Under Consideration

September 2014

The following 21 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.


Bloom, Amy. Lucky Us: A Novel. Random House.

Boone, Joseph Allen. The Homoerotics of Orientalism. Columbia University Press.

Bronski, Michael, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico. You Can Tell Just by Looking and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People. Beacon Press.

Calderwood, Brent. The God of Longing. Sibling Rivalry Press.

D’Emilio, John. In A New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life. University of Wisconsin Press.

Frank, Walter. Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Justice in a Divided Democracy. Rutgers Press.

Gevisser, Mark. Lost and Found in Johannesburg. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Gore, Ariel. The End of Eve. Hawthorne Books.

Halkitis, Perry N. The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resistance. Oxford University Press.

Jones, Saeed. Prelude to Bruise. Coffee House Press.

McBee, Thomas Page. Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. City Lights/Sister Spit.

Mills, Stephen S. A History of the Unmarried. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Nava, Michael. City of Palaces. University of Wisconsin Press.

Owens-Reid, Danielle and Kristin Russo. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Chronicle Books.

Pasolini, Pier Paolo. The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition. University of Chicago Press.

Poucher, Judith. State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties. University Press of Florida.

Rhodes, Dennis. The Letter I. Chelsea Station Editions.

Snyder-Hill, Stephen. Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Potomac Books.

Thornton, Marshall. My Favorite Uncle. Wilde City Press.

Tiwary, Vivek. The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. Dark Horse Comics.

Waters, Sarah. The Paying Guests. Riverhead Hardcover.


August 2014

The following 13 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.

Alonzo, Jesús. Jotos Del Barrio. Kórima Press.

Anderson-Minshall, Diane and Jacob. Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders. Bold Stroke Books.

Bass, Ellen. Like a Beggar. Copper Canyon Press.

Beachy, Robert. Gay Berlin. Knopf.

Becker, Jo. Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality. Penguin.

Berman, Steve, ed. Best Gay Stories 2014. Lethe Press.

Berman, Steve, ed. Where Thy Dark Eye Glances. Lethe Press.

Castillo, Ana. Give It To Me. Feminist Press.

Ghaziani, Amin. There Goes The Gayborhood? Princeton University Press.

Guibert, Herve. The Mausoleum of Lovers: Journals 1976-1991. Nightboat Books.

Hyde, Langley. Highfell Grimoires. Blind Eye Books.

Minichello, Victor and John Scott. Male Sex Work and Society. Harrington Park Press.

Nguyen, Hieu. This Way To The Sugar. Write Bloody Press.


July 2014

The following 28 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.

Adelina, Anthony. Las Hociconas: Three Locas with Big Mouths and Even Bigger Brains. Kórima Press.

Chincilla, Maya. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética. Kórima Press.

Cho, Tom. Look Who’s Morphing. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Cianni, Vincent. Gays in the Military. Daylight Books.

Coyote, Ivan and Rae Spoon. Gender Failure. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Currin, Jen. School. Coach House Books.

Ebersole, Dave. Dash #1. Northwest Press.

Edwards, B.C. From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes. Black Lawrence Press.

Fields, L.A. Dysfunction. Queer Mojo.

Foley, Laura. Joy Street. Headmistress Press.

Frank, Judith. All I Love and Know. Harper Collins.

Fu, Kim. For Today I Am a Boy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Harris, Sam. Ham: Slices of a Life. Simon and Schuster.

Hart, Ellen. Taken by the Wind. Minotaur Books.

Hernandez, Daisy. A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir. Beacon Press.

Herrera y Lozano, Lorenzo. Amorcito Maricón. Kórima Press.

Hilderbrand, Lucas. Paris is Burning: A Queer Film Classic. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Lange, Chris. Capitol Hillbillies Volume One. Northwest Press.

Law, Janice. Moon Over Tangier. Mysterious Press.

Logan, Christopher. d.r.a.g.: bookthefilm edition. Bookthefilm Publishing.

Mahoney, Jerry. Mommy Man: How I went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad. Taylor Trad Publishing.

Marbut, Damon. Human Crutches. Bareback Press.

Meriam, Mary. Girlie Calendar. Headmistress Press.

Miles, Barry. Call Me Burroughs: A Life. Twelve.

Moise, Lenelle. Haiti Glass. City Lights Publishers.

Mutchler, Terry. Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America. Seal Press.

Schrag, Ariel. Adam. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Walton, Jo. My Real Children. Tor.



June 2014

The following 31 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.

Aletti, Vince and Peter Hujar. Peter Hujar: Love & Lust. Fraenkel Gallery.

Als, Hilton. White Girls. McSweeneys.

Boies, David and Theodore B. Olson. Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality. Viking Adult.

Brodhus, Charlie. All the Heat We Could Carry. Main Street Rag.

Browne, John. The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business. Harper Business.

Cleaves, Rachel Hope. Charity and Sylvia: A Same Sex Marriage in Early America. Oxford University Press.

Dia, Felix. Nochita. City Lights Publishers.

Douglas, Orville Lloyd. Under My Skin. Guernica Editions.

Duberman, Martin. Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS. New Press.

