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0008182140
Hardback:Undivided:2018 Hardback
Author: Beeching, Vicky
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Religion
Media class: Hardback
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
256 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0099222914
Paperback:At your own risk:2019 Paperback
Author: Jarman, Derek
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Spanning his entire life and divided into decades from the forties to the nineties, this book brings together Jarman's poetry, prose, memoirs, photographs and film transcripts and includes newspaper extracts on aspects of gay culture. The result is a rounded portrait of homosexuality through the twentieth century seen through a fiercely personal perspective. General adult
1 volume (pbk)
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0330491385
Paperback:Love in a dark time, gay lives from Wilde to Almodovar:2003 Paperback
Author: Toibin, Colm
Year: 2003
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Picador
Resource type: Physical
Note: In 'Love in a Dark Time', the author looks at the life and work of some of the greatest and most influential artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, figures in the main whose homosexuality remained hidden for much of their lives. General adult
278 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0787965472
Paperback:Finding the real me, true tales of sex and gender diversity:c2003 Paperback
Author: O'Keefe, Tracie
Author: Fox, Katrina
Year: c2003
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is a collection of funny, sad, revealing, and inspiring stories of sex and gender diversity, as told by a variety of people who are on a journey towards finding their true identity. They share their true and varied experiences within the sex and gender diverse community around the world. General adult
xx, 293 p. ; 23 cm (pbk)
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0753553716
Hardback:Naturally Tan:2019 Hardback
Author: France, Tan
Author: Donofrio, Caroline
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Virgin Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix's Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humour, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of colour in South Yorkshire. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and happily marrying the love of his life - a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. General adult
267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0747596034
Paperback:Red Azalea:2009 Paperback
Author: Min, Anchee
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This is a blazing, erotic and often heart-rendingly truthful portrait of growing up during China's cultural revolution. Min, a painter, film-maker and photographer, left China for America in 1984. General adult
303 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0747592136
Hardback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2009 Hardback
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text presents a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual elite during the tumultous 1970s. General adult
297 p. ; 25 cm (hbk)
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1408809427
Paperback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2010 Paperback
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2010
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: This text presents a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual elite during the tumultous 1970s. General adult
297 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0881924172
Hardback:Merry Hall:1998 Hardback
Author: Nichols, Beverley
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Local history
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Timber
Resource type: Physical
Note: The first of 3 vols recounting Nichols' work renovating a Georgian manor house & garden in Agates Lane,Ashtead,Surrey, where he lived from 1946-56.Vols 2 & 3 are 'Laughter on the stairs' & 'Sunlight on the lawn'
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0571354807
Paperback:Panic & joy, my solo path to motherhood:2019 Paperback
Author: Brockes, Emma
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: Emma Brockes is 37, lives alone, and wants children. She is in a relationship (good!) but they aren't doing the parenting together (weird!). Emma needs sperm, a doctor, and not to bankrupt herself. And that's just the beginning - there are a million choices to make when taking the untraditional route to motherhood. Then there's the uninvited opinions, scolding and general hysteria that always accompanies a woman's decision to have (or not to have) children. With generous heart and humour, this title examines essential questions about motherhood and the modern family. General adult
v, 314 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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0747579644
Paperback:My lives:07 06 Paperback
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 07 06
Language: English
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Resource type: Physical
Note: A memoir from Edmund White, author of 'A Boy's Own Story' and 'The Beautiful Room is Empty', describing growing up gay in Middle America of the 1950s and 1960s. General adult
20 cm (pbk)
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1447288769
Paperback:Family outing:2015 Paperback
Author: Bono, Chaz
Author: Fitzpatrick, Billie
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Pan Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Chastity Bono, daughter of Sonny and Cher, shares her experiences of being outed as a lesbian by the tabloids in 1990 at the age of 20, and of the bridge-building with her parents. She offers practical, sane advice on seeing yourself as normal. General adult
272 pages ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1473665442
Hardback:Mama's boy, a memoir:2019 Hardback
Author: Black, Dustin Lance
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: John Murray
Resource type: Physical
Note: Raised in a military, Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas, Dustin Lance Black always found inspiration in his plucky, determined mother. Having contracted polio as a small girl, she endured leg braces and iron lungs, and was repeatedly told that she could never have children or live a normal life. Defying expectations, she raised Black and his two brothers, built a career, escaped two abusive husbands, and eventually moved the family to a new life in Northern California. While Black struggled to come to terms with his sexuality - something antithetical to his mother's religious views - she remained his source of strength and his guiding light. Later, she would stand by his side when he helped bring the historic gay marriage case to the U.S. Supreme Court. General adult
406 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1786071193
Paperback:Dr James Barry, a woman ahead of her time:2017 Paperback
Author: Preez, Michael du
Author: Dronfield, Jeremy
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Health & welfare
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Oneworld
Resource type: Physical
Note: Radio tie-in Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, lady killer, eccentric. He performed the first Caesarean in Africa, was deported from St Helena and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down in the Crimea. At home, he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and half a dozen small terriers. Long ago, in another life, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing true story of Margaret Ann Bulkey, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. General adult
xiii, 479 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1784705691
