By: Armistead Maupin
Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes
"A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers, and the story of his life is a story as fascinating, as delightful and as compulsive as any of the tales he has made up for us."—Neil Gaiman
"I fell in love with Maupin’s effervescent Tales of the City decades ago, and his... Read More »
By: Amy Ellis Nutt
Narrated by: Amy Ellis Nutt
Length: 8 hours 43 minutes
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
Nicole appears as TV’s first transgender superhero on CW’s Supergirl
When Wayne... Read More »
By: Alan Downs, PhD
Narrated by: Alan Downs
Length: 7 hours 14 minutes
The most important issue in a gay man’s life is not “coming out,” but coming to terms with the invalidating past. Despite the progress made in recent years, many gay men still wonder, “Are we better off?” The byproduct of growing up gay in a straight world continues to be the internalization of shame, rejection, and anger—a toxic cocktail that... Read More »
By: John Glynn
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 6 hours 57 minutes
An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of May 2019 A TIME Magazine Best Book of May 2019
A Cosmopolitan Best Book of May 2019 An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019
A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.
They call Montauk... Read More »
By: David Sedaris & Gary Carpenter
Narrated by: David Sedaris
Length: 13 hours 51 minutes
One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiot
An NPR Best Book of 2017 An AV Club Favorite Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017 A Goodreads Choice Awards nominee
David Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the... Read More »
By: Samantha Allen
Narrated by: Samantha Allen
Length: 7 hours 26 minutes
A transgender reporter's narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states, offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.
Ten years ago, Samantha Allen was a suit-and-tie-wearing Mormon missionary. Now she's a senior Daily Beast reporter happily married to another woman. A lot in her life has... Read More »
By: Jacob Tobia
Narrated by: Jacob Tobia
Length: 11 hours 20 minutes
*An Oprah.com and TIME.com Best of March Pick*
"Jacob Tobia is a force." --Good Morning America
"A necessary voice." --TIME
"Honest, funny, and poignant." --Bustle
"A valuable dispatch from a new generation of queer activists and artists." --Washington Post
A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about... Read More »
By: Imani Perry
Narrated by: LisaGay Hamilton
Length: 8 hours 26 minutes
Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography
Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2018
A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.
Lorraine Hansberry, who died at... Read More »
By: Cleve Jones
Narrated by: Cleve Jones
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes
2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!
"You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants--maybe heroes--but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy."--Rebecca Solnit, author of... Read More »
By: Tony Kushner, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, Susan Brown, Denise Gough, Beth Malone, James McArdle, Lee Pace, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Bobby Cannavale & Edie Falco
Length: 6 hours 52 minutes
Presenting an original audiobook performance of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring the cast of the National Theatre's 2018 Broadway revival.
In this production, adapted especially for the listening experience, Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane, and the entire cast recreate their acclaimed performances from the 2018 Tony Award-winning National... Read More »
By: Dustin Lance Black
Narrated by: Dustin Lance Black
Length: 14 hours 12 minutes
This heartfelt, deeply personal memoir explores how a celebrated filmmaker and activist and his conservative Mormon mother built bridges across today’s great divides—and how our stories hold the power to heal.
Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California’s anti–gay marriage Proposition 8, but as... Read More »
By: Anne Choma & Sally Wainwright
Narrated by: Eva Hope & Erin Shanager
Length: 8 hours 13 minutes
The official companion book to the HBO series Gentleman Jack created by Sally Wainwright and starring Suranne Jones
In 1834, Anne Lister made history by celebrating and recording the first ever known marriage to another woman. This is her remarkable, true story.
Anne Lister was extraordinary. Fearless, charismatic and determined to explore her... Read More »
By: Vivek Shraya
Narrated by: Vivek Shraya
Length: 1 hour 26 minutes
Named a Best Book by: The Globe and Mail, Indigo, Out Magazine, Audible, CBC, Apple, Quill & Quire, Kirkus Reviews, Brooklyn Public Library, Writers’ Trust of Canada, Autostraddle, Bitch, and BookRiot.
