LGBT + readings for Book Day and cultural health

LGBT + readings for book day LGBT + readings for Book Day and cultural health

Small specialized LGTB + bookstores are a cultural oasis that we must protect

GAYLES.TV.- We will not tire of saying it, we buy in the small bookstores of the neighborhood, in the LGBT + as Partners in crime, Antinous, berkana, A Different Life ... which also sell online. «These bookstores, whose participation in the sale of the book has been decreasing as that of the large chains, department stores, global Amazon giants grew, are the true support, still, of the world of the book. In them everything begins. It depends on their ability to re-sell from the store that they can pay the arrears caused by their sudden closure in mid-March»As the editor of Anaconda Editions Enrique Murillo en

We leave you with our small selection of books!


«Boulder»By Eva Baltasar (Club Editor / Random House Literature, 2020)

The novel by Eva Balthazar, which portrays passion, love, disagreement and heartbreak between two women, has numerous elements that refer to a masculine imaginary. Starting with the maritime environment of the first part. The girl works as a cook on a ship that runs along the Chilean coast. The island of Chiloé has been tattooed on his chest and, when he renounces his freedom, he occasionally looks at the tattoo. He is a character in a novel by Conrad or Querelle à Brest by Jean Genette, transplanted into a lesbian relationship which, as it happened in permafrost, is expressed with a explicit sexuality, although Boulder seems more passionate, more devoted to love than the protagonist of the previous book, who tried at all times to separate love and sex.

The end of the wardrobe

«The end of the wardrobe»By Bruno Bimbi (Anaconda Editions, 2020)

For one to be free, all have to be. So "The end of the wardrobe»Has been written for people of all orientations and identities. Bruno Bimbi integrates individual and collective stories from around the world. It talks about homophobia and transphobia, racism and anti-Semitism, philosophy, history, television series, dating apps, discos and dark rooms. And from Pope Francis, Jair Bolsonaro, Nicolás Maduro, Israel and Iran, and from Vox and Vox and Abascal, but also from Alan Turing, Pedro Zerolo, Rosa Parks and the rebel queers of Stonewall. Eduardo Mendicutti praises in his prologue the agile narration of Bruno Bimbi and the fact that the author knows how to "grab the reader by the head and the heart."


«Junkie testo»By Paul B. Preciado (Anagrama, 2020)

This book is not a normal book. It is, from the outset, a hybrid text, which intersects autobiographical narration and philosophical essay. But it is something else: the chronicle of an experiment with the writer's own body, which applies testosterone in gel form in a personal and political exploration. A bodily and sexual inquiry that transcends, through transgressive writing, the traditional limits of gender, in all its meanings.

It has been said of Junkie testo which is what it was for the new transfeminism The Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze and Guattari for the Generation of '68. This is a book on sexual identity understood as a fluid and non-stagnant condition; on sexuality in capitalism, pornography, feminism, and the sex industry; on techosexuality and pharmacopornography; about arousal and control; about heterodox sexual desires and encounters, about hormones, dildos, body fluids, intersexuality, activism queer ...

Words for a tribe

«Words for a tribe»By Rafael M. Mérida and Jorge Luis Peralta (Egales, 2020)

Words for a Tribe delves into the manifestations of gay slang in Argentina, Spain and Mexico. The reconstruction from very heterogeneous sources -from literature and dictionaries to newspapers or testimonies- of the particular ways in which «fags», «jotos» or «crazy» name themselves and / or were named, bets on giving an account of the uses, versions and perversions of the language as it could circulate within and outside the dissident communities, in a complex dynamic of borrowings and influences.

how to understand your gender

«How to understand your gender»From Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker (Two Whiskers, 2020)

How to understand your gender It is a practical guide for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of gender from a biological, historical and sociological perspective. Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker They also propose an informative study of the role that gender plays in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, couples and unknown people. The book, which helps us both to analyze the ways in which gender can be expressed and to understand people whose gender could be different from ours, has activities and exercises distributed throughout its pages.


«Biphobia»By Ignacio Elpidio Domínguez Ruiz (Egales, 2017)

Bisexuality is surely the most invisible "acronym" within LGTBI groups and movements, although it is probably the majority quantitative. The fact that their very existence is the subject of debate is the most palpable proof that the different activist organizations have work to do in this regard. This invisibility, along with other forms of physical or symbolic violence, is studied and fought under one name: biphobia, discrimination or biphobia towards bisexual people.

