LGBTQ* Nonfiction Books You Have Asked About
Over the last year, many people have asked about the literature on my bookshelves behind me in select vlogs. I usually respond one-on-one but as emails continue to circulate, I decided to share the titles with you.
The picture above and information below are nonfiction texts from a section of my Queer* bookcase. In the future I will post fiction, theory and graphic novels (which take up other shelves).
Keep On, Keeping On
Left to Right:
Summers, Claude J. The QUEER Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theatre. San Francisco, CA.: Cleis, 2004.
McGarry, Molly, and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998.
Trachtenberg, Robert, and Tom Bachtell. When I Knew. New York, NY: Regan, 2005
Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1980.
Shilts, Randy. Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military : Vietnam to the Persian Gulf. New York: St. Martin’s, 1993.
Witt, Lynn, Sherry Thomas, and Eric Marcus. Out in All Directions: The Almanac of Gay and Lesbian America. New York: Warner, 1995.
Russo, Vito. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. Revised Edition New York: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1995.
Vidal, Gore, and Donald Weise. Sexually Speaking: Collected Sex Writings. San Francisco, CA: Cleis, 2001.
Bernstein, Robin. Cast Out: Queer Lives in Theater. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 2006.
Smith, Patricia Juliana. The Queer Sixties. New York: Routledge, 1999.
Ayres, Ian, and Jennifer Gerarda Brown. Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2005.
Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon, 2011.
Fischer, Erica. Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson, 1998.
Etheridge, Melissa, and Laura Morton. The Truth Is— : My Life in Love and Music. New York: Villard, 2001.
Heger, Heinz. The Men with the Pink Triangle. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications, 1980.
Gray, Mary L. Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America. New York: New York UP, 2009.
Kennedy, Pagan. The First Man-made Man: The Story of Two Sex Changes, One Love Affair, and a Twentieth-century Medical Revolution. New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2007.
Reuter, Donald F. Gay 2 Zee: The Visualised Guide to Gay Words, Slang, Phrases, People, Places and Things. New York: Griffin, 2006.
Jennings, Kevin. One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share Their Stories. Los Angeles: Alyson, 2005.
Vincent, Norah. Self-made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man. New York: Penguin, 2006.
Richards, Dell. Lesbian Lists: A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1990.
Solomon, Alisa, and Framji Minwalla. The Queerest Art: Essays on Lesbian and Gay Theater. New York: New York UP, 2002.
DeGeneres, Betty. Love, Ellen: A Mother/daughter Journey. New York: Rob Weisbach, 1999.
Doty, Alexander. Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1993.
Marcus, Eric, and Eric Marcus. Making Gay History: The Half-century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights. New York: Perennial, 2002.
Faderman, Lillian, and Brigitte Eriksson. Lesbians in Germany: 1890’s-1920’s. Tallahassee, FL: Naiad, 1990.
Bornstein, Kate. Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws. New York: Seven Stories, 2006.