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7 Days at the Hot Corner

Offering a unique perspective, this novel shows the adjustment process of a straight teenage boy whose best friend has just come out to him.

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Adrienne Rich

Already a celebrated poet, Adrienne Rich struggled to balance her work, health problems, and the exploration of her Jewish heritage with the roles of wife and mother, evolving into one of the one of the foremost lesbian feminist poets of the 20th century.

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Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Infused with heartache and humor, Cyndi Lauper's candid memoir details her musical career, traumatic youth, and LGBTQ advocacy.

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Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

With the help of her extended family, Mo, a neurotic lesbian, makes her way from youth to middle age through the countercultural adventures selected from comic strips published during the past 25 years.

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F 'em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls

In this collection of essays and interviews, activist and writer Jennifer Baumgardner covers a wide range of feminist issues, exploring parenting, politics, patriarchy, sexual orientation, and gender roles and identity. One-on-one interviews include Riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, Indigo Girl Amy Ray, and trans-bi activist Julia Serano, among others.

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Gay America: Struggle for Equality

Milestones of gay and lesbian life in the United States are brought together in the first-ever nonfiction book on the topic published specifically for teens. Profusely illustrated with period photographs, first-person accounts offer insight as each chapter identifies an important era. From the Gay '20s to the Kinsey study, from the McCarthy witch hunts to the Beat generation, from Stonewall to disco, and from AIDS to gay marriage and families, this overview gives a balanced look at how queer men and women have lived, worked, played--and fought to overcome prejudice and discrimination--for the past 125 years.--From publisher description

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

Dismantle sexism! Honor Individualism! Take up Space! The Riot Grrrl Movement invites every girl everywhere to realize that she is a radical feminist.

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Let's Get this Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents

Reaching out through the voices of youth in GLBTQ households, this handbook gives kids the tools to deal with the uniqueness of living with LGBTQ parents, including how to deal with the bigotry and hatred of others, overcoming discrimination, and building self-esteem.

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My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer

Twelve-year-old June dislikes her mother's new partner Eva and is dismayed when the two adults plan to marry. When a movement to repeal Vermont's civil union law exposes the family to bitter homophobia June discovers an inner courage that surprises her family, her community, and herself.

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Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology

Extremely diverse -- in format as well as content -- this collection contains art, performance pieces, interviews, and journal entries as well the the more usual poetry and prose. The contributors come from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds and span the queer spectrum. Includes glossary.

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The Difference Between You and Me

Fifteen-year-old Jesse and Emily are as opposite and can be, and are as head-over-heels for each other as you can get. But when they're on opposite sides during a heated battle, can they keep the discussion separate from their relationship?

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The FitzOsbornes in Exile

After the Germans bomb their beloved castle on the tiny island nation of Montmaray, the young royal family flees to pre-war England, carrying the horrifying awareness of Hitler's deadly potential with them. As conscience and conventions collide, each struggles to fight their individual battles for love and truth.

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The Whole World Was Watching: Living in the Light of Matthew Shepard

An autobiographical book by Romaine Patterson, best friend of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was the victim of a hate crime near Laramie, Wyoming. Homophobic Baptist minister Fred Phelps and his followers planned to picket Matthew's funeral with signs reading, "Matt burns in hell." Romaine countered by creating seven-foot angel wings that she and her friends wore, effectively blocking the protesters from view. Romaine went on to become an activist, and this book discusses her journey.

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When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution

Offering a unique, first-person account of life on the front lines in the early years of the lesbian and gay civil rights movements, Jeanne Córdova's "novelized memoir" documents her political and personal journey as an activist, organizer, and journalist during the turbulent 1970s.

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