Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan.
And Tango Makes Three
by Justin Richardson; Peter Parnell; Henry Cole (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ10.3 R414 TAN 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.
Asexuality: a Brief Introduction
by Asexuality Archive Staff
Call Number: HQ73 A83 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-27
Sometimes called "A Fourth Orientation", asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction toward any gender. This book explores love, sex, and life, from the asexual point of view. This book is for anyone, regardless of orientation. Whether you're asexual, think you might be, know someone who is, or just want to learn more about what asexuality is (and isn't), there's something inside for you. This is one of the first books exclusively dedicated to the subject of asexuality as a sexual orientation. Written by an asexual, it discusses the topic from the inside.
by William E. Burleson
Call Number: HQ74.2 U5 B87 2005
Publication Date: 2005-04-07
There are at least five million bisexual people in America, generally invisible to straight society, the gay community, and even to each other. While the vast majority of these five million live within the straight or gay world, there are a few who have formed a community of their own. Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community offers an inside look at the American bisexual community and gives an understanding of the special circumstances unique to being bisexual. The book takes the reader to bi community events from picnics, to conferences, to support groups, to performances in order to expose the everyday trials of the bisexual community. Bi America includes very personal stories that let the voice of everyday bisexuals be heard through interviews, the "Bisexual History Project," in which ten bisexual people tell their life stories, and the "Online Support Group," a group of about 75 people who meet in cyberspace to talk about their lives and challenges. The book also includes the findings of a 2002 survey of about 300 bisexual people conducted via the Internet, an appendix that offers a concise list of resources for further study and personal enrichment, and an unabridged transcript of the "Bisexual History Project."
Bodies in Doubt
by Elizabeth Reis
Call Number: RC883 R45 2009
Publication Date: 2012-01-15
What does it mean to be human? To be human is, in part, to be physically sexed and culturally gendered. Yet not all bodies are clearly male or female. Bodies in Doubt traces the changing definitions, perceptions, and medical management of intersex (atypical sex development) in America from the colonial period to the present day.
The B Word
by Maria San Filippo
Call Number: PN1995.9 B57 S36 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-12
Often disguised in public discourse by terms like "gay," "homoerotic," "homosocial," or "queer," bisexuality is strangely absent from queer studies and virtually untreated in film and media criticism. Maria San Filippo aims to explore the central role bisexuality plays in contemporary screen culture, establishing its importance in representation, marketing, and spectatorship. By examining a variety of media genres including art cinema, sexploitation cinema and vampire films, "bromances," and series television, San Filippo discovers "missed moments" where bisexual readings of these texts reveal a more malleable notion of subjectivity and eroticism. San Filippo's work moves beyond the subject of heteronormativity and responds to "compulsory monosexuality," where it's not necessarily a couple's gender that is at issue, but rather that an individual chooses one or the other. The B Word transcends dominant relational formation (gay, straight, or otherwise) and brings a discursive voice to the field of queer and film studies.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Number: DVD CALL ME
Publication Date: 2018 (1 videodisc)
It's the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family's villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading and flirting with his friend Marzia. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father, an eminent professor. Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.
Call Number: DVD CAROL
Publication Date: 2016 (1 videodisc)
Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.
David Bowie Made Me Gay
by Darryl W. Bullock
Call Number: ML3800 B957 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-21
LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community's struggle for acceptance. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time brought to the forefront of popular music. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today.
