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Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike by Tim Tate - £8.99
They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more
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Everything Is Awful And You're A Terrible Person by Daniel Zomparelli - £13.99
A YouTube star becomes famous after he documents his breakup online. An anxious, lactose-intolerant office worker obsesses over a stranger who says "Nice shorts, bro" to him in passing. A couple wants to open up their relationship to a ghost. A monst ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £14.99
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery ... more
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Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries - £12.99
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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Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin - £9.99
An NYRB Classics Original  Set in the post-martial-law era of late-1980s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile is a coming-of-age story of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan’s most prestig ... more
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Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Bartlett - £8.99
It is 3 a.m. in The City, and in a dark corner of The Bar, two lovers collide in the beginnings of a passionate and violent affair.   Boy: nineteen, beautiful, ready for anyone to take him home, and 'O': the Older Man, cynical, unpredictable, ... more
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Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood by Alexander Walker and Emmett J.P. Lundberg (Editors) - £15.99
"Living out something you've spent countless hours daydreaming about and wondering about is an experience that isn't easily put into words"(Will Krisanda) Finding Masculinity is a collection of stories from a small cross section of the transgend ... more
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd - £16.99
*** 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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Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas - £8.99
The heartbreaking memoir of artistic, sexual and political freedom in Castro's Cuba, with a new foreword by Garth Greenwell.  Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades l ... more
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Our Young Man by Edmund White - £8.99
'Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That's you, you're that beautiful. A thousand ships'   New York City in the eigh ... more
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At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces by Mary Collins and Donald Collins - £13.99
In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity.   As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agr ... more
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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey - £14.99
Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £20.00
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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A Queer Little History of Art by Alex Pilcher - £12.99
A Queer Little History of Art is a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity.  Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical o ... more
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The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture by Bonnie J. Morris - £16.50
Investigates the rise and fall of US American lesbian cultural institutions since the 1970s.  LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry — but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 19 ... more
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The Day Ends Like Any Day by Timothy Ogene - £9.99
Sam, a young Nigerian whose father only speaks to the children once he has taken on enough alcohol, and whose mother won’t accept that Sam is different from his siblings, is formed by the people he meets, the gay young man he cannot rescue from his ... more
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Queer British Art 1861-1967 by Clare Barlow - £19.99
The first publication on queer art to focus on a dramatic century of social and artistic change in Britain.   In 1861, the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain, in 1967, homosexuality was finally decriminalised. Between these lega ... more
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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes - £16.99
A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with ... more
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Gay in the 80s: From Fighting Our Rights to Fighting for Our Lives by Colin Clews - £14.99
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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When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones - £14.99
A personal memoir from a leading figure in the gay rights movement, and partial inspiration for the acclaimed mini-series When We Rise from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearc ... more
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My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope by Andrew Marshall - £9.99
In 1997 Andrew Marshall’s partner, and the only person to whom he had ever truly opened his heart, died after a gruelling and debilitating illness.   Unmoored from his old life, and feeling let down by his family, Marshall struggled not onl ... more
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Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz - £10.99
I am glad I am alive to witness these things; giving words to this life of sensations is a relief. Smell the flowers while you can.   Close to the Knives is the artist, writer and activist David Wojnarowicz's extraordinary memoir. Filthy, beau ... more
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Love is Love by Various artists and writers - £9.99
The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando.  Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics — DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, m ... more
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Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing - £6.00
Alan Turing was an extraordinary man who crammed into a life of only 42 years the careers of mathematician, codebreaker, computer scientist and biologist. His codebreaking work at Bletchley Park was so significant it helped to shorten the Second Worl ... more
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LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers by David Deschamps and Bennett Singer - £13.99
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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Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are by Declan Henry - £12.99
Personal, first-hand accounts from transgender and non-binary individuals and the diverse experiences and challenges they face before, during and after transition.  This comprehensive introduction to trans issues details the social, physical and ... more
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No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson (Editor) - £24.99
The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality.  Bui ... more
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Outside the XY: Black and Brown Queer Masculinity by Morgan Mann Willis - £12.63
Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity is an anthology of more than 50 stories, memories, poems, ideas, essays and letters--all examining what it looks like, feels like, and is like to inhabit masculinity outside of cisgendered manhood as ... more
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Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera - £13.99
Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whol ... more
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God in Pink by Hasan Namir - £13.99
A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year Lambda Literary Award winner  The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003.  Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died ... more
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Speak Its Name! Quotations by and About Gay Men and Women by Christopher Tinker (Editor) - £16.95
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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The Story Chair by Gerry Potter - £9.00
"The Vacant Chair echoes throughout my life. They're vibrant, mystical, time-travelling things, telling tales of the end of lives, of invisible families, of no-longer friends, half-written legendary lovers. Story chairs indeed."   In his sixt ... more
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Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta - £8.99
One day in 1968, at the height of the Biafran civil war, Ijeoma's father is killed and her world is transformed forever. Separated from her grief-stricken mother, she meets another young lost girl, Amina, and the two become inseparable. Theirs is a r ... more
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Straight Jacket by Matthew Todd - £16.99
Written by Matthew Todd, editor of Attitude, the UK's best-selling gay magazine, Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks bene ... more
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Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones - £9.99
Shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize 2016   When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, the writer Adam Mars-Jones took responsibility for his care. Intimately tr ... more
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Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques, with an Afterword by Sheila Heti - £9.99
"Six weeks before sex reassignment surgery (SRS), I am obliged to stop taking my hormones. I suddenly feel very differently about my forthcoming operation."(Juliet Jacques) In July 2012, aged thirty, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surge ... more
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Fall of Man in Wilmslow: The Life and Death of Alan Turing - A Novel by David Lagercrantz - £8.99
A powerful tale of honour, prejudice and the twentieth century's most maltreated hero, by the acclaimed author of The Girl in the Spider's Web. "Lagercrantz neatly intertwines the facts of Turing's life with the fiction of Corell's quest for knowl ... more
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Coming Out: The Emergence of LGBT Identities in Britain from the 19th Century to the Present by Jeffrey Weeks - £14.99
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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Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain by Kate Harrad (Editor) - £21.50
Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain is the first of its kind: a book written for and by bisexual people in the UK. This accessible collection of interviews, essays, poems and commentary explores topics such as definitions of bisexuality, intersectio ... more
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Gay & Lesbian History for Kids by Jerome Pohlen - £17.50
Who transformed George Washington's demoralized troops at Valley Forge into a fighting force that defeated an empire? Who cracked Germany's Enigma code and shortened World War II? Who successfully lobbied the US Congress to outlaw child labor? And wh ... more
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Love Notes to Men Who Don't Read by North Morgan - £8.99
Between London and Los Angeles, the gym and the gay scene, Instagram and Grindr, what it means to be a gay man has never been so bisected. North Morgan’s third novel moves beyond the confines of fiction to examine how homosexuality’s acceptance i ... more
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Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini - £10.99
The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century's foremost thinkers and writers.  An intimate yet frank biography of Gore Vidal, one of the most accomplished, visible and controversial American novelists and cultural figures of the p ... more
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Over the Rainbow: Money, Class and Homophobia by Nicola Field - £12.99
First published in 1995, Nicola Field’s Over the Rainbow confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest first-hand accounts from the frontlines of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, featured in the ... more
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The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran - £12.99
“The extraordinary life of Roger Casement: celebrated humanitarian and condemned Irish revolutionary”   In 1911, Roger Casement was knighted by King George V for his groundbreaking humanitarian work in Africa and South America. Five years late ... more
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Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele - £11.99
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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Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin - £8.99
Six unwaveringly honest American teens describe what life is like for them as members of the transgender community in this Stonewall Honor book.   Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young ... more
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What's Your Pride Story? by Various authors, compiled by Liverpool Pride and Writing on the Wall - £2.99
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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Sex, Needs, and Queer Culture: From Liberation to the Post-Gay by David Alderson - £16.99
The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subculture ... more
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For the Love of God, Marie! by Jade Sarson - £16.99
Marie is a girl with the gift of understanding, who is often misunderstood. At home and in her Catholic sixth form, she confounds family, friends and teachers with her innocent attempts to make everybody feel loved.  As we follow Marie from t ... more
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Spectacles: A Memoir by Sue Perkins - £7.99
Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins. When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she had ... more
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Blowing the Lid: Gay Liberation, Sexual Revolution and Radical Queens by Stuart Feather - £25.99
The Gay Liberation Front founded in 1970 urged gay men and gay women to unite around a simple set of demands among which were calls for an end to discrimination against homosexuals in employment, in sex education, in the age of consent and in being t ... more
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