As with any other “class” or group of people, we gays have our books, movies and music. There are pages on this site dedicated to the movies and music that entertain us but there was no page for the books and guides out there that help us to find books, movies and music that is for us and by us (don’t you love how I appropriated that little slogan?!) Here then are the beginnings of such a page that will lead you to those guides. These used to reside under the broader “non-fiction” overall tab because I lacked a better place to list them.
The humor essay “series” from Michael Thomas Ford. Please see my February 11th, 2012 post for my review.
Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann. Please see my November 17th, 2011 post for my review.
Fifty Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince. Please see my October 6th, 2011 post for my review.
LGBT Entertainment related Biographies:
Here is a short list – I’m just scratching the surface – of LGBT related biographies that I’ve run across that are about gays and lesbians in the entertainment industry. There are, of course, many more. I’ll be adding to this list frequently.
- Lance Bass (Singer – N-Sync) Out of Sync: A Memoir
- Meredith Baxter (Actress): Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering (I reviewed it July 19th, 2011)
- Staceyann Chin: The Other Side of Paradise: A Memoir - Staceyann, most commonly known as a poet and spoken word artist, was featured at the 2011 Ohio Lesbian Festival.
- Ellen Degeneres (Actress/Host): My Point…And I Do Have One
- Portia (De Rossi) Degeneres (Actress): Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain (I reviewed it September 6th, 2011)
- Alix Dobkin (Musician): My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement
- Melissa Etheridge (Rock Musician/Activist): The Truth Is . . .: My Life in Love and Music (I reviewed it May 26th, 2011) and Melissa Etheridge: Our Little Secret
- Reichen Lehmkul (Former Military Officer/Actor/Activist): Here’s What We’ll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force Academy
- Jane Lynch (Actress): Happy Accidents
- Ricky Martin (Singer): Ricky Martin: Me
- Chely Wright (Country Musician/Activist): Like Me: Confessions Of A Heartland Country Singer (I reviewed it August 20th, 2011)