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The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta - £12.99
‘I masquerade in makeup and feathers and I am applauded.’   Fiercely told, this is a powerful coming-of-age story told in verse, from one of the UK’s leading poets, Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Sarah Crossan and Poet X.   A boy comes ... more
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Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott - £9.99
The moving, remarkable story of the relationship between Freddie Mercury and his longtime partner Jim Hutton, as explored in the major, Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film Bohemian Rhapsody.   The relationship between Freddie Mercury ... more
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The Bi-ble - Volume Two 2: Further Original Essays and Narratives about Bisexuality by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond (Editors) - £9.99
In this stand alone follow up to The Bi-ble Anthology of Personal Narratives and Essays about Bisexuality, writers from across the UK and abroad present a range of new essays on various aspects of the bisexual experience.   Whether you are bisexu ... more
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Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide by Kate Charlesworth - £17.99
Cartoonist Kate Charlesworth presents a glorious pageant of LGBTQI+ history, as she takes us on a PRIDE march past personal and political milestones from the 1950s to the present day. Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie J ... more
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Zebra by Ian Humphreys - £9.99
In Zebra, a boy steps tentatively from the shadows onto a strobe-lit dancefloor. Ian Humphreys’ much-anticipated debut shimmers with music, wit and humour while exploring mixed identities, otherness, and coming-of-age as a gay man in 1980s Manchest ... more
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Heartstopper: Volume Two by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love.  An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the second volume of Heartstopper, for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon. * ... more
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The Bi-ble - Volume 1: Essays and Personal Narratives about Bisexuality by Lauren Nickodemus and Ellen Desmond (Editors) - £9.99
Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and gay communities alike. This selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to share their stories, helping bi voices be heard and identi ... more
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White Houses by Amy Bloom - £8.99
In 1933, President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt took up residence in the White House. With them went the celebrated journalist Lorena Hickok - Hick to friends - a straight-talking reporter from South Dakota, whose passionate relationship with the i ... more
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Women by Chloe Caldwell - £7.99
"A beautiful read / a perfect primer for an explosive lesbian affair / an essential truth"(Lena Dunham) 'I have meditated repeatedly on what it was about Finn that had me so dismantled.'  A young woman moves from the countryside to the city. ... more
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Fabulosa! The Story of Polari, Britain's Secret Gay Language by Paul Baker - £15.99
Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution – or worse – Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage, a way of expre ... more
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The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain - £8.99
An everyday story of love, life and Causing a Commotion.  Charlie Matthews’ love story begins in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di ... more
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The Deepest Breath by Me Grehan - £6.99
The Deepest Breath is a beautifully written, poetic, lyrical and insightful story of one girl’s coming into full awareness of who she is, and who she might want to love.   Stevie is eleven and loves reading and sea- creatures. She lives wit ... more
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Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti - £14.99
Little Boy was quite lost. He had no idea who he was or where he had come from... Grown Boy came into his own voice and let loose his word-horde pent-up within him.  From growing up as an orphan in 1920s New York, to serving in the Navy at the D- ... more
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XX by Angela Chadwick - £8.99
A stunning debut novel imagining a world where women can have children without men.  How far would you go for a child of your own?  When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, t ... more
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The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World by Mason Funk - £20.00
The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These ind ... more
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In My Skin: My Life on and Off the Basketball Court by Brittney Griner - £12.99
Hailed by ESPN as the world s most famous female basketball player, Brittney Griner, the dunking phenom and national sensation who is shattering stereotypes and breaking boundaries, now shares her coming-of-age story, revealing how she found her stre ... more
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Queer Asia: Decolonising and Reimagining Sexuality and Gender by J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (Editors) - £18.99
A comprehensive, far-reaching study of queer identities and communities across Asia, re-envisioning the queer through Asian perspectives.   Queer studies is now a rapidly expanding field, as scholars from a variety of disciplines seek to addre ... more
