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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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Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection Between Queer and Feminist Theory by Mimi MarinuccI - £16.99
In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci provides a valuable introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory, and develops the innovative concept of queer feminism, which treats queer theory as being continuous with feminist ... more
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Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement by Jennifer Patterson - £12.63
Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates th ... more
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Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman - £14.99
The Lambda Literary Awardwinning biography of two men fighting for their lives in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, from the celebrated historian. "A meticulously researched, nuanced, empathic and insightful portrait of two important artistic ... more
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Greek Homosexuality by K. J. Dover - £24.99
Hailed as magisterial when it first appeared, Greek Homosexuality remains an academic milestone and continues to be of major importance for students and scholars of gender studies. Kenneth Dover explores the understanding of homosexuality in ancient ... more
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What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell - £12.99
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture, looking for sex. Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler. He returns to Mitko ag ... more
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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson - £9.99
A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. A ... more
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We Go Around in the Night and are Consumed by Fire by Jules Grant - £8.99
Voiced by Donna and her streetwise god-daughter Aurora, this thrillingly original crime novel unfolds at breakneck speed at once furious, tender and heartbreaking.   Lesbian gangster and street poet Donna runs the all-female Bronte Close Gan ... more
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Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution by Omar G. Encarnacin - £19.99
Known around the world as a bastion of machismo and Catholicism, Latin America in recent decades has emerged as the undisputed gay rights leader of the Global South. More surprising yet, nations such as Argentina have surpassed more "developed" natio ... more
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Documents of Contemporary Art: Queer by David J. Getsy (Editor) - £16.95
Part of the acclaimed series of anthologies which document major themes and ideas in contemporary art. "[...] There has never been an anthology of artists' writings like Queer. It is an antidote to assimilation, a call for radical creativity, and ... more
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Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex by Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith (Editors) - £16.50
Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex.  The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together curr ... more
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All Passion Spent by Vita Sackville-West - £8.99
With an Introduction by Joanna Lumley.   When the great statesman Lord Slane dies, everyone assumes his dutiful wife will slowly fade away, the paying guest of each of her six children. But Lady Slane surprises everyone by escaping to a rented ... more
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Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World by Gregory Woods - £25.00
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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Wolfenden's Witnesses: Homosexuality in Postwar Britain by Brian Lewis - £20.00
The Wolfenden Report of 1957 has long been recognized as a landmark in moves towards gay law reform. What is less well known is that the testimonials and written statements of the witnesses before the Wolfenden Committee provide by far the most compl ... more
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The Hungry Ghosts by Shyam Selvadurai - £8.99
In Buddhist myth, those that have desired too much during their lifetime may be reborn as hungry ghosts spirits with a stomach so large they can never be full.   Six-year-old Shivan is boarded up in his grandmothers mansion in Sri Lanka. ... more
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'Curing Queers': Mental Nurses and Their Patients, 1935-74 by Tommy Dickinson - £14.99
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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On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks - £9.99
An impassioned, tender and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: 'Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far' ... more
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Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha - £12.99
A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor. In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, carrying only two backpacks, caught a Greyhound bus in America and ran away to Canada. She ended up in Toronto, where sh ... more
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Don't Let Him Know by Sandip Roy - £8.99
In a boxy apartment building in an American university town, Romola Mitra, a young bride, anxiously awaits her first letter from home in India. When she accidentally opens the wrong letter, it changes her life. Decades later, her son Amit finds the l ... more
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