For Our Children and Teens
- Speaking Out: Teenagers Talk on Race, Sex, and Identity, by Susan Bublin (Putnam, $8.95, pb). Frank discussions among teens from diverse background on a wide variety of subjects including being gay or lesbian.
- Out With It: Gay and Straight Teens Write About Homosexuality, ed. By Philip Kay, Andrea Estepha, and Al Deselta (Youth Communications, $8.00, pb). Readable, magazine format covering a variety of topics. Many photos of the writers. Includes "Resources for Teachers" with suggestions for discussions questions.
- Feathering Your Nest: An Interactive Workbook and Guide to a Loving Lesbian Relationship, by Gwen Leonhard, M.ED. and Jennie Mast, M.S.W., BCSW (Rising Tide Press, $14.99, pb). Workbook format with examples from REAL LIFE as well as lists of suggestions and ideas. Practical and helpful.
- Ceremonies of the Heart: Celebrating Lesbian Unions, ed. by Becky Butler (Seal, $16.95, pb). The 2nd edition of a wonderful book! New introduction by the editor and accounts by a wide variety of couples on many ways to celebrate a union. Great reading for all lesbians: couples, singles, planning a ceremony or not.
- Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination, by Ruth Vanita (Columbia U., $17.50 pb). This historically sensitive and informed book is a must for readers interested in gender and sexuality in 19th and 20th century British literature.
- Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism, by Bernadette J. Brooten (U. Of Chicago, $34.95 hb). Brooten examines female homoeroticism and the roll of women in the ancient Roman world. She draws from a wide range of cultural resources and finds evidence of marriages among women and wide spread awareness of sexual love between women. Deeply researched and scholarly, this is an important book in lesbian and gay history.
- The New Lesbian Studies: Into the 21st Century, ed. By Bonnie Zimmerman and Toni A.H. McNaron, foreword by Margaret Cruikshank (Feminist Press, $35.00 hb, $17.95 pb). Impressive breadth and depth abound in this lively scholarly work. This is a one-of-a-kind, must-have book for those interested in lesbian studies.
- Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America, ed. By Ellen Lewin (Beacon Press, $17.00, pb). Essays looking at lesbian culture as it is, from an anthropological perspective. Dance clubs, wedding ceremonies, motherhood and more, cover our lives from the 1920s to today.
- Early Embraces: True-Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experiences, ed. by Lindsey Elder (Alyson, $11.95, pb). Real-life 1st person stories from women around the country. Hot sex, awkward moments, laughter.....
- OFF the Rag: Lesbians Writing on Menopause, ed, by Lee Lynch and Akia Woods (New Victoria, $12.95, pb). 42 well known lesbians writing on menopause. Sexy, informative. Read and enjoy!
Lesbian and Gay Nonfiction
- Couples: A Photographic Documentary of Gay and Lesbian Relationships, by John Gettings, afterword by Quentin Crisp (New England, $25.00 hb). During New York City's Stonewall 25 and Gay Pride Celebration in 1994, Gettings shot black and white portraits of lesbian and gay couples. This stunning book of portraits with subjects' comments about their lives is the result. Includes several Philadelphia couples.
- Gay and Gaia: Ethics, Ecology, and the Erotic, by Daniel T. Spencer (Pilgrim Press, $19.95 pb). A blending of liberationist, environmental, and gay thought that urges us to adopt an eccentric world view. A scholarly, sophisticated and important work.
- We Are Family: Testimonies of Lesbian and Gay Parents, by Turan Ali, foreword by Tom Robinson (Cassell, $17.95 pb). British lesbian and gay parents briefly tell their stories under a wide variety of topics such as: "Negotiating Parenthood," "Give it Time," "School Days," "Advice."
- Career and Life Planning with Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Persons, by Susan Gelberg and Joseph T. Chojnacki (American Counseling Associates, $19.95, pb). Designed for counselors, this book combines career theory and application within a counseling framework specific to the needs of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons. Both practical and theoretical