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0241388066
Hardback:Out of the shadows, reimagining gay men's lives:2019 Hardback
Author: Odets, Walt
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Even in our modern progressive world, it's not easy to be a gay man. While young gay 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 intimate relationships. They also suffer from ongoing trauma wrought by the AIDS epidemic, something that is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on a lifetime's work as a clinical psychologist, Walt Odets uses the stories of his patients as well as the stories of his own deep relationships with other gay men to illuminate these difficulties and how they may be overcome. He explores everything from how defining gay men as merely 'homosexuals' is reductive and damaging to their emotional lives, to the way stigma, shame and trauma continue to shift and follow gay men throughout their lives even as society becomes - on a surface level - more accepting. Tertiary
xv, 347 pages ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0231157134
Paperback:Transgender 101, A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue:2012 Paperback
Author: Teich, Nicholas M.
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Resource type: Physical
160 (Pbk)
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0230340989
Paperback:Televising queer women, a reader:2012:Second edition Paperback
Editor: Beirne, Rebecca
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Entertainment
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2008 Published outside the British Isles This timely collection provides high-quality interdisciplinary essays which address lesbian and bisexual representation in popular television shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, E.R., Queer as Folk, Sex and the City, The L Word and The O.C. Tertiary
xi, 228 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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0008182167
Paperback:Undivided, coming out, becoming whole and living free from shame:2019 Paperback
Author: Beeching, Vicky
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Religion
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: William Collins
Resource type: Physical
Note: Vicky Beeching, who The Guardian calls 'arguably the most influential Christian of her generation', tells the story of her rise to becoming a household name in Christian music until her decision to come out as gay in 2014 at the age of 35, which changed the way she was called to worship God. General adult
xiii, 288 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0349008590
Paperback:Trans like me, a journey for all of us:2019 Paperback
Author: Lester, C. N.
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Virago
Resource type: Physical
Note: Lester takes the reader through the most pressing questions in the transgender debate, combined with a charged personal narrative of what it means to be a transgender person today. 'Trans Like Me' shows us how we are all defined by ideas of gender, whether we live our lives as he, she or they, and how we can strive for authenticity in a world which often seeks to limit us by way of labels. It also covers hotly contested topics such as the rise in referrals for gender variant children, feminism's treatment of the trans community, and the mainstream media's 'trans moment', among much more. General adult
ix, 229 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0140137343
Paperback:The history of sexuality Paperback
Author: Foucault, Michel
Language: English, French
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Resource type: Physical
Note: Tertiary Translation of: Histoire de la sexualit?
Title series: Penguin history
vii, 293p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0304337498
Paperback:Religion is a queer thing, a guide to the Christian faith for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people:1997 Paperback
Author: Stuart, Elizabeth
Year: 1997
Interest category: Religion
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Cassell
Resource type: Physical
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0415538653
Paperback:My new gender workbook, a step-by-step guide to achieving world peace through gender anarchy and sex positivity:2013:Second edition Paperback
Author: Bornstein, Kate
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Second edition
Publisher: Routledge
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: published as My gender workbook. 1998 Published outside the British Isles With 'My New Gender Workbook', Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical approach to living with or without a gender. Tertiary
xiii, 293 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0415969239
Paperback:Undoing gender:2004 Paperback
Author: Butler, Judith
Year: 2004
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Routledge
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Butler addresses the regulation of sexuality and gender that takes place in psychology, aesthetics, and social policy. These essays deepen her treatment of issues introduced by earlier work on the relationship between power and the body, the meaning & purpose of the incest taboo, and the problems of kinship. Tertiary
viii, 273 p. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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080787177X
Paperback:Coming out under fire, the history of gay men and women in World War II:c2010:20th anniversary ed. Paperback
Author: Berube, Allan
Year: c2010
Language: English
Interest category: Wars & warfare
Media class: Paperback
Edition: 20th anniversary ed.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Tertiary
xix, 377 p., [16] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0750990139
Paperback:Playing gay in the golden age of British TV:2019 Paperback
Author: Bourne, Stephen
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Entertainment
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: With homosexuality only being partially decriminalised in the UK in 1967, the progression of LGBTQ rights and representation has seen marked improvement, especially over the last decade. One of the primary influencers for that change in social perception has been the small screen: from its invention in 1927, the television set has found its place in virtually every home in the country, and from its programming the attitudes of its viewers are shaped and moulded. This book provides an exploration of gay representation on British TV from the 'golden age' to the introduction of the first mainstream gay soap character. General adult
224 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0863564836
Paperback:Unspeakable love, gay and lesbian life in the Middle East:2011:Revised and updated edition Paperback
Author: Whitaker, Brian
Year: 2011
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Edition: Revised and updated edition
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Saqi Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Previous edition: 2006 Drawing long-overdue attention to the rights of homosexuals in the Middle East, Brian Whitaker paints a disturbing picture of people who live secretive, fearful lives, often jailed, or beaten and ostracised by their families, or sent to be 'cured' by psychiatrists. General adult
259 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1408824744
Paperback:Unspeakable things, sex, lies and revolution:2014 Paperback
Author: Penny, Laurie
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: Smart, clear-eyed and irreverent, 'Unspeakable Things' is a fresh look at gender and power in the 21st century which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics and the Internet. Journalist and activist Laurie Penny draws on a broad history of feminist thought and her own experience in radical subcultures in Britain and America to debate cultural phenomena from economic justice and the Occupy movement, through eating disorders and social control, to online dating and freedom of speech. General adult
