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What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
By Angela Chen
Narrated by Natalie Naudus / 7 hours 43 minutes
An engaging exploration of what it means to be asexual in a world that’s obsessed with sexual attraction, and what the ace perspective can teach all of us about desire and identity.
What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and... Read more »
Here for It
Or, How to Save Your Soul in America; Essays
Narrated by R. Eric Thomas / 7 hours 34 minutes
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Read with Jenna Book Club Pick as Featured on Today • From the creator of Elle’s “Eric Reads the News,” a heartfelt and hilarious memoir-in-essays about growing up seeing the world differently, finding unexpected hope, and experiencing every awkward, extraordinary stumble along the way.
“Pop culture–obsessed, Sedaris-level... Read more »
How We Fight For Our Lives
By Saeed Jones
Narrated by Saeed Jones / 5 hours 34 minutes
“This memoir by black and gay poet Saeed Jones is a visceral coming of age and coming out story. Growing up as an only child to his single mother in Texas and spending summers with his evangelical grandmother in Memphis, Jones struggles to come to terms with his sexuality, to come out of the closet, and to love himself. He wrestles with his fractured identity, learning what it means to be gay in the black community, to be black in the gay community, and to realize that either one on its own is enough to get you killed in a straight, white world. There are passages that will bruise and choke you, but ultimately both Jones and the reader come out of the book all the better for it.”Rachel, The Book Table
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A History of My Brief Body
Narrated by Billy-Ray Belcourt / 4 hours 1 minute
The youngest ever winner of the Griffin Prize mines his own personal history to reconcile the world he was born into with the world that could be.
Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut memoir opens with a tender letter to his kokum and memories of his early life in the hamlet of Joussard, Alberta, and on the Driftpile First Nation. From... Read more »
I Have Something to Tell You
Narrated by Chasten Buttigieg / 7 hours 18 minutes
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A moving, hopeful, and refreshingly candid memoir by the husband of former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town, his relationship with Pete, and his hope for America’s future.
Throughout the past year, teacher Chasten Glezman Buttigieg has emerged on... Read more »
Theft by Finding
Narrated by David Sedaris / 13 hours 51 minutes
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read more »
Angels in America
A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
By Tony Kushner, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale & Edie Falco
Narrated by Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale & Edie Falco / 6 hours 52 minutes
Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.
In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National... Read more »
Tomorrow Will Be Different
Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality
By Sarah McBride & Joe Biden
Narrated by Sarah McBride / 9 hours 18 minutes
“A brave, powerful memoir” (People) that will change the way we look at identity and equality in this country, from the activist elected as the first openly transgender state senator in U.S. history
“The energy and vigor Sarah has brought to the fight for equality is ever present in this book.”—Vice President–elect Kamala Harris
Foreword by... Read more »
No Ashes in the Fire
Coming of Age Black and Free in America
Narrated by Darnell L Moore / 6 hours
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.
When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely. It... Read more »
Narrated by Meredith Talusan / 8 hours 46 minutes
"Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review
"A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an... Read more »
Becoming a Man
The Story of a Transition
By P. Carl
Narrated by P. Carl / 5 hours 21 minutes
“A memoir that is jolting, honest, passionate, and beautifully written” (Claudia Rankine), Becoming a Man explores one man’s gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America.
Becoming a Man is the striking memoir of P. Carl’s journey to become the man he always knew himself to be. For fifty years, he lived as a girl and a queer... Read more »
My Life at the Edge of the World
By Paul Lisicky
Narrated by Joel Froomkin / 9 hours 3 minutes
A stunning portrait of community, identity, and sexuality by the critically acclaimed author of The Narrow Door When Paul Lisicky arrived in Provincetown in the early 1990s, he was leaving behind a history of family trauma to live in a place outside of time, known for its values of inclusion, acceptance, and art. In this idyllic haven, Lisicky... Read more »
The Gay Agenda
A Modern Queer History & Handbook
Narrated by Ron Butler / 4 hours 54 minutes
A joyful celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s development, history, and culture, packed with facts, trivia, timelines, and charts, and featuring 100 full color illustrations.
Compiled and designed by queer power couple and illustrators extraordinaire, Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham, founders of the popular Brooklyn stationery company Ash +... Read more »
All Boys Aren't Blue
Narrated by George M. Johnson / 5 hours 11 minutes
This program is read by the author.
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first... Read more »
A Coming-of-Gender Story
By Jacob Tobia
Narrated by Jacob Tobia / 11 hours 20 minutes
THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER
"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d)... Read more »
Beyond the Gender Binary
Pocket Change Collective
Narrated by Alok Vaid-Menon / 1 hour 7 minutes
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.
"Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself."--Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer
"When reading this book, all I feel is... Read more »
I Don't Want to Die Poor
Narrated by Michael Arceneaux / 7 hours
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Can’t Date Jesus, which Vogue called “a piece of personal and cultural storytelling that is as fun as it is illuminating,” comes a wry and insightful essay collection that explores the financial and emotional cost of chasing your dreams.
