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Download E-books The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (Great Discoveries) PDF

By David Leavitt

A "skillful and literate" (New York instances booklet Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the fashionable computer.

to unravel one of many nice mathematical difficulties of his day, Alan Turing proposed an imaginary desktop. Then, trying to holiday a Nazi code in the course of international conflict II, he effectively designed and equipped one, hence making sure the Allied victory. Turing grew to become a champion of synthetic intelligence, yet his paintings was once minimize brief. As an overtly homosexual guy at a time while homosexuality was once unlawful in England, he used to be convicted and compelled to suffer a humiliating "treatment" which may have ended in his suicide.

With a novelist's sensitivity, David Leavitt portrays Turing in all his humanity―his eccentricities, his brilliance, his deadly candor―and elegantly explains his paintings and its implications.

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Download E-books Beijing Comrades PDF

When Handong, a ruthless and filthy rich businessman, is brought to Lan Yu, a naïve, working-class architectural student—the allure is all consuming.

Arrogant and privileged, Handong is unsettled through this hope, whereas Lan Yu quietly submits. regardless of divergent lives, the 2 males spend their nights jointly, setting up a deep connection. while loyalties are verified, Handong is left wondering his secrets and techniques, his offerings, and his very identity.

Beijing Comrades is the tale of a tumultuous love affair set opposed to the sociopolitical unrest of late-eighties China. because of its depiction of homosexual sexuality and its critique of the totalitarian government, it was initially released anonymously on an underground homosexual site inside mainland China. This riveting and heartbreaking novel, circulated all through China in 1998, fast built a cult following, and is still a critical paintings of queer literature from the People's Republic of China. this is often the 1st English-language translation of Beijing Comrades.

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Download E-books Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships PDF

Written via skilled lesbian therapists, Lesbian Couples covers various topics—commitment ceremonies and marriage, residing preparations, paintings, funds, togetherness and separate identities, popping out to friends and family, resolving clash and realizing each one other—and makes use of numerous useful examples and problem-solving recommendations, drawing from learn performed on lesbian during the last decade. The booklet will pay precise recognition to changes of race, category, age and actual skill, and addresses the problems raised whilst one or either companions are convalescing from alcohol, substance, or sexual abuse. The publication additionally addresses changes that lesbians might come across of their relationships concerning such matters as butch-femme, transgender identification, bisexuality, monogamy, and s/m. completely readable and intensely worthwhile, with an up-to-date source advisor, Lesbian Couples is a booklet that each lesbian may want to own.

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Download E-books God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage PDF

From the IX Bishop of the Diocese of recent Hampshire within the Episcopal Church, the 1st brazenly homosexual individual elected  to the episcopate and the world’s best non secular spokesperson for homosexual rights and homosexual marriage—a groundbreaking ebook that persuasively makes the case for same-sex marriage utilizing a common-sense, reasoned, spiritual argument.

Robinson holds the non secular textual content of the Bible to be holy and sacred and the resultant millennia of church historical past to be correct to the dialogue. he's both acquainted with the secular and political debate approximately homosexual marriage occurring in the USA this present day, and is somebody for whom same-sex marriage is a private factor; Robinson used to be married to a lady for fourteen years and is a father of 2 young ones and has been married to a guy for the final 4 years of a twenty-five-year relationship.
 
Robinson has a knack for taking complicated and arguable concerns and addressing them in undeniable direct language, with no utilizing polemics or ideology, placing forth his argument for homosexual marriage, and bringing jointly sacred and secular issues of view.

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Download E-books Love Waits PDF

By Gerri Hill

High institution sweethearts…and no one knew.

Ashleigh Pence have been the all-American highschool lady: cheerleader, promenade queen…and in love with one other lady. Gina Granbury hasn’t considered Calloway excessive in two decades, however the arrival of the invitation to the category reunion brings again thoughts of Ashleigh and the betrayal that drove them apart.