Finalist for the 2019 Lambda Literary Award, Transgender Nonfiction
Nominated for the 2019 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award
Winner of the... Read More »
By: Robert W. Fieseler
Narrated by: Paul Heitsch
Length: 11 hours 25 minutes
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on... Read More »
By: Darnell L Moore
Narrated by: Darnell L Moore
Length: 6 hours
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.
When Darnell Moore was fourteen, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they thought he was gay, and poured a jug of gasoline on him. He escaped, but just barely.... Read More »
By: Jennifer Finney Boylan, Deirdre Finney Boylan & Richard Russo
Narrated by: Jennifer Finney Boylan, Deirdre Finney Boylan & Richard Russo
Length: 11 hours 8 minutes
Narrated by the author with two afterwords: one written and read by Deirdre Finney Boylan, and one written and read by Richard Russo
The provocative bestseller She’s Not There is the winning, utterly surprising story of a person changing genders. By turns hilarious and deeply moving, Jennifer Finney Boylan explores the territory that lies between... Read More »
By: Jill Soloway
Narrated by: Jill Soloway
Length: 6 hours 28 minutes
New York Times Editors’ Choice
In this poignant memoir of personal transformation, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling emotional and professional journey. When Jill’s parent came out as transgender, Jill pushed through the male-dominated landscape of Hollywood to create the groundbreaking and award-winning Amazon TV... Read More »
By: Michael Bronski
Narrated by: Vikas Adams
Length: 10 hours 28 minutes
Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction
The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.
In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima... Read More »
By: Jodie Patterson
Narrated by: Jodie Patterson
Length: 10 hours 7 minutes
Inspired by her transgender son, activist Jodie Patterson explores identity, gender, race, and authenticity to tell the real-life story of a family’s history and transformation.
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE WEEK—USA TODAY AND NEW YORK POST • “A courageous and poetic testimony on family and the self, and the learning and unlearning we must do for... Read More »
By: Austen Hartke & Matthew Vines
Narrated by: Austen Hartke
Length: 5 hours 5 minutes
In 2014, Time magazine announced that America had reached "the transgender tipping point," suggesting that transgender issues would become the next civil rights frontier. Years later, many people—even many LGBTQ allies—still lack understanding of gender identity and the transgender experience. Into this void, Austen Hartke offers a biblically... Read More »
By: Janet Mock
Narrated by: Janet Mock
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes
“A defining chronicle of strength and spirit” (Kirkus Reviews), Surpassing Certainty is a portrait of a young woman searching for her purpose and place in the world—without a road map to guide her. This memoir “should be required reading for your 20s” (Cosmopolitan).
A few months before her twentieth birthday, Janet Mock is adjusting to her days... Read More »
By: Laura Jane Grace & Dan Ozzi
Narrated by: Laura Jane Grace
Length: 6 hours 49 minutes
ONE OF BILLBOARD'S "100 GREATEST MUSIC BOOKS OF ALL TIME"
The provocative transgender advocate and lead singer of the punk rock band Against Me! provides a searing account of her search for identity and her true self.
It began in a bedroom in Naples, Florida, when a misbehaving punk teenager named Tom Gabel, armed with nothing but an acoustic... Read More »
By: Michael Arceneaux
Narrated by: Michael Arceneaux
Length: 6 hours 9 minutes
THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Featured as one of Summer 2018’s most anticipated reads by the Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Buzzfeed, and Bitch Media.
In the style of New York Times bestsellers You Can’t Touch My Hair, Bad Feminist, and I’m Judging You, a timely collection of alternately hysterical and... Read More »
By: Garrard Conley
Narrated by: Michael Crouch
Length: 8 hours 12 minutes
The New York Times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. "Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" (O Magazine).
The son of a Baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a... Read More »