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Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World by Tomás Prower - £15.99
Queer Magic provides nourishment for LGBT+ souls and their allies who are interested in learning about the significant presence and influence of queer folks throughout history.  Explore fascinating insights into queer relationships and spiritual pra ... more
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Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption (Second Edition) by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott - £19.99
A new collection of stories from lesbian, gay and transgender foster and adoptive parents about the challenges and rewards of parenting children of all ages.  Interviews with some of the first LGBT families to adopt or foster also gives unique i ... more
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Kim Reaper: Grim Beginnings by Sarah Graley - £13.99
Part-Time Grim Reaper. Full-Time Cutie!   Like most university students, Kim works a part-time job to make ends meet. Unlike most university students, Kim's job is pretty cool: she's a grim reaper, tasked with guiding souls into the afterlife. ... more
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When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri - £8.99
From the acclaimed author of The Assistants comes another gutsy book about the importance of women taking the reins - this time, when it comes to love, sex, and self-acceptance.   When it comes to Cassidy, Katie can't think straight.   ... more
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Good As You: From Prejudice to Pride: 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flynn - £9.99
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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Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown - £7.99
"A sweet, sexy, honest teen romance that just happens to involve two girls — all the more charming for being so very ordinary."(Kirkus) Joanna meets the perfect girl for her and must decide whether to break a promise that could change everything ... more
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Yes, You Are Trans Enough: My Transition from Self-Loathing to Self-Love by Mia Violet - £14.99
With entertaining anecdotes and thoughtful observations, this memoir depicts the realities of being a trans woman - from bullying and botched coming out attempts to self-acceptance and love - whilst exploring the inaccuracies of trans representation ... more
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Moonstruck Volume 1: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, Kate Leth, Caitlin Quirk and Clayton Cowles - £8.99
Monsters, romance and magical hijinks - oh my!   In the little college town of Blitheton, fantasy creatures live cosy, normal lives right alongside humans, and werewolf barista Julie strives to be the most normal of all. But all heck breaks loose ... more
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The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues by Scottee (Editor) - £12.99
The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance.   Combining stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts f ... more
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Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg - £8.99
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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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin - £9.99
"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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Noah Could Never by Simon James Green - £7.99
Noah’s back, and more bananas!   He and Harry are now officially boyfriends, but is Noah ready for the difference? It’s no help that a group of cosmopolitan French exchange students have descended on Little Fobbing – including sexy Pier ... more
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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music by Darryl W. Bullock - £12.99
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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Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley - £9.99
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.   When Garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his ... more
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Bingo Love by Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge and Joy San - £8.99
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families.   Decades later, now in their mid-’60s, Hazel an ... more
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Written on the Body: Letters from Trans & Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence by Lexie Bean (Editor) - £13.99
Edited by Lexie Bean. Foreword and additional pieces by Dean Spade, Nyala Moon, Alex Valdes, Sawyer DeVuyst and Ieshai Bailey.   Written by and for trans and non-binary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body off ... more
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Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame by Matthew Todd - £9.99
WINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017 SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017   Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family. Part memoir, part ground-breaking polemic, it looks ... more
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Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day by Peter Ackroyd - £9.99
*** A Sunday Times Bestseller ***   In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria (‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses), fornices (brothels) and thermiae (hot baths). Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops, monks and ... more
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Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words: The Authorised Biography by Boel Westin - £14.99
Translated from Swedish by Silvester Mazzarella.   The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. ... more
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Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - £7.99
From the author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, it's Simon's best friend Leah's turn to take centre stage.   When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat- but real life isn't always so rhythmic.   The only child of a s ... more
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Towards a Gay Communism: Elements of a Homosexual Critique by Mario Mieli - £18.99
First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory – now available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation.   Among the most important works ev ... more
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50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Legends by Will Larnach-Jones - £10.00
Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queer Music Icons Who Changed the World is a tribute to queer ground breakers who changed the face of music and popular culture.   LGBTQ+ musicians have been pushing for change sinc ... more
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Skylarks by Karen Gregory - £7.99
Karen Gregory's heartfelt, thought-provoking second novel about love against the odds is perfect for readers of Lisa Williamson, Sara Barnard and Sarah Crossan.   When she was little, Joni used to have dreams that she could fly. But these days ... more
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Women by Chloe Caldwell - £10.00
"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 cit ... more
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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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LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa M. Stulberg - £15.99
In recent years, there has been substantial progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights in the United States. We are now, though, in a time of incredible political uncertainty for queer people. LGBTQ Social Movemen ... 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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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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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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