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Females

Author: Andrea Long Chu | Reference: P4107 | ISBN: 978-1788737371

Everyone is female, and everyone hates it.’A genre-defying investigation into sex and lies, desperate artists and reckless politics, the smothering embrace of gender and the punishing force of desire.

 

An Apartment on Uranus

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4104 | ISBN: 978-1-913097-07-3

Recounts Preciado’s transformation from Beatriz into Paul B., and examines other processes of political, cultural and sexual transition.

Countersexual Manifesto

Author: Paul B. Preciado | Reference: P4090 | ISBN: 978-0231175623

Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire.

PINKO #1

Reference: P4077 | ISBN: 2689-3142

First print issue of the journal published by a collective for thinking gay communism together.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility

Reference: P4076 | ISBN: 9-780262-036603

Delves into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered “doors”—entrances to visibility and recognition—that are actually “traps,” accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Tranny Hotel

Digital Reference: EF5342

A gathering of international transgender performers and their audiences in Liverpool in November 2011. Part of LADA screens.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

The Butch Monologues

Author: Laura Bridgeman | Reference: P4032 | ISBN: 9780956871114

A collection of secret stories exploring sexuality, vulnerability and desire, taken from interviews with butches, masculine women and gender rebels living worldwide.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Nonbinary: Memoirs of gender and identity

Reference: P4023 | ISBN: 978-0231185332

Thirty authors highlight how our experiences are shaped by a deeply entrenched gender binary. 

None of Us is Yet a Robot: Five Performances on Gender Identity and the Politics of Transition

Author: Emma Frankland | Reference: P4014 | ISBN: 978-1786826459

Charts artist and performer Emma Frankland's gender transition against a shifting social and political landscape, while grappling with the systematic erasure of trans history.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture

Author: Amelia Abraham | Reference: P3995 | ISBN: 978-1509866168

Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Abraham question what it means to be queer in 2019. 

Resilient and resisting documentation

Reference: P3984

Project zines; Fierce, intimate oral histories, collaborative stories, D.I.Y. research and interviews from people at the intersection of several kinds of marginalisation. 

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Not Today How I Chose Life: My battle against the Demon within (A Love Story)

Author: Sophie Cook | Reference: P3978 | ISBN: 978-1912804504

For the first time ever Sophie tells the full inspirational story of how she conquered her demons to come out as transgender in the Premier League, run for Parliament and learn to love herself.

Burgerz

Author: Travis Alabanza | Reference: P3976 | ISBN: 9781786826473

After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, performance artist Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers.

Part of Library of Performing Rights (P3041).

Art & Queer Culture

Reference: P3930 | ISBN: 978-0714878348

A survey of visual art and alternative sexualities from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships

Reference: P3771 | ISBN: 978-1785924064

Discusses sex, desire and dating with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community. 

In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives

Author: Judith Halberstam | Reference: P3719 | ISBN: 978-0814735855

Examines the significance of the transgender body and presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms – especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Queer Lovers and Hateful Others: Regenerating Violent Times and Places

Author: Jin Haritaworn | Reference: P3720 | ISBN: 978-0745330617

Berlin is once more capital of queer arts and tourism. Queerness is more visible today than it has been for decades, but at what cost? This book argues that queer subjects have become a lovely sight only through being cast in the shadow of the new folk devil, the ‘homophobic migrant’ who is rendered by society as hateful, homophobic and disposable. 

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Man Enough to be a Woman: The Autobiography of Jayne County

Author: Jayne County | Reference: P3666 | ISBN: 978-1852423384

Wild, hilarious and shameless account of Jayne's life from her cissy-boy childhood in Georgia to her 90s renaissance, as a new wave of superstars claim her as their inspiration.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (P3041)

Come Together: The Years of Gay Liberation 1970-73

Reference: P3643 | ISBN: 9781788732376

Tells the incredible story of the emerging radicalism of the Gay Liberation Front, providing a vivid history of the movement, as well as the new ideas and practices it gave rise to across the United Kingdom.

Doll Parts

Author: Amanda Lepore, Thomas Flannery | Reference: P3582 | ISBN: 978-1942872856

From the original iconic trans woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir.

The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues

Reference: P3570 | ISBN: 978-1786823472

Combining classical and contemporary stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts from some of the most exciting stage works in the English-speaking world. 

Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movemen

Author: Charlotte Cooper | Reference: P3540 | ISBN: 978-1910849002

A fat activist with more than 30 years experience, lifts the lid on a previously unexplored social movement and offers a fresh perspective on one of the major problems of our times.

