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Because of Her

For seventeen-year-old Tabitha „Tabby“ Morton, life sucks. Big time. Forced to move to London thanks to her father’s new job, she has to leave her friends, school, and, most importantly, her girlfriend Amy, far behind. To make matters worse, Tabby’s parents enroll her in the exclusive Queen Victoria Independent School for Girls, hoping that it will finally make a lady of her.

But Tabby has other ideas.

Loathing her new school, Tabby fights against everything and everyone, causing relations with her parents to hit rock bottom. But when the beautiful and beguiling Eden Palmer walks into her classroom one day and catches her eye, Tabby begins to wonder if life there might not be so bad after all.

When Amy drops a bombshell about their relationship following a disastrous visit, Tabby starts to see the need for new direction in her life. Fighting her own personal battles, Eden brings the possibility of change for them both. Gradually, Tabby starts to turn her life around—and it’s all because of her.

Because of Her Book Cover Because of Her
KE Payne
Englische Bücher
Bold Strokes Books
9781626390942 / B00J1UONGW

How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent

In their own words, children of different ages talk about how and when they learned of their gay or lesbian parent’s sexual orientation and the effect it has had on them.

„People don’t even seem to try to understand; they just get scared and confused and act out of hate because something is different.“

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How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent Book Cover How It Feels to Have a Gay or Lesbian Parent
Judith E. Snow
Englische Bücher
Harrington Park Press

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality

Believing that the translation of the Bible they use consists of the inerrant word of God, some Christians cite a handful of passages to justify their condemnation of homosexuality. But historical biblical scholarship holds that these believers‘ conception of inerrancy is naively based, for English versions of the originally Hebrew and Greek scriptures are rife with problematic translations. Some scholars further maintain that the supposedly antihomosexual passages are not blanket condemnations of homosexual persons and acts. Indeed, in some cases, these verses aren’t about homosexuality at all; they meant quite different things to those for whom they were first written, peoples whose social conceptions of sexuality were vastly different from ours. Helminiak provides cogent, accessible precis of these revisionist findings on the Bible’s six major passages and few minor references that seem to denounce homosexuality. The Bible does not condemn gay sex as we understand it today, he concludes; those who seek to know outright if gay or lesbian sex is good or evil . . . will have to look elsewhere for an answer. An extremely valuable contribution to popular gay and biblical studies.
Ray Olson

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality Book Cover What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality
Daniel A. Helminiak
Englische Bücher
Alamo Square Press

My Husband Is Gay

A Woman’s Guide to Surviving the Crisis

Carol Grever and her husband, Jim, were high school sweethearts who married in their early twenties. Thirty years and two children later, Jim announced to his wife that he was homosexual. A fundamentalist Christian, he had been leading a double life for years. In an effort to process her pain and confusion, Carol Grever sought out other heterosexual women, of all ages, ethnicities, and educational backgrounds, who were married to gay men. The stories she uncovered examine these women’s coping strategies and form the basis of this manual for healing.

My Husband Is Gay Book Cover My Husband Is Gay
Carol Grever
Englische Bücher

When I Knew

When I Knew is a collection of smart, hilarious, and often poignant stories about that revelation for all gay men and women: when they first knew. In this gorgeously illustrated, cleverly designed, and colorful book, acclaimed fashion and celeb-rity photographer Robert Trachtenberg brings humor and style to the EUREKA! moments of more than eighty contributors, including B. D. Wong, Arthur Laurents, Simon Doonan, Stephen Fry, Marc Shaiman, Michael Musto, and more. Also mixed in are tales about when parents knew and when everyone else knew, as well as laugh-out-loud coming-out stories.

Readers will fall in love with these anecdotes, from the seven-year-old who looked under the television set to sneak a peek under Tarzan’s loincloth, to the inquisitive grandmother who asked her grandson, „You don’t like a girl to get married? You prefer a boy?“, to the courageous field trip participant who passed up the universal favorite burger-and-fry combo in favor of the fruit plate with cottage cheese.

Filled with original art by New Yorker illustrator Tom Bachtell, historical images, and personal photographs from the contributors, When I Knew is a vibrant and witty celebration of that sometimes glorious, sometimes painful, but always captivating moment when everything suddenly makes sense.

