"I Will Not Be Erased" - Our Stories about Growing Up as People of Colour BookRegular price £7.99 Sale price £7.19
Reading level - 14 years and up.
"A radical, beautiful, world-changing collection of writing that we all need to read." Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don't Wear Pink
gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people of colour. In this life-affirming, moving and joyous collection of fourteen essays, gal-dem's talented writers use raw material from their teenage years - diaries, poems and chat histories - to give advice to their younger selves and those growing up today.
gal-dem have been praised by the Guardian for being "the agents of change we need" and these essays tackle important subjects including race, gender, mental health and activism, making this essential reading.
"You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" - And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People BookRegular price £12.99
Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues
From Laverne Cox to Caitlyn Jenner to Thomas Beattie ("the pregnant man") to transgender youth, coverage of transgender lives has been exploding over the last few years.
Despite being prolifically covered in the media, much misinformation about the trans community persists.
Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being transgender today in the United States, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People unpacks the twenty-one most common myths about transgender people.
Authors Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, a psychiatrist, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R, a psychotherapist, address myths about trans identity ("all trans people are 'trapped in the wrong body'"), sex and relationships ("most trans people do sex work and have HIV"), health and safety ("trans people are mentally ill and therapy can change them"), and history and community ("trans people and feminists don't get along").
"The writing is clear, honest, and sensitive to the transgender population...A timely and worthwhile purchase for libraries as well as middle- and high-school counselling offices, community centres, and places of worship."
Booklist, Starred Review
"This timely publication addresses much of the misinformation about the trans community that persists despite increasing media coverage both popular and serious. The authors scrupulously present the range of different positions on each issue addressed, so anyone hoping for easy cut-and-dried answers will be forced to think again. The book, which will enlighten both general and specialist readers, includes a full range of documentary references, conferences, organisations, and sources of funding for the cause."
The New York Journal of Books
"Erickson-Schroth and Jacobs tackle misinformation head on, and by providing an explanation as to how and why this happens, they humanise the issue."
The San Antonio Current
"This is an ideal book to dispel many pernicious myths that prevent otherwise well-intentioned people from fully understanding the trans experience."
School Library Journal
"This insightful and instructive primer clears up many common falsehoods about what it means to be trans or gender-nonconforming, without relying on dense political jargon or dry, specialised academic lingo. The book's clear, direct language and compassionate, no-nonsense approach helps dispel the confusion and bigotry that often overshadows public perception of transgender issues. . . .Buy this book and share it with our whole family."
|Author||Laura Erickson-Schroth & Laura A. Jacobs
100 Boyfriends BookRegular price £21.99 Sale price £19.79
Transgressive, foulmouthed, and wildly funny, Brontez Purnell's 100 Boyfriends is a filthy, unforgettable, and brutally profound ode to queer love in its most messy of variations. From one-night stands to recurring lovers, Purnell's characters sleep with their co-worker's husbands, expose themselves to racist neighbours, date Satanists, and drink their way out of trouble, all the while fighting - and often losing - the urge to self-sabotage.
A horny, punk love song full of imperfect intimacies, 100 Boyfriends takes readers on a riotous journey through dirty warehouses and gentrified bars, from dysfunctional houseshares to desolate farming towns in Alabama.
Drawing us into a community of glorious misfits living on the margins of a white supremacist, heteronormative society, iconoclastic storyteller Brontez Purnell gives us an uncompromising vision of desire, desperation, race, loneliness, and queerness that will devastate as much as it entertains.
"This hurricane of delirious, lonely, lewd tales is a taxonomy and grand unified theory of the boyfriend, in every tense."
New York Times
"Each story in 100 Boyfriends is a minor eclipse: stunning in scope, technically blinding, and entirely miraculous. I laughed and I cried and I laughed until I cried― Brontez Purnell is a marvel."
Bryan Washington, author of Lot
"Brontez Purnell's 100 Boyfriends is a symphony of sex, trouble and wisdom - as if the composer had sex with each member of the orchestra by way of getting it right. An electric prismatic genre-defying punk literary flight, Purnell is twirling here -I loved every page."
