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Fat Girl by Carlos Batts

Batts adoringly and erotically lenses his wife, subject, and collaborator, adult performer April Flores throughout this visual exploration of the "thick" side of sexy. Boldy iconoclastic in its contemporary celebration of a naturally voluptuous figure, this collection of images works to dismantle the “(only) thin is pretty” paradigm.

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Mucus in My Pineal Gland by Juliana Huxtable

A body in transition catalyzes a pen into motion; Juliana Huxtable’s journey toward confirming her own gender (chemically and conceptually) realizes this collection of essay-style prose and digital-era poetry. Rich in the Tumblr generation's linguistic codings, it chronicles the boundlessly heroic work of self-definition.

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Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

Baldwin cements his literary influence via this tale of clandestine romance amid a Paris in the thrusts of creative and cultural upheaval. As a result of phrasings textured to engaged the reader's full range of senses, the story's painted pictures realize characters almost realer than life itself.

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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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Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage by Midori

Ecstatic pleasure, consensual pain, and awe-inducing precision: traditional Japanese rope bondage is not for the faint of heart or short on time. That said, those up for the challenge will find Midori's tour of this storied tradition as mesmerizing as it is thoroughly informative.

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