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LGBTQ+ Lives, Histories and Biographies -

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Related booklists: LGBTQ+ Activism, Politics & Equal Rights, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Gay Lives & Histories, Bisexual Lives and Histories, LGBTQ+ Jewish Lives, Queer Lives and Theory, Transgender Lives & Histories, LGBTQ+ Writers and Poets, LGBTQ+ Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority People, Non-Binary, Genderfluid and Genderqueer Lives & Biographies,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 23 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun by Kaz Rowe
    Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun - by Kaz Rowe

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781947440074 | ISBN 10: 1947440071

    Courageous Surrealist artist Claude Cahun championed freedom at every turn, from rejecting gender norms and finding queer love to risking death to sabotage the Nazis.  At the turn of the twentieth century in Nantes, France, Lucy Schwob met Su ... more

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  • Cover image of book Neuroqueer: A Neurodivergent Guide to Love, Sex, and Everything in Between by CJ DeBarra
    Neuroqueer: A Neurodivergent Guide to Love, Sex, and Everything in Between - by CJ DeBarra

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781911227236 | ISBN 10: 1911227238

    CJ DeBarra is an Irish journalist from Clonakilty in West Cork. They are a queer, non-binary person who was diagnosed as ADHD as a child. They have been a journalist for fifteen years focusing on local news, history, sex and disability. This is their ... more

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  • Cover image of book The LGBTQ+ History Book by Dorling Kindersley Ltd
    The LGBTQ+ History Book - by Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    £19.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780241596265 | ISBN 10: 0241596262

    Discover the rich and complex history of LGBTQ+ people around the world - their struggles, triumphs, and cultural contributions.   Exploring and explaining the most important ideas and events in LGBTQ+ history and culture, this book showcases the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Red Closet: The Hidden History of Gay Oppression in the USSR by Rustam Alexander
    Red Closet: The Hidden History of Gay Oppression in the USSR - by Rustam Alexander

    £17.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781526167453 | ISBN 10: 152616745x

    In 1934, Joseph Stalin enacted sodomy laws, unleashing a wave of brutal detentions of homosexual men in large Soviet cities. Rustam Alexander recounts the compelling stories of people whose lives were directly affected by those laws, including a naï ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love from the Pink Palace: Memories of Love, Loss and Cabaret through the AIDS Crisis by Jill Nader
    Love from the Pink Palace: Memories of Love, Loss and Cabaret through the AIDS Crisis - by Jill Nader

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781472288431 | ISBN 10: 1472288432

    ‘I read the book in one go. I laughed and cried like a baby, and was transported back to a time of innocence, clouded by the enormity of the harsh reality... Just amazing’ CATHERINE ZETA JONES  ‘As it happens, I was also a Jill in the e ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer by Soph Galustian
    No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer - by Soph Galustian

    £16.99   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781804190081 | ISBN 10: 180419008x

    No Worries If Not is a funny, relatable coming-of-age story, that explores Soph Galustian’s experiences of poverty, queerness, mental health, grief and community. She recounts her life from childhood, to teens, into adulthood through a mixture of s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Gays: A Homosexual History by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller
    Bad Gays: A Homosexual History - by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller

    £10.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781839763281 | ISBN 10: 1839763280

    An unconventional history of homosexuality.   We all remember Oscar Wilde, but who speaks for Bosie? What about those ‘bad gays’ whose unexemplary lives reveal more than we might expect? Many popular histories seek to establish homosexual hero ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London
    Queer Footprints: A Guide to Uncovering London's Fierce History - by Dan Glass, illustrated by Mark Glasgow

    £14.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780745346212 | ISBN 10: 0745346219

    This groundbreaking guide will take you through the city streets to uncover the scandalous, hilarious and empowering events of London's queerstory. Follow in the footprints of veteran activists, such as those who marched in London's first Pride parad ... more

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  • Cover image of book Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics by Yvette Taylor
    Working-Class Queers: Time, Place and Politics - by Yvette Taylor

    £19.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9780745341026 | ISBN 10: 0745341020

    Who cares about working-class queers in Britain today? Are queers marginal to the study of class, and are the working-classes marginal to queer studies? Yvette Taylor critically engages with the experience of working-class queers through cycles of cr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wild Dances: My Queer and Curious Journey to Eurovision by William Lee Adams
    Wild Dances: My Queer and Curious Journey to Eurovision - by William Lee Adams

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781662601576 | ISBN 10: 1662601573

    A memoir of glitz, glamour, geopolitics, and the power of pop music, following a misunderstood queer biracial kid from small-town Georgia who became the world's foremost Eurovision Song Contest blogger.  As a boy, William Lee Adams spent his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Ukraine: An Anthology of LGBTQI+ Ukrainian Voices During Wartime by Edited & translated by the DVIJKA collective
    Queer Ukraine: An Anthology of LGBTQI+ Ukrainian Voices During Wartime - by Edited & translated by the DVIJKA collective