Mothers and sons

«Mothers and sons»By Colm Tóibín (Lumen / Amsterdam, 2019)

For the first time in Spanish, the best stories by the author of «Brooklyn«, Winner of the awards Impact y Forster. Colm Tóibín He has established himself as one of the great contemporary narrators of Anglo-Saxon literature. Often compared to Henry James, one of his great references, in our country he begins to obtain the recognition that he already has in Europe and in the United States. In this volume, which compiles his best stories, Tóibín addresses the great issues of his literary universe: relations between mothers and children, Dublin society, the image of home, exile and immigration, and even offers us a splendid portrait and not at all conventional in Barcelona, ​​a city that he knows very well because he lived in it during the transition years. Owner of a precise and harmonious prose and a great capacity for psychological penetration, Colm Tóibín is already, thanks to both his novels and his stories, a new teacher.

Peri rossi

«Poetry gathered»By Cristina Peri Rossi (Lumen, 2005)

Lumen compilation in one volume the complete poetry of the Uruguayan Cristina Peri Rossi, one of the most relevant voices of contemporary Latin American poetry. In addition to allowing a unitary reading of the poetic corpus of the author of Otra vez Eros, the present work offers the unique opportunity to recover poetry books whose access had been practically impossible for decades

Amors sense house

«Amors sense house»By Sebastià Portell (Angle Editorial, 2018)

«You have in your hands a personal journey in search of non-normative sexual and gender desires and identities in Catalan poetry of the last hundred years. To follow the traces of those ways of wanting, of loving, of desiring and of being that at one time or another, like poetry itself, have not fitted the norm. » Sebastià Portell. "I would like your love to define my sex." Francesc Garriga Barata. "Your sex and mine are two mouths." Maria Mercè Marcal. «Together, we invent new calligraphies that we write with words and embers on the skin»  Nora Albert. "I've pushed my way through more men like me." David vilaseca. "We were clocking time with the stench of a censored perfume." Biel Mesquida. "I sold my breasts and put on men's cologne." Bel Olid.

Alice in a real world isabel franc

«Alice in a real world»By Isabel Franc / Susanna Martín (Egales, new edition 2020)

The Alice we present to you does not live in wonderland. She has been through an experience that, unfortunately, is real and common for many women: breast cancer. However, thanks to his fighting, wild and positive spirit, he has managed to turn the situation around.
Neither the journey of the disease nor aggressive treatments nor the removal of a breast have robbed him of his sense of humor. The protagonist tells us her adventure based on a very clear motto: Life after cancer is never the same ... but it becomes the same.


«Mariquita»By Juan Naranjo (Roca Editorial, 2020)

From the first moment, Juanito discovers that he does not fit in with the others. At school they start calling him a ladybug and he doesn't quite know what it means. This personal work tells a universal story: that of the marginalized, the different, the harassed.

From his childhood to the present day, Juanito Books He tells us about his experiences as a homosexual in Spain in the 90s. The homophobia he suffered in his school years, the search for identity in adolescence and his beginnings in adult life as an openly gay man. Mariquita It is an open window to the life of Juanito Libritos himself, a story of growth and learning in which we see how a child warns from the first minute that he does not fit in his family, his school or society. But it is not only talked about the harassment that he receives for being gay: he also talks about how the Spanish society of the 90s was in relation to sexual diversity, how culture and books can save our lives or how a person LGBT begins to discover the group to which it belongs.


«Dunes (Diary of another summer)»By Muriel Villanueva (Babulinka Books, 2019)

Two years have passed since Duna began to write his diary. He is now 14 years old. Now she understands herself better, and perhaps the world as well. Her friendship with Max has matured and the feelings of love between them begin to complicate. There is no one to take her mother from Manuel, who also has a young son who will live at home with Duna. And grandfather Ignacio has fallen in love. As if all this were not enough, the authentic spirit of the town is in danger: a promoter company wants to seriously change the beautiful landscape of Dunas. The gang, however, will have a lot to say. And a lot to do!


«Sirens»By Jessica Love (Kókinos, 2018)

Julián loves mermaids so much… He imagines himself becoming one of them, swimming and playing with fish. So while his grandmother takes a bath, he manages to disguise himself as a beautiful mermaid. Julián places the leaves of a plant in the form of lush hair. Add some flowers. She paints her lips in front of the mirror and, finally, with a curtain she makes an elegant mermaid tail. When her grandmother comes out of the bathroom she is stunned. Julian is scared. He thinks that she is angry, that she might scold him, that it is not okay to look like a mermaid… But his grandmother surprises him by giving him a necklace to complete his outfit. Then he takes you to a traditional Carnival party. There he parades alongside octopuses, jellyfish, fish of different colors and, of course, mermaids, many mermaids like him.

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