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Book Review

Trans+

by Eileen Gonzalez

Kathryn Gonzales and Karen Rayne’s accessible "Trans+" covers the challenges that transgender, nonbinary, and questioning teenagers and young adults are likely to face. "Trans+" is a guide through the joys and risks of coming out,... Read More

Book Review

Queer Faith

by Claire Foster

What do Madonna, George Michael, and Lady Gaga have in common with Petrarch? A lot, according to Melissa E. Sanchez’s new book, "Queer Faith". The book unpacks the secular language that Western culture uses to talk about love and race... Read More

Book Review

Unashamed

by Kristine Morris

For LGBTQ Christians, especially those in evangelical churches, the decision to come out can mean being shunned, dismissed from church leadership or service positions, and made to feel eternally excluded from God’s love. Despite these... Read More

Book Review

The Stonewall Riots

by Rebecca Hussey

Marc Stein’s The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History is an essential collection of primary sources including newspaper articles, opinion pieces, court documents, and photos that place a central event in LGBTQ+ history in context.... Read More

Book Review

Indecent Advances

by Linda Thorlakson

James Polchin’s "Indecent Advances" extracts more than its title from true-crime press clippings dating back to the 1920s, examining both what appeared in print and what was sanitized or excluded. “Indecent advances” was just one... Read More

Book Review

Buying Gay

by Barry Silverstein

David K. Johnson’s "Buying Gay" is a compelling retrospective of physique magazines, which provided gay men with an outlet in the 1950s and 1960s. The “Physique Era” encompasses the rise and fall of physique magazines from 1951 to... Read More

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