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0452298008
Paperback:Transition, becoming who I was always meant to be:2012 Paperback
Author: Bono, Chaz
Author: Fitzpatrick, Billie
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Plume
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles This is a groundbreaking and candid account of Chaz Bono's 40-year struggle to match his gender identity with his physical body and his transformation from female to male. General adult
256 p. ; 20 cm (pbk)
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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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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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057132746X
Hardback:An excellent choice, panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood:2018 Hardback
Author: Brockes, Emma
Year: 2018
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realises that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop 'futzing' around, have her eggs counted, and 'get cracking'; through multiple trials of IUI, which she is intrigued to learn can be purchased in bulk packages, just like Costco; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie-stick, Brockes is never any less than bluntly honest about her extraordinary journey to motherhood. General adult
v, 314 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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057123190X
Hardback:Fanny and Stella, the young men who shocked Victorian England:2013 Hardback
Author: McKenna, Neil
Year: 2013
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 28th April 1870. The flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton are causing a stir in the Strand Theatre. All eyes are riveted upon their lascivious oglings of the gentlemen in the stalls. Moments later they are led away by the police. What followed was a scandal that shocked and titillated Victorian England in equal measure. General adult
280 p. ; 22 cm (hbk)
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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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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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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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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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1419718932
Hardback:Imitation Game, Alan Turing Decoded:2016 Hardback
Author: Ottaviani, Jim
Author: Purvis, Leland
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Graphic books
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Abrams
Resource type: Physical
240 (Hbk)
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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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1451660731
Paperback:Does this baby make me look straight?, confessions of a gay dad:2012 Paperback
Author: Bucatinsky, Dan
Year: 2012
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Touchstone
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Poignant, humorous stories of parenthood, that obliterate the boundaries of gender and sexual orientation, from Dan Bucatinsky. General adult
ix, 244 p. ; 22 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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0881924601
Hardback:Laughter on the stairs:1998 Hardback
Author: Nichols, Beverley
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Local history
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Timber
Resource type: Physical
Note: The second of 3 vols,following 'Merry Hall',recounting Nichols' work renovating a Georgian manor house & garden in Agates Lane,Ashead,Surrey, where he lived from 1946-56.Vol 3 is 'Sunlight on the lawn'
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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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1473627362
Hardback:Stalin's Englishman, the lives of Guy Burgess:2015 Hardback
Author: Lownie, Andrew
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Resource type: Physical
Note: Guy Burgess was the most important, complex and fascinating of 'The Cambridge Spies' - Maclean, Philby, Blunt - all brilliant young men recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union. An engaging and charming companion to many, an unappealing, utterly ruthless manipulator to others, Burgess rose through academia, the BBC, the Foreign Office, MI5 and MI6, gaining access to thousands of highly sensitive secret documents which he passed to his Russian handlers. In this first full biography, Andrew Lownie shows us how even Burgess's chaotic personal life of drunken philandering did nothing to stop his penetration and betrayal of the British Intelligence Service. General adult
xii, 427 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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1473632005
Hardback:Cheer up love, adventures in depression with the crab of hate:2016 Hardback
Author: Calman, Susan
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Two Roads
Resource type: Physical
Note: Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK (OK, the world) she has had her own black dog, the Crab of Hate , whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it. A woman who measures the length of her depression by box sets ('Cracker' good, 'West Wing' bad) and who has made therapy more of a hobby than a medical requirement, Susan has written the book on what's it's like to be gloomy and enjoy it. Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics are to be believed, one in four of us, go through daily. General adult
259 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1473632048
Paperback:Cheer up love, adventures in depression with the crab of hate:2017 Paperback
Author: Calman, Susan
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Bibliography
Publisher: Two Roads
Resource type: Physical
Note: Susan Calman has depression and she's not alone in that. Despite being one of the funniest women in the UK (OK, the world) she has had her own black dog, the Crab of Hate, whispering in her ear since she can remember. And her answer? To talk about it. A woman who measures the length of her depression by box sets ('Cracker' good, 'West Wing' bad) and who has made therapy more of a hobby than a medical requirement, Susan has written the book on what's it's like to be gloomy and enjoy it. Certain that the world needs people with a more cynical outlook on life, the book is a celebration of what she, and if statistics are to be believed, one in four of us, go through daily. General adult
262 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1590170288
Paperback:Prisoner of love:2003 Paperback
Author: Genet, Jean
Year: 2003
Language: English, French
Interest category: Literature & languages
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: New York Review Books
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Starting in 1970, Genet - petty thief, prostitute, modern master - spent two years in the Palestinian refugee camps. Always an outcast himself, Genet was drawn to this displaced people and their cause, an attraction that was to prove as complicated as it was deep. General adult
xx, 430 pages, maps (black and white) ; 21 cm (pbk)
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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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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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1784781649
Hardback:Trans, a memoir:2015 Hardback
Author: Jacques, Juliet
Year: 2015
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: In July 2012, aged 30, Juliet Jacques underwent sex reassignment surgery and felt for the first time that her body matched the person she felt she had been since childhood. Through university and then in a series of dead-end clerical jobs, Jacques felt out of place with her surroundings, and with who she really was. Living in Brighton, trying to launch a career as a writer, she navigates the hostilities and misunderstandings of growing up in a time where the mainstream media fail to acknowledge transgender identity. Yet through films, music, politics and football she begins to find herself, and starts the process of transition. Through her memoir, Jacques interweaves the narrative with powerful explorations of many of the major debates surrounding trans: the uses of life writing, the relationship with feminism, and the 'before and after' images that illustrated so many articles & documentaries. General adult
viii, 311 pages ; 22 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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1551522365
Paperback:Queersexlife, autobiographical notes on sexuality, gender & identity:06 08 Paperback
Author: Goldie, Terry
Year: 06 08
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles Evocative of Pat Califia-Rice and Kate Bornstein, whose best works explore gender and sexuality through personal memoir, this forthright and candid collection of essays on gender and queer sexuality is imbued with the author's own experiences. General adult
240 p. ; 23 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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