When I Knew Book Cover When I Knew
Robert Trachtenberg
Englische Bücher
Regan Books

The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping with Chicks

„You can’t swing a dead cat at a bridal shower without hitting a straight chick who’s slept with another woman, who’s thought about it, or who’s ready to make the move as soon as someone breaks out the booze.“

Such are the incisive pearls of wisdom to be heard from straight chick and girl-on-girl dabbler Jen Sincero, author of „The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping with Chicks.“ A deliciously sexy how-to guide, it gives curious straight women the complete inside scoop on girl-on-girl action — from pickup lines and virgin jitters to threesomes, techniques, and toys. Drawing on personal experience and hundreds of interviews with straight girls who’ve slept with lesbians, straight girls who’ve slept with straight girls, lesbians who’ve slept with straight girls, and straight girls who’ve done both or neither, Sincero covers the A to Z of the experience including:

  • Obtaining a visitor’s pass to the girls-only club
  • The super-huge importance of sticking your hand down your pants
  • The straight girl’s starter kit — from nail clippers to cocktails to get her in the mood
  • „Gettin‘ Some 101“ — positions, techniques, and instructional photos
  • „And Boy Makes Three!“ — how to have a threesome that’s fun for all
  • Suggestions for further viewing and reading and much, much more

Packed with expertly toned advice that is at once laugh-out-loud hilarious and fundamentally practical, „The Straight Girl’s Guide to Sleeping with Chicks“ is ideal for any woman looking to spice things up with a boyfriend, break the ice with a best friend, or simply add a few just-in-case items to her sexual menu.

The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks Book Cover The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks
Jen Sincero
Englische Bücher
Fireside Books

Bulletproof Faith

A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians

This thoughtful, practical guide shows readers a way through the minefield of condemnation and persecution faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians and helps foster a faith that is bulletproof-impervious to attacks, yet loving and savvy in its approach. „Bulletproof Faith“ is filled with useful insights and proven spiritual practices that deflect attacks and enhance and strengthen faith by turning attacks into opportunities for spiritual growth.

Bulletproof Faith Book Cover Bulletproof Faith
Candace Chellew-Hodge
Englische Bücher
Jossey Bass

So You Want to Be a Lesbian?:

A Guide for Amateurs and Professionals

„must-read book for every lesbian!!
The authors have created a gem of a book. Not only is the material hilarious, it’s so true to life! I’ve never come across a book about gay women that really „hits the nail on the head“ like they have. There were several instances when I actually had to put the book down because I had to finish laughing. I’ve recommended this to all of my friends – gay and straight.“

So You Want to Be a Lesbian?: Book Cover So You Want to Be a Lesbian?:
Liz Tracey, Sydney Pokorny, Valerie Shaff
Englische Bücher
St. Martin’s Press

Let Our Voices Be Heard!

Christian Lesbians In Europe Telling Their Stories

In this European anthology you will find articles, biographical stories, poems, prayers, paintings, illustrations and photos involving 95 Christian lesbians from 26 European countries. The women live in Austria, Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Ukraine. They represent experiences from different Christian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Protestant, Lutheran, Reformed, Free Church, Jehovah’s Witness and Mormon church settings. The main focus is on living as lesbian and Christian! There are many books which tell the stories of lesbians or of Christians, but not many where this combination is heard. The women tell about their experiences with family, society, church, God, faith, doubt – and our own search for identity and belonging. The stories express despair, happiness, rage, gratitude, and unyielding optimism and trust. Trust in God – not necessarily in the church(es); sometimes quite the opposite. Some have left their churches and some are in the very centre of theirs, sitting in the church pews, taking part in Holy Communion. Some even stand in the pulpit and give the bread and wine. Each one of them has chosen her own way of living with faith and sexuality. One decided that she felt closer to Buddhism, while another chose a „different“ and – to many Christian socialised lesbians – unexpected road: conversion to Islam.

The presentation of each of the 26 European countries starts with a country report which gives background information about the situation for lesbians (and gays) within society and churches. As an introduction to the whole you will find an article with thoughts about a lesbian feminist theology, emphasising the importance of telling and listening to biographical stories, and showing that theology is about the lives and faith of the people and their experiences with God. This is also illustrated in two sermons written and given in the Open Church Group for lesbians and gays in Norway.

In this book each woman speaks for herself. The stories are many and diverse and do not all reflect the opinions of the editor, the other co-workers and/or the European Forum. What is important is that this book is a place where the women are allowed to express their thoughts and tell their stories. Thus, the book is neither supposed to be a “neutral” academic study nor a literary masterpiece, but an exciting collection of personal witnesses.Eltern und Kinder

Let Our Voices Be Heard! Book Cover Let Our Voices Be Heard!
Randi O. Solberg (Hrsg.)
Englische Bücher
«Mein Buch»

Gay & Lesbian Theologies

Repetitions With Critical Difference

Gay and lesbian theology has been one of the most distinctive voices to have emerged in Christian theology in the last 30 years. It has placed lesbian and gay experience at the heart of the theological process. Elizabeth Stuart, one of the most prominent theologians in this field, presents a critical survey of gay and lesbian theology. She charts the development of gay and lesbian theology from an early apologetic phase, to a more confident liberationist outlook which owed much to Latin American liberation theology and feminist theology, and finally to its current wrestling with queer theory.

Gay & Lesbian Theologies Book Cover Gay & Lesbian Theologies
Elizabeth Stuart
Englische Bücher
Ashgate Publishing Limited