Alexander Chee, author of How to Write An Autobiographical Novel
“Brontez Purnell has such seemingly casual genius that at times you forget your reading a book and are transported to some couch/bus/basement where the drugs are really good and your friend is really funny, maybe your weird closeted cousin is on HarlemHookups in the corner, and all of a sudden your friend says some f**king Sappho a**, weird a**, brilliant a** bullsh*t. I love this sl*t of a book, it's a slu *t a** maker. 100 Boyfriends or no new boyfriends at all, Purnell's autofiction/memoir/whatever the hell this marvelously sad and intoxicating book is shook me up good with its honesty and blunt-to-face endings, the jokes and stories I didn't know we were allowed to tell outside of circles of fa**ots and misfits. But this book is in those circles, makes you tea and steals for you, it invites us in, but would we mind shutting the hell up cause it's a little hungover? The light is coming through the windows so clear."
Danez Smith, author of Homie
12 Bytes - How We Got Here , Where We Might Go Next Book (Signed Copy)Regular price £16.99 Sale price £15.29
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Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.
An original and entertaining new book from Jeanette Winterson, drawing on her years of thinking about and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations. She looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and of course, computing science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now.
When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image?
What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender?
Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth?
With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most interesting talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life, to the weirdness of backing up your brain.
2000s Made Me Gay - Essays on Pop Culture BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
'If you came of age at the intersection of Mean Girls and The L Word: Read this book!'
Sarah Pappalardo, editor in chief and co\-founder of Reductress
Today's gay youth have dozens of queer peer heroes, both fictional and real, but Grace Perry did not have that luxury. Instead, she had to search for queerness in the teen cultural phenomena that the early aughts had to offer:
in Lindsay Lohan's fall from grace, Gossip Girl, Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl, country-era Taylor Swift, and Seth Cohen jumping on a coffee cart.
And, for better or worse, those touchpoints shaped her identity, and she came out on the other side, as she puts it, gay as hell.
Join Grace on a journey back through the pop culture moments of the early 2000's , before the cataclysmic shift in LGBTQ representation and acceptance, a time not so long ago, that people seem to forget.
50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World BookRegular price £10.00 Sale price £9.00
50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World is a tribute to the hugely influential pioneers who have shaped the fantastic world of drag, as well as the queens of today that we all know and love.
Learn about the wild and brilliant lives of Mama Ru and the best-loved Drag Race superstars, including Alaska, Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, as well as legends like Divine and Lady Bunny, and the new scene of radical contemporary drag artists, such as Amrou Al-Kadhi and Victoria Sin.
Drag queens have been sissying that walk for a lot longer than you think, and this book is a sparkling celebration of the high-heeled, hairsprayed, punk-rock art form that has influenced pop culture for as long as it has been around.
Author: Dan Jones
A Cup of Water Under My Bed - A Memoir BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one tía bemoans that her niece is turning out to be una india instead of an American. Another auntie instructs that when two people are close, they are bound to become like uña y mugre, fingernails and dirt, and that no, Daisy s father is not godless. He s simply praying to a candy dish that can be traced back to Africa.
These lessons rooted in women's experiences of migration, colonisation, y cariño define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home. In one story, Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to unexpected questions. In another piece, NAFTA shuts local factories in her hometown on the outskirts of New York City, and she begins translating unemployment forms for her parents, moving between English and Spanish, as well as private and collective fears. In prose that is both memoir and commentary, Daisy reflects on reporting for the New York Times as the paper is rocked by the biggest plagiarism scandal in its history and plunged into debates about the role of race in the newsroom.
A heartfelt exploration of family, identity, and language, A Cup of Water Under My Bed is ultimately a daughter s story of finding herself and her community, and of creating a new, queer life.
"Warm and thoughtful, Hernández writes with cleareyed compassion about living, and redefining success, at the intersection of social, ethnic and racial difference. Personal storytelling at its most authentic and heartfelt."
"Gorgeously written from start to finish."
"Journalist, feminist, and first-time memoirist Hernández presents a coming-of-age story that dives into the complexities of language, sexuality, and class. ... An accessible, honest look at the often heart-wrenching effects of intergenerational tension on family ties."
