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Summary: The brilliant work, personal struggles, and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in this innovative dual-portrait documentary. Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Love, Cecil, and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with David Frost and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DOC TRU

Jones, Saeed

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Summary: Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws readers into his boyhood and adolescence--into tumultuous relationships with his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2019

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Bram, Christopher.

Summary: Describes how the trailblazing, post-war gay literary figures, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, and Allen Ginsberg, paved the way for newer generations, including Armistead Maupin, Edmund White, and Edward Albee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twelve 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 810.9 BRA

Porter, Darwin

Summary: One hot summer night in 1945, three young American writers, each an enfant terrible, came together in a stuffy Manhattan apartment for the first time. Each member of this pink triangle was on the dawn of world fame--Tennessee Williams for A Streetcar Named Desire; Gore Vidal for his notorious homosexual novel, The City and the Pillar; and Truman Capote for Other Voices, Other Rooms, a book that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 POR

Thomas, R. Eric

Summary: "R. Eric Thomas didn't know he was different until the world told him so. Everywhere he went--whether it was his rich, mostly white, suburban high school, his conservative black church, or his Ivy League college in a big city--he found himself on the outside looking in. In essays by turns hysterical and heartfelt, Eric redefines what it means to be an "other" through the lens of his own life...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THOMAS, R. ERIC THO

Summary: A fiery and urgent documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer, and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment's indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37. Exclusive access to his breathtaking body of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOJ

Rice, Christopher

Summary: In West Hollywood, a meth lab explosion is tied to the disappearance of three gay men, as well as the suicide of a a closeted Marine helicopter pilot, Daniel Brady. Young journalist Adam Murphy is on the trail of this story, aided by a bestselling mystery novelist, James Wilton.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Audiobooks 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M Rice

Burgess, Anthony

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 1994

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BUR

Rice, Christopher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2005

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RIC

Klune, TJ

Summary: "Through bravery, charm, and an alarming amount of enthusiasm, Nick landed himself the superhero boyfriend of his dreams. Now instead of just writing stories about him, Nick actually gets to kiss him. But having a superhero boyfriend isn't everything Nickthought it would be--he's still struggling to make peace with his own lack of extraordinary powers. When new Extraordinaries begin arriving in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Teen 2021

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Summary: As tears go by: Mid-level gangster Wah falls in love with his beautiful cousin, but must also continue to protect his volatile partner-in-crime and friend, Fly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2021

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Greer, Andrew Sean

Summary: Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A Lee Boudreaux Book, Little, Brown and Company 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Greer 2017

Kazār, Murtaḍá

Summary: As the US occupation of Iraq rages, novelist Mortada Gzar, a student at the University of Baghdad, has a chance encounter with Morise, an African American soldier. It’s love at first sight, a threat to them both, and a moment of self-discovery. Challenged by society’s rejection and Morise’s return to the US, Mortada takes to the page to understand himself. In his deeply affecting memoir,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amazon Crossing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GZAR, MORTADA GZA

Rannells, Andrew

Summary: When Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he saw the city as a chance to start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. Here he shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RANNELLS, ANDREW RAN

Als, Hilton.

Summary: Analyzes literature, history, culture, entertainment, race, and gender through the lens of people the author terms "white girls," including Louise Brooks, Flannery O'Connor, Truman Capote, Richard Pryor, Malcolm X, and Michael Jackson.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McSweeneys Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.6 ALS

Bronski, Michael.

Summary: "Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives "You Can Tell Just by Looking" unpacks enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Some of these myths, such as "all religions condemn homosexuality," have been used to justify discrimination...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.766 BRO

Sharif, Omar

Summary: "The grandson of Hollywood royalty on his father's side and Holocaust survivors on his mother's, Omar Sharif Jr. learned early on how to move between worlds, from the Montreal suburbs to the glamorous orbit of his grandparents's Cairo. His famous name always protected him wherever he went. When in the wake of the Arab Spring he made the difficult decision to come out in the pages of The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint Press 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHARIF, OMAR, JR. SHA

Prendergast, Catherine

Summary: "Nora May French and Carrie Sterling arrive at Carmel-by-the-Sea at the turn of the 20th century with dramatically different ambitions. Nora, a stunning, brilliant, impulsive writer in her early twenties, seeks artistic recognition and bohemian refuge among the most celebrated counter-culturalists of the era. Carrie, long-suffering wife of the poet George Sterling, wants the opposite: a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2021

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