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Volume 3 Supplement 1
March 3, 2006

Special Edition


Lambda Literary Awards
2005



The Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards have just been announced. The Awards celebrate achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) literature for books published in 2005.

This special issue of Books to Watch Out For brings you the complete list of finalists, followed by some commentary from Gay Men's Edition editor Richard Labonte on the selection process and the development of the short lists, followed by the long list of books nominated.

We are a community rich in literature. Enjoy!

--Carol Seajay
   
   


The 2005 Finalists

Fiction - Lesbian

Babyji, Abha Dawesar, Anchor Books
Five Books of Moses Lapinsky, Karen Tulchinsky, Raincoast Books
Lighthousekeeping, Jeannette Winterson, Harcourt
Wild Dogs, Helen Humphreys, Norton
With or Without You, Lauren Sanders, Akashic Books

Fiction - Gay Men

Acqua Calda, Keith McDermott, Carroll & Graf
Faith for Beginners, Aaron Hamburger, Random House
The German Officer's Boy, Harlan Greene, Wisconsin
The Sluts, Dennis Cooper, Carroll & Graf
What We Do Is Secret, Thorn Kief Hillsbery, Villard

Debut Fiction - Lesbian

Bliss, Fiona Zane, Kensington
Crashing America, Katia Noyes, Alyson
In Too Deep, Ronica Black, Bold Strokes
Manstealing for Fat Girls, Michelle Embree, Softskull Press
The Beautifully Worthless, Ali Liebegott, Suspect Thoughts

Debut Fiction - Gay Men

Bilal's Bread, Sulyman X, Alyson
The First Verse, Barry McCrea, Carroll & Graf
Mother of Sorrows, Richard McCann, Pantheon Books
Setting the Lawn on Fire, Mack Friedman, Wisconsin
You Are Not the One, Vestal McIntyre, Carroll & Graf

Poetry - Lesbian

Directed by Desire, June Jordan, Copper Canyon
Eye of Water, Amber Flora Thomas, Pittsburgh
Life Mask, Jackie Kay, Bloodaxe
New & Selected Poems: Volume Two, Mary Oliver, Beacon
Where the Apple Falls, Samiya Bashir, Redbone Press

Poetry - Gay Men

Blue on Blue Ground, by Aaron Smith, University of Pittsburgh
Crush, Richard Siken, Yale Univ Press
For Dust Thou Art, Timothy Lui, Southern Illinois
School of the Arts, Mark Doty, HarperCollins
Sugar, Martin Pousson, Suspect Thoughts

Mystery - Lesbian

Darkness Descending, Penny Mickelbury, Kings Crossing
Desert Blood: The Juarez Murders, Alicia Gaspar De Alba, Arte Publico
The Iron Girl, Ellen Hart, Minotaur/St. Martins
Justice Served, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Women of Mystery, ed. Katherine V. Forrest, Haworth

Mystery - Gay Men

The Actor's Guide to Greed, Rick Copp, Kensington
Cajun Snuff, W. Randy Haynes, Publish America
One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, D. Travers Scott, Suspect Thoughts
The Paper Mirror, Dorien Grey, GLB Publishers
White Tiger, Michael Allen Dymmoch, Minotaur/St. Martins

Anthology

Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts, ed. Anna Camilleri, Arsenal Pulp Press
Bullets & Butterflies, ed. Emanuel Xavier, Suspect Thoughts
Lesbian Pulp Fiction, ed. Katherine V. Forrest, Cleis
Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men About More-or-Less Gay Life, ed. Wendell Ricketts, Suspect Thoughts
Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men's Writing - 1979 to the Present, E. Lynn Harris, Carroll & Graf

Belles Lettres

My One Night Stand with Cancer, Tania Katan, Alyson
Quicksands: A Memoir, Sybille Bedford, Counterpoint Press
Tab Hunter Confidential, Tab Hunter, Algonquin Books
The Tricky Part, Martin Moran, Beacon
When I Knew, Robert Trachtenberg, HarperCollins/Regan

Biography

Beyond Recall: Mary Meigs, ed. Lise Weil, Talonbooks
The Fabulous Sylvester, Joshua Gamson, Henry Holt
February House, Sherill Tippins, Houghton Mifflin
Nothing is True Everything is Permitted: Brion Gysin, John Geiger, The Disinformation Company
Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho & Art, Diane Souhami, St. Martins

Children's/Young Adult

And Tango Makes Three, Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, Simon & Schuster
Antonio's Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Childrens' Book Press
Rainbow Road, Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Shyam Selvadurai, Tundra Books
Totally Joe, James Howe, Simon & Schuster

