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Sunday You Learn How To Box presents an unforgettable portrait of fourteen-year-old Louis Bowman in a boxing ring - a housing project circa 1968 - fighting "just to get to the end of the round."
First published in 1924. Relationship between two military women after the first world war.
Advice and resources for dealing with being gay, lesbian and/or transgender while attending high school.
The stories are about lesbians and some of them are about sports.
Looking fora little inspiration? You'll find it here, in expertly crafted, explicit stories of couples who try out their number one sexual fantasies- with explosive results. Sex educator Violet Blue brings together a collection of erotic fantasies sure to keep you up past bedtime. SWEET LIFE is your ticket to a front row seat for first-time spankings, breathtaking role-playing scenes, sex parties, women who strap it on and men who love to take it, not to mention threesomes of every combination... "From naughty girls to dominant girls, from truly sensual massage to abductions as you please, from exhibitionism on the subway to threesomes and phone sex with style, this is a we-did-it-you-can-too anthology of real couples playing out their fantasies. Here are the recipes-now you just need to add your own ingredients to make them yours."
Jane Lawless is at her wit's end keeping her Minneapolis restaurants running while volunteering on her father's campaign for governor. With an eleven-point lead, the race is Ray Lawless's to lose, but all that changes when his rival posts a list of violent criminals that are back on the streets early, thanks to Ray's work during his career as a defense lawyer. Corey Hodge is one of the convicts that took Ray's advice to plead guilty for a crime that he swears he didn't commit. Bitter from time served, revenge lurks in the back of his mind. Then one of Ray's young campaign volunteers is killed, and with the murder mirroring the crime Corey was convicted of, Jane has to bring the killer to justice to save her father's political career and to keep Corey from going to prison again. The high stakes and political intrigue that fuelSweet Poison, the latest in Lambda and Minnesota Book Award--winning author Ellen Hart's absorbing Jane Lawless series, make for an intense mystery of ambition and obsession.
Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South, Sweet Tea collects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive," suggesting that these men draw upon the performance of "southernness" -- politeness, coded speech, and religiosity, for example -- to legitimize themselves as members of both southern and black cultures. At the same time, Johnson argues, they deploy those same codes to establish and build friendship networks and to find sexual partners and life partners. Traveling to every southern state, Johnson conducted interviews with more than seventy black gay men between the ages of 19 and 93. The voices collected here dispute the idea that gay subcultures flourish primarily in northern, secular, urban areas. In addition to filling a gap in the sexual history of the South, Sweet Tea offers a window into the ways that black gay men negotiate their sexual and racial identities with their southern cultural and religious identities. The narratives also reveal how they build and maintain community in many spaces and activities, some of which may appear to be anti-gay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.
Tarius, the daughter of a great warrior, is determined to avenge the death of her parents, despite her country's archaic rules of the place of women, or her breaking down those rules - especially the one that says women can't wield steel. Even though Tarius leads the Jethrik armies to victory after victory against the maniacal Amalites, and saves the kings life twice, she knows this will not stop his wrath when he learns fully the truth behind Tarius and her skilled sword play.
This book is an ethnography of Central European modernity in the form of a comparative study of Jews and queers in late twentieth-century Vienna.
PI and restaurateur Jane Lawless must track down two missing teenagers. Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their thirteen-year-old son Jack has been having a tough time of it since they separated. They've been concerned, but now they're terrified--Jack has run away from home. It happened once before, just after the separation, but then it was only a matter of hours before Eric found him. This time, Jack disappeared with his cousin, and the two of them haven't been seen for more than twenty-four hours. Desperate, Eric and Andrew call on private investigator Jane Lawless, a friend of Andrew's from years ago. Despite the fact that her business partner, A. J. Nolan, is now in a wheelchair and struggling with depression, Jane agrees to help out. But after examining Eric and Andrew's home, Jane's first impression of the case isn't good--in fact, she's not convinced the boys ran away at all. She thinks they may have been abducted. . . or worse. Taken by the Wind, the latest riveting mystery from award-winning author Ellen Hart, is a race against the clock for Jane and the terrified parent of two missing boys.
