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Download E-books Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction PDF

By Claire Humphrey, Benjanun Sriduangkaew, Cat Rambo

A booklet resembling this spins not just phrases but in addition worlds: eighteen of them, representing the simplest lesbian-themed tales of the wonderful or futuristic released the earlier yr. An artisan who exams the abilities and wares of her neighbors within the wish of discovering the best housing for an idealized love. A shape-shifting sidekick guarantees that the heroine, who will possibly not also be conscious of her, saves the day. The machine on a tender girl's wrist that counts down the years till she's going to meet her soul mate poses the last word problem of behind schedule gratification. A daydreamer wonders how she is going to face the arrival Stone Moon and its collecting whilst her tradition calls for fertility but her center belongs to her ally, who's not just lady yet of a better caste. the ladies to be met in those pages will locate themselves verified no longer as a result of their sexual id yet particularly the identification they've got composed, developed, and spun.

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Download E-books Black Deutschland: A Novel PDF

By Darryl Pinckney

Jed--young, homosexual, black, out of rehab and out of clients in his place of birth of Chicago--flees to town of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the backed urban remoted in the back of the Berlin Wall, is the place he is selected to develop into the determine that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober and sentimental for the Weimar days of Isherwood and Auden, Jed arrives to chase boys and to flee from what it skill to be a black male in America.

But heritage, either own and political, cannot be kept away from with time or distance. no matter if it is the judgment of the cousin he grew up with and her husband's bourgeois German relatives, the trap of white wine in a down-and-out bar, a gang of racists trying to find a brawl, or the ravaged visage of Rock Hudson flashing at the back of the face of each white boy he desperately longs for, the prior by no means remains earlier even in remote Berlin. within the age of Reagan and AIDS in a urban at the verge of tearing down its partitions, he clambers towards a few semblance of maturity amid the outcasts and expats, intellectuals and artists, queers and misfits. And, every now and then, town retains its Isherwood grants and the boy he kisses, awfully, kisses him back.

An intoxicating, provocative novel of urge for food, identification, and self-construction, Darryl Pinckney's Black Deutschland tells the tale of an interloper, trapped among a painful prior and a tenebrous destiny, in Europe's brightest and darkest city.

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Download E-books In the Name of the Father PDF

By Gerri Hill

Dallas murder Detectives Tori Hunter and Samantha Kennedy examine the homicide of a Catholic priest who's came across bare and strangled to demise. A intercourse scandal threatens to erupt and cover-ups are quickly printed as their simply suspect is located shot dead—mere hours after the murder.

Soon information of the homicide start to floor and the key lifetime of a well-loved priest is uncovered. Lies and deceptions spread because the detectives paintings to resolve the case—even as their superiors call for or not it's closed.

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Download E-books The First Twenty PDF

By Jennifer Lavoie

Humanity was once approximately burnt up while a chain of worldwide mess ups struck, yet wallet of survivors have controlled to thrive and are commencing to rebuild society. Peyton lives with others in what was a manufacturing facility. while her followed father is murdered by means of Scavengers, she is set to convey justice to people who took him clear of her. She didn’t anticipate assembly Nixie.

Nixie is likely one of the few humans born having the ability to dowse for water along with her physique. In an international the place secure water is difficult to come back through, she’s a beneficial device to her humans. whilst she’s taken by way of Peyton, they’ll do something to get her again. because the stress among the teams reaches serious max, Peyton is pressured to come to a decision: surrender the woman she’s realized to like, or danger the lives of these she’s dependable for.

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Download E-books Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of the City's Gay Community PDF

By Tracy Baim

Out and Proud in Chicago takes readers during the lengthy and wealthy historical past of the city's LGBT group. Lavishly illustrated with colour and black-and white-photographs, the ebook attracts on a wealth of scholarly, old, and journalistic assets. person sections disguise the early days of the 1800s to international battle II, the challenging community-building years from global warfare II to the Sixties, the period of homosexual liberation and AIDS from the Nineteen Seventies to the Nineteen Nineties, and directly to the city's important, post-liberation present.

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Download E-books Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child PDF

By Michael C. LaSala

The discovery baby is lesbian or homosexual can ship shockwaves via a relations. A mom will query how she's raised her son; a father will fear that his daughter will adventure discrimination. From the kid's viewpoint, homosexual and lesbian early life worry their households will reject them and they will lose monetary and emotional help. All in all, studying a toddler is homosexual demanding situations long-held perspectives approximately sexuality and relationships, and the ensuing uncertainty can produce emotions of anger, resentment, and concern.