Erotica

Best Gay Erotica 2006, edited by Richard Labonte & selected by Mattilda/Matt Bernstein Sycamore, Cleis
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006, edited by Tristan Taormino & selected by Eileen Myles, Cleis
Close Contact, Sean Wolfe, Kensington
Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments, eds. Stacia Seaman & Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Rode Hard, Put Away Wet, ed. Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia, Suspect Thoughts

Humor

Don't Get Too Comfortable, David Rakoff, Doubleday
Invasion of Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel, Alyson
Juicy Mother, ed. Jennifer Camper, Softskull Press
Revenge of the Paste Eaters, Cheryl Peck, 5spot/Time Warner
What the 'L, Kate Clinton, Carroll & Graf

LGBT Studies

Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs & the Internet, Esther Rothblum, & Penny Sablove, Harrington Park Press
Love's Rites: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West, Ruth Vanita, Palgrave Macmillan
When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David, Susan Ackerman, Columbia
Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch, Dwight A. McBride, NYU Press
Zest for Life: Lesbians Experience Of Menopause, Jennifer Kelly, Spinifex Press

Nonfiction

Beyond The Down Low, Keith Boykin, Carroll & Graf
Gore Vidal's America, Dennis Altman, Polity Books
Raising Boys without Men, Peggy Drexler, Rodale
Women Together/Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris, Tirza True Latimer, Rutgers Univ Press
Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, Thomas Glave, Minnesota

Romance

Artist's Dream, Gerri Hill, Bella Books
Distant Shores, Silent Thunder, Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Just Like That, Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
The Price of Temptation, M. J. Pearson, Seventh Window
Walt Loves the Bearcat, Randy Boyd, West Beach Books

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror

Daughters of an Emerald Dusk, Katherine V. Forrest, Alyson
Fledgling, Octavia Butler, Seven Stories
No Sister of Mine, Jeanne G'Fellers, Bella Books
Shapers of Darkness, David B. Coe, Tor Books/St. Martins
The Temple at Landfall, Jane Fletcher, Bold Strokes

Spiritualty

Fumbling Toward Divinity, Craig Hickman, Annabessacook Farm
I Am This One Walking Beside Me: Meditations of an HIV Positive Gay Man, Daniel Gebhardt, Pilgrim Press
Qu(e)erying Evangelism, Cheri DiNovo, Pilgrim Press
Seven Sisters of the Pleiades: Stories from Around the World, Munya Andrews, Spinifex Press
The Path of the Green Man, Michael Thomas Ford, Kensington

Transgender/GenderQueer

Choir Boy, Charlie Anders, Softskull Press
Deliver Me From Nowhere, Tennessee Jones, Softskull Press
In a Queer Time and Place, Judith Halberstam, NYU Press
Just Add Hormones, Matt Kailey, Beacon
The Riddle of Gender, Deborah Radacille, Pantheon Books

The Process
Almost 400 titles were considered for the 2005 Lambda Literary Awards – most of them nominated by publishers, some nominated by their authors, several more added by the Finalist Committee, chaired by Lambda Literary Foundation executive director Charles Flowers: Carol Seajay, Philip Rafshoon of Outwrite Books, Kris Kleindienst of Left Bank Books, Cecelia Martin of Oscar Wilde Bookshop, critic Michael Bronski, and myself. That long-list appears below: books often appear in more than one category, at the whim of the publisher or author making the nomination. How did the long list become the Lammy finalists? We were all asked to cull our “bests” from the long-list below, and Charles then compiled our votes as a starting point for discussion (the “working shortlist”). As the discussion (initially by email, later via extended conference calls) went on, the Finalist Committee realized that the “Nonfiction” list was really, really long, so the category was split into LGBT Studies and Nonfiction, and sometimes titles were shifted from one category to another as appropriate. The result: several hundred worthy books nominated, 100 deserving books selected as finalists. Let the judging begin!
--Richard Labonte