Helping to build an adobe house on lesbian land sounds like a fine change of pace to Denver cop Alison Kaine - she's tired of combating chronic illness, fighting with her girlfriend and sleeping (poorly) in a house with a colicky baby. So it's not hard for her best friend Michelle to persuade Alison to drive down to New Mexico. She knows that she has some differences of philosophy with the land dykes, but they can work it out for one weekend, right? WRONG! FIrst, her dominatrix lover Stacy shows up unexpectedly. Then she discovers the dead body of the lesbian "shaman" in the sweat lodge. Emotions heat up quickly, and Alison suspects this "accident" is really murder
Discovered in her papers as a handwritten manuscript in 2008, Jane Rule's autobiography is a rich and culturally significant document that follows the first twenty-one years of her life. In writing about her formative years, she is indeed "taking" the measure of her life, assessing its contours of pleasure and pain, and accounting precisely for how it evolved, with great discretion and consideration for those who might have been affected by being represented in her work. She appreciated the ambiguity of the title she chose, with all its implications of suicide: at the end of her writing life, she was submitting herself as a person, not only to the literary and cultural, but also the moral and ethical critique of her readers. At turns deeply moving and witty,Taking My Lifeprobes in emotional and intellectual terms the larger philosophical questions that were to preoccupy her throughout her literary career, and showcases the origins and contexts that gave shape to Rule's rich intellectual life. Her autobiography will appeal to avid followers of her work, delighted to discover another of her works that has, until now, remained unpublished.
From the Table of Contents: Breakfast Cereal Monogamy Sex in monogamous relationships has a finite shelf life. If the Shoe Fits Was Cinderella a broom-closet Lesbian? Northern Exposure Is Santa Claus a very special fairy? Animal Crackers Coming out to mom-a long process. Going by the Book Halloween costumes and gays in the Bible. When reading this book, be prepared to laugh--out loud--and to think; to ponder and to enjoy.
Kit Webster is hiding a secret. Carma, his best friend, has already figured it out, and pushes him to audition for the high school play, Talk. When he's cast as the male lead, he expects to escape his own life for a while and become a different person. What he gets instead is the role of a lifetime: Kit Webster. In the play, Kit's thrown together with Lindsay Walsh, the female lead and the school's teen queen. Lindsay, tired of the shallow and selfish boys from her usual circle of friends, sees something real in Kit -- and wants it. But Kit's attention is focused on Pablo, another boy in school. The play is controversial; the parents put pressure on the school to shut it down. And when Kit and Lindsay rally to save "Talk", they find themselves deep into a battle for the truth: onstage, and inside themselves.
A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination. From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents, bullied by her classmates, abandoned by her evangelical best friend whose mother spoke in tongues, and kicked out of Christian organizations that claimed to embrace her--all before she'd ever held a girl's hand. Shame and her longing for her mother's acceptance led her to deny her feelings and eventually run away to a remote stretch of mountains in Colorado. There, she made her home on an elk migration path facing the Continental Divide, speaking to God every day, but rarely seeing another human being. At forty-three years of age and seemingly settled in her decision to live life openly as a gay woman, Theall and her partner attempt to have their son baptized into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in the liberal town of Boulder, Colorado. Her quest to have her son accepted into the Church leads to a battle with Sacred Heart and with her mother that leaves her questioning everything she thought she knew about the bonds of family and faith. And she realizes that in order to be a good mother, she may have to be a bad daughter. Teaching the Cat to Sit examines the modern roles of motherhood and religion and demonstrates that our infinite capacity to love has the power to shape us all.
A sweeping debut novel drawn from a history shrouded in secrets about two women--one American, one Japanese--whose fates become entwined in the rapidly changing world of late-nineteenth-century Japan. When nine-year-old Aurelia Bernard takes shelter in Kyoto's beautiful and mysterious Baishian teahouse after a fire one night in 1866, she is unaware of the building's purpose. She has just fled the only family she's ever known: after her French immigrant mother died of cholera in New York, her abusive missionary uncle brought her along on his assignment to Christianize Japan. She finds in Baishian a place that will open up entirely new worlds to her and bring her a new family. It is there that she discovers the woman who will come to define the next several decades of her life, Shin Yukako, daughter of Kyoto's most important tea master and one of the first women to openly practice the sacred ceremony known as the Way of Tea. For hundreds of years, Japan's warriors and well-off men would gather in tatami-floored structures-- teahouses--to participate in an event that was equal parts ritual dance and sacramental meal. Women were rarely welcome, and often expressly forbidden. But in the late nineteenth century, Japan opened its doors to the West for the first time, and the seeds of drastic changes that would shake all of Japanese society, even this most civilized of arts, were planted. Taking her for the abandoned daughter of a prostitute rather than a foreigner, the Shin family renames Aurelia "Urako" and adopts her as Yukako's attendant and surrogate younger sister. Yukako provides Aurelia with generosity, wisdom, and protection as she navigates a culture that is not accepting of outsiders. From her privileged position at Yukako's side, Aurelia aids in Yukako's crusade to preserve the tea ceremony as it starts to fall out of favor under pressure of intense Westernization. And Aurelia herself is embraced and rejected as modernizing Japan embraces and rejects an era of radical change. An utterly absorbing story told in an enchanting and unforgettable voice, The Teahouse Fire is a lively, provocative, and lushly detailed historical novel of epic scope and compulsive readability.