"This book is a compelling glimpse into the life of a young Latina struggling to hold onto her background and make her way in a world she often finds difficult to embrace. Hernandez's use of language is often poetic, especially when intermingling Spanish and English, with the cultural tones of each."
Windy City Times
"By the end of this beautiful book, Daisy Hernández, a queer American Latina, has threaded Spanish and English together to create an inimitable new language in a brave and brilliant negotiation of a multilingual world."
Los Angeles Review of Books
"With wit and respectful grace, Hernández shares stories of love for family, of strong (despite herself) roots, and of assimilation and claiming who you are without losing who you were."
A Dark and Hollow Star BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
Reading level - age 14 and up.
The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling fantasy where four queer teens race to stop a serial killer before their crimes expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.
Choose your player.
The half-fae outcast, desperate for acceptance.
The tempestuous Fury, exiled and hellbent on revenge.
The dutiful prince, determined to earn his place.
The brooding guardian, burdened by a terrible secret.
Each holds a key to solving a series of ritualistic murders that threaten to expose faeries to the human world. But they cannot do it alone. To track down the killer, they will have to form a tenuous alliance, putting their differences - and conflicts - aside.
Failure risks the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. And time is running out.
Time to roll the dice.
A gripping flight into fantasy
Shuttleworth sensitively tackles the plot's darker elements, including trauma and suicidal ideation, tempering them with tenderness and wry wit. A kaleidoscopic narrative adds depth and drive.
Beautifully written and deliciously complex, A Dark and Hollow Star is utterly engrossing. The magic is bloody, the humour sharp, and the murder mystery drenched in violence and intrigue. Like a fallen Fury set on vengeance, I couldn't get enough.
Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series
A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
Reading level - 4 to 8 years.
HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents a children's picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.
Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever...
With its message of tolerance and advocacy, this charming bunny book for kids explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy. Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this better Bundo book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different.
A Dutiful Boy - A Memoir of a Gay Muslim’s Journey to Acceptance BookRegular price £14.99 Sale price £13.49
NAMED IN THE GUARDIAN AND GQ MAGAZINE'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020
'This is the story of a family's love, a battle with shame and a long journey to acceptance. It is deeply moving and profoundly important and it made me cry,' Elizabeth Day, author of How to Fail
Discover a powerful coming of age memoir about growing up queer in a strict Muslim household.
Mohsin grew up in a poor pocket of east London, in a devout shia Muslim community. His family were close-knit and religiously conservative. From a young age, Mohsin felt different but in a home where being gay was inconceivable he also felt very alone.
Outside of home Mohsin went to a failing inner city school where gang violence was a fact of life. As he grew up life didn't seem to offer teenage Mohsin any choices: he was disenfranchised from opportunity and isolated from his family as a closet gay Muslim.
But Mohsin had incredible drive and became the first person from his school to go to Oxford University. At university came the newfound freedom to become the man his parents never wanted him to be. But when he was confronted by his father and a witch doctor invited to 'cure' him Mohsin had to make a difficult choice.
Mohsin's story takes harrowing turns but it is full of life and humour, and, ultimately, it is an inspiring story about breaking through life's barriers.
'This is a fiercely important book with a big beating heart-Mohsin Zaidi has delivered to us a deeply personal story that is an urgent manual for our times.' Tope Folarin, Author of A Particular Kind of Black Man
'A Dutiful Boy delivers an intimate account of the anguish of one man's gay, Muslim, coming-of-age story, and reveals something important about us all in the process,' Afua Hirsch
'I can't recommend A Dutiful Boy enough, I couldn't put it down. A journey of self-discovery, longing, triumph and hope. I fell in love with Mohsin, I imagine you will too,' Suzi Ruffell
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A Focus On... Same-Sex Parents BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Reading level - 5 to 7 years.
This series shines an informative light on the difficult realities faced in today's world and illuminates healthy ways for children to process and understand them.
Children living with same-sex parents shouldn't have to explain their families, but often they do.
This title explores same-sex parents, equips children with the confidence to answer questions and shows all families are different, but equally loving.
A Fox Called Herbert BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Reading Age: 2 - 5 years.