The Long List of Nominations

ANTHOLOGY

Queer Stories for Boys, by Douglas McKeown, Thunders Mouth
Red Light: Superheroes, Saints, & Sluts, edited by Anna Camilleri, Arsenal Pulp Press
Outside the Lines: Talking with Contemporary Gay Poets, edited by Christopher Hennessy, University of Michigan
Bullets & Butterflies, edited by Emanuel Xavier, Suspect Thoughts
Bell, Book, & Dyke, edited by Karin Kallmaker, etc., Bella Books
Lesbian Pulp Fiction, edited by Katherine V. Forrest, Cleis Press
Women of Mystery, edited by Katherine V. Forrest, Haworth Press
Best Gay Erotica 2006, edited by Richard Labonte, selected by Mattilda, Cleis Press
52 Pickup, edited by Morris and Casey, Bella Books
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006, edited by Tristan Taormino, selected by Eileen Myles, Cleis Press
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, edited by Robyn Ochs & Sarah Rowley, Bisexual Resource Center
Call of the Dark, edited by Therese Szymanski, Bella Books
The Best of Both Worlds, edited by Sage Vivant and M. Christian, Haworth Press
Everything I Have is Blue, edited by Wendell Ricketts, Suspect Thoughts
Ultimate Gay Erotica  2006, edited by Jesse Grant, Alyson
Bloodlust, edited by Todd Gregory and M. Christian, Alyson
Show & Tell, edited by Nicole Foster, Alyson
Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2006, edited by Nicole Foster, Alyson
Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs & the Internet, edited by Rothblum & Sablove, Haworth Press
Hitched: Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall, by Cheryl Dumesnil, Thunder’s Mouth Press
Fresh Men 2, edited by Don Weise, Carroll & Graf

BELLES LETTRES

Rock the Sham!, by Anne Maguire, Street Level Press
The Same Language, edited by Ben Duncan & John Howard, University of Alabama Press
Fumbling Toward Divinity, by Craig Hickman, Annabessacook Farm
The Commitment, by Dan Savage, Dutton Books
The Rice Queen Diaries, by Daniel Gawthrop, Arsenal Pulp Press
Diary of a Drag Queen, by Daniel Harris, Carroll & Graf
American Ghosts, by David Plante, Beacon Books
Expecting Tyrek, by Dawn Prince-Hughes, Ohio University Press
Gore Vidal's America, by Dennis Altman, Polity Books
Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho & Art, by Diane Souhami, St. Martins Press
Deep Water: A Sailor's Passage, by E. M. Kahn, Haworth Press
Breakfast with Tiffany, by Ed Wintle, Miramax
Beyond Recall: Mary Meigs, edited by Lise Weil, Talon Books
The Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag, by Edward Field University of Wisconsin
Stretching My Mind, by Edward Albee, Carroll & Graf
Fred in Love, by Felice Picano, University of Wisconsin
Breakdown: Diamonds, Death, & Second Chances, by Gregory DiStfano, iUniverse
Dante & The Unorthodox: Aesthetics of Transgression, by James Miller, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Loving Mountains, Loving Men, by Jeff Mann, Ohio University Press
Major Conflict, by Jeffrey McGowan, Broadway/Random House
The Tall Boy, by Jess Gregg, Permanent Press
Living Two Lives, by Joanne Fleisher, Alyson
Attack of the Man-Eating Lotus Blossoms, by Justin Chin, Suspect Thoughts
Let's Shut Out the World, by Kevin Bentley, Green Candy Press
Jane: A Murder, by Maggie Nelson, Soft Skull Press
The Tricky Part, by Martin Moran, Beacon Press
Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and 20th Century Drama, by Michael Paller, Palgrave Macmillan
Conversations with Gore Vidal, by Peabody & Ebersole, University Press of Mississippi
Gourd Girls, by Priscilla Wilson, Mt.  Yonah Press
Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star, by Rich Merritt, Kensington Books
When I Knew, by Robert Trachtenberg, Regan Books
The Whole World Was Watching, by Romaine Patterson with Patrick Hinds, Alyson Books,
Nasty, by Simon Doonan, Simon & Schuster
Lucheonette, by Steven Sorrentino, HarperCollins
Things No Longer There, by Susan Krieger, University of Wisconsin Quicksands: A Memoir, by Sybille Bedford, Counterpoint Press
Tab Hunter Confidential, by Tab Hunter, Algonquin Books
My One Night Stand with Cancer, by Tania Katan, Alyson
Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, by Thomas Glave, University of Minnesota
Spine Intact, Some Creases, by Victor J. Banis, ECIE

BIOGRAPHY

The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson, by Bob Hofler, Carroll & Graf Superstar in a Housedress: Jackie Curtis, by Craig Highberger, Chamberlain Bros.
The Man Who Knew Too Much, by David Leavitt, WW Norton
The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Billy J. Harbin, Kim Marra, & Robert A. Schanke, University of Michigan
Nothing is True Everything is Permitted: Brion Gysin, by John Geige, The Disinformation Company
The Fabulous Sylvester, by Joshua Gamson, Henry Holt
Noble Lives: Portraits of Three Gay Men, by Marc E. Vargo, Haworth Press
Tales from the Levee, by Martha Miller, Haworth Press
Katherine Hepburn, by Robert James Parish, Alyson Books
February House, by Sherill Tippins, Houghton Mifflin
Center Square, by Steve Wilson & Joe Florenski, Alyson Books
Edge of Midnight: Life of John Schlesinger, by William J. Mann, Billboard Books