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Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet into the Stonewall Era by Jason Baumann (Editor) - £17.99
These indelible images are among the hundreds housed in the New York Public Library’s archive of photographs of LGBT history from photojournalists Kay Tobin Lahusen and Diana Davies.  This powerful collection — which captures the energy, hu ... more
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The Rules of Seeing by Joe Heap - £7.99
Winner of the Debut Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2019   When you make eye contact, when you hold someone's gaze, it’s the closest thing to knowing you're not alone in the world.   After 32 years of living her life in the dark, Jil ... more
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PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times by New York Times - £17.99
It began in New York City on June 28, 1969.   When police raided the Stonewall Inn — a bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, known as a safe haven for gay men — violent demonstrations and protests broke out in response. The Stonewall ... more
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Pride: Photographs After Stonewall by Fred W. McDarrah - £20.00
Foreword by Peter Tatchell and Hilton Als, and introduction by Allen Ginsberg and Jill Johnston.  The ultimate visual chronicle of life in New York's gay community following the Stonewall Riots, by the late Fred W. McDarrah, published in time ... more
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins - £12.99
'They say I must be put to death for what happened to Madame, and they want me to confess. But how can I confess what I don't believe I've done?'   1826, and all of London is in a frenzy. Crowds gather at the gates of the Old Bailey to watch a ... more
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Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister by Anne Choma - £8.99
'There are more ways than one of being happy… I am living proof of this.'   Anne Lister was remarkable. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her lesbian sexuality, she forged her own path in a society that had no language to defin ... more
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Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life by Riyadh Khalaf - £8.99
Yay! You're gay! Or maybe you're bi. Or maybe you just feel different... in time, that difference will become the greatest gift you could ask for. It will bring you love, a sense of identity, a new community, and eventually the freedom to be yourself ... more
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50 Years Legal: Five Decades of Fighting for Equal Rights by Simon Napier-Bell, edited with Mark Neeter - £12.99
This is both the story of the 50-year battle for equal rights and deeply personal accounts from high profile politicians, comedians, actors and others in the public arena.  The book features contributions from David Hockney, Stephen Fry, Julian Clar ... more
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Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala - £8.99
In the long-anticipated novel from the author of the critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation, a revelation shared between two privileged teenagers from very different backgrounds sets off a chain of events with devastating consequences.  On the ... more
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Proud: Stories, Poetry and Art on the Theme of Pride by Juno Dawson (Editor) - £7.99
A stirring, bold and moving anthology of stories and poetry by top LGBTQ+ YA authors and new talent, giving their unique responses to the broad theme of pride. Each story has an illustration by an artist identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community. C ... more
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Gentleman Jack: A Biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist by Angela Steidele - £8.99
Anne Lister was a Yorkshire heiress, an intrepid world traveller and a proud lesbian during a time when it was difficult simply to be female. She chose to remain unmarried, dressed all in black and spoke openly of her lack of interest in men. The fir ... more
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Enigma Variations by André Aciman - £8.99
From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man’s path throug ... more
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Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman - £10.99
Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. An LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between - for fans of The Art of Being Normal, Holly Bourne and Love, Simon.   Charlie and Nick are at the same sch ... more
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Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis - £10.99
Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.   In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in ... more
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We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology by Ryan Vance and Michael Lee Richardson (Editors) - £8.99
From drag queens and discos, to black holes and monsters, these stories and poems wrestle with love and loneliness and the fight to be seen. By turns serious and fantastical, hilarious and confrontational, We Were Always Here addresses the fears, mys ... more
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A Love Story for Bewildered Girls by Emma Morgan - £12.99
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 friends, but ... more
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Help by Simon Amstell - £8.99
"A beautiful and clever book about being human."(Russell Brand) COMEDY. TRAGEDY. THERAPY.  Simon Amstell did his first stand-up gig at the age of thirteen. His parents had just divorced and puberty was confusing. Trying to be funny solved ... more