xii, 267 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1350000779
Paperback:Russian homophobia from Stalin to Sochi:2017 Paperback
Author: Healey, Dan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Examining nine 'case histories' that reveal the origins and evolution of homophobic attitudes in modern Russia, Dan Healey asserts that the nation's contemporary homophobia can be traced back to the particular experience of revolution, political terror and war its people endured after 1917. He explores the roots of homophobia in the Gulag, the rise of a visible queer presence in Soviet cities after Stalin, and the political battles since 1991 over whether queer Russians can be valued citizens. He also reflects on the problems of 'memorylessness' for Russia's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) movement more broadly and the obstacles it faces in trying to write its own history. Tertiary
288 pages, illustrations (black and white) (pbk)
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0701187042
Paperback:Quest for justice, towards homosexual emancipation:c1992 Paperback
Author: Grey, Antony
Year: c1992
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Sinclair-Stevenson
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Quest for Justice' is the inside story of the battle for the Wolfenden reforms, told by one of its main protagonists. General adult
xv, 304 p., [8] p. of plates, ill., ports. ; 24 cm (pbk)
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0571338917
Paperback:Soho:2018 Paperback
Author: Scott, Richard
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Poetry
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this intimate and vital debut, Richard Scott creates an uncompromising portrait of love and shame, drawing upon his experience of London's gay communities. Examining how trauma becomes a part of the language we use, Scott takes us back to our roots: childhood incidents, the violence our scars betray, forgotten forebears and histories. The hungers of sexual encounters are underscored by the risks that threaten when we give ourselves to or accept another. But the poems celebrate joy and tenderness, too, as in a sequence re-imagining the love poetry of Verlaine. The collection crescendos to Scott's tour de force, 'Oh My Soho!', where a night stroll under the street lamps of Soho Square becomes a search for true lineage, a reclamation of stolen ancestors, hope for healing, and, above all, the finding of our truest selves. General adult
78 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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147296618X
Paperback:In the closet of the Vatican, power, homosexuality, hypocrisy:2019 Paperback
Author: Martel, Frédéric
Translator: Whiteside, Shaun
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Religion
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the cover up of countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis - all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. 'In the Closet of the Vatican' is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. It derives from a system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. General adult
576 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1509839380
Hardback:How to survive a plague, the story of how activists and scientists tamed AIDS:2016 Hardback
Author: France, David
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: The riveting, powerful and profoundly moving story of the AIDS epidemic and the grass-roots movement of activists, many of them facing their own life-or-death struggles, who grabbed the reins of scientific research to help develop the drugs that turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. General adult
x, 624 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1447248171
Paperback:Inseparable, desire between women in literature:2013 Paperback
Author: Donoghue, Emma
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: Love between women crops up throughout literature: from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, Agatha Christie, and many more. In 'Inseparable', Emma Donoghue examines how desire between women in literature has been portrayed, from schoolgirls and vampires to runaway wives, from cross-dressing knights to contemporary murder stories. Tertiary
x, 271 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1785032925
Hardback:Good as you:2017 Hardback
Author: Flynn, Paul
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Ebury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Good As You' is the 30 year history of British gay culture - from the identification of the HIV virus in 1984, through Manchester's self-selection as Britain's gay capital, to Eastenders' Colin and Barry's first primetime televised gay kiss and the real-time romance of Elton John and David Furnish's eventual marriage. Including candid interviews from major protagonists such as Kylie, Russell T. Davies and Holly Johnson, as well as the relative unknowns crucial to the gay community, Flynn charts the fight for equality both front of stage and in the wings. General adult
xii, 349 pages ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1784881341
Hardback:50 queers that changed the world, a celebration of LGBTQ icons:2017 Hardback
Author: Jones, Dan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Virginia Woolf, Laverne Cox, Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde have made an unforgettable impact. Queer subculture has had an enormous influence on style, music, art and literature the queer community were the first to vogue, throw shade and say 'YAS' to life before it hit the mainstream. This book will celebrate the lives, work and unique perspectives of the icons who changed the world. General adult
1 volume (hbk)
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1785924060
Paperback:Queer sex, a trans and non-binary guide to intimacy, pleasure and relationships:2018 Paperback
Author: Roche, Juno
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Frankly discussing desire, sex, and how trans people relate to their bodies and relationships, this collection of intimate interviews with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community is a call to arms for how society views gender and sexuality. General adult
168 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1785927469
Paperback:How to understand your gender, a practical guide for exploring who you are:2017 Paperback
Author: Iantaffi, Alex
Author: Barker, Meg-John
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. General adult
288 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1785922408
Paperback:Trans voices, becoming who you are:2017 Paperback
Author: Henry, Declan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Resource type: Physical
Note: 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 emotional struggles involved in becoming who you are. General adult
229 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780664206
Paperback:Pride and joy, a guide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans parents:2017 Paperback
Author: Hagger-Holt, Sarah
Author: Hagger-Holt, Rachel
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pinter and Martin
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Pride and Joy' is a practical, positive guide for lesbian, gay, bi and trans parents. It draws on experiences and advice from a diverse range of LGBT parents and their children. General adult
256 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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