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Reads tagged with “LGBT”

Walt Whitman, Bohemian Dandy: The Story of America’s First Gay Bar and Its Creative Coterie
Walt Whitman, Bohemian Dandy: The Story of America’s First Gay Bar and Its Creative Coterie

“A failed romance. A restless sense of longing… These are raw ingredients that get mulled, weighed, processed — and ultimately transformed into art.”

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Maurice Sendak’s Darkest, Most Controversial Yet Most Hopeful Children’s Book
Maurice Sendak’s Darkest, Most Controversial Yet Most Hopeful Children’s Book

A moving cry for mercy, for light, and for resurrection of the human spirit at a time of hopeless darkness.

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A Brief History of Romantic Friendship
A Brief History of Romantic Friendship

“Smashes,” “crushes,” “spoons,” and other curious nineteenth-century relationship varieties.

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