Screening Party (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Dennis Hensley. Watching films from Taxi Driver to Glitter, a group of fans dish and deflate movies that take themselves too seriously. Advertising.
Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham (Sept., $13.95 paper) by Jon Barrett profiles the gay man who was among those battling the hijackers on September 11. Ad/promo.
Daughters of an Amber Noon (Sept., $13.95 paper) by Katherine V. Forrest is a sequel to the lesbian classic Daughters of a Coral Dawn. Advertising. Author publicity.
Different People (Oct., $23.95) by Orland Outland. After years of romantic mishaps with others, two mismatched men meet once again. Advertising.
Jocks 2: Coming Out to Play (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Dan Woog profiles more gay athletes. Advertising.
Tantra for Gay Men (Nov., $13.95 paper) by Bruce Anderson teaches necessary techniques to practice the sensual art. Advertising.
Death by Prophecy: A Connor Hawthorne Mystery (Nov., $14.95 paper) by Lauren Maddison. Connor and her partner, Laura, investigate terrorist threats and the Vatican's suppression of hidden truths. Advertising.
Cut to the Bone (Nov., $13.95 paper) by Robert P. Conner. A gunrunner pursuing his lover's killer across Texas is himself pursued by the Mexican mob. Advertising.
Outlaw: The Lives and Careers of John Rechy (Dec., $14.95 paper) by Charles Casillo explores Rechy's complex lives as author/professor and sex worker. Advertising.
Best Lesbian Love Stories, 2003 (Jan., $14.95 paper), edited by Angela Brown, is a new anthology celebrating romance.
Ridiculous! The Theatrical Life and Times of Charles Ludlam (Oct., $29.95) by David Kaufman recalls the gender-bending stagework by a founding member of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, who died of AIDS in 1987 at the age of 44. Advertising. Author publicity.
Forbidden Acts: Pioneering Gay Plays 1920—1950 (Nov., $18.95 paper), edited by Ben Hodges, includes works by Mae West, Noel Coward and Sholom Asch. Advertising.
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Gay and Lesbian Philadelphia (June, $19.99) by Thom Nickel. The new entry in the Images of America series has more than 200 photos spanning the years from the 1880s to the present.
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Out/Lines: Underground Gay Graphics from Before Stonewall (Oct., $19.95) by Thomas Waugh reproduces 200 erotic, explicit gay male images.
Queer Fear II: Gay Horror Fiction (Oct., $17.95), edited by Michael Rowe, features stories by Gemma Files, Michael Marano and others.
Gay and Lesbian Theologies: Repetitions with Critical Difference (Sept., $29.95 paper) by Elizabeth Stuart argues that the emergence of these schools of thought were nothing short of miraculous.
The Christmas Poems (Nov., $17.95) by Krandall Kraus collects 26 years of verses capturing the life, loves, losses and spiritual growth of this contemporary gay writer and Lambda Award-winner.
Reprint: Alma Mater (Oct., $13.95) by Rita Mae Brown.
Fires of the Faithful (Oct., $6.99 paper) by Naomi Kritzer. This debut fantasy novel, with gay themes, is a tale of conflict between an underground form of Christianity and a magic-based religion.
The Fall of Kings (Nov., $13.95 paper) by Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman. A brilliant young historian, inspired by his love affair with a libertine nobleman, pursues stories of ancient kings and the wizards who ruled by their side.
The Gay Wicca Book (Sept., $14.95 paper) by Bruce K. Wilborn demonstrates how Wicca can ease the coming-out experience.
Accidental Murder: The 14th Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery (Aug., $12.95 paper) by Claire McNab. Are accidents resulting in big insurance payoffs really homicides?
Seeds of Fire: Tunnel of Light Trilogy, Book 2 (Sept., $12.95 paper) by Karin Kallmaker writing as Laura Adams. Autumn Bradley uses magic to save Ursula Columbine from the darkness that haunts her.
Beyond All Reason (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Peggy J. Herring is a tale of passion between two women in the sultry southwest.
Recognition Factor: The 4th Denise Cleever Thriller (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Claire McNab. The Australian undercover agent is the only person who can stop Red Wolf, a terrorist targeting the U.S.
