Portland Queer

Author: Ariel Gore
Publisher: Microcosm Pub
ISBN: 9781934620656
Size: 41.69 MB
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Portland Queer from the Author: Ariel Gore. At once a love letter to the Rose City and a dream of escape, the first-person narratives of Portland Queer reveal the contradictions and commonalities of life in one of the world's great queer meccas. A waiter falls in love with a straight guy from the café next door. A young dyke discovers gay karaoke at the Silverado. A pregnant man prepares for new life transitions. An ambitious teenager finds her tribe at St. Mary's Academy. A closet-case is confronted by his wife. And a video-game addict takes a chance on love. This collection features stories by Dexter Flowers, Kathleen Bryson, David Ciminello, Tony Longshanks, Lois Leveen, Megan Kruse, and Stevie Anntonym, among many others.

The End Of Eve

Author: Ariel Gore
Publisher: Hawthorne Books
ISBN: 0989360415
Size: 33.58 MB
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The End Of Eve from the Author: Ariel Gore. At age 39, Ariel Gore has everything she’s always wanted: a successful writing career, a long-term partnership, a beautiful if tiny home, a daughter in college and a son in preschool. But life’s happy endings don’t always last. If it’s not one thing, after all, it’s your mother. Her name is Eve. Her epic temper tantrums have already gotten her banned from three cab companies in Portland. And she’s here to announce that she’s dying. “Pitifully, Ariel,” she sighs. “You’re all I have.” Ariel doesn’t want to take care of her crazy dying mother, but she knows she will. It’s the right thing to do, isn’t it? And, anyway, how long could it go on? “Don’t worry,” Eve says. “If I’m ever a burden, I’ll just blow my brains out.” Amidst the chaos of clowns and hospice workers, pie and too much whiskey, Ariel’s own ten-year relationship begins to unravel. Darkly humorous and intimately human, The End of Eve redefines the meaning of family and everything we’ve ever been taught to call “love.”

It Gets Better

Author: Dan Savage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101513408
Size: 47.62 MB
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It Gets Better from the Author: Dan Savage. Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can't imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted - even tortured - simply for being themselves. After a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students who were bullied in school, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner Terry Miller to inspire hope for LGBT youth facing harassment. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered as teenagers, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon. With over 6,000 videos posted and over 20 million views in the first three months alone, the world has embraced the opportunity to provide personal, honest and heartfelt support for LGBT youth everywhere. It Gets Better is a collection of expanded essays and new material from celebrities, everyday people and teens who have posted videos of encouragement, as well as new contributors who have yet to post videos to the site. While many of these teens couldn't see a positive future for themselves, we can. We can show LGBT youth the levels of happiness, potential and positivity their lives will reach if they can just get through their teen years. By sharing these stories, It Gets Better reminds teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone - and it WILL get better.

Juliet Takes A Breath

Author: Gabby Rivera
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
ISBN: 1626012504
Size: 40.86 MB
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Juliet Takes A Breath from the Author: Gabby Rivera. “Even if Holden Caulfield was born in the Bronx in the 1980s, he could never be this awesome.” Inga Muscio, author of Cunt Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again. But Juliet has a plan, sort of, one that’s going to help her figure out this whole “Puerto Rican lesbian” thing. She’s interning with the author of her favorite book: Harlowe Brisbane, the ultimate authority on feminism, women’s bodies, and other gay-sounding stuff. Will Juliet be able to figure out her life over the course of one magical summer? Is that even possible? Or is she running away from all the problems that seem too big to handle? With more questions than answers, Juliet takes on Portland, Harlowe, and most importantly, herself.

