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LGBTQ Lives and History -

Related categories: History & Biography / Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender /
Related booklists: Lesbian Lives & Histories, Gay Lives & Histories,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 40 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Little Gay History of Wales by Daryl Leeworthy
    A Little Gay History of Wales - by Daryl Leeworthy

    £11.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786834805 | ISBN 10: 1786834804

    A Little Gay History of Wales tells the compelling story of Welsh LGBT life from the Middle Ages to the present day.   Drawing on a rich array of archival sources from across Britain, together with oral testimony and material culture, this pionee ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sensible Footwear: A Girl
    Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide - by Kate Charlesworth

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780993563348 | ISBN 10: 0993563341

    Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie J ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk
    The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World - by Mason Funk

    £20.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780062571700 | ISBN 10: 0062571702

    The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These ind ... more

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  • Cover image of book She Called Me Woman: Nigeria
    She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak - by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781911115595 | ISBN 10: 1911115596

    “We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn
    Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain - by Paul Flynn

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785032936 | ISBN 10: 1785032933

    In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an alr ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd
    Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day - by Peter Ackroyd

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780099592945 | ISBN 10: 0099592940

    *** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and ... more

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  • Cover image of book OUT: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik
    OUT: LGBTQ Poland - by Maciek Nabrdalik

    £18.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781620973691 | ISBN 10: 1620973693

    From an award-winning documentary photographer, the first book of its kind to portray the LGBTQ community in contemporary Poland.   Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative and Catholic country ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Stories from Wales by Norena Shopland
    Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Stories from Wales - by Norena Shopland

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781781724101 | ISBN 10: 1781724105

    Forbidden Lives is a fascinating collection of portraits and discussions that aims to populate LGBT gaps in the history of Wales, a much neglected part of Welsh heritage. In it Norena Shopland reviews the reasons for this neglect while outlining the ... more

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  • Cover image of book 50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones
    50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons - by Dan Jones

    £10.00   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781784881344 | ISBN 10: 1784881341

    Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time.   LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history – legendary figures such as Fredd ... more

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  • Cover image of book Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World by Gregory Woods
    Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World - by Gregory Woods

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780300228748 | ISBN 10: 0300228740

    In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this ... more

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  • Cover image of book Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries
    Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination - by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785902161 | ISBN 10: 1785902164

    Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd
    Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day - by Peter Ackroyd

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780701188801 | ISBN 10: 0701188804

    *** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Queer London Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives by Colin Clews
    Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives - by Colin Clews

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781788036740 | ISBN 10: 1788036743

    The 1980s heralded many challenges for LGBT people around the world and Colin Clews examines these in his new book. These included the rise of the New Right in the USA, Section 28 which prohibited the promotion of homosexuality; the trial of Gay’s ... more

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  • Cover image of book LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer
    LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers - by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer

    £13.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781620972441 | ISBN 10: 1620972441

    An essential handbook of myth-busting facts and figures about the real lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.  A fully revised and expanded edition of the book hailed by gay-rights pioneer Harry Hay as “truly astoni ... more

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  • Cover image of book Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women by Christopher Tinker (Editor)
    Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women - by Christopher Tinker (Editor)

    £16.95   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781855147256 | ISBN 10: 1855147254

    A collection of moving, amusing and inspirational quotations by and about prominent gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, from Oscar Wilde to Tom Daley, Radclyffe Hall to Sandi Toksvig, illustrated with images from the National Portrait Gall ... more

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  • Cover image of book Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks
    Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present - by Jeffrey Weeks

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780704374171 | ISBN 10: 070437417x

    The definitive history of the LGBT community's struggle for equality.   From the barbaric legal and social oppression of the nineteenth century to the seismic impact of the gay liberation movement in the 1970s and beyond, Coming Out maps the s ... 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

    £11.99   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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  • Cover image of book What
    What's Your Pride Story? - by Various authors, compiled by Liverpool Pride and Writing on the Wall

    £2.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781910580127 | ISBN 10: 1910580120

    Everybody has a story to tell. These are ours... "Liverpool Pride is all about giving a platform for LGBT+ people in our region to demonstrate their unique culture, talent and spirit. The What's Your Pride Story? group write about their experience ... more

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    'Curing Queers': Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74 - by Tommy Dickinson

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781784993580 | ISBN 10: 1784993581

    Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing Queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Straight Expectations by Julie Bindel
    Straight Expectations - by Julie Bindel

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783560004 | ISBN 10: 1783560002

    Journalist and political activist Julie Bindel explores what it means to be gay in today's world.  From picket line to picket fence - what does it mean to be gay in the era of same- sex marriage and equal rights?   More than four decad ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love by Gilles Herrada, PhD
    The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love - by Gilles Herrada, PhD

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781590792421 | ISBN 10: 1590792424

    In The Missing Myth Gilles Herrada tackles the perplexing questions about the role of homosexuality in the evolution of the human race and its meaning in the development of civilization, such as: What evolutionary edge have same-sex relationships giv ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little Gay History by R. B. Parkinson
    A Little Gay History - by R. B. Parkinson

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780714151007 | ISBN 10: 0714151009

    How old is the oldest chat- up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Anc ... more

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  • Cover image of book British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives by Brian Lewis (Editor)
    British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives - by Brian Lewis (Editor)

    £18.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780719088957 | ISBN 10: 071908895x

