Every year, partygoers from all over the world converge at Sydney’s Mardi Gras in celebration of love, inclusion, diversity and equality. And with the recent Yes vote prompting the legislation of equal marriage rights, we have much to celebrate. But we can never forget that these milestones are emblematic of long and painful struggles. Throughout history it’s been the place of artists and writers to elucidate these struggles to the broader public, in doing so challenging boundaries, shifting the narrative and influencing the way we consider gender, relationships and love. Here are just some of those stories.
In trade paperback for the first time, with a new introduction by the author, a fresh, contemporary repackage of Rita Mae Brown’s ground-breaking, landmark novel.
A Single Man is an exclusive Vintage Classic that has been made into a film starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth and directed by Tom Ford.
Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, knowing gets mysterious, fiction gets real - and all life's givens get given a second chance.
'Like most people I lived for a long time with my mother and father. My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn't matter what' Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Orlando, deciding not to grow old, pursues his quest for passion, adventure, fulfilment and protracted youth. Chasing a dream through the centuries, he bounds from Elizabethan England and imperial Turkey to the modern world.
The first volume in the widely acclaimed and much-loved series
With honesty and insight Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV.
Especially poignant for teens facing the challenge of their emerging sexuality and self, this is also a brave, heartfelt and uplifting text for any person, young or old, combatting prejudice against same-sex relationships. This story also addresses domestic abuse - of parent to child - and the challenge of culture/religious clashes in society.
A fresh and brilliantly told memoir from a cult favourite comic artist, marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst, and great books.
Now with a brand new Afterward.
Winner, Edmund White Prize for Debut Fiction. PEN/Hemingway Finalist, shortlisted in the Lambda Literary Awards. Longlisted for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Finding one’s place in the world can be hard, but sometimes even more elusive, is finding where you fit in your family.
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all . . .
A warm, intimate account of the love between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok—a relationship that, over more than three decades, transformed both women's lives and empowered them to play significant roles in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.
Aaron Poochigian's lyrical translations preserve the musical style of Sappho's songs. In his introduction he discusses the theories surrounding Sappho's life and love affairs, and the enduring influence of her works.
From Guardian First Book Award-shortlisted and Baileys Prize-nominated author Sara Taylor comes a dazzling new work exploring identity and relationships, set against a rolling backdrop of the North American landscape.
'Deserves first prize in every category... superbly written, wildly funny' Daily Telegraph
The debut novel from the best-selling, prize-winning prodigy
Delve even deeper into Marvel Studios' epic cinematic universe with DK's all encompassing range of titles.
Fifty years since The Godfather, we’ve assembled some of the world’s greatest mafia stories.
Celebrating our undeniable, unstoppable, irrepressible strength in numbers.