The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life
by John Baez; Jennifer Howd; Rachel Pepper; Princeton Review Staff
Call Number: LB2343.32 .B225 2007
Publication Date: 2007-09-11
Featuring advice from students and administrators at more than seventy of the nation's top colleges, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life lets you know how to how to thrive on campus as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning student. Including tons of student testimonials and dozens of parent tips, the Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life offers no-nonsense guidance to LGBT students, their families, and allies on how to make the most of their college experience. Learn how you can: ·Find an LGBT-friendly school ·Evaluate administrative policies related to LGBT student life ·Deal with homo/bi/transphobia on campus ·Participate in LGBT student activism ·Get support for your health and safety needs ·Fully integrate yourself into the campus community
by Wendee M. Wechsberg (Editor); James W. Curran
Call Number: RC606.54 H58 2018
Publication Date: 2018-07-02
Tremendous strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of HIV since the disease first appeared in the 1980s. But because many of the people who studied and battled the virus in those early days are now gone, firsthand accounts are at risk of being lost. In HIV Pioneers, Wendee M. Wechsberg collects 29 "first stories" from the outset of the AIDS epidemic. These moving personal narratives and critical historical essays not only shed light on the experiences of global health pioneers, prominent scientists, and HIV survivors, but also preserve valuable lessons for managing the risk and impact of future epidemics.
The Invisible Orientation
by Julie Sondra Decker
Call Number: HQ23 D43 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
In The Invisible Orientation, Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people's experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones.
LGBT Psychology and Mental Health
by Richard Ruth (Editor); Erik Santacruz (Editor)
Call Number: RC451.4 G39 L48 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-27
This cutting-edge guide spotlights some of the most exciting emerging discoveries, trends, and research areas in LGBT psychology, both in science and therapy. * Presents a concise history of LGBT psychology as well as coverage of current LGBT psychology in various subfields, including social, developmental, psychoanalytical, minority psychology, and women's psychology * Addresses issues in the LGBT community ranging from health disparities (physical, biological, and psychological illnesses that disproportionately affect the LGBT community) to addictions and substance abuse, stressors, and emerging policy issues * Includes contributors who are well-known trailblazers and noted experts in the field.
by Salem Press Editors (Editor); Margaret Sonser Breen (Editor)
Call Number: PS153 S39 L43 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-27
This volume examines the relatively new, and expanding, genre of gay and lesbian literature through a diverse set of texts. Essays survey the critical conversation regarding the theme, explore its cultural and historical contexts, and offer close and comparative readings of key texts in the genre. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the theme and its notable authors can explore it in depth through a variety of critical approaches.
Love and Other Hot Beverages
by Laurie Loft
Call Number: PBK 6874
Publication Date: 2017-07-07
After a rough breakup, Todd Addison wants time alone to grieve. While still dreaming of winning back his ex's love, he moves across the country and finds work with a construction company. The last thing he needs is the cute office boy developing a crush on him, especially since he's back in the closet. Sebastián Nye can't help feeling sorry for the obviously brokenhearted Todd. Though rebuffed repeatedly, Sebby chisels away at Todd's resistance, determined to help him forget--a task potentially beyond anyone's capabilities. He never meant to fall for the poor guy, but he does. Hard. Desperate to hold on to Todd, Sebby hatches a sneaky plot guaranteed to end Todd's heartbreak--if Todd doesn't bail and ruin everything. Just when things can't get more complicated, Todd's ex wants him back. And Sebby's abusive ex is just waiting to catch Sebby alone. Todd and Sebby must decide what's worth fighting for, what's worth sacrifice, and what's worth compromise, or their relationship will begin and end with a broken heart.
Love Is Love
by Phil Jimenez (Illustrator); Elsa Charretier (Illustrator); Marc Andreyko
Call Number: PN6727 I39 L68 2016
Publication Date: 2017-01-10
The comic book industry comes together to honor those killed in Orlando this year. From IDW Publishing, with assistance from DC Entertainment, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talents in comics - - mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today's world.
by Jeffrey Eugenides
Call Number: PS3555 U4 M53 2002
Publication Date: 2002-09-04
A dazzling triumph from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides - the astonishing tale of a gene that passes down through three generations of a Greek-American family and flowers in the body of a teenage girl.
Call Number: DVD MILK
Publication Date: 2009 (1 videodisc)
His life changed history, his courage changed lives. Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk.
