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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
All the Young Men: How One Woman Risked It All To Care For The Dying - by Ruth Coker Burks and Kevin Carr O'Leary - £8.99
'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

Islands of Mercy - by Rose Tremain - £8.99
All must gamble with their fate. But not all can win...   In the city of Bath, in the year 1865 Jane Adeane, renowned for her restorative skills, is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her.   But when she fin ... more

The Glamour Boys: The Secret Story of the Rebels who Fought for Britain to Defeat Hitler - by Chris Bryant - £9.99
A STORY OF UNSUNG BRAVERY AT A DEFINING MOMENT IN BRITAIN'S HISTORY   We like to think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one chapter that has never been told.  In the early 1930s, a group of y ... more

Eat, Gay, Love - by Calum McSwiggan - £9.99
In the spring of 2012, Calum finds himself single again after his relationship of six years comes to an end.  Heartbroken, unhappy and unsure of what to do next, he leaves the hometown he has been in all his life to embark on a journey that take ... more

Living and Loving in the Age of AIDS : A Memoir - by Derek Frost - £12.99
This is the tale of a devastating pandemic, of lives cut painfully short - it's also a love story.  Derek, a distinguished designer, and J, a pioneering entrepreneur and creator of Heaven, the iconic gay dance club, met and fell in love more ... more

Easier Ways to Say I Love You - by Lucy Fry - £8.99
A memoir on love, lust and attachment: one woman’s remarkable and candid account of transforming a difficult and uncomfortable love triangle into an honest polyamorous relationship.  Lucy Fry’s story opens with the heady and impassioned a ... more

Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History - by Liam Warfield, Walter Crasshole and Yony Leyser (Editors) - £15.99
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution: An Oral History is the very first comprehensive overview of a movement that defied both the music underground and the LGBT mainstream community.  Through exclusive interviews with protagonists like Bruce L ... more

Hurricane Child - by Kacen Callender - £6.99
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award and the Lambda Literary Award By National Book Award winner Kacen Callender, this exquisite novel reminds us that grief and love can open the world in mystical ways.   Caroline Murphy is a Hurricane Child.  Bei ... more

Children of the Sun - by Max Schaefer - £8.99
1970. Fourteen year old Tony is seduced by the skinhead movement, sucked into a world of racist violence and bizarre ritual. It is a milieu in which he must hide his homosexuality, in which every encounter is explosively risky.   2003. James a you ... more

All Men Want to Know - by Nina Bouraoui - £8.99
AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF AN ENGLISH PEN TRANSLATES AWARD   All Men Want to Know traces Nina Bouraoui's blissful childhood in Algeria, a wild, sun-soaked paradise, with hazy summer afternoons spent swimming, diving, and driving ... more

We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights - by Amelia Abraham (Editor) - £14.99
How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? 35 extraordinary voices share their stories and visions for the future.   We talk about achieving 'LGBTQ+ equality', but around the world, LGBTQ+ people are still suffering discrimination and ex ... more

The Journey is Home - by John Sam Jones - £15.00
In this clear and absorbing memoir John Sam Jones writes of a life lived on the edge. It's a story of journeys and realisation, of acceptance and joy.  From a boyhood on the coast of Wales to a traumatic period as an undergraduate in Aberystwyth ... more

What Love Looks Like - by Jarlath Gregory - £8.99
When Ireland voted to let gay people get married, my stepdad hugged me and said, 'Your turn next, Ben! Get yourself a boyfriend. Make us proud.' So I decided to try.   Ben is 17, gay, and happy most of the time.  He's finished school and is ... more

In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life - by Jamie Windust - £12.99
Combining light-hearted anecdotes with their own hard-won wisdom, Jamie Windust explores everything from fashion, dating, relationships and family, through to mental health, work and future key debates.   From trying on clothes in secret to i ... more

The Henna Wars - by Adiba Jaigirdar - £7.99
Nishat and Flavia are rivals at school, but Nishat can't help the secret crush burning in her heart - even though her parents disapprove of the fact she likes girls. Can she possibly find her happy ever after?   A gorgeous, heart-warming, que ... more

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

Felix Ever After - by Kacen Callender - £7.99
From award-winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.   Felix Love has never been in love - and, yes, he's painfully ... 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

Lyra McKee: In Her Own Words: Lost, Found, Remembered - by Lyra McKee - £8.99
A memorial collection of writings by the murdered young journalist Lyra McKee - from viral articles to unpublished material - that celebrates her life, work and creative legacy: one that will live on.   When Northern Irish writer Lyra McKee w ... 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

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

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