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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children

Music geek Gabe has just come out to his family as transgender but is still known as Liz at school. He uses his late night community radio show to try on his male identity and encourage listeners to explore their own "b side." Will the show's growing popularity expose his secret?

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Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir

Infused with heartache and humor, Cyndi Lauper's candid memoir details her musical career, traumatic youth, and LGBTQ advocacy.

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Debbie Harry Sings in French

Johnny is pretty sure he isn't gay, but he's not quite sure what it means that he wants to be Debbie Harry -- to dress like her, have hair like hers, and to hang out with drag queens.

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Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division

As a founding member of the Pansy Divison, the first out punk band to make it on the national scene, the author describes his coming-out experience and adventures in the homophobic music industry.

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Giraffe People

Cole is content to do well in school, play sports, and date her well-behaved boyfriend, even though she has more than enough reason to rebel as the middle child of an Army chaplain. When her friendship with Meghan suddenly becomes complicated, it seems that everything else in her life becomes complicated, too.

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Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

Dismantle sexism! Honor Individualism! Take up Space! The Riot Grrrl Movement invites every girl everywhere to realize that she is a radical feminist.

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Hidden Voices: The Orphan Musicians of Venice

In a 1700s Venetian orphanage famous for its musical training, teenage Anetta suffers from her unrequited love for the ethereal Luisa.

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Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer

Award-winning country music singer and songwriter Chely Wright comes out in this memoir which focuses on her struggles reconciling her lesbianism with her religious beliefs and career.

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My Tiki Girl

After once-popular Maggie, 15, is left with an injured leg when a car accident kills her mother, she finds solace with Dahlia, the new girl at school, and her unconventional family, including a mentally-ill mother. Set in the 1990s in a small town in Connecticut.

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Screaming Divas

High school misfits Trudy, Cassie, Harumi and Esther seem an unlikely group to be in the up-and-coming punk band Screaming Divas. Will their rocky friendship survive love, addiction and imminent tragedy?

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When We Were Good

Coping with her grandmother’s death and ditched by her best friend, Katherine finds herself seeking relief in Toronto’s music scene where she meets the self-confident and self-aware Marie.

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