The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!)

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (With Cats!), a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and relationships, aims to dispel all myths. Haiku paired with hilarious watercolor illustrations of cats in various stages of sexual awkwardness will enlighten, demystify, remystify, and most importantly entertain as you learn all the aspects involved in girl-on-girl action. From lesbian pick-up lines: Pronounce Annie Proulx's name correctly-watch lady's cargo pants fall off. To icebreaker haiku for first dates: It has been MANY years, but I'm not done griping about The L Word. To, of course, the mechanics of lesbian sex: It's like straight sex but afterwards we ask ourselves, "We just had sex, right?" Lesbian sex is like water polo-no one really knows the rules. This laugh-out-loud book is the perfect gift to amuse and educate your friends, loved ones, and lovers.

Cat Call

“No one writes about the subjects of sexuality, desire, the shadow, and diabolism with such relish, and when I read her words I feel both smarter and less afraid of my own ‘tabooed’ feelings and thoughts. Like a cat, Kristen sees in the dark, as she guides us gracefully forward with her vision of unapologetic, feminine power.” —From the Foreword by Pam Grossman, author of Waking the Witch: Reflections on Women, Magic, and Power The cat: A sensual shapeshifter. A hearth keeper, aloof, tail aloft, stalking vermin. A satanic accomplice. A beloved familiar. A social media darling. A euphemism for reproductive parts. An epithet for the weak. A knitted—and contested—hat on millions of marchers, fists in the air, pink pointed ears poking skyward. Cats and cat references are ubiquitous in art, pop culture, politics, and the occult, and throughout history, they have most often been coded female. From the “crazy cat lady” unbowed by patriarchal prescriptions to the coveted sex kitten to the dreadful crone and her yowling compatriot, feminine feline archetypes reveal the ways in which women have been revered and reviled around the world—in Greek and Egyptian mythology, the European witch trials, Japanese folklore, and contemporary film. By combining historical research, pop culture, art analyses, and original interviews, Cat Call explores the cat and its indivisible connection to femininity and teases out how this connection can help us better understand the relationship between myth, history, magic, womanhood in the digital age, and our beloved, clawed companions.

Love Where You Work

Warning: No mimes were injured in the making of this queer, workplace rom-com For Clare Kolikov, her work is her life. A successful HR manager with a heart of gold and a prejudice against beach camping, the uptight Clare has no time for relationships or anything else that might distract her from climbing the career ladder at a San Francisco Bay Area matchmaking startup, W;nkdIn. When she’s force-volunteered as an LGBTQ beta date tester at W;nkdIn, the buttoned-up Clare teeters on the edge of despair, especially when the “experiences” involve pole dancing meet-n-greets, plant healing workshops, and miming. But Clare has her real work cut out for her when she meets Julia Dawes, the hot coworker who’s organizing her dates. Julia is a free-spirited, multiracial fashionista with “roller-blade confidence” and a Kristen Stewart haiku fan blog, whose attraction to Clare is as immediate and crippling as the debt she’s drowning in, thanks to the failed essential oils business her ex left her saddled with. Workplace rules aim to keep Clare and Julia apart––especially after Clare becomes Julia’s boss––but their attraction only grows like an out-of-control Excel spreadsheet. When an office rival threatens to expose their budding, secret relationship, Clare is left with an impossible choice: Give up her dream job or lose out on the girl of her dreams. Mixing business with pleasure has never been more bold, steamy, or hilarious… Fans of Casey McQuiston and Miranda July will love this hilarious, heart-warming, lesbian romance

America the Fearful

National panics about crime, immigrants, police, and societal degradation have been pervasive in the United States of the 21st century. Many of these fears begin as mere phantom fears, but are systematically amplified by social media, news media, bad actors and even well-intentioned activists. There are numerous challenges facing the U.S., but Americans must sort through which fears are legitimate threats and which are amplified exaggerations. This book examines the role of fear in national panics and addresses why many Americans believe the country is in horrible shape and will continue to deteriorate (despite contradictory evidence). Political polarization, racism, sexism, economic inequality, and other social issues are examined. Combining media literacy, folklore, investigative journalism, psychology, neuroscience, and critical thinking approaches, this book reveals the powerful role that fear plays in clouding perceptions about the U.S. It not only records the repercussions of this toxic phenomenon, but also offers evidence-based solutions.

Haiku for the Single Girl

I feel its approach, Inevitable as death: Internet dating. Unsolicited relationship advice from relatives, disastrous dates, men who wear thumb rings, and the moments of deep satisfaction when a single girl realizes that (unlike her smug married friends) she can do whatever she wants with her time - it's all here in this brilliantly incisive and witty collection of haikus. Every woman - whether single or not - will laugh until she cries, and then start laughing all over again.

