Non-fiction books by or about lesbian writers, themes, issues.
This is Michelle Tea's recollection of her own life and others, told through essays. Not the usual memoir, and Tea speaks her mind and heart about whatever grabs her.
Photos, letters and love poems chronicle the unlikely love story of Felice and Lily, a German Jew and Nazi housewife respectively, surviving together in war-torn Berlin. A timeless true story about living and loving like there is no tomorrow.
While covering the 1986 Philippine Revolution, Puerto Rican journalist Luisita Lopez Torregrosa falls in love with another writer, Elizabeth. The love affair is overwhelming and changes Torregrosa's life forever.
Ana Castillo, novelist, poet, journalist, and social critic, recounts the challenges, joys in this collection of personal essays.
Hannah Hart, Internet personality and digital maven, shares personal stories and insights into her dizzying life.
A scholarly study of depictions of LGBTQ people in 20th century cinema.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay public official elected in California to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, and was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone in San Francisco City Hall. Andrew Reynolds documents the worldwide history of LGBTQ political leaders who have made great strides in getting elected to public offices since 1977.
Janet Flanner's correspondence with her longtime lover, Natalia Danesi Murray.
Biography of noted American poet Elizabeth Bishop, based on newly discovered letters.
.A collection of fiction and non-fiction from North Carolina's best writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual and straight.
A history of the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles. Stories include the 1967 protests against police brutality in Silverlake, which predated the Stonewall Rebellion by two and a half years; and the nation's first gay pride parade in 1970.
In 1834, Anne Lister was the first woman to marry another woman and have it recorded. She was a force to be reckoned with as a landowner who took charge of her family's estate Shildben in West Yorkshire, England. She wrote constantly in diaries, some of which are in her coded langauge. Lister's life is the basis for the HBO television series.
The Grammy Award-winning Canadian pop duo and twin sisters, Tegan and Sara Quin, share their coming-of-age story: drug use, sexual experimentation, first loves, fights with their parents and each other, and most notably their emerging identities as lesbians and discovery of music.
"Barbara Grier--feminist, activist, publisher and archivist--was many things to different people." As one of the founders in 1973 of Naiad Press she wanted to make sure that lesbians had access to literature that reflected their lives. This volume contains new and never published letters, and interviews from Grier's archive, and reveal the struggles of the lesbian community in that era.
A loving, funny and revealing remembrance by writer William Murray of his mother, Natalia Danesi Murray and her lover Janet Flanner. Flanner was the celebrated journalist who wrote a regular column, "Letter from Paris" for the New Yorker, and Murray was a publishing executive, actress and broadcaster. In many ways the young William Murray led a privileged life divided between New York, Paris and Rome, but it was also a hidden world, at a time when lesbian relationships were unacceptable.
". . . this cutting-edge and incredibly hysterical monologue book is specifically for actors auditioning for LGBTQ roles; . . . works by LGBT writers and comics (and their allies) who have written and/or performed for Comedy Central, Backstage magazine, NBC, the Huffington Post, the Onion, Second City, E!, and many more. This collection is the go-to source for the comedic monologue needs of actors seeking LGBT material, as well as a paean to LGBT characters and artists"
Writer, editor, playwright, poet, essayist, feminist and lesbian activist, Chicana Cherrie Moraga presents a deeply felt autobiography. It is, in great part, a loving homage to her mother with whom she had a complicated and inspiring relationship.
Faderman’s groundbreaking work uses a myriad of sources including interviews, photographs, and medical literature to chronicle the history of American lesbian culture in the 20th century.
Sixteen stories by LGBT men and women, which provide a historical perspective and testimony for people of all ages.
Los Angeles based comic, actor and writer, Carmen Esposito recalls her Catholic upbringing, coming-out experience, career as a lesbian standup comic. With humor and honesty, she tackles issues of gender, sexuality and self-acceptance.
Finnish writer Tove Jansson is best known for her series of imaginative children's books about the Moomins, but she was also a novelist, painter, illustrator, and comic strip author. Her life-partner was Tuulikki Pietila, graphic artist and gallery owner. According to the Moomin website, they were, ". . . among Finland's most visible gay couples. . ." Her autobiography is a charming remembrance of her childhood.
The Stonewall uprising took place 50 years ago. This book is comprised of articles, diaries, memoirs documenting the importance of the event, and some of what followed in the fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.
The extraordinary and adventurous life of Sybille Bedford was thoroughly researched for this biography. She was a writer and journalist with a precise and evocative writing style. Her life was remarkable for the variety of work she did, her sharp curiosity and intelligence, the many people she knew and her personal relationships.
Edie Windsor's lawsuit against the federal government made international news when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in her favor, overturning The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and paving the way for full marriage equality. The person behind the plaintiff is revealed, as Windsor chronicles her life experiences: her social life in the underground gay scene of 1950s Greenwich Village, her trailblazing career in computing, and her 44-year partnership with psychologist Thea Spyer
This biomythography chronicles Lorde’s life, beginning with her childhood in 1930s Harlem to the women who shaped her adulthood. A poignant chronicle of Black lesbian life in mid-century New York City.