Ever since Oprah Winfrey told the 2007 graduating class of... Read more »
In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity
By Paola Ramos
Narrated by Paola Ramos / 7 hours 34 minutes
Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them—Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns—are voices who have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost... Read more »
By Sara Quin & Tegan Quin
Narrated by Sara Quin & Tegan Quin / 9 hours 25 minutes
"Tegan and Sara Quin’s joint memoir is perfect in audiobook form....Knowing and loving Tegan and Sara the musicians will obviously make this listen extra special, but it’s by no means a prerequisite to entry. High School, very literally, is for everyone." -- Paste, best audiobooks of 2019
This program is read by the authors and features bonus... Read more »
Real Queer America
LGBT Stories from Red States
Narrated by Samantha Allen / 7 hours 26 minutes
LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST
A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now... Read more »
She's Not There
A Life in Two Genders
Narrated by Jennifer Finney Boylan, Deirdre Finney Boylan & Richard Russo / 11 hours 8 minutes
Narrated by the author with two afterwords: one written and read by Deirdre Finney Boylan, and one written and read by Richard Russo
The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between... Read more »
The Book of Pride
LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World
By Mason Funk
Narrated by Mason Funk, Robin Miles, Eileen Stevens, Kevin R. Free, Charles Constant & Rick Adamson / 10 hours 25 minutes
THE BOOK OF PRIDE captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen. These individuals fought battles both personal and political, often without the support of family or... Read more »
By Rob Halford
Narrated by Rob Halford / 12 hours 24 minutes
The legendary frontman of Judas Priest, one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time, celebrates five decades of heavy metal in this tell-all memoir.
Most priests hear confessions. This one is making his.
Rob Halford, front man of global iconic metal band Judas Priest, is a true "Metal God." Raised in Britain's hard-working, heavy... Read more »
The Fixed Stars
Narrated by Erin Mallon / 6 hours 21 minutes
“I have enjoyed Molly Wizenberg’s writing for years, and this book was no exception. I loved the mix of science and research with confessional truth-telling about longing and identity. As a mother of two small children, I clung to this story of discovery. And as a human, I cherished Wizenberg’s exploration of the realization that our stories are never done being written. This book was a balm for my soul.”Sarah Fischer, Downbound Books
The Deviant's War
The Homosexual vs. the United States of America
By Eric Cervini
Narrated by Vikas Adam / 15 hours 34 minutes
"Vikas Adam draws the listener in, expertly narrating Cervini's work, which charts the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States...Vikas Adam does an excellent job lending unique voices to real historical figures." -- AudioFile Magazine
A Publishers Weekly most anticipated spring book
From a young Harvard- and... Read more »
We Have Always Been Here
A Queer Muslim Memoir
By Samra Habib
Narrated by Parmida Vand / 5 hours 14 minutes
CANADA READS 2020 WINNER
2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don't exist?
Samra Habib has spent most of her life searching for the safety to be herself. As an Ahmadi Muslim growing up in Pakistan, she faced regular threats from Islamic extremists who believed the small,... Read more »
Transgender History, second edition
The Roots of Today's Revolution
Narrated by Emily Cauldwell / 7 hours 49 minutes
Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans... Read more »
A Queer History of the United States
Narrated by Vikas Adams / 10 hours 28 minutes
Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction
The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.
In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima... Read more »
The Groom Will Keep His Name
And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance
By Matt Ortile
Narrated by Matt Ortile / 9 hours 26 minutes
A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America who is learning that everything is about sex (Bitch Magazine) -- and sex is about power.
When Matt Ortile moved from Manila to Las Vegas, the locals couldn't pronounce his name. Harassed as a kid for his brown skin, accent, and femininity, he believed... Read more »
The Stonewall Reader
Narrated by Various / 10 hours 44 minutes
"...a remarkable audio experience that emphasizes the revolutionary power of LGBTQ voices and provides an invaluable record of a community that refuses to be silenced." -AudioFile magazine Earphones Award winner
For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and... Read more »
I Can't Date Jesus
Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I've Put My Faith in Beyoncé
Narrated by Michael Arceneaux / 6 hours 9 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Featured as One of Summer’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media.
From the author of I Don’t Want to Die Poor and in the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection... Read more »
Looking for Lorraine
The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
By Imani Perry
Narrated by LisaGay Hamilton / 8 hours 26 minutes
Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction
Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award
A New York Times Notable Book of 2018
A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet... Read more »
Love and Rage
The Path of Liberation through Anger
Narrated by Lama Rod Owens / 9 hours
In the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation?
