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Fiction

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

by Saenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


Boy Meets Boy

Boy Meets Boy

by Levithan, David

Summary

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance. When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right. This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.


Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited

by Waugh, Evelyn

Summary

Evelyn Waugh’s most celebrated novel is a memory drama about the intense entanglement of the narrator, Charles Ryder, with a great Anglo-Catholic family. Written during World War II, the novel mourns the passing of the aristocratic world Waugh knew in his youth and vividly recalls the sensuous pleasures denied him by wartime austerities; in so doing it also provides a profound study of the conflict between the demands of religion and the desires of the flesh. At once romantic, sensuous, comic, and somber,Brideshead Revisitedtranscends Waugh’s familiar satiric exploration of his cast of lords and ladies, Catholics and eccentrics, artists and misfits, revealing him to be an elegiac, lyrical novelist of the utmost feeling and lucidity.


Crossing Lines

Crossing Lines

by Volponi, Paul

Summary

Adonis is a jock. He's on the football team and he's dating one of the prettiest girls in school. Alan is the new kid. He wears lipstick and joins the Fashion Club. Soon enough the football team is out to get him. Adonis is glad to go along with his teammates ... until they come up with a dangerous plan to humiliate Alan. Now Adonis must decide whether he wants to be a guy who follows the herd or a man who does what's right.


Every Day

Every Day

by Levithan, David

Summary

A has no friends. No parents. No family. No possessions. No home, even. Because every day, A wakes up in the body of a different person. A is able to access each person's memory, enough to be able to get through the day without parents, friends, and teachers realizing this is not their child, not their friend, not their student. Because it isn't. It's A. It's a lonely existence—until, one day, it isn't. A meets a girl named Rhiannon. And A falls for her after a perfect day together. But when night falls, it's over. Because A can never be the same person twice. But yet, A can't stop thinking about Rhiannon. She becomes A's reason for existing. So every day, in different bodies—of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and walks of life—A tries to get back to her and convince her of their love. But can their love transcend such an obstacle? Fans of David Levithan's books, fromBoy Meets Boy to Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlistwith Rachel Cohn, toWill Grayson, Will Graysonwith John Green, will not want to miss this wholly unique love story.


Everything Leads to You

Everything Leads to You

by LaCour, Nina

Summary

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world. Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She's enigmatic.... She's beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi's understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.


George

George

by Gino, Alex

Summary

When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be "Charlotte's Web." George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part ... because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.


Gracefully Grayson

Gracefully Grayson

by Polonsky, Amy

Summary

Grayson, a transgender twelve-year-old, learns to accept her true identity and share it with the world.


Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle

by Smith, Andrew

Summary

In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend Robby have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.


I'll Give you the Sun

I'll Give you the Sun

by Nelson, Jandy

Summary

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah.


Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

by Puig, Manuel

Summary

In a prison cell somewhere in Latin America, two very different men warily confront each other. Molina is first seen wrapping his head in a towel, in the shape of a turban, while Valentin, bearded and classically macho in appearance, watches with a mixture of fascination and revulsion. During the time spent together, the two men come to understand and respect each other.


Middlesex

Middlesex

by Eugenides, Jeffrey

Summary

In the spring of 1974, Calliope Stephanides, a student at a girls' school in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, finds herself drawn to a chain-smoking strawberry blond classmate with a gift for acting. The passion that furtively develops between them - along with Callie's failure to develop - leads Callie to suspect that she is not like other girls. In fact, she is not really a girl at all." "The explanation for this shocking state of affairs is a rare genetic mutation - and a guilty secret - that have followed Callie's grandparents from the crumbling Ottoman Empire to Prohibition-era Detroit and beyond, outlasting the glory days of the Motor City, the race riots of 1967, and the family's second migration, into the foreign country known as suburbia. Thanks to the gene, Callie is part girl, part boy. And even though the gene's epic travels have ended, her own odyssey has only begun.


More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not

by Silvera, Adam

Summary

When it first gets announced, the Leteo Institute's memory-alteration procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto--miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. Aaron can't forget how he's grown up poor, how his friends all seem to shrug him off, and how his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. He has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough. Then Thomas shows up. He doesn't mind Aaron's obsession over the Scorpius Hawthorne books and has a sweet movie set-up on his roof. There are nicknames. Aaron's not only able to be himself, but happiness feels easy with Thomas. The love Aaron discovers may cost him what's left of his life, but since Aaron can't suddenly stop being gay Leteo may be the only way out.


Openly Straight

Openly Straight

by Konigsberg, Bill

Summary

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay.


Parrotfish

Parrotfish

by Wittlinger, Ellen

Summary

Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl, but it’s a shock to everyone when she cuts her hair short, buys some men’s clothes, and announces she’d like to be called by a new name, Grady. Grady is happy about his decision to finally be true to himself, despite the practical complications, like which gym locker room to use. And though he didn’t expect his family and friends to be happy about his decision, he also didn’t expect kids at school to be downright nasty about it. But as the victim of some cruel jokes, Grady also finds unexpected allies in this thought-provoking novel that explores struggles any reader can relate to.


Stick

Stick

by Smith, Andrew

Summary

Fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he's tall and thin) is bullied for being "deformed" - he was born with only one ear. His older brother Bosten is always there to defend Stick. But the boys can't defend one another from their abusive parents.

When Stick realizes Bosten is gay, he knows that to survive his father's anger, Bosten must leave home. Stick has to find his brother, or he will never feel whole again. In his search, he will encounter good people, bad people, and people who are simply indifferent to kids from the wrong side of the tracks. But he never loses hope of finding love - and his brother.


The Line of Beauty

The Line of Beauty

by Hollinghurst, Alan

Summary

It is the summer of 1983, and young Nick Guest has moved into an attic room in the Notting Hill home of the Feddens: Gerald, an ambitious new Tory MP, his wealthy wife Rachel, and their children Toby and Catherine. Nick had idolized Toby at Oxford, but in his London life it will be the troubled Catherine, the critic and rebel of the family, who becomes both his friend and his uneasy responsibility. As the boom years of the mid-80s unfold, Nick, an innocent in matters of politics and money, becomes caught up in the Feddens' world - its grand parties, its surprising alliances, its parade of monsters both comic and menacing. In an era of endless possibility, Nick finds himself able to pursue his own private obsession, with beauty - a prize as compelling to him as power and riches are to his friends. An affair with a young black council worker gives him his first experience of romance; but it is a later affair, with a beautiful millionaire, that will change his life more drastically and bring into question the larger fantasies of a ruthless decade.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Chbosky, Stephen

Summary

Socially awkward teen Charlie is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam and her step-brother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie's inner sadness threatens to shatter his newfound confidence.


The Rainbow

The Rainbow

by Lawrence, D. H.

Summary

Spanning the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, D. H. Lawrence’s provocative novel traces the lives of three generations of one family on their Nottinghamshire farm. Rooted in an agrarian past, Tom and Lydia Brangwen and their descendants find themselves navigating a rapidly changing world—a world of unprecedented individualism, alienation, and liberation. Banned after an obscenity trial in 1915 for its frankness about sexuality, THE RAINBOW was most remarkable for the path-breaking journeys of its female characters, particularly that of Ursula Brangwen, whose destiny Lawrence explored further in his next novel,Women in Love.

