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Live Through This

by Caly Cane Cleis Press (May 23, 2017)

This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and...


Me and My Boi

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (June 14, 2016)

Sacchi Green is one of the most lauded and respected queer writers of today. And why? Because she breaks new ground with each and every book. Me and My Boi throbs with the currency of lesbian love and lust today,...


Gym Boys

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (December 08, 2015)

Gym Boys examines what takes place behind the closed doors of the locker room. This book is a tribute to the body beautiful, where men who look like Greek gods are worshiped for their outsized attributes. Editor...


Immaculate Blue

by Paul Russell Cleis Press (October 13, 2015)

From the award-winning author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov comes the brilliantly conceived and precisely rendered novel Immaculate Blue, which explores the lives of four people — Anatole, Leigh, Chris,...


Best Gay Erotica 2015

by Rob Rosen Cleis Press (January 13, 2015)

Best Gay Erotica 2015 is filled to the page-turning brim with fantastic tales of fire dancers and TV repairmen, of hunky painters and electricians and magicians, solo sex, duo sex, and sweat-soaked triple onslaughts....


Take This Man

by Neil Plakcy Cleis Press (May 14, 2015)

A rarity — romantic erotica focused on male couples in committed relationships — Take This Man comes from one of the top-flight gay fiction writers, Neil Plakcy. Many erotic stories focus on the thrill of...


Studs

by Richard Labonté Cleis Press (July 21, 2014)

Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs, 20 of the hottest and best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground...


Women With Handcuffs

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (April 21, 2014)

What is it about lesbian cops that push all the right buttons? Sure, there's the uniform with handcuffs, gun, and billy club, and the confidence, authority, and sense of danger. But there's something more that...


The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater

by Claude Summers Cleis Press (April 24, 2012)

Aficionados of music, dance, opera, and musical theater will relish this volume featuring over 200 articles showcasing composers, singers, musicians, dancers, and choreographers across eras and styles.

Read about...


Yom Kippur a Go-Go

by Matthue Roth Cleis Press (April 21, 2011)

Yom Kippur A Go-Go is a mind-blowing meeting of pop culture, Orthodox faith, and hipster poetics. Matthue Roth is an American original: an Orthodox Jew who cites Outkast and Michelle Tea among his influences,...


Tristan Taormino's True Lust

by Tristan Taormino Cleis Press (November 01, 2002)

From the Village Voice sex columnist and award-winning adult film star comes Tristan Taormino's personal vignettes of sex in the city—the real story, not the cleaned-up TV version! Tristan Taormino has dished...


Dirty White Boy

by Clayton Littlewood Cleis Press (October 01, 2008)

What is the correct etiquette for visiting a brothel? How should one react when a transsexual wants to show off her latest surgery? Is it appropriate to speak to television personalities when they’re buying...


Live Through This: Surviving the Intersections of Sexuality, God, and Race

by Clay Cane Cleis Press (May 23, 2017)

This powerful book couldn’t come at a more timely juncture. With our deep misunderstanding of racial identity, the murder of transgender women increasing at an alarming rate, and the battle of faith and...


Rookies

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (July 21, 2014)

Rookie cops are irresistible—a little "wet behind the ears," still a little innocent and oh-so eager! These hot young copes are fresh out of the police academy and ready to learn the ropes. Between the buzz...


Quick Sex: Erotic Stories of Fast Flings

by Alex Algren Cleis Press (January 21, 2013)

Alex Algren likes flash fiction, especially if it is about quickies. In she has curated a collection of delectable bon mots to quicken the pulse and give you ideas for your next lunch hour! A waitress delights...


Tristan Taormino's True Lust

by Tristan Taormino Cleis Press (November 01, 2002)

From the Village Voice sex columnist and award-winning adult film star comes Tristan Taormino's personal vignettes of sex in the city—the real story, not the cleaned-up TV version! Tristan Taormino has dished...


Queer Beats

by Regina Marler Cleis Press (August 28, 2004)

The writings that shocked America out of the 1950s Blasting through the crew-cuts and conformism of their day, the Beat writers were queer in the fullest sense of the word: their fluid sexuality challenged all...


Deflowered

by Jon Ginoli Cleis Press (March 01, 2009)

"We're the buttfuckers of rock-and-roll, We want to sock it to your hole!" With these words written in a notebook, Jon Ginoli sets off on a journey of self-discovery and musical passion to become the founding...


Different Daughters

by Louise Rafkin Cleis Press (May 01, 2001)

different daughters; louise rafkin; cleis press; LGBT; lesbian; bisexual; transgender; queer; nonfiction; collection; anthology; motherhood; parents; children; daughters; family; siblings; sisters; coming out;...


The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television

by Claude Summers Cleis Press (April 24, 2012)

From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible...


The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance, and Musical Theater

by Claude Summers Cleis Press (April 24, 2012)

Aficionados of music, dance, opera, and musical theater will relish this volume featuring over 200 articles showcasing composers, singers, musicians, dancers, and choreographers across eras and styles.

Read about...


The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts

by Claude Summers Cleis Press (March 23, 2012)

A distinctly queer presence permeates the history of the visual arts — from Michelangelo's David and homoerotic images on ancient Greek vases to Frida Kahlo's self-portraits and the photography of Claude Cahun...


Dirty White Boy

by Clayton Littlewood Cleis Press (October 01, 2008)

What is the correct etiquette for visiting a brothel? How should one react when a transsexual wants to show off her latest surgery? Is it appropriate to speak to television personalities when they’re buying...


Public Sex

by Pat Califia Cleis Press (July 01, 2000)

The most intelligent and outspoken commentator on sexual politics writing today, Pat Califia has been "fuming and fussing" about censorship and the rights of perverts for more than two decades. Whether writing...


