Gay Propaganda

By Masha Gessen, Joseph Huff-Hannon

Homosexual Propaganda brings jointly unique tales, interviews and testimonial, awarded in either English and Russian, to catch the lives and loves of LGBT Russians dwelling either in Russia and in exile this day. Timed for book in February 2014, at the eve of the wintry weather Olympics in Sochi, the ebook is a provocative riposte to Russia’s lately handed and ill-defined ban on “homosexual propaganda.”

As a part of a technique to consolidate political keep an eye on in Russia following significant pro-democracy protests that shook the govt, President Putin’s ruling get together made up our minds it wanted an enemy to unite the rustic. Hoping to govern backward yet widely-held prejudices, it opted to demonize gays and lesbians. therefore, in June 2013, Putin signed a invoice banning any and all “propaganda” of so-called non-traditional relationships. rather predictably, within the months that undefined, assaults, firings, and hate crimes have spiked throughout Russia, and the state-sanctioned crusade indicates no signal of abating. The Russian Duma is now debating a legislation to take kids clear of homosexual and lesbian parents.

As the world’s media turns its realization to the host nation of the iciness Olympics, the tales accrued in homosexual Propaganda supply a well timed and intimate window into the hardships confronted through Russians at the receiving finish of state-sanctioned homophobia. listed here are stories of of fellows and girls in long term devoted relationships in addition to these nonetheless trying to find love; of these attempting to bring up young children or caring for mom and dad; of these dealing with the demanding situations of continuous to dwell in Russia or becoming a member of an exodus that's swiftly turning into a flood.

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Slow River

By Nicola Griffith

She aroused from sleep in an alley to the splash of rain. She was once bare, a foot-long gash in her again used to be nonetheless bleeding, and her identification implant was once long gone. Lore Van Oesterling have been the daughter of 1 of the world's strongest families...and now she was once not anyone, and she or he needed to cover.

Then out of the rain walked Spanner, predator and thief, who took her in, cared for her wound, and taught her tips to reinvent herself repeatedly. nobody might locate Lore now: now not the police, now not her relations, and never the abductors who had left her in that alley to die. She had escaped...but the price of her newfound freedom used to be crime and deception, and she or he paid it time and again, until eventually she had develop into anyone she loathed.

Lore had a call: She may well remain within the shadows, stick with Spanner...and hazard wasting herself without end. Or she may perhaps go away Spanner and locate herself back through changing into another individual: stealing the identification implant of a useless lady, taking up her lifestyles, and making a new destiny.

But to begin back, Lore required Spanner's talents--Spanner, who wanted her and hated her, and who consistently had a cost. or even as Lore agreed to play Spanner's video game one ultimate time, she discovered that there has been nonetheless the cost of being a Van Oesterling to be paid. basically through confronting her family members, her earlier, and her personal demons may possibly Lore meld jointly who she had as soon as been, who she had develop into, and the individual she meant to be...

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She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

By Jennifer Finney Boylan

The provocative bestseller She’s now not There is the successful, completely miraculous tale of somebody altering genders. by way of turns hilarious and deeply relocating, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies among women and men, examines altering friendships, and rejoices within the redeeming strength of relatives. advised in Boylan’s clean voice, She’s now not There is ready an individual bearing and at last revealing a fancy mystery. As James evolves into Jennifer in scenes which are via turns soft, startling, and witty, a marvelously human viewpoint emerges on problems with love, intercourse, and the interesting courting among our actual and intuitive selves. Now with a brand new epilogue from the writer and an afterword from Deirdre "Grace" Boylan, She’s no longer There shines a gentle at the usually confounding means of accepting ourselves.

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This Book Is Gay

"This egregious hole has now been stuffed to a fare-thee-well through Dawson's book..." - Booklist (Starred)

Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. directly. Curious. This publication is for everybody, despite gender or sexual choice. This e-book is for someone who is ever dared to ask yourself. This booklet is for YOU.

there is a long-running comic story that, after "coming out," a lesbian, homosexual man, bisexual, or trans individual should still obtain a club card and guide. this is often THAT handbook. you are welcome.

inside of you will discover the solutions to the entire questions you ever desired to ask: from intercourse to politics, hooking as much as stereotypes, popping out and extra. This candid, humorous, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it is prefer to develop up LGBT additionally comprises actual tales from humans around the gender and sexual spectrums, let alone hilarious illustrations.

you may be entertained. you may be knowledgeable. yet most significantly, you'll be aware of that notwithstanding you determine (or do not) and whomever you like, you're unparalleled. You topic. And so does this book.

