Gay & Lesbian Political & Social Issues Books

The Impossible Cottage

Alex is a young guy about town in trendy gay London. He knows life could better and does what he can to try and make it so, but the finer things in life always seem to elude him.

Maybe he just needs to re-define "finer", after all even a simple pop-tune CAN be perfect; can't it?

Join him on his adventure to find out and see if he also finds out a few things about himself; sometimes even he's just not pretty...

The Beefy Manifesto

The Beefy Manifesto is a praise poem celebrating the beauty of big men.

We shall be husky, stocky, burly, chunky or beefy

We shall stroll the streets on a slow rotation

Of ball of foot, and heel

Of meaty cheeks slowly bouncing high and low

We shall demand attention wherever we go

Folks will stop and stare

But we won't care

As we present beef on the bone

Man made of fur, fat and muscle.

We present the Beefy Manifesto

We present not arms but our manly charms...

What Would You Say If I Told You . . .: Lesbian Songs to a Married Woman

A collection of poems exploring one lesbian's unrequited love for a woman who identifies as straight. Haven't we all been there? This full-color booklet is filled with poems of both traditional and free verse. Using religious imagery to describe the holiness of the union that exists between two women in love, the poet extols the warmth and tenderness with which one woman expresses passionate love for another. Makes a lovely gift for the lesbian in your life, or for the straight woman you love.

Same Sex Marriage and Church Law: A liberal evangelical call for greater inclusivity within Christianity according to scripture

In this book, layperson Kevin Mahoney argues that Christian churches should embrace same sex marriage. Although many conservative Christians reject homosexuality due to the laws of Moses, Kevin points out that very few (if any) of these three-thousand-year-old Mosaic laws are upheld today, and that homophobia is contrary to the spirit and manner of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus himself never condemned homosexuality; however, He did illuminate the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. Kevin argues that the Pharisees are very much alive today in the form of conservative Christians that proscribe homosexuality. Since most of the laws against homosexuality around the world have a religious basis, then this book's demolition of the conservative Christian argument against homosexuality will also be instructive for non-religious LGBT rights campaigners. Using the Parable of the Prodigal Son as an analogy, Kevin outlines how liberal and conservative Christians can finally agree on the divisive issue of same sex marriage.

A Lonely Heart

Transgender Identities: Towards a social analysis of gender diversity (Routledge Research in Gender and Society)

Offers accounts of the diversity of living transgender. This book is suitable for scholars and students in sociology and gender and sexuality studies.