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0787965472
Paperback:Finding the real me, true tales of sex and gender diversity:c2003
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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1408809427
Paperback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2010
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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1473627362
Hardback:Stalin's Englishman, the lives of Guy Burgess:2015
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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1473648580
Hardback:The gender games, the problem with men and women...from someone who has been both:2017
Author: Dawson, Juno, (Young adult fiction writer)
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Two Roads
Resource type: Physical
Note: What makes a woman a woman? Is it her biology? Is it a rite of passage? Is it society? Is it all a performance? As she transitions from male to female, and her body gets in line with her mind, Juno Dawson explores feminism and femininity in science, society, the media and culture. Part memoir, party diary of her transition, Juno's wry, humorous take on her life and the world is funny, fresh and unflinching. General adult
357 pages ; 23 cm (hbk)
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1785902296
Paperback:Something for the weekend, life in the chemsex underworld:2017
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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1780878885
Paperback:Gluck, her biography:2013
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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1472242564
Paperback:The new girl, a trans girl tells it like it is:2017
Author: Styles, Rhyannon
Year: 2017
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Headline
Resource type: Physical
Note: Elle columnist Rhyannon Styles tells her unforgettable life story in this memoir, reflecting on her past and charting her incredible journey from male to female. Imagine feeling lost in your own body. Imagine spending years living a lie, denying what makes you 'you'. This was Ryan's reality. He had to choose: die as a man or live as a woman. In 2012, Ryan chose Rhyannon. At the age of 30 Rhyannon began her transition, taking the first steps on the long road to her true self, and the emotional, physical and psychological journey that would change her for ever. In a time when the world is finally waking up to transgender people, Rhyannon opens up to us, holding nothing back in this heartbreakingly honest telling of her life. General adult
328 pages, illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm (pbk)
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1843549719
Hardback:Rimbaud, the double life of a rebel:2009
Author: White, Edmund
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Atlantic
Resource type: Physical
Note: Poet & prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was startlingly short, yet dramatically eventful & accomplished. In this biography, novelist, & memorist Edmund White explores the young poet's relationships with his family & his teachers, as well as his notorious affair with the older & more established poet, Paul Verlaine. General adult
192 p. ; 23 cm (hbk)
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0747579644
Paperback:My lives:07 06
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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1846148758
Hardback:Kid gloves:2015
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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S012725602
Paperback:Edward Carpenter, a life of liberty and love:2009
Author: Rowbotham, Sheila
Year: 2009
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Verso
Resource type: Physical
Note: #GULITWLK12 Challenging both capitalism and the values of Western civilization, Edward Carpenter had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and political landscape of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This book situates Carpenter's life and thought in relation to the social, aesthetic and intellectual movements of the day. General adult
viii, 565 p., ill., ports. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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S012730271
Paperback:Borrowed time, an AIDS memoir:1998
Author: Monette, Paul
Year: 1998
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Mariner Books
Resource type: Physical
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1590170288
Paperback:Prisoner of love:2003
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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1473632005
Hardback:Cheer up love, adventures in depression with the crab of hate:2016
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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0747592136
Hardback:City boy, my life in New York during the 1960s and 1970s:2009
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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0452298008
Paperback:Transition, becoming who I was always meant to be:2012
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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1551522365
Paperback:Queersexlife, autobiographical notes on sexuality, gender & identity:06 08
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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0099222914
Paperback:At your own risk:2019
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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1445641208
Hardback:Edward II, the unconventional king:2014
Author: Warner, Kathryn
Year: 2014
Language: English
Interest category: Great Britain-history & travel
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Amberley
Resource type: Physical
Note: Includes QR code The dramatic life and mysterious death of the reviled Edward II, focusing on the vivid personality of the erratic and contradictory king, his unorthodox lifestyle and his passionate relationships with his male favourites, including Piers Gaveston. General adult
319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm (hbk)
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0940322129
Paperback:My father and myself:1999
Author: Ackerley, J. R.
Year: 1999
Language: English
Interest category: Living & learning
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: New York Review
Resource type: Physical
Note: Published outside the British Isles 8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. Published posthumously, My Father and Myself is an honest rendering of a gay man's life and desires. In unflinching prose J.R. Ackerley confronts the problems and paradoxes of family life, individual indentity, sex and love. General adult
Title series: NYRB classics
xxiii, 283p. ; 21 cm (pbk)
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0571228305
Hardback:Untold stories:2005
Author: Bennett, Alan
Year: 2005
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: Faber
Resource type: Physical
Note: 'Untold Stories' is a collection of Alan Bennett's prose. The title piece is a poignant family memoir with an account of the marriage of his parents, the lives and deaths of his aunts and the uncovering of a long-held family secret. Also included are essays, reviews, lectures and reminiscences.
672p ; 250mm (hbk)
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0099284189
Paperback:Smiling in slow motion:2001
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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1451660731
Paperback:Does this baby make me look straight?, confessions of a gay dad:2012
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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0993414915
Paperback:The argonauts:2016
Author: Nelson, Maggie
Year: 2016
Language: English
Interest category: Biography
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Melville House UK
Resource type: Physical
Note: At the centre is a love-story, between Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is undergoing gender reassignment, while Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy. Personal, honest and wide-ranging, Nelson explores the challenges and complexities that make up a modern family. General adult
180 pages ; 20 cm (pbk)
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1447288769
Paperback:Family outing:2015
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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