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Alan Cumming launches heartbreaking new memoir

Film, television and stage actor Alan Cumming will launch his heartbreaking new memoir, Not My Father's Son, with events in Edinburgh (12 Nov) and London (13 Nov) 31 Oct 14

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Russell Brand: "I wish I was bisexual"

Russell Brand: "I wish I was bisexual"
The comedian and actor is single once again and admits he wishes he fancied men as well as women 28 Oct 14

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Richard Coles: My journey from pop star to celibate vicar
Fathomless Riches:
My journey from pop star to celibate vicar

As a pop star turned vicar who inspired the character in 'Rev', Richard Coles would be forgiven for wanting to draw a veil over a past of drugs, mendacity and sex in car parks. But his new autobiography lays it all bare

Buy Book 16 Oct 14


The Life and Loves of a He DevilThe Life and Loves of a He Devil
In his new autobiography, Graham shows that life is more than just a series of dates and it's really the things you love that make you who you are. From his beloved dogs to his rediscovered love of Ireland, the men Graham has loved and lost to his love affair with New York
Buy Book 16 Oct 14

  Diriye Osman's short story collection wins Polari First Book Prize
Diriye Osman's short story collection wins Polari First Book Prize

The British-Somali short story writer, essayist, critic and visual artist was presented with a cheque for £1,000 by Societe Generale for Fairytales for Lost Children, published by Team Angelica Press, at the Polari Literary Salon at the London Literature Festival 9 Oct 14
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Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry: I took cocaine at Buckingham Palace
Writing in More Fool Me about his 15-year addiction to the Class A drug, Stephen Fry, 57, disclosed that he also took cocaine the House of Lords, the House of Commons and BBC Television Centre 26 Sep 14

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Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced
Polari First Book Prize shortlist announced for 2014
The 2014 shortlist for a first book which explores the LGBT experience:

- I Am Nobody's Nigger by Dean Atta (Westbourne Press)

- Petite Mort by Beatrice Hitchman (Serpent's Tail)

- Fairytales for Lost Children by Diriye Osman (Team Angelica)

- God's Other Children - A London Memoir by Vernal W. Scott (self-published)

- The Rubbish Lesbian by Sarah Westwood (Mimwood Press).

This year, for the first time, the five shortlisted books will be displayed at selected WH Smiths travel outlets across the country 9 Sep 14


Body Counts by Sean Strub

Sean Strub's book, Body Counts - a Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, has been extremely well received, described as "powerful" by Lily Tomlin and "Fresh and compelling" by Bill T. Jones. Entry £3 at Gay's The Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street , London WC1N 1AB
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Sex education book featuring bondage shelved after outcry from US parents

Your Health Today
has been removed from classrooms in Fremont, with anatomical drawings and passages on 'erotic touch' slammed as 'borderline pornography' at school board meeting 21 Aug 14


Dusty Springfield
'You can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin

The Spectator's
Roger Lewis' review of Dusty: An Intimate Portrait, by Karen Bartlett says the sexually repressed and mentally unstable singer's rise to stardom was as meteoric as her fall 15 Aug 14
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Straight Expectations
Tolerance Trap

'Tolerance' is the last thing gays need

Julie Bindel compares her book Straight Expectations (which rails against the complacency and conservatism of today's gay rights movement), with an American sister book The Tolerance Trap by Suzanna Walters - 'the timid capitulation to straight folk is about to turn'

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I am nobody's bigger
Dean Atta performs at Brighton Pride this weekend

The gay poet, who has been longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize, will be at Brighton Pride this Saturday performing in the Literature Live tent at 3.30pm
- Sat 2 Aug
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Polari First Book Prize
longlist announced

The Prize received twice as many submissions as last year, which is reflected in an exciting longlist of twelve titles, increased from ten. The Polari First Book Prize, is for a first book which explores the LGBT experience and is open to any work of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction published in the UK in English 31 Jul 14

This book is gay
This book is gay

James Dawson smashes the myths and prejudice surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity - using testimonials this frank, funny and fully inclusive book explores everything
Buy Book 28 Jul 14


A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality

A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality
Hong Kong library is under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'. Activists for sexual minorities say the Central Library should consider putting a warning on the book it carries on 'preventing homosexuality' in children 27 Jul 14

Giovanni's Room

Oldest gay bookstore in USA to reopen
The country's oldest LGBT bookstore, Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia, has found a buyer, reports owner and cofounder Ed Hermance 25 Jul 14

Polari literary salon
Polari Literary Salon
Arts Council funding and National Tour

LGBT literary salon Polari has been awarded a grant for a national tour in the Autumn, in Brighton, Homotopia in Liverpool, shOUT in Birmingham and the Manchester Literature Festival 27 May 14

