Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock

Mark Tewksbury is healthier referred to as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His awesome sixteen-year athletic profession integrated 3 Olympic medals, a number of international files, and inductions into 3 significant halls of popularity: the Canadian Olympic corridor of repute, the Canadian activities corridor of popularity, and the overseas Swimming corridor of status. even though retired as an athlete, Tewksbury is still a hugely revered public determine. He added prized swimming research for the CBC from the 2004 Athens Olympic video games, hosts the invention Channel's well known How it really is Made express, and is Co-President of the 1st international Outgames, Montreal 2006.Tewksbury has spoken to thousands as a part of his eighteen-year conversing profession and is still a lot well known as an inspirational speaker to businesses and businesses all over the world. For his energetic humanitarianism, he used to be provided an honorary doctorate from the college of Western Ontario in 2001, and in 2005 Tewksbury was once presented the foreign individual of the yr Award at Sao Paulo satisfaction in Brazil. He at present lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

For extra on Mark Tewksbury, please stopover at www.MarkTewksbury.com

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Willful Machines

By Tim Floreen

The closeted son of an ultra-conservative president needs to preserve a budding romance mystery from his father whereas maintaining himself from a sentient desktop application that’s terrorizing the United States—and has zeroed in on him as its subsequent target—in this “socially wide awake sci-fi mystery to shelve among The Terminator and Romeo and Juliet” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

In the close to destiny, scientists create what could be a new type of existence: a man-made human named Charlotte. All is going good till Charlotte escapes, transfers her awareness to the net, and starts terrorizing the yank public.

Charlotte’s assaults have every body on excessive alert—everyone other than Lee Fisher, the closeted son of the united states president. Lee has different issues to fret approximately, like preserving his mystery provider element from checking out approximately his overwhelm on Nico, the eccentric, Shakespeare-obsessed new boy in school. And holding Nico from checking out approximately his contemporary suicide try out. And retaining himself from freaking out approximately all his secrets.

But while assaults begin occurring at his institution, Lee realizes he’s Charlotte’s subsequent aim. Even worse, Nico can be a part of Charlotte’s plan too.

As Lee races to save lots of himself, discover Charlotte’s plan, and determine if he can belief Nico, he involves a complete new realizing of what it ability to be alive…and what makes existence worthy residing.

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Sapphistries: A Global History of Love between Women (Intersections)

By Leila J. Rupp

From the traditional poet Sappho to tombois in modern Indonesia, girls all through historical past and around the world have wanted, enjoyed, and had intercourse with different girls. In appealing prose, Sapphistries tells their tales, taking pictures the multitude of the way that varied societies have formed girl same-sex sexuality throughout time and place.

Leila J. Rupp unearths how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the potential of love among girls has been recognized, even if it's feared, neglected, or denied. We pay attention girls within the sex-segregated areas of convents and harems whispering phrases of affection. We see girls starting to locate one another at the streets of London and Amsterdam, within the aristocratic circles of Paris, within the factories of Shanghai. we discover women’s wish and love for girls assembly the sunshine of day as jap schoolgirls fall in love, and lesbian bars and golf equipment unfold from Twenties Berlin to Fifties Buffalo. And we come upon a global of distinction within the twenty-first century, as transnational thoughts and lesbian identities meet neighborhood understandings of ways ladies may love every one other.

Giving voice to phrases from the mouths and pens of girls, and from men’s prohibitions, experiences, literature, paintings, imaginings, pornography, and lawsuits, Rupp additionally creatively employs fiction to visualize probabilities whilst there isn't any ancient evidence. Sapphistries combines lyrical narrative with meticulous historic study, supplying an eminently readable and uniquely sweeping tale of hope, love, and intercourse among ladies all over the world from the start of time to the present.

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Melusine

By Sarah Monette

Mélusine-a urban of secrets and techniques and lies, excitement and ache, magic and corruption. it really is the following that wizard Felix Harrowgate and cat-burglar Mildmay the Fox will locate their destinies intertwined in a global of sensuality and savagery.

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Gus Van Sant: His Own Private Cinema (Modern Filmmakers)

This incisive e-book presents an in-depth serious and biographical examine of the inventive diversity of movie director Gus Van Sant.

• unique interviews carried out for the venture with movie pupil Peter Tonguette, movie editors Pietro Scalia and Vladis Oskarsdottir, and others

• photos of Van Sant at paintings on his films

• an intensive bibliography of books that replicate the homosexual way of life and eclectic, creative nature of Van Sant

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The Virtu (Doctrine of Labyrinths, Book 2)

By Sarah Monette

Felix Harrowgate used to be a strong wizard till his former grasp wrenched Felix's magic from him and used it to shatter the Virtu-the orb that's the keystone for the security and magic of the wizards of town. Felix's in basic terms probability to reclaim the existence he as soon as knew is to revive the Virtu.

