OTR October 2013 Nominations

Fall is in the air.  Leaves are changing their colors.  It gets dark earlier.  Settle into your favorite chair and read the following 14 works which have been nominated by at least one of our jurors for inclusion in this year’s Over the Rainbow List.

Chavez, Michael. Haze. Regal Crest Enterprises.

Enszer, Julie R. Sisterhood. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Erhardt, Jean. Small Town Trouble. Lethe Press.

Evaristo, Bernardine. Mr. Loverman. Penguin Books, UK—Hamish Hamilton Imprint

Gaskin, Gerard. Legendary: Inside the House Ball Scene. Duke University Press.

Griffith, Nicola. Hild. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Hennessy, Christopher. Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire. University of Wisconsin Press.

Howe, Cymene. Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua. Duke University Press.

Pena, Susana. Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami. University of Minnesota Press.

Picano, Felice. 20th Century Un-limited. Bold Strokes Books.

Plante, David. Becoming a Londoner: A Diary. Bloomsbury USA.

Scott, Melissa and Amy Griswold. Death by Silver. Lethe Press.

Silva, Linda Kay. Magical Echo. Sapphire Books Publishing.

Whitaker, Rick. An Honest Ghost. Jaded Ibis Press.


OTR September 2013 Nominations

The vacations are over. Outdoor pools are shutting down.  The season starts changing.  It’s time to get back to school and work.  And how about getting back to some reading?  Having been nominated by at least one juror of our committee, the following 16 works will be considered for this year’s Over the Rainbow List.

Apelquist, Eva. LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide. Scarecrow Press.

Baumgardner, Jennifer and Madeliene Kunin, Editors. We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality. Akashic Books.

Bell, Brad. Husbands. Dark Horse Books.

Bergman, S. Bear. Blood, Marriage, Wine, Glitter. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Cardamone, Tom, Editor. The Lavander Menace: Tales of Queer Villiany. Northwest Press.

Choi, Susan. My Education. Viking.

Claxton, Crin. A Supernatural Detective. Bold Strokes.

Dohrenwend, Anne. Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Kids. New Horizon Press.

Edward-Stout, Kergan. Gifts Not Yet Given and Other Tales of the Holidays. Circumspect Press.

Harris, Reginald. Autogeography. Northwestern University Press.

McCourt, James. Lasting City. Liveright Editions.

Packard, Georgeann. Paint the Bird. The Permanent Press.

Parker, Suzanne. Viral. Alice James Books.

Sellner, Edward C. The Double: Male Eros, Friendships and Mentoring—From Gilgamesh to Kerouac. Lethe Press.

Skinner, M.L.. Blue Light Special. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Zelman, David (Mohamed, Mohammed al Mohammad and Youssef Fakin). Al-Qaeda’s Super Secret Weapon. Northwest Press.


OTR Summer 2013 Nominations

Summer is great time to vacation on the beach and curl up with a wonderful read.  Our jurors did a lot of that.  Thirty-three outstanding GLBTRT works were nominated by at least one member of our committee for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Antoniou, Laura. The Killer Wore Leather. Cleis Press.

Argo, Rhiannon. Girls I’ve Run Away With. Moonshine Press.

Benjamin, Larry. Damaged Angels. Beaten Track Publishing.

Blackadder, Jesse. The Raven’s Heart: A Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots. Bywater Books.

Bowes, Richard. Dust Devil on a Quiet Street. Lethe Press.

Brandreth, Gyles. Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol. Touchstone Books.

Brechneff, Christian. The Greek House. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chandler, Jessica. Pickle in the Middle Murder. Midnight Ink.

Christensen, Charles “Zan” and Carol Queen, Editors. Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight. Northwest Press.

Derfner, Joel. Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family. University of Wisconsin Press.

Elias, Rayya. Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk,  from the Middle East to the Lower Eastside. Viking Adult.

Fishner, Shiri. Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution. Seal Press.

Glave, Thomas. Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh. Akashic Books.

Hall, Alexis. Glitterland. Riptide Publishing.

Hardy, Janet. Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals. Beyond Binary Books.

Hoffman, Joanna. Running for Trap Doors. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Killeen, Andrew. The Khalifah’s Mirror. Dedalus Limited.

Law, Janice. Fires of London. Mysterious Press.

Liss, Sarah. Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro. Coach House Books.

Maroh, Julie. Blue is the Warmest Color (Blue Angel). Arsenal Pulp Press.

McMullin, Dan Taulapapa. Coconut Milk. University of Arizona Press.

