Booklist - Gay Lives & Histories

See also booklist: Lesbian & Gay History.

(See also these related booklists: LGBTQ Lives and History, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Bisexual Lives and Histories, Queer Lives and Theory, Transgender Lives & Histories, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writers and Poets, Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans People of Colour, ).

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There are 93 books in this booklist - they are listed in order of year of publication. Newest titles are at the top. (We may not have all of them in stock right now, get in touch to find out)

Odd Men Out: Male Homosexuality in Britain from Wolfenden to Gay Liberation, 1954 – 1970 by John-Pierre Joyce, £10.99 (paperback, 2019) ISBN 9781912881673

Mercury and Me: An Intimate Memoir By the Man Freddie Loved by Jim Hutton, with Tim Wapshott, £9.99 (paperback, 2019) ISBN 9781526614506

Yay! You're Gay! Now What? A Gay Boy's Guide to Life by Riyadh Khalaf, £8.99 (paperback, 2019) ISBN 9781786031914

Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis, £10.99 (hardback, 2019) ISBN 9781787301221

Help by Simon Amstell, £8.99 (paperback, 2019) ISBN 9781784705695

A Pocket Biography of Wilde by Tony Potter, £4.50 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9780717179459

In Praise of Disobedience: The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Other Writings by Oscar Wilde, £14.99 (hardback, 2018) ISBN 9781788730334

Modern Nature: The Journals of Derek Jarman by Derek Jarman, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781784873875

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781784161040

Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith and Family by Garrard Conley, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780008276980

Straight Jacket: Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame by Matthew Todd, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780552778404

Standing in the Wings: The Beatles, Brian Epstein and Me by Joe Flannery, £15.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9780750987608

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes, £9.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781408890615

The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir by Peter Gajdics, £17.99 (paperback, 2018) ISBN 9781941932087

Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man by Chike Frankie Edozien, £11.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780995516236

Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero by Michael Ford, £15.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780809153084

Fighting Proud: The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne, £17.99 (hardback, 2017) ISBN 9781784538743

Football's Coming Out: Life As a Gay Fan and Player by Neil Beasley, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9780992658564

Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas, £8.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781781258682

Master of Ceremonies: A Memoir by Joel Grey, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781250057259

My Mourning Year: A Memoir of Bereavement, Discovery and Hope by Andrew Marshall, £9.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781910453315

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement by Cleve Jones, £14.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781472126658

Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz, £10.99 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781786890276

Alan Turing: The Life of a Genius by Dermot Turing, £6.00 (paperback, 2017) ISBN 9781841657561

Straight Jacket by Matthew Todd, £16.99 (hardback, 2016) ISBN 9780593069776

Kid Gloves: A Voyage Round My Father by Adam Mars-Jones, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781846148774

Every Time a Friend Succeeds Something Inside Me Dies: The Life of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini, £10.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9780349139401

The Trial of Roger Casement by Fionnuala Doran, £12.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910593202

What's Your Pride Story? by Various authors, compiled by Liverpool Pride and Writing on the Wall, £2.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781910580127

Greek Homosexuality by K. J. Dover, £24.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781474257152

Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS by Martin Duberman, £14.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781620971925

Wolfenden's Witnesses: Homosexuality in Postwar Britain by Brian Lewis, £20.00 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781137321480

On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks, £9.99 (paperback, 2016) ISBN 9781447264064

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp, £9.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780006540441

Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o Lgbt Activism by Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors), £17.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781477307304

The Adventures of a Happy Homosexual by Terry Sanderson, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781786102331

Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America by C. Winter Han, £17.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781479855209

Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain by John Potvin, £19.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781784991098

The Essential Ginsberg by Allen Ginsberg, £12.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9780141398990

More Fool Me by Stephen Fry, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781405918831

Carsick by John Waters, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781472118936

The Flaneur by Edmund White, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408864760

Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White, £8.99 (paperback, 2015) ISBN 9781408837764

Black and Gay in the UK: An Anthology by Rikki Beadle-Blair and John R Gordon (Editors), £10.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780956971968

Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781784700089

Pink Triangle: The Feuds and Private Lives of Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote... by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince, £15.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781936003372

