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My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci - £8.99
Yugoslavia, 1980s: a 16-year-old Muslim girl named Emine is married off to a man she hardly knows. But what was meant to be a happy match soon goes terribly wrong. Her country is torn apart by war and she flees with her family.   Decades later Emi ... more
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Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors) - £10.99
A ground-breaking, provocative and diverse anthology of writing about black gay men's lives in the UK - essays, activist memoirs, (auto)biographies, poems and fiction, edited by multi-award-winning writers Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon.  Cont ... more
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Conundrum by Jan Morris - £8.99
As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains and joys, its frustrations a ... more
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The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan - £12.99
'The best lives leave a mark.'   A bewitching tale of first love, shattering grief, and the dangerous magic that draws us home.  Mara’s island is one of stories and magic, but every story ends in the same way. She will finish her da ... more
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Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me by Joe Flannery - £15.99
Joe Flannery has been described as the ‘Secret Beatle’ – as the business associate and childhood friend of Brian Epstein, he became an integral part of The Beatles’ management team during their rise to fame in the early 1960s.   Stand ... more
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Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes - £9.99
A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a o ... more
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The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir by Peter Gajdics - £17.99
Author Peter Gajdics spent six years in a bizarre form of conversion therapy (delivered in the form of primal therapy) that attempted to "cure" him of his homosexuality. Kept with other patients in a cult-like home in British Columbia, Canada, Gajdic ... more
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My Brother's Husband by Gengoroh Tagame - £16.99
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who dec ... more
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Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth and Desire by Michael Amherst - £8.99
Using bisexuality as a frame, Go the Way Your Blood Beats questions the division of sexuality into straight and gay, in a timely exploration of the complex histories and psychologies of human desire.   A challenge to the idea that sexuality ca ... more
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OUT: LGBTQ Poland by Maciek Nabrdalik - £18.99
From an award-winning documentary photographer, the first book of its kind to portray the LGBTQ community in contemporary Poland.   Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative and Catholic country ... more
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Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows by Christine Burns (Editor) - £16.99
Over the last five years, transgender people have seemed to burst into the public eye: Time declared 2014 a ‘trans tipping point’, while American Vogue named 2015 ‘the year of trans visibility’. From our television screens to the ballot box, ... more
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Made Up: An Anthology of LGBTQ+ Writing from Liverpool and Merseyside by Various authors - £4.50
Do you know where Winnie the Pooh currently lives? Are you aware of the real reason Margaret Thatcher pursued her infamous Clause 28 anti-LGBTQ campaign? And what's it like to relive a Welsh gay love affair while sitting on a little green bus? Or spy ... more
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Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man by Chike Frankie Edozien - £11.99
From Victoria Island, Lagos to Brooklyn, U.S.A. to Accra, Ghana to Paris, France; from across the Diaspora to the heart of the African continent, in this memoir Nigerian journalist Chike Frankie Edozien offers a highly personal series of contemporary ... more
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Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman - £8.99
Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar Nominee James Ivory.  Nominated for Four Oscars  A New York Times Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Lo ... more
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Two Dark Tales: Jack Squat and The Niche by Charles Lambert - £8.99
There are four ways in but no way out...   In ‘Jack Squat’, unemployed Gordon and his partner Omar see a money-making opportunity helping expats buy homes in southern Italy. But their scheme catches up with them after the first home they s ... more
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The Bi-ble: An Anthology of Personal Narratives and Essays about Bisexuality by Lauren Nickodermus and Ellen Desmond (Editor) - £8.99
Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and LGBTQ+ communities alike. We are the sexual identity most likely to be closeted, most at risk of mental illness, domestic abuse, and even heart d ... more
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Draw the Line by Laurent Linn - £7.99
After a hate crime occurs in his small Texas town, Adrian Piper must discover his own power, decide how to use it, and know where to draw the line in this powerful debut novel exquisitely illustrated by the author.  Adrian Piper is used t ... more
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To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Craggs (Editor) - £12.99
An empowering, heartfelt collection of letters from celebrated trans women addressed to those who are transitioning.  Each letter offers honest advice from their own experience on everything from make-up and dating, through to deeper subjects li ... more
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Autoboyography by Christina Lauren - £7.99
Funny and poignant coming-of-age novel from New York Times bestselling author Christina Lauren about two boys who fall in love in a writing class, one from a progressive family and the other from a conservative religious community.  Three y ... more
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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - £20.00
"A sweet, filthy peach of a memoir from a cultural explosion of a man."(Caitlin Moran) Born in the mid-twentieth century and raised in the heart of conservative North Carolina, Armistead Maupin lost his virginity to another man “on the very spot ... more
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Transgender History: The Roots of Today's Revolution by Susan Stryker - £13.99
A timely second edition of the classic text on transgender history, with a new introduction and updated material throughout   Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronologi ... more
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Forbidden Lives: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Stories from Wales by Norena Shopland - £12.99
Forbidden Lives is a fascinating collection of portraits and discussions that aims to populate LGBT gaps in the history of Wales, a much neglected part of Welsh heritage. In it Norena Shopland reviews the reasons for this neglect while outlining the ... more
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Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Essays and Poems by Audre Lorde - £12.99
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) described herself as 'Black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet'. Born in New York, she had her first poem published while still at school and her last the year she died of cancer. Her extraordinary belief in the power of language ... more
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50 Queers Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Icons by Dan Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time.   LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history – legendary figures such as Fredd ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT music by Darryl W. Bullock - £18.99
From the birth of jazz in the red-light district of New Orleans, through the rock 'n' roll years, Swinging Sixties and all-singing and all-dancing disco days of the '70s, to modern pop, electronica and reggae – the LGBT community has played a cruci ... more
