1. “Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: News Somatics” poetry by CAConrad (Wave, $18 pb). The Pew Grant winner’s master work.
2. “I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters” edited by Michael G. Long (City Lights, $19.95 pb). Letters to and from the West Chester gay African American who played a crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and ’60s.
3. “Crimes on Latimer: The Early Cases of Marco Fontana,” by Joseph R.G. DeMarco (Lethe, $18 pb). Based in Philadelphia, these stories show some of the forces that helped shape the young P.I. In high school, Fontana discovers that he has a knack for crime solving.
4. “Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform” edited by Matilda Bernstein Sycamore (AK Press, $17.95 pb). Challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: Get married, join the military, adopt kids! This anthology rekindles the anger, flamboyance and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation, a call for accountability, a vision for change.
5. “Jack Holmes and His Friend” by Edmund White (Bloomsbury, $26 hb, less 10 percent in the store). Holmes and Will Wright arrive in New York City in the calm before the storm of the 1960s. Jack loves Will.
1. “Immortal Longings: A Vampire Novel” by Diane Dekelb-Rittenhouse (Tiny Satchel, $14.95 pb). Lauren and Kayla are the perfect high-school couple — except they aren’t actually a couple. For ages 13-up.
2. “Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?” by Jeanette Winterson (Grove, $25 hb, less 10 percent in the store). This memoir is a tough-minded search for belonging, love, an identity, a home and a mother by the author of “Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit.”
3. “Leave No Footprints” by J.D. Shaw (Tiny Satchel, $14.95 pb). It’s the middle of the night when Beth Watson sneaks out of the house, steals a car and drives away, desperate to run from what she’s seen. Ages 13-up.
4. “Night Hunt” by Radclyffe writing as L.L. Raand (Bold Strokes, $16.95 pb). Niki Kroff has one mission in life: to lead Sylvan Mir’s elite guard and protect the wolf Alpha’s life.
5. “Dreaming in Color” by Fiona Lewis (Tiny Satchel, $16.95 pb). Excited as Carlene is to be reunited with her beloved mother, she finds her new life in the U.S. daunting. She misses her Jamaican home and the father she left behind. Ages 13-up.
6. “The Ida Pingala” poetry by Morkun (Blazevox, $16 pb). A magical document of time, memory and apparition.
1. “American Translation” directed by Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr (2011, 90 min., $19.99). A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill.
2. “Eating Out 5: The Open Weekend” directed by Allan Brocka (2011, 80 min., $24.95). Zack and Benji open up their relationship for a weekend of fun at a gay resort in Palm Springs.
3. “@SuicideRoom” directed by Jan Komasa (2010, 110 min., $24.95). Moody, dark and handsome Dominik (Jakub Gierszal) is tormented by his classmates after video footage of his drunken kiss with bully Alex is spread across the Internet.
4. “What Happens Next” directed by Jay Arnold (2011, 100 min. $24.95). Paul, a recently retired billionaire whose life now revolves around walking his dog in the park, makes friends with Andy, an advertising whiz, who happens to be gay.
1. “But I’m a Cheerleader” directed by Jamie Babbit (1999, 95 min., $14.95). In spite of Megan’s protests, her parents send her packing to a homosexual rehabilitation camp.
2. “Circumstance” directed by Maryam Keshavarz (2011, 107 min., $24.95). Two teenage girls navigate the wild Iranian underground scene, with heartbreaking consequences.
3. “The Lovers & Friends Show, Season 3” directed by Charmain Johnson (2010, 217 min., $19.95). The ever-changing lives of your favorite women steam up as their worlds are turned upside-down.
4. “Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement” directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir (2010, 106 min., $24.99). In the closeted 1960s, two young women met and fell in love — and so began the extraordinary tale of Edie and Thea, whose engagement to each other would span more than 40 years.
5. “My Normal” directed by Irving Schwartz (2009, 77 min., $19.95). Super-hot Nicole LaLiberte (“Kaboom”) stars as Natalie, a lesbian filmmaker whose new girlfriend has mixed feelings about Natalie’s other career — as a professional dominatrix.