Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer

By Riki Wilchins

A one-stop, no-nonsense creation to the center of postmodern idea, quite its effect on queer and gender reports. Nationally identified gender activist Riki Wilchins combines hassle-free prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, in addition to her personal lifestyles, to lead the reader during the principles that experience perpetually altered our realizing of our bodies, intercourse and wish. this can be that infrequent postmodern concept booklet that mixes accessibility, ardour, own event and utilized politics, noting at each flip why those rules subject and the way they could impact your day-by-day life.

Riki Wilchins is the founding government director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition. the writer of learn My Lips and GenderQueer. She used to be chosen through Time journal as one in all “100 Civic Innovators for the twenty first Century.”

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Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

Raised like a princess in a single of the main robust households within the American South, Henrietta Bingham was once provided the helm of a publishing empire. in its place, she ripped throughout the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald personality: intoxicating and intoxicated, egocentric and shameless, seductive and incredible, endearing and sometimes extraordinarily bothered. In manhattan, Louisville, and London, she drove either males and girls wild with wish, and her early life blazed with intercourse. yet her love affairs with ladies made her the topic of derision and triggered a physician to attempt to therapy her queerness. After the rate and enjoyment of her early a long time, the toxicity of judgment from others, coupled along with her personal anxieties, ended in years of habit and breakdowns. and maybe so much painfully, she grew to become a resource of embarrassment for her family--she used to be classified "a three-dollar bill." yet forebears can turn into fairy-tale figures, particularly after they defy culture and are spoken of in simple terms in whispers. For the biographer and historian Emily Bingham, the key of who her great-aunt was once, and simply why her tale was once hid for therefore lengthy, resulted in Irrepressible: The Jazz Age lifetime of Henrietta Bingham.

Henrietta rode the cultural cusp as a muse to the Bloomsbury crew, the daughter of the ambassador to the uk through the upward push of Nazism, the seductress of royalty and athletic champions, and a pre-Stonewall determine who by no means buckled to conference. Henrietta's audacious physicality made her unforgettable in her personal time, and her ecstatic and harrowing lifestyles serves as an impressive reminder of the tales that lie buried in our personal families.

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The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story

By A. Revathi, V. Geetha

We received stared at much. humans requested out loudly—some out of interest, others out of malice—whether we have been males or girls or ‘number nines’ or devadasis. a number of males made daring to the touch us, on our backs, on our shoulders. a few tried to snatch our breasts. ‘Original or duplicate?’ they shouted and hooted. At such moments I felt depression and questioned if there could ever be a fashion for us to stay with dignity and make a good dwelling. Revathi used to be born a boy, yet felt and behaved like a lady. In telling her existence tale, Revathi conjures up marvellously the deep unease of being within the incorrect physique that plagued her from youth. To be precise to herself, to flee the consistent violence visited upon her by means of her kinfolk and group, the village-born Revathi ran away to Delhi to affix a home of hijras. Her lifestyles grew to become an enormous sequence of harmful actual and emotional trips to turn into a girl and to discover love. the reality approximately Me is the unflinchingly brave and relocating autobiography of a hijra who fought ridicule, persecution and violence either inside her domestic and outdoors to discover a lifetime of dignity.

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Skip Trace (Chaos Station Book 3)

By Kelly Jensen, Jenn Burke

Book 3 of Chaos Station

Zander Anatolius has been revived from the deadly results of the super-soldier application, yet now he has to stand his estranged relatives and inform a narrative few could think. along with his lover and the staff of the Chaos at his facet, Zander returns domestic to a media frenzy, threats from the army and strain to hitch the kin business.

Felix Ingesson nonetheless struggles with the horror of believing Zander useless. And regardless of how powerful their emotional connection is, Felix feels misplaced within the glittery international of Zander's wealthy kin. His lover will be and not using a damaged, low-class ship's engineer preserving him back.

When the group gets notice that one other of Zander's former teammates wishes rescue, Felix travels with the Chaos…setting Zander loose. but if Zander is arrested for treason, the boys observe they want one another up to ever—not basically to outlive, yet to make their lives worthy living.

Don't leave out the beginning of the series—Chaos Station and Lonely Shore can be found now!

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Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships

Written by way of skilled lesbian therapists, Lesbian Couples covers a number of topics—commitment ceremonies and marriage, residing preparations, paintings, funds, togetherness and separate identities, popping out to friends and family, resolving clash and realizing every one other—and makes use of various useful examples and problem-solving suggestions, drawing from study performed on lesbian during the last decade. The publication can pay specific recognition to adjustments of race, category, age and actual skill, and addresses the problems raised while one or either companions are recuperating from alcohol, substance, or sexual abuse. The publication additionally addresses alterations that lesbians could stumble upon of their relationships relating to such concerns as butch-femme, transgender identification, bisexuality, monogamy, and s/m. completely readable and very necessary, with an up to date source advisor, Lesbian Couples is a e-book that each lesbian should want to own.

