Homosexuality
Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience
Asian American Sexualities
Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience
Paperback      ISBN: 041591437x
Asian American Sexualities works to dispel the stereotype of oriental sexual decadence, as well as the "model minority" heterosexual Asian sterotype in the US.

Writing from an impressive array of interdisciplinary perspectives, the contributors discuss a variety of topics, including sexuality and identity politics; community activism and gay activism; transnational aspects of love between women in Thailand; queer South Asian culture in the US; gay and lesbian filmmakers; same-sex sexuality in Pacific literature; and Asian American male homosexuality and AIDS. The relationship of the gay and lesbian experience to Asian American studies and Ethnic Studies is also explored.
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream: Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream
Misadventures in Search of the Simple Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0307451917
We all dream about it, but Wade Rouse actually did it. Discover his journey to live the simple life in this hilarious memoir.

Finally fed up with the frenzy of city life and a job he hates, Wade Rouse decided to make either the bravest decision of his life or the worst mistake since his botched Ogilvie home perm: to uproot his life and try, as Thoreau did some 160 years earlier, to live a plain, simple life in radically reduced conditions.

In this rollicking and hilarious memoir, Wade and his partner, Gary, leave culture, cable, and consumerism behind and strike out for rural Michigan--a place with fewer people than in their former spinning class. There, Wade discovers the simple life isn't so simple. Battling blizzards, bloodthirsty critters, and nosy neighbors equipped with night-vision goggles, Wade and his spirit, sanity, relationship, and Kenneth Cole pointy-toed boots are sorely tested with humorous and humiliating frequency. And though he never does learn where his well water actually comes from or how to survive without Kashi cereal, he does discover some things in the woods outside his knotty-pine cottage in Saugatuck, Michigan, that he always dreamed of but never imagined he'd find-happiness and a home.

At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream is a sidesplitting and heartwarming look at taking a risk, fulfilling a dream, and finding a home-with very thick and very dark curtains.
Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community
Awakening Together
The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community
Paperback      ISBN: 1614293511
"Awakening Together combines the intimately personal, the Buddhist and universal into a loving, courageous, important work that will benefit all who read it. For anyone who longs to collaborate and create a just and inclusive community, Larry provides a brilliant guidebook."
--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

How can we connect our personal spiritual journeys with the larger course of our shared human experience? How do we compassionately and wisely navigate belonging and exclusion in our own hearts? And how can we embrace diverse identities and experiences within our spiritual communities, building sanghas that make good on the promise of liberation for everyone?

If you aren't sure how to start this work, Awakening Together is for you. If you've begun but aren't sure what the next steps are, this book is for you. If you're already engaged in this work, this book will remind you none of us do this work alone. Whether you find yourself at the center or at the margins of your community, whether you're a community member or a community leader, this book is for you.

Bag Toys: Sex, Scandal, and the Death Mask Murder
Bag Toys
Sex, Scandal, and the Death Mask Murder
Hardcover      ISBN: 0446516066

Examines the sadomasochistic, drug-laced world of Manhattan art dealer Andrew Crispo and his connection to the 1985 murder of Eigil Dag Vesti

Bear Cookin': The Original Guide to Bear Comfort Foods
Bear Cookin'
The Original Guide to Bear Comfort Foods
Paperback      ISBN: 113896445x

Please DO feed the bears

Bear Cookin': The Original Guide to Bear Comfort Foods takes a good-natured approach to good eating, presenting home-style recipes with a light-hearted touch. Aimed at husky, hairy gay men--and their admirers--the book presents convenient and satisfying recipes for anyone who loves to cook--and eat Bear Cookin' includes helpful hints, "tributes" to favorite foods, and meal suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner--and everything in between--that are guaranteed to please burly bears with big appetites.

From lip-smacking snacks to belt-loosening main courses, Bear Cookin' is stuffed with easy-to-follow recipes for the hearty and delicious comfort foods bears crave: burgers, meatloaf, biscuits with sausage gravy, pasta, potatoes, beans, muffins and bread, cheesecake, puddings and pies, and homemade ice cream. Collected from family and friends and perfect for summer picnic baskets or winter "hibernation" dinners, these filling and flavorful recipes are presented with the love for good food that makes life worth living.

Bear Cookin' includes recipes for:
  • (Touch My) Monkey Bread
  • What-A-Crock Pot Stew
  • What's It All About ... Alfredo
  • Polar Bear Chili
  • Fur-ocious Pot Roast
  • and odes to the wonders of Cool Whip(R), Bisquick(R), and Velveeta(R)
Bear Cookin': The Original Guide to Bear Comfort Foods also includes serving ideas and suggestions for making the best use of your cooking utensils. This book is a wonderful addition to any kitchen--bear or otherwise
Beautiful Boys
Beautiful Boys
Paperback      ISBN: 1934187879

There are some boys you cannot stop watching. In true John Patrick style, these stories feature those boys who are so beautiful you want to worship and take care of them. They may be pretty, but they are still hot in bed. When they walk by, all the men say, 'Ahhh.' Featuring the hottest writers in gay erotic, STARbooks Press is proud to re-release this collection of steamy stories. Some boys are hot, some boys are sexy, some boys are not, but these boys are beautiful. Their beauty only enhances their sexiness and stirs your desires, making you yearn for more. You won't be able to get enough of these beautiful boys, who are more beautiful in the bedroom than you could ever imagine. For the John Patrick fan, this is the ultimate anthology. And for those just beginning to appreciate his anthologies, this is a great way to enhance your collection.

Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226729885

Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic--visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. Drawing on poetry, biographical literature, medicine, dream interpretation, and Islamic texts, he shows that the culture of the period lacked the concept of homosexuality.

Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
Before Homosexuality in the Arab-Islamic World, 1500-1800
Paperback      ISBN: 0226729893

Attitudes toward homosexuality in the pre-modern Arab-Islamic world are commonly depicted as schizophrenic--visible and tolerated on one hand, prohibited by Islam on the other. Khaled El-Rouayheb argues that this apparent paradox is based on the anachronistic assumption that homosexuality is a timeless, self-evident fact to which a particular culture reacts with some degree of tolerance or intolerance. Drawing on poetry, biographical literature, medicine, dream interpretation, and Islamic texts, he shows that the culture of the period lacked the concept of homosexuality.

Below the Belt: Religion, Sexuality and Politics in the Rural South
Below the Belt
Religion, Sexuality and Politics in the Rural South
Paperback      ISBN: 0304335509

Alternative lifestyles are anathema to the inhabitants of rural areas of the Bible Belt. Even gays and lesbians themselves resist the notions of community and self-identification espoused by city queers. As Wilson demonstrates, it is the combination of internalized self-hatred, the influence of the right-wing Republicans and religious fervor, together with the hatred, fear, and suspicion aroused by the intervention of gay and lesbian activists from urban areas, that determine the tenor of gay life in the American rural South. A series of shocking interviews with local religious leaders and medical experts whose opinions shape local discourse in sexuality, abortion, feminiosm, and AIDS are the foundation for this revelatory study.

Beneath the Equator: Cultures of Desire, Male Homosexuality, and Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil
Beneath the Equator
Cultures of Desire, Male Homosexuality, and Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil
Paperback      ISBN: 0415916208

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.