Paperback:Help:2019 Paperback
Author: Amstell, Simon
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'It's scary telling the truth in a book. In stand up you can say anything as long as it's funny, but in a book you can say anything'. Simon Amstell's deeply personal comedy has been described as 'part Samuel Beckett, part self-help manual' and 'funny'. In his first book, Amstell looks at the recurring themes of his standup and tries to figure out who he is before he dies. General adult
209 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1785944045
Paperback:Gentleman Jack, the real Anne Lister:2019 Paperback
Author: Choma, Anne
Editor: Merz, Stella
Author: Lister, Anne
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: BBC Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: TV tie-in Meet Anne Lister, the 19th Century landowner, industrialist, explorer, and lesbian, and your new feminist icon. This book is a remarkable and unlikely love story, set in the complex, changing world of Halifax - the cradle of the industrial revolution. These real-life historical diaries explore Anne's relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants, and her industrial rivals and are the inspiration for a BBC One series starring Suranne Jones. General adult
xxxiv, 327 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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23/06/19
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1784709905
Paperback:Who killed my father:2020 Paperback
Author: Louis, Édouard
Translator: Stein, Lorin
Year: 2020
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Essay
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French This translation originally published: 2019 This translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2019 'Who Killed My Father' is a fascinating insight into the life of Édouard Louis's father, which urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It explores the key moments and difficulties in their father-son relationship, and reconstructs the man he was and is today. The book unflinchingly takes aim at governments whose policies disadvantage those they seek to exclude - those like Louis's father who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought. General adult
81 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1780878885
Paperback:Gluck, her biography:2013 Paperback
Author: Souhami, Diana
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Quercus
Resource type: Physical
Note: Gluck was born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895, she was a rebel who dressed as a man and had passionate affairs with society ladies. This biography interweaves the pictures, people and events that made up her life. General adult
336 p. ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1787301222
Hardback:Who killed my father:2019 Hardback
Author: Louis, Édouard
Year: 2019
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Essay
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Resource type: Physical
Note: Translated from the French 'Who Killed My Father' is a fascinating insight into the life of Édouard Louis's father, which urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It explores the key moments and difficulties in their father-son relationship, and reconstructs the man he was and is today. The book unflinchingly takes aim at governments whose policies disadvantage those they seek to exclude - those like Louis's father who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought. General adult
96 pages ; 21 cm (hbk)
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1785902296
Paperback:Something for the weekend, life in the chemsex underworld:2017 Paperback
Author: Wharton, James
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Resource type: Physical
Note: When James Wharton leaves the army, he finds himself with more opportunities than most to begin a successful civilian life - he has a husband, two dogs, two cars, a nice house in the countryside and a book deal. A year later he finds himself single, living in a room and trying to adjust to single gay life back in the capital. In his search for new friends and potential lovers, he becomes sucked into London's gay drug culture, soon becoming addicted to partying and the phenomenon that is 'chemsex'. Exploring his own journey through this dark but popular world, James looks at the motivating factors that led him down this path. General adult
xi, 259 pages ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1846148758
Hardback:Kid gloves:2015 Hardback
Author: Mars-Jones, Adam
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Particular Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: When his widowed father - once a high court judge and always a formidable figure - drifted into vagueness if not dementia, Adam Mars-Jones took responsibility for his care. Intimately trapped in the London flat where the family had always lived, the two men entered an oblique new stage in their relationship. An entertaining reflection on families, the legal profession, and the vexed question of Welsh identity, 'Kid Gloves' is also necessarily a book about the writer himself and the implausible, long-delayed moment when he told his sexually conservative father about his own orientation. General adult
274 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1608194191
Paperback:Fire in the belly, the life and times of David Wojnarowicz:2014 Paperback
Author: Carr, C.
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Art, architecture & photography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles A full biography of legendary East Village artist and gay activist David Wojnarowicz, whose work continues to provoke twenty years after his death. General adult
624 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm (pbk)
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1910702064
Hardback:The drunken sailor:2018 Hardback
Author: Hayes, Nick
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'The Drunken Sailor' traces the life of Arthur Rimbaud: poet, surrealist, libertine and gun runner. In dazzling artwork, Nick Hayes follows Rimbaud from his youth in Ardennes to the poetry salons of Paris, from the absinthe-glazed passion of his relationship with Verlaine to his flight into the jungles of Indonesia and the deserts of Yemen and Egypt. Told entirely in Rimbaud's own words, from a new translation of Le bateau ivre, 'The Drunken Sailor' confirms Nick Hayes' place as one of the most talented graphic novelists at work today. General adult
208 pages, chiefly illustrations ; 27 cm (hbk)
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184954641X
Hardback:Dusty, an intimate portrait of a musical legend:2014 Hardback
Author: Bartlett, Karen
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: The Robson Press
Resource type: Physical
Note: Dusty Springfield was one of the biggest musical stars of the 20th century. From the launch of her solo career in 1963, and until her departure for Los Angeles a decade later, she was Britain's biggest female star, with a glamour and voice that propelled her into a different league. She was, in almost every way, ahead of her time. This title tells the life story of this musical legend. General adult
xi, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0099284189
Paperback:Smiling in slow motion:2001 Paperback
Author: Jarman, Derek
Author: Collins, Keith
Year: 2001
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Resource type: Physical
Note: Smiling in Slow Motion interweaves Jarman's harrowing account of physical decline with poetic and detailed descriptions of the changing seasons of Dungeness. General adult
388p., [24]p. of plates, ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm (pbk)
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