Meis, Vincent. Down in Cuba. Fallen Bros. Press.

Noterdaeme, Filip. Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart. Outpost 19 Books.

Purdy, James. The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy. W.W. Norton.

Shore, John. Unfair: Christians and the LGBT Question. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform.

Stone, Carrie and John G. Culhane. Same Sex Legal Kit for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons.

Tolbert, TC and Tim Trace Peterson. Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetics. Nightboat Press.

van Praag, Menna. The House at the End of Hope Street. Pamela Dorman Books.

Wearing, Alison. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad. Knopf Canada.

Weyer, Hannah. On the Come Up. Nan A. Talese.

Wharton, James. Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier. Biteback Publishing.

Wheeler, Deborah. Collaborators. Dragon Moon Press.

Worsley, Kate. She Rises: A Novel. Bloomsbury USA.



OTR June 2013 Nominations

What a month of June: the Supreme Court rulings, the Pride celebrations, and the American Library Annual Conference in Chicago!  As history was being made, was there any time for reading? Sixteen new works have been nominated by at least one of our committee for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Abbott, Alysia. Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. W.W. Norton and Company.

Beach-Ferrara, Jasmine. Damn Love. Ig Publishing.

Chin, Alan. The Plain of Bitter Honey. Bold Strokes Books.

Duron, Lori. Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous Gender Creative Son. Broadway Books.

Friedman, Jason K. Fire Year. Sarabande Books.

LoGiudice, Joseph and Michael Carosone, Editors. Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian-American Men. Bordighera Press.

Mordden, Ethan. The Passionate Attention of Interesting Men. Magus Books.

Nolan, Monica. Maxine Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante.  Kensington Publishing.

Pemberton, Sarah. The Fainting Room. Ig Publishing.

Road, Cristy C. Spit and Passion. The Feminist Press.

Roberts, Ann. Point of Betrayal. Bella Books.

Sloin, Hillary. Art on Fire. Bywater Books.

Somer, Mehmet Murat. The Serenity Murders. Penguin Group.

Tiemeyer, Phil. Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants. University of California Press.

Waldron, John. A Father’s Angels. Hurst Brandon Press.

Wrenn, Greg. Centaur. University of Wisconsin Press.


OTR May 2013 Nominations

After April, May brought 31 new works to the attention of our jurors.  The following have all been nominated by at least one of our committee for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Berstein, Mary and Verta Taylor. Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Lesbian and Gay Movement. University of Minnesota Press.

Cullen, Nancy Jo. Canary. Biblioasis Books.

Duberman, Martin. Martin Duberman Reader. The New Press.

Dumesnil. Cheryl. Love Song for Baby X. Ig Publishing.

Fahey, Paul, ed. The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, and Moving On. JMS Books LLC.

Frangione, Lucia. Leave of Absence. Talon books.

Georges, Nicole J. Calling Dr. Laura. Mariner Books.

Gonzalez, Roberto. Red-Inked Retablos. University of Arizona Press.

Henderson, Lisa. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production. NYU Press.

Herrada, Gilles. Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love. Select books.

Hoffert, Melanie. Prairie Silence. Beacon Press.

Hoffman, Amy. Lies About My Family. University of Massachusetts Press.

Hume, Robert J. Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States. Oxford University Press.

Jarnot, Lisa. Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus: A Biography. University of California Press.

Johnson, Tenea and Steve Berman, ed. Heiresses of Russ 2013. Lethe Press.

Krughoff, Laura. My Brother’s Name: A Novel. Scarletta Press.

Leddick, David. The Beauty of Men Never Dies. University of Wisconsin Press.

Mann, Jeff. A Romantic Mann. Lethe Press.

McKenna, Neil. Fanny & Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England. Faber and Faber.

Nikolopoulos, Angelo. Obscenely Yours. Alice James Books.

Rich, B. Ruby. New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Duke University Press.

Sadowski, Michael. In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood. Temple University Press.

Savage, Dan. American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Dutton.

Shelton, Michael. Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in their Neighborhoods. Beacon Press.

Short, Donn. Don’t be So Gay: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe. University of British Columbia Press.

Van Cleve, Stewart. Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press.

Volpert, Megan. This Assignment is so Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Walby, Kevin. Touching Encounters: Sex, Work, and Male-to-Male Internet Escorting. University of Chicago Press.

Winterson, Jeanette. The Daylight Gate. Hammer Books.

Woods, Chavisa. The Albino Album. Seven Stories Press.

Yue, Audrey. Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.