One of The Guardian's top Books of the Year

"The booklet each LGBT individual might have killed for as undefined, instructed within the voice of a sensible ally. Frank, hot, humorous, USEFUL." –Patrick Ness, bestselling writer

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Green Eyed Monster

By Gill McKnight

There's a lot extra to kidnapping than monetary analyst Mickey Rapowski ever imagined. Mickey has a chip on her shoulder—she’s been cheated out of a small fortune through company huge Victoria Gresham. In an irrational try out at revenge, Mickey kidnaps Gresham’s female friend, Ginette Felstrom. an easy and powerful plan—except Ginette is the worst captive ever and not anyone desires to pay her ransom. Out of her intensity as each one of her well-laid plans spins completely uncontrolled, Mickey turns into the sufferer of opposite Stockholm Syndrome and falls head over heels for her captive. How may perhaps whatever so basic move so incorrect? Or is that…right?

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The Dark Wife

By Sarah Diemer

Book Details:

ISBN: 1461179939
EAN: 9781461179931
ASIN: 1461179939
Publisher: CreateSpace self reliant Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2011-05-12
Number of Pages: 264
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Three thousand years in the past, a god informed a lie. Now, just a goddess can inform the reality. Persephone has every little thing a daughter of Zeus may want--except for freedom. She lives at the eco-friendly earth together with her mom, Demeter, transforming into up underneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. but if Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she reviews anything new: selection. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the lifeless as a shaggy dog story. truthfully, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no good friend of Zeus. She deals Persephone sanctuary in her land of the useless, so the younger goddess may well get away her Olympian future. yet Persephone unearths greater than freedom within the underworld. She reveals love, and herself.

GoodReads writer Information:

Author Name: Sarah Diemer

Author Description: I write approximately heroic, magical women who love ladies. YA writer of Golden Crown Award-winning THE darkish spouse (the lesbian, YA retelling of the Persephone fantasy) and TWIXT and co-author, with my impressive spouse, writer Jennifer Diemer, of undertaking Unicorn: A Lesbian YA Extravaganza.

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An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and Public Expressions of Civic Equality (Religion and Politics)

By Emily R. Gill

The connection among non secular trust and sexuality as own attributes shows a few provocative comparisons. regardless of the nonestablishment of faith within the usa and the constitutional warrantly of unfastened workout, Christianity capabilities because the spiritual and ethical normal in the United States. moral perspectives that don't healthy inside of this consensus usually pass unrecognized as ethical values. equally, within the realm of sexual orientation, heterosexuality is obvious because the yardstick wherein sexual practices are measured. The suggestion that "alternative" sexual practices like homosexuality might own moral importance is usually neglected or overlooked.

In her new booklet, An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage, political scientist Emily Gill attracts a longer comparability among non secular trust and sexuality, either primary elements of one's own identification. utilizing the faith clause of the 1st modification as a beginning, Gill contends that, simply as US legislation and coverage make sure that electorate could exhibit non secular ideals as they see healthy, it's going to additionally make sure that voters may possibly marry as they see healthy. Civil marriage, in accordance with Gill, is a public establishment, and the exclusion of a few from a country establishment is a public expression of civic inequality.

An Argument for Same-Sex Marriage is a passionate and well timed remedy of some of the arguments for and opposed to same-sex marriage and the way these arguments mirror our collective feel of morality and civic equality. it's going to entice readers who've an curiosity in homosexual and lesbian experiences, political idea, constitutional legislation, and the position of faith within the modern usa.

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Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

By Kate Bornstein, S. Bear Bergman

In the 15 years because the liberate of Gender Outlaw, Kate Bornstein’s groundbreaking problem to gender ideology, transgender narratives have made their approach from the margins to the mainstream and again back. cutting-edge transgenders and different sex/gender radicals are writing a vastly new global into being. In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, including author, raconteur, and theater artist S. endure Bergman, collects and contextualizes the paintings of this generation's trans and genderqueer ahead thinkers — new voices from the degree, at the streets, within the office, within the bed room, and at the pages and internet sites of the world's most beneficial mainstream information assets. Gender Outlaws comprises essays, remark, comedian artwork, and conversations from a various team of trans-spectrum those who dwell and think in barrier-breaking lives.

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Transgender History (Seal Studies)

Covering American transgender historical past from the mid-twentieth century to this day, Transgender History takes a chronological method of the topic of transgender heritage, with each one bankruptcy overlaying significant events, writings, and occasions. Chapters conceal the transsexual and transvestite groups within the years following global warfare II; trans radicalism and social switch, which spanned from 1966 with the book of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted throughout the early Seventies; the mid-’70s to 1990—the period of identification politics and the adjustments witnessed in trans circles via those years; and the gender concerns witnessed during the ’90s and ’00s.

Transgender History comprises informative sidebars highlighting fees from significant texts and speeches in transgender historical past and short biographies of key avid gamers, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and dialogue of remedies of transgenderism in renowned culture.

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