In its surface drama, in its capacious and expansive rhythms which so resemble the rhythms of nature itself, THE RAINBOW is one of the world’s great examples of the multi-generational family saga. But the large claim that Lawrence’s masterpiece has made on the attention of readers and critics stems less from this fact than from the deeper parallel history he provides for the Brangwens—a history of the growth of their souls, moving in a great arc from sensuality to self-awareness and freedom.


The Swimming Pool Library

The Swimming Pool Library

by Hollinghurst, Alan

Summary

In 1983 London, the privileged, gay, and sexually irresistible 25-year-old protagonist Will saves the life of an elderly aristocrat having a heart-attack in a public lavatory. This chance meeting sets in process a chain of events that will ultimately require the highly intelligent but essentially carefree Will to substantially re-evaluate his sense of the past and of his family's history.


Two Boys Kissing

Two Boys Kissing

by Levithan, David

Summary

New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS. While the two increasingly dehydrated and sleep-deprived boys are locking lips, they become a focal point in the lives of other teen boys dealing with languishing long-term relationships, coming out, navigating gender identity, and falling deeper into the digital rabbit hole of gay hookup sites—all while the kissing former couple tries to figure out their own feelings for each other. This follow-up to the bestselling Every Day showcases David's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, and serves as a perfect thematic bookend to David's YA debut and breakthrough, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2013.


We Are All Made of Molecules

We Are All Made of Molecules

by Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin

Summary

Thirteen-year-old brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when, two years after Stewart's mother died, his father moves in with his new girlfriend--Ashley's mother, whose gay ex-husband lives in their guest house.

 

Nonfiction

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples

by Hertz, Frederick

Summary

Protect your rights -- protect your relationship Laws affecting LGBT couples are changing rapidly, and while its an exciting time for all gay and lesbian partners, keeping up with the myriad ways the shifting legal landscape touches your family life can be daunting. Now more than ever, its important that you take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don't, you run the risk of being shut out of each others lives -- and the lives of children you co- parent -- in times of medical, financial or personal crisis. Fortunately, this practical guide is updated with the latest legal information and legislation that will help you and your same-sex partner protect and exercise your rights, and make sound decisions as a couple. A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples covers these important subjects, and many more: . making practical decisions about living together . planning for medical emergencies -- making medical decisions for one another and taking care of each others finances when one partner is incapacitated . domestic partner benefits and how to obtain them . buying property together . providing for each other upon death . practical and legal aspects of having and raising children . marriage laws for all 50 states The updated edition of A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples is updated to provide the latest information on same-sex marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships in the U.S., Canada and around the world, as well as all the recent developments in same- sex partnership law. Plus, create essential legal documents using the step-by-step instructions included.


A Queer Reader

A Queer Reader

by Higgins, Patrick

Summary

A Queer Reader is a rich and provocative collection of writings about male homosexuality—a gay version of Bartlett’s Quotations, with authors ranging from Plato to Andy Warhol. Arranging entries chronologically and drawing on sources from the Satyricon to Gay News, from Michelangelo&squo;s sonnets to a speech in the House of Lords, from sexually explicit graffiti found in Pompeii to a Playboy interview with David Bowie, Patrick Higgins uses novels, biographies, autobiographies, histories, and ephemera to present gay history as never before.


Beyond Magenta

Beyond Magenta

by Kuklin, Susan

Summary

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender , and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.


Branded by the Pink Triangle

Branded by the Pink Triangle

by Setterington, Ken

Summary

A history of the persecution of gay people by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.


Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

by Yoshino, Kenji

Summary

"Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life." "Against conventional understanding, Kenji Yoshino argues that the demand to cover can pose a hidden threat to our civil rights. Though we have come to some consensus against penalizing people for differences based on race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and disability, we still routinely deny equal treatment to people who refuse to downplay differences along these lines. Racial minorities are pressed to "act white" by changing their names, languages, or cultural practices. Women are told to "play like men" at work. Gays are asked not to engage in public displays of same-sex affection. The devout are instructed to minimize expressions of faith, and individuals with disabilities are urged to conceal the paraphernalia that permit them to function. In a wide-ranging analysis, Yoshino demonstrates that American civil rights law has generally ignored the threat posed by these covering demands. With passion and rigor, he shows that the work of civil rights will not be complete until it attends to the harms of coerced conformity."


Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

by Sedaris, David

Summary

David Sedaris plays in the snow with his sisters. He goes on vacation with his family. He gets a job selling drinks. He attends his brother's wedding. He mops his sister's floor. He gives directions to a lost traveler. He eats a hamburger. He has his blood sugar tested. It all sounds so normal, doesn't it? In his newest collection of essays, David Sedaris lifts the corner of ordinary life, revealing the absurdity teeming below its surface. His world is alive with obscure desires and hidden motives -- a world where forgiveness is automatic and an argument can be the highest form of love. Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim is another unforgettable collection from one of the wittiest and most original writers at work today.


Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adopting or Using a Surrogate to Choosing the Perfect Father

Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices: From Adopting or Using a Surrogate to Choosing the Perfect Father

by Sember, Brette McWhorter

Summary

Creating a family is one of the greatest joys a couple can have, but gay and lesbian couples face unique challenges when they wish to become parents together. Gay & Lesbian Parenting Choices provides a complete explanation of the many ways gay or lesbian couples can create a family and the legal hoops they must jump through as part of the process.


Gay Parenting: Complete Guide for Same-sex Families

Gay Parenting: Complete Guide for Same-sex Families

by Priwer, Shana

Summary

This insightful, thoroughly researched guide offers sage advice for same-sex families in every stage, from making the decision to have children to dealing with embarrassed teenagers. Discover the ways same sex parents should accent family pride to deal with being more visibly out. Explore the options for bringing children into your lives, including adoption, fostering, surrogacy, and donor insemination.


GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Teens

by Huegel, Kelly

Summary

If you're a GLBTQ teen ... or think you might be ... or know someone Who is ... this book is for you. Discovering that you might be gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender is a big revelation. Accepting it is a process full of questions, challenges, worries, and fears. One thing that can help in that process is information. This book provides the answers, insight, and support queer or questioning teens need, putting to rest myths and stereotypes about what it means to be GLBTQ


Hollywood Gays

Hollywood Gays

by Hadleigh, Boze

Summary

Helps blow the cover off the gilded cage. It opens the closet door for a look at, and conversation with, ten gay men of the silver screen.


In and Out of Hollywood: A Biographer's Memoirs

In and Out of Hollywood: A Biographer's Memoirs

by Higham, Charles

Summary

As a best-selling biographer of numerous Hollywood greats-Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Howard Hughes, and Cary Grant among them-Charles Higham has been privy to the public and private joys, tragedies, scandals, and desires of many of the darlings of Hollywood’s red carpet.In and Out of Hollywoodis Higham’s own life story, replete with a vibrant cast that includes stars from Marlene Dietrich to Clint Eastwood to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Born into a life of privilege in 1930s England, Higham endured a difficult childhood. To escape a tortured family situation, Higham married early despite his awakening homosexuality and fled to Australia with his wife to begin a new life as a poet, journalist, and editor. By the 1960s he had settled in Hollywood. It was here that he struck gold by finding and writing about the reels of Orson Welles’s legendary unfinished Latin American epic filmIt’s All True, long thought lost in a Paramount vault. This momentous find rocketed Higham to the A-list. He soon became aNew York Timesfeature writer and sought-after biographer lauded for his pioneering style.

