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LGBTQ Nonfiction for Hudson Pride Month

24 Aug

Last week in honor of Hudson Pride Month we shared some great fiction titles; this week we are sharing some terrific nonfiction works available from HPL and other BCCLS Libraries!

All the Young Men
by Ruth Coker Burks
In 1986, a young woman visits a friend in the hospital & notices that nurses are ignoring AIDS patients. She enters the quarantined area, comforts the men & creates friendships.

Girls Can Kiss Now
by Jill Gutowitz
A collection of funny, personal essays exploring the intersection of queerness, relationships, pop culture, the internet, and identity. Mainstreaming of lesbian culture is explored.

The Natural Mother of the Child
by Krys Malcom Belc
A memoir of nonbinary parenthood about how a trans woman’s experience raising an adopted son clarifies her gender identity.

Raising the LGBTQ Allies
by Chris Tompkins
A parents guide to changing the messages from the playground by focusing on the prevention of homophobia, transphobia & bullying.

Unprotected
by Billy Porter
A powerful and revealing autobiography from the award-winning actor who overcame a traumatic childhood of bullying and sex abuse to become a popular icon.

Broken Horses
by Brandi Carlile
A moving biography from the popular lesbian singer whose dysfunctional childhood helped to shape her identity and her successful singing career.

Cruising
by Alex Espinoza
An uncensored journey through the underground revealing the timeless art of cruising. Combining historical research & oral history, this radical pastime is examined.

Selected Works of Audre Lorde
A selection of prose & poetry from the self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior and poet” for new readers. Her literature focuses on black, queer women.

Celebrate Pride with HPL
In honor of Hudson County’s Pride Month, the award-winning poet Robert Anthony Gibbons will present a poetry reading from his chapbook Flight, dedicated to his former lover and the year they spent touring favorite U.S. sites. He will also present a staged reading from the Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” by Tony Kushner. The performance will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00 pm in the Large Programming Room. Click here to RSVP.

Book Recommendations from:
Information and Digital Services Librarian
Ethan Galvin



Celebrate LGBTQ Pride with Hudson County and HPL!

17 Aug

Hoboken and the rest of Hudson County are celebrating LGBTQ Pride this month. In honor of Hudson County’s Pride Month, the award-winning poet Robert Anthony Gibbons will present a poetry reading from his chapbook Flight, dedicated to his former lover and the year they spent touring favorite U.S. sites. He will also present a staged reading from the Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes” by Tony Kushner. The performance will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00 pm in the Large Programming Room. Click here to RSVP.

Here is a list of great LGBTQ Fiction titles to check out from HPL and other BCCLS Libraries!

The Torqued Man
by Peter Mann
Two manuscripts emerge in Berlin in 1945 charting the relationship of an Irish spy and a German military intelligence officer and anti Nazi. An intriguing new thriller!

Sweetness of Water
by Nathan Harris
In the waning days of the Civil War, a forbidden romance between two Confederate soldiers unfolds. When their secret is revealed, chaos erupts, including murder.

One Last Stop
by Casey McQuiston
A cynical 23-year old woman develops a subway crush on a beautiful young woman that she sees everyday. A romance where the impossible becomes possible.

Let’s Get Back to the Party
by Zak Salih
A high school art teacher wants to settle down with another man. He reconnects with a childhood friend and hopes this will be his second chance.

Broken People
by Sam Lansky
A neurotic, depressed gay man, new to L.A., meets a shaman who claims to perform “open soul surgery” on emotionally damaged people. What will the results be?

The Heron’s Cry
by Ann Cleeves
A gay detective investigates a murder at the home of a group of artists. He discovers that the murder victim’s male lover may be a suspect. The detective must wade through all the lies.

In a Midnight Wood
by Ellen Hart
A private investigator and her lover are planning a little getaway, but a cold murder case interferes when the remains of a body are discovered. Secrets and lies abound.

Willa & Hesper
by Amy Feltman
A whirlwind romance involving two women and their fractured family histories. This soul-piercing debut explores past & present, queerness, and coming of age in uncertain times.

Book Recommendations from:
Information and Digital Services Librarian
Ethan Galvin

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