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Brazen, emboldening tales of the author's arduous childhood and journey to success as a comedian.

i am tired of being a dandelion

This poetry collection explores the spectrum of hope in romance and self-love, along with the hope to grow to become the…

Active Reception

This poetry collection thinks through a queer mode of writing from the bottom, a kind of coalition based politics of…

No Knowledge Is Complete Until It Passes Through My Body

These poems explore the intelligence of the body, especially bodies under duress.

Sybille Bedford

Charts the life of writer Sybille Bedford, who made a career of dramatizing her own upbringing in Europe.

The Other Mothers

A story of fertility, feminism and family.


Sally's story-one of heritage, learning, courage, and love-is written especially for LGBTQ Christians who are questioning…

Shooting Midnight Cowboy

Pulitzer-winning journalist Frankel delivers a vivid chronicle about the classic 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy, the only X-…

Three Dads and a Baby

An amiably narrated LGBTQ+ odyssey through equitable polyamory and nontraditional child rearing.

Broken Horses

Carlile recalls the pivotal events that shaped her music and identity in this captivating memoir.



God of Nothingness

The superb fourth collection from Wunderlich disarms with its directness, humor and pathos.

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires

Bradford brings his sharp, incisive style to one of the great and most controversial writers of the twentieth century.

Live at Jackson Station

An account of an extraordinary Southern musical oasis and the tragedy that shut it down.

Love and Other Poems

These poems are curious about who we are as people and shamelessly interested in hope.

Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

These razor-sharp, profoundly brave and often very funny essays interrogate our notions of ecstasy, queerness and what it…

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…

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