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    by Armistead Maupin In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the bestselling Tales of the City series explains how he evolved from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to claim their own lives. “Logical Family is a beautiful memoir – so tender and funny and dignified and kind that it left...

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    Celebration of LGBTQ Icons by Dan Jones Featuring beautifully illustrated portraits and profiles, 50 Queers Who Changed the World is a tribute to some of the most inspirational people of all time. LGBTQ people are some of the coolest in history; legendary figures such as Freddie Mercury, Virginia Woolf, Laverne Cox, Harvey Milk and Audre Lorde have made...

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    Life in the Chemsex Underworldby James Wharton When James Wharton leaves the army, he finds himself with more opportunities than most to begin a successful civilian life - he has a husband, two dogs, two cars, a nice house in the countryside and a book deal.A year later he finds himself single, living in a room and trying to adjust to single gay life back...

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    A Life of Contradictionby Mark Dowd This superb memoir of a gay, working class boy from Manchester exploring how to reconcile his sexuality with his Catholicism is all the more powerful because of his deep knowledge of and commitment to his faith. Spanning the late 1960s to the present day, Mark Dowd’s Queer and Catholic chronicles a changing attitude to...

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    The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its significanceby Keith Dockray and Alan Sutton The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was ground-breaking in the UK. The act was not without controversy and was fiercely fought over by the likes of Mary Whitehouse and right-wing reactionary Tories who in typical style fought to impose their narrow-minded blue-rinse views....

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    by Michael Bristow Approaching the end of his nine year stint as a BBC journalist in Beijing, Michael Bristow decided he wanted to write about the country’s modern history. To assist him he asked for the help of his language teacher, who was born just two years after the communist party came to power in 1949. The changing fortunes of his life have...

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    100 Years of LGBT Musicby Darryl W. Bullock Through exclusive new interviews and contemporary reports, Bullock pulls back the curtain on the colourful legacy that has shaped our musical and cultural landscape, revealing the inspiring and often heartbreaking stories of internationally renowned LGBT artists from Billie Holiday and Dusty Springfield to...

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    The Untold Story of the Gay Men Who Served in Two World Wars by Stephen Bourne In this astonishing new history of wartime Britain, historian Stephen Bourne unearths the fascinating stories of the gay men who served in the armed forces and at home, and brings to light the great unheralded contribution they made to the war effort. Fighting Proud weaves...

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    Queer Stories from a Century of Discriminationby Sue Elliott and Steve Humphries Only fifty years ago, sex between men was a crime. The Sexual Offences Act 1967 changed that in part, sparking a chain of social reforms that altered the face of British society for ever.This vital new oral history tells that story through the lives of gay men who lived...

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    by Damian Collins A famed aesthete and patron, Philip Sassoon’s world was one of luxury and classic English elegance with oriental flair. He gathered a social set that would provide inspiration for Brideshead. There you might find Winston Churchill arguing over the tea cups with George Bernard Shaw, the Prince of Wales playing tennis with Charlie Chaplin,...

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    by Peter Ackroyd A look at London in a whole new way – through the history of its gay population. In Roman Londinium the city was dotted with ‘wolf dens’ or public pleasure houses and hot baths. Then came the Emperor Constantine, with his bishops and missionaries. And so began an endless loop of alternating permissiveness and censure. Ackroyd takes us...

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    by Clare Barlow In 1967, sex between consenting men in England and Wales was finally decriminalised an entire century after the death penalty was abolished for sodomy in Britain in 1861. Between these legal landmarks lies a century of seismic shifts in gender and sexuality which found expression across the arts as artists, collectors and consumers...

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    by Alex Pilcher Over the last century, many artists have made works that challenge dominant models of gender and sexuality. The results can be sexy or serious, satirical or tender, discreetly coded or defiantly outspoken. This book illustrates the wide variety of queer art from around the world exploring bodies and identity, love and desire, prejudice and...

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    From Prejudice to Pride – 30 Years of Gay Britain by Paul Flinn In 1984 the pulsing electronics and soft vocals of Smalltown Boy would become an anthem uniting gay men. A month later, an aggressive virus, HIV, would be identified and a climate of panic and fear would spread across the nation, marginalising an already ostracised community. Yet, out of this...

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    The 16th edition of the Spartacus Hotel Guide has been newly researched and features more than 900 accommodations across 85 countries. The guide provides extensive information and is richly illustrated. In addition, the proven pictogram system helps the reader quickly find information with ease. The bilingual guide is popular worldwide and combines...

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    The international travel guide for gay and bisexual men: the Spartacus International Gay Guide, now in its 46th year, offers tourists not only a worldwide list of bars, hotels, saunas, beaches and self-help groups but also provides an overview of the applicable laws on homosexuality around the world. The Spartacus Guide is published by Bruno Gmünder and...

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    The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of the Legendary CodebreakerDrawings by Eric Liberge & Story by Arnaud Delalande The particulars of Turing's achievements were only made known in 2012, following the release of once-classified papers. Authors Liberge and Delalande used this information to create a graphic-art biography that is scientifically rigorous...

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    King of Prussiaby Tim Blanning Frederick the Great, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th. He was a force of nature, a ruthless, brilliant, charismatic military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, a gifted composer, performer, poet and philosopher, and a discerning patron of the arts....

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