Stocking Stuffers: Homoerotic Christmas Tales (Nov., $12 paper), edited by David Laurents, is a cheeky collection of stories by such authors as Lars Eighner and Felice Picano.
Melymbrosia (June, $24.95) by Virginia Woolf. Louise DeSalvo reconstructs Woolf's long-lost first novel about a woman's sexual awakening, homosexuality and the suffrage movement.
Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual African American Fiction (June, $29.95), edited by Devon W. Carbado et al., samples 36 authors affirming the interconnections among race, gender and sexuality.
Women in the Shadows (Sept., $12.95) by Ann Bannon brings back classic 1950s fiction by the queen of lesbian pulp.
Curbside Boys (Oct., $10.95) by Robert Kirby captures between covers the cartoon series syndicated in gay newspapers in the U.S.
Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 (Jan.), edited by Tristan Taormino, and Best Gay... (Jan., $14.95 each), edited by Richard Labonté, are new editions of the steamy annuals.
Sex Changes: The Politics of Transgenderism (Jan., $16.95) by Patrick Califia is revised to cover developments over the last five years.
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The White Palazzo (Sept., $14 paper) by Ellen Cooney. Fleeing her impending wedding, a young bride-to-be meets a psychic and falls in love with her.
Retro Stud: Muscle Movie Posters from Around the World (Sept., $16.95) by David Chapman demonstrates how heroes in skimpy loincloths can pull in an audience.
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Judy Garland: The Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Legend (June, $26.95) by Scott Schechter excerpts personal letters, interviews and business documents.
Bette Midler: Still Divine (Nov., $27.95) by Mark Bego profiles the singer who got her start performing in the gay baths.
The Gertrude Stein Reader: The Great American Pioneer of Avant-Garde Letters (Nov.; $29.95, paper $19.95), edited by Richard Kostelanetz, assembles 35 poems, stories, essays, film scripts and opera librettos.
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Unraveling at the Name (June, $14 paper) by Jenny Factor. In this cycle of poems, a woman leaves her straight marriage to follow her newly discovered sexuality.
Land's End: A Walk in Provincetown (Aug., $16) by Michael Cunningham. The Pulitzer Prize winner tours the gay mecca on Cape Cod.
Gaydar: The Ultimate Insider Guide to the Gay Sixth Sense (Nov., $20) by Donald F. Reuter reveals what makes a gay guy's intuition so infallible. Author publicity.
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Unplugged (Oct., $14.95 paper) by Paul McComas. A bisexual rock musician on the verge of suicide flees to South Dakota, where she finds friends and love.
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You Are Not a Stranger Here (Aug., $21.95) by Adam Haslett. Gayness, father/ son relationships and mental illness are all explored in this debut story collection.
The Boys: A Biography of Micheál MacLíammóir and Hilton Edwards (Nov., $17.95 paper) by Christopher Fitz-Simon recalls the couple behind The Gate, Ireland's famed theater company.
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Gay Rebel of the Harlem Renaissance: Selections from the Work of Richard Bruce Nugent (June; $74.95, paper $24.95), edited by Thomas H. Wirth, shines new light on an obscure figure in the literary movement.
The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics and Culture (Oct.; $54.95, paper $18.95) by John D'Emilio features the thoughts of this gay activist and historian.
The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (Oct.; $59.95, paper $19.95) by Elizabeth Freeman is described as "a queer literary and cultural studies examination" that finds unsuspected possibilities in the wedding ceremony itself.
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Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray!: Feminist Visions for a Just World (Nov., $39.95 paper), edited by Jacqui Alexander et al., charts the intersections of gender, race, class and sexual orientation and determines how they are used as weapons of oppression in the global society.
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Middlesex (Sept., $27) by Jeffrey Eugenides. In this novel, gender definitions matter when a student at a girl's school is discovered to be a true hermaphrodite.
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Rhinestone Country (June, $15.95 paper) by Darwin Porter is a novel about closeted lives in the world of country-western music.
Reprint: Blood Moon (June, $10.99 paper) by Darwin Porter.
