Biography Gay & Lesbian Books

There's a Bastard Born Every Minute

Born from a rape to a fifteen-year-old homeless mother. Hudson Taylor was faced with early heartbreak. From a shear act of nature, he was able to use his wits, tenacity, and humor, to pull him out of the trenches of backwater New Jersey and not become another fatherless statistic, destined to be locked into poverty, depression, and decay, because of the scarlet B assigned to him at birth. Adopted by an eccentric aunt, who favored brassy putdowns, drag queen style make-up, and a problem with urinating herself in public. Through this, he managed to make it on his own, in one the toughest cities to survive; New York. At times shocking, funny, and downright sentimental.There's a Bastard Born Every Minute; proves it's not where you come from, but where you think you can go.

Chasing The Dragon: Are You Chem-Friendly?

2015 was the year of the chem-sex revolution amongst the gay scene in London. It seemed the entire population wanted to get 'High & Horny', and 'PnP' was the priority for weekend entertainment, with young and old alike, afterall, it was 'just sex', and relationships were a thing of the past - One either denied their existence entirely, or swore that an open arrangement was the norm. Chasing the Dragon is a portayal of this phenomenon, and explores the use of recreational drugs and the social impact on those who indulged, as well as the wider community, with valuable insight into the machinations of the chem-sex culture, and the wider recreational drug scene of London, and Britain in the 21st century, and proof that the 'War on Drugs' has failed.

Erika and Klaus Mann in New York: Escape from the Magic Mountain (Chicago Shorts)

This is the riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. In 1936, they fled to the United States and chose New York as their new adopted home. From the start, the two were embroiled by the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. Andrea Weiss engages their struggles, their friendships (Maurice Wertheim and Annemarie Schwarzenbach, among them), and their liaisons, as the siblings try to adapt to their new lives, all while introducing their work to an American audience for the first time.

The Chronicles of a gay Gordon

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