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Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/17/2016

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87285-7

Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913, with only a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin to her name, seventeen-year-old Leda is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach is dead. Unable to return home, alone, and on the brink of destitution, she finds herself seduced by the tango, the dance that underscores every aspect of life in her new city. Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman, Leda disguises herself as a young man to join a troupe of...

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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95677-6

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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Written by DAISY HERNANDEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06292-0

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
 
In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one tía bemoans that her niece is turning out to be “una india” instead of an American. Another auntie instructs that when two people are close, they are bound...

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VIOLENCE, GOODNESS, AND JUSTICE IN AMERICAN CULTURE AND POLITICS

Format: Hardcover, 184 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-09191-3

Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against Native peoples, black people, and immigrants. More recent examples include the Steubenville rape case and the murders of Matthew Shepard, Jennifer Daugherty, Marcelo Lucero, and Trayvon Martin. Most Americans see such acts as driven by hate. But is this right? Longtime activists and political theorists Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski boldly assert that...

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HIDDEN TRUTHS ABOUT THE MURDER OF MATTHEW SHEPARD
Written by STEPHEN JIMENEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Steerforth

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-586-42226-4

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took...

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Written by DAISY HERNANDEZ

Format: Hardcover, 200 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-01448-6

In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. These lessons—rooted in women’s experiences of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home.

In one story, Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to...

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Written by JAMES BALDWIN
Introduction by NIKKY FINNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08486-1

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue that even Baldwin considered himself a poet first and foremost. One can see this inclination in the poetic rhythms of his prose.  Nonetheless, his single book of...

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AND 20 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT LGBT LIFE AND PEOPLE

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-04245-8

In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Others, such as “Homosexuals Are Born That Way,” have been embraced by LGBT communities and their allies. In...

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF FRANCIS REEVES
Written by BARRY GIFFORD

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80499-2

Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves is Barry Gifford’s first full-length novel. In print for the first time in fifteen years, Landscape with Traveler is written as the protagonist’s diary–inspired by the first century Japanese writer Sei Shônagon’s pillow book–and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into one volume. The book recounts the deep friendship between a middle-aged gay man and a young straight man through vignette-like entries, all the while...

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ADVENTURES IN RAISING A FABULOUS, GENDER CREATIVE SON
Written by LORI DURON
Foreword by NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, DAVID BURTKA

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 09/03/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43772-5

Raising My Rainbow is Lori Duron’s frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. Whereas her older son, Chase, is a Lego-loving, sports-playing boy's boy, her younger son, C.J., would much rather twirl around in a pink sparkly tutu, with a Disney Princess in each hand while singing Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi."

Written in Lori's uniquely witty and warm voice and launched by her incredibly popular blog of...

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SEX, GENDER, AND THE END OF NORMAL
Written by J. JACK HALBERSTAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/03/2013

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-01097-6

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?

In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and sexual politics in the last few decades. This colorful landscape is populated by symbols and phenomena as varied as pregnant men, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer families. So...

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TOTO KOOPMAN - MODEL, MUSE, SPY
Written by JEAN-NOEL LIAUT
Translator DENISE RAAB JACOBS

Format: Hardcover, 244 pages

Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris

On Sale: 09/03/2013

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-847-84129-5

A life of glamour and tragedy, set against the watershed cultural and political movements of twentieth-century Europe. “Toto” Koopman (1908—1991) is a new addition to the set of iconoclastic women whose biographies intrigue and inspire modern-day readers. Like her contemporaries Lee Miller or Vita Sackville-West, Toto lived with an independent spirit more typical of the men of her generation, moving in the worlds of fashion, society, art, and politics with an insouciant ease that would stir...

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