White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death. In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of... Read more »
The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life
Narrated by Tom Fitzgerald & Lorenzo Marquez / 8 hours 16 minutes
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo
A New York Times New & Noteworthy book
One of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring"
From the singular voices behind Tom and Lorenzo comes the... Read more »
Memoir of a Montauk Summer
By John Glynn
Narrated by Michael Crouch / 6 hours 57 minutes
“I absolutely loved Out East. It kept me up until 2:30 in the morning because I needed to read one more scene, one more chapter, to find out what happened with all of the characters. As I read, I was able to put myself into the Hive along with the rest of the housemates. The sensory details—music, food, descriptions of the people who populate Montauk—allowed me to step into this world as if I were a housemate myself. The emotional experience, too, was vivid and relatable, and brought me back to my own roller-coaster experiences of first love, longing, and heartache.”Chris Klim, Buffalo Street Books
Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A Transgender Memoir)
By Jackson Bird
Narrated by Jackson Bird / 5 hours 57 minutes
An unflinching and endearing memoir from LGBTQ+ advocate Jackson Bird about how he finally sorted things out and came out as a transgender man.
When Jackson Bird was twenty-five, he came out as transgender to his friends, family, and anyone in the world with an internet connection.
Assigned female at birth and raised as a girl, he often... Read more »
My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman
By Abby Stein
Narrated by Abby Stein / 7 hours 53 minutes
The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman
Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning... Read more »
Gentleman Jack (Movie Tie-In)
The Real Anne Lister
Narrated by Eva Pope & Erin Shanager / 8 hours 13 minutes
The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones
In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable, true story.
Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her... Read more »
Confessions of Punk Rock's Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout
By Laura Jane Grace & Dan Ozzi
Narrated by Laura Jane Grace / 6 hours 49 minutes
ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME": The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.
It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic... Read more »
Narrated by Armistead Maupin / 8 hours 26 minutes
“Armistead Maupin's new memoir, Logical Family, tells the story of his life with the same humor and grace that have made his Tales of the City series so beloved. Fans will delight in reading about the inspirations for Barbary Lane and its inhabitants, but readers who are brand new to Maupin will also fall in love. His story is that of a young boy growing up in the old South, in the Navy, in Vietnam, and in the closet - at least until he found his home in 1970s San Francisco. Even if he weren't already an LGBT icon and literary hero, this memoir would be one to champion.”Emilie Sommer, East City Bookshop
Her Life and Work
Narrated by Tavia Gilbert / 22 hours 4 minutes
The definitive portrait of one of the American Century’s most towering intellectuals: her writing and her radical thought, her public activism and her hidden private face.
No writer is as emblematic of the American twentieth century as Susan Sontag. Mythologized and misunderstood, lauded and loathed, a girl from the suburbs who became a proud... Read more »
I'm Afraid of Men
By Vivek Shraya
Narrated by Vivek Shraya / 1 hour 26 minutes
Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot.
Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award
Winner of the... Read more »
She Wants It
Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy
By Jill Soloway
Narrated by Jill Soloway / 6 hours 28 minutes
New York Times Editors’ Choice
In this poignant memoir of personal transformation, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning Amazon TV... Read more »
The Transformation of an American Family
Narrated by Amy Ellis Nutt / 8 hours 43 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s Supergirl
When Wayne... Read more »
My Life in Seven Dogs
Narrated by Kelsey Navarro & Jennifer Finney Boylan / 7 hours 43 minutes
This program includes an introduction read by the author.
From bestselling author of She’s Not There, New York Times opinion columnist, and human rights activist Jennifer Finney Boylan, Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs, a memoir of the transformative power of loving dogs.
This is a book about dogs: the love we have for them, and the way that love... Read more »
Sexing the Body
Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality
Narrated by Carol Monda / 15 hours 2 minutes
Now updated with groundbreaking research, this award-winning classic examines the construction of sexual identity in biology, society, and history.
Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention? In this brilliant and provocative book, the... Read more »
The Lavender Scare
The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government
Narrated by Timothy Andrés Pabon / 10 hours 50 minutes
In Cold War America, Senator Joseph McCarthy enjoyed tremendous support in the fight against what he called atheistic communism. But that support stemmed less from his wild charges about communists than his more substantiated charges that "sex perverts" had infiltrated government agencies. Although now remembered as an attack on suspected... Read more »
Beautiful on the Outside
By Adam Rippon
Narrated by Adam Rippon / 8 hours 18 minutes
Former Olympic figure skater and self-professed America's Sweetheart Adam Rippon shares his underdog journey from beautiful mess to outrageous success in this hilarious, big-hearted memoir that the Washington Post calls "comedic gold."
Your mom probably told you it's what on the inside that counts. Well, then she was never a competitive figure... Read more »
When We Rise
My Life in the Movement
By Cleve Jones
Narrated by Cleve Jones / 9 hours 31 minutes
2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!
"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants--maybe heroes--but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy."--Rebecca Solnit, author of... Read more »
A Story from Our Americas
Narrated by Dustin Lance Black / 14 hours 12 minutes
“Academy award-winning screenwriter Lance Black tells his own story intertwined with that of his mother's, who grew up in rural Louisiana and struggled with Lance's identity. It's a powerful memoir of family dynamics, hard fought love and eventual understanding. I both read and listened to this powerful memoir. Highly recommend!”Cathy, Blue Willow Bookshop