CHILDREN/YOUNG ADULT

Rainbow Road, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster
The Center of the World, by Andreas Steinhofer, Random House
The Order of the Poison Oak, by Brent Hartinger, HarperTempest
A Really Nice Prom Mess, by Brian Sloan, Simon & Schuster
You're Different & That's Super, by Carson Kressley, Simon & Schuster
Choir Boy, by Charlie Anders, Soft Skull Press
Absolutely Positively Not, by David La Rochelle, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine,
Totally Joe, by James Howe, Simon & Schuster
And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell, Simon & Schuster
Still Waving, by Laurene Kelly, Spinifex Press
Manstealing for Fat Girls, by Michelle Embree, Soft Skull Press
Antonio's Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio, by Rigoberto Gonzalez, Childrens' Book Press
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, by Shyam Selvadurai, Tundra Books
Girl, Nearly 16, by Sue Limb, Random House
The Blue Lamb, by Wayne F. Maxwell, Jr., Pegasus Publications

GAY DEBUT FICTION

With Every Breath, by Alex Alexander, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
On Picking Fruit, by Arthur Wooten, iUniverse
The First Verse, by Barry McCrea, Carroll & Graf
The Sound of All Flesh, by Barry Webster, Porcupine's Quill
Scrub Match, by Bill Eisele, Kensington Books
Late and Soon, by Bob Hughes, Carroll & Graf
A Really Nice Prom Mess, by Brian Sloan, Simon & Schuster
Choir Boy, by Charlie Anders, Soft Skull Press
Kynship (Book 1), by Daniel Heath Justice, Kegedonce Press
Down for Whatever, Frederick Smith, Kensington Books
Come Clean, by John F. Parker, Quest/Regal Crest
The Boys in the Brownstone, by Kevin Scott, Haworth Press
Setting the Lawn on Fire, by Mack Friedman, University of Wisconsin
The Unborn Spouse Situation, by Matt Rauscher, Lulu Press
What Are You Afraid of?, by Michael Hyde, University of North Texas Press
Mahu, by Neil S. Plakcy, Haworth Press
The Potato Queen, by Rafaelito Sy, Palari Publishing
Mother of Sorrows, by Richard McCann, Pantheon Books
The Magic in Your Touch, by Sara Bell, P.D. Publishing
Bilal's Bread, by Sulyman X, Alyson Booksnew entry
Deliver Me From Nowhere, by Tennessee JonesSoft Skull Press
You Are Not the One, by Vestal McIntyre, Carroll & Graf

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

Memories to Die For, by Adrian Gold, Bella Books
Flying with Angels, by b.b. parker, Windshift Press
Risky Investment, by Beth Moore, Bella Books
Gotta Find Me An Angel, Brenda Brooks, Raincoast Books
Misplaced People, by C.G. Devize, Intaglio Publications/STARCrossed
Descanso: A Soul Journey, by Cynthia Tyler, Haworth Books
Code White, by Debra Anderson, McGillian Books
Secrets Found In Gimli, by Diane Alexander, Windshift Press
Freeing Vera, by Elissa Raffa, Permanent Press
Bliss, by Fiona Zane, Kensington Books
Touch, by Gayleen Froese, NeWest Press
Relationships Can Be Murder, by Jane DiLucchio, New Victoria
Reunion, by Jane Frances, Bella Books
Picture Perfect, by Jane Vollbrecht, Bella Books
Our Reunion, by Jenah Watson, P.D. Publishing
Crashing America, by Katia Noyes, Alyson Books
Southern Hearts, by Katie P. Moore, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
Picking Up the Pace, by Kimberly LaFontaine, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
The Price of Temptation, by M. J. Pearson, Seventh Window
Manstealing for Fat Girls, by Michelle Embree, Soft Skull Press
Clearcut, by Nina Shengold, Anchor Books
In Too Deep, by Ronica Black, Bold Strokes
Distorted Virtue, by Ruth Strickling, Publish America
The Next World, by Ursela Steck, Bella Books