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Erosistible

A week in paradise - with the ex-girlfriend from Hell.

Winifred Martin has a brand new activity, newfound self assurance, and a glamorous new lover. in reality, after relocating on from a heart-wrenching breakup, Win has an entire new existence.

Benedikte (Benny) Fiske has additionally bought up and moved on, too - to an excellent Greek island the place she will be able to put money into herself back and locate peace and quiet.

When Win arrives at a sumptuous boutique lodge for a far expected week of sunlight and intercourse along with her new female friend, she is shocked to discover her ex-girlfriend, Benny, is the owner. Benny is both stunned to discover Win doing so good and looking out so gorgeous...far too stunning. She's confident Win is losing her time in this vacuous new lover. actually, she has loads of evaluations on Win and her new existence - the most powerful being Benny could be again in it.

Nestled within the appealing Aegean on an island blessed by way of Eros, the God of affection himself, Benny unearths no loss of concept in her quest to woo again her misplaced love. Her tools, although, are the stuff myths are made of.

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The Killing Room

By Gerri Hill

Denver detective Jake McCoy is attempting to recover—both bodily and emotionally—from the capturing loss of life of a tender boy that still left her injured. She quickly unearths herself rehabbing at her cabin within the mountains, soaking within the distant usual springs—which is strictly the place Psychologist Nicole Westbrook holidays and shortly stumbles throughout her...

When Nicole leaves tomorrow, the 2 girls recognize little extra in regards to the except her first name—yet they're now enthusiasts rather than strangers.

When Jake returns to Denver, a serial homicide research quickly leads her to Nicole. because the research develops, their actual allure threatens to compromise the case. Nicole unearths herself suffering to stay within the specialist closet that she's been hiding in for therefore long—a position the place an out cop like Jake McCoy easily doesn't belong.

Once the crimes are solved, will the ladies cross their separate methods? Or will the actual appeal and the mild tug of affection end up that opposites do attract...

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What's Love Got to Do with It?: Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic (Latin America Otherwise)

By Denise Brennan

In destinations worldwide, intercourse tourism is a booming business. what is Love obtained to Do with It? is an in-depth exam of the motivations of staff, consumers, and others attached to the intercourse tourism company in Sosúa, a city at the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Denise Brennan considers why Dominican and Haitian girls circulate to Sosúa to pursue intercourse paintings and describes how intercourse travelers, essentially Europeans, come to Sosúa to shop for intercourse affordably and dwell out racialized fantasies. For the intercourse employees, Brennan explains, the intercourse exchange is greater than a method of survival—it is an development procedure that hinges on their winning “performance” of affection. lots of those girls search to show a commercialized sexual transaction right into a long term dating that can result in marriage, migration, and a fashion out of poverty.

Illuminating the advanced international of Sosúa’s intercourse enterprise in wealthy element, Brennan attracts on large interviews not just with intercourse staff and consumers, but additionally with others who facilitate and enjoy the intercourse exchange. She weaves those voices into an research of Dominican financial and migration histories to think about the opportunities—or lack thereof—available to terrible Dominican girls. She indicates how those ladies, neighborhood actors stuck in an internet of worldwide financial family, try and reap the benefits of the international males who're in Sosúa to use them. via her certain learn of the lives and dealing stipulations of the ladies in Sosúa’s intercourse alternate, Brennan increases vital questions about women’s energy, keep an eye on, and possibilities in a globalized economy.

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The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves

By Sarah Moon, James Lecesne

Life-saving letters from a glittering wishlist of most sensible authors.

If you acquired a letter out of your older self, what do you think that it can say? What do you would like it is going to say?

That the boy you have been crushing on in heritage seems to be homosexual too, and that you just turn into boyfriends in collage? That the bully who's making your existence depressing will someday turn into so insignificant that you just won't have in mind his identify until eventually he exhibits up at your e-book signing?

In this anthology, sixty-three award-winning authors reminiscent of Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, Jacqueline Woodson, Gregory Maguire, David Levithan, and Armistead Maupin make creative trips into their pasts, telling their more youthful selves what they'd have beloved to grasp then approximately their lives as Lesbian, homosexual, Bisexual, or Transgendered humans. via tales, in photographs, with bracing honesty, those are phrases of affection and knowing, purposes to carry on for the higher destiny forward.

They will inform you issues approximately your favourite authors that you just by no means knew ahead of. and they'll inform you approximately your self.

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The Culture of Desire: Paradox and Perversity in Gay Lives Today

By Frank Browning

Is there this sort of factor as an American homosexual culture--a set of kinds, values, and behaviors that arises no longer from ethnicity or faith yet from sexual orientation? How is that tradition transmitted? and the way is it prone to continue to exist the depradations of homophobia and AIDS? those questions are explored via Browning, a reporter for NPR.

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