Armistead Maupin Days of Anne Madrigal

Armistead Maupin

San Francisco's chronicler calls time on his saga. His Tales of the City have delighted readers for four decades and brought gay life into the mainstream. Now the landmark series is coming to an end as the ninth volume, The Days of Anne Madrigal, is published
Buy Book 6 Jan 14


Gods Other Children

God's Other Children
A London Memoir, by Vernal Scott, a Christian, gay father, with a passionate commitment to equality and human rights
Buy book 7 Mar 13

Green Carnation literary prize 2013

Green Carnation Prize - is currently seeking submissions from all UK publishers for books written by an LGBT author - deadline Fri 9 Aug
greencarnationprize 28 Feb 13


Out in the Army James Wharton

James Wharton - was one of the first 'out' soldiers in the armed forces and was the first openly gay person to appear on the front cover of Soldier magazine
Buy Book 13 Feb 13


London LGBT Almanac

A uniquely designed print publication, sharing new research findings and original creative essays, visual art, photography, and poetry from acclaimed photographers and diverse contributors - £34.99 / £24.99 concession (+p&p)
London LGBT Almanac 7 Feb 13

They Call Me A HEro Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandezwhose quick thinking helped to save US Representative Gabrielle Gifford's life, publishes memoir 13 Dec 12
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Husbands - graphic novel tells the story of a gay couple who are thrust into a series of adventures after receiving a magic wedding gift, introduced by Neil Gaiman 7 Dec 12

The Cross in the Closet

The Cross in the Closet- New book about one man's experiment in radical empathy holds lessons for the Church, says faith-based website 5 Dec 12

How to be gay

How to be Gay - Laurie Taylor talks to David Halperin, the US Professor of History and Theory of Sexuality, whose controversial new book explores the way in which a gay male sensibility subverts mainstream culture, from Grand Opera to Broadway Musicals
BBC iPlayer
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Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson: My Monster and Me - Nearly 30 years after her debut novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, she returns with Alan Yentob to the scenes of her extraordinary childhood in Lancashire
BBC iPlayer 5 Dec 12

Polari First Book Prize 2012.

Frost Fairs

The Frost Fairs by poet John McCullough wins £1000, courtesy of Square Peg Media. 

The five shortlisted books were:

- The Frost Fairs by John McCullogh (Salt) 
- Becoming Nancy by Terry Ronald (Transworld) 
- Exit Through The Wound by North Morgan (Limehouse Books) 
- Ey Up and Away by Vicky Ryder (Wandering Star Press) 
- Modern Love by Max Wallis (Flap) | Buy Book 27 Nov 12

Last deployment

In a new military memoir, a gay veteran explains how damaging it was to hide his real self while serving in Iraq | Buy Book 23 Nov 12

Paul O'Grady the Savage Years

The Savage Years - not just Paul's story, but the gay scene. A natural born storyteller, a true drama queen and a master of the punchline | Buy Book 18 Nov 12


Matthew Mitcham Twists and Turns gay diver

Matthew Mitcham - gay Australian Olympic diver fought an addiction to crystal meth - he tells how he treated it with rehab, hypnotherapy and help from friends | Buy Book 17 Nov 12

Coming Out Under Fire, gays in WWII

Coming Out Under Fire - Allan Bérubé's book about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars - one for their country, the other for their own survival as "undesirables"
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David Walliams biography Camp David

David Walliams - My whole experience of sex at this time can be summed up in one word: Shame. The name-calling, although cruel, was understandable because I was 'inescapably effeminate' | Buy Book 7 Oct 12


Polari book prize 2012

Polari First Book Prize - shortlist announced for £1000 prize, courtesy of Square Peg Media, for UK authors who explore the LGBT experience 25 Sep 12


The Viking Press gay young adult books

Stranger - young adult novel with gay hero, acquired by publisher who signs unchanged version 22 Sep 12



Scott Mills - A look at the gay Radio 1 DJ behind the documentary about Uganda World's Worst Place to be Gay
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Clare Balding - reveals that coming to terms with her sexuality at the start of her career was "terrifying", in her new memoir My Animals and Other Family
Buy Book 16 Sep 12


Arbery books catalogue: Emerging Voices - books of gay, lesbian and transgender interest 1858-1950 - now online 5 Sep 12


Zach Wahls - his book My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, argues that his life is not much different from most Americans 30 Aug 12


Lancelot and The Wolf

Lancelot and The Wolf Author Sarah Luddington receives homophobic hatred following the release of The Knights of Camelot, in which the main protagonist is bisexual 14 Aug 12