A wonderful book for your children about Your family accepting who you truly are and has parallels with the trans community coming-out stories.
Meet Herbert: the rabbit who knows he was born to be a fox. When his mummy isn’t looking, he puts on pointy fox ears, makes himself a bushy tail, and asks his sister to paint him orange, just like a fox. But Mummy doesn't understand: why can't he just be a good rabbit?
A Fox Called Herbert is a true celebration of being ourselves and supporting our loved ones. Let this joyful tale inspire you to be who you are and follow your dreams.
Author: Margaret Sturton
A High Five for Glenn Burke BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 10 to 14 years.
A heartfelt and relatable novel from Phil Bildner, weaving the real history of Los Angeles Dodger and Oakland Athletic Glenn Burke--the first professional baseball player to come out as gay--into the story of a middle-school kid learning to be himself.
When sixth grader Silas Walker does a school presentation on former Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke, it's more than just a report on the inventor of the high five. Burke was a black gay baseball player in the 1970s--and for Silas, the presentation is his own first baby step toward coming out as gay.
Soon he tells his best friend Zoey, but the longer he keeps his secret from his baseball teammates, the more he suspects they know something's up. Kids get pulled from the team, fingers point at Silas, and he stages one big cover-up with terrible consequences. Was it a mistake to share his truth?
A High Five for Glenn Burke is Phil Bildner's most personal novel yet, and drives home the message that there's no one way to come out--and there's a place in the field for everyone.
A House for Everyone - A Story to Help Children Learn About Gender Identity and Gender Expression BookRegular price £10.99 Sale price £9.89
This children's picture book helps adults to explain gender identity and expression to 4 to 8 year olds using simple language and engaging, diverse characters, covering the entire spectrum of gender. Includes a guide for parents and professionals and a lesson plan at the end of the book.
At lunchtime, all of Tom's friends gather at school to work together building their house. Each one of them has a special job to do, and each one of them has a different way of expressing their gender identity.
Jackson is a boy who likes to wear dresses. Ivy is a girl who likes her hair cut really short. Alex doesn't feel like 'just' a boy, or 'just' a girl. They are all the same, they are all different - but they are all friends.
A very simple story that challenges gender stereotypes and shows 4 to 8 year olds that it is OK to be yourself. An engaging story that is more than just an educational tool; this book will assist parents and teachers in giving children the space to explore the full spectrum of gender diversity and will show children the many ways they can express their gender in a truly positive light.
'In this era of gender revolution, A House for Everyone reminds us that gender isn't two boxes but a rainbow with room for children of every gender. Jo Hirst's brilliant book teaches all our children about gender identity and gender expressions while celebrating gender acceptance--let's bring it to every classroom and household.'
- Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D. Author of The Gender Creative Child and Gender Born, Gender Made, Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center
'A vibrant, up-beat story about inclusion and acceptance, looking past stereotypes and embracing human differences. It's a much-needed resource in the Gender Identity category.'
- Rebecca Seymour, Little Parachutes
Author: Jo Hirst, illustrated by Naomi Bardoff
A Kick Against The Pricks - The Autobiography BookRegular price £13.99 Sale price £12.59
David Norris is one of Ireland’s most popular, colourful and charismatic public figures. Not a man to shy away from controversy, he has spent most of his adult life challenging the establishment, whether as a leading campaigner for gay rights, a passionate conservationist, an unconventional academic and Joycean scholar, a brilliant raconteur, or, since 1987, a fiercely independent Senator and outspoken defender of human rights.
Born in the Belgian Congo to an English father, who died when he was six years old, and an Irish mother, who died when he was twenty-one, David has been a Dubliner all his life, and the city of Ulysses remains one of his great passions. He spear-headed the revival of Georgian Dublin, particularly through his campaign to save North Great George’s Street, where he has lived for the last thirty-five years.
But it is David Norris’s campaign to decriminalise homosexuality that will stand as his major legacy. Over a long sixteen years, he fought a difficult battle to overturn the Victorian law, finally winning a historic victory in the European Court of Human Rights in 1988.