Famous Builder (Oct., $15 paper) by Paul Lisicky is a memoir by the author of Lawn Boy, about an awkward 13-year-old who grows up to be a gay man living in Provincetown, Mass.
Avoidance (Nov., $16 paper) by Michael Lowenthal. A camp counselor in Vermont finds himself attracted to one of the boys in his charge.
As Meat Loves Salt (Jan., $15 paper) by Maria McCann. In Cromwellian England, an obsessive liaison develops between two army deserters at a time when homosexuality is punishable by hanging.
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From Drag to Riches: The Untold Story of Charles Pierce (July, $19.95 paper) by John Wallraff. This memoir by one of Pierce's friends remembers the famous female impersonator who died in 1999.
Lytton Strachey and the Search for Modern Sexual Identity: The Last Eminent Victorian (July, $19.95 paper) by Julie Anne Taddeo links the writer's sexual rebellion to his literature.
Bisexual Women in the Twenty-First Century (Aug., $24.95 paper), edited by Dawn Atkins, collects articles reflecting the complexities of life.
Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go (Aug., $14.95 paper), edited by Michelle Gibson and Deborah T. Meem, unravels the meanings behind constructed lesbian identities.
Brothers and Others in Arms: The Making of Love and War in Israeli Combat Units (Oct., $19.95 paper) by Danny Kaplan looks at gay men's adjustment to military life in the thick of battle. A Southern Tier Edition.
Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context (Nov., $27.95 paper), edited by Vern Bullough, recalls the early days of the struggle for reform.
Trio Sonata (Dec., $17.95 paper) by Juliet Sarkissian. Two gay men and an intrigued woman form an erotic triangle. An Alice Street Edition.
Cat Rising (Dec., $17.95 paper) by Cynn Chadwick. Western North Carolina is the setting for a story of two lesbians whose lives change when one of them publishes a book. An Alice Street Edition.
Hunk House (July, $23) by Ben Tyler. Six gay men join a new TV reality show called Hunk House.
It's in Her Kiss (July, $22) by Elizabeth Dean is described as Working Girl meets Ellen at a lesbian cable network.
Desperate Hearts (Aug., $23) by Gregory Hinton. A variety of characters, gay and straight, spark life in a small California town.
Going Down for the Count (Aug., $23) by David Stukas. Robert's romance with a count takes a serious stumble.
The Night We Met (Sept., $23) by Rob Byrnes is a romantic comedy about falling in love with a Mafia wiseguy.
Good Bad Woman (Sept., $22) by Elizabeth Woodcraft introduces a mystery series featuring lesbian barrister Frankie Richmond.
My Lush Life (Oct., $23) by Douglas McEwan is a fanciful autobiography of Tallulah Moorehead, "the greatest star who never lived."
The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories (Oct., $14 paper) by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan collects eight titillating novellas.
Boyfriend Material (Nov., $23) by Jon Jeffery. Four gay friends seek love in New York City.
The Gay Vacation Guide (Nov., $15 paper) by Mark Chesnut directs travelers to the best destinations.
He's the One (Dec., $23) by Timothy James Beck. A new guy in New York City, a jock/computer geek, looks for Mr. Right.
Twilight Girls (Dec., $15 paper) by Paula Christian joins two classic lesbian pulp tales in one volume.
Reprints: Afterlife (July, $15) by Paul Monette; Someone Killed His Boyfriend (July, $14) by David Stukas; Any Kind of Luck (Aug., $14) by William Jack Sibley; It Had to Be You (Oct., $14) by Timothy James Beck; Girlfriends (Oct., $6.99) by Patrick Sanchez; My Best Man (Dec., $6.99) by Andy Schell.
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Love Lifted Me: In Spite of the Church (June, $17.95 paper) by K. Godfrey Easter. A gay African-American overcomes the guilt and shame with which his Christian church burdened him.
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The Man I Might Become: Gay Men Write About Their Fathers (Nov., $16.95 paper), edited by Bruce Shenitz. Andrew Holleran contributes the foreword to pieces by such writers as Jesse Green, Stephen McCauley and Mark Doty.
Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (Sept., $29.95) by Douglas Crimp confronts the conservative drift of gay politics and denies that the AIDS crisis is over.
The World of Proust, as Seen by Paul Nadar (Nov., $34.95) by Anne-Marie Bernard is a portrait gallery of friends and family of the author of Remembrance of Things Past.
Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero (Sept., $19.95) by Michael Ford portrays the gay NYC Fire Department chaplain who perished on September 11.
The Rose City (June, $13 paper) by David Ebershoff. Seven stories by the author of The Danish Girl probe identity and sexuality.
Our Arcadia (June, $14 paper) by Robin Lippincott. A divorced woman and a disaffected gay man attempt to create a haven for themselves on Cape Cod.
Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood (Nov., $16 paper) by William J. Mann throws open the movies' closet door.
Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights (June, $15.95 paper) by Eric Marcus revises and updates the o.p. oral history recording words of both movement leaders and little-known participants.
The Laying on of Hands (June, $15) by Alan Bennett. In the satirical title story, the death of an unusually adept masseur leaves his clients nervous about AIDS.
Queering Christ: BeyondJesus Acted Up (Sept., $20) by Robert E. Goss. The queer Christian theologian identifies gay content in theology, the Bible and Christ.
A Hidden Love: Art and Homosexuality (June, $75) by Dominique Fernandez surveys the work of Michelangelo, Eakins, Warhol, Mapplethorpe and many others in 350 color illustrations.
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A Face in the Crowd (Oct., $24.95 paper), edited by John Peterson and Martin Bedogne. With a foreword by Betty DeGeneres and an introduction by Judy and Dennis Shepard, this is a collection of photos and stories portraying gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from all walks of society. Published in association with the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
Normal (Oct., $23.95) by Amy Bloom. In her first nonfiction book, the short-story writer and psychotherapist looks into the complexities of gender, portraying transsexuals, cross-dressers and others.
The Gay & Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, from Antiquity to the Present (June, $55), edited by Claude J. Summers, is a revised edition with nearly 400 articles by more than 175 scholars.
Negotiating the Self: Identity, Sexuality and Emotion in Learning to Teach (June; $85, paper $25.95) by Kate Evans looks at lesbian and gay students who study teaching in the university setting.
Troubling Education: "Queer" Activism and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy (July, $85, paper $25.95) by Kevin Kumashiro seeks to make classrooms more inclusive.
Queer Jews (Sept.; $85, paper $19.95), edited by David Shneer and Caryn Aviv, examines the emergence of gay and lesbian synagogues and gay weddings, as well as an ongoing homophobia. Ad/promo.
Beyond the Closet: The Transformation of Gay and Lesbian Life (Sept., $27.50) by Steven Seidman asserts that society pressures those who have come out to look and behave "normal." Ad/promo.
Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History (Sept.) and ...Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History (Sept., $14.95 each paper) by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon identify people who have made a difference.
Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing (Sept., $29.95) by Gabriele Griffin has entries on such authors as W.H. Auden, Alice Walker and Virginia Wolff.
Colonialism and Homosexuality (Sept.; $75, paper $23.95) by Robert Aldrich shows how Africa, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and other areas drew Europeans with nonconforming sexualities.
Queer Man on Campus: A History of Non-Heterosexual College Men, 1945 to 2000 (Sept.; $80, paper $22.95) by Patrick Dilley documents the diversity of the gay college experience.
Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall (Nov., $29.95) by Richard Barrios assesses how depictions of homosexuals have sent mixed messages. Ad/promo.
The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy (Jan.; $75, paper $22.95) by Carlos A. Ball declares that society has a moral obligation to recognize gay rights.
Hot Spot: A Mark Manning Mystery (June, $23.95) by Michael Craft. When Manning hosts a wedding for his best friend, one of the guests winds up murdered. A Minotaur book.
The Year of Ice (July, $22.95) by Brian Malloy. Revealed secrets threaten the tenuous bonds between a father and son.
Immaculate Midnight: A Jane Lawless Mystery (July, $24.95) by Ellen Hart. Lesbian sleuth Lawless rescues her lawyer father when a client's father vows revenge. A Minotaur book.