With no actual selection, Ashleigh has to head the development, hoping that it’s now not the only reunion that Gina makes a decision to wait in any case those years. Gina had anticipated to brush aside the prospect as simply as she has in the course of all of the years due to the fact that, however the interest is abruptly robust. Her long-broken middle hasn't ever mended, yet that’s no cause to return in time…is it?

Twenty years look like the day prior to this during this most recent passionate tale from Golden Crown award winner Gerri Hill.

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Download E-books Mysterious Skin PDF

By Scott Heim

At the age of 8 Brian Lackey is located bleeding less than the move slowly house of his residence, having persevered whatever so stressful that he can't be mindful a complete five–hour interval of time.

throughout the following years he slowly remembers info from that evening, yet those fragments are usually not adequate to give an explanation for what occurred to him, and he starts off to think that he could have been the sufferer of an alien come upon. Neil McCormick is absolutely conscious of the occasions from that summer time of 1981. clever past his years, concerned with his constructing sexuality, Neil came across what he looked as if it would be love and assistance from his baseball trainer. Now, ten years later, he's a teenage hustler, a terrorist of types, ignorant of the damaging course his existence is taking. His recklessness is ruled via idealized stories of his trainer, stories that suddenly switch while Brian involves Neil for support and, finally, the truth.

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Download E-books Commitment and Healing: Gay Men and the Need for Romantic Love PDF

By Richard A. Isay

What's love bought to do with it? every little thing, based on Richard Isay's trained and illuminating examine the position of romance in sleek homosexual lifestyles. I hugely suggest this publication for individuals of any iteration and partnership status.
--Dean H. Hamer, Ph.D., writer of The technology of hope and The God Gene

""Richard Isay bargains anything much better than uncomplicated bromides and fake desire. during this e-book, he demanding situations us with a provocative, illuminating, and eventually hopeful examine ourselves and explains how these people who yearn to like and be enjoyed (and who doesn't?) can most sensible locate happiness and therapeutic in a dedicated relationship.""
--Eric Marcus, writer of The Male Couple's consultant and jointly Forever

""Many homosexual males (and others, too) tend to locate this e-book quite attention-grabbing and invaluable. In a chain of vividly illuminating case histories and with a psychoanalyst's intensity and readability of perception, Richard Isay lucidly explains why homosexual males have specific trouble in setting up and maintaining loving relationships and the way they could sensibly enhance their probabilities of doing so.""
--Harry G. Frankfurt, Ph.D., writer of On Bullshit and the explanations of Love

""Richard Isay's portrayals of homosexual men's lives usually are arguable. Isay isn't the stereotypical psychoanalyst who sits quietly whereas his sufferers ramble--and we are the entire larger for that. He has whatever to assert and what he says is worthy listening to. This provocative publication can be learn by way of somebody who yearns for yet hasn't but stumbled on genuine love.""
--William Rubenstein, Founding Director of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation legislations and previous Director of the ACLU Lesbian & homosexual Rights Project

""Based on Dr. Isay's 3 many years of expertise operating with homosexual males in remedy, it is a deeply considerate learn of the problems homosexual males may perhaps event with falling and staying in love. For a homosexual guy, analyzing this booklet can cause him to revisit a few darkish areas alongside his personal life's trip, however it also will supply him a glimpse of the self-affirmation and skill for switch which are the ambitions of gay-positive psychotherapy.""
--Simon LeVay, Ph.D., writer of Human Sexuality and Queer Science

""Indispensable insights from America's wisest observer of homosexual relationships.""
--Charles Kaiser, writer of The homosexual Metropolis

""Gay humans search the liberty to marry for a similar mixture of purposes as non-gay humans, and for many, love and dedication are imperative. Drawing on his unheard of services and a long time of news from his sufferers, Richard Isay explores the demanding situations and price of romantic love--how to beat our pasts and enhance our current lives at home--as we construct a way forward for better equality and inclusion in society.""
--Evan Wolfson, writer of Why Marriage Matters

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Download E-books Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Gender Inequality PDF

By Kristen Schilt

The incontrovertible fact that women and men proceed to obtain unequal therapy at paintings is some degree of rivalry between politicians, the media, and students. universal factors for this disparity diversity from organic variations among the sexes to the awake and subconscious biases that consultant hiring and promoting judgements. Just one of many Guys? sheds new gentle in this phenomenon via studying the original reports of transgender men—people unique lady at delivery whose gender identification is male—on the job.