A Restricted Country

by Joan Nestle Cleis Press (January 02, 2018)

A proud working class woman, an "out" lesbian long before the Rainbow revolution, Joan Nestle has stood at the forefront of American freedom struggles from the McCarthy era to the present day. Available for...


Arts and Letters

by Edmund White Cleis Press (October 01, 2006)

A dazzling collection of profiles and interviews by the preeminent American cultural essayist of our time.

In these 39 lively essays and profiles, best-selling novelist and biographer Edmund White draws on his...


The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians

by Rachel Pepper Cleis Press (September 05, 2008)

The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians covers everything you need to make the thrilling and challenging journey to motherhood: from choosing a donor to tracking fertility to signing the right papers on...


Kinky!

by Alex Algren Cleis Press (October 01, 2013)

Don’t be afraid to admit it—you’re captivated by kink. The subspace of sex dungeons, their walls lined with the implements of exquisite agony, call out to you. Your wanton desires throb in your mind, embedded...


Wild Girls, Wild Nights

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (May 20, 2013)

There are the fabled urban myths of lesbians who fill up a U-Haul on the second date and lead sweetly romantic lives of cocoa and comfy slippers. Safe and sound. A lot of cozy and not much crazy. These are NOT...


Yom Kippur a Go-Go

by Matthue Roth Cleis Press (April 21, 2011)

Yom Kippur A Go-Go is a mind-blowing meeting of pop culture, Orthodox faith, and hipster poetics. Matthue Roth is an American original: an Orthodox Jew who cites Outkast and Michelle Tea among his influences,...


Studs: Gay Erotic Fiction

by Richard Labonté Cleis Press (July 21, 2014)

Rough and surly, smooth and sultry, or quick and raw — however you like it, you’ll find it in Studs, 20 of the hottest and best-written man-to-man sex stories to appear in print this year. In “Underground...


O Wow

by Jenny Block Cleis Press (August 11, 2015)

What is an ultimate orgasm?

An ultimate orgasm is your personal best orgasm. It doesn’t leave anything at the table. It doesn’t want anything more. It lasts as long as it lasts. It takes as long as it takes....


When She Was Good: Best Lesbian Erotica

by Tristan Taormino Cleis Press (July 21, 2014)

When She Was Good journeys into the world of lesbian sex with uncommon, edgy stories that push lesbian lust and desire to new heights. Edited by best-selling author Tristan Taormino and selected and introduced...


Active Duty

by Neil Plakcy Cleis Press (June 16, 2014)

These fierce stories of love on the front lines grab and hold readers’ attention as they travel the world with these soldier on Active Duty. In the wake of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the Defense of Marriage...


The Beebo Brinker Omnibus

by Ann Bannon Cleis Press (November 10, 2015)

Designated the "queen of lesbian pulp fiction" for authoring five landmark novels, Ann Bannon's work defined lesbian fiction for the pre-Stonewall generation. Unlike many writers of the period, however, Bannon...


Best Gay Erotica 2015

by Rob Rosen Cleis Press (January 13, 2015)

Best Gay Erotica 2015 is filled to the page-turning brim with fantastic tales of fire dancers and TV repairmen, of hunky painters and electricians and magicians, solo sex, duo sex, and sweat-soaked triple onslaughts....


Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volume 1

by Rob Rosen Cleis Press (December 08, 2015)

You wanted the best, you got the best! Best Gay Erotica of the Year, that is. Hotter than ever and featuring the brightest stars the gay literary galaxy has to offer, this iconic collection never fails to impress....


Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year: 20th Anniversary Edition

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (February 09, 2016)

Cleis Press' most lauded editor, Sacchi Green assumes the helm of one the most-heralded and best-selling series, Best Lesbian Erotica. This match made in book publishing heaven is also a fan fave whose readers...


Gym Boys

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (December 08, 2015)

Gym Boys examines what takes place behind the closed doors of the locker room. This book is a tribute to the body beautiful, where men who look like Greek gods are worshiped for their outsized attributes. Editor...


Immaculate Blue

by Paul Russell Cleis Press (October 13, 2015)

From the award-winning author of The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov comes the brilliantly conceived and precisely rendered novel Immaculate Blue, which explores the lives of four people — Anatole, Leigh, Chris,...


Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

by Benjamin Law Cleis Press (April 21, 2014)

Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognize same-sex marriage. But as the child of immigrants, he's also...


Me and My Boi

by Sacchi Green Cleis Press (June 14, 2016)

Sacchi Green is one of the most lauded and respected queer writers of today. And why? Because she breaks new ground with each and every book. Me and My Boi throbs with the currency of lesbian love and lust today,...


Best Lesbian Romance of the Year

by Radclyffe Cleis Press (June 09, 2015)

The stories in Best Lesbian Romance 2015 will have readers falling in love with love all over again. A celebration of the swooning sensation of a first crush, the dizzying feel of a first touch and the raw electric...


Homeboys: Gay Urban Erotica

by Shane Allison Cleis Press (June 02, 2015)

Shane Allison is more daring than any other gay writer today, and he pushes the boundaries further than anyone else. In Homeboys we ride shotgun with the wild and fancy-free outlaws of the streets. What happens...


Time on Two Crosses

by Bayard Rustin Cleis Press (August 01, 2003)

In his own voice, the history of the civil right movement told by the black gay adviser to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Bayard Rustin, the famed openly-gay African...


The Transgender Child

by Stephanie Brill Cleis Press (June 03, 2008)

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews,...


Transitions of the Heart

by Rachel Pepper Cleis Press (May 01, 2012)

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Often “transitioning”...