YOUR NEUTRAL APOSTROPHES SICKEN ME

This list, assembled by Benoît Denizet-Lewis, is as atrociously presented as one would expect from a site run by incompetent Web developers/SEO whores.

  • The whole thing’s split over four pageview-inflating pages; even Readability can’t assemble them into one.

  • The markup is so atrocious it can’t even wrap around contributor photos properly.

  • There is an obfuscation of Amazon affiliate links that is one step away from cheating.

  • Some items are simply misspelled.

  • Even the slugs suck, but these people are too stupid to understand why slugs matter.

Because you, like me, want only the merged and deduped list and nothing else, here it is. And these are manifestly not the best “LGBT” books of all time, since, as we know, LGBT is a lie. No, I’m not going to look up links at LibraryThing.

  1. À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans
  2. All: A James Broughton Reader, Jack Foley, ed.
  3. Another Country by James Baldwin
  4. Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
  5. Baker Street by Guy Davis
  6. The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers
  7. Billy Budd by Herman Melville
  8. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
  9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  10. Brother to Brother: New Writings by Black Gay Men, Essex Hemphill, ed.
  11. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
  12. Ceremonies: Prose and Poetry by Essex Hemphill
  13. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell
  14. City of Night by John Rechy
  15. Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration by David Wojnarowicz
  16. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  17. Complete Poems by Constantine Cavafy
  18. The Confusions of Young Törless by Robert Musil
  19. Dancer From the Dance by Andrew Holleran
  20. Dar: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary by Erika Moen
  21. Don’t Bite the Sun and Drinking Sapphire Wine by Tanith Lee
  22. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
  23. Falconer by John Cheever
  24. The Folded Leaf by William Maxwell
  25. The Folding Star by Alan Hollinghurst
  26. Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA by Jonathan Katz
  27. The Gay Militants by Donn Teal
  28. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
  29. A Glass of Blessings by Barbara Pym
  30. The Greeks and Greek Love by James N. Davidson
  31. Hindoo Holiday: An Indian Journal by J.R. Ackerley
  32. Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, Barbara Smith, ed.
  33. The Hotel Wentley Poems by John Wieners
  34. I Remember by Joe Brainard
  35. I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company by Brian Hall
  36. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  37. In Youth Is Pleasure by Denton Welch
  38. Koolaids: The Art of War by Rabih Alameddine
  39. Life Mask by Emma Donoghue
  40. Love and Rockets by the Hernandez Brothers
  41. The Man of the House by Stephen McCauley
  42. The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon by Tom Spanbauer
  43. The Master by Colm Tóibín
  44. Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguérite Yourcenar
  45. The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village, 1960–1965 by Samuel Delany
  46. Nocturnes for the King of Naples by Edmund White
  47. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
  48. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet
  49. Picasso and Dora: A Memoir by James Lord
  50. The Price of the Ticket: Collected Nonfiction 1948–1985 by James Baldwin
  51. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather
  52. The Pure and the Impure by Colette
  53. Reflections of a Rock Lobster: A Story about Growing Up Gay by Aaron Fricke
  54. The Satyricon by Petronius
  55. Saul’s Book by Paul T. Rogers
  56. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph by T.E. Lawrence
  57. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
  58. The Symposium by Plato
  59. Two Serious Ladies by Jane Bowles
  60. Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
  61. Valencia by Michelle Tea
  62. A Voice Through a Cloud by Denton Welch
  63. Was by Geoff Ryman
  64. The Way We Live Now by Susan Sontag
  65. We Too Are Drifting by Gale Wilhelm
  66. What’s for Dinner? by James Schuyler
  67. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Memo to the Good Men Project: Hire a real developer, or at least stop faking it.

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