These books can be found in the Pride display in the Library during the month of June and in the LGBT History Month display during the month of October.
Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex by Angela Chen
Call Number: HQ21 .C456 2020
What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face -- confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships -- are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the “A” of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy.
America Through Transgender Eyes by J. E. Sumerau and Lain A. B. Mathers
Call Number: HQ77.95 .U6 S86 2019
America through Transgender Eyes provides an opportunity for readers to look at American society through the eyes of transgender people at a time when movements for and against transgender people permeate socio-political discussions throughout the nation. This book provides readers with important insights into the beauty and struggle of transgender people, identities, experiences, and relationships.
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
Call Number: HQ77.95 .U6 N87 2015
The inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all. A New York Times bestseller.
Being Transgender: What You Should Know by Thomas E. Bevan
Call Number: HQ77.9 .B48 2017
Written for general audiences, this unprecedented book comprehensively answers many questions about being transgender with current experiential and scientific information, including the evidence for a biological transgender predisposition. Offers information derived from the author's review of more than 3,000 source articles and books across 22 scientific disciplines across more than 11 years-a repository of information that is likely the most comprehensive on transgender science.
Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak O by Susan Kuklin
Call Number: HQ77.9 .K85 2015
A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.
The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes who Changed the World by Mason Funk
Call Number: HQ73.3 .U6 F86 2019
The Book of Pride captures the true story of the gay rights movement from the 1960s to the present, through richly detailed, stunning interviews with the leaders, activists, and ordinary people who witnessed the movement and made it happen.
Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods by Michael Shelton
Call Number: HQ75.28 .U6 S54 2013
Family Pride is the first book for queer parents, families, and allies that emphasizes community safety. Drawing on his years as a dedicated community activist and on the experiences of LGBT parents, Michael Shelton offers concrete strategies that LGBT families can use to intervene in and resolve difficult community issues, teach their children resiliency skills, and find safe and respectful programs for their children.
The Gay 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present by Paul Russell
Call Number: HQ75.2 .R87 1995
Gay men and lesbians can claim a rich history. But how is that varied and evolving culture defined? What individuals, both past and present, have helped shape gay and lesbian identity as we currently understand it? Who, exactly, are the homosexual men and women who have paved the way for gay men and lesbians to be who and where they are today? Spanning 2,400 years of history, The Gay 100 charts the range, diversity, and possibilities of gay and lesbian life.
The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman
Call Number: HQ76.8 .U5 F33 2015
A chronicle of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian and transgender rights draws on interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists and members of the LGBT community to document the cause's struggles since the 1950s.
A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook by Sam Killermann
Call Number: HQ21 .K56 2017
Where do we start, when it comes to learning about something that's everywhere, infused into everything, and is often one of the primary lenses through which we see ourselves and others? When it comes to understanding gender, it's best to begin with deep breath, then with section one of this book by social justice advocate Sam Killermann, who uses clear language, helpful examples, and a bit of humor to help the medicine go down.
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julie Sondra Decker
Call Number: HQ23 .D43 2014
The Invisible Orientation is my nonfiction project about the lesser-known orientation of asexuality. It attempts to shed light on the struggles and experiences of the approximate 1% of the population who lack sexual attraction or sexual inclination toward others, providing information, resources, and tips for both asexual people and those who want to understand them.
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (Editors)
Call Number: HQ76.27.Y68 I74 2011
It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living is a New York Times bestselling collection of original essays and expanded testimonials written for LGBTQ+ teens by celebrities (like Sia), political leaders (like Barack Obama), and everyday people.
LGBT Youth in America's Schools by Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill
Call Number: LC2575 .C54 2012
Jason Cianciotto and Sean Cahill, experts on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender public policy advocacy, combine an accessible review of social science research with analyses of school practices and local, state, and federal laws that affect LGBT students. In addition, portraits of LGBT youth and their experiences with discrimination at school bring human faces to the issues the authors discuss.
Mom, Dad. I'm Gay. How Families Negotiate Coming Out by Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Call Number: HQ76.25 .S39 2001
Drawing from over 150 original interviews with teens, psychologist Ritch Savin-Williams separates fact from fiction in this survey of coming out experiences. Drawing from existing developmental research, he illustrates the wide range of family reactions and discusses the factors that determine how parents come to terms with the disclosure over time. He reveals that the coming out experience is greatly influenced by gender, and chapters highlight common mother–daughter, mother–son, father–daughter, and father–son dynamics.
Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America by Margot Canaday
Call Number: HF5549.5.S47 C36 2023
Workplaces have traditionally been viewed as “straight spaces” in which queer people passed. As a result, historians have directed limited attention to the experiences of queer people on the job. Queer Career rectifies this, offering an expansive historical look at sexual minorities in the modern American workforce. Arguing that queer workers were more visible than hidden and, against the backdrop of state aggression, vulnerable to employer exploitation, Margot Canaday positions employment and fear of job loss as central to gay life in postwar America.
Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and Transgenders by Keith Stern
Call Number: HQ75.13 .S74 2009
Queers in History is the first comprehensive biographical compendium of important historical and contemporary figures who were/are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. From Egyptian pharaohs, Catholic popes, and Abraham Lincoln to Bishop Gene Robinson, Neil Patrick Harris, and Angelina Jolie, Queers in History brings these figures, from their work to their sexuality, to life.
Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman
Call Number: HQ76.8 .U5 H57 2012
Supreme Court lawyer and political pundit Linda Hirshman details the stunning story of how a resourceful and dedicated minority transformed the notion of American marriage equality and forged a campaign for cultural change that will serve as a model for all future political movements.
Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits—and Won by Marc Solomon
Call Number: HQ1035.U6 S65 2014
In this updated, paperback edition of Winning Marriage, Marc Solomon, a veteran leader in the movement for marriage equality, gives the reader a seat at the strategy-setting and decision-making table in the campaign to win and protect the freedom to marry. With depth and grace he reveals the inner workings of the advocacy movement that has championed and protected advances won in legislative, court, and electoral battles over the years since the landmark Massachusetts ruling guaranteeing marriage for same-sex couples for the first time.