EROTICA

Six Positions, by Andy QuanGreen Candy Press
With a Rough Tongue, edited by Amber Dawn & Trish Kelly, Arsenal Pulp Press
Out of Control, edited by Greg Wharton, Suspect Thoughts
Skin & Ink, edited by Jim Gladstone,Alyson Books
Bell, Book, & Dyke, edited by Kallmaker, Szymanski, Johnson, & Watts, Bella Books
Best Gay Erotica 2006, edited by Richard Labonte, selected by Mattilda, Cleis Press
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006, edited by Tristan Taormino, selected by Eileen Myles, Cleis Press
Rode Hard, Put Away Wet, edited by Sacchi Green & Rakell Valencia, Suspect Thoughts
Call of the Dark, edited by Therese Szymanski, Bella Books
Hot Lesbian Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press
The Best of Both Worlds, edited by Sage Vivant and M. Christian, Haworth Press
Erotic Interludes 2: Stolen Moments, edited by Stacia Seaman & Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Bliss, by Fiona Zane, Kensington Books
Tangled Sheets, by Michael Thomas Ford, Kensington Books
Boy in the Middle by Patrick Califia, Cleis Press
Close Contact, by Sean Wolfe, Kensington Books

GAY FICTION

Faith for Beginners, by Aaron Hamburger, Random House
The Sound of All Flesh, by Barry Webster, Porcupine's Quill
The Brothers Bishop, by Bart Yates, Kensington Books
Third & Heaven, by Ben Patrick Johnson, Alyson Books
Scrub Match, by Bill Eisele, Kensington Books
Sex Camp, by Brian McNaught, Authors House
Three Fortunes in One Cookie, by Cochrane Lambert, Alyson Books
The Sluts, by Dennis Cooper, Void Books &Carroll & Graf
The Millionaire of Love, by David Leddick, Haworth Books
They Change the Subject, by Douglas A. Martin, University of Wisconsin
Branwell: A Novel of the Bronte Brother, by Douglas A. Martin, Soft Skull Press
The Wild Creatures: Stories by Sam D'Allesandro, edited by Kevin Killian, Suspect Thoughts
How's Your Romance? By Ethan Mordden, St. Martins
Down for Whatever, by Frederick Smith, Kensington Books
The German Officer's Boy, by Harlan Greene, University of Wisconsin A House is Not a Home, by James Earl Hardy, HarperCollins/Amistad
Back Where He Started, by Jay Quinn, Alyson Books
With Angels and Furies, by John Sam Jones, Millivres Prowler
You Can Say You Knew Me When, by K. M. Soehnlein, Kensington Books
Acqua Calda, by Keith McDermott, Carroll & Graf
The Boys in the Brownstone, by Kevin Scott, Haworth Books
Bourbon Street, by Leonce Gaiter, Carroll & Graf
Specimen Days, by Michael Cunningham, FSG
Brian in Three Seasons, by Patricia Grossman, Permanent Press
Boy in the Middle, by Patrick Califia, Cleis Press
Wounded, by Percival Everett, Graywolf
Walt Loves the Bearcat, by Randy Boyd, West Beach Books
How To Name a Hurricane, by Rane Arroyo, University of Arizona Press
Godlike, by Richard Hell, Akashic Books
Mother of Sorrows, by Richard McCann, Pantheon Books
Confessions of a Male Nurse, by Richard S. Ferri, Haworth Books
Hot Sauce, by Scott Pomfret and Scott Whittier, Warner Books
A Year of Two Summers, by Shaun Levin, Five Leaves Publications
What We Do Is Secret, by Thorn Kief Hillsbery, Villard Books
All American Boy, by William J. Mann, Kensington Books

LESBIAN FICTION

Babyji, by Abha Dawesa, Anchor Books
Celebrating Hotchclaw, by Ann Allen Shockley, A&M Books
Flying with Angels, by b.b. parker, Windshift Press
Beautifl Inez, by Bart Schneider, Crown Books
Gotta Find Me An Angel, by Brenda Brooks, Raincoast Books
Descanso: A Soul Journey, by Cynthia Tyler, Haworth Books
The Woman Who Loved War, by Elizabeth Brownrigg, Firebrand Books
Touch, by Gayleen Froese, NeWest Press
Wild Dogs, by Helen Humphreys, WW Norton
Loose End, by Ivan E. Coyote, Arsenal Pulp Press
Threads of Destiny, by J. P. Mercer, P.D. Publishing
Lighthousekeeping, by Jeannette Winterson, Harcourt
Five Books of Moses Lapinsky, by Karen Tulchinsky, Raincoast Books
Daughters of an Emerald Dusk, by Katherine V.  Forrest, Alyson Books
With or Without You, by Lauren Sanders, Akashic Books
Assorted Flavours: Lesbian Short Stories, by Lois Cloarec Hart, P.D. Publishing
Bait, by Loren Stone
The War Between the Hearts, by Nann Dunne, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
Clearcut, by Nina Shengold, Anchor Books
The Best of Friends, by R. J. Stevens, Kensington Books
Above the Thunder, by Renee Manfredi, Anchor Books
Life's Little Edge, by Roselle Graskey, P.D. Publishing
Josie & Rebecca: The Western Chronicles, by Vada Foster & B.L. Miller Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed

HUMOR

Invasion of Dykes to Watch Out For, by Alison Bechdel, Alyson Books
Revenge of the Paste Eaters, by Cheryl Peck, 5 Spot/Time Warner
Don't Get Too Comfortable, by David Rakoff, Doubleday
Juicy Mother, edited by Jennifer Camper, Softskull Press
Gay Haiku, by Joel Derfner, Broadway/Random House
The Underminer, by Mike Albo, Bloomsbury Books
Walt Loves the Bearcat, by Randy Boyd, West Beach Books
Legend of Bushistotle, by Steven Hanley, BookSurge

LGBT NONFICTION

The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight World, by Alan Downs, Da Capo Press
101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men, by Alonso Duralde, Alyson Books
Rock the Sham!, by Anne Maguire, Street Level Press
Brini Maxwell's Guide to Gracious Living, by Brini Maxwell, Stewart, Tabori, Chang
Unfinished Show Business: Broadway Musicals as Works-in-Process, by Bruce Kirle, Southern Illinois University
Homocore, by David Ciminelli Alyson Books
What God Has Joined Together By David G. Myers & Letha Dawson Scanzoni, HarperSanFrancisco
The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Radacille, Pantheon Books
Mommies, Daddies, Donors, Surrogates, by Diane Ehrensaft, Guilford
The Gay Male Sleuth in Print and Film, by Drewey Wayne Gunn, Scarecrow Press
Suicide Tuesday, by Duncan Osborne, Carroll & Graf
Why I Hate Abercrombie & Fitch, by Dwight A. McBride, NYU Press
The Gay & Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary, edited by Billy J. Harbin, Kim Marra & Robert A. Schanke, University of Michigan
Queer Encylopedia of Film & Television, edited by Claude Summers, Cleis Press
Lesbian Pulp Fiction, edited by Katherine V. Forrest, Cleis Press
Tweakers , by Frank Sanello, Alyson Books
Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World, by Gavin Butt, Duke University Press
Impossible Desires, by Gayatri Gopinath, Duke University Press
With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India, by Gayatri Reddy, University of Chicago Press
Straightforward, by Ian Ayres and Jennifer Brown, Princeton
Zest for Life: Lesbians Experience of Menopause, by Jennifer Kelly, Spinifex Press
Black Queer Studies, edited by Johnson & Henderson, Duke University Press
Male Desire, by Jonathan Weinberg, Harry N. Abrams
Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity, by Judith A. Peraino, University of California Press
What the L? by Kate Clinton, Carroll & Graf
Business, Not Politics, by Katherine Sender, Columbia University Press
Beyond The Down Low, by Keith Boykin, Carroll & Graf
Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800, by Khaled El-Rouayheb, University of Chicago Press
Blessing Same-Sex Unions: The Perils of Queer Romance & the Confusions of Christian Marriage, by Mark D. Jordan, University of Chicago Press
Queer London: Perils & Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957, by Matt Houlbrook, University of Chicago Press
Hitting Hard, by Michelangelo Signorile, Carroll & Graf
Sodom on the Thames: Sex, Love, & Scandal in Wilde Times, by Morris Kaplan, Cornell University Press
Sexual Orientation & Mental Health, edited by Omoto & Kurtzman, APA
Queer Wars: The New Gay Right & its Critics, by Paul Robinson, University of Chicago Press
Raising Boys without Men, by Peggy Drexler, Rodale
Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco, by Peter Shapiro, Faber & Faber
Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians, 2nd Edition, by Rachel Pepper, Cleis Press
The Long Arc of Justice, by Richard Mohr, Columbia University Press
The New Gay Teenager, by Ritch C. Savin-Williams, Harvard University Press
Cruise Control, by Robert Weiss, Alyson Books
Love's Rites: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West, by Ruth Vanita, Palgrave Macmillan
Brotherhood: Gay Life in Fraternities, by Shane Windmeyer, Alyson Books
Out In History, by Thom Nickels, STARBooks
Words to Our Now: Imagination and Dissent, by Thomas Glave, Minnesota
AIDS & American Apocalypticism, by Thomas L. Long, SUNY Press
Women Together/Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris, by Tirza True Latimer, Rutgers University Press
The Gay Archipelago, by Tom Boellstorff, Princeton University Press
Caffe Cino: The Birthplace of Off-Off Broadway, by Wendell C. Stone, Southern Illinois
Harvard's Secret Court by William Wright, St. Martins Press
Secret Service: Lesbians in the Military, by Zsa Zsa Gershick, Alyson Books
Families of Value: Personal Profiles of Pioneering Lesbian and Gay Parents, by Robert Bernstein, Marlowe & Company