    This collection of essays takes stock of the new British queer history. It is intended both for scholars and students of British social and cultural history and of the history of sexuality, and for a broader readership interested in queer issues. I ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sexual History of the Global South: Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America by Saskia Wieringa and Horacio Sivori (Editors)
    The Sexual History of the Global South: Sexual Politics in Africa, Asia and Latin America - by Saskia Wieringa and Horacio Sivori (Editors)

    £20.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780324029 | ISBN 10: 1780324022

    The Sexual History of the Global South explores the gap between sexuality studies and post-colonial cultural critique. Featuring twelve case studies, based on original historical and ethnographic research from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin Ame ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
    A Queer History of the United States - by Michael Bronski

    £15.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780807044650 | ISBN 10: 0807044652

    Winner of the 2012 American Library Association's Israel Fishman Non-Fiction/ Stonewall Book Award.   A Queer History of the United States is more than a "who's who" of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand Am ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
    And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - by Randy Shilts

    £18.00   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780285640191 | ISBN 10: 0285640194

    In 1981, the year when AIDS came to international attention, Randy Shilts was employed by The San Francisco Chronicle as the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues. He quickly devoted himself to reporting on the developing epidemic, tryi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century by Vicki L. Eaklor
    Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century - by Vicki L. Eaklor

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781595586360 | ISBN 10: 1595586369

    Placing GLBT people at the center of the history of the twentieth century, Vicki L. Eaklors Queer America: A Peoples GLBT History of the 20th Century is a major new effort to popularize a long-overlooked chapter in the American experience.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Language and Sexuality by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick
    Language and Sexuality - by Deborah Cameron and Don Kulick

    £29.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780521009690 | ISBN 10: 0521009693

    This lively and accessible textbook looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from personal ads to phone sex, from sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, the book provides a ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay and Lesbian Experience by Edited by Louis-Georges Tin
    The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay and Lesbian Experience - by Edited by Louis-Georges Tin

    £38.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781551522296 | ISBN 10: 1551522292

    Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece by James Davidson
    The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece - by James Davidson

    £16.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780753822265 | ISBN 10: 0753822261

    Kenneth Dover's 1978 Greek Homosexuality remains the most recent single-volume treatment of the subject as a whole. Drawing on fifteen years of ensuing research, James Davidson rejects Dover's excessively theoretical approach, using a wide variety of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500 by Rebecca Jennings
    A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500 - by Rebecca Jennings

    £43.00   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846450075 | ISBN 10: 1846450071

    Drawing on a wide range of historical sources - court records, newspaper reports, medical records, novels, oral histories and personal papers - A Lesbian History of Britain presents the extraordinary history of lesbian experience in Britain. Covering ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Queer History of the Ballet by Peter Stoneley
    A Queer History of the Ballet - by Peter Stoneley

    £27.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415972802 | ISBN 10: 0415972809

    Designed for students, scholars and general readers with an interest in dance and queer history, A Queer History of the Ballet focuses on how, as makers and as audiences, queer men and women have helped to develop many of the texts, images, and legen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queer London; perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. by Matt Houlbrook
    Queer London; perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. - by Matt Houlbrook

    £13.00   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780226354620 | ISBN 10: 0226354628

    In August 1934, young Cyril L. wrote to his friend Billy about all the exciting men he had met, the swinging nightclubs he had visited, and the vibrant new life he had forged for himself in the big city. He wrote, "I have only been queer since I came ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter
    Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution - by David Carter

    £15.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780312342692 | ISBN 10: 0312342691

    In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then the event itself has become the stuff ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb
    Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century - by Graham Robb

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780330482240 | ISBN 10: 0330482246

    Uncovering the real story of male & female homosexuality in the Victorian era, award-winning author Graham Robb tells a tale that is in part familiar and in part extremely surprising - a story of oppression and secrecy, but also of unexpected toleran ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea by Paul Baker and Jo Stanley
    Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea - by Paul Baker and Jo Stanley

    £25.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780582772144 | ISBN 10: 0582772141

    When homosexuality was illegal and gay men were closeted there were few safe places to be. Apart from the theatre, passenger ships provided the only space where gay men could be not only out, but outrageously camp. Efficient, able-bodied seamen by da ... more

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  • Cover image of book Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994 by Elizabeth A. Armstrong
    Forging Gay Identities: Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994 - by Elizabeth A. Armstrong

    £25.50   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9780226026947 | ISBN 10: 0226026949

    Unlike many social movements, the gay and lesbian struggle for visibility and rights has succeeded in combining a unified group identity with the celebration of individual differences.   In Forging Gay Identities, Elizabeth Armstrong explores ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who
    Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War 2 - by Robert Aldrich & Garry Wotherspoon (editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780415159838 | ISBN 10: 0415159830

    A comprehensive biographical guide to the key men and women in the history of Western homosexuality, covering famous, notorious and previously unknown figures across royalty, politics, the arts, medicine, religion and more. Fully cross-referenced, id ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank OHara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography by Smith, Hazel
    Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank OHara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography - by Smith, Hazel

    £18.50   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780853235057 | ISBN 10: 0853235058

    Frank OHaras poetry evokes a specific era and location: New York in the fifties and early sixties. This is a pre-computer age of typewritten manuscripts, small shops and lunch hours: it is also an age of gay repression, accelerating consumerism and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Histories by Edited by Brett Beemyn
    Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Histories - by Edited by Brett Beemyn

    £28.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780415913904 | ISBN 10: 041591390x

    Creating a Place For Ourselves is a groundbreaking collection of essays that examines gay life in the United States before Stonewall and the gay liberation movement. Along with examining areas with large gay communities such as New York, San Francisc ... more

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