The Henna Wars

08 July 2020 | By Adiba Jaigirdar | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses n nWhen Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants as long as she isn t herself Because Muslim girls aren t lesbians Nishat doesn t want to hide

The Prettiest Star

08 July 2020 | By Carter Sickels | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDS epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award winning author Carter Sickels n n EW s 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 n O Magazine s 3

The Prettiest Star

08 July 2020 | By Carter Sickels | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

A stunning novel about the bounds of family and redemption, shines light on an overlooked part of the AIDS epidemic when men returned to their rural communities to die, by Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award winning author Carter Sickels n n EW s 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 n O Magazine s 3

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

08 July 2020 | By Archie Bongiovanni | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide tha

The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

08 July 2020 | By Mason Funk | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

Meet the leaders and activists on the front lines of the LGBTQ movement, from the 1960 s to the present, through stunning interviews and compelling black and white photographs compiled and presented by OUTWORDS, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the stories of LGBTQ people n nThe 75 individuals fe

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

08 July 2020 | By Kai Cheng Thom | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars A Dangerous Trans Girl s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom is the highly sensational, ultra exciting, sort of true coming of age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung fu expert who runs away from her parents abusive home in a rainy city

In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience

08 July 2020 | By Helen Knott | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

Long listed for the 2020 RBC Taylor Prize n n n nA memoir of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the lasting wounds of sexual violence n nHelen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective In My Own Moccasins is an unflinc

A Year Without a Name: A Memoir

08 July 2020 | By Cyrus Grace Dunham | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

n LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST n n n nFrom an extraordinary new voice, a passionate and clear eyed and unputdownable meditation on queerness, family, and desire Mary Karr n n nFor as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body Their life was a series o

Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

08 July 2020 | By Amanda Montell | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

The word bitch conjures many images for many people but is most often meant to describe an unpleasant woman Even before its usage to mean a female canine, bitch didn t refer to gender at all it originated as a gender neutral word meaning genitalia A perfectly innocuous word devolving into a fema

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

08 July 2020 | By Sabrina Strings | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

How the female body has been racialized for over two hundred years n n n nThere is an obesity epidemic in this country and poor black women are particularly stigmatized as diseased and a burden on the public health care system This is only the most recent incarnation of the fear of fat black women, w

For the Love of Men: From Toxic to a More Mindful Masculinity

08 July 2020 | By Liz Plank | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, For the Love of Men provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world while also exploring how being a man has evolved n nIn 2019, traditional masculinity is both rewarded and sanctioned Men grow up being told that boys don t cry and dolls

Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day

08 July 2020 | By Peter Ackroyd | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

A Sunday Times Bestseller n nIn Queer City Peter Ackroyd looks at London in a whole new way through the history and experiences of its gay population n nIn Roman Londinium the city was dotted with lupanaria wolf dens or public pleasure houses , fornices brothels and thermiae hot baths.

Die letzten Tage des Patriarchats

08 July 2020 | By Margarete Stokowski | Filed in: gender and sexuality.

D rfen M nner nach der feministischen Revolution Frauen noch die T r aufhalten Und sind Komplimente erlaubt Die Gesellschaft scheint verunsichert Zwar wehren sich berall auf der Welt Menschen gegen Sexismus und Bel stigung Doch Frauen verdienen immer noch weniger als M nner, daf r putzen und pf