In and Out of Hollywoodcontains Higham’s personal reflections on the stars he has known over the past forty years. From his insider perch he reveals Hollywood’s inner life: how Bette Davis influenced the death of her second husb∧ how Walt Disney’s dark vision devolved into bright animated features he astonishingly despised; how leading actors clandestinely participated in gay activities. Higham’s memoir also charts his work as a political commentator, historian, poet, and playwright; describes the dangers and excitements of gay life before AIDS; and recounts his eventual discovery of a lasting relationship.In and Out of Hollywoodis a lively tour through several decades of changing times and personalities behind the scenes of the American film world.


It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living

by Savage, Dan; Miller, Terry

Summary

Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves.

After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere.

It Gets Betteris a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories,It Gets Betterreminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.


Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls

by Sedaris, David

Summary

A guy walks into a bar car and...

From here the story could take many turns. When this guy is David Sedaris, the possibilities are endless, but the result is always the same: he will both delight you with twists of humor and intelligence and leave you deeply moved.

Sedaris remembers his father's dinnertime attire (shirtsleeves and underpants), his first colonoscopy (remarkably pleasant), and the time he considered buying the skeleton of a murdered Pygmy.

With Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris shows once again why his work has been called "hilarious, elegant, and surprisingly moving"


LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide

LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Apelqvist, Eva

Summary

According to the 2010 United States Census, there are 650,000 same-sex couple households in the U.S., and an estimated one-quarter of same-sex households are raising children. In the past few years, several states across the nation have passed Freedom to Marry bills for same-sex couples. But even with the rise in recognition of LGBTQ families, acceptance has not necessarily followed. Unfortunately, young adults in LGBTQ families encounter many challenges, from derision by their peers to the embarrassment of being viewed as different. LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide focuses on the difficulties young people face as members of households in which one or more members are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. This book offers encouragement, insights, and resources to help them cope with and embrace the uniqueness of their family life. Teens and adults from LGBTQ families and teens who identify as LGBTQ themselves tell their personal stories and share strategies they use to deal with a sometimes unaccepting society. Topics discussed include politics, religion, media, and bullying. Aimed at young adults with LGBTQ parents, teens who identify as LGBTQ, those who support LGBTQs, and anyone wanting to educate themselves on the topic, this book will help broaden understanding and enable teens and their peers to embrace the diversity of the modern family.


Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS

by John, Elton

Summary

A deeply personal account of Elton John's life during the era of AIDS and an inspiring call to action.

In the 1980s, Elton John saw friend after friend, loved one after loved one, perish needlessly from AIDS. He befriended Ryan White, a young Indiana boy ostracized because of his HIV infection. Ryan's inspiring life and devastating death led Elton to two realizations: His own life was a mess. And he had to do something to help stop the AIDS crisis.

Since then, Elton has dedicated himself to overcoming the plague and the stigma of AIDS. The Elton John AIDS Foundation has raised and donated $275 million to date to fighting the disease worldwide. Love Is the Cure includes stories of Elton's close friendships with Ryan White, Freddie Mercury, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, and others, and the story of the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Sales of Love Is the Cure benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation.


The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top

The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top

by Visage, Michelle

Summary

"Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some! In The Diva Rules, Visage shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you're dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells readers to "Keep Your Shit Together," "Give Good Face," and "Be Thankful You're a Misfit," in addition to 22 other invaluable life lessons on finding your power and sparkling your way to the top"


The Funny Thing Is…

The Funny Thing Is…

by Degeneres, Ellen

Summary

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...And I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book.

After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a work that is both easy to use and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is... contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche and offers innovative features including:

  • More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs.
  • Thousands of observations on everyday life -- from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem.
  • All twenty-six letters of the alphabet.

Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is... is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.


The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning: Everything Gay Men Need to  Know to Create a Fun, Romantic, and Memorable Ceremony

The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning: Everything Gay Men Need to Know to Create a Fun, Romantic, and Memorable Ceremony

by Toussaint, David

Summary

The go-to guide for a kick-ass wedding! Before you say, "I do," you've got a lot to do! This book reveals everything you need to know about planning the perfect wedding, from telling the folks to budgeting to writing vows that express what's in your heart. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is the perfect book for male couples who want to understand how to take the stress out of every stage of putting together a memorable ceremony and reception. In his lively, witty style, Toussaint reveals how to deal with relatives who may not be accepting of your lifestyle, how to search for gay-friendly vendors, and what grooms need to know about grooming. There are also fitness tips to keep guys in great shape. Featuring over 100 color photos, this user-friendly, 12-month guide walks you through all the essentials. There's practical advice on booking a site, hiring a band or DJ (or a drag queen), registering for flowers, and deciding just how gay you want your honeymoon to be. There are tips on other considerations: do you throw two bachelor parties or one?; who proposes to whom?; do you need two best men?; and is it still okay to throw the bouquet? Toussaint includes advice for every budget with money-saving "cheap tricks" that will help you celebrate without breaking the bank. Inspiring true stories of gay couples who found wedded bliss are included throughout. The Gay Couple's Guide to Wedding Planning is an indispensable resource for creating the ceremony of your dreams!


The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

by Faderman, Lillian

Summary

Winner of six Lambda Literary Awards, two Stonewall Book Awards from the American Library Association, and Yale's James Robert Brudner Memorial Prize and Lecture for Exemplary Scholarship in Lesbian/Gay Studies, Faderman is clearly the person to write a history of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights, from the 1950s onward. Drawing on extensive research, as well as 150 interviews; likely to be engrossingly written and seen as definitive.


The letter Q : queer writers' notes to their younger selves

The letter Q : queer writers' notes to their younger selves

by Various Authors

Summary

This book was conceived as part of the response to a spate of suicides among LGBT youth that revealed how vulnerable and isolated these teens often still are. The popularity of the "It Gets Better" YouTube campaign shows how badly needed are messages that tell LGBT teenagers that they will be OK if they just hang on.

The Letter Q takes this one step further by moving beyond the simple platitude of "it gets better" to tell a deeper and more personal story for each of its contributors. Each letter is like a tightly focused biography, where the writer reveals an aspect of his or her self that speaks to the heart of what's important to LGBT teens. With moving stories from contributors such as Brian Selznick, Michael Cunningham, Amy Bloom, David Levithan, and Rakesh Satyal, this is a book that should be available to every LGBT kid coming of age today and fans of this stellar list of authors.


The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

The Meaning of Matthew: My Son's Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed

by Shepard, Judy

Summary

Today, the name Matthew Shepard is synonymous with gay rights, but before his grisly murder in 1998, Matthew was simply Judy Shepard's son. For the first time in book form, Judy Shepard speaks about her loss, sharing memories of Matthew, their life as a typical American family, and the pivotal event in the small college town that changed everything.

The Meaning of Matthewfollows the Shepard family in the days immediately after the crime, when Judy and her husband traveled to see their incapacitated son, kept alive by life support machines; how the Shepards learned of the incredible response from strangers all across America who held candlelit vigils and memorial services for their child; and finally, how they struggled to navigate the legal system as Matthew's murderers were on trial. Heart-wrenchingly honest, Judy Shepard confides with readers about how she handled the crippling loss of her child, why she became a gay rights activist, and the challenges and rewards of raising a gay child in America today.

