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By Brad Boney

What if formative years wasn't wasted at the younger?

On the eve of his 40th birthday, Ian Parker is seeking a reboot. He could be the proud proprietor of a stylish espresso store in Austin referred to as l. a. Tazza Magica, yet his love lifestyles has been MIA for years. in the course of a visit to Denver along with his ally, Mark, Ian buys an enchanted chocolate from a mysterious sweet store―then wakes up from a sleep twenty years more youthful. After the preliminary surprise, Ian realizes a quirk of the universe has given him a moment probability and, with Mark’s aid, he devises a plan to begin over.

With a brand new rent on existence, Ian units his attractions on good-looking architect Bartley James, a typical patron at los angeles Tazza. He pursues Bartley as Ian’s twenty-one-year-old adjust ego, Ryan, with decidedly unforeseen effects. becoming a member of Ryan on his adventures are Matthew, the dreamy new barista, Jeremy, the geeky high-school math instructor, and Sam, the pizza supply boy. whilst misunderstandings and expectancies collide, Ian is still decided to correct his previous errors and locate his off-ramp to happiness.

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Being Gay, Being Christian: You can be both

By Stuart Edser

Is it attainable to be either homosexual and Christian? This e-book explains, evenly and logically, that the 2 aren't collectively particular. With the help of a few of the best medical and theological minds, Dr Stuart Edser offers a compelling case for tolerance and recognition, rejecting the conventional Christian view that homosexual individuals are both ill or sinful because of their sexual orientation. whereas shrill voices of prejudiced fundamentalism are raised from each side of the Christian church, he invitations the reader to a brand new event of God. Dr Edser is uniquely certified to provide an explanation for the biology, psychology and sociology of being homosexual, in addition to to check the Bible, its interpretation, and conventional Christian educating on sexual morality. not just does he have a wealth of expertise grounded within the Church (both Catholic and Protestant), yet he's additionally a psychologist, writer and researcher. in addition, he threads his personal notable tale in the course of the textual content, utilizing this and his adventure as a clinician to lead his considering. specifically, he deals a favorable and rational voice so frequently manifestly absent from the Church's utterances on homosexuality. He argues passionately for church humans in every single place to open their minds and express a willingness to discard older methods of considering the place extra glossy factors show the reality extra competently. And he encourages homosexual Christians to combine their sexuality and their religion in order that either are valued both. "This is without doubt one of the unmarried top booklet released in this subject within the final 5 years. It combines a succinct research of the technology and mental technological know-how on being homosexual with the lived event of the writer and an research of the scriptural and theological heritage which, whereas no longer missing in rigour, manages to be accessible." - Jim McManus, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist

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Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society)

By Bernadette J. Brooten

Love among Women examines lady homoeroticism and the function of ladies within the old Roman global. utilizing an unprecedented diversity of cultural assets, Brooten reveals proof of marriages among girls and establishes that condemnations of lady homoerotic practices have been in keeping with frequent expertise of affection among women.

"An remarkable accomplishment. . . . A definitive resource for all destiny dialogue of homoeroticism and the Bible."—Mary Rose D'Angelo, Harvard homosexual & Lesbian Review

"[Brooten's] convincing research . . . not just profoundly reshapes our knowing of the earlier, however it also needs to form the way that earlier, fairly the early Christian texts with their monstrous normative weight, may be used for the future."—Anne L. Clark, Journal of Lesbian Studies

"Love among Women provides modern debates on sexuality a delicately delineated prior. It boldly insists upon a unique destiny, one proficient through heritage yet now not tyrannized through it."—Susan Ackerman, Lambda booklet Report

"Fascinating, provocative and lucid. . . . Brooten has made a primary contribution to women's and gender stories, homosexual and lesbian stories, and classics."—Elizabeth A. Castelli, Women's assessment of Books

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for most sensible Lesbian experiences e-book, 1997

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Coming Out, Coming Home: Helping Families Adjust to a Gay or Lesbian Child

By Michael C. LaSala

The discovery baby is lesbian or homosexual can ship shockwaves via a relatives. A mom will query how she's raised her son; a father will fear that his daughter will adventure discrimination. From the kid's point of view, homosexual and lesbian adolescence worry their households will reject them and they will lose monetary and emotional help. All in all, studying a toddler is homosexual demanding situations long-held perspectives approximately sexuality and relationships, and the ensuing uncertainty can produce emotions of anger, resentment, and concern.

