LGBTQ+ Experiences

Updated November 3, 2022
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Rainbow warrior : my life in color
Baker, Gilbert
In 1978, Harvey Milk asked Gilbert Baker to create a unifying symbol for the growing gay rights movement, and on June 25 of that year, Baker's Rainbow Flag debuted at San Francisco's Gay Freedom Day Parade. Baker had no idea his creation would become an international emblem of liberation,...
The man who ate too much : the life of James Beard
Birdsall, John
In the first portrait of James Beard in twenty-five years, John Birdsall accomplishes what no prior telling of Beard's life and work has done: He looks beyond the public image of the "Dean of American Cookery" to give voice to the gourmet's complex, queer life and, in the process, illuminates the...
Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition
Carl, P.
A "scrupulously honest" (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut memoir that explores one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America. Becoming a Man is a "moving narrative [that] illuminates the joy, courage, necessity, and risk-taking of gender...
Officer Clemmons : a memoir
Clemmons, Franc ?ois
An intimate debut memoir from Mister Rogers' most endearing and groundbreaking neighbors--Officer Clemmons, the first African American actor to have a recurring role on a children's television program. "A heartwarming story that explores the power of friendship as well...
In the dream house : a memoir
Machado, Carmen Maria
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado's engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and...
Tomorrow will be different : love, loss, and the fight for trans equality
McBride, Sarah
Sarah McBride is on a mission to fight for transgender rights around the world. But before she was a prominent activist, and before she became the first transgender person to speak at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, she was a teenager struggling with her identity. With...
IM : a memoir
Mizrahi, Isaac
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi puts his life to paper with the same mix of spirit and wryness as the designs he popularized." --Vanity Fair Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk...
Beautiful on the outside : a memoir
Rippon, Adam
Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir that the Washington Post calls "comedic gold." Your mom probably told you...
Sissy : a coming-of-gender story
Tobia, Jacob
Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob Tobia invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a blueprint for a world free from gender-based trauma. Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the...
Mr. know-it-all : the tarnished wisdom of a filth elder
Waters, John
No one knows more about everything--especially everything rude, clever, and offensively compelling--than John Waters. The man in the pencil-thin mustache, auteur of the transgressive movie classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and A Dirty Shame<...
A wild and precious life : a memoir
Windsor, Edie
A lively, intimate memoir from a marriage equality icon of the gay rights movement, describing gay life in the 1950s and 60s New York City and her longtime activism. "Brash, funny and brave." --NPR "A captivating and inspiring story of a queer woman who...

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