    £7.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781804470411 | ISBN 10: 1804470414

    Against the backdrop of brutal invasion, it is much easier for right-wing figures to target marginalised groups, and during wartime the queer community is exceedingly vulnerable to persecution, scapegoating and censorship. Being visibly queer in Ukra ... more

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  • Cover image of book All The Things She Said: Everything I Know About Modern Lesbian and Bi Culture by Daisy Jones
    All The Things She Said: Everything I Know About Modern Lesbian and Bi Culture - by Daisy Jones

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781529328059 | ISBN 10: 1529328055

    A modern, personal guide to the culture of queer women and everyone in between.  All The Things She Said explores the nature of 21st century queerness. Lesbian and bi culture is ever-changing and here, journalist Daisy Jones unpicks outdated ster ... more

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  • Cover image of book Courage to Be: Organised Gay Youth in England 1967 - 1990 by Dr Clifford Williams
    Courage to Be: Organised Gay Youth in England 1967 - 1990 - by Dr Clifford Williams

    £10.00   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781913913632 | ISBN 10: 1913913635

    The London Gay Teenage Group was a unique and ground-breaking youth group. It emerged in the heady days of the late 1970s. Set up and run by young people themselves, it achieved what many thought as impossible: registration as an official youth club ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Beyond London by Matt Cook and Alison Oram
    Queer Beyond London - by Matt Cook and Alison Oram

    £20.00   hardback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781526145864 | ISBN 10: 1526145863

    When it comes to queer British history, London has stolen the limelight. But what about the millions of queer lives lived elsewhere?   In Queer Beyond London, two leading LGBTQ+ historians take you on a journey through four English cites from the ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Arab Is Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers by Elias Jahshan (Editor)
    This Arab Is Queer: An Anthology by LGBTQ+ Arab Writers - by Elias Jahshan (Editor)

    £12.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780863564789 | ISBN 10: 086356478x

    This ground-breaking anthology features the compelling and courageous memoirs of eighteen queer Arab writers – some internationally bestselling, others using pseudonyms. Here, we find heart-warming connections and moments of celebration alongside ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay Bar: Why We Went Out by Jeremy Atherton Lin
    Gay Bar: Why We Went Out - by Jeremy Atherton Lin

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9781783785834 | ISBN 10: 1783785837

    From leather parties in the Castro to Gay Liberation Front touch-ins; from disco at Studio One to dark rooms in Vauxhall railway arches, the gay bar has long been a place of joy, solidarity and sexual expression. But around the world, gay bars are cl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives by Edited by Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini
    Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives - by Edited by Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini

    £14.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781787755062 | ISBN 10: 1787755061

    AASECT Book Award for General Audience  'A joy to read' ESSIE DENNIS 'A beautifully written collection' JUNO ROCHE   We're here. We're queer. We're fat.   This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer Life, Queer Love: An Anthology by Golnoush Nour, Matt Bates and Sarah & Kate Beal (Editors)
    Queer Life, Queer Love: An Anthology - by Golnoush Nour, Matt Bates and Sarah & Kate Beal (Editors)

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781838110161 | ISBN 10: 183811016x

    All aspects of the queer experience is reflected in this sparkling collection.  The anthology comprises 42 stories, non-fiction pieces, flash fiction and poetry, the winning entries from an international competition to capture the best of Que ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Writers by Laura Kate Dale (Editor)
    Gender Euphoria: Stories of Joy from Trans, Non-Binary and Intersex Writers - by Laura Kate Dale (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781800180567 | ISBN 10: 180018056x

    GENDER EUPHORIA: a powerful feeling of happiness experienced as a result of moving away from one's birth-assigned gender. So often the stories shared by trans people about their transition centre on gender dysphoria: a feeling of deep discomfort with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eat, Gay, Love by Calum McSwiggan
    Eat, Gay, Love - by Calum McSwiggan

    £9.99   paperback   (2021) - ISBN 13: 9781529384529 | ISBN 10: 1529384524

    In the spring of 2012, Calum finds himself single again after his relationship of six years comes to an end.  Heartbroken, unhappy and unsure of what to do next, he leaves the hometown he has been in all his life to embark on a journey that take ... more

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  • Cover image of book Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta (Editors)
    Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities - by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781787753396 | ISBN 10: 1787753395

    What does it mean to be non-binary in the 21st Century? Our gender identity is impacted by our personal histories; the cultures, communities and countries we are born into; and the places we go and the people we meet. But the representation of c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows by Christine Burns (Editor)
    Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows - by Christine Burns (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781783528448 | ISBN 10: 1783528443

    Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a 'trans tipping point', while American Vogue named 2015 'the year of trans visibility'. From our television screens to the ballot box, transgen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele
    Queer: A Graphic History - by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

    £13.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785780714 | ISBN 10: 1785780719

    Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel.   From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, ... more

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