Through a qualitative, multicultural examine of sixty-five homosexual and lesbian teenagers and their mom and dad, Michael LaSala, a number one specialist in this factor, outlines powerful, practice-tested interventions for households in transition. His examine unearths staggering results, corresponding to studying baby is gay can increase familial relationships, together with father-child relationships, whether a mother or father reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation. by way of confronting emotions of melancholy, nervousness, and grief head on, LaSala formulates the simplest procedure for practitioners who wish to reestablish intimacy between relations and safeguard kinfolk connections—as good as person autonomy—well into the kid's maturation. by means of limiting his learn to oldsters and youngsters of an analogous family members, LaSala adequately captures the reciprocal results of kin interactions, settling on them as pursuits for potent remedy. Coming Out, Coming Home is usually a worthwhile textual content for households, allowing adjustment via relatable eventualities and analyses.

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Download E-books The Femme's Guide to the Universe PDF

By Shar Rednour

Table of Contents

Part I: the principles of Femmehood
Welcome to Shartopia
Sharstory: How I gathered My Femme energy and Lived to inform approximately It
Chickies of a Feather Flock jointly

Part II: The Queen and Her Domain
Just upload Velvet: the way to flip Any Shack right into a Royalty-Ready Love Den
Grime, Begone! (How to Make Your citadel Sparkle)
The Multifaceted convenient Queen

Part III: past the Palace Walls
The operating Girl
The Royal Decree: Flirt With the total sunlight System!
Hostess to the Glitterati

Part IV: Galaxy-Wide Glamour for the recent Millennium
Underneath all of it: Your physique as a Temple
The bare floor: epidermis and Nails
Hair, There, and Everywhere
Making seen: The paintings of utilizing Your Face
Creating the Youtopian assortment: Fashion
Shoes: the genuine Sole of a Femme

Part V: Being horny, physique and Mind
Conjuring up a few Sexy
Getting Over the destructive Stuff
How to Be SexyFor genuine

Part VI: amassing From the Galaxy: growing Your Court
Mirror, replicate at the Wall: The Magnetism of Femme2
For the affection of Opposites: looking Butch Affection
Butch Boot Camp or, if you cannot locate One, educate One
Stone Butch Blues and Boogie

Part VII: intercourse and the only Femme
Single, Coupled, or Married?
Dating--or procuring, as i love to name it
Your step by step relationship Guide
Flirting Revisited: Going into Warp Speed
The Appreciation of expectancies: On-the-Date Dos and Don'ts
There's in a different way to Be unmarried: Being a Mistress--not the Whip-Wielding type!

Part VIII: Troubleshooting
Lost in area: Sendin' Out an S.O.S.
Meteors and Black Holes: Navigating round Passion's Pitfalls

Part IX: three, 2, 1Blast-Off!
Beyond Dating
Girl-Goddess Glossary
Moving on Up: The Shar Fleet Academy ultimate Exam

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

By Ross Mathews

As a tender child turning out to be up in a farm city, Ross Mathews may in addition have needed for a puppy unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to develop in his entrance backyard. both of these far-fetched fantasies might were prone to come real than his genuine dream: operating in tv in Hollywood, California. heavily, that stuff simply does not occur to humans like Ross. yet wager what. It completely did.

Now, along with his first e-book, Ross takes us inside of his trip as a super-fan, revealing the main embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town lifestyles and big-city adventures. From studying to swear like a hardened trucker to that point in highschool while needed to face down the main scary opponent of all (his girlfriend's girl bits), Ross holds not anything again. Oh, then there is his unusually shady earlier regarding the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously harmful pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, after all, how he is controlled to show an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and numerous extra with out ever having a unmarried restraining order issued opposed to him.

Infused with Ross's trademark humor, specified voice, and overall honesty, guy UP! is a challenge assertion for a person who does not healthy the mould. His hasn't been the main conventional option to construct a profession in Hollywood, yet Ross has one way or the other controlled to make his mark with no ever compromising who he's. he's as fascinated by this as he's approximately Golden women minutiae: you do not need to alter who you're to accomplish your goals (although there is not anything incorrect with a makeover each now and then). you simply have to guy Up!

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Download E-books Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive PDF

By Julia Serano

While many feminist and queer routine are designed to problem sexism, they typically at the same time police gender and sexuality—sometimes simply as fiercely because the directly, male-centric mainstream does. between LGBTQ activists, there's a lengthy heritage of lesbians and homosexual males pushing aside bisexuals, transgender humans, and different gender and sexual minorities. In each one case, exclusion is predicated at the premise that sure methods of being gendered or sexual are extra valid, typical, or righteous than others.

As a trans girl, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent a lot of the final ten years demanding numerous types of exclusion inside feminist and queer/LGBTQ activities. In Excluded, she chronicles a lot of those circumstances of exclusion and argues that marginalizing others frequently stems from a handful of assumptions which are often made approximately gender and sexuality. those fake assumptions infect theories, activism, companies, and communities—and worse, they permit humans to vigorously protest definite sorts of sexism whereas concurrently ignoring or even perpetuating others. Serano advocates for a brand new method of struggling with sexism that avoids those pitfalls and provides new methods of pondering gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity instead of exclusivity.

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