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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.

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.

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.

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Ethan Galvin

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