The ABC's of Transgender

Are you seeking a deeper understanding of gender identity and sexual identity? The ABC's of Transgender is a valuable book for transgenders, their families, friends and the general public. In a world that suffers from intolerance and discrimination, every bit of information about being a transgender is well written in this book. Being a transgender is a reality that is slowly, but surely, being understood. The term "transgender" may be relatively young, but gender dysphoria may have existed since ancient times. Only in more recent years has transgender been identified, studied, and most importantly, labeled. Transgender people fight an uphill battle in a world that may not yet be fully ready for their acceptance. However, with information available in this book, the battle may prove to be victorious both for those who are transgender - through acceptance - and those who are not - through understanding. In the ABC's of Transgender, Lauren McMann, answers many of your questions aboutgender identity, the transgender relationships, roles of the media in the life of a transgender, Gays, Lesbians & Bisexuals and lots more. Tags:LGBT, transgender, lgbt free kindle books, lgbt romance, lgbt fiction, lgbt kindle books, lgbt mystery, lgbt free books, lgbt romance paranormal, lgbt suspense, lgbt detective, lgbt books, ransgender study, the transgender studies reader, transfeminist perspectives in and beyond transgender and gender studies, transgender communication studies, transgender history Susan Stryker, transgender, intersex, and biblical interpretation Teresa J. Hornsby, Deryn Guest, the man who trained me-book one Tish Mellon, transgender Felix Conrad, the rules do not apply Ariel Levy, understanding gender dysphoria Mark A. Yarhouse, the bible and the transgender experience Linda Tatro Herzer, becoming nicole Amy Ellis Nutt, to my trans sisters, far from the tree Andrew Solomon, transgender 101 Nicholas M Teich, you and your gender identity, america's women Gail Collins, transgender before and after transgender surgery survival guide for, transitions of the heart Rachel Pepper, warrior princess Kristin Beck, port of departure Karin Bishop, top ten fashion mistakes by crossdressers and how to Tasi Zuriack, my transvestite addictions Jack A. Shelia, transgender complete Joanne Borden, invisible chains Lisa Aronson Fontes, a guide to gender Sam Killermann, self-made man Norah Vincent, gender hurts Sheila Jeffreys, first year out, we should all be feminists Chimamanda Ngozi..., what women want when they test men Bruce Bryans, men are from mars, women are from venus John Gray, inferior Angela Saini, what women want in a man Bruce Bryans, the art of manliness Brett McKay, the male brain Louann Brizendine, how to get a man without getting played Bruce Bryans, stand by your manhood, the way of men Jack Donovan, the mask of masculinity Lewis Howes, the chalice and the blade, dear ijeawele, or a feminist manifesto in fifteen suggestions Chimamanda Ngozi..., dating deal breakers that drive men away Bruce Bryans, the way of the superior man David Deida, what men won't tell you Ryan Thant, cheap sex Mark Regnerus, the game Neil Strauss, true gentlemen, lesbian firsts Alexandra del Torre, best lesbian erotica of the year Sacchi Green, the abc's of lgbt+ Ashley Mardell, zami, sister outsider Audre Lorde, lesbian athletes in love Alexandra del Torre, why be happy when you could be normal? Jeanette Winterson, this is a book for parents of gay kids Dannielle Owens-Reid, stonewall David Carter, you can't buy love like that, aimee & jaguar Erica Fischer, switching teams Dawn Elizabeth Waters, the gay revolution Lillian Faderman, writing ourselves whole, the lesbian sex haiku book Anna Pulley, gay berlin Robert Beachy, a queer history of the united states Michael Bronski, welcome to fairyland, take this man, angels in america Tony Kushner, money, murder, and dominick dunne

The Advocate

The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Small Press Record of Books in Print

Lesbian Histories and Cultures

"This source is unique among encyclopedias of homosexuality with separate volumes devoted to gay and lesbian issues. The volumes consist of short, signed entries arranged alphabetically. This set, which should become the standard in its field, will be a useful addition to all public and academic libraries."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavors. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.

Haiku Master Buson

The first English translation of one of Japan's most important haiku poets.

No Straight Lines

No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have dabbled in LGBT cartooning, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage. No Straight Lines also spotlights many talented creators who never made it out of the queer comics ghetto, but produced amazing work that deserves wider attention. Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all. Until recently, queer cartooning existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing only in gay newspapers and gay bookstores and not in comic book stores, mainstream bookstores or newspapers. The insular nature of the world of queer cartooning, however, created a fascinating artistic scene. LGBT comics have been an uncensored, internal conversation within the queer community, and thus provide a unique window into the hopes, fears, and fantasies of queer people for the last four decades. These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines has been heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.

On Love and Barley

In a thoughtful and perceptive introduction, Stryk sets the stage for an appreciation of what Basho’s poetry has to offer, sketching his life, his times, his spirit. For most of his life Basho was a recluse. He lived on the outskirts of Edo (Tokyo) in a hut shaded by an exotic banana tree (the Basho). When he traveled, he relied entirely on the hospitality of temples and fellow poets. His poems were strongly influenced by the Zen sect of Buddhism and its ideals of lightness, detachment, and appreciation of the commonplace. Basho aspired to and achieved unity of life and art, his poems become inseparable from nature.

The Haiku Handbook

Across the Windharp

Born in 1917 in the American heartland of Topeka, Kansas, Elizabeth Searle Lamb has become one of the major voices in the world of English language haiku. As an advocate for a strong traditional basis while remaining open to experimentation, her writing has helped define its modern development. She has won more than 150 awards in the haiku field, and her work has been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Polish, French, and Spanish, among other languages. Haiku, more than almost any other form of poetry, is associated with a spiritual insight into the world. Originally, it draws profoundly from the Buddhist world view of change as an inevitable condition, and draws much of its beauty from a sense of the ephemeral. Lamb's frame of reference also includes Christian spirituality, drawing from her ecumenical Protestant background, and personal journeys.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.

Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

The Writer's Market

Today and Today

A selection of haikus by the Japanese master.

Collected Poems, 1980-1990