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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
Gay Bar: Why We Went Out - by Jeremy Atherton Lin - £16.99
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

All Boys Aren't Blue - by George M. Johnson - £8.99
This powerful YA memoir-manifesto follows journalist and LGBTQ+ activist George M. Johnson as they explore their childhood, adolescence, and college years, growing up under the duality of being black and queer.   From memories of getting thei ... more

Last Night at the Telegraph Club - by Malinda Lo - £7.99
From the award winning author of Ash comes a gripping story of love and duty set in San Francisco's Chinatown during the 1950s.  Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom t ... more

The Other Mother: A Wickedly Honest Parenting Tale for Every Kind of Family - by Jen Brister - £8.99
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

Free to Be Me: Refugee Stories from the Lesbian Immigration Support Group - by Jane Traies (Editor) - £11.99
A new collection of interviews with lesbian and bi women seeking asylum in the UK and the campaigners working with them. Here in their own words are their stories of love, trauma, struggle and friendship, courage and solidarity.   Profits fro ... more

Plain Bad Heroines - by Emily M. Danforth - £14.99
'It’s a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...’  1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as comple ... more

Queer Migration and Asylum in Europe - by Richard C.M. Mole (Editor) - £25.00
Europe is a popular destination for LGBTQ people seeking to escape discrimination and persecution. Yet, while European institutions have done much to promote the legal equality of sexual minorities and a number of states pride themselves on their acc ... more

The Velvet Mafia: The Gay Men Who Ran the Swinging Sixties - by Darryl W. Bullock - £20.00
In the fifties and sixties, in the period leading up to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality and the founding of the Gay Liberation movement, a group of gay men behind the scenes of rock'n'roll was changing pop, politics and society for goo ... more

Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians - by JEB - £25.00
In 1979, JEB (Joan E. Biren) self-published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. Revolutionary at that time, JEB made photographs of lesbians from different ages and backgrounds in their everyday lives - working, playing, raising famil ... more

No Modernism Without Lesbians - by Diana Souhami - £9.99
The extraordinary story of how a singular group of women in a pivotal time and place - Paris, Between the Wars - fostered the birth of the Modernist movement.  Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein. A trailblazing publisher; a ... more

All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying - by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary - £16.99
'If I have one message with this book it's that we all have to care for one another. Today, not just in 1986. Life is about caring for each other, and I learned more about life from the dying than I ever learned from the living. It's in an elephant r ... more

The Animals at Lockwood Manor - by Jane Healey - £8.99
Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable...   August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals.  Once she and her exhibits arrive a ... more

Summer Will Show - by Sylvia Townsend Warner - £9.99
'She is my husband's mistress - and here am I, taking her out to dinner'   Sophia Willoughby of Blandamer House, upstanding Victorian matriarch, has packed her errant husband off to Paris with his mistress Minna. But when tragedy throws her life ... more

Love Letters: Vita and Virginia - by Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West - £9.99
'I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone. I just miss you...'  At a dinner party in 1922, Virginia Woolf met the renowned author, arist ... more

Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets - by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton - £8.99
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie’s uniq ... more

Rainbow Milk - by Paul Mendez - £8.99
"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

Coming Out Stories: Personal Experiences of Coming out from Across the LGBTQ+ Spectrum - by Emma Goswell and Sam Walker (Editors) - £12.99
Based on the hugely popular Coming Out Stories podcast, this empowering, humorous and deeply honest book invites you to share one of the most important moments in many LGBTQ+ people's lives.  From JP coming out to his reflection in the mirro ... more

How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing Up Asexual - by Rebecca Burgess - £12.99
Selected as a 2020 LGBTQIA+ Graphic Novel for Young Readers by Publishers Weekly  "When I was in school, everyone got to a certain age where they became interested in talking about only one thing: boys, girls and sex. Me though? I was only in ... more

In at the Deep End - by Kate Davies - £8.99
WINNER OF THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2020 SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019  Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years. But now:  * a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis; * a sexua ... more

One Life - by Megan Rapinoe - £20.00
An instant New York Times bestseller!   Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist and two-time Women’s World Cup champion, reveals for the first time her life both on and off the field. Guided by her personal journey into social justice, bri ... more

Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between - by Amrou Al-Kadhi - £9.99
A heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself.  WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2020   Amrou knew they were gay when, aged ten, they first laid e ... more

The Black Flamingo - by Dean Atta - £7.99
‘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

Letters from Tove - by Tove Jansson, translated by Sarah Death - £12.99
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

It Takes Blood and Guts - by Skin, with Lucy O'Brien - £20.00
The Lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie, solo artist, LGBTQ+ activist and all around trail blazer - Skin is a global icon, and she has been smashing stereotypes for over twenty-five years. Her journey from Brixton to one of t ... more

Black Car Burning - by Helen Mort - £8.99
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

The Times I Knew I Was Gay - by Eleanor Crewes - £14.99
A tender and funny graphic memoir about identity, love and Willow from Buffy.   Ellie always knew she was different. Contrary and creative, she wore black, obsessed over Willow in Buffy. and somehow never really liked boys.  As she gre ... more

The Boy Made the Difference - by Matt Bishop - £8.99
Rex, a husband and father, makes an unintentional error. Will Rex get away with his terrible, taboo-busting mistake?   This opening premise is the starting gun to a rollicking ride through London of the late 1980s and early 1990s, in a literary n ... more

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous - by Ocean Vuong - £8.99
**THE SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**  Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original – poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytellin ... more

A Dutiful Boy: A Memoir of a Gay Muslim's Journey to Acceptance - by Mohsin ZaidI - £14.99
A coming of age memoir about growing up queer in a strict Muslim household.  Mohsin grew up in a poor pocket of east London, in a devout shia Muslim community. His family were close-knit and religiously conservative.  From a young age, M ... more

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements - by Charlene A. Carruthers - £11.99
A manifesto from one of America’s most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.  Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Hai ... more

How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir - by Saeed Jones - £10.99
Jones tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears.   Through a series of vignettes, Jones draws reade ... more

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

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

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