Non-fiction books by or about lesbian writers, themes, issues.
This is Michelle Tea's recollection of her own life and others, told through essays. Not the usual memoir, and Tea speaks her mind and heart about whatever grabs her.
Photos, letters and love poems chronicle the unlikely love story of Felice and Lily, a German Jew and Nazi housewife respectively, surviving together in war-torn Berlin. A timeless true story about living and loving like there is no tomorrow.
While covering the 1986 Philippine Revolution, Puerto Rican journalist Luisita Lopez Torregrosa falls in love with another writer, Elizabeth. The love affair is overwhelming and changes Torregrosa's life forever.
Ana Castillo, novelist, poet, journalist, and social critic, recounts the challenges, joys in this collection of personal essays.
Hannah Hart, Internet personality and digital maven, shares personal stories and insights into her dizzying life.
A scholarly study of depictions of LGBTQ people in 20th century cinema.
A history of the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles. Stories include the 1967 protests against police brutality in Silverlake, which predated the Stonewall Rebellion by two and a half years; and the nation's first gay pride parade in 1970.
"Barbara Grier--feminist, activist, publisher and archivist--was many things to different people." As one of the founders in 1973 of Naiad Press she wanted to make sure that lesbians had access to literature that reflected their lives. This volume contains new and never published letters, and interviews from Grier's archive, and reveal the struggles of the lesbian community in that era.
". . . this cutting-edge and incredibly hysterical monologue book is specifically for actors auditioning for LGBTQ roles; . . . works by LGBT writers and comics (and their allies) who have written and/or performed for Comedy Central, Backstage magazine, NBC, the Huffington Post, the Onion, Second City, E!, and many more. This collection is the go-to source for the comedic monologue needs of actors seeking LGBT material, as well as a paean to LGBT characters and artists"
Faderman’s groundbreaking work uses a myriad of sources including interviews, photographs, and medical literature to chronicle the history of American lesbian culture in the 20th century.
Finnish writer Tove Jansson is best known for her series of imaginative children's books about the Moomins, but she was also a novelist, painter, illustrator, and comic strip author. Her life-partner was Tuulikki Pietila, graphic artist and gallery owner. According to the Moomin website, they were, ". . . among Finland's most visible gay couples. . ." Her autobiography is a charming remembrance of her childhood.
This biomythography chronicles Lorde’s life, beginning with her childhood in 1930s Harlem to the women who shaped her adulthood. A poignant chronicle of Black lesbian life in mid-century New York City.