David’s decision to run for President of Ireland in 2011 was not lightly taken, but it proved to be the most bruising period of his life. His popularity and the public affection in which he is held saw him quickly established as the front-runner. However, a sustained and hostile media campaign forced him out of the race; although he re-entered it in the autumn, the momentum had been lost. In these pages, David Norris reveals for the first time the full, no-holds-barred story of his presidential campaign, and of how he recovered from the turmoil.
A Kick Against the Pricks is a brilliant, deeply revealing autobiography, a remarkable journey from the margins to the centre of Irish society.
A Little Bit Different (The Ploofers) BookRegular price £6.99 Sale price £6.29
Reading level - 3 to 6 years.
A Little Bit Different is a light and fun story depicting the journey from ignorance to acceptance and celebration.
Meet the Ploofers. The Ploofers have been practicing something special which they all want to do at the exact same time – but wait! What’s that? One of them does something different!
When one little Ploofer goes against the usual flow of things, the rest of them turn their backs on him. But all it takes is for one person to recognise the beauty in being different to spark a change in attitude of everyone.
With simple, yet striking, illustrations and a cutaway cover design that adds tactile interest, A Little Bit Different is a joyful reading experience for both you and your child, providing the opportunity to spark more meaningful discussions about people's differences and how we accept and value them.
A Little Bit of Tarot - An Introduction to Reading Tarot BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
Tarot cards can offer nuanced, personal readings even for beginners, helping us face the future, solve present-day problems and better understand ourselves.
Cassandra Eason opens a window onto the world of tarot, from choosing the right pack to interpreting the cards.
She lays out the most important spreads, suggests intuitive methods for choosing cards, reveals what psychic protections to take when doing divination, and more.
A Little Gay History - Desire and Diversity across the World BookRegular price £9.99 Sale price £8.99
Produced by the British Museum Press.
How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing?
A Little Gay History takes objects ranging from Ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these.
Explored are the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognise love in history?
|Author||R. B. Parkinson & Kate Smith
A Little Gay History of Wales BookRegular price £11.99 Sale price £10.79
A Little Gay History of Wales tells the compelling story of Welsh LGBT life from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Drawing on a rich array of archival sources from across Britain together with oral testimony and material culture, this pioneering study is the first to examine the experiences of ordinary LGBT men and women, and how they embarked on coming out, coming together and changing the world.
This is the story of poets who wrote about same-sex love and translators who worked to create a language to describe it; activists who campaigned for equality and politicians who created the legislation providing it; teenagers ringing advice lines for guidance on coming out and revellers in the pioneering bars and clubs on a Friday and Saturday night.
It is also a study of prejudice and of intolerance, of emigration and isolation, of HIV/AIDS and Section 28 - all features of the complex historical reality of LGBT life and same-sex desire.
Engaging and accessible, absorbing and perceptive, this book is an important advance in our understanding of Welsh history.
"A Little Gay History is a feat of rediscovery. Daryl Leeworthy has mined an astonishing diversity of sources to bring into the light the underground stories and political struggles of gay men and women in a changing Wales."
Peter Wakelin, writer and curator
"Daryl Leeworthy has undertaken an important task of historical recovery. His book, which is at once deeply personal and profoundly universal, restores a hitherto lost dimension to the Welsh historical narrative. It is essential reading for all who wish to understand modern Wales in its fullest sense."
Dr Martin Wright, Cardiff University
"Despite its title, this is a big book - big on ideas, analysis, and empathy, and big on tracing the lived experience of gay people in Wales. An excellent read, it is a major achievement that deserves to be widely circulated and absorbed."
Jeffrey Weeks, London South Bank University, author of What is Sexual History?
A Love Story for Bewildered Girls BookRegular price £8.99 Sale price £8.09
'An utterly gorgeous novel. It will forever hold my heart in its pages' Pandora Sykes, co-host of The High-Low podcast
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...
Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her straight friends, but all this time she has been waiting in secret for love to hit her so hard that she runs out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea bowls you over, slams you into the sand, and nearly drowns you.
When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is afraid of almost everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.
A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a moving and exquisitely funny novel about love, sex and heartbreak.