Kristen Schilt attracts on in-depth interviews and observational information to teach that whereas person transmen have diversified stories, total their tales are a testomony to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, show the methods assumptions approximately innate adjustments among women and men function justification for discrimination. She reveals that a few transmen achieve acceptance—and even privileges—by turning into “just one of many guys,” that a few are coerced into operating as girls or marginalized for being overtly transgender, and that other kinds of appearance-based discrimination additionally effect their possibilities. Showcasing the voices of an often missed crew, Just one of many Guys? lays naked the social methods that foster sorts of inequality that have an effect on us all.

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Download E-books Travesti: Sex, Gender, and Culture Among Brazilian Transgendered Prostitutes (Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture) PDF

By Don Kulick

During this dramatic and compelling narrative, anthropologist Don Kulick follows the lives of a gaggle of transgendered prostitutes (called travestis in Portuguese) within the Brazilian urban Salvador. Travestis are men who, usually starting at a while as younger as ten, undertake girl names, garments kinds, hairstyles, and linguistic pronouns. extra dramatically, they ingest mammoth doses of girl hormones and inject as much as twenty liters of business silicone into their our bodies to create breasts, broad hips, and massive thighs and buttocks. regardless of such irreversible physiological adjustments, almost no travesti identifies herself as a girl. furthermore, travestis regard any male who does in order mentally disturbed.

Kulick analyzes some of the methods travestis adjust their our bodies, explores the motivations that make them opt for this actual gendered id, and examines the advanced relationships that they retain with each other, their boyfriends, and their households. Kulick additionally appears to be like at how travestis earn their dwelling via prostitution and discusses the explanations prostitution, for many travestis, is a favorable and affirmative experience.

Arguing that transgenderism by no means happens in a "natural" or arbitrary shape, Kulick indicates the way it is created in particular social contexts and assumes particular social varieties. moreover, Kulick means that travestis—far from deviating from normative gendered expectations—may actually distill and ideal the messages that provide intending to gender all through Brazilian society and doubtless all through a lot of Latin America.

Through Kulick's attractive voice and sharp research, this elegantly rendered account isn't just a landmark learn in its self-discipline but in addition a desirable learn for somebody attracted to sexuality and gender.

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Download E-books Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders PDF

By Samuel R. Delany

Like his mythical Hogg, The Mad guy, and the million-seller Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany’s significant new novel throughout the Valley of the Nest of Spiders—explicit, poetic, philosophical, and, sure, shocking—propels readers right into a homosexual sexual tradition unknown to so much city homosexual women and men, a community of rural homosexual relations—with the twist that this one is supported by way of the homophile Kyle beginning, begun within the early Nineteen Eighties by way of a black wealthy person, Robert Kyle III, to enhance the lives of black homosexual males. In 2007, days sooner than his 17th birthday, Eric Jeffers’ stepfather brings him to reside together with his mom, who works as a waitress within the foundering vacationer city of Diamond Harbor at the Georgia coast. within the neighborhood truck cease restroom, on his first day, Eric meets nineteen-year-old Morgan Haskell, in addition to part a dozen different homosexual males who stay and paintings within the quarter. the lads develop into a pair, and for the following two decades hard work as rubbish males alongside the coast, sharing their lives and their enthusiasts, studying to barter a devoted open courting. For a decade they deal with a rural movie show that indicates pornographic movies and encourages homosexual task one of the viewers. ultimately, they turn into handymen for a burgeoning lesbian artwork colony on within sight Gillead Island, as the USA strikes 20 years, 40 years, sixty years right into a destiny attention-grabbing, wonderful, and—sometimes—terrifying.

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