Why I Don t Call Myself Gay

Why I Don t Call Myself Gay


  • Author : Daniel Mattson
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-30
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621640721


Why I Don t Call Myself Gay Book Description :

Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the boo...

Why I Don t Call Myself Gay

Why I Don t Call Myself Gay


  • Author : Daniel C. Mattson
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681497716


Why I Don t Call Myself Gay Book Description :

Daniel Mattson once believed he was gay. Raised in a Christian family, and aware of attractions to other boys at age six, Mattson's life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions. Finding the conflict between his sexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on God, and began a relationship with another man. Yet freedom and happiness remained elusive until he discovered Christ and his true identity. In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the boo...

I Call Myself A Feminist
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

I Call Myself A Feminist


  • Author : Victoria Pepe
  • Publisher : Virago
  • Release Date : 2015-11-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349006567


I Call Myself A Feminist Book Description :

Is feminism still a dirty word? We asked twenty-five of the brightest, funniest, bravest young women what being a feminist in 2015 means to them. We hear from Laura Bates (of the Everyday Sexism Project), Reni Eddo-Lodge (award-winning journalist and author), Yas Necati (an eighteen-year-old activist), Laura Pankhurst, great-great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and an activist in her own right, comedian Sofie Hagen, engineer Naomi Mitchison and Louise O'Neill, author of the award-winning feminist Young Adult novel Only Ever Yours. Writing about a huge variety of subjects, we have Martha Mosse and Alice Stride on how they became feminists, Amy Annette addressing the body politic, Samira Shackle on having her eyes opened in a hostel for survivors ...

Ask a Queer Chick

Ask a Queer Chick


  • Author : Lindsay King-Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780698196971


Ask a Queer Chick Book Description :

“Fresh and authentic… [King-Miller] combine[s] the 'directness' of Dan Savage with the 'compassion and gentleness' of Cheryl Strayed.” –BITCH magazine This guide to sex, love and life for girls who like girls is useful whether you’re a lady-dating veteran or still trying to come out to yourself. Seasoned advice columnist and queer chick Lindsay King Miller cuts through all of the bizarre conditioning imparted by parents, romantic comedies, and The L Word to help queer readers live authentic, safe, happy, sexy lives. With advice on every aspect of life as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer woman—from your first Pride to confronting discrimination in the workplace—there is guidance for some of the most major parts of living in a world tha...

Don t Call Us Dead
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Don t Call Us Dead


  • Author : Danez Smith
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Poetry
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781555979775


Don t Call Us Dead Book Description :

The highly anticipated second collection by Danez Smith—“Hallelujah is an understatement” (Patricia Smith) Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious colle...

The Invisible Orientation
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Invisible Orientation


  • Author : Julie Sondra Decker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510700642


The Invisible Orientation Book Description :

Lambda Literary Award 2014 Finalist in LGBT Nonfiction Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award 2014 Finalist in Family & Relationships Independent Publisher Book Awards 2015 (IPPY) Silver Medal in Sexuality/Relationships Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015 Winner in LGBT -- What if you weren't sexually attracted to anyone? A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren’t sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation—like gay, straight, or bisexual. Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that “everyone” wants sex, that “everyone” understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that “everyone” wants to date and mate. But that’s where asexua...

Real Life

Real Life


  • Author : Brandon Taylor
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-02-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525538905


Real Life Book Description :

A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE “A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. Almost everything about Wallace is at odds with the Midwestern university town where he is working uneasily toward a biochem degree. An introverted young man from Alabama, black and queer, he has left behind his family without escaping the long shadows of his childhood. For reasons of self-preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends—some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness. But over the course of a late-summer weekend, a...

In the Closet of the Vatican

In the Closet of the Vatican


  • Author : Frederic Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-02-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472966155


In the Closet of the Vatican Book Description :

The New York Times Bestseller '[An] earth-shaking exposé of clerical corruption' - National Catholic Reporter In the Closet of the Vatican exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, the cover up of countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis – all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. In the Closet of the Vatican is a book that rev...

Bad Feminist
Score: 3.5
From 43 Ratings

Bad Feminist


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062282729


Bad Feminist Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. “Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.” In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (...

Outing Yourself

Outing Yourself


  • Author : Michelangelo Signorile
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-07-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307822727


Outing Yourself Book Description :

From the author of Queer in America comes a complete, step-by-step guide to coming out of the closet--the first coming-out guide to the '90s. Signorile's pull-no-punches style gives this book a Susan Powter-ish Stop the Insanity! approach to a difficult and often mishandled experience....