The Price of Salt
by Patricia Highsmith
Call Number: PS3558 I366 P702016
Publication Date: 2016-05-11
THE PRICE OF SALT is the famous lesbian love story by Patricia Highsmith, written under the pseudonym Claire Morgan. The author became notorious due to the story's latent lesbian content and happy ending, the latter having been unprecedented in homosexual fiction. Highsmith recalled that the novel was inspired by a mysterious woman she happened across in a shop and briefly stalked. Because of the happy ending (or at least an ending with the possibility of happiness) which defied the lesbian pulp formula and because of the unconventional characters that defied stereotypes about homosexuality, THE PRICE OF SALT was popular among lesbians in the 1950s. The book fell out of print but was re-issued and lives on today as a pioneering work of lesbian romance.
The Pride Guide
by Jo Langford
Call Number: HQ76.27 Y68 L36 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
The Pride Guide is an indispensable resource written explicitly for the almost 10 percent of teenagers who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, or any of the unique identities that are not heterosexual/cisgender.
Queer: a Graphic History
by Meg-John Barker; Julia Scheele (Illustrator); Jules Scheele (Illustrator)
Call Number: PN6727 B37 Q44 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-08
Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.
by Vicki L. Eaklor
Call Number: HQ76.3 U5 E35 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Organised with a compelling narrative, this comprehensive history of the GLBT community provides a decade-by-decade overview of major issues and events such as the Harlem Renaissance, changes in military policy, the Stonewall riot, GLBT rights, organisations and alliances, AIDS, same-sex marriage, the media and legal battles. Eaklor brings the steady hand and perspective of an historian to the task of writing history that is both meaningful and relevant to all.
by Clare Croft (Editor)
Call Number: GV1588.6 Q84 2017
Publication Date: 2017-04-28
Queer Dance brings together artists and scholars in a multi-platformed project-book, accompanying website, and live performance series to ask, "How does dancing queerly progressively challenge us?" The artists and scholars whose writing appears in the book and whose performances and filmed interviews appear online stage a range of genders and sexualities that challenge and destabilize social norms. Engaging with dance making, dance scholarship, queer studies, and other fields, Queer Dance asks how identities, communities, and art making and scholarly practices might consider what queer work the body does and can do.
The Stonewall Riots
by Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Call Number: HQ76.8 U5 H55
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Comprehensive account of the 1969 raid on a gay bar by New York City police that sparked protests and inspired the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movement. Explores the atmosphere leading up to the riots, the events, and their legacy.
The Stonewall Uprising
Call Number: DVD STONEWALL
Publication Date: 2011 (1 videodisc)
Tells the story of this critical event in the history of the gay rights movement in America. Viewers will discover how a police raid on a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village called the Stonewall Inn in the summer of 1969 resulted in violent protests and street demonstrations on the streets of New York City.
The Story of Gilbert Baker and the Rainbow Flag
by Gayle E. Pitman; Holly Clifton-Brown (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7 P586 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-01
Gilbert Baker always knew he wanted a life full of color and sparkle. In his small, gray, flat Kansas hometown, he helped his grandma sew and created his own art whenever he could. It wasn't easy; life tried over and over again to make Gilbert conform. But his sparkle always shone through. He dreamed of someday going somewhere as vibrant and colorful as he was. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco during the gay rights movement of the 1970s, Gilbert's story unfolds just like the flag he created: in a riot of color, joy, and pride. Today the flag is everywhere, even in the small town where Gilbert grew up Includes a Reader Note that provides more in-depth discussion of the beginnings of the gay rights movement and a more detailed look into Gilbert Baker's place in our shared history.
Trans* in College
by Kristen A. Renn (Foreword by); Z. Nicolazzo; Stephen John Quaye (Afterword by)
Call Number: LC2574.6 N52 2017
Publication Date: 2016-12-01
This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders.
Transgender History, Second Edition
by Susan Stryker
Call Number: HQ77.9 S77 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
A timely second edition of the classic text on transgender history, with a new introduction and updated material throughout Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-'70s to 1990-the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s. Transgender History includes informative sidebars highlighting quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history and brief biographies of key players, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and discussion of treatments of transgenderism in popular culture.