The Meaning of Matthewnot only captures the historical significance and complicated civil rights issues surrounding one young man's life and death, but it also chronicles one ordinary woman's struggle to cope with the unthinkable.


The Velvet Rage: What it Really Means to Grow up Gay in a Straight Man's World

The Velvet Rage: What it Really Means to Grow up Gay in a Straight Man's World

by Downs, Alan

Summary

Whether he is flamboyantly fashionable with a body chiseled to perfection or chronically dissatisfied and without lasting relationships, the stereotypical extremes of male gay behavior are fueled by the same dark force: shame.The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight man’s world, the experience of shame in childhood and adolescence sends a boy the message that he is other and that he is worthless. To avoid feeling shameful later in life—and even after he is no longer explicitly shamed by his sexuality—a gay man will quietly rage against the memory of this message and strive to excel dramatically to prove it wrong. The stereotypical manifestation of this inner battle is a gay man’s success in the arts, fashion and in his body image; as with all the other forms of beauty, creativity and success, he is hiding behind the facades he creates.Building on the collected psychological research and the author’s own experience of the past twenty years, The Velvet Rage will help gay men profoundly understand their dichotomous extremes. Explaining the psychological underpinnings of the forces at play in their lives, it also offers helpful strategies to stop the insidious cycle of avoidance and rage. Empowering and validating, The Velvet Rage will influence the public discourse on gay culture and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.


When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames

by Sedaris, David

Summary

Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in ruralNorth Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture toTokyoin order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring"


Workin' It!: RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

Workin' It! RuPaul's Guide to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

by RuPaul

Summary

More than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested and found true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

No more playing small, your time is now!

"Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colorful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four color photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!

 

Biographies

A Cup of Water Under My Bed

A Cup of Water Under My Bed

by Hernández, Daisy

Summary

It's 1980. Ronald Reagan has been elected president, John Lennon has been shot, and a little girl in New Jersey has been hauled off to English classes. Her teachers and parents and tias are expecting her to become white--like the Italians. This is the opening to A cup of water under my bed, the memoir of one Colombian-Cuban daughter's rebellions and negotiations with the women who raised her and the world that wanted to fit her into a cubbyhole. From language acquisition to coming out as bisexual to arriving as a reporting intern at the New York Times as the paper is rocked by its biggest plagiarism scandal, Daisy Hernandez chronicles what the women in her community taught her about race, sex, money, and love. This is a memoir about the private nexus of sexuality, immigration, race and class issues, but it is ultimately a daughter's cuento of how to take the lessons from home and shape them into a new, queer life.


A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster

A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster

by Moffat, Wendy

Summary

With the posthumous publication of his long-suppressed novel Mauricein 1970, E. M. Forster came out as a homosexual - though that revelation made barely a ripple in his literary reputation. As Wendy Moffat persuasively argues in A Great Unrecorded History, Forster's homosexuality was the central fact of his life. Between Wilde's imprisonment and the Stonewall riots, Forster led a long, strange, and imaginative life as a gay man. He preserved a vast archive of his private life - a history of gay experience he believed would find its audience in a happiertime.

A Great Unrecorded Historyis a biography of the heart. Moffat's decade of detective work - including first-time interviews with Forster's friends - has resulted in the first book to integrate Forster's public and private lives. Seeing his life through the lens of his sexuality offers us a radically new view - revealing his astuteness as a social critic, his political bravery, and his prophetic vision of gay intimacy. A Great Unrecorded Historyinvites us to see Forster - and modern gay history - from a completely new angle.


Bettyville: A Memoir

Bettyville: A Memoir

by Hodgman, George

Summary

A witty, tender memoir of a son's journey home to care for his irascible mother--a tale of secrets, silences, and enduring love When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himself--an unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cook--in a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He can't bring himself to force her from the home both treasure--the place where his father's voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay.

As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Betty's life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small town--crumbling but still colorful--to the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of "The End of Your Life Book Club "and "The Tender Bar," Hodgman's debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal son's return.


Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

by Frank, Barney

Summary

Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for nearly five decades, chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2013, and also became the first member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage while serving in office. Here he recounts his life story while urging his colleagues in the Democratic Party to rebuild faith in government.


Happy Accidents

Happy Accidents

by Lynch, Jane

Summary

In the summer of 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a dream. A dream to become an actress, like her idols Ron Howard and Vicki Lawrence. But it was a long way from the South Side of Chicago to Hollywood, and it didn’t help that she’d recently dropped out of the school play, The Ugly Duckling. Or that the Hollywood casting directors she wrote to replied that “professional training was a requirement.”

But the funny thing is, it all came true. Through a series of happy accidents, Jane Lynch created an improbable—and hilarious—path to success. In those early years, despite her dreams, she was also consumed with anxiety, feeling out of place in both her body and her family. To deal with her worries about her sexuality, she escaped in positive ways—such as joining a high school chorus not unlike the one in Glee—but also found destructive outlets. She started drinking almost every night her freshman year of high school and developed a mean and judgmental streak that turned her into a real-life Sue Sylvester.

Then, at thirty-one, she started to get her life together. She was finally able to embrace her sexuality, come out to her parents, and quit drinking for good. Soon after, a Frosted Flakes commercial and a chance meeting in a coffee shop led to a role in the Christopher Guest movie Best in Show, which helped her get cast in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Similar coincidences and chance meetings led to roles in movies starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and even Meryl Streep in 2009’s Julie & Julia. Then, of course, came the two lucky accidents that truly changed her life. Getting lost in a hotel led to an introduction to her future wife, Lara. Then, a series she’d signed up for abruptly got canceled, making it possible for her to take the role of Sue Sylvester in Glee, which made her a megastar.

Today, Jane Lynch has finally found the contentment she thought she’d never have. Part comic memoir and part inspirational narrative, this is a book equally for the rabid Glee fan and for anyone who needs a new perspective on life, love, and success.


Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham

Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham

by Barrett, Jon

Summary

Bravery in the face of unimaginable terror prevented greater tragedy on September 11, 2001, when a group of passengers overpowered the hijackers of American Airlines Flight 93. Their heroism and sacrifice inspired us all. One of these passengers was Mark Bingham, a living-out-loud, gregarious, gay man. But who was Mark Bingham really? What was it about this man that caused his friends to unanimously say that he must have been one of the men who rushed the hijackers? The Advocate’s senior news editor Jon Barrett interviewed those who knew him best, starting with the mother who instilled in him the belief that he could be anything, to the friends, lovers, business associates, and rugby teammates who complete the picture of a man determined to never take second place. This is his story, told to remind all Americans that heroism knows no sexuality.

Jon Barrettis the senior news editor forThe Advocatemagazine, and the author of the cover story on Mark Bingham inThe Advocateupon which this book is based. He lives in Los Angeles.


