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Brammer, John Paul

Summary: The popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer presents a memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America's heartland to becoming the "Chicano Carrie Bradshaw" of his generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRA

Buttigieg, Pete

Summary: Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the nation's most visionary politicians. First elected in 2011, Buttigieg left a successful business career to move back to his hometown, previously tagged by Newsweek as a "dying city,"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BUT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B BUTTIGIEG BUT

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Sicardi, Arabelle

Summary: Profiles notable LGBTQ figures and highlights their contributions to society and their community, including Martina Navratilova, Frida Kahlo, Alan Turing, David Bowie, and K.D. Lang.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Savage, Dan.

Summary: The sex-advice columnist for "Savage Love" draws on his experience with the It Gets Better campaign to share pithy insights into a range of topics including health care, gun control, and marriage equality.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SAVAGE, DAN SAV

Jones, Cleve

Summary: A longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist offes an account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 921 JONES, CLEVE JON

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Terrace Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.7662 MY

Grinapol, Corinne

Summary: "Although he started out as a teacher without aspirations to be an activist or politician, Harvey Milk found himself captivated by the history-making movements of the 1960s. He would eventually make history of his own by becoming the first openly gay elected politician in California. While in office, Harvey Milk advocated for equal rights for the gay community. Even though his life and career...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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Woog, Dan

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alyson Books 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 331.53 WOO

Conley, Garrard

Summary: "A poignant account by a survivor of a church-supported sexual orientation conversion therapy facility that claimed to "cure" homosexuality describes its intense Bible study program and the daily threats of his abandonment by family, friends and God, an experienced that transformed the author's relationships and self-understandings,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CONLEY, GARRARD CON

Coleman, Melissa.

Summary: With urban farming and backyard chicken flocks becoming increasingly popular, Coleman has written this timely and honest portrait of her own childhood experience in Maine with her two homesteading parents during the turbulent 1970s. A luminous, evocative memoir that explores the hope and struggle behind one family's search for a self-sufficient life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 COLEMAN, MELISSA COL

Henderson, Caroline A. (Caroline Agnes)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Oklahoma Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.6 HEN

Sanders, Rob

Summary: "A picture book biography of Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 presidential election hopeful."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: [Henry Holt Books for Young Readers] 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BUT

Ortile, Matt

Summary: "A debut collection of tender, biting essays on sex, dating, and identity from a gay Filipino immigrant learning to navigate race and resistance in America"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ORTILE, MATT ORT

Bailey, Katharine

Summary: Radisson and des Groseilliers were French explorers and fur traders. Their discoveries led to the creation of the Hudson Bay Company, Canada's oldest corporation and one of the oldest merchant companies in the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 971.01 BAI

González, Rigoberto.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Wisconsin Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.54 GON

Belovitch, Brian

Summary: In Trans Figured, Brian Belovitch shares his true story of life as a gender outlier and his dramatic journey through the jungle of gender identity. Brian has the rare distinction of coming out three times: first as a queer teenager; second as a glamorous transgender woman named Tish, and later, Natalia Gervais; and finally as an HIV-positive gay man surviving the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. From...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Skyhorse Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 921 BELOVITCH, BRIAN BEL

Snyder-Hill, Stephen.

Summary: When ""Don't Ask, Don't Tell,"" the official U.S. policy on gays serving in the military, was repealed in September 2011, soldier Stephen Snyder-Hill (then Captain Hill) was serving in Iraq. Having endured years of this policy, which passively encouraged a culture of fear and secrecy for gay soldiers, Snyder-Hill submitted a video to a Republican primary debate (held two days after the repeal)....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 SNY

Zyda, Christopher

Summary: Christopher Zyda confronts the long-buried and painful memories of his harrowing fifteen-year journey-- a love story and coming-of-age tale during the early years of the AIDS crisis in Los Angeles. His book is filled with heart, optimism, and love, interspersed with Los Angeles history, gay and lesbian history, AIDS history, and the backdrop of the 1980s and 1990s.--From book jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rare Bird Books 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZYDA, CHRISTOPHER ZYD

Jackson, Richie

Summary: "When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JACKSON, RICHIE JAC

Ziyad, Hari

Summary: "An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛiṣhṇa mother and a Muslim father. Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZIYAD, HARI ZIY

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