GAY MEN’S MYSTERY

Tapas on the Ramblas, by Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press
Light Before Day, by Christopher Rice, Miramax
One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, by D. Travers Scott, Suspect Thoughts
The Paper Mirror, by Dorien Grey, GLB Publishers
Come Clean, by John F. Parker, Quest/Regal Crest
Nerds Who Kill, by Mark Richard Zubro, Minotaur/St. Martins
White Tiger, by Michael Allen Dymmoch, Minotaur/St. Martins
Desert Summer, by Michael Craft, Minotaur/St. Martins
Mahu, by Neil S. Plakcy, Haworth Books
The Actor's Guide to Greed, by Rick Copp, Kensington Books
The Magic in Your Touch, by Sara Bell, P.D. Publishing
Deadline, by Stephen Cooper, Alyson Books
Cajun Snuff, by W. Randy Haynes, Publish America

LESBIAN MYSTERY

Memories to Die For, by Adrian Gold, Bella Books
Finding Ms. Wright, by Anne Seale, Alyson Books
Murder on the Mother Road, by Brenda Weathers, New Victoria
The Quokka Question, by Claire McNab, Alyson Books
Kookaburro Gambit, by Clarie McNab, Alyson Books
Secrets Found In Gimli, by Diane Alexander, Windshift Press
Women of Mystery, edited by  Katherine V. Forrest, Haworth Press
The Woman who Loved War, by Elizabeth Brownrigg, Firebrand Books
Easy Street, by Elizabeth Peters, Alyson Books
The Iron Girl, by Ellen Hart, Minotaur/St. Martins
Hunter's Way, by Gerri Hill, Bella Books
Call Shotgun, by Jaime Clevenger, Bella Books
Relationships Can Be Murder, by Jane DiLucchio New Victoria
Dead Reckoning, by Jenny Roberts, Millivres Prowler
Have Gun We'll Travel, by Lori L. Lake, Regal Crest Enterprises
No Evidence, Nancy Sanra, Bella Books
The Missing Page, by Patty G. Henderson, Bella Books
Justice Served, by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Son of a Gun, Randye Lordon, Minotaur/St. Martins
In Too Deep, by Ronica Black, Bold Strokes
Grave Silence, by Rose Beecham, Bold Strokes
Distorted Virtue, by Ruth Strickling, Publish America
The Mouths of Babes, by Stella Duffy, Serpents Tail
When First We Practice, by Therese Szymanski, Bella Books
The Next World, by Ursela Steck, Bella Books
Hostage to Murder, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books
The Chosen, by Verda Foster, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed

GAY MEN’S POETRY

After Hours, by Jason Roush, Windstorm Creative
Strange Valentine, by A. Loudermilk, Southern Illinois University
Blue on Blue Ground, by Aaron Smith University of Pittsburgh
Entering Dennis, by Dennis Rhodes
Stardust, by Frank Bidart, FSG
In the Heart of the Closet, by H.D. Hatcher, Publish America
Jubilant Thicket, by Jonathan Williams, Copper Canyon
The Book of Faces, by Joseph Campana, Graywolf
Love Life, by Marc Adams, Window Books
School of the Arts, by Mark Doty, HarperCollins
Sugar, by Martin Pousson, Suspect Thoughts
Pizza, by Michael Rumaker, Circumstantial
You Don't Know Me, by Orville Lloyd Douglas, TSAR Publications
Walking with Ghosts, by Qwo-Li Driskell, Salt Publishing
Heterophobia, by Ragan Fox, Lethe Press
Directions to the Beach of the Dead, by Richard Blanco, University of Arizona Press
Crush, by Richard Siken, Yale University Press
Part of the Bargain, by Scott Hightower, Copper Canyon
For Dust Thou Art, by Timothy Lui, Southern Illinois University
The Insatiable Palm, by Yermiyahv Ahron Taub, Wind River Press