Beyond Paradise: The Life and Death of Ramon Navarro (Dec., $24.95) by Andre Soares discloses the hidden lives of one of early Hollywood's biggest stars.
Why the Long Face: The Adventures of a Perfectly Fine Actor (Jan., $23.95) by Craig Chester. The gay performer offers up 17 amusing true tales from his own life.
Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps (Jan., $14.95 Griffin paper) by Michael Bronski collects erotic writing from the late 19th century to just before Stonewall.
Reprint: Sex Tips for Gay Guys (Dec., $12.95 Griffin) by Dan Anderson.
Found Tribe: Jewish Coming Out Stories (Aug., $15.95 paper), edited by Lawrence Schimel. Seventeen personal histories recount the experiences of gay Jewish men finding new acceptance. InsightOut, Traditions Jewish Book Club selections.
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The Sissy Duckling (June, $16) by Harvey Fierstein, illus. by Henry Cole. The playwright currently starring in the Broadway musical Hairspray based this book on his screenplay for the HBO animated special. An S&S Children's Publishing book.
Always My Child: The Concerned Parent's Guide to Understanding and Supporting Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter (Jan., $13 paper) by Kevin Jennings with Pat Shapiro encourages an open dialogue with sample conversations. 7-city author tour.
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Picturing Men: A Century of Male Relationships in Everyday American Photography (Oct., $32.95) by John Ibson. More than 140 photos of men together reveal a more open culture of male intimacy than is common today.
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Surviving the Moment of Impact (June, $12 paper) by T. Cole Rachel. Edmund White is among those praising these poems with a gay sensibility.
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Queer (July, $29.95 paper) by Simon Gage et al. journeys through avant-garde fashion, cartoon strips, radical politics and global persecution.
Frightening the Horses: Gay Icons of the Cinema (June, $24.95 paper) by Eric Braun is an illustrated history of gay and gay-themed movies. A Reynolds & Hearn book.
Bisexuality (June, $6.95 paper) by Angie Bowie uncovers the loves of such luminaries as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Josephine Baker. A Pocket Essentials book.
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Felicia's Favorite Story (Oct., $9.95 paper) by Leslea Newman. In the latest by the author of Heather Has Two Mommies, a lesbian couple adopts a child from Guatemala.
The Case of the Stolen Scarab: Candlestone Inn Mystery #1 (Oct., $8.95 paper) launches a series in which Nikki and brother Travis move to Vermont with their mothers, who are running a B&B.
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How to Do the History of Homosexuality (Nov., $30) by David M. Halperin maintains that both hetero- and homosexuality are not biologically determined, but are instead socially constructed.
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Mommy Queerest: Contemporary Rhetorics of Lesbian Maternal Identity (Aug., $29.95) by Julie M. Thompson focuses on lesbian motherhood's depiction in the media, the U.S. legal system and recent scholarship in feminist psychology.
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A Problem Like Maria: Gender and Sexuality in the American Musical (Sept.; $49.50, paper $19.95) by Stacy Wolf studies tomboys, rebel nuns and funny girls who didn't conform to gender norms, thereby endearing themselves to many lesbians.
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Just Married: Gay Marriage and the Expansion of Human Rights (June, $26.95) by Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell. The couple's legal struggle resulted in last month's ruling by the Ontario Supreme Court of Justice that denying marriage to same-sex couples is unconstitutional.
The Harris Guide 2003 (Sept., $24.95), edited by Paul Harris, is a comprehensive guide to the worldwide gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender press.
Miss Vera's Cross-Dress for Success: A Resource Guide for Boys Who Want to Be Girls (Oct., $12.95 paper) by Veronica Vera boasts a bevy of goods and services available from Internet purveyors.
Reprint: The Practical Heart: Four Novellas (Sept., $14) by Allan Gurganus.
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The Mad Man (Sept., $16.95 paper) by Samuel R. Delany. A grad student investigating the murder of a brilliant philosopher at a gay bar finds his life beginning to mirror that of the dead man.
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The Phoenix (Oct., $17.95 paper) by Ruth Sims. In Victorian England, an acclaimed actor and a man devoted to God embark on a tempestuous relationship.