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  • A Taste for Brown Bodiesby Hiram Pérez

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Neither queer theory nor queer activism has fully reckoned with the role of race in the emergence of the modern gay subject. In A Taste for Brown Bodies , Hiram Pérez traces the development  of gay modernity and its continued romanticization of the brown body. Focusing in particular on three figures with elusive queer histories?the sailor,... more...

  • Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals Becoming Parents or Remaining Childfreeby Cara Bergstrom-Lynch

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book draws on qualitative interviews with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people regarding whether and how they came to have children. With their stories at the heart of the analysis, it reveals the challenges posed by homophobia and discrimination and showcases the creative strategies, resilience, and resourcefulness that LGB people use as... more...

  • How the Homosexuals Saved Civilizationby Cathy Crimmins

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95

    A cultural history of the customs, fashions, and figures of gay life in the twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries-and how they have changed us for the better. How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization presents a broad yet incisive look at how an unusual "immigrant" group, homosexual men, has influenced mainstream American society and has,... more...

  • The Church and the Homosexualby John J. Mcneill

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    In this "brave and good book which shatters bad myths" ( Commonweal ), McNeill shows that the Bible does not condemn homosexuality, and argues that the Church must not continue its homophobic practices. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Taking a Chance on Godby John J. Mcneill

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    Taking a Chance on God explores how lesbians and gay men can claim both a positive gay identity and a fulfilling life of Christian faith. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Real-World Guide to Coming Outby Sally Chew; Steven Petrow

    Workman Publishing Company 2011; US$ 1.99

    We?ve come a long way. But that doesn?t mean that the process of coming out is clear-cut or without obstacles. Introducing an e-book for today?s times?adapted from Steven Petrow?s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners ?designed to help guide men, women, and teenagers navigate what can be uncertain territory.     Packed with Q&As, polls, and ?Straight... more...

  • The Culture of Desireby Frank Browning

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    Is there such a thing as an American gay culture--a set of styles, values, and behaviors that arises not from ethnicity or religion but from sexual orientation? How is that culture transmitted? And how is it likely to survive the depradations of homophobia and AIDS? These questions are explored by Browning, a reporter for NPR. From the Trade Paperback... more...

  • Cruising Utopiaby José Esteban Muñoz

    NYU Press 2009; US$ 21.25

    The LGBT agenda for too long has been dominated by pragmatic issues like same-sex marriage and gays in the military. It has been stifled by this myopic focus on the present, which is short-sighted and assimilationist. Cruising Utopia seeks to break the present stagnancy by cruising ahead. Drawing on the work of Ernst Bloch, José Esteban Muñoz recalls... more...

  • Imagining Gay Paradiseby Gary L. Atkins

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2012; US$ 50.00

    Mages of Manhood focuses on three gay paradises in Southeast Asia and the men who created them. It examines a manhood of savoring that challenges the male contests often inspired by nationalism and imperialism. It is also studies the obstacles gay men have faced in securing a voice as citizens. more...

  • The End of Gayby Bert Archer

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 21.95

    Gay is a phase. Not something people go through in adolescence, but, like feminism, a cultural, historical movement, on the way to something bigger. Through the prism of his own sexual past and present, with a wide array of references to pop culture, literature and history, Archer traces the rise and imminent fall of gay. Along the way, he cites historical... more...