Scott Mills My Story

Scott Mills: Radio 1 DJ who presented the documentary about Uganda: World's Worst Place to be Gay
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How to be gay

How to Be Gay - David M. Halperin argues that when it comes to defining what it means to be a homosexual man, sex is overrated | Buy Book 8 Aug 12


Sex Lies Politicas Donna Smith gay

Gay politicians and the tabloid press - how much has really changed? 23 Jul 12
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Sherlock Holmes has an affair with Dr Watson in a "sexed-up" new version of one of his classic adventures Jul 12


Love is the Cure - Elton's new book On Life, Loss and the End of AIDS 16 Jul 12


Polari First Book Prize longlist announced - the winner will receive £1000, courtesy of Square Peg Media 12 Jul 12

Gay's the Word bookshop had a break-in overnight, had computer equipment and its safe stolen 12 Jul 12


Why Is The Penis Shaped Like That? Jess Bering applies scientific analysis and humour to questions about sex and sexuality
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Victory gay revolution

A new history of the US LGBT movement - A sprawling account of juicy trysts, hushed political meetings, internecine movement skirmishes, sudden mutinies and activists turning personal humiliation into rocket fuel | Buy Book 23 Jun 12


Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak - who wrote picture books like "We Are All in the Dumps With Jack and Guy" (HarperCollins, 1993), a parable about homeless children in the age of AIDS, has died aged 83



Row as novel about gay ordination is published by a senior Church of Scotland minister 14 Apr 12

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Gay's The Word
was 'a sanctuary for me', says Whitbread author Patrick Gale 13 Apr 12


Transsexual bodily aesthetics book by Dr Zowie Davy wins British Sociological Association prize 13 Apr 12


Gay Lives Robert Aldrich

Gay Lives - a series of essays and pictures of gay and lesbian individuals and the historical context in which they lived, by Robert Aldrich | Buy Book 10 Apr 12



Bob Bergeron

Bob Bergeron author of The Complete Guide to Happiness for Gay Men at Midlife and Beyond has commited suicide | Buy Book 2 Apr 12


Finalists announced for Publishing Triangle 2011 awards for GLBT fiction and non-fiction 11 Mar 12


The Declining Significance of Homophobia
How teenage boys are redefining masculinity and heterosexuality, and have adopted a new, softer version of masculinity
Buy Book 6 Mar 12



Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
Historian Hanne Blank digs deep into the past of sexual orientation - and reveals the heterosexual was invented in the 1860s!
Buy Book 18 Feb 12


Is gay literature over? In an era of same-sex marriage and "Modern Family," the role of gay writers is changing 13 Feb 12

Ban on same-sex stories in romance competition causes outcry - Romance Writers Ink's contest cancelled 8 Feb 12


"chosen lifestyle" How we became LGBT. New book by the "gay-brain" scientist, Simon LeVay, puts to rest the old theory of homosexuality which has done our community so much harm | Buy Book 5 Feb 12


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50 best UK bookshops- Gay's the Word was recently included in The Independent's list, coming third for London and South East 1 Feb 12


Rock Hudson and Duke and Duchess of Windsor to feature in tell-all book by Scotty Bowers, a former Marine who claims to have run a gay and bisexual prostitution ring for some of Hollywood's biggest names 31 Jan 12

Bishop Gene Robinson
Love Free or Die documentary chronicles efforts to secure the Episcopal Church's blessing for gay clergy and homosexual relationships | 29 Jan 12



Tory Pride and Prejudice
an authoritative account of the Conservative Party's attitude towards homosexual law reform and gay rights, from the 1950s to the present day
Buy Book 29 Jan 12


Armistead Maupin

Armistead Maupin - confirms new Tales of the City novel will focus on the nonagenarian transsexual Mrs Madrigal 28 Jan 12



Outwrite Bookstore in midtown Atlanta has closed after 18 years - customers tell stories about how they came out at Outwrite 27 Jan 12


Same-sex marriage: "Out of the question" for children's literature? 24 Jan 12

Gay Birmingham back to back

Gay Birmingham back to back - Birmingham LGBT uncovers the lost histories of Birmingham's queer people from the 1850s-1970s, filmed at last year's SHOUT festival
Buy DVD 24 Jan 12
LGBT History Month


Doogie Howser

Doogie Howser MD- Season 1 starring Neil Patrick Harris is now available in the UK for the first time
Buy DVD 23 Jan 12

Gay's the Word Bookshop celebrates 33rd birthday with the story of its birth 17 Jan 12

Rainbow Library books

The Last Chapter - A look at LGBT bookstores around the world - these gay havens are barely hanging on by a thread 10 Jan 12