I'm the One that I Want

I'm the One that I Want

by Cho, Margaret

Summary

Comedian. Icon. TV star. Hollywood casualty. Role model. Trash talker. Fag hag. Gypsy. Tramp. Thief.Margaret Cho is the only living human being to be all these things without having multiple personality disorder and she displays them all in this funny, fierce, and honest memoir. At age sixteen Margaret dropped out of school and began touring as a standup comedian. By twenty-three she was the star of her own sitcom, "All-American Girl", the groundbreaking show featuring television’s first Asian American family. But the road to fame wasn’t smooth, and when the sitcom crashed and burned, so did Margaret. Without ever losing her trademark humor, Margaret tells her astonishing tale of dieting her way into the hospital, drinking her way into oblivion, then rising from the ashes in her smash-hit one-woman show and record-breaking concert film. As one of the country’s most visible Asian Americans, she has a unique perspective on identity and acceptance. As one of the country’s funniest and most quoted personalities, she takes no prisoners. And as a warm and wise woman who has seen the highs and lows of life, she has words of encouragement for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider. I’m the One That I Wantis filled with dead-on insights about the experience of being a woman with attitude. In her own wicked style, Margaret Cho has written a book every bit as funny, shocking, and irreverent as she is.


Jane Lynch: Actress and Activist

Jane Lynch: Actress and Activist

by Landau, Jennifer

Summary

Shares the life story of the actress, including her childhood, her early career, and her activism in support of LGBTQ youth.


Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

by Cohen, Andy

Summary

In a witty, no-holds-barred style, Cohen tells tales of absurd network-news mishaps, hilarious encounters with the heroines of his youth, and the real stories behind the "Real Housewives."


My Point…and I Do Have One

My Point…and I Do Have One

by Degeneres, Ellen

Summary

"My motto has always been "If you're going to read, it might as well be a book... or a magazine... or even a newspaper, I guess." So, as you might imagine, I was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book myself. But after the celebration was over and all the champagne was gone, I realized I had to sit down and actually write it. I was sober when I wrote the book - kind of." "Okay I wasn't drunk or stoned. I was, however, nervous. But when I began writing, I realized that although I don't know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod; explaining sex to children - it's all in the book. And I realized I notice things that maybe some people don't notice (or they don't notice that they notice): how we behave in elevators or airplanes or restrooms; why we're scared of the boogeyman (and believe me, we're scared of the boogeyman); how people sing songs the loudest when they don't know the lyrics." "But mostly my book is about how hard it is for someone who basically just wants to be liked to get things right and be understood. Does that make sense? I hope so. It's about how we strive and fail in so many of the small things in life but ultimately succeed in the larger things."


Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned

by Winick, Judd

Summary

In graphic art format, describes the friendship between two roommates on the MTV show "Real World," one of whom died of AIDS.


Pride: The Story of the First Openly Gay Navy SEAL

Pride: The Story of the First Openly Gay Navy SEAL

by Jones, Brett

Summary

This story is a brilliantly strategic, empathetically driven, and timely account of the life of Brett Jones, the first openly gay Navy SEAL.

He is reverent to conservative values as a homosexual navigating the changes of current social instability in America. He effectively grabs the attention of a readership spanning a broad spectrum of political and social perspectives, and demands the revaluation of mainstream American norms regarding the acceptance and placement of homosexuals in society, work, and national narratives.

The pages bring you face to face with the author, through unbelievable emotional and physical investments on his road to military inclusion.

The honesty and deeply felt comradery paired with his humanistic love and understanding for an organization that threatened to abandon and discredit him will win hearts.

Brett Jones's book comes at a perfect time in our history. His story serves as a missing link that helps bridge the ever-growing popularity of gay marriage and traditional values.


Prince:  A Thief in the Temple

Prince: A Thief in the Temple

by Morton, Brian

Summary

"Prince is a music legend. Rolling Stone declares him one of the top-five most important artists of the last twenty-five years, and USA Today has hailed him as one of the most daring and brilliant artists ever. Prince: A Thief In the Temple is a look behind the scenes and in the studio with the innovative, fearless, and iconic Prince." "Brian Morton's insights are explosive and controversial - alleging that all along Prince has been aiming for a biracial music, one that fuses the white boy rock he loved as a kid with the R&B and blues his family relished. Investigating his many feuds with old friends over songwriting credits and royalties owed, Morton reveals the shrewd and sometimes cunning businessman within the man who once changed his name to a whimsical and unpronounceable symbol. Over the years, he's inspired protest and devotion, and provoked as many questions as he has commendations. In this major critical biography, Brian Morton dissects the man behind the artist and shows emphatically why the creator of "Purple Rain," "Sign of the Times," and "If I Was Your Girlfriend" still matters in the twenty-first century."


Rethinking Normal

Rethinking Normal

by Hill, Katie Rain

Summary

In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment.

Have you ever worried that you'd never be able to live up to your parents' expectations? Have you ever imagined that life would be better if you were just invisible? Have you ever thought you would do anything-anything-to make the teasing stop? Katie Hill had and it nearly tore her apart.

Katie never felt comfortable in her own skin. She realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy. Suffocating under her peers' bullying and the mounting pressure to be "normal," Katie tried to take her life at the age of eight years old. After several other failed attempts, she finally understood that "Katie"-the girl trapped within her-was determined to live.

In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced while unlearning how to be a boy and shares what it was like to navigate the dating world and experience heartbreak for the first time in a body that matched her gender identity. Told in an unwaveringly honest voice, Rethinking Normal is a coming-of-age story about transcending physical appearances and redefining the parameters of "normalcy" to embody one's true self.


Rock Hudson: His Story

Rock Hudson: His Story

by Hodson, Rock

Summary

Written at Rock Hudson's request and with the cooperation of his closest friends, this is the definitive portrait of one of Hollywood's most enduring stars.


Seriously…I'm Kidding

Seriously…I'm Kidding

by Degeneres, Ellen

Summary

I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?


Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required

by Andrews, Arin

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning memoir.

We've all felt uncomfortable in our own skin at some point, and we've all been told that "it's just a part of growing up." But for Arin Andrews, it wasn't a phase that would pass. He had been born in the body of a girl and there seemed to be no relief in sight...

In this revolutionary memoir, Arin details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a girl, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes-both mental and physical-he experienced once his transition began. Arin also writes about the thrill of meeting and dating a young transgender woman named Katie Hill...and the heartache that followed after they broke up.

Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.


The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded

by Ottaviani, Jim

Summary

A biography of the mathematician, reveals the story of an eccentric genius, olympic-class runner, and groundbreaking theoretician whose work is still influencing the science and telecommunication systems of the modern world.


The Prince of Los Cucuyos: A Miami Childhood

The Prince of Los Cucuyos: A Miami Childhood

by Blanco, Richard

Summary

Widely known as the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and openly gay poet to serve as inaugural poet, the multi-award-winning Blanco explores his coming of age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his negotiating his conflicted artistic, cultural, and social identities.


Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain

by De Rossi, Portia

Summary

No, not her life as an actor; this is de Rossi's life with anorexia-"weighing in at 80 pounds on a 300 calorie day, I was the best little dieter there ever was"-and the corresponding bulimia, plus the fearfulness of being in the closet. Then she met Ellen DeGeneres. Folks will be curious.

 

eResources

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Saenz, Benjamin Alire

Summary

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Saenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship - the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


Beyond Magenta

Beyond Magenta

by Kuklin, Susan

Summary

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.


