Love Is Love: A Comic Book Anthology to Benefit the Survivors of the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Staff Pick
Today is March 29th, 2017, and as I'm writing this, Love Is Love has already raised over $165,000 in proceeds for those impacted by the Pulse nightclub tragedy in Orlando last June. In the face of such darkness, a response like this is extraordinary. Within this comic book anthology, you'll find stories and artwork that are moving and beautiful. It is a profound tribute to those lost, those who survived, and those left behind to endure. Read it and remember love is love.
Love is Love By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Marc Andreyko (Editor), Phil Jimenez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781631409394
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Published: IDW Publishing - January 10th, 2017

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love - Emily Witt

Staff Pick

This book is part memoir, part meandering travelogue through alternative sexuality in 21st century America. The book starts as Witt turns 30 and, newly single, moves to San Francisco—the hotbed of alternative sexual culture in the U.S. today. In San Francisco she focuses her work as a journalist on writing about novel forms of sexual expression cropping up in the Internet age, and the new communities that embrace them. Witt visits polyamorous communities, a BDSM porn company, devotees of a practice called “orgasmic meditation”, and women who earn a living livestreaming their autoerotic acts, as well as other pioneers pushing the boundaries of human sexual expression.  She also chronicles her own attempts to find love and lust through the brave new world of online dating. Witt’s forays into all of these strange landscapes remind us of just how radically technological advances and evolving social mores are re-writing the rules of nearly all social interactions today, perhaps most prominently those involving our biologically hard-wired drives to find sex and companionship.

Future Sex: A New Kind of Free Love By Emily Witt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780865478794
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 11th, 2016

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders - Jennifer Finney Boylan

First of all, this is one of the best memoirs I've ever read. There's just so much emotional honesty, straight facts, genuine warmth, and strong craft between these pages. It may seem ironic, but I have learned more about what it is like to be a woman physically and mentally by reading this book more than anything I have read before. I do not claim to be an expert, but in my opinion, it is a superb primer for you or anyone you know who is questioning their identity or has questions about transitioning in general.

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders By Jennifer Finney Boylan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385346979
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Published: Crown - April 30th, 2013