Griner, Brittney. In My Skin: My Life on and off the Basketball Court. It Books.

Hamilton, Ian. The Water Rat of Wanchai. Picador.

Hanhardt, Christina. Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and Politics of Violence. Duke University Press.

Jenkins, Janette. Firefly. Europa Editions.

Johnson, Dominic, ed. Pleading in the Blood: the art and performances of Ron Athey. Live Art Development Agency/Intellect.

Kobayashi, Tamai. Prairie Ostrich. Goose Lane.

Lambert, Sheela, ed. Best Bi Fiction. Gressive Press.

L’Heureux, John. The Medici Boy. Astor and Blue.

Lim, Elisha. 100 Crushes. Koyama Press.

Miaojin, Qiu. Last Words from Montmartre. New York Review Books Classics.

Najmabadi, Afsaneh. Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran. Duke University Press.

Nickerson, Billeh. Artificial Cherry. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Ochoa, Marcia. Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela. Duke University Press.

Picano, Felice. True Stories Too: People and Places From My Past. Chelsea Station Editions.

Prose, Francine. Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: a novel. Harper Collins.

Smith, Tom Rob. The Farm. Grand Central Publishing.

Spinelli, Frank. Pee-Shy. Kensington Books.

Sprecher, Lorrie. Pissing in a River. Feminist Press.

Theall, Michelle. Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir.  Gallery Books.

Walsh, Kenneth M. Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? Riverdale Avenue Books.

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

Wilson, L. Lamar. Prime: Poetry and Conversation. Sibling Rivalry Press.


May 2014

The following nineteen books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.


Allred, Alexandra. Roadkill. The Writer’s Coffee Shop.

Balay, Anne. Steel Closets: Voice of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers. University of North Carolina Press.

Borland, Bryan and Seth Pennington, eds. Assaracus: Joy Exhaustible. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Chase, Clifford. The Tooth Fairy: Parents, Lovers, and Other Wayward Deities. Overlook Press.

Cunningham, Michael. The Snow Queen. Farrar, Straus  and Giroux.

Harvey, Vickie L. Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population. Lexington Books.

Kearney, Greg. The Desperates. Cormorant Books.

Kimport, Katma. Queering Marriage: Challenging Family Formation in the United States. Rutgers University Press.

Leib, Bart L., ed. Fierce Family. Crossed Genre Publications.

Lifshitz, Sebastien. The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride. Rizzoli.

Meisner, Natalie. Double Pregnant: Two Lesbians Make a Family. Fernwood Publishing.

Reid, Catherine. Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home. Beacon Press.

Snorton, C. Riley. Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low. University of Minnesota Press.

Summers, A.K. Pregnant Butch: Nine Long Months Spent in Drag. Softskull Press.

Vinten, Robyn. Bruceville. Tollington Press.

Volpert, Megan. Only Ride. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Walters, Suzanne Danuta. The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality. NYU Press.

Wetlaufer, Valerie. Mysterious Acts By My People. Sibling Rivalry Press.

White, Edward. The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


April 2014

The following eleven books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.


Argetsinger, Gerald, Jeff Layer, and Johnny Townsend, eds. Latter-Gay Saints (An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction). Lethe Press.

Brooks, Sarah. The Beginning of Us. Riptide Publishing.

Conrad, Ryan. Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion. AK Press.

Daniels, David J. Clean. Four Way Books.

Donoghue, Emma. Frog Music. Little Brown.

Duncan, Sandy Frances and George Szantoi. Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island. Touchwood Editions.

Gunn, Drewey Wayne and Jaime Harker, eds. 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage. University of Massachusetts Press.

McCune Jr., Jeffrey Q. Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing. University of Chicago Press.

Moscowitz, Leigh. The Battle Over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism Through the Media. University of Illinois Press.

Queyras, Sina. MxT. Coach House Books.

Valante, Tal. Mindscape. Riptide Publishing.


March 2014

The following sixteen books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.


Allen, Mariette Pathy. TransCuba. Daylight Books.

Cogswell, Kelly. Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger. University of Minnesota Press.

Kugle, Scott Sriaj al-Haqq. Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. NYU Press.

Leavitt, David. The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel. Bloombury USA.

Livingston, Chip. Naming Ceremony. Lethe Press.

Mann, Randall. Straight Razor. Persea Books.

Novo, Salvador. Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets. University of Texas Press.

Nyeck, S.N. and Marc Epprecht, eds. Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, Citizenship. McGill Queens University Press.

Osman, Diriye. Fairytales for Lost Children. Angelica Entertainment LTD.

Parkinson, R.B. and Kate Smith. A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World. Columbia University Press.

Pritchard, Melissa. Palmerino. Bellevue Literary Press.

Sicha, Choire. Very Recent History. HarperCollins.

Silva, Linda Kay. Echo’s Revenge. Sapphire Books.

Stafford, Zach, ed. Boys: An Anthology. Thought Catalog.

Steele, Valerie, ed. A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. Yale University Press.

Strub, Sean. Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival. Scribner.


February 2014

The following sixteen books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.


Broder, Michael. This Life Now. A Midsummer Night’s Press.

Crowe, Roewan. Quivering Land. Arbeiter Ring Publishing.

Karaminas, Vicki and Adam Geczy. Queer Style (Subcultural Style). Bloombury Academic.

Kirby, Rob. Qu33r. Northwest Press.

Maupin, Armistead. Days of Anna Madrigal. Harper.

Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and So Much More. Atria Books.

Obomsawin, Diane. On Loving Women. Drawn & Quarterly.

Pugh, Tison. Queer Chivalry: Medievalism and the Myth of White Masculinity in Southern Literature. Louisiana State University Press.

Rivers, Daniel W. Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers and their Children in the United States Since World War II. University of North Carolina Press.

Serano, Julia. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Seal Press.

Sheldon, Jean. She Overheard Murder. Wellworth Publishing/Bast Press.

Teeman, Tim. In Bed With Gore Vidal. Magnus Books.

Xavier, Emanuel. Nefarious. Queer Mojo.

Wade, Julie Marie. When I Was Straight. A Midsummer Night’s Press.

Wescott, Glenway. A Visit to Priapus. University of Wisconsin Press.

White, Edmund. Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris. Bloomsbury USA.


And the nominees are..

The Over the Rainbow Committee is proud to announce the list of nominees for the next Over the Rainbow List. We have a total of 175 books under consideration this year, each nominated by at least one member of the committee, and will be working hard between now and the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January to determine our final list. Check back here after ALA Midwinter 2014 to see our complete annotated bibliography. In the meantime, check out some of these great LGBT titles!

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

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

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

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

Baim, Tracy. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Barr, Damien. Maggie & Me. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.

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

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

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

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

Bell, Brad. Husbands. Dark Horse Books.

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

Benjamin, Larry. Damaged Angels. Beaten Track Publishing.

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

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

Berman, Steve, Editor. Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction 2012. Lethe Press

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

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

Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. Topside Press.

Blackadder, Jesse. The Raven’s Heart. Bywater Books.

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

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

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

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

Chavez, Michael. Haze. Regal Crest Enterprises.

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

Choi, Susan. My Education. Viking

Christensen, Charles and Carol Queen, Editors. Anything That Love.  Northwest Press.

Claxton, Crin. A Supernatural Detective. Bold Strokes.

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

Cullen, Nancy Jo. Canary. Biblioasis Books.

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

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

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.

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

Destino, Nicolas. Heartwrecks. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Dimitrov, Alex. Begging for It. Fourway Books.

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

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

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

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

Dumesnil. Cheryl. Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood. Ig Publishing.

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

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

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

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

Enszer, Julie R. Sisterhood. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Erhardt, Jean. Small Town Trouble. Lethe Press.

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

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

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

Finbow, Steve. Allen Ginsberg. Reaktion Books.

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

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

Frangione, Lucia. Leave of Absence. Talon Books.

Friedman, Jason K. Fire Year. Sarabande Books.

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

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

Glave, Thomas. Among the Blood People. Akashic Books.

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

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

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

Gundy, Bud. Elf Gift. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Hall, Alexis. Glitterland. Riptide Publishing.

Hall, Caroline J. Addington. Thorn in the Flesh: How Gay Sexuality is Changing the Episcopal Church. Rowan & Littlefield.

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

Harris, Reginald. Autogeography. Northwestern University Press.

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

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

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

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.

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

Howe, Cymene. Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua. Duke University 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, Editors. Heiresses of Russ 2013. Lethe Press.

Kelly, Collin. Render. Sibling Rivalry Press.

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

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

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.

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

Law, Janice. Fires of London. Mysterious Press.

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

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

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

Liegegott, Ali. Cha Ching! City Lights Publishers.

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

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

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

Mann, Jeff.  A Romantic Man.  Lethe Press.

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

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

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

McCourt, James. Lasting City. Liveright Editions.

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

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

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

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

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

Negrón, Luis. Mundo Cruel. Seven Stories Press.

Nikolopoulos, Angelo. Obscenely Yours. Alice James Books.

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

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

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

Parker, Suzanne. Viral. Alice James Books.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roberts, Ann. Point of Betrayal. Bella Books.

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

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

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

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

Sarguy, Sereno. Firefly. Archipelago books.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Sloin, Hillary. Art on Fire. Bywater Books.

Smith, Aaron. Appetite. University of Pittsburgh Press.

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

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

Strong, Sarah Pemberton. The Fainting Room. Ig Publishing.

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

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

Tarttelin, Abigail. Golden Boy. Atria Books.

Terry, Daniel Nathan. Waxwings. Lethe Press.

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

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

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

Tomaso, Carla. Frozen. Carma Publishing.

Trasandes, Monica. Broken Like This. Thomas Dunne.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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-Knopf/Doubleday.

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

Wheeler, Deborah. Collaborators. Dragon Moon Press.

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

Winterson, Jeanette. The Daylight Gate. Hammer Books.

Witkowski, Michal. Lovetown. Portobello Books.

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

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

Worsley, Kate. She Rises. Bloomsbury USA.

Wrenn, Greg. Centaur. University of Wisconsin Press.

Xavier, Rizi. An UnSpoken Compromise. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

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

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

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





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.