Part historical record and part family album, this book is a celebration of same-sex couples seizing the opportunity to honor their love through marriage, and of those who helped make their weddings possible. It's a collection of allies, those among us who've taken up the mantle of resistance and won, who are now living out their dreams and paving the way for others to follow. The photos of couples, their families and friends are alive with excitement, perfect illustrations of genuine joy. Each wedding industry professional featured shares the belief that marriage is a universal right, and all are fueled by a passion for helping same-sex couples create weddings that represent their authentic selves. Above all, Love is Love is an invitation—to celebrate, to be inspired, and to join those within in the formidable mission to redefine the traditional wedding.
A summary of the 250 best books for LGBTQ teens, written by experts on the subject and addressed to teen book buyers. Identifying titles that address the sensitive and important topics of coming out, being out, and the search for community, this catalog spotlights the best gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, and questioning books written for teens. The authors cover fiction of all kinds, as well as graphic novels and general nonfiction aimed at readers in middle school and high school, and include recent publications as well as classics that continue to be read and enjoyed by 21st-century teens. Information on how to find library programs, services, and additional resources for LGBTQ teens is also provided, making this a one-stop sourcebook for LGBTQ teens, their families, friends, and classmates, as well as teachers and librarians.
A guide to National Trust locations whose histories have been influenced by the LGBTQ people who have lived within them, with a foreword by Sarah Waters
Both celebratory and reflective, this captivating guide sheds light on the LGBTQ heritage of many National Trust people and places. It commemorates figures such as Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson, owners of Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, but also delves into the lives of lesser-known individuals associated with Trust landscapes and collections, such as William Bankes, who fled from his home at Kingston Lacy to avoid prosecution for homosexuality, and lived abroad for the last 15 years of his life. From Smallhythe, Monk's House, and Nymans in the South East, to Kingston Lacy in the South West and Ickworth in East Anglia, the Trust is exploring places that have been shaped by the sexuality of their inhabitants, workers, owners, and guests. This guide brings to light turbulent stories of exile and tragedy, tales of loving relationships and family, and sometimes challenging histories of public front and private expression.