Living Out: Gay and Lesbian Autobiographies
This award-winning series aims to represent the full range of LGBT autobiography. It encompasses a diversity of autobiographies that cross all ethnic and national boundaries—from new autobiographies by fresh voices to memoirs by established contemporary writers, from posthumous and historically important autobiographies to reprints of classic autobiographies.
Dedicated to embracing the full range of LGBT experience, Living Out recognizes that autobiography is a crucial gay genre—an essential way of reclaiming individual lives and telling a larger, collective story.
Please send inquiries to UW Press Editor in Chief Nathan MacBrien.
See also the LGBT books we publish.
Abuela in Shadow, Abuela in Light
“Abuela in Shadow, Abuela in Light is medicine for readers who, like Rigoberto González, have come out of backgrounds froth with intergenerational poverty, domestic violence, and unspoken sexual abuse. Now ‘middle-aged,’ González shows in his latest memoir that recovery is possible when one is willing to confront the past, present, and even what may come with honesty, compassion, and without assigning blame, especially to oneself.”
Men I've Never Been
“A powerful, beautiful sock in the stomach of a memoir. It's filled with living, breathing, three-dimensional people, settings that are so vivid they have a cinematic quality, refrains and reprises that give the whole story a musical coherence. The ending will leave readers in a state of—I don't know what—grief? joy? wonder? hope? All of those and more. I can imagine this book changing lives.”
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My Great American, Postindustrial, Midlife Crisis Tour
The Pox Lover
An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris
Tales from my Natural Wild Life
The Last Deployment
How a Gay, Hammer-Swinging Twentysomething Survived a Year in Iraq
Performances, Essays, and Travels