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
Press.

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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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2013 Over the Rainbow List: 84 LGBT Books for Adult Readers

The 2013 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), has just been decided at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

This year’s list includes 84 titles published between July 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012.
The committee’s mission is to create a bibliography of books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic GLBT content and are recommended for adults over age 18. It is not meant to be all inclusive, but is intended as an annual core list for readers and librarians searching for recommendations of a cross-section of the year’s titles. Although the committee attempts to present titles for a variety of reading tastes and levels, no effort will be made to balance this bibliography according to subject, area of interest, age, or genre.

The 2013 Over the Rainbow committee includes Danielle Pollock, Chair, Albuquerque, N.M.; Bob Graziano, Chair-Elect, Chicago, IL; Andy Foskey, Cleveland, TN; Martin Garnar, Denver, CO; Paige Mano, Racine, WI; Kelly McElroy, Iowa City, IA; Caroline Nappo, Champaign, IL; Robert Ridinger, De Kalb, IL; and Nel Ward, Newport, OR.

Our Top Ten Favorites

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. Riverhead Books. 2012. 309p. $25.95. (9781594488139) Fiction
In 1927 Paris, a young American woman named Rafaela meets and agrees to pose nude for artist Tamara de Lempicka; this story of love, desire, and betrayal, is a novelization based on de Lempicka’s actual life and work.

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. 304p. $22.00. (9780618982509) Graphic narrative
In this graphic memoir, writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel recounts her fraught relationship with her mother, as well as other significant female relationships, with musings on psychoanalytic theory, Virginia Woolf, and Donald Winnicott.

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Dial Press. 2012. 360p. $26.00. (9780679644194) Fiction
In 1987, June Elbus, 14, overcomes her misery at the loss of her beloved artist uncle, Finn Weiss, by making friends with the uncle’s lover, Toby, not knowing that her parents hated Toby because they believed he had killed Finn by giving him AIDS.

Cain, Shannon. The Necessity of Certain Behaviors. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2011. 160p. $24.95. (9780822944103) Short Stories
Discontent is the theme that ties together these nine short stories–sometimes funny and other times poignant–in which the protagonists explore the issues of sexuality, rituals, and fulfillment.

Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press. 2011. 40p. $12.00. (9781937420031) Poetry
Powerful, lyric poetry paints wonderfully brutal, sexual (LGBT), racial, and steamy pictures, mostly set in rural areas and the South.

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York. Ed. by Thomas Keith. Vantage Point. 2012. 406p. $18.95. (9781936467348) Memoirs/Biography
Essays and memoirs from a culturally and racially diverse group of LGBT writers document the role NYC has played in their lives–a true love letter to the city.

Marcus, Jana. Transfigurations. 7 Angels Press. 2011. 129p. $35.00. (9780983343400) Art
Marcus’ photographs depict transformations from one sex/gender to another and the effects of these transitions on the body.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics. Ed. by Justin Hall. Fantagraphics Books. 2012. 308p. $35.00. (9781606995068) Graphic narrative
Hall brings together an overwhelming variety of queer-themed comics written and drawn by western artists over the past forty years.

Torregrosa, Luisita López. Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. 228p. $25.00. (9780547669205) Memoir/Biography
A memoir of love, passion, isolation, pain, and longing, largely set in the atmospheric backdrop of Manila during the People Power Revolution, examines the crossroads of Torregrosa’s relationship her lesbian partner and the trials of separation, work, self-fulfillment and career.

Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Grove Press. 2011. 230p. $25.00. (9780802120106) Memoir/Biography
Winterson’s painful childhood presided over by her difficult adoptive mother is followed by her search for and eventual reunion with her birth mother.

ART

The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality. Ed. by Apsara DiQuinzio. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 2011. 144p. $19.95. (9780918471864)
This companion to the exhibition of the same name at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art brings together work from 27 artists and poets on the topic of marriage equality for same-sex couples.

Brickell, Chris.  Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Genre Books. 2012. 206p. $65.00. (9780473208783)
Brickell combined images of men taken by New Zealand photographer Robert Gant in nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with biographical information and historical commentary on intimacy and friendship between men and same-sex desire in the era.

Marcus, Jana. Transfigurations. 7 Angels Press. 2011. 129p. $35.00. (9780983343400)
Marcus’ photographs depict transformations from one sex/gender to another and the effects of these transitions on the body.

Regnault, Chantal. Voguing and the Ballroom Scene of New York 1989-92. Soul Jazz Records. 2011. 208p. $39.99. (9780955481765)
Following Tim Lawrence’s brief introduction to the culture of voguing, Regnault combines interviews of participants with evocative photos in a visual history of drag balls and houses.

FICTION

Arsand, Daniel. Lovers. Trans. by Howard Curtis. Europa Editions. 2012. 129p. $14.00. (9781609450717)
After teenage Sebastien Faure goes to live with a French aristocrat, despite the objections of his lover’s mother, things do not go well because of the negative attitude of King Louis XV toward homosexuality and the mother’s loss of her position in the court.

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. Riverhead Books. 2012. 309p. $25.95. (9781594488139)
In 1927 Paris, a young American woman named Rafaela meets and agrees to pose nude for artist Tamara de Lempicka; this story of love, desire, and betrayal, is a novelization based on de Lempicka’s actual life and work.

Boyne, John.  The Absolutist. Other Press. 2011. 309p. $16.95. (9781590515525)
After surviving in the trenches of France during World War I, Tristan, under the premise of returning letters to the sister of his dead friend, embarks on a journey showing a powerful look at war, commitment, jealousy, gay love, friendship, and the times.

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Dial Press. 2012. 360p. $26.00. (9780679644194)
In 1987, June Elbus, 14, overcomes her misery at the loss of her beloved artist uncle, Finn Weiss, by making friends with the uncle’s lover, Toby, not knowing that her parents hated Toby because they believed he had killed Finn by giving him AIDS.

Carey, Mike, Linda Carey, Louise Carey, & Nimit Malavia. The Steel Seraglio. Chizine. 2012. 424p. $15.95. (9781926851532)
Bessan concubines fight to regain their city and establish a democracy of women artists and craftswomen.

Dermont, Amber. The Starboard Sea. St. Martin’s Press. 2012. 308p. $24.99. (9780312642808)
During the 1987 economic recession, wealthy Jason Prosper changes private schools following the suicide of his friend and lover, but the new school brings more disaster as he tries to understand love.

Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz. The Two Krishnas: a Novel. Magnus Books. 2011. $14.95. (978193683309)
A wife and mother in contemporary Los Angeles is forced to evaluate her beliefs when her Hindu husband falls in love with a single Muslim man.

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding: A Novel. Little, Brown and Co. 2011. 512p.  $14.99. (9780316126670)
Henry is a very talented college baseball shortstop whose openly gay roommate and teammate is having a secret affair with the college president.

Healey, Trebor. A Horse Named Sorrow. Terrace Books. 2012. 275p. $26.95. (9780299289706)
Seamus transports his lover’s ashes across the United States on a road trip that will lead to many eye-opening encounters and may ultimately cost him everything.

Irving, John. In One Person. Simon & Schuster. 2012. 425p. $28.00. (9781451664126)
Bi-sexual William Dean Abbott narrates the stories of eccentric and lovable people covering a wide range of sexual identities who live in First Sister, Vermont.

Kenry, Chris. The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals. Kensington Books. 2012. 450p. $15.00. (9780758204387)
Broke and newly diagnosed with HIV, children’s book author Davis Garner takes a job as a technical writer on a research mission to Antarctica, where he accidentally stumbles onto a conspiracy and the possibility of unlikely heroism.

Kohler, Sheila. Bay of Foxes. Penguin Books. 2012. 209p. $15.00. (9780143121015)
When Dawit, a poor but educated, gay, undocumented immigrant from Ethiopia after the fall of the Emperor, finds himself in Paris and befriended by M, a famous writer, he quickly becomes her in many ways and masters the art of deception.

Llosa, Mario Vargas. The Dream of the Celt. Trans. by Edith Grossman. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2012. 358p. $27.00. (9780374143466)
Before the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason, the gay man had a long history of trying to help the world’s oppressed people, especially in the Belgian Congo and the Amazon area; this novelization of his life shows both his activism and the attacks on him during his last days.

Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. HarperCollins, 2012. 378 p. $25.99. (9780062060617)
This novel of the Trojan War relates the story of Patroclus’ love for the great warrior Achilles.

Russell, Paul Elliott. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov. Cleis Press. 2011. 381p. $16.95. (978153447195)
This fictionalized autobiography of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov spans the early days in pre-revolutionary Russia through the middle of World War II.

Spoon, Rae. First Spring Grass Fire. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2012. 144p. $14.95. (9781551524801)
A non-linear narrative of transgendered memories about growing up queer in a Pentecostal family with a psychologically disturbed father attests to the strength of surviving a painful childhood.

Taïa, Abdellah. An Arab Melancholia.  Semiotext(e). 2012. 141p. $14.95. (9781584351115)
This fictionalized memoir about gay love lost and coming to terms with that loss within an Arab sensibility moves among settings in Morocco, Paris, and Cairo.

White, Edmund. Jack Holmes and his Friends: A Novel. Bloomsbury. 2012. 392p. $26.00. (9781608197033)
Jack’s love of his straight best friend is never consummated, but the sexual tension is always on the back burner.

FICTION/MYSTERY

Redmann, J.M.  Ill Will. Bold Strokes Books. 2012. 307p. $16.95. (9781602826571)
In post-Katrina New Orleans, private investigator Micky Knight investigates a company selling natural remedies to the desperately ill, with potentially fatal results, while Micky’s female partner copes with a devastating illness of her own.

FICTION/SHORT STORIES

Cain, Shannon. The Necessity of Certain Behaviors. University of Pittsburgh Press. 2011. 160p. $24.95.
(9780822944103)
Discontent is the theme that ties together these nine short stories–sometimes funny and other times poignant–in which the protagonists explore the issues of sexuality, rituals, and fulfillment.

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. Ed. by Tom Léger and Riley Macleod. Topside Press. 2012. 333p. $19.95. (9780983242215)
Twenty-eight original stories provide differing transgender perspectives by U.S. and Canadian authors.

Dunnion, Kristyn. The Dirt Chronicles. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2011. 246p. $17.95. (9781551524269)
Interrelated short stories told in first person by different narrators create a loose plot and feature a number of LGBT characters.

FICTION/SPECULATIVE

Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Ed. by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman. Lethe Press. 2011. 273p. $25.00 (9781590213957)
Meet the trapped spirit of a sorceress who loved a queen, an editor who discovers her former lover is now the guardian of an ancient Egyptian relic, a hotel maid who encounters a mysterious female spirit, and many other characters.

Jeffers, Alex. You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: Wonder Stories. Lethe Press. 2012.179p. $15.00.
(9781590211038)
This collection of ten short stories explores coming of age, sexuality, and encounters with the fantastic, in our world and time and others.

Monahan, Annemarie. Three. Flashpoint Press. 2012. 300p.  $16.95.  (9781604866315)
At seventeen, a girl’s answer to a single question–“Do I dare to eat a peach?”–sends her life down three very different paths as Kitty Trevelyan, Dr. Katherine North, and Antonia of Atlantis.

GRAPHIC NARRATIVE

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. 304p. $22.00.
(9780618982509)
In this graphic memoir, writer and cartoonist Alison Bechdel recounts her fraught relationship with her mother, as well as other significant female relationships, with musings on psychoanalytic theory, Virginia Woolf, and Donald Winnicott.

Eden, Martin.  Spandex: Fast and Hard. Titan Books. 2012. 96p. $19.95. (9780857689733) 
In this first volume of their adventures, all-gay superhero team Spandex faces super villains, pink ninjas, a fifty-foot lesbian, relationship issues, and secrets that may ultimately tear apart the team.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics. Ed. by Justin Hall. Fantagraphics Books. 2012. 308p. $35.00. (9781606995068)
Hall brings together a comprehensive variety of queer-themed comics written and drawn by Western artists over the past forty years.

Williams, J.H. & Blackman, W. Haden. Batwoman: Hydrology. D.C. Comics. 2012. 160p. $22.99. (9781401234652)
Discharged from West Point under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Kate Kane fights crime in Gotham City as Batwoman, this time dealing with a new relationship, a new sidekick, and the interests of a shadowy secret agency.

MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

Aldrich, Robert. Gay Lives. Thames & Hudson. 2012. 304p. $29.95. (9780500251904)
International in scope, these biographies of over 70 gays and lesbians throughout history from ancient societies to the twenty-first century portray their lives and the times in which they lived.

Allison, Dorothy. Conversations with Dorothy Allison. Ed. by Mae M. Claxton. University Press of Mississippi. 2012. 179p. $40.00. (9781617032868)
Conversations with Allison regarding her writings, her process of writing, her heroes, and her life demonstrate her feminist beliefs and lesbian relationships.

Beye, Charles Rowan. My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. 2012. 256p. $26.00. (9780374298715)
Now 80, the author looks back on his life as “the biggest homosexual in Iowa” when he was sixteen, through two straight marriages, four children, and an untold number of gay sexual escapades to his gay marriage in 2008.

Bornstein, Kate. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. Beacon Press. 2012. 258p. $24.95. (9780807001653)
In a hilarious, heartbreaking memoir, transgender author Bornstein recounts growing up Jewish in New Jersey, joining and breaking with the Church of Scientology as adult, and her journey to become the artist she is today.

Bram, Christopher. Eminent Outlaws: the Gay Writers Who Changed America. Twelve. 2012. 372p. $27.99.
(9780446563130)
Bram links biographies of prominent gay writers–Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Christopher Isherwood, Tennessee Williams, and Edmund White–by their relationships, their writing, and their impact on other authors and each other.

Carr, Cynthia. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. Bloomsbury USA. 2012. 625p. $35.00. (9781596915331)
Carr follows the controversial artist’s life through the culture wars of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Córdova, Jeanne. When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution. Spinsters Ink. 2011. 436p. $14.95. (9781935226512)
Through her radical activism in gay rights and women’s liberation of the 1970s, Córdova’s personal life comes in conflict with her passion for changing the world through protests, strikes, and her newsmagazine The Lesbian Tide.

Coyote, Ivan E. One in Every Crowd. Arsenal Pulp Press. 2012. 238p. $15.95. (9781551524597)
Short, honest vignettes describe the author’s life growing up in rural Canada and finding a life in Vancouver (BC) beginning with “Kid I Was” and finishing with tales about her gender non-conforming godson.

For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. Ed. by Keith Boykin. Magnus Books. 2012. 333p. $15.95. (9781936833153)
Stories and poems of coming out, enduring, and overcoming by gay Asian, Latino and African American men speak of racism, sexual abuse, religion, HIV, and homophobia in these communities, which, as one author mentions, do not, and can not, get better with time.

Jiménez, Karleen Pendleton. How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Zurita. 2011. 167p. $17.95. (9781926639406)
A butch lesbian recounts her trials in her effort to get pregnant.

Ladin, Joy. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders. University of Wisconsin Press. 2012. 255p. $26.95. (9780299287307)
After fathering three children during her 25-year marriage, the author transitions and keeps teaching in an Orthodox Jewish school of higher learning.

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York. Ed. by Thomas Keith. Vantage Point. 2012. 406p. $18.95. (9781936467341)
Memoirs and personal essays from a culturally and racially diverse group of LGBT writers document the role NYC has played in their lives–a true love letter to the city.

Lynch, Jane. Happy Accidents. Voice/Hyperion. 2011. 304p. $25.99. (9781401341763)
Lynch details her life as a lesbian and her experiences in her education, theater, and entertainment career.

Mason, Janet. Tea Leaves. Bella Books. 2012. 202p. $15.95. (9781594932786)
As Mason copes with her mother’s dying, she explores her relationship with her mother, the lives of the females in her family, and the toll her commitment to her mother’s care takes on her lesbian relationship.

Miller, Merle. On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual. Penguin.  2012. 96p. $13.00.
(9780143106968)
This new edition of the classic work contains Miller’s original New York Times Magazine essay and 1971 afterward, with a new forward, afterward, and appendices.

Mixner, David. At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow. Magnus Books. 2011. 175p. $18.00. (9781936833108)
In this collection of short essays, human rights activist Mixner writes about his brief retreat from the wider world, living in his country home in the small upstate New York town of Turkey Hollow.

Price, Reynolds.  Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir. Scribner. 2012. 107p. $25.00. (9781439183496)
Often humorous and anecdotal, the memoir, written from Price’s diaries, documents the time from 1961-1965 as the author publishes his first work, pursues gay affairs, and tries Hollywood screenwriting.

Schulman, Sarah. The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination. University of California Press. 2012. 192p. $27.95. (9780520264779)
Schulman weaves together the history of the gentrification of New York City neighborhoods in the years following the AIDS crisis with the current ongoing gentrification of gay politics, art, and culture.

Seefried, Josh. Our Time: Breaking the Silence of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. Penguin 2011. 195p. $16.00.
(9781594203312)
Seefried, an Air Force officer and cofounder of OutServe, collects the diverse personal accounts of LGBT men and women who served in the United States military in the two decades prior to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Streitmatter, Rodger. Outlaw Marriages: the Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples. Beacon Press. 2012. 212p. $26.95. (9780807003343)
Concise and well-documented accounts of the committed unions of same-sex couples (seven lesbian and eight gay) show the impact that these unions had on each member’s quality of life.

Schwartz, John. Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help their Teenage Son Come to Terms with his Sexuality. Gotham Books. 2012. 286p. $26.00. (9781592407286)
This account of supportive parents in coming to terms with their son’s gayness in elementary and middle school and his eventual coming out includes history of the struggle for gay equality in the United States and sources of support for children and parents.

Sykes, Christopher Simon. David Hockney: The Biography, 1937-1975, A Rake’s Progress. Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.  2012. 363p. $35.00. (9780385531443)
In this first volume of his biography, Sykes covers gay artist Hockney’s early life, years in art school, and his work, relationships, and life in London and California throughout the 1960s and early 1970s.

Torregrosa, Luisita López.  Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2012. 228p. $25.00. (9780547669205)
A memoir of love, passion, isolation, pain, and longing, largely set in the atmospheric backdrop of Manila during the People Power Revolution, examines the crossroads of Torregrosa’s relationship her lesbian partner and the trials of separation, work, self-fulfillment and career.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. Ed. by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press. 2012. 203p. $16.95. (9781573447881)
Thirty-two mothers—diverse in age, ethnic background, class, sexual orientation, and national origin—describe their experiences and feelings when they discovered that their children, varying in age from six to sixty, are transgender.

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love and Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary. Ed. by Morty Diamond. Manic D Press. $14.95. 2011. (9781933149561)
These essays explore love, sex, and interpersonal relationships from the perspectives of transgender, genderqueer, and other gender-variant individuals.

Wachsberger, Clyde Phillip. Into the Garden with Charles. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2012. 209p. $28.00. (9780374175719)
The author tells in prose and art how his childhood dream of magic in a storybook garden comes true when he buys a home on Long Island, and, in his middle age, also finds his soul mate for the last 28 years of his life.

Wahls, Zach. My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. Gotham Books. 2012. 233p. $26.00. (9781592407132)
Wahls’ memoir about growing up with his lesbian mothers explains how their value system helped him to mature into a superb pro-LGBT activist.

Wilson, Chana. Riding Fury Home. Seal Press. 2012. 377p. $17.00. (9781580054324)
Wilson’s memoir explores her complex relationship with her mother, first as a child growing up in the shadow of a parent’s mental illness and later coming out and finding common ground with her as an adult.

Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast. Ed. by Kathie Bergquist. University of Wisconsin Press. 2012. 246p. $24.95. (978029984046)
A collection of works from thirty-six established and emerging writers in genres as varied as poetry, memoir, and fiction whose voices speak to the experience of living within Chicago’s varied same-sex, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Grove Press. 2011. 230p. $25.00.
(9780802120106)
Winterson’s painful childhood presided over by her difficult adoptive mother is followed by her search for and eventual reunion with her birth mother.

NONFICTION

Atkins, Gary. Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore. Hong Kong University Press. 2012. 316p. $25.00. (9789888083237)
Biographies of diverse gay men (king, painter, bathhouse owner, and blogger) against the backdrop of the cultural history of Singapore, Bali and Bangkok show how the region tries to define itself by the absorption of Western ideals.

Ball, Carlos A. The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood. New York University Press. 2012. 239p. $35.00. (9780814739303)
During the past four decades, court cases surrounding the attempts of LGBT parents in the United States to legally keep their children have shifted the country’s regulation of parenthood to a more tolerant level.

Beemyn, Genny and Rankin, Susan. The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press. 2011. 230p. $27.50. (9780231143066)
One of the largest surveys in the U.S. on gender development and identity among transexuals, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals demonstrates a movement to a more fluid gender identification through the last half century.

Boag, Peter. Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. University of California Press. 2011. 257p. $55.00. (9780520270626)
In this look at male-to-female and female-to-male cross-dressing and cross-dressers in the American frontier at the turn of the 20th century, Boag challenges the myths of the Old West and a heteronormative past.

Carpenter, Dale. Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas: How a Bedroom Arrest Decriminalized Gay Americans. W.W. Norton & Company. 2012. 345p. $29.95. (9780393062083)
In highly accessible language, the author traces the events leading up to, throughout, and following the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down U.S. sodomy laws.

Cianciotto, Jason and Cahill, Sean. LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. The University of Michigan Press. 2012. 236p. $25.00. (9780472031405)
This comprehensive and authoritative look at LGBT youth in our schools evaluates the research and analyses laws designed to protect these students.

Currier, Ashley. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa (Social Movements, Protests and Contention). The University of Minnesota Press. 2012. 272p. $25.00. (9780816678013)
Four distinct LGBT organizations in Namibia and South Africa develop strategies of visibility or invisibility on various issues due to differing support or opposition within the group to the goals of the organization, the government or leaders hostility to LGBT individuals, and the perception of LGBT individuals as un-African or neocolonial.

de la Croix, St. Sukie. Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. The University of Wisconsin Press. 2012. 311p. $29.95. (9780299286941)
A highly readable and colorfully detailed account of the presence and visibility of LGBT people in Chicago from before its founding as a trading post (1837) through the 1960s.

DeWitt, Peter. Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Corwin Press. 2012. 117p. $25.95. (9781452205908)
The harassment and discrimination of LGBT students in schools and steps to implement positive change in the school’s culture toward LGBT students, including Gay/Straight Alliances, school board policies and codes of conduct, and bullying policies.

Greenberg, Julie A. Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. New York University Press. 2012. 169p. $32.00 (9780814731895)
Issues regarding intersex individuals and transsexuals include medical treatment protocol for intersex infants, legal action in relationship to marriage, the ability to change one’s sex on birth certificates and other state or federal documents, segregated housing and bathroom facilities, and prisoners housing.

Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Ed. by Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort. Seal Press. 2012. 447p. $17.00. (9781580053921)
An honest and moving anthology of lesbian memoirs, essays, drama, and poetry examines the many political, social, familial, and human aspects of gay marriage.

Loftin, Craig M. Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America. SUNY Press. 2012. 310p. $29.95. (9781438440149)
Using letters from ONE magazine, the first openly gay publication in the United States, Lofton analyzes how gay men and lesbians coped with the discrimination and intolerance experienced in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s.

Nicholson, Alexander. Fighting To Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. Chicago Review Press. 2012. 280p. $26.95. (9781613743720)
The founder of Servicemember United, the largest organization of gay and lesbian service members, documents the battle to repeal the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ legislation.

Pitman, Gayle E.  Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities Behind Sexual Orientation Research. Active Voice Press. 2011. 278p. $16.95. (9780615518121)
The stories behind sexual research studies relate its problems, politics, and personalities, the misuse of findings, the assumptions regarding bias of the researchers, and the questions of objectivity.

Robinson, V. Gene. God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage. Knopf. 2012. 196p. $24.00.
(978307957887)
The first, openly gay Episcopal bishop makes a case for gay marriage as he addresses the arguments that are usually supplied by anti-gay marriage advocates and provides persuasive reasons why these arguments are not valid.

Tang, Denise Tse-Shange. Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life. Hong Kong University Press. 2011. 194p. $25.00. (9789888083022).
Thirty interviews show how lesbian life is defined by the interrelationship of urban density, regulatory issues, political and cultural organizations, social justice issues, and the state’s emphasis on capitalism and prosperity.

Vaid, Urvashi. Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics. Magnus Books. 2012. 238p. $21.95. (9781936833290)
A collection of the author’s speeches addresses a wide spectrum of issues including racism, women’s health, family issues, economic justice, youth, the prison system, and the peace movement.

Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. Ed. by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. AK Press. 2012. 212p. $17.95. (9781849350884)
These essays challenge gay mainstream culture, traditional masculine ideals, classism, racism, consumerism, and the desire for assimilation.

POETRY

Divining Divas: 100 Gay Men on Their Muses. Ed. by Michael Montlack. Lethe Press. 2012. 200p. $25.00
(978150213834)
One hundred gay poets pay homage to the women that they admire.

Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press. 2011. 40p. $12.00. (9781937420031)
Powerful, lyric poetry paints wonderfully brutal, sexual (LGBT), racial, and steamy pictures, mostly set in rural areas and the South.

Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry.  Ed. by Bryan Borland. Sibling Rivalry Press. 2012. $16.95. (9781937450185)
This collection features twelve poets who detail diverse aspects of lesbian life.

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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 163 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 2013 to see our complete annotated bibliography. In the meantime, check out some of these great LGBT titles!

Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars. Ed. by Ryan Conrad. AK Press.

Aldrich, Robert. Gay Lives. Thames & Hudson.

Anshaw, Carol. Carry the One. Simon & Schuster.

Aoki, Ryka. Seasonal Velocities. Trans-Genre Press.

Arsand, Daniel. Lovers. Europa Editions.

Atkins, Gary L. Imagining Gay Paradise: Bali, Bangkok and Cyber-Singapore. Hong Kong University Press.

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. Riverhead.

Ball, Carlos. The Right to Be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood. NYU Press.

Baumgardner, Jennifer. F’em: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls. Seal Press.

Bechdel, Alison. Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Beemyn, Genny and Susan Rankin. The Lives of Transgender People. Columbia University Press.

Bellerose, Sally. The Girls Club. Bywater Books.

Best Gay Stories 2011. Ed. by Peter Dubé. Lethe Press.

Best Gay Stories 2012. Ed. by Peter Dubé. Lethe Press.

Beye, Charles Rowan. My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction. Ed. by Brit Mandelo. Lethe Press.

Bildulka, Anthony. Dos Equis. Insomniac Press.

Blackburn, Mollie V. Interrupting Hate: Homophobia in Schools and What Literacy Can Do About It. Teacher’s College Press.

Boag, Peter. Re-Dressing America’s Frontier Past. University of California Press.

Bodies of Evidence: The Practice of Queer Oral History. Ed. by Nan Alamilla Boyd and Horacio N. Roque Ramírez. Oxford University Press.

Bornstein, Kate. A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. Beacon Press.

Boykin, Keith. For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home. Magnus Books.

Boyne, John. The Absolutist. Other Press.

Bram, Christopher. Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America. Twelve.

Brickell, Chris. Manly Affections: The Photographs of Robert Gant, 1885-1915. Genre Books.

Brunt, Carol Rifka. Tell the Wolves I’m Home. Dial Press.

Bucatinsky, Dan. Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad. Touchstone.

Cain, Shannon. The Necessity of Certain Behaviors. University of Pittsburgh Press.

Cameron, Peter. Coral Glynn: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Cardamone, Tom. Green Thumb. BrazenHead.

Carey, Mike, Linda Carey and Louise Carey. The Steel Seraglio. ChiZine Publications.

Carpenter, Dale. Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas. W. W. Norton & Company.

Carr, Cynthia. Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz. Bloomsbury.

Castiglia, Christopher and Christopher Reed. If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past. University of Minnesota Press.

Cianciotto, Jason and Sean Cahill. LGBT Youth in America’s Schools. University of Michigan Press.

Closs, Larry. Beatitude. Rebel Satori Press.

Cohen, Lisa. All We Know: Three Lives. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. Ed. by Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod. Topside Press.

Conversations with Dorothy Allison. Ed. by Mae Miller Claxton. University Press of Mississippi.

Córdova, Jeanne. When We Were Outlaws. Spinsters Ink.

Cox, Daniel Allen. Basement of Wolves. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Coyote, Ivan E. One in Every Crowd. Arsenal Pulp Press.

craig, m. The Narrows. Papercut Press.

Currier, Ashley. Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa. University of Minnesota Press.

de la Croix, St. Sukie. Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago Before Stonewall. University of Wisconsin Press.

DeMarco, Joseph R.G. Crimes on Latimer: From the Early Cases of Marco Fontana. Lethe Press.

Dermont, Amber. The Starboard Sea. St. Martin’s Press.

DeWitt, Peter M. Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Corwin Press.

Dhalla, Ghalib Shiraz.  The Two Krishnas.  Magnus Books.

DiQuinzio, Apsara. The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Divining Divas: 100 Gay Poets on the Women Who Inspire Them. Ed. by Michael Montlack. Lethe Press.

Dunnion, Kristyn. The Dirt Chronicles. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Eads, Sean. The Survivors. Lethe Press.

Eden, Martin. Spandex: Fast and Hard. Titan Books.

Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sex/Gender: Biology in a Social World. Routledge.

Files, Gemma. Tree of Bones. ChiZine Press.

Flewelling, Lynn. Casket of Souls. Spectra.

Gerber, Lynne. Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America. University of Chicago Press.

Gibson, Wesley.  Personal Saviors.  Chelsea Station.

Greenberg, Julie A. Intersexuality and the Law: Why Sex Matters. NYU Press.

Guiliano, Neil. The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership. Magnus Books.

Halperin, David M. How to Be Gay. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Harbach, Chad. The Art of Fielding. Little, Brown and Company.

Hart, Ellen. Rest for the Wicked. Minotaur Books.

Healy, Trebor. A Horse Named Sorrow. Terrace Books.

Heiresses of Russ 2011: The Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction of the Year. Ed. by JoSelle Vanderhooft and Steve Berman. Lethe Press.

Here Come the Brides!: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage. Ed. by Audrey Bilger and Michelle Kort. Seal Press.

Hirschman, Linda. Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution. Harper.

Hormel, Ambassador James C. and Erin Martin. Fit to Serve: Reflections on a Secret Life, Private Struggle, and Public Battle to Become the First Openly Gay U.S. Ambassador. Skyhorse Publishing.

Irving, John. In One Person. Simon & Schuster.

Jeffers, Alex. You Will Meet a Stranger Far from Home: Wonder Stories. Lethe Press.

Jiménez, Karleen Pendleton. How to Get a Girl Pregnant. Zurita.

John, Elton. Love Is the Cure: On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS. Little, Brown & Company.

Johnson, Tenea D. Smoketown.  Blind Eye Books.

Jones, Saeed. When the Only Light Is Fire. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Kelly, Nigel. Quentin Crisp: The Profession of Being. McFarland.

Kenry, Chris. The Survival Methods and Mating Rituals of Men and Marine Mammals. Kensington.

Kohler, Sheila. The Bay of Foxes. Penguin.

Ladin, Joy. Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders. University of Wisconsin Press.

Lady Business: A Celebration of Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Bryan Borland. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Lennon, David. Blue’s Bayou. Blue Spike Publishing.

Lennon, Robert. The Miles. Kensington.

Liu, Marjorie & Mike Perkins. Astonishing X-Men: Northstar. Marvel Comics.

Lobdell, Bambi L. A Strange Sort of Being: The Transgender Life of Lucy Ann / Joseph Israel Lobdell, 1829-1912. McFarland.

Loftin, Craig M. Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America. State University of New York Press.

Love, Christopher Street: Reflections of New York. Ed. by Thomas Keith. Vantage Point.

Lowenthal, Michael. The Paternity Test. Terrace Books.

Lundoff, Catherine. A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories. Lethe Press.

Lundoff, Catherine. Silver Moon. Lethe Press.

Lynch, Jane.  Happy Accidents.  Hyperion.

Maran, Meredith. A Theory of Small Earthquakes. Soft Skull Press.

Marcus, Jana. Transfigurations. 7 Angels Press.

Mason, Janet. Tea Leaves. Bella Books.

Mason, Richard. History of a Pleasure Seeker. Knopf.

McDermid, Val.  Trick of the Dark.  Bywater Books.

McGee, Donnelle. Shine. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry. Ed. by Julie R. Enszer. Mid Summer Night’s Press.

Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. Ecco.

Miller, Merle. On Being Different: What It Means to Be a Homosexual. Penguin.

Mills, Stephen S. He Do the Gay Man in Different Voices. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Mixner, David. At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow. Magnus Books.

Monahan, Annemarie. Three. PM Press.

Muraco, Anna. Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation. Duke University Press.

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Libraries Unlimited.

Newman, Leslea. October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard. Candlewick Press.

Nicholson, Alexander. Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Chicago Review Press.

No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics. Ed. by Justin Hall. Fantagraphics.

Perez, Frank and Jeffrey Palmquist. In Exile: The History and Lore Surrounding New Orleans Gay Culture and Its Oldest Gay Bar. LL-Publications.

Peterson, Leah. Fighting Gravity. Dragon Moon Press.

Pitman, Gayle. Backdrop: The Politics and Personalities Behind Sexual Orientation Research. Active Voice Press.

Pitts, J.A. Forged in Fire. Tor Books.

Posey, Rafe. The Book of Broken Hymns. Flying Rabbit.

Pratt, David. My Movie. Chelsea Station Editions.

Price, Reynolds. Midstream: An Unfinished Memoir. Scribner.

Queer Religion. Ed. by Donald L. Boisvert and Jay Emerson Johnson. Praeger.

Ray, Douglas. He Will Laugh. Lethe Press.

Rand, Erica. Red Nails, Black Skates: Gender, Cash, and Pleasure On and Off the Ice. Duke University Press.

Redmann, J.M. Ill Will. Bold Strokes Books.

Regnault, Chantal. Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92. Soul Jazz Books.

Robinson, Gene. God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. Knopf.

Roth, Marco. The Scientists: A Family Romance. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Round, Jeffrey. Lake on the Mountain: A Dan Sharp Mystery. Dundurn.

Rule, Jane. Taking My Life. Talonbooks.

Russell, Paul. The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov: A Novel. Cleis Press.

Rustin, Bayard. I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters. Ed. by Michael Long. City Lights Publishers.

Saylor, Steven. The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World. Minotaur Books.

Schulman, Sarah. The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination. University of California Press.

Schwartz, James. The Literary Party: A Collection of Poetry by James Schwartz. InGroup Press.

Schwartz, John. Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality. Gotham.

Scott, Melissa. Point of Knives. Lethe Press.

Seefried, Josh. Our Time: Breaking the Silence of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Penguin.

Sexuality, Religion, and the Sacred: Bisexual, Pansexual and Polysexual Perspectives. Ed. by Loraine Hutchins and H. Sharif Williams. Routledge.

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. Ed. by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti. University of Arizona Press.

Spade, Dean. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. South End Press.

Spoon, Rae. First Spring Grass Fire. Arsenal Pulp Press.

Springer, Anna Joy. The Vicious Red Relic, Love: A Fabulist Memoir. Jaded Ibis Press.

Strachan, Zoe. Ever Fallen in Love. Sandstone Press Ltd.

Streitmatter, Rodger. Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden Histories of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples. Beacon Press.

Suganuma, Katsuhiko. Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform. AK Press.

Sykes, Christopher Simon. David Hockney: The Biography, 1937-1975, A Rake’s Progress. Nan A. Talese.

Taia, Abdellah. An Arab Melancholia. Semiotext(e).

Tang, Denise Tse-Shang. Conditional Spaces: Hong Kong Lesbian Desires and Everyday Life. Hong Kong University Press.

Teich, Nicholas M. Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue. Columbia University Press.

Terry, Scott. Cowboys, Armageddon, and the Truth: How a Gay Child Was Saved from Religion. Lethe Press.

Torregrosa, Luisita Lopez. Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution. Houghton.

Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary. Ed. by Morty Diamond. Manic D Press.

Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children. Ed. by Rachel Pepper. Cleis Press.

Vaid, Urvashi. Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics. Magnus Books.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. The Dream of the Celt. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wachsberger, Clyde Phillip. Into the Garden with Charles: A Memoir. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Wahls, Zach. My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family. Gotham.

Walsh, Mikey. Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies. Thomas Dunne Books.

White, Edmund. Jack Holmes and His Friends: A Novel. Bloomsbury.

White, Edmund. Sacred Monsters. Magnus Books.

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

Will, Barbara. Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma. Columbia University Press.

Williams III, J.H., W. Hayden Blackman, and Amy Reeder. Batwoman: Hydrology. D.C. Comics.

Wilson, Chana. Riding Fury Home: A Memoir. Seal Press.

Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast. Ed. by Kathie Bergquist. University of Wisconsin Press.

Winterson, Jeanette. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Grove Press.

Wolverton, Terry.  Stealing Angel.   Spinsters Ink.

Zurbo, Mark. Black and Blue and Pretty Dead, Too. MLR Press.

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