Armistead Maupin in conversation with Polari Magazine

Armistead Maupin in conversation with Polari Magazine – The Days of Anna Madrigal, the ninth Tales of the City novel, brings a remarkable series to a close. Christopher Bryant talks to Armistead Maupin about his fans, his Republican beginnings and his plans for life after Tales.

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‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson

‘A Little Gay History Desire and Diversity across the World’ by R. B. Parkinson – How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first ‘lesbian’? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily ‘gay’? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? A Little Gay History draws on objects ranging from ancient Egyptian papyri and the erotic scenes on the Roman Warren Cup to images by modern artists including David Hockney and Bhupen Khakhar to consider questions such as these. The book explores the issues behind forty artefacts from ancient times to the present, and from cultures across the world, to ask a question that concerns us all: how easily can we recognize love in history?

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Review: ‘LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector’ By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656)

Review: ‘LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector’ By JOHN Vincent Ashgate, 2014 (isbn 97814094386656). At Schools OUT we have consistently worked since 1974 to change the law and culture on LGBT people and issues. We have been acutely aware that they are two distinct and linked areas that are crucial in enabling the safety and visibility of the diversity of LGBT people in a country. John Vincent’s book is a useful and pretty comprehensive look at what happed in the UK in both areas since 1950.

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Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession – Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.

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God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott

God’s Other Children – A London Memoir by Vernal Scott. A new non-fiction book which details the impact of HIV and AIDS from a black/gay perspective, and much much more besides. The forewords are written by Sir Nick Partridge, Peter Tatchell, and Lord Paul Boateng. It’s available from Foyles, Amazon and Gay’s The Word.

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The Winner of The Green Carnation Prize 2013 is….

The Winner of The Green Carnation Prize 2013 – Andrew Solomon is the latest author to win the Green Carnation Prize with ‘Far From The Tree’ a book about exceptional children which celebrates what it means to be human in all its diversity.

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GTW NEWS and POETRY EVENT: Alex Dimitrov & Maureen Duffy 28/11/13

Gays The Word: NEWS and POETRY EVENT: Alex Dimitrov & Maureen Duffy 28/11/13. As staff at the shop begin to gear up for a busy Christmas period they’ve not only stocked-up on their wonderfully diverse range of books, film and cards but they’ve got something of a smile on their faces as Gay’s the Word will reach its milestone 35th anniversary in the early new year. So be sure to come along to Bloomsbury – perhaps to one of the fantastic events listed here.

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THE DAYS OF ANNA MADRIGAL – coming January 2014

For all literary fans of the great Armistead Maupin, you’ll be hugely excited to know that the 9th book in Maupin’s critically and popularly acclaimed ‘Tales of th City’ series will be published in January 2014. “The Days Of Anna Madrigal” chronicles the twilight years of literature’s most beloved trans woman, now 92, and her journey from San Francisco back to Winnemucca.

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Scotland Remembers

History Scotland has published the first of three online articles on LGBT History in Scotland which Bob Cant has written to mark the twentieth anniversary of the publication of his book, ‘Footsteps and Witnesses: Lesbian and gay lifestories from Scotland’. www.historyscotland.com You can access it here The second article will appear in September and the third in November/December.  

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No Thanks for the Memories!

Memoirs of  A Gay Boy by Edward Dale Jeff is born in a small town in the American mid-west. He is gay and homosexuality in his community is legally and socially taboo. An adolescent affair is encouraged by a liberal librarian and flourishes in a special hidden place, but soon his clandestine relationship with Michael is revealed and the consequences …

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