Crush

Crush

by Ricci, Caitlin

Summary

Going to college gives eighteen-year-old Trey Porter a chance to experience the world beyond rural Alabama and his overbearing family. After staying in a motel due to a housing error at the school, Trey's friend, Bryce, offers to let Trey stay with him. The fascination Trey feels with Bryce's gorgeous, glamorous, and somewhat outrageous boyfriend, Co-Co, catches him totally off guard, because Trey's never considered himself even remotely gay. At least that's what he's always believed. Trey prides himself on being tolerant, but it's hard to handle the questions he faces about life and himself and even harder to accept that there might be no simple answers.


Cut Both Ways

Cut Both Ways

by Mesrobian, Carrie

Summary

From William C. Morris YA Debut Award nominee Carrie Mesrobian, Cut Both Ways is an unflinching look at a high school senior who must come to terms with his attraction to both his girlfriend and his male best friend.

It took Will Caynes seventeen years to have his first kiss. He should be ecstatic...except that it was shared with his best friend, Angus, while they were both drunk and stoned. Will's not gay, but he did sort of enjoy whatever it was he felt with Angus. Unsettled by his growing interest in Angus, Will avoids his friend, and even starts dating a sophomore, Brandy. When he's hooking up with her, he's totally into it, so he must be straight, right? Then why does he secretly keep going back to Angus?

Confusing as Will's feelings are, they're a welcome distraction from his complicated home life. His father has started drinking earlier each day when he should be working on what seem like never-ending house renovations. And his mom--living in a McMansion with her new husband--isn't much help, just buying Will a bunch of stuff he doesn't need. Neither feels like much of a parent--which leaves Will on his own in figuring things out with his girlfriend and best friend. He loves them both, but deciding who to be with will ultimately hurt someone. Himself probably the most.


Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

by Michaels, Robbie

Summary

High school can be some of the best years of life--and some of the toughest. Mark Mitchell's strategy for surviving is to emulate the mighty turtle: pull back inside his protective shell and keep a low profile to avoid trouble. And it works; nobody bothers him. Of course, nobody really knows him, either, even in a town so small it seems like everybody must know everyone else.


Ellen Degeneres: A Biography

Ellen Degeneres: A Biography

by Melendez, Macie

Summary

Ellen DeGeneres is a stand-up comedian, a TV show host, an actress, and an author. She gained her celebrity status through years of stand-up comedy in the early 1980s, earning her first major breakthrough after she was nationally recognized and named The Funniest Person in America after winning a competition sponsored by the cable network Showtime, according to IMDb.

Her next big break in the public eye was in 1986 when acting on a tip from Jay Leno, The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson sent a booking agent to catch her act at the Improv in Hollywood, as Bio reports. The booking agent liked what he saw, and Ellen was invited to The Tonight Show as a result. Her popularity soared.

Ellen is most famous today for her daily talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which launched in 2003. Ellen also previously starred in two TV sitcoms, Ellen, from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show, from 2001 to 2002. In addition to her comedic talent, Ellen has a strong voice in the gay and lesbian community, as she is a lesbian herself. She often uses her celebrity to speak out about gay marriage rights.


Ellen Degeneres from Comedy Club to Talk Show

Ellen Degeneres from Comedy Club to Talk Show

by Seba, Jaime

Summary

In the last few decades, more and more people are going to college to further their education. It's hard to become a scientist, a professor, or a businessperson without getting some sort of college degree--but college isn't always necessary to achieve success. Some people are ready to enter the workforce right after high school. Ellen De Generes was one of those people. The comedian began her career doing stand-up routines in New Orleans coffee houses. Today, Ellen has one of the most successful talk shows on television and stars in commercials for everything from credit cards to makeup. She's even judged American Idol! And what's most amazing about her story is that the charming talk show host has done it all without a college degree!


Everything Changes

Everything Changes

by Hale, Samantha

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Raven Walker has never had a boyfriend. She's never really been interested in boys. But she was always too afraid to examine what that might mean. Until she meets Morgan O'Shea and finds herself inexplicably drawn to her. As their friendship develops, Raven is forced to face the possibility that her interest in Morgan might actually be attraction and that she might be gay. Acknowledging the possibility opens Raven's world to the excitement of her first romance, but it also leaves her struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and the impact it will have on her relationships with her family and friends.


Fans of the Impossible Life

Fans of the Impossible Life

by Scelsa, Kate

Summary

A captivating and profound debut novel about complicated love and the friendships that have the power to transform you forever, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Mira is starting over at Saint Francis Prep. She promised her parents she would at least try to pretend that she could act like a functioning human this time, not a girl who can't get out of bed for days on end, who only feels awake when she's with Sebby.

Jeremy is the painfully shy art nerd at Saint Francis who's been in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. When he sees Sebby for the first time across the school lawn, it's as if he's been expecting this blond, lanky boy with mischief glinting in his eye.

Sebby, Mira's gay best friend, is a boy who seems to carry sunlight around with him. Even as life in his foster home starts to take its toll, Sebby and Mira together craft a world of magic rituals and impromptu road trips, designed to fix the broken parts of their lives.

As Jeremy finds himself drawn into Sebby and Mira's world, he begins to understand the secrets that they hide in order to protect themselves, to keep each other safe from those who don't understand their quest to live for the impossible.


Far From You

Far From You

by Sharpe, Tess

Summary

After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death


First Time for Everything

First Time for Everything

by Regan, Anne

Summary

There’s nothing like the first time. Whether it’s a first crush, first date, first kiss, or finding tolerance and approval for the first time, for gay, lesbian, bi, and trans teens—or those still exploring and discovering their sexuality and identity—these important firsts can shape the rest of their lives. Gathering the courage to come out to their families, admit their feelings to a friend, or go to school presenting as the people they really are can be a struggle. But with the support of their allies and their own inner strength, the brave young people in these stories take the first steps toward happiness and living on their own terms. From sweet stories of newly discovered love, humorous accounts of awkward dinners and dances, to fights for acceptance and even survival, the teens in this anthology must face new challenges and rise to meet them. These are the first times they’ll never forget.


George

George

by Gino, Alex

Summary

BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at George, they think they see a boy. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl. George thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. George really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can't even try out for the part . . . because she's a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, George comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.


Grasshopper Jungle

Grasshopper Jungle

by Smith, Andrew

Summary

Austin Szerba narrates the end of humanity as he and his best friend Robby accidentally unleash an army of giant, unstoppable bugs and uncover the secrets of a decades-old experiment gone terribly wrong.


Harvey Milk Interviews in His Own Words

Harvey Milk Interviews in His Own Words

by Milk, Harvey

Summary

The unrehearsed and unguarded conversations in this collection reveal Harvey Milk's sense of humor, outrage over injustice, and love of dramatic confrontation. This volume contains the texts of 39 interviews Milk did for newspapers, radio, and television, in which he describes his life, struggles, strategies, and dreams. It includes transcripts from three famous debates between Milk and John Briggs over the notorious Proposition 6 Briggs Initiative. This groundbreaking treasure trove provides insights into how Milk viewed the economic, social, sexual, and political issues that shape our lives today.


Lies We Tell Ourselves

Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Talley, Robin

Summary

In 1959 Virginia, the lives of two girls on opposite sides of the battle for civil rights will be changed forever. Sarah Dunbar is one of the first black students to attend the previously all-white Jefferson High School. An honors student at her old school, she is put into remedial classes, spit on and tormented daily.