Through a qualitative, multicultural research of sixty-five homosexual and lesbian teenagers and their mom and dad, Michael LaSala, a number one professional in this factor, outlines potent, practice-tested interventions for households in transition. His study unearths dazzling results, akin to studying baby is gay can increase familial relationships, together with father-child relationships, no matter if a mother or father reacts strongly or negatively to the revelation. via confronting emotions of melancholy, anxiousness, and grief head on, LaSala formulates the simplest method for practitioners who desire to reestablish intimacy between family and shield kin connections—as good as person autonomy—well into the kid's maturation. by means of proscribing his examine to oldsters and youngsters of an identical family members, LaSala competently captures the reciprocal results of relatives interactions, picking them as pursuits for potent remedy. Coming Out, Coming Home can also be a worthwhile textual content for households, allowing adjustment via relatable situations and analyses.

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A week in paradise - with the ex-girlfriend from Hell.

Winifred Martin has a brand new activity, newfound self assurance, and a glamorous new lover. in truth, after relocating on from a heart-wrenching breakup, Win has a complete new existence.

Benedikte (Benny) Fiske has additionally offered up and moved on, too - to a superb Greek island the place she will be able to put money into herself back and locate peace and quiet.

When Win arrives at a sumptuous boutique lodge for a far expected week of sunlight and intercourse along with her new female friend, she is shocked to discover her ex-girlfriend, Benny, is the owner. Benny is both stunned to discover Win doing so good and searching so gorgeous...far too beautiful. She's confident Win is losing her time in this vacuous new lover. in truth, she has loads of evaluations on Win and her new lifestyles - the most powerful being Benny will be again in it.

Nestled within the attractive Aegean on an island blessed via Eros, the God of affection himself, Benny unearths no loss of thought in her quest to woo again her misplaced love. Her equipment, despite the fact that, are the stuff myths are made of.

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Queer Bangkok 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights (Queer Asia)

The Thai capital Bangkok is the unrivalled centre of the country’s homosexual, lesbian, and transgender groups. those groups are one of the biggest in Southeast Asia, and certainly on this planet, and feature a variety, social presence, and historic intensity that set them except the queer cultures of many neighbouring societies.

The first years of the twenty-first century have marked an important transition second for all of Thailand’s LGBT cultures, with a multidimensional growth within the geographical volume, media presence, monetary significance, political impression, social status, and cultural relevance of Thai queer groups. This e-book analyses the jobs of the marketplace and media—especially cinema and the Internet—in those adjustments, and considers the ambiguous outcomes that the becoming commodification and mediatization of queer lives have had for LGBT rights in Thailand. A key discovering is that during the early twenty-first century approaches of world queering are resulting in a growing to be Asianization of Bangkok’s queer cultures.

This booklet lines Bangkok’s emergence as a principal concentration of an increasing nearby community linking homosexual, lesbian, and transgender groups in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and different swiftly constructing East and Southeast Asian societies.

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Even the Innocent

Salvatore Terranova is a instructor on the neighborhood highschool. He used to reside within the colossal urban of Charlottetown yet by no means did meet the fellow of his desires. Jaded yet no longer defeated, Sal returns to Montague, thoroughly unaware that the mysterious new neighbor within the outdated Victorian around the road is far greater than he turns out.

Having uprooted himself, Behr Kincaid settles in a small city, millions of kilometers from every little thing and everybody he is ever recognized. And with stable cause, simply because he wasn’t born with that identify. Behr constantly knew his brother was once a legal, but if Maurizio killed Behr's husband of ten years, Behr gave up the lifestyles he had in an effort to see justice served. regardless of his new id, Behr is aware the inevitable showdown will come whilst Maurizio tracks him down.

As Sal will get to understand Behr, he realizes the guy is mendacity approximately greater than his identify. whereas Behr wonders if there is room for the reality, Sal desires to comprehend who he is falling in love with and needs to make a decision if it may bring about whatever yet a damaged heart.

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Love by the Numbers

By Karin Kallmaker

As a behavioral scientist, Professor Nicole Hathaway's paintings strips away the silly mystique that surrounds the human mating dance. whilst her educational tome is taken care of as a viral "love handbook" her ecstatic writer books her to seem all around the U.S. and Europe. Worse but, her quiet, controlled existence has been shattered through a sequence of incompetent assistants. And she's yes this Lily Smith creature is not going to be any much less a burden than the final assistant they despatched her. Or the single ahead of that. Or sooner than that...

Lillian Linden-Smith wishes this task. With a constant television legal professional and public mob nonetheless out for her blood for crimes dedicated by way of her "American royalty" mom and dad, getting in a foreign country is her merely wish for anonymity. If that suggests cleansing up and offering an delinquent know-it-all Ph.D. for bookstores, golf equipment and lectures, superb. Dr. Hathaway can have succeeded in riding away the entire others, yet no longer this time.

From their first assembly the sparks fly, and every is considering: She has no proposal who she's dealing with.

It's hate at the beginning sight during this love experience from the writer of Above Temptation, curler Coaster and dozens of alternative best-selling, award-winning novels.
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