Young Anita Valerio, radical lesbian feminist, poet and performance artist realizes she is transsexual and begins testosterone hormone treatment as the first stage of transitioning to the male gender and renaming herself Max Wolf Valerio. This autobiography follows Valerio from childhood into his mid 30's. He analyzes the differences between the genders that the roles of estrogen and testosterone play. As he transitions, he muses and compares various issues, such as authority, emotional intensity, territoriality, violence, social constructs, and intensity of sexual behaviors. This book is quite compelling both for the personal process and Valerio's ability to question normative male behaviors as he finds himself responding to both the testosterone and the male culture.
Brilliant short stories, some first published in "The Ladder," from the acclaimed Jane Rule, author of Desert of the Heart and Memory Board. In the sensual and tender "Middle Children," two closeted young lesbians radiate the joy of their love into the tumultuous lives around them... In "A Television Drama," Carolee Mitchell witnesses the capture of a wounded fugitive -and the blurring of the boundaries between reality and unreality. Young Maly learns to contend with the games of her brother and his new friend by devising a game of her own... In "My Father's House." In "My Country Wrong," an American lesbian returns at Christmas time to Vietnam-era San Francisco. In the humorous story "House," an uninhibited, non-conformist family tries conventionality on for size... Ruth hires Anna -but the women's relationship encompasses far more complicated Issues than Anna being Ruth's "Housekeeper." In the unforgettable "In the Basement of the House" a young woman grapples with the forces that entwine her life with a conventional-appearing husband and wife... And in a story that ranks with the greatest ever written, lesbian Alice occupies... "The Attic of the House." ...And more, much more. This outstanding collection, from one of the most gifted writers of our generation, deserves a permanent place on your bookshelf.
Mishael Taylor, an Elite Operative top agent, is used to getting her way. When she's assigned to steal the priceless Blue Star Diamond from Dutch countess Kristine Marie van der Jagt, Mishael is caught off guard when the countess manages to steal her heart.
Even before the author lost her sight, she was interested in how things are never as we recall them.
Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophyis an accessible and thought-provoking examination of the way films raise and explore complex philosophical ideas. Written in a clear and engaging style, Thomas Wartenberg examines films' ability to discuss, and even criticize ideas that have intrigued and puzzled philosophers over the centuries such as the nature of personhood, the basis of morality, and epistemological skepticism. Beginning with a demonstration of how specific forms of philosophical discourse are presented cinematically, Wartenberg moves on to offer a systematic account of the ways in which specific films undertake the task of philosophy. Focusing on the films The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Modern Times, The Matrix, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, The Flicker, and Empire, Wartenberg shows how these films express meaningful and pertinent philosophical ideas. This book is essential reading for students of philosophy with an interest in film, aesthetics, and film theory. It will also be of interest to film enthusiasts intrigued by the philosophical implications of film.
Gay private eye Don Strachey is not fond of Queer Nation activist John Rutka, who has been selfrighteously Outing Albany's closeted gays. But when Rutka is shot and his house firebombed, Strachey agrees to help only to lose his client in what looks like an act of violent retribution. Using Rutka's files, Strachey searches for the perpetrator and discovers that Rutka had been closing in on a major figure, Strachey must track down this dangerous homophobe, then destroy the files.
Seven short stories: Three Stratagems, The Robin, A Moment of Green Laurel, The Zenner Trophy, Erlinda and Mr Coffin, Pages from an Abandoned Journal, and The Ladies in the Library.
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