Linda Hairston is the daughter of one of the town's most vocal opponents of school integration. She has been taught all her life that the races should be kept "separate but equal."

Forced to work together on a school project, Sarah and Linda must confront harsh truths about race, power and how they really feel about one another.

Boldly realistic and emotionally compelling, Lies We Tell Ourselves is a brave and stunning novel about finding truth amid the lies, and finding your voice even when others are determined to silence it.


More Happy Than Not

More Happy Than Not

by Silvera, Adam

Summary

The Leteo Institute's revolutionary memory-relief procedure seems too good to be true to Aaron Soto--miracle cure-alls don't tend to pop up in the Bronx projects. Aaron could never forget how he's grown up poor, how his friends aren't there for him, or how his father committed suicide in their one bedroom apartment. Aaron has the support of his patient girlfriend, if not necessarily his distant brother and overworked mother, but it's not enough.

Then Thomas shows up. He has a sweet movie-watching setup on his roof, and he doesn't mind Aaron's obsession with a popular fantasy series. There are nicknames, inside jokes. Most importantly, Thomas doesn't mind talking about Aaron's past. But Aaron's newfound happiness isn't welcome on his block. Since he can't stay away from Thomas or suddenly stop being gay, the only answer may be to forget who he is. Forget Thomas. Leteo may be his only hope.


None of the Above

None of the Above

by Gregorio, I. W.

Summary

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex ... and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above is a thought-provoking novel that explores what it means to be a boy, a girl, or something in between.

What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant?

When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him.

But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned--something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts."

Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?


Not Otherwise Specified

Not Otherwise Specified

by Moskowitz, Hannah

Summary

Auditioning for a New York City performing arts high school could help Etta escape from her Nebraska all-girl school, where she is not gay enough for her former friends, not sick enough for her eating disorders group, and not thin enough for ballet, but it may also mean real friendships.


OMG Queer Short Stories by Queer Youth

OMG Queer Short Stories by Queer Youth

by Radclyffe; Lynch, Katherine E.

Summary

This anthology of short stories gives voice to the rising generation as they define what it means to grow up queer in the twenty-first century. What is it like to grow up in a society that embraces you in certain ways but discriminates against you in others? How do you choose a label from the alphabet soup, and should you even have to?


Prince Inside the Music and Masks

Prince Inside the Music and Masks

by Ro, Ronin

Summary

In over thirty years as one of the most original and charismatic figures in modern music, Prince Rogers Nelson has enjoyed huge success - and courted considerable controversy. Now, acclaimed rock journalist Ronin Ro chronicles both the man and his music. During the course of his journey from teenage obscurity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Prince has provoked moral outrage, starred in a hit movie, adopted an unpronounceable symbol for a stage name, confronted record labels and fostered young talent, making a profound mark on the entertainment industry and pop culture at large.


Same Sex Legal Kit for Dummies

Same Sex Legal Kit for Dummies

by Stone, Carrie

Summary

A practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance LGBT people, whether single or coupled, need. From making medical decisions and leaving property to loved ones, to having and raising children, this guide will show you how to protect yourself, your partner, and your family.

Grasp the latest legal information for gay and lesbian couples Same-sex relationships are treated differently under each state's laws, and nearly a quarter of the U.S. population lives in a state with some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples. Same Sex Legal Kit For Dummies is a practical, plain-English guide to the legal information and guidance lesbian and gay couples need-from making practical decisions about living together and obtaining domestic partner benefits, to making medical decisions, taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated.


Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

by Albertalli, Becky

Summary

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn't play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone's business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he's been emailing with, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon's junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out--without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.


The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

by Hutchinson, Shaun David

Summary

A heartbreaking yet uplifting story of grief about a boy who has lost everything, but finds new hope drawing in the shadows of a hospital. Features a thirty-two-page graphic novel.

Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family.

Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. His only solace is in the world of the superhero he's created-Patient F.

Then, one night, Rusty is wheeled into the ER, half his body burned by hateful classmates. Rusty's agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together though all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside of the hospital, and away from their pasts.

But to save Rusty, Drew will have to confront Death, and life will have to get worse before it gets better. And by telling the truth about who he really is, Drew risks destroying any chance of a future.


The Real-World Guide to Coming Out

The Real-World Guide to Coming Out

by Petrow, Steven

Summary

Weve come a long way. But that doesn't mean that the process of coming out is clear-cut or without obstacles. Introducing an e-book for today's times-adapted from "Steven Petrows Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners"-designed to help guide men, women, and teenagers navigate what can be uncertain territory.

Packed with Q&As, polls, and "Straight Talk" from straight friends and family members), THE REAL-WORLD GUIDE TO COMING OUT covers it all. Why you should come out, and when. Whom to approach first (in a poll, 50% chose a LBGT friend). How to write a coming-out letter. How to tell your children in an age-appropriate way. Staying safe at school and other help for young people. Plus how to handle homophobia and hostility, to tell or not to tell at the workplace, coming out when you're older, the unique challenges faced by the transitioning person, and becoming a mentor to others.

Workman Shorts is a new line of bite-size, subject-specific e-books curated from our library of trusted books and authors.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Chbosky, Stephen

Summary

Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective but there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. Since its publication, Stephen Chbosky's haunting debut novel has received critical acclaim, provoked discussion and debate, grown into a cult phenomenon with over three million copies in print, spent over one year at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and inspired a major motion picture starring Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it's like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends. Of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.


We Are All Made of Molecules

We Are All Made of Molecules

by Nielsen-Fernlund, Susin

Summary

Thirteen-year-old Stewart is academically brilliant but socially clueless. Fourteen-year-old Ashley is the undisputed "It" girl in her class, but her grades stink.

Their worlds are about to collide when Stewart and his dad move in with Ashley and her mom. Stewart is trying to be 89.9 percent happy about it, but Ashley is 110 percent horrified. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; "Spewart" could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder.

They are complete opposites. And yet, they have one thing in common: they--like everyone else--are made of molecules.


When Everything Feels Like the Movies

When Everything Feels Like the Movies

by Reid, Raziel

Summary

Jude is a high school student who smells like Chanel Mademoiselle and reads Old Hollywood star biographies like gospel; his life is a glittery movie that turns dark when he falls for popular straight student Luke.


Wonders of the Invisible World

Wonders of the Invisible World

by Barzak, Christopher

Summary

Seventeen-year-old Aidan Lockwood lives in the sleepy farming community of Temperance, Ohio--known for its cattle ranches and not much else. That is, until Jarrod, a friend he hasn't seen in five years, moves back to town and opens Aidan's eyes in startling ways: to Aidan's ability to see the spirit world; to the red-bearded specter of Death; to a family curse that has claimed the lives of the Lockwood men one by one ... and to the new feelings he has developed for Jarrod.


The Advocate – Digital Magazine

The Advocate – Digital Magazine

The Advocate has been the definitive news source for America’s LGBT community since 1967. Every issue, The Advocate keeps you involved and informed on everything that’s important to you in LGBT news, politics, culture and entertainment. You’ll enjoy our intriguing interviews with important gay and lesbian newsmakers, plus you'll enrich your life with our regular coverage of gay travel, finance, fitness, and style. Now available with the cool convenience of digital delivery. Now expanded with exclusive video and slide show in every issue.

