Grace Perry grew up as a teenager in the mid-2000s, a time when gayness was still largely absent from the pop culture landscape. In this collection of essays, Perry looks back on an era that may have seemed bereft of LGBT representation actually hyper-developed her gay sensibility. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.
On Wednesday, June 7th at our South Side location, and on Saturday June 24th at our Downtown location, CLP will be reprising the popular 30 Books in 30 Minutes program – but with all titles that we picked for Pride Month! Join us for a blitz of booktalking, some tasty refreshments, and even book giveaways.
Here’s a taste of some of the titles we’ll be talking up. These are fascinating nonfiction titles that take you deeper into various aspects of queer life and history. Come to one of our programs to get the real in-depth scoop on why these are great titles to put on your holds list. We’d love to see you!
If you’re looking for more book suggestions, we’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Book Recommendation form to send us some information about what you like to read and we’ll curate a list just for you.
History is often about the heroes. History revolving around underrepresented groups, when it’s even told, relies even more heavily on those exceptional, and usually exceptionally good, figures. But that can’t be the whole story. In Bad Gays: A Homosexual History, authors Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller eschew the need to tell the stories of inspirational gay figures and instead provide some stories of those that, while significant, were also not on the right side of history. This title is also available for checkout in eAudio on OverDrive/Libby and in eAudio on Hoopla.
In a country with a popular culture that places a strong emphasis on sexuality as part of a “normal” life, what does being asexual mean? How does learning about asexuality change how we see gender, family roles, romance, and society? Ace looks at these questions and more, through the experience of the author coming to understand more of her place in asexuality. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby and in eAudio on OverDrive/Libby.