Lavender Menace

Queer Books Archive


  • Lavender and Menaces

    Lavender and Menaces

    The clothed lesbian body as a tool of resistance, the sapphic significance of purple, and the making of the modern-day femme To celebrate lesbian visibility week this year, I decided […]

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  • A Lavender Attic

    A Lavender Attic

    ‘LGBT+ archives,’ says Gerard Koskovich of the GLBT Historical Society of San Francisco, ‘are your queer grandma’s attic’. They are the place where younger generations will find our legacy.

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  • The Left Hand of Darkness

    The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuinAce Books, 1969. Exploring new worlds A love story between a man from earth and a double-sexed alien? This was a genuine case […]

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  • Murder in the Collective

    Murder in the Collective by Barbara WilsonWomen’s Press, 1984ISBN 0704339439 ‘Safe spaces’ in 1984 were thin on the ground ‘Safe spaces’ for queer  people were rarely heard of in 1984. […]

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  • Welcome to our blog

    Welcome to our blog

    We’ve already started blogging about the books in our growing archive – found in our own and friends’ collections and secondhand shops.  And we invite you to join us.

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