 

Spanish

Antes que Anochezca

Antes que Anochezca

by Arenas, Reinaldo

Summary

El 7 de diciembre de 1990 el escritor cubano Reinaldo Arenas, en fase terminal del SIDA, se suicidaba en Nueva York dejando este estremecedor testimonio personal y político, que terminó apenas unos días antes de poner fin a su vida. Arenas, en efecto, reunía las tres condiciones más idóneas para convertirse en uno de los muchos parias engendrados por el infierno inquisitorial y carcelario de la Cuba castrista: ser escritor, homosexual y disidente. Silencien o no la presencia de este libro los interesados en perpetuar el engaño, deseamos que sean cada vez menos los que aún digan que ignoran qué encubría, y encubre, el célebre «paraíso caribeño» del patriarca Fidel Castro. De los bajos fondos de la Habana, donde reptan los excluidos del sistema, a la dificultad de vivir, una vez en el exterior, negándose a la discreta neutralidad que la izquierda bien pensante espera de un exiliado cubano, la vida de Arenas fue, muy a pesar suyo, una continua peripecia vital e intelectual. muy a pesar suyo, una continua peripecia vital e intelectual.


Best Best Colors / Los Mejores Colores

Best Best Colors / Los Mejores Colores

by Hoffman, Eric

Summary

Con la ayuda de sus dos mamas, Nate se entera de que puede tener más de un mejor color y una el mejor amigo.


El Beso de la Mujer Araña

El Beso de la Mujer Araña

by Puig, Manuel

Summary

Dos hombres encerrados en una misma celda, dos personalidades diferentes, dos delitos diferentes, y una relación que se estrecha noche tras noche, una amistad que crece más allá de lo convencional, dos cuerpos hermosos el uno para el otro, porque se quieren y que se ven con los ojos del alma. De esta manera podemos describir esta interesante historia. Molina es un homosexual de edad madura, condenado a prisión por corrupción de menores, y Valentín condenado por ser activista político, él solo piensa en el movimiento revolucionario.
La amistad entre los compañeros de celda, la comprensión, el cariño, el amor, acaba en una relación sexual entre ambos. La intimidad lograda, la amistad afianzada a través de los días, de las conversaciones, llevan a un paso más allá, a una relación que ninguno de los dos creía posible al principio de la historia


El Lugar Sin Límites

El Lugar Sin Límites

by Donoso, José

Summary

Un mundo que es el infierno, donde se ponen al descubierto las falsas apariencias, la sordidez, la violencia y la miseria que lo agobia. Todo sucede alrededor del burdel de la Japonesita. Y de la Manuela, ese ambiguo y genial personaje, crisol de las pasiones y revelador de una falsa moral; cuestionador de la masculinidad y sus valores.


En Busca de Emma: Dos Padres, Una Hija y el Sueño de Una Familia

En Busca de Emma: Dos Padres, Una Hija y el Sueño de Una Familia

by Correa, Armando Lucas

Summary

Armando Lucas Correa lo tenía todo: un trabajo increíble como el editor de People en Español, una pareja estable y una vida llena de viajes y entrevistas con glamorosos celebridades. Pero con el nuevo milenio, algo cambió. Se le despertó un sueño enterrado en su alma desde sus primeros años de vida en Cuba: el sueño de ser padre.


Luego de una extensa investigación de todas sus posibilidades, optó por la subrogación. El método fue largo, arduo y costoso, con pruebas, trámites y decisiones que parecían interminables, pero con la ayuda de la ciencia, una donante de óvulos, una madre gestacional, muchísima paciencia y el apoyo incondicional de su pareja y familia, finalmente llegó su hija Emma.


La Razon de los Amantes

La Razon de los Amantes

by Simonetti, Pablo

Summary

Una buena estrella pareciera proteger a Manuel y Laura. Forman un matrimonio apacible, adoran a su hija y él acaba de ser ascendido a la plana mayor de uno de los bancos más importantes del país. Sin embargo, la irrupción de Diego Lira en sus vidas revela que el equilibrio de su mundo es solo aparente. Ambos ven en su nuevo amigo una vía de escape al hastío, una forma para combatir la soledad en que se encuentran. Su matrimonio se puebla de riesgos. Laura es capaz de cualquier artimaña con tal de ser el centro de atención. Manuel se siente cada vez más atraído por Diego y la libertad que experimenta en su compañía. Seductor y seguro de sí mismo, el recién llegado quiebra las frágiles máscaras con que Manuel y Laura han encubierto sus identidades, llevándolos a extremos que jamás creyeron posibles.


Los Gays en la Historia

Los Gays en la Historia

by Tournier, Paulk

Summary

La condición gay ha corrido suertes diversas en cada período histórico. Los amores, las intrigas, la pasión y la gloria de los personajes famosos que fueron considerados «diferentes» han marcado cierta impronta, a veces poco evidente, en diferentes acontecimientos del pasado y del presente, y este libro rescata ahora a estos hombres y mujeres para retornarles un protagonismo no siempre valorado. Entre ellos, algunos ya gozaron de fama de pioneros en su momento, otros fueron considerados sospechosos habituales y algunos más mantuvieron su ambigüedad hasta el final, pero sin dejar nunca las riendas de un poder, grande o pequeño, al que revistieron de modos y maneras «diferentes» al común.


Tres con Tango

Tres con Tango

by Richardson, Justin

Summary

El libro se basa en la historia verdadera de Roy y Silo, dos pingüinos barbijo. Después de algún tiempo de observarlos, Rob Gramzay, el guarda del zoo del Central Park, descubrió que estos dos pingüinos machos que estaban siempre juntos, eran pareja. En el año 2000, al ver el comportamiento tierno de Roy y Silo, decidió darles la oportunidad de crear una familia. Tango, su cría, nació de un huevo de otra pareja de pingüinos, que se llaman Betty y Porkey.


Esta pareja acostumbra a incubar sus propios huevos, pero nunca habían sido capaces de ocuparse de más de uno al mismo tiempo. Cuando Betty puso dos huevos fértiles, Gramzay colocó el huevo sobrante en el nido vacío que había construido la pareja. Se eligió ese nombre para la cría, porque 'se necesitan dos para bailar un tango'.


Ya No Vivo Yo

Ya No Vivo Yo

by Yuan, Christopher

Summary

Christopher Yuan, un hijo de inmigrantes chinos, descubrió a temprana edad que era diferente. Sentía atracción por otros varones. A medida que crecía hasta la edad adulta, su madre, Angela, tenía la esperanza de poder controlar la situación. En lugar de esto, encontró que su hijo y su vida estaban fuera de control, y sus propias luchas estaban deterninadas a derrotarla.

Pasaron años de angustia, confusión, y oración antes de que los Yuans encontraran un lugar donde entregarse completamente, lo cual es el deseo de Dios para todas las familias. Su increible historia, contada desde la perspectiva de la madre y el hijo, ofrece esperanza para cualquier persona afectada por la homosexualidad.

Dios llama a todos los que están perdidos a regresar a casa con El. Ya no vivo yo le habla a los pródigos, a los padres de los hijos pródigos y a aquellos que quieran servir a la comunidad gay.