon as placed it) "atrocities witnessed at tea within the drawing-room." yet Isherwood's singular perceptions of the older new release conserving on and the more youthful attempting to wrench loose are as legitimate at the present time as they have been part a century in the past.

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Download E-books It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality PDF

By Michelangelo Signorile

“Makes the case basically and convincingly . . . The struggle might be lengthy, yet no longer very unlikely to win. All that’s wanted is for the LGBT group to gain that ‘it’s now not over.’¹” — Washington Post

“Visionary . . . Prescient . . . Signorile has remarkable suggestion for the future.” — Advocate
 
“Exquisite[ly] tim[ed] . . . in spite of marriage equality ascendant in approximately all corners of the rustic, the struggle for genuine equality isn't over. the main severe probability the homosexual rights flow faces may perhaps actually be what Signorile calls ‘victory blindness,’ or ‘the harmful phantasm that we’ve nearly won.’¹” — American Prospect

 
In It’s no longer Over, pioneering journalist Michelangelo Signorile boldly confronts the demanding situations that lie forward for LGBT americans. Drawing on provocative new learn into the mental roots of prejudice, he shatters myths and levels via Washington, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and past to bare the reality concerning the battles to return. pressing, impassioned, and eventually hopeful, It’s no longer Over is the must-read booklet for an individual who cares concerning the way forward for LGBT rights.
 
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“For twenty-five years, Michelangelo Signorile has been certainly one of America’s so much incisive critics and influential activists within the circulate for homosexual equality, and It’s now not Over demonstrates he's greater than ever . . . A penetrating examine one of many nice social activities of our time . . . Razor-sharp . . . Stirring.” — Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
 
“Few calls to motion are as priceless because the one in [It’s now not Over] . . . I can’t urge it sufficient on people.” — Alexander Chee, Literary Hub

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Download E-books Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism PDF

By Elizabeth Grosz

Are our bodies attractive? How? In what different types of methods? Sexy Bodies investigates the construction of sexual our bodies and sexual practices, of sexualities that are dyke, bi, transracial, or even hetero. It celebrates lesbian and queer sexualities but additionally explores what runs beneath and inside of all sexualities, getting to know what's essentially bizarre and weird approximately all our bodies, all carnalities.

taking a look at a satisfying number of cultural varieties and texts, the participants give some thought to the actual charms of women and horses, from National Velvet to Marnie; talk about figures of the lesbian physique from vampires to tribades to tomboys; discover 'virtual' lesbians within the fiction of Jeanette Winterson; tune wish within the track of mythical Blues singers; and examine the ever-scrutinised and celebrated physique of Elizabeth Taylor. the gathering contains very important items of fiction via Mary Fallon and Nicole Brossard.

Sexy Bodies makes new connections among and among our bodies, cruising the borders of the obscene, the pleasant, the fascinating and the hitherto unstated rethinking sexuality anew as deeply and unusually attractive.

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Download E-books Freedom's Gate (Dead Rivers Trilogy) PDF

By Naomi Kritzer

From the acclaimed writer of Fires of the Faithful comes the story of an impetuous younger girl, freeborn in an international of slavery and magic. Twenty-year-old Lauria is the favourite aide to Kyros, a strong army officer. On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and undercover agent. yet now she is entrusted with a project extra risky than any that experience come prior to Freedom's Gate.

After years of relative peace, observe has come to Kyros’s compound that the bandit tribe referred to as the Alashi is making plans an offensive. it really is as much as Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi by way of posing as an escaped slave—a cost that calls for she serve within the family of a neighboring officer. From there, she is going to level an get away and proceed on in her guise as a runaway. yet posing as a slave—a virgin concubine,
no less—may turn out the least of her issues. For whether she does break out and the Alashi do settle for her, how can this freeborn lady persuade them she is slave, now not secret agent? And, worse, what if her personal perspectives are progressively altering, calling every thing she believes approximately her international into query?

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Download E-books Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man PDF

By Chaz Bono, Billie Fitzpatrick

The recent York occasions bestseller that asks: What occurs at the trip from self-doubt to self-acceptance?

Imagine understanding, for many years, that the individual you're and the physique you inhabit don't fit up. think pushing that feeling down so deep that you just persuade your self, for years, that it doesn't even exist. think the havoc wreaked by means of the sort of secret.

Now, think dwelling this lifestyles less than the scrutiny of the general public eye.

Chaz Bono has lived this lifestyles. We first met him as Chastity, the darling woman on degree along with her mom and dad, Sonny and Cher. Then, we knew her as an out lesbian and homosexual activist. via all of this, Chaz was once tormented by a nagging feeling that he wasn't dwelling the lifestyles intended for him. It wasn't until eventually he admitted, first to himself, then to his kinfolk, and at last to the realm, that he was once a transgender guy, that Chaz Bono totally embraced his real self. In Transition, Chaz stocks his deeply relocating and eventually positive account of the actual and emotional strategy that introduced him to a spot of peace, and eventually happiness. With a message to an individual who has ever felt that they couldn't be who they are surely, Transition is as inspirational because it is intimate.

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