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New Books - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Highlights of new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fiction & non-fiction. (browse related category Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it would take
Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language - by Paul Baker - £9.99
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expre ... more

United Queerdom: From the Legends of the Gay Liberation Front to the Queers of Tomorrow - by Dan Glass - £12.99
Throughout the 1970s the Gay Liberation Front (GLF) initiated an anarchic campaign that permanently changed the face of Britain. Inspired by the Stonewall uprisings in the US, the GLF demanded a 'Absolute Freedom For All' worldwide.  Yet half ... more

Wain: LGBT Reimaginings of Scottish Folktales - by Rachel Plummer, illustrated by Helene Boppert - £15.99
Wain is a collection of LGBT themed poetry for teens based on retellings of Scottish myths. The collection contains stories about kelpies, selkies, and the Loch Ness Monster, alongside perhaps lesser-known mythical people and creatures, such as wulve ... more

This Brutal House - by Niven Govinden - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2019   On the steps of New York's City Hall, five ageing Mothers sit in silent protest. They are the guardians of the vogue ball community - queer men who opened their hearts and homes to countless lost Childr ... more

Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities - by Jos Twist, Ben Vincent, Meg-John Barker and Kat Gupta (Editors) - £14.99
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

Gears for Queers - by Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper - £8.99
Keen to see some of Europe, queer couple Lilith and Abigail get on their old bikes and start pedalling. Along flat fens and up Swiss Alps, they will meet new friends and exorcise old demons as they push their bodies - and their relationship - to the ... more

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! - by Arabelle Sicardi, illustrated by Sarah Tanat-Jones - £14.99
This beautiful, bold book celebrates the achievements of LGBTQ+ people through history and from around the world. It features dynamic full-colour portraits of a diverse selection of 53 inspirational role models accompanied by short biographies that f ... more

Rainbow Milk - by Paul Mendez - £14.99
"When did you last read a novel about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London as a prostitute? This might be a debut, but Mendez is an exciting, accomplished and daring storyteller ... more

The Little Book of Pride: LGBTQ+ Voices That Changed the World - by Various authors - £5.99
50 years of Pride in the words of those who changed the world.   Half a century has passed since 2,000 people marched in the very first Pride march, in New York City. It was a moment when the LGBT+ community rose up against centuries of hatred ... more

The Little Book of Pride: The History, the People, the Parades - by Lewis Laney - £7.99
Celebrate the LGTBQ community with this small but perfectly formed guide to Pride.  What began as a protest for gay rights following the Stonewall riots of 1969 in New York has grown to become a global celebration of LGBTQ culture. In the 50-odd ... more

Out of the Shadows: The Psychology of Gay Men's Lives - by Walt Odets - £10.99
Even in our modern progressive world, it's not easy to be a gay man. While young men often come out more readily, even those from the most liberal of backgrounds still struggle to accept themselves and experience stigma, shame and difficulties with i ... more

Find Me - by André Aciman - £8.99
Elio believes he has left behind his first love – but as an affair with an older man intensifies, his thoughts turn to the past and to Oliver.   Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent tr ... more

The Moss House - by Clara Barley - £8.99
Two hundred years ago, neighbouring Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives become entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship and retreat to the Moss House, their private sanctuary away from an unaccepting world. Their ... more

The Gravity of Us - by Phil Stamper - £7.99
Cal wants to be a journalist, and he's already well underway with almost half a million followers on his FlashFame app and an upcoming internship at Buzzfeed. But his plans are derailed when his pilot father is selected for a highly-publicized NASA m ... more

Trans America: A Counter-History - by Barry Reay - £17.99
Trans seems to be everywhere in American culture. Yet there is little understanding of how this came about. Are people aware that there were earlier periods of gender flexibility and contestability in American history? How well known is it that a pre ... more

The Book of Queer Prophets: 24 Writers on Sexuality and Religion - by Ruth Hunt (Curator) - £14.99
Is it possible to believe in God and be gay? How does it feel to be excluded from a religious community because of your sexuality? Why do some people still believe being LGBT is a sin?   The Book of Queer Prophets contains modern-day epistles fro ... more

Camp - by L.C. Rosen - £7.99
Sixteen-year-old Randy Kapplehoff loves spending the summer at Camp Outland, a camp for queer teens. It's where he met his best friends. It's where he takes to the stage in the big musical.  And it's where he fell for Hudson Aaronson-Lim - wh ... more

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me - by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell - £13.99
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019 On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List One of NPR's Best Books of 2019 Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019   Author Mariko Tamaki and illustrator Rosemary Vale ... more

Naturally Tan: A Memoir - by Tan France - £9.99
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will b ... more

The Ministry of Guidance - and Other Stories - by Golnoosh Nour - £7.99
Set mostly in Iran, but making forays to London, Germany, and the transit area of a Ukrainian airport, the stories are brilliantly deft in summoning up the dilemmas of their protagonists, be they characters who are kicking against the confines of the ... more

Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell - £14.99
Kevin Maxwell was a dream candidate for the police force – he had a long-held desire to serve his community, a strong moral compass and a clear aptitude for both the strategic and practical aspects of policing. And, as a gay black man from a workin ... more

Call Him Mine - by Tim MacGabhann - £8.99
A TELEGRAPH THRILLER OF THE YEAR  Nobody asked us to look. Every day, every since, I still wish we hadn’t.  Jaded reporter Andrew and his photographer boyfriend, Carlos, are sick of sifting the dregs of Mexico’s drug war: from ca ... more

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £12.99
When the Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee was murdered in Derry in April 2019 aged just 29, she was survived by her articles that had been read and loved by thousands worldwide.   This memorial anthology will weave together the pieces that ... more