LESBIAN POETRY

Where the Apple Falls, by Samiya Bashir, Redbone Press
The Beautifully Worthless, by Ali Liebegott, Suspect Thoughts
Eye, by Amber Flora Thomas, University of Pittsburgh
Watercolor Women/Opaque Men, by Ana Castillo, Curbstone
Rapture, by Carol Ann Duffy, Picador
The Zen of La Llorona, by Deborah A. Miranda, Salt Publishing
Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds, by Eleanor Lerman, Sarabande
Life Mask, by Jackie Kay, Bloodaxe
The Sleep of Four Cities, by Jen Currin, Anvil Press
Directed by Desire, by June Jordan, Copper Canyon
Jane: A Murder, by Maggie Nelson, Soft Skull Press
New & Selected, Volume 2, by Mary Oliver, Beacon Books
Grammar of the Cage, by Pam Ore, Les Figues
Queer Street, by Toni Mirosevich, WordTech Communications
Collected Poems of Djuna Barnes, edited by Philip Herring, University of Wisconsin

ROMANCE

The Millionaire of Love, by David Leddick, Haworth Press
Symmetry, by I. E. Woodward, iUniverse
Walt Loves the Bearcat, by Randy Boyd, West Beach Books
Tides of Passion, by Diana Tremain Braund, Bella Books
For Every Season, by Frankie J. Jones, Bella Books
Artist's Dream, by Gerri Hill, Bella Books
Our Reunion, by Jenah Watson, P.D. Publishing
Dark Dreamer, by Jennifer Fulton, Jennifer Knight
A Guarded Heart, by Jennifer Fulton, Jennifer Knight
The Sacred Shore, by Jennifer Fulton, Jennifer Knight
Just Like That, by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
Halls of Temptation, by Katie P. Moore, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
Force of Nature, by Kim Baldwin, Bold Strokes
Galveston 1900: Swept Away, Linda Crist, Yellow Rose/Regal Crest
The Value of Valor, by Lynn Ames, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed
The Price of Temptation, by M. J. Pearson, Seventh Window
When Love Finds a Home, by Megan Carter, Bella Books
Poppy's Return, by Pat Rosier, Spinifex Press
Midnight Rain, by Peggy J. Herring, Bella Books
Distant Shores, Silent Thunder, by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Honor Reclaimed, by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes
Murky Waters, by Robin Alexander, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed The Taking of Eden, by Robin Alexander, Intaglio Publications/ STARCrossed

SF/HORROR/FANTASY

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other, by D. Travers Scott, Suspect Thoughts
Kynship (Book 1), by Daniel Heath Justice, Kegedonce Press
Shapers of Darkness, by David B. Coe, Tor Books/St. Martins
Bonds of Vengeance, by David B. Coe, Tor Books/St. Martins
No Sister of Mine, by Jeanne G'Fellers, Bella Books
Touch, by Gayleen Froese, NeWest Press
Protector of the Treader, by Gun Brooke, Bold Strokes
The Temple at Landfall, by Jane Fletcher, Bold Strokes
The Walls of Westernfort, by Jane Fletcher, Bold Strokes
Counterfeit World, by Judith K. Parker, Intaglio Publications
Fledgling, by Octavia Butler, Seven Stories
Walt Loves the Bearcat, by Randy Boyd, West Beach Books
Amicus Humani Generis, by S.B. Zarben, P.D. Publishing

SPIRITUALITY

Qu(e)erying Evangelism, by Cheri DiNovo, Pilgrim Press
Fumbling Toward Divinity, by Craig Hickman, Annabessacook Farm
I Am This One Walking Beside Me: Meditations of an HIV Positive Gay Man, by Daniel Gebhardt, Pilgrim Press
Secrets Found In Gimli, by Diane Alexander, Windshift Press
Breakdown: Diamonds, Death, & Second Chances, by Gregory DiStfano, iUniverse
For Another Flock: Daily Advent & Christmas Meditations, by Jeffrey Lea, Pilgrim Press
The Path of the Green Man, by Michael Thomas Ford, Kensington Books Seven Sisters of The Pleiades: Stories from Around the World, by Munya Andrews, Spinifex Press
Exile or Embrace? Congregations & Gay Christians, by Nahan Siler, Pilgrim Press
Talking About Homosexuality, by Oliveto, Turney, & West, Pilgrim Press
Where the Edge Gathers, by Yvette A. Flunder, Pilgrim Press

TRANSGENDER

Choir Boy, by Charlie Anders, Soft Skull Press
Fumbling Toward Divinity, by Craig Hickman, Annabessacook Farm
The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Radacille, Pantheon Books
Ladies or Gentlemen, by Jean-Louis Ginibre, Filipacchi
In a Queer Time and Place, by Judith Halberstam, NYU Press
Just Add Hormones, by Matt Kailey, Beacon Books
Boy in the Middle, by Patrick Califia, Cleis Press
Alice in Genderland, by Richard Novic, iUniverse
Deliver Me From Nowhere, by Tennessee Jones, Soft Skull Press

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