Fathomless Riches: Or How I Went from Pop to Pulpit by Richard Coles, £20.00 (hardback, 2014) ISBN 9780297870302

Maggie & Me by Damian Barr, £7.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781408838099

The Life and Loves of a He Devil by Graham Norton, £20.00 (hardback, 2014) ISBN 9781444790252

Becoming a Londoner by David Plante, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781408840115

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father by Alysia Abbott, £9.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9780393348903

The Oldest Gay in the Village by George Montague, £8.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781782199168

Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East by Benjamin Law, £12.99 (paperback, 2014) ISBN 9781627780360

Oscar Wilde and His Circle by Simon Callow, £9.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781855144781

Liberation: Diaries, Vol 3 by Christopher Isherwood, £16.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9780099575474

It's Ok To Be Gay: Celebrity Coming out Stories by Alison Stokes (Editor), £7.99 (paperback, 2013) ISBN 9781909624122

Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780099561071

Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano, £11.99 (hardback, 2012) ISBN 9781594745997

Bohemian Rhapsody: the Definitive Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9781444733693

If It Wasn't Love: Sex, Death and God by Bernard J. Lynch, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9781846949180

The Sixties Diaries Volume Two 1960-1969 by Christopher Isherwood, £25.00 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780099565222

Point to Point Navigation by Gore Vidal, £9.99 (paperback, 2012) ISBN 9780349139104

Freddie Mercury: The Biography by Laura Jackson, £10.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780749956080

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts, £18.00 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780285640191

Autofellatio by James Maker, £9.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9782919595143

Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan, £7.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780091938383

Born Brilliant: The Life of Kenneth Williams by Christopher Stevens, £12.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781848541979

The Fry Chronicles: A Memoir by Stephen Fry, £8.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780141039800

My Life in Pieces: An Alternative Autobiography by Simon Callow, £14.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781848421714

City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s by Edmund White, £9.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9781408809426

Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East by Brian Whitaker, £10.99 (paperback, 2011) ISBN 9780863564833

Queer (25th Anniversary edition) by William S. Burroughs, £9.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780141189918

Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love by Sheila Rowbotham, £32.99 (paperback, 2009) ISBN 9781844674213

King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin, £12.99 (paperback, 2008) ISBN 9780872864900

First Person Queer: Who We are (so Far) by Edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel, £14.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9781551522272

Memoirs by Tennessee Williams, £12.99 (paperback, 2007) ISBN 9780141189291

The Lavender Locker Room: 300 Years of Great Athletes Whose Sexual Orientation Was Different by Patricia Nell Warren, £17.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 9781889135076

Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship by Simon Callow, £12.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 9781854599766

Queer London; perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957. by Matt Houlbrook, £13.00 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0226354628

My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornography and Prostitution by Aiden Shaw, £9.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0786717432

My Lives by Edmund White, £10.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0747579644

A Young Man's Passage by Julian Clary, £9.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0091908728

Breakfast with Tiffany: An Uncle's Memoir by Edwin John Wintle, £6.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 1416511172

The Way We Are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century by Edited by Ben Summerskill, £18.99 (paperback, 2006) ISBN 0826487858

Foucault: A Very Short Introduction by Gary Gutting, £7.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 9780192805577

Edward Carpenter 1844-1929: Prophet of Human Fellowship by Chushichi Tsuzuki, £30.99 (paperback, 2005) ISBN 0521019591

Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood by David Strah and Susanna Margolis, £12.99 (paperback, 2004) ISBN 9781585423330

Moab is My Washpot by Stephen Fry, £9.99 (paperback, 2004) ISBN 9780099457046

Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar by Colm Tibn, £9.99 (paperback, 2010) ISBN 9780330491389

Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance by A. B. Christa Schwarz, £16.99 (paperback, 2003) ISBN 9780253216076

Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea by Paul Baker and Jo Stanley, £25.99 (paperback, 2003) ISBN 0582772141

An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin by Gad Beck, £18.95 (paperback, 2000) ISBN 0299165043

Moffies: Gay Life in Southern Africa by Bart Luirink, £10.95 (paperback, 2000) ISBN 9780864864420