“Duberman’s book is deliberately uncomfortable. It raises difficult questions, and does not provide easy answers.”
“Tinderbox is a reminder that this history can never be forgotten as the backlash against GLBTQ civil rights are once again under attack.”
Michelle Tea’s publisher, the Feminist Press, calls her a “queer countercultural icon.” She is that, indeed, and has been an icon in the queer world for decades.
“This book is a catalyst for a thoughtful discussion of . . . complicated and challenging issues.”
Why is it that academicians insist on writing books in an obtuse and opaque manner? Are academics incapable of writing in a clear, straightforward manner?
Halberstam begins his “quirky” text with a tribute to David Bowie, whose gendered appearance “part man, part woman, part space alien” inspires his reflections on the relationship between sex, gende
David Bowie Made Me Gay, Darryl W.
"Spoiler Alert is a splendid memoir. A love story, lovingly told."
“Sooner or later, we have to venture beyond our biological family to find our logical one, the one that actually makes sense for us.
Historians, like archeologists, play an invaluable role uncovering all-but-forgotten people of the past, thus helping provide a better picture of the present.
“Readers will shout and stomp; snort and yell, while reading Nasty Women. It is the perfect weapon for dispensing gut-ripping vitriol in the privacy of your own mind.”
"The big surprise about David Sedaris’s new book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977–2002), is how very good it is."
“This book falls short of providing practical and achievable suggestions for achieving the goal of protecting people from sex classification based discrimination.”
This timely publication addresses much of the misinformation about the trans community that persists despite increasing media coverage both popular and serious.
The focus of this book is “the use of employment law and practices in the United States to exclude gay people from public social spaces.” The book focuses on discrimination in the U.S.
Last year, journalist Michelangelo Signorile’s It’s Not Over detailed how the right wing and some religious groups were working feverishly with antigay organizations to attack any pro-gay
“Overall the book achieves its aim most efficiently and pleasurably, serving as an introduction to the academic world of Queer Theory . . .”
This is an important book on an important subject, but not for the faint-hearted in its very detailed treatment of the ebb and flow of citizenship recognition and rights for LGBT individuals in Ame
Lillian Faderman received the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Book award for The Gay Revolution. That alone makes this book worth reading.
The GLBTQ art book to have this year is Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht and Stephen Vider, the companion book to the exhibit at the Museum of the Cit
One advantage of reviewing nonfiction books is learning about people who are often excluded from discussions. This usually happens with historical figures who happen to be women.
“celebrates the still transgressive world of gay leathermen and Tom of Finland's place in Los Angeles’ architectural history.”
Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood by Amanda K. Baumle and D’Lane R. Compton is an academic book based on a study that started in 2010.
Book reviews can be tricky.