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God and The Gay Christian By Mathew Vines

How do Christianity and homosexuality factor within each other? Vines embarks upon a thorough investigation of just this question (along with a host of others it triggers) throughout this catalog and interpretation of the Bibles various references to same-sex coupling. In his quest to let the text do the talking, he leaves no stone (or page) unturned. 

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Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton

Until very recently, much of the Trans community's media visibility erased the dynamic presences of those posited in an the intersectional marginalization of both gender transition and racial 2nd-class citizenship. Riley Snorton considers via expansive cultural research, the ways in which the deliberate obscuring of their existence works to confirm the presence and impact of these maverick individuals.

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Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance (Blacks in the Diaspora) by A.B. Christa Schwarz

Tucked away within Harlem's early-twentieth century creative revolution was a burgeoning community of Queer artists, writing, painting, singing, dancing, and living outside of society's strict mores. Here, a location of not only their expressive cultural contributions but a study of the contexts in which those occurred illuminates the ever resilient nature of the artistic spirit. 

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Sporting Guide: Los Angeles, 1897 by Liz Goldwyn

Lifetimes before matching a "right swipe" provided listless men with the opportunity for casual coitus, Los Angeles' brothels and bordellos thrived amid a Hollywood that was yet to fully form. Our site's own Madame, Liz Goldwyn constructs a fiction (based largely on actual events encountered within her extensive research) of flop houses, feathered lamps, and fast cash for love. This was how the West was done.

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