Rebel Moms

Author: Davina Rhine
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462026524
Size: 31.73 MB
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Rebel Moms from the Author: Davina Rhine. Modern motherhood has changed; it isn’t just frilly aprons, mini-vans, and soccer practice anymore. You are a modern mom—a rebel mom—ready to raise your kids while running a successful business, starting a band, or finding your voice, while doing the things you love and fighting for what's right. Even so, the path to epic mom rebellion is not always easy. Meet the women who have seen, conquered, and survived—making a difference, doing things their own way and on their own terms. They are activists, teachers, veterans, firefighters, pin-ups, fast food workers, tattoo artists, and more. A rebel mom has no set definition beyond her tendency to elude definition. These women, from varying places and backgrounds, have seen it all: divorce, abuse, depression, and disability. They have succeeded and raised children with tough grins on their faces. Are you a new or expecting mother? Are you a mother who's fed up with the super-mom/super-woman myth? Or are you a pro who’s been there and done that, but would still love to learn from other rebel moms? It’s never too late to learn a new trick, and motherhood is never the same for anyone. Cultures change, as do child-rearing practices, but certain aspects of being a mom are universal and timeless—love, support, and strength. The rebel moms have mastered the art of motherhood, and you can embrace the revolution.

We Were Witches

Author: Ariel Gore
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1936932024
Size: 22.66 MB
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We Were Witches from the Author: Ariel Gore. Spurred on by nineties “family values” campaigns and determined to better herself through education, a teen mom talks her way into college. Disgusted by an overabundance of phallocratic narratives and Freytag’s pyramid, she turns to a subcultural canon of resistance and failure. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, it documents the survival of a demonized single mother figuring things out.

Library And Book Trade Almanac 2011

Author: Information Today Inc
Publisher: Information Today
ISBN: 9781573874120
Size: 55.33 MB
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Library And Book Trade Almanac 2011 from the Author: Information Today Inc. An industry information resource and directory covers news, trends, events, new legislation, and funding changes and offers statistics on book prices, library expenditures, and average salaries.

Le Cose Cambiano

Author: Dan Savage
Publisher: Isbn Edizioni
ISBN: 8876384863
Size: 21.10 MB
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Le Cose Cambiano from the Author: Dan Savage. Nel 2010, dopo alcuni suicidi di ragazzi omosessuali vittime delle prese in giro dei loro coetanei, lo scrittore e attivista Dan Savage e suo marito Terry Miller hanno caricato su YouTube un messaggio diretto agli adolescenti che subivano bullismo e discriminazioni a scuola o in famiglia: «Quando avevamo la vostra età» raccontano «è stata dura anche per noi essere gay in mezzo a persone che non ci capivano, ma se oggi potessimo parlare ai quindicenni che eravamo gli diremmo di resistere, perché presto andrà tutto meglio, troveranno degli amici fantastici, troveranno l’amore e un giorno avranno una vita molto più felice di quanto immaginano». È stata la prima di migliaia di testimonianze che hanno dato vita a un sito e a una fenomenale campagna sul web, chiamata It Gets Better. Nel 2013 il progetto è sbarcato anche in Italia, con il nome Le Cose Cambiano. Dall’esperienza e dal successo dell’iniziativa ha preso forma questo libro, che raccoglie i racconti e le testimonianze più belli provenienti dal progetto italiano e da quello americano. Un archivio di buoni consigli, episodi tristi e divertenti e storie a lieto fine, che unisce le parole di personaggi famosi e persone comuni, scrittori, musicisti, attori, comici, studenti, insegnanti, avvocati, attivisti, omosessuali ed eterosessuali, transessuali e queer. Per ricordare a tutti i ragazzi LGBT che stanno affrontando un momento difficile o fanno fatica a immaginare come sarà il loro futuro, che non sono soli, e che le cose presto cambieranno, in positivo.

Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784504688
Size: 74.91 MB
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Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work from the Author: Richard Rose. Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This new edited volume documents innovative ways in which life story work has been developed. It draws on the work of nine life story centres based around the world and provides understanding and guidance for those working with children who have experienced trauma. The book illustrates current theory and practice and looks at how the approach is being used in a variety of settings including schools, intensive services, youth justice, and post-adoption support, highlighting its versatility. The importance of trauma-informed practice when working with vulnerable children is emphasised throughout, to help practitioners provide the best for the children in their care.

Places Of Interest To Women 1985

Author: Publications Inc Ferrari
Publisher: Ferrari International Publishing Incorporated
ISBN: 9780942586084
Size: 59.10 MB
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Places Of Interest To Women 1985 from the Author: Publications Inc Ferrari.