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The Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine - £8.99
Following the critical and commercial success of An Unnecessary Woman, Alameddine delivers a spectacular portrait of a man and an era of profound political and social upheaval.   Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych ... more
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Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero by Michael Ford - £15.99
Now revised, with a new introduction and reflections on events since 9/11, this spiritual portrait of Father Mychal Judge is a remarkable testimony to the hope and courage that he brought to thousands of people, not only as the New York City fire cha ... more
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Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne - £17.99
In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort ... more
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My Brother and His Brother by Håkan Lindquist - £10.99
My Brother and His Brother tells the story of 18 year-old Jonas, who throughout his teenage years has been trying to find out about Paul, the brother who died before he was born. Eventually, Jonas discovers that Paul had an intense love aff air with ... more
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Ernesto by Umberto Saba - £10.00
Ernesto is sixteen years old and ready for life to begin. His curiosity leads him into an affair with an older man – the first step on his journey to adulthood.  Full of tenderness, humour and warmth, Ernesto is a beautifully rendered comin ... more
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Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World by Gregory Woods - £12.99
In a hugely ambitious study which crosses continents, languages, and almost a century, Gregory Woods identifies the ways in which homosexuality has helped shape Western culture. Extending from the trials of Oscar Wilde to the gay liberation era, this ... more
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Pride and Joy: A Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Parents by Sarah and Rachel Hagger-Holt - £11.99
There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT people are becoming parents, and living proud and open family liv ... more
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Football's Coming Out: Life As a Gay Fan and Player by Neil Beasley - £9.99
Being gay in football - as fan or player - is to risk the homophobia that has run through the game for years. But things are changing. Gradually a few brave professional players have come out. And someone like Neil Beasley now feels able to tell his ... more
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Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race by Clay Cane - £12.99
This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and sexual orientation at churches across the cou ... more
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Jews Queers Germans by Martin Duberman - £12.99
A historical novel about Kaiser Wilhelm’s closest circle of friends — all of them gay — at the dawn of the 20th century by the author of Stonewall.   A breathtaking historical novel by Martin Duberman that recreates the intimate milieu arou ... more
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Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic by Chris Holmlund - £12.99
The first title in the Queer Film Classic series to focus on the work of legendary director and cinematic camp icon John Waters, best known for the underground classic Pink Flamingos and his later more commercial works such as Crybaby, starring Johnn ... more
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Transitioning Together: One Couple's Journey of Gender and Identity Discovery by Wenn B. Lawson and Beatrice M. Lawson - £12.99
This is the story of a long-lasting relationship, surviving against the odds. It is the story of Wenn and Beatrice Lawson, born almost twelve years apart in different countries with different cultures, who were both assigned female at birth. After ni ... more
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Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner's Strike by Tim Tate - £8.99
They did so in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike - the most bitter and divisive dispute for more than half a century, and in one of the most turbulent periods in modern British history.   In the 1980s Margaret Thatcher's hardcore social an ... more
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Everything Is Awful And You're A Terrible Person by Daniel Zomparelli - £13.99
A YouTube star becomes famous after he documents his breakup online. An anxious, lactose-intolerant office worker obsesses over a stranger who says "Nice shorts, bro" to him in passing. A couple wants to open up their relationship to a ghost. A monst ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £14.99
Flannery, a writer with one well-known rather racy book to her name, is, by her own admission, in a situation she never thought she'd be: married to a man who overshadows her and defined by her primary relationships as wife and mother. When Flannery ... more
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Not Guilty: Queer Stories from a Century of Discrimination by Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries - £12.99
Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever. But it was only the beginning of the long fight for equality i ... more
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Notes Of A Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin - £9.99
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 prestig ... more
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Ready To Catch Him Should He Fall by Neil Bartlett - £8.99
It is 3 a.m. in The City, and in a dark corner of The Bar, two lovers collide in the beginnings of a passionate and violent affair.   Boy: nineteen, beautiful, ready for anyone to take him home, and 'O': the Older Man, cynical, unpredictable, ... more
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Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood by Alexander Walker and Emmett J.P. Lundberg (Editors) - £15.99
"Living out something you've spent countless hours daydreaming about and wondering about is an experience that isn't easily put into words"(Will Krisanda) Finding Masculinity is a collection of stories from a small cross section of the transgend ... more
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd - £16.99
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Queer London Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way – through the history and experiences of its gay population.   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ ... more
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Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas - £8.99
The heartbreaking memoir of artistic, sexual and political freedom in Castro's Cuba, with a new foreword by Garth Greenwell.  Reinaldo Arenas was born to a poverty-stricken family in rural Cuba. By the time of his death in New York four decades l ... more
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Our Young Man by Edmund White - £8.99
'Has everyone always been in love with you? Of course they have, who am I kidding? What did they say about Helen of Troy? That her face launched a thousand ships? That's you, you're that beautiful. A thousand ships'   New York City in the eigh ... more
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At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces by Mary Collins and Donald Collins - £13.99
In this collaborative memoir, a parent and a transgender son recount wrestling with their differences as Donald Collins undertook medical-treatment options to better align his body with his gender identity.   As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agr ... more
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Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey - £14.99
Joel Grey, the Tony and Academy Award-winning Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret finally tells his remarkable life story.   Born Joel David Katz to a wild and wooly Jewish American family in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932, Joel began his life in the th ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £20.00
In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an alr ... more
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