Michael Schreiber 
One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin 
Bruno Gmünder
November 2016 * ISBN: 959850182 * $59.99

One-Man Show, a 2017 Stonewall Honor Book, explores the extraordinary life and art of the legendary painter Bernard Perlin (1918-2014) through richly illustrated, no-holds-barred conversations with the artist. “Perlin’s life serves as an inspiration of sexual bravery and as an art and social history lesson of the times.”  –The Advocate

Lee Lynch 
Rainbow Gap 
Bold Strokes Books Victory Edition
December 2016 * ISBN: 978-1-62639-799-6 51895 * $19.95 paper/$9.99 ebook

Jaudon Vicker and Berry Garland grow up in mid-century backcountry Central Florida. Berry protects boyish Jaudon from bullies, Jaudon gives the abandoned Berry roots. Nothing will part them, not Berry’s quest for her spiritual path, not Jaudon’s ambition for her family’s business; not Vietnam, feminism, bullying – or other women.

Lucy Jane Bledsoe
A Thin Bright Line

University of Wisconsin Press
October 2016 * 978-0-299-30930-5 * $26.95

Based on the true story of the author’s aunt and namesake, A Thin Bright Line is a queer American love story with Cold War complications. A remarkable woman rises above the restraints of her time.


Bev Jafek
The Sacred Beasts
Bedazzled Ink Books
October 2016 * ISBN-10 1943837465 * $13.47 (paperback)

The novel is the story of expatriate American gay woman in their travels from Argentinian Patagonia to and throughout Spain, climaxing in their active participation in a revolution in Barcelona and the creation of a new conception of liberated women: sacred beasts. Twelve excerpts from it have been published, and the author is a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford whose work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories.

Sarah Sarai
Geographies of Soul and Taffeta
Indolent Books
April 2016 * ISBN-10: 194502304X * ISBN-13: 978-1945023040 *  $11.95

The poems in this collection have been called “little transgressions,” “fiercely reflective and very much alive,” “strong and beautiful work.” References abound, including the Isley Brothers, Borges, the Minnesota Multiple Personality Index.

Juliana (Vol 1: 1941-1944)
Booktrope Editions
February 2016 * Paperback ISBN: 978-1-5137-0221-6  Price: 20.95 * e-book ISBN:  9781513702636  * $3.99

Alice (Al) Huffman and her childhood friends come from the potato fields of Long Island to make it on the Broadway stage.  Al meets Juliana, a glamorous nightclub singer, and is instantly drawn to her. Through Juliana, Al gets pulled into a secret gay world of men who wear hula skirts and frilly bathrobes and women who dress in business suits and smoke cigars.