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Black Girl, Call Home

Delving into heartbreak, community, family, race, queer identity, sexual violence, feminism and celebrity, Mans' poems…

Last Call

A deeply researched reclamation of a series of unfairly forgotten, gruesome crimes.

Gay Bar

This captivating book explores the gay bar as a cultural institution whose time may have passed.


Portrays the history of romantic love between men in hundreds of moving and tender vernacular photographs.

Raising Them

A liberating portrait of a family's choice to dismantle the long-accepted and often-harmful social construct of what it…

My Life in 100 Objects

Author and poet Randall describes her life through 100 short prose pieces, each written on the image of a different…


Febos examines the narratives women are told about what it means to be female and what it takes to free oneself from them…

Mouths of Rain

A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers.

All the Young Men

A celebrated activist tells the story of how she became involved in easing the passing of gay men dying of AIDS.

We Are Here

Presents the bold and nuanced work of Black and Brown visionaries transforming the art world, with a particular focus on…

Pedro's Theory

A subtle, expertly written repudiation of the American dream in favor of something more inclusive and more realistic.

Northern Light

Discusses the survival of a community and concerns of exploitation and colonialism.

A History of Scars

Lee explores the legacy of trauma on a young queer child of immigrants as she reconciles the disparate pieces of…

Love Is an Ex-Country

Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all of these things.

Milk Fed

Milk Fed is a tender and riotously funny meditation on love, certitude, and the question of what we are all being fed,…

100 Boyfriends

A revelatory spiral into the imperfect lives of queer men desperately fighting the urge to self-sabotage.

Honey Girl

Grace is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married...until she does exactly that.

The Fixed Stars

A thoughtful and provocative story of changing identity, complex sexuality and enduring family relationships.

Found in Transition

This page-turning memoir relates a tender story of loving and parenting a teenager coming out as transgender and…

Queering Family Trees

Argues that the virtual exclusion of lesbians of color from public narratives about LGBTQ families is crucial to…

We Are Family

An absorbing narrative history of the changing structure of modern families, showing how children can flourish in any…

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