Mildmay the Fox was once an murderer and a cat-burglar-until a curse stuck up with him and his existence replaced eternally. Now his destiny is tied to Felix's, for reliable or in poor health, through blood...and through magic. With Mildmay's aid, Felix needs to fix that which has been damaged, and face the shadows of his earlier.

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Lonely Shore (Chaos Station Book 2)

By Kelly Jensen, Jenn Burke

Book of Chaos Station

All they could do is stay day to day…

Felix Ingesson has back to his tasks because the Chaos's engineer with Zander Anatolius, his ex-boyfriend-turned-broken-super-soldier, at his facet. Hope potential anything back. yet there is not anything Felix can do to conflict the alien poison flowing via Zander's veins, or his approaching psychological decline. With every one passing day, the unwanted effects of Zander's experimental education have gotten tougher to ignore.

When the ruthless Agrius Cartel seeks their revenge—including an ambush and an try and kidnap the Chaos's crew—Zander is driven over the sting. He can now not disguise his indicators, nor does he are looking to. yet hurting Felix while he isn't in command of himself is Zander's worst nightmare—when it approximately occurs, he has the same opinion to hunt support. no matter if that suggests trusting the unknown.

As Zander areas his lifestyles in alien arms, Felix appoints himself his lover's keeper. And notwithstanding he attempts to be powerful, he cannot forget about the truth that he could lose Zander…forever this time.

Don't omit the beginning of the series—Chaos Station is on the market now!

67,000 words

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Man About Town

By Mark Merlis

Joel Lingeman has been set adrift. till lately, lifestyles was once 'relative contentedness'; operating for Congress, frequenting the Hill membership a bit too often, cooking dinner for 2 each evening and regimen intercourse on Sundays. Now Sam, his lover of fifteen years, has left him for a beautiful twenty-three 12 months outdated and he can't ranking a trick within the sleaziest pick-up joint on the town. Joel's revulsion for the politics round him has dissipated into gentle enjoyment on the 'social Darwinists' able to grab the final cents from the fingers of the previous and ill. And he's more and more obsessed via the various lives he can have led. while a teenage delusion reasserts itself, the blond haired demi-god his eye as soon as fell upon modelling swimsuits at the back of an outdated journal, Joel is triumph over by means of a pervasive feel of loss and embarks on a quest to seek down 'the Santa Fe boy'. Astutely saw and resonant with darkish, sardonic undertones, guy approximately city is an unforgettable novel approximately wasting your means, your vainness and your protection.

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Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence (A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing)

By Ross Mathews

As a tender child turning out to be up in a farm city, Ross Mathews may possibly to boot have wanted for a puppy unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to develop in his entrance backyard. both of these far-fetched fantasies could were prone to come precise than his actual dream: operating in tv in Hollywood, California. heavily, that stuff simply does not ensue to humans like Ross. yet bet what. It absolutely did.

Now, along with his first e-book, Ross takes us inside of his trip as a super-fan, revealing the main embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town lifestyles and big-city adventures. From studying to swear like a hardened trucker to that point in highschool while needed to face down the main scary opponent of all (his girlfriend's woman bits), Ross holds not anything again. Oh, then there is his strangely shady earlier regarding the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously harmful pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, in fact, how he is controlled to show an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and numerous extra with no ever having a unmarried restraining order issued opposed to him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, targeted voice, and overall honesty, guy UP! is a undertaking assertion for an individual who does not healthy the mould. His hasn't been the main conventional technique to construct a profession in Hollywood, yet Ross has one way or the other controlled to make his mark with out ever compromising who he's. he's as occupied with this as he's approximately Golden ladies minutiae: you don't want to alter who you're to accomplish your desires (although there is not anything flawed with a makeover each now and then). you simply have to guy Up!

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Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

By Julia Serano

In the up-to-date moment variation of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual girl whose supremely clever writing displays her various historical past as a lesbian transgender activist biologist, stocks her strong reviews and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to exhibit the ways that worry, suspicion, and dismissiveness towards femininity form our societal attitudes towards trans ladies, in addition to gender and sexuality as a whole.

Serano's well-honed arguments stem from her skill to bridge the space among the often-disparate organic and social views on gender. during this provocative manifesto, she exposes how deep-rooted the cultural trust is that femininity is frivolous, vulnerable, and passive, and the way this “feminine” weak point exists purely to draw and appease male desire.

In addition to debunking well known misconceptions approximately transsexuality, Serano makes the case that cutting-edge feminists and transgender activists needs to paintings to embody and empower femininity—in all of its wondrous forms.

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