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Matthew and Daniel’s domestic bliss is shattered when Daniel’s brother and sister-in-law are killed in a Jerusalem bombing. The couple are thrust into parenthood when they learn that they have been named the surviving children’s guardians.
When first performed this play was controversial in many different communities, both straight and gay. This year is the 50th anniversary of its performance. This edition includes the original play and its sequel.
One of modern Cuba's major writers, Arenas holds back little in this candid autobiography. Originally a young guerrilla fighter with Castro, he then spent 20 years in prison under the regime he had supported. Finally making his way to the United State he fought a more desperate battle with AIDS.
Constantine Cavafy's poetry is classical, beautiful, elegant and erotic, and he never shies away from his own sexuality as the subject.
In this fictionalized account of his time in Weimar Berlin, Isherwood introduces characters who would later be made famous by the play, I am a camera, and the Broadway musical and film, Cabaret.The stories are also vivid pictures of attitudes and political inclinations leading to the rise of Nazi Germany.
Jed, middle-class, black and gay in 1980s' Chicago, hopes to find freedom and acceptance in Berlin, as did William Bradshaw in Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories. Darryl Pinckney's writing style and plot structure weave stream of consciousness, reflection and critical commentary, into a uniquely modern story.
Set in the hills of Montana, two cowboys working as herders share a cabin, where a sexual relationship develops that evolves into a very deep friendship.
A coming-of-age story about an adolescent boy coming to terms with his sexuality. A six-week encounter, at the family's villa on the Italian Riviera, changes the lives of the adolescent and an adult guest.
A new examination of the history of the gay and lesbian novel as a distinct genre in American literature.
Two friends decide to leave their native Albania and take their chances in Rome, Italy. Bujar has lost his father and Agim is contending with his gender identity and sexuality. Finding comfort and peace in one's own body can be as onerous and complex as finding a home in another country. Statovci's lyrical writing style magnifies the complexity of those who are excluded by a culture, or by its conventions.
During the 1920s and 1930s Harry Hervey was a very successful screenwriter, and a prolific writer of fiction and travel books. In his day he was a somewhat closeted gay man, who lived openly with his gay lover. Harlan Greene's new biography brings awareness to a writer whose fame has faded. The movie Shanghai Express is based on a story by Hervey. LAPL owns novels and non-fiction books by him.
A story of Iranian life in exile told by Kimiâ Sadr, who left when she was ten-years-old to live in France. Now at 25-years-old, her mind is overrun with emotional memories and tales of generations of her family and their life in Iran.
Winner of the LAMBDA Literary Award for 2019 and the French Albertine Award for 2019.
.A collection of fiction and non-fiction from North Carolina's best writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual and straight.
When Adrien's friend turns up dead in an alley the morning after a loud public argument, Adrien becomes the prime suspect, but he may be the killer's next victim.
The anthology of poems and poets is divided into three sections: Pre-Stonewall Poets (pre - 1970); Stonewall - First Diagnosis of AIDS Poets (1970 - 1981); AIDS Diagnosis - Brandon Teena's Death Poets (1982 - 1993). The collection is the result of Capturing Fire, The International Queer Spoken Word Slam.
David is a young American living in 1950s Paris, retreating from his fiancée and discovering homosexual love with Italian bartender Giovanni. Daring and bald-faced, this novel is written with such a modern tone, it could be set in current-day West Hollywood.
Originally from Morocco, Abdellah Taïa lives in France and is among a small group of openly gay Arabic writers. Infidels portrays the harsh life of a mother and son who are among the outcasts of a structured religious society, and how the limits force people to take desperate measures.
Kazim Ali identifies as queer, Muslim, American, and presents his views on recent and current political and social violence.
Armistead Maupin's warm memoir of growing up in conservative North Carolina, and realizing that this was not the place for him. Candid and humorous about his life's journey in the navy in Vietnam to San Francisco in the 1970s, to becoming a writer and gay rights pioneer.
A collection of poems from a 16-week workshop taught at the Gay & Lesbian Center in Los Angeles, which was funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. A special feature of the workshop is that autobiographical poetry was taught to LGBT senior citizens.
A unique collection of queer and trans monologues from the 1900s to the 2000s.
Interviews with eight renowned gay American poets: Edward Field, John Ashbery, Richard Howard, Aaron Shurin, Dennis Cooper, Cyrus Cassells, Wayne Koestenbaum, and Kazim Ali. All of the them are candid about their personal lives, art, and what it means to be a modern gay poet.
Sixteen stories by LGBT men and women, which provide a historical perspective and testimony for people of all ages.
A daring, satirical take on gay/lesbian/queer theory/shapeshifting, gender-bending during the 1990s--maybe for all time. Andrea Lawlor will leave readers breathless, laughing, confused and thoughtful.
The autobiography of the first Latino and openly gay presidential inaugural poet.
Burrough's autobiographical novel depicts the tumultuous period of his life after the accidental shooting death of his wife, Joan. The protagonist, William, is withdrawing from heroin while obsessing over his reluctant lover, Eugene, in 1940s Mexico City.
A collection of LGBTQ stories, poems, memories of coming out--from writers who share their experiences about the American South.
A selection of monologues for male and female performers, covering numerous topics that have affected people in recent times.
A single day in the life of George, a college English professor in 1960s Los Angeles, as he copes with the sudden death of his lover. George is wry, witty and, although cynical, ultimately positive as he seeks a way to connect with a life that is trying to leave him behind.
This book was censored for twelve years by the government of Burma (now Myanmar). The story centers around the Taungbyon Festival, and Daisy Bond, a gay spiritual medium, who is part of the festivities.
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Maupin’s seminal mystery series brings together a cast of young eccentrics at the height of the sexual revolution of the 1970s. When Maryann Singleton visits San Francisco for the first time, she instantly knows she can never go back to Cleveland. When she rents an apartment at 28 Barbary Lane, the perks are endless: from the “welcome” joint neatly taped to her door by the landlady, to the friends and loves that will last a lifetime. The landlady, Anna Madrigal, keeps her tenants as close as family, but none of them realize just how close they really are until her secret is revealed.
A tale of love found and lost across time and space, following a pair of WWII lovers separated by a military experiment gone awry. It is also the story of a lonely London bookdealer on a quest to unravel the mystery of the lovers uncovered by the notes they left for each other in books.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Angels in America, this oral history documents the play's saga.