I recently borrowed Lucky in the Corner (can't remember the author) from the library and really enojyed it. A lesbian mother and cross-dressing uncle were main characters in the book. It was a fun novel, definitely worth reading.
Right now I'm reading a non-fiction book called Out in the World: Gay Life from Baghdad to Bangladesh (or something really close to that). It's not written by a sociologist/anthropologist, but it seems like it could fall into that category. But the author is an excellent storyteller and it is a really easy and interesting read, not dry at all.
Anyone else have any recommendations and reviews?