Border Brujo

Author: Guillermo Gómez-Peña | Reference: A0771

A Performance Poem from the Series “Documented/Undocumented”.

diRTy

Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2281

A live autobiographical performance piece, told through multi-media, comedy and conversation between conflicting internal persona’s inside someone’s head.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

A:Gender

Author: TransAction Theatre Company | Reference: D2274

An innovative multi-media performance piece that takes a long, hard and sometimes uncomfortable look at our notions of gender.  

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Relationship

Author: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst | Reference: P3219 | ISBN: 978-3791382487

Documenting a six-year relationship with photos, video stills, letters and ephemera, this book is a stunning, intimat, and wholly original visual narrative by two rising artists who put queer consciousness on the front burner.

Barbers of East London

Author: Paula Harrowing and jamie lewis hadley | Reference: P3189

A new publication celebrating the various communities of barbershops across East London. Comissioned by CUT Festival: The Art of Barbering.

Cassils

Author: David J. Getsy and Julia Steinmetz | Reference: P3071 | ISBN: 978-9079423088

Artist book on the performance artist and body builder who uses their own body in a sculptural fashion, thereby interrogating feminism, body art, and gay male aesthetics.

Freaks: We Who are Not as Others

Author: Daniel P. Mannix | Reference: P3051 | ISBN: 978-0965104258

Meet the strangest people who ever lived, and read about: the notorious love affairs of midgets. Originally printed in a small edition and withdrawn after one month by the publisher, the book was out of print for nearly 20 years.

Pink Labor On Golden Streets - Queer Art Practices

Reference: P2919 | ISBN: 978-3956791826

The publication builds on an exhibition and conference at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna that explored the contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of 'queer abstraction,' a term coined by Judith Jack Halberstam that raises questions to do with (visual) representations in the context of gender, sexuality, and desire. It is particularly concerned with where form and politics crossover, citing the various combinations, juxtapositions, and the play between artistic strategies.

Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories

Reference: P2820 | ISBN: 978-0719096426

The first publication to address queer feminist politics, methods and theories in relation to the visual arts, including new media, installation and performance art. Despite the crucial contribution of considerations of 'queer' to feminism in other disciplines of the humanities, and the strong impact of feminist art history on queer visual theory, a visible and influential queer feminist art history has remained elusive.

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community

Author: Laura Erikson Schroth | Reference: P2453 | ISBN: 978-0199325351

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors

Let’s Start A Pussy Riot

Reference: P2439 | ISBN: 978-0957626201

Created in collaboration with Pussy Riot, this book links together the events leading up to and after the group’s arrest and the themes they fight for – feminism, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech and the environment. Contributors: Pussy Riot, Alice Bag, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Antony Hegarty, Arvida Bystrom, Baby Dee, Battlekat, Bianca Casady, Billy Childish, Bo Ningen, Bobby Conn, Bruce LaBruce, Carolee Schneemann, Caroline Coon, Charlotte Andrews Richardson, Cornershop, CSS Elias Koskimies, Ellen Angus, Emil Schult, Fox, Franko B, Gaggle, Gera, H Plewis, Hannah Lew, Helen McCookery Book, Homoground, Inga Muscio, Jeffery Lewis, Jenny Holzer, Jon Gnarr, Judy Chicago, Kara Walker, Kembra Pfahler, Kerry McCarthy, Kids on TV, Kim Gordon, The Knife, Koivo, Laurie Penny, Lee Ranaldo, Lizzi Bougatsos, Lucky Dragon, Lucy O'Brien, Marissa Paternoster, Mary Beth Edelson, Meadham Kirchhoff, Molly Crabapple, Nastasia Alberti, No Bra, Nomi Ruiz, Olivier De Sagazan, Peaches, Peggy Seeger, Renee Lindel, Robyn, Roz Kaveney, Rozhgar Mahmood Mustafa, Sarah Lucas, Seth Bogart, Spartacus Chetwynd, Stephen Ira, Sunaura Taylor, Tamsyn Challenger, Tocotronic, Vaginal Davis, Victoria Lomasko, Vivian Goldman, Yoko Ono

If You Want Bigger Yorkshire Puddings You Need a Bigger Tin

Author: Lucy Hutson | Reference: D2053

Point. 1: I was just listening to Radio 4 telling me about komodo dragons laying virgin birth eggs, and David Attenborough once taught me about a plant at the bottom of a sea that grows flowers, which become jellyfish, that then give birth to seeds that become plants.

Point. 2: I am a makeshift domestic goddess and my life is in a makeshift world, I’ve got all the right whisks and piping bags, but my apron is stained.

If You Want Bigger Yorkshires You Need a Bigger Tin is a show about Lucy’s ‘to trans, or not to trans’ search for her femininity.

Drag Kings & Subjects

Author: Diane Torr | Reference: V0033 | Digital Reference: EV0033