Why be happy when you can be normal Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson - 'If my 20-year-old self could see me now, she'd think "Wow, JW, we escaped!"' says the award-winning writer of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal | Buy Book 17 Jan 12


Edmund White

Edmund White - 'I was monogamous once, briefly, with a passionate Spaniard who was unrepentantly jealous', says author 15 Jan 12


Sir Elton John secures a deal for book on Aids epidemic 10 Jan 12


James Hormel - Fit to Serve biography reflects his long battle to become the nation's first openly gay US Ambassador
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Monogamy gap

Why Men Need To Cheat - most men aren't cheating because they don't love their partner; they cheat because they just want to have sex with others | Buy Book 5 Jan 12


Is fatty food heterosexual? Simon Doonan issues tongue-in-cheek diet advice in new book Gay Men Don't Get Fat | Buy Book 5 Jan 12


Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy's 'joyful collection' The Bees wins Costa Poetry Award 4 Jan 12

Not gay just a sissy

'I'm Just A Sissy' - Gay blogger and Christian cartoonist get in fight over wall calendar 29 Dec 11


Toronto's Glad Day Bookshop, the longest surviving gay and lesbian book store in the world, is up for sale 27 Dec 11

Richard Nixon with Bebe Rebozo

Did President Richard Nixon have a gay affair with a Mafia fixer Bebe Rebozo? Book claims homophobic Nixon may have been gay | Buy Book 27 Dec 11

Uli Lenart

Uli Lenart - My Passion for the Gay's the Word - bookshop has nurtured over the last 34 years 16 Dec 11


Stranger's Child - Alan Hollinghurst's novel is an exploration of the unreliability of biographers and of people in general
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Catherine Hall wins Green Carnation Prize for her second novel The Proof of Love
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Jack Kerouac's 'lost' book published 25 Nov 11


Brian Sewell
'You know you're queer at a very early age' - autobiography
Buy Book 27 Nov 11


Playwright Shelagh Delaney dies - in 1958 A Taste of Honey told of help given to gay man by pregnant woman 22 Nov 11


David Hockney biography

Hockney: The Biography
chatty, knowledgeable, insider's biography full of anecdotes, by Christopher Simon Skyes
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24 Nov 11


by James Maker
has been named the winner of the Polari First Book Prize
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Model Men

Model Men
Nick Plakcy's anthology
about male models and the man-on-man action that occurs beyond the billboard
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Steve Jobs biography

Steve Jobs - describes the first time he met a gay man, in new bio | Buy Book 25 Oct 11



Titanic gay crew and passengers

The Untold Tale of Gay Passengers and Crew

A homoerotic tale of a dozen of the surviving Titanic crew, mostly sailor lads in tight white pants, hiding little, showing lots | Buy Book 6 Apr 12

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Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage

Hugh Brewster talks about the untold gay story of the Titanic's fatal maiden voyage | Buy Book 15 Apr 12



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'Jack Holmes and His Friend'
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by James Maker
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Proof of Love

The Proof of Love
Catherine Hall won the Green Carnation Prize for her second novel
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Man's World by Rupert Smith, Stonewall Writer of the Year 2010
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Model Men

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The Declining Significance of Homophobia

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British Guide to Showing Off
Jes Benstock's joyous cult documentary on artist Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World competition
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Dr Pamela Stephenson-Connolly book includes gay and lesbian experiences
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Former NBA player John Amaechi has become the first professional basketball player to openly identify himself as gay
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Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality
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Gay's The Word

66 Marchmont Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1AB
Tel: 07090 421 911

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The widest selection of lesbian and gay books in the country. Not just books - we also stock cards, videos, T-Shirts, provide a mail order service, and dispense information and advice to all and sundry. Lesbian discussion group - Wed 7.30pm. Sunday evening readings by Gay authors at 19.00 - check for details.

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In Other Words Bookshop

Tel: 01752 663 889. Fax: 01752 252 232

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Wide range of Gay & Lesbian books, cards, magazines, Pride and Rainbow products and accessories. Lesbian owned. The home of P.G. Europe.

We are.a global supplier of books - selling, sourcing, ordering, shipping them to your door, whatever their age or status - new, in print or long out-of-print. We have thousands of titles in stock, some new or unused, others second-hand, and many out-of-print.


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3-7 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1
Tel: 020 7734 4031. Fax: 020 7734 4010

Bookshops - London
The flagship gay store in the heart of Soho's gay village. Fashion-Grooming-Accessories-Books-Magazines-Gifts-Groovy Cards-Video and DVD entertainment-Little things for the Home-Naughty items of a sexual nature-and lots more. Its what's in your genes that really matters-make life simple-shop Prowler. Open Monday through Saturday 11am-11pm Sunday 12noon-8pm.

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