OTR April 2013 Nominations

Spring beckons; our jurors read.  Hope everyone had a festive National Library Week.  At least one member of our committee has nominated the following for consideration in this year’s Over the Rainbow list.

Barth, Kelly. My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus. Arktoi Press.

Barton, Bernadette. Pray the Gay Away: Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU Press.

Bergman, David. Fortunate Light. Midsummer’s Night Press.

Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. Topside Press.

Borich, Barrie Jean. Body Geographic. University of Nebraska Press.

Bouchard, Michel Marc. Tom at the Farm. Talon Books.

Davis, Theresa. After This We Go Dark. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Davis, Will. The Trapese Artist. Bloombury USA.

Dawn, Amber. How Poetry Saved My Life. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Dimitrov, Alex. Begging for It. Fourway Books.

Elledge, Jim and David Groff. Ed. Who’s Yer Daddy: Gay Writers Celebrate their Mentors and Forerunners. University of Wisconsin Press.

Finbow, Steve. Allen Ginsberg. Reaktion Books.

Foster, Guy Mark. The Rest of Us. Tincture Press.

Gonzalez, Roberto. Autobiography of My Hungers. University of Wisconsin Press.

Gundy, Bud. Elf Gift. CreateSpace.

Klarman, Michael. From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. Oxford University Press.

Kramer, Richard. These Things Happen. Unbridled Books.

Levy, E.J. Love, in Theory. University of Georgia Press.

Liegegott, Ali. Cha Ching!. City Lights Publishers.

Lord, Catherine and Richard Meyer. Art and Queer Culture. Phaidon Press.

Margolick, David. Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Home Burns. Other Press.

Pierceson, Jason. Ed. Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance. Lexington Books.

Powell, Kanithea. Butch: Never Judge a Butch by her Cover. Qwest Press.

San Filippo, Maria. The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television. Indiana University Press.

Schimel, Lawrence. Deleted Names. Midsummer’s Night Press.

Suri, Manil. City of Devi. W.W. Norton & Company.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. End of San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.

Trasandes, Monica. Broken Like This. Thomas Dunne.

Warner, Sara. Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure. University of Michigan Press.



OTR March 2013 Nominations

After a successful ALA Midwinter Conference in Seattle (Check out the 2013 Over The Rainbow List: 84 LGBT Books for Adult Readers at www.glbtrt.ala.org/overtherainbow), the OTR jurors went to work reading new titles. The following have all been nominated for consideration for this year’s Over the Rainbow List by at least one member of the committee:

Baim, Tracy. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT community Newspapers in America. Create Space.

Benemann, William. Men In Eden: William Drummond and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. Bison Books.

Berry, Selisse, Editor. Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.

Cooper, T. Real Man Adventures. McSweeny’s.

Currier, James. What Comes Around. Chelsea Station Editions.

Daring, C.B., et al. Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire. AK Press.

Destino, Nicolas. Heartwreck. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Ditto, Beth and Michelle Tea. Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir. Spiegel & Grau.

Dubé, Peter, Editor. Best Gay Stories 2012. Lethe Press.

Edwards, Dylan. Transposes. Northwest Press.

Fields, L.A. My Dear Watson. Lethe Press.

Hernandez, Gilbert. Julio’s Day. Fantagraphics Books.

Kelly, Collin. Render. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Klaber, William. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell. Greenleaf Book Press.

Leach, Marlene. The Inscrutable Mr. Elizabeth. Spinsters Ink.

Marans, Jon. A Strange and Separate People. Chelsea Station Editions.

Milk, Harvey. An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings. University of California Press.

Negrón, Luis. Mundo Cruel. Seven Stories Press.

Pierceson, Jason. Same Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rumaker, Michael. Robert Duncan in San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.

Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Cinco Puntos Press.

Schulman, Sarah. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. Duke University Press.

Smith, Aaron. Appetite. University of Pittsburgh Press.

Tarttelin, Abigail. Golden Boy. Atria Books.

Terry, Daniel Nathan. Waxwings. Lethe Press.

Thompson, Joyce. How to Greet Strangers. Lethe Press.

Tomaso, Carla. Frozen. Carma Publishing.

Vine, Barbara. The Child’s Child. Scribner.

Vitagliano, Paul. Born this Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay. Quick Books.

Walker, William S. Desire: Tales of New Orleans. Chelsea Station Editions.

Witkowski, Michal. Lovetown. Portobello Books.

Wojnarowicz, David, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger. 7 Miles a Second. Fantagraphics Books.

Yip Lo Kam, Lucetta. Shanghai Lelas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China. Hong Kong University Press.