Gay-Themed Books

Explore this list of fiction and nonfiction titles with gay themes.

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Aldrich, Robert, Ed. - Gay Life and Culture: A World History
Alexander, Jeb – Jeb and Dash: A Diary Of Gay Life, 1918-1945
Alsenas, Linas - Gay America: Struggle For Equality
Amaechi, John – Man In The Middle
Andriote, John-Manuel – Victory Deferred: How Aids Changed Gay Life In America
Barrett, Jon – Hero Of Flight 93: Mark Bingham
Bean, Billy – Going The Other Way: Lessons From A Life Lived In And Out Of Major-League Baseball
Mapping the TerritoryBowers, Scotty – Full Service: My Adventures In Hollywood And The Secret Sex Lives Of The Stars
Bram, Christopher – Mapping The Territory: Selected Nonfiction
Bram, Christopher – Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
Burroughs, Augusten – Running With Scissors: A Memoir
Chauncey, George – Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, And The Makings Of The Gay Male World, 1890-1940
Cohen, Andy – Most Talkative: Stories From The Front Lines Of Pop Culture
Crisp, Quentin – The Naked Civil Servant
Crisp, Quentin – How To Become A Virgin
D’Emilio, John – Lost Prophet: The Life And Times Of Bayard Rustin
Doonan, Simon - Gay Men Don't Get Fat
Ford, Michael Thomas – Ultimate Gay Sex
Halperin, David M. – How To Be Gay
Huegel, Kelly - GLBTQ: The Survival Guide For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, And Questioning Teens
Jackson-Paris, Bob And Rod – Straight From The Heart: A Love Story
Kanyon, Chris – Wrestling Reality: The Life And Mind Of Chris Kanyon, Wrestling’s Gay Superstar
Laurents, Arthur – Original Story By: A Memoir Of Broadway And Hollywood
The Memoirs of a Beautiful BoyLeleux, Robert – The Memoirs Of A Beautiful Boy
Levithan, David - The Full Spectrum: A New Generation Of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, And Other Identities
Louganis, Greg – Breaking The Surface
Lowrey, Sassafras - Kicked Out
McKenna, Neil – The Secret Life Of Oscar Wilde
Paris, Bob – Gorilla Suit: My Adventures In Bodybuilding
Pitts, David – Jack & Lem: John F. Kennedy And Lem Billings: The Untold Story Of An Extraordinary Friendship
Savage, Dan And Miller, Terry - It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, And Creating A Life Worth Living
Seel, Pierre – I, Pierre Seel, Deported Homosexual: A Memoir Of Nazi Terror
Shilts, Randy – The Mayor Of Castro Street: The Life And Times Of Harvey Milk
Smith, Patti – Just Kids
Soares, André – Beyond Paradise: The Life Of Ramón Novarro
Tobias, Andrew P.The Best Little Boy In The World Grows Up
Tripp, C.A.- The Intimate World Of Abraham Lincoln
Tuaolo, Esera Alone In The Trenches: My Life As A Gay Man In The NFL
Waddell, Tom Gay Olympian: The Life And Death Of Dr. Tom Waddell
Woog, Dan Jocks: True Stories Of America’s Gay Male Athletes
Wright, Kai – Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, And Coming Of Age On The Streets Of New York


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Baldwin, James – Giovanni’s Room
Belletin, Mario – Beauty Salon
Bram, Christopher – Almost History
Bram, Christopher - Father of Frankenstein
Bram, Christopher - Gossip
Brite, Poppy Z. – Second Line: Two Short Novels Of Love And Cooking In New Orleans
Bronski, Michael, Ed. – Pulp Friction: Uncovering The Golden Age Of Gay Male Pulps
Burroughs, William S. – Naked Lunch
Capote, Truman – Answered Prayers
Capote, Truman – Other Voices, Other Rooms
Pumpkin TeethCardomone, Tom – Pumpkin Teeth
Clay, Stanley B. – In Search Of Pretty Young Black Men
Gide, André – The Immoralist
Cunningham, Michael – By Nightfall
Cunningham, Michael – Flesh and Blood
Cunningham, Michael – A Home At The End Of The World
Cunningham, Michael – The Hours
Dawson, Jill – The Great Lover
Files, Gemma – A Book Of Tongues (Hexslinger Series)
Ford, Michael Thomas – What We Remember
Ford, Michael Thomas – The Road Home
Forster, E.M. – Maurice
Gadol, Peter – Silver Lake
Genet, Jean – Our Lady Of The Flowers
Gidney, Craig Laurance - Sea, Swallow Me And Other Stories
Ginsberg, Allen – Howl
Harris, E. Lynn – Any Way The Wind Blows
Harris, E. Lynn – Basketball Jones
The Beauty of MenHarris, E. Lynn – Invisible Life
Harris, E. Lynn – Just As I Am
Holleran, Andrew – The Beauty Of Men
Holleran, Andrew - In September, The Light Changes: The Stories of Andrew Holleran
Holleran, Andrew - Grief
Hollinghirst, Alan - The Line of Beauty
Houck, Lee – Yield: A Novel
Kluger, Steve – Changing Pitches
Mann, Thomas – Death In Venice
Maupin, Armistead – Maybe The Moon
Maupin, Armistead – The Night Listener
Maupin, Armistead – Significant Others
Maupin, Armistead – Sure Of You
Maupin, Armistead – Tales of the City (Series)
McCauley, James – Insignificant Others
Mendicino, Tom - Probation
Merlis, Mark – American Studies
Merlis, Mark – An Arrow’s Flight
Peck, Dale – Martin And John
Proulx, Annie – Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback MountainRachy, John – City Of Night
Renault, Mary – The Persian Boy
Russell, Paul Elliott – The Unreal Life Of Sergey Nabokov: A Novel
Selvadurai, Shyam – Funny Boy: A Novel
Sherman, Scott – Kevin Connor Mystery Series
Sims, Ruth – Counterpoint: Dylan’s Story
Smith, Kyle Thomas – 85a
Townsend, Johnny – Mormon Underwear
Vidal, Gore – The City And The Pillar
Warren, Mike – Sir, Yes Sir
Warren, Patricia Nell – The Front Runner