Paul Takes The Form Of A Mortal Girl - by Andrea Lawlor - £8.99
It’s 1993 and Paul Polydoris tends bar at the only gay club in a university town thrumming with politics and partying. He studies queer theory, has a lesbian best friend, makes zines, and is a flâneur with a rich dating life. But Paul’s also got ... more

All The Bad Apples - by Moira Fowley-Doyle - £7.99
The stunning new novel about silenced female voices, family secrets and dangerous truths from the author of The Accident Season.  On Deena's seventeenth birthday, the day she finally comes out to her family, her wild and mysterious sister Man ... more

Heartstopper: Volume Three - by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the third volume of Heartstopper, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. & ... more

Bodies And Barriers: Queer Activists on Health - by Adrian Shanker (Editor) - £18.99
LGBT people pervasively experience health disparities, affecting every part of their bodies and lives. Yet many are still grappling to understand the mutually reinforcing health care challenges that lead to worsened health outcomes. Bodies And Barrie ... more

The Ginger Child: On Family, Loss and Adoption - by Patrick Flanery - £9.99
A raw and heart-wrenching literary memoir about a queer couple’s attempt to adopt a child.   But would you take a ginger child? a social worker asks Patrick Flanery as he and his husband embark on their four-year odyssey of trying to adopt. This ... more

Out of the Woods - by Luke Turner - £8.99
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 WAINWRIGHT BOOK PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 POLARI FIRST BOOK AWARD  After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to ... more

Unorthodox: LGBT+ Identity and Faith - by Sean Richardson (Editor) - £7.99
In modern Britain, what does it mean to be queer and religious? Unorthodox tells the stories of LGBT+ people of faith throughout the country. Bringing together artists, activists, religious leaders, community workers and writers, this collection expl ... more

We Have Always Been Here - by Samra Habib - £9.99
Triumphant and uplifting – a queer Muslim memoir about forgiveness and freedom.   A memoir of hope, faith and love, Samra Habib’s story starts with growing up as part of a threatened minority sect in Pakistan, and follows her arrival in Cana ... more

The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family - by Jen Brister - £14.99
I'm Jen Brister, stand-up comedian, middle-aged adolescent and, more recently, a mum. But not that mum – I'm the other one. Confused? Let’s back up a bit. Two years ago, my partner (a woman – we're not solicitors) gave birth to twins. Yes. Yes. ... more

Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV - by Stephen Bourne - £12.99
The television set – the humble box in the corner of almost every British household – has brought about some of the biggest social changes in modern times. It gives us a window into the lives of people who are different from us: different classes ... more

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death - by Lillian Faderman - £10.99
A lively and engaging biography of the first openly gay man elected to public office in the United States, a man fiercely committed to protecting all minorities.  Harvey Milk — eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck — was elected to the ... more

Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort - £14.99
How do we trust each other?   Alexa is a young police community support officer whose world feels unstable. Her father is estranged and her girlfriend is increasingly distant. Their polyamorous relationship – which for years felt so natural ... more

Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death - £20.00
Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. ... more

Trans Power - by Juno Roche - £12.99
In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary.  Through intimate conversations with ... more

A Little Gay History of Wales - by Daryl Leeworthy - £11.99
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

Guapa - by Saleem Haddad - £8.99
A novel of the Arab Spring  Winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2017  A Middle-Eastern capital caught in the revolutionary wave of the Arab Spring. A day in the life of a young man disillusioned with both East and West and struggling to fin ... more

Odd Men Out: Male Homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954 – 1970 - by John-Pierre Joyce - £10.99
Odd Men Out is a social, cultural and political history of gay men living in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s. It follows a chronological narrative and covers a number of thematic issues in detail, starting with the establishment of the government ... more

People in Trouble - by Sarah Schulman - £8.99
First published in 1990, a blistering novel about a love triangle in New York during the AIDS crisis.  It was the beginning of the end of the world but not everyone noticed right away.   It is the late 1980s. Kate, an ambitious artist, lives i ... more

The Confessions of Frannie Langton - by Sara Collins - £8.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch as Fr ... more

Trans Britain: Our Long Journey from the Shadows - by Christine Burns (Editor) - £9.99
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

Murmur - by Will Eaves - £8.99
Murmur evokes the extraordinary life of Alan Turing, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness. Winner of the Wellcome Prize and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize.  Winner of the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize Winner of th ... more

How to Cure a Ghost - by Fariha Róisín - £10.99
A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.  Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk and Honey and Whiskey Words & a Shovel I, ... more

Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen - by Amrou Al-Kadhi - £16.99
A heartbreaking and hilarious memoir about the author’s journey from a god-fearing Muslim boy to a proud, queer drag queen.   My name is Amrou Al-Kadhi – by day. By night, I am Glamrou, an empowered, confident and acerbic drag queen who wears ... more

The Black Flamingo - by Dean Atta - £12.99
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’   Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.   A boy comes ... more

History of Violence - by Edouard Louis - £8.99
The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy – a personal and powerful story of violence.  I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to ... more

Letting Go - by Cat Clarke - £7.99
Never make a promise at a funeral. It’s my new motto.  When Agnes made a promise to her girlfriend, Ellie, she thought they would be together for ever. But when she has to keep that promise a year later, it puts Agnes in a situation she could n ... more

Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved - by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott - £9.99
The moving, remarkable story of the relationship between Freddie Mercury and his longtime partner Jim Hutton, as explored in the major, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody.   The relationship between Freddie Mercury ... more

The Bi-ble - Volume Two 2: Further Original Essays and Narratives about Bisexuality - by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond (Editors) - £9.99
In this stand alone follow up to The Bi-ble Anthology of Personal Narratives and Essays about Bisexuality, writers from across the UK and abroad present a range of new essays on various aspects of the bisexual experience.   Whether you are bisexu ... more

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