'Exquisitely tender, beautifully written, funny and sad' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown-up
'Funny, honest, brilliant' Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of Love, Nina
'I absolutely loved this book by Emma Morgan which follows 3 women's very different love lives... I inhaled it' Emma Gannon, Sunday Times best-selling author and host of the podcast Ctrl-Alt-Delete
'Funny, touching, uplifting, thoroughly modern' Lauren Bravo, author of What Would the Spice Girls Do?
'I was transfixed by this funny and moving story of three women navigating their way through the complexities of love, life and the search for personal fulfilment' Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus, a Richard & Judy Book Club Pick
'A charming modern romance' Glamour
'Beautifully written, Morgan's novel is a seriously impressive debut' Stylist
'Emma Morgan is an author to look out for' Julie Cohen, author of 'Louis & Louise'
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI PRIZE 2020
A Queer History of the United States BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
WINNER OF THE 2018 LUCIEN STRYK ASIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE
The English-language premiere of Qiu Miaojin's coming-of-age novel about queer teenagers in Taiwan, a cult classic in China and winner of the 1995 China Times Literature Award.
An NYRB Classics Original.
Set in the post-martial-law era of late-1980s Taipei, Notes of a Crocodile is a coming-of-age story of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most prestigious university.
Told through the eyes of an anonymous lesbian narrator nicknamed Lazi, this cult classic is a postmodern pastiche of diaries, vignettes, mash notes, aphorisms, exegesis, and satire by an incisive prose stylist and major countercultural figure.
Afflicted by her fatalistic attraction to Shui Ling, an older woman, Lazi turns for support to a circle of friends that includes a rich kid turned criminal and his troubled, self-destructive gay lover, as well as a bored, mischievous overachiever and her alluring slacker artist girlfriend.
Illustrating a process of liberation from the strictures of gender through radical self-inquiry, Notes of a Crocodile is a poignant masterpiece of social defiance by a singular voice in contemporary Chinese literature.
A Queer History of the United States for Young People BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
Reading level - 12 to 17 years.
Queer history didn't start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it's rarely taught in schools or commemorated in other ways. A Queer History of the United States for Young People corrects this and demonstrates that LGBTQ people have long been vital to shaping our understanding of what America is today.
Through engrossing narratives, letters, drawings, poems, and more, the book encourages young readers, of all identities, to feel pride at the accomplishments of the LGBTQ people who came before them and to use history as a guide to the future.The stories he shares include those of
- Thomas Morton, who celebrated same-sex love in Boston's Puritan community in the 1620s.
- Albert D. J. Cashier, an Irish immigrant and Civil War hero, who was born in the body of a woman but lived as a man for over a half century.
- Gladys Bentley, an African American blues singer who challenged cross-dressing laws in 1920s Harlem.
- Bayard Rustin, Martin Luther King Jr.'s close friend, civil rights organiser, and an openly gay man.
- Sylvia Rivera, who along with Marsha P. Johnson, founded the first transgender political group in the United States in 1970.
- Harvey Milk, a community organiser and the first openly gay politician to win an election in California.
- Jamie Nabozny, a teen who brought national attention to the issue of LGBTQ bullying by bringing his case to the Supreme Court in the 1990s.
With over 60 illustrations and photos, a glossary, and a corresponding curriculum, A Queer History of the United States for Young People will be vital for teachers who want to introduce a new perspective to America's story.
A Queer Little History of Art BookRegular price £12.99 Sale price £11.69
Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outspoken.
This beautiful book illustrates the wide variety of queer art from around the world exploring bodies and identity, love and desire, prejudice and protest through drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and installation.
70 outstanding works from 1900 to the present reveal how queer experiences have differed across time and place, and how art has been part of a story of changing attitudes and emerging identities.
Featuring works by, among others, Egon Schiele, Duncan Grant, Claude Cahun, Hannah Höch, Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Glenn Ligon, Zanele Muholi, Allyson Mitchell and Tomoko Kashiki all of whom subverted the norms of their day via bold, new forms of expression, A Queer Little History of Art is a celebration of over 100 years of queer creativity.
A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities BookRegular price £15.99 Sale price £14.39
Reading level - 13 to 16 years.
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and JR Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBT+ world!
Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples.
A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!
|Author||Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg