Under Consideration

May 2015

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

Antoniou, Laura, ed. Best Lesbian Erotica. Cleis Press, 2015.
Atkins, Priscilla. The Cafe of Our Departure. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Belleau, Heidi, and Rachel Haimowitz. Burnt Toast B&B. Riptide Publishing, 2015.
Brown, Jericho. The New Testament. Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
Conrad, C. A. Ecodeviance: (soma)tics for the Future Wilderness. First edition. Seattle: Wave Books, 2014.
Decker, Julie Sondra. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality. New York: Carrel Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Pub, 2014.
Egan, Sean, and David Bowie, eds. Bowie on Bowie: Interviews and Encounters with David Bowie. Musicians in Their Own Words. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2015.
Enright, Anne. The Green Road. First edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Ettinger, Shelley. Vera’s Will. Maplewood, NJ: Hamilton Stone Editions, 2015.
Garreta, Anne F. Sphinx. 1st edition. Dallas, TX: Deep Vellum Pub, 2015.
Gilder, Ginny. Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.
Han, C. Winter. Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America. Intersections : Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Genders and Sexualities. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Ishii, Anne, Chip Kidd, and Graham Kolbeins, eds. Massive: Gay Japanese Manga and the Men Who Make It. Seattle: Fantagraphics Books, 2014.
Peck, Dale. Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of Aids. New York, N.Y: Soho Press, 2015.
Porpora, Kenny. The Autumn Balloon. First edition. New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
Roquelaure, A. N. Beauty’s Kingdom. Beauty 4. New York: Viking, 2015.
Sait Faik, Maureen Freely, and Alexander Dawe. A Useless Man: Selected Stories. First Archipelago Books Edition. Brooklyn, NY: Archipelago Books, 2014.
Schulte, Paul. Paths to Recovery for Gay and Bisexual Drug Addicts: Healing Weary Hearts. Rowman and Littlefiled Publishers, 2014.
Summer, Jane. Erebus. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Terry, Daniel Nathan. City of Starlings. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Whitesel, Jason. Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. Intersections. New York: New York University Press, 2014.


April 2015

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

Beachy, Robert. Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity. New York: Knopf, 2014.
Brasch, Rachel. The Listener. New York: Pegasus, 2015.
Curtiss, Caleb. A Taxonomy of the Space Between Us. Black Lawrence Press, 2015.
Eckhardt, Joseph P. Living Large: Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason. Woodstock, NY: WoodstockArts, 2015.
Hamilton, Ralph. Teaching a Man to Unstick His Tail. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015.
Lynch, Lee. An American Queer: The Amazon Trail. Bold Strokes Books, 2014.
Mills, Robert. Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
Moon, Allisoin, and Katie Diamond (illustrator). Girl Sex 101. USA: Lunaticink, 2015. http://girlsex101.com/.
Nguyen, Tan Hoang. A View from the Bottom: Asian American Masculinity and Sexual Representation. Perverse Modernities. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
Sickels, Carter, ed. Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships & Identity. Portland, Oregon: Ooligan Press, 2015.


March 2015

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

Antoniou, Laura. The Inheritor: Book Six of the Marketplace Series. New York: Circlet Press, 2015.
Arnal, Kike. Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico. New York: New Press, The, 2014. http://valpo.worldcat.org/oclc/894149530.
Barnett, LaShonda Katrice. Jam on the Vine. New York: Grove Press, Publishers Group West, 2015.
Ebersole, Dave. Dash #1 (Northwest Press) – An Engaging Blend of Noir and Queer. Accessed April 6, 2015. http://www.brokenfrontier.com/dash-review-northwest-press-dave-ebersole-delia-gable/.
Friedman, Misha. Lyudmila and Natasha: Russian Lives. New York: New Press, The, 2015.
Humphreys, Helen. The Evening Chorus. Boston: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. http://valpo.worldcat.org/oclc/867078397.
Jones, Bill T. Story/Time: The Life of an Idea. The Toni Morrison Lecture Series. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2014.
July, Miranda. The First Bad Man: A Novel. First Scribner hardcover edition. New York: Scribner, 2015.
Meriam, Mary. Girlie Calendar (The Lillian Trilogy):. Headmistress Press, 2014. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0692216723/gemotrack4-20/ref=nosim.
Sears, Clare. Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. Perverse Modernities. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. http://valpo.worldcat.org/oclc/881560484.
Tea, Michelle. How to Grow up: A Memoir. New York: Plume, 2015.


October 2014

The follow 27 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror. October 31 was the deadline for us to add new books for consideration for the final list — we will complete deliberations at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in January, and the final list will be posted shortly after.

Ball, Carlos. Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law. Oxford University Press.

Berman, Steve ed. Suffered from the Night: Queering Stroker’s Dream. Lethe Press.

Blanco, Richard. The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. Ecco.

Blow, Charles M. Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Breed, Tony. Everyone is Someone’s Fetish. Mega Hugs Press.

Carroll, Michael. Little Reef and Other Stories. University of Wisconsin Press.

Coe, Alexis. Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis. Pulp/Zest Books.

Coffey, Rebecca. Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story. She Writes Press.

Currier, Jameson. A Gathering Storm. Chelsea Station Editions.

DiRaddo, Christopher. The Geography of Pluto. Cormorant Books.

Erickson-Schroth, Laura, ed. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community. Oxford University Press.

Fahey, Paul Alan. Lovers and Liars. JMS Books.

Frank, Miriam. Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. Temple University Press.

Hittlinger, Matthew. The Erotic Postulate. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Lahr, John. Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. W. W. Norton & Company.

Law, Benjamin. Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East. Cleis Press.

Lynch, Lee. An American Queer: The Amazon Trail. Bold Strokes Books.

Mackenzie, Kenneth. The Young Desire It. The Text Publishing Company.

Magruder, James. Let Me See It: Stories. Triquarterly.

Newlevant, Hazel. If This Be Sin. Prism Comics.

Ray, Douglas, ed. The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Rhavensfyre. Switching Gears. Sapphire Books.

Shapiro, Gregg. Lincoln Avenue: Chicago Stories. Squares and Rebels.

Spanbauer, Tom. I Loved You More. Hawthorne Books.

Taylor, Cory. My Beautiful Enemy. Text Publishing Company.

Upson, Nicola. The Death of Lucy KyteThe Death of Lucy Kyte. Faber & Faber.

Waters, John. Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


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.