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To Be Perfectly Honest by Jess Vallance - £6.99
The second book in a brilliantly funny YA series featuring the trials and embarrassing tribulations of teenager Gracie Dart. 'Gracie Dart is the screamingly funny YA heroine I've been waiting for' – Harriet Reuter Hapgood   Uncovering a fami ... more
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Never Anyone But You by Rupert Thomson - £8.99
Based on actual events, Never Anyone But You is the gripping, beautifully written story of a love affair between two revolutionary female artists who challenged the conventions of art and gender during the long twentieth century.  A small cit ... more
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Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets by Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton - £16.99
Rose and Rosie are known for their candid and hilarious YouTube videos... but now they are taking oversharing to a whole new level. Discussing sexuality, revealing secrets and empowering others, OVERSHARE is a book packed with Rose and Rosie’s uniq ... more
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Drapetomania: Or The Narrative of Cyrus Tyler & Abednego Tyler, Lovers by John R Gordon - £15.99
Drapetomania n. (obs): the pathological psychological condition wherein a slave feels compelled to escape his master, however well that master treats him. Recommended treatment for this condition: firm discipline.  When house-servant Abednego ... more
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My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi - £10.99
My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman's exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age.  Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, th ... more
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Murmur by Will Eaves - £8.99
Shortlisted for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Longlisted for the 2019 Republic of Consciousness Prize  Taking its cue from the arrest and legally enforced chemical castration of the mathematician Alan Turing, Murmur is the account of a man who r ... more
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Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders, illustrated by Steven Salerno - £13.99
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's wor ... more
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust - £8.99
Sixteen-year-old Mina is motherless, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone—has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her ... more
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Pulp by Robin Talley - £7.99
From the award-winning author Robin Talley comes an inspiring new novel about the power of love to fight prejudice and hate.   Two women connected across generations through the power of words.  In 1955 eighteen-year-old Janet Jones must ... more
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One-Dimensional Queer by Roderick A. Ferguson - £14.99
The story of gay rights has long been told as one of single-minded focus on the fight for sexual freedom. Yet its origins are much more complicated than this single-issue interpretation would have us believe, and to ignore gay liberation's multidimen ... more
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A Pocket Biography of Wilde by Tony Potter - £4.50
Oscar Wilde was one of Ireland’s finest and most prolific 19th-century writers and a celebrated wit. He became a popular playwright in the early 1890s and is best remembered for his epigrams and plays, the novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the circ ... more
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In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde - £14.99
Works of Wilde’s annus mirabilis of 1891 in one volume, with an introduction by renowned British playwright.   In Praise of Disobedience draws on works from a single miraculous year in which Oscar Wilde published the larger part of his great ... more
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The Butch Lesbians of the '50s, '60s, and '70s Coloring Book by Avery Cassell and Jon Macy (Editors) - £16.99
Meet real life butches from all around the world in The Butch Lesbians of the 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book.  From our cover butch, badass Moroccan lover and reputed witch Cherifa Amina, to the ground-breaking curator Adrienne Fuzee, to Honey ... more
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Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith - £10.99
*WINNER OF THE FORWARD PRIZE FOR BEST COLLECTION 2018* *A Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry 2017*   Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a ground-breaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Do ... more
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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria's Queer Women Speak by Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu (Editors) - £12.99
“We decided to put together this collection of thirty narratives to correct the invisibility, the confusion, the caricaturising and the writing out of history.”   This stirring and intimate collection brings together 30 unique narratives t ... more
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TranScripts by Various authors - £2.99
Ten exciting new writers challenging what we think we know.   TranScripts was an exciting 8-week creative writing course for people in Liverpool who identify as trans* or non-binary gender, delivered in partnership with Writing on the Wall and Liv ... more
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Marriage Of A Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu - £9.99
Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. But when Lucky’s grandmo ... more
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