Forced Out: A Detective's Story of Prejudice and Resilience - by Kevin Maxwell - £9.99
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
Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement - by Matthew Todd - £20.00
In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn. Pride charts the events of that night, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organization of local members of the community - and the 50 years since in which activist ... more
The Secret to Superhuman Strength - by Alison Bechdel - £16.99
*A GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK*
From the bestselling, award-winning author of Fun Home.
All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret. The secret to superhuman strength.
She has looked for ... more
The Outrage - by William Hussey - £7.99
"You know, when you live in a time of progress, it seems that progress is the only possible way. The idea that everything we'd gained, all of those hard-won rights, could be taken away from us, and that open minds could be closed again? But then the ... more
To be a Gay Man - by Will Young - £9.99
In To Be a Gay Man, Will Young speaks out about gay shame, revealing the impact it had on his own life, how he learned to deal with it, and how he can now truthfully say he is gay and happy.
We know Will as a multi-platinum recording artist, Ol ... more
And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic - by Randy Shilts - £12.99
An international bestseller and winner of the Stonewall Book Award, which inspired an award-winning film.
Randy Shilts was the first openly gay journalist dealing with gay issues for the San Francisco Chronicle. In 1981, the year when AIDS c ... more
Love Frankie - by Jacqueline Wilson - £7.99
GROWING UP. FALLING IN LOVE. COMING OUT.
Frankie is nearly fourteen and teenage life certainly comes with its ups and downs. Her mum is seriously ill with MS and Frankie can feel herself growing up quickly, no thanks to Sally and her gang of bul ... more
Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought - by Briona Simone Jones (Editor) - £16.99
A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual thought by Black Lesbian writers, in the tradition of The New Press’s perennial seller Words of Fire.
"Briona Simone Jones’s anthology Mouths of Rain is an audacious, unapologetic ... more
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
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