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On Display at Clarkston: November 2018

A guide for the content of Georgia State Unierversity's Perimeter College Clarkston Library's bulletin board displays.

Novemver 2018 Part I


The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.
directed by Stephan Elliot, produced by Rebel Penfold-Russell and Al Clark, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2007.
Call # DVD PN1997 .A2847 2007
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Alda, Beatrice, et al. Out Late. Educational/non-theatrical version.
First Run Features, 2011.
Call # DVD HQ76.27.O44 O98 2011
This feature film looks at five individuals who made a decisive change later in life-to come out as lesbian, gay, or trans gender, after the age of 55. Why did they wait until their 50's, 60's, or 70's to come out? And what was the turning point that caused each of these people finally to openly declare their sexuality?

Boys Don't Cry. Includes Kimberly Peirce, Jeffrey Sharp, and Andy Bienen,
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2009.
Call # DVD PN1997 .B69 2009
emale-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

But I'm a Cheerleader. Ddirected by Andrea Sperling, produced by Leanna Creel,
Lion's Gate Home Entertainment, 2003.
Call # DVD PN1997 .B8656 2003
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Call me Kuchu. Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright, produced by Malika Zouhali-Worrall,
Docurama, 2013.
Call # DVD HQ76.3.U33 C35 2013
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one, not even the filmmakers, is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes the movement to its core and sends shock waves around the world.

Hockin et. al. Queer as Folk. The Complete Second Season. Collector's edition,
Showtime Entertainment, 2003.
Call # DVD PN1992.77 .Q447
Based on the British series of the same name, Showtime's 'Queer as Folk' presents the American version. Following the lives of five gay men in Pittsburgh, "Queer as Folk" is a riveting drama full of sex, drugs, adventure, friendship and love.

In & Out. Includes Frank Oz, Kevin Kline, and Pual Rudnick,
Paramount, 1998.
Call # DVD PN1997 .I48522 1998
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

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The L Word. Season one. Includes Jennifer Beals, Erin Daniels, and Leisha Hailey,
Showtime Entertainment, 2004.
Call # DVD PN1992.77 .L48 (Seasons 1-Final)
Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Ma Vie en Rose. [My Life in Pink] Directed by Alain Berliner, produced by Chris Vander Stappen,
TriStar Home Video, 1999.
Call # DVD PN1997 .M223 1999
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions.

Maggenti, Maria., et al The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love. Wiedescreen Edition,
New Line Home Entertainment, 2004.
Call # DVD PN1997 .I4855 2004
An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

Raval, P. J. Before You Know It. Produced by Sara Giustini,
Unraval Pictures, 2015.
Call # DVD HQ76.27.O44 B44 2014
With humor and candor, Before You Know It celebrates the bold and brave lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gay marriage rights.

Scagliotti, John., et al. Stonewall: the Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community. 25th Anniversary Edition. Co-director Greta Schiller,
First Run Features, 2010.
Call # DVD HQ76.8.U5 B42 2010
Stonewall chronicles through interviews and historical footage the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s through 1969. Covers many of the milestones in the fight for gay acceptance and equal rights,

Smith, Matthew et. al. Out in the Open. Widescreen,
Breaking Glass Pictures, 2013.
Call # DVD HQ73 .O88 2013
Out In The Open will, for once and for all, destroy the misconceptions, fears, and myths about the LGBTQ community. This documentary is aimed for at risk youth across the world, as well as their families, friends, and teachers.

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LGBTQ History

Beemyn, Jenny. A Queer Capital: a History of Gay Life in Washington, D.C.
Routledge, 2015.
Call # HQ76.3.U52 W182 2015
Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and after World War II, survived some of the harshest anti-gay campaigns in the U.S., and organized to demand equal treatment. Telling the stories of black and white gay communities and individuals, Genny Beemyn shows how race, gender, and class shaped the construction of gay social worlds in a racially segregated city.

Blank, Hanne. Straight: the Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality.
Beacon Press, 2012.
Call # HQ23 .B56 2012
It's surprising that the term "heterosexuality" is less than 150 years old and that heterosexuality's history has never before been written, given how obsessed we are with it. In Straight, independent scholar Hanne Blank delves deep into the contemporary psyche as well as the historical record to chronicle the realm of heterosexual relations--a subject that is anything but straight and narrow.

Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States.
Beacon Press, 2011.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 B696 2011
The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present.

Burgess, Susan. The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues.
CQ Press, 2011.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 B87 2011
In The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues author and gender studies professor Susan Burgess showcases relevant news stories, editorials, and letters to the editor to present the major political, social, and cultural issues that have affected gays and lesbians in the U.S. over the past 150 years.

Carter, David. Stonewall: the Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. 2nd edition,
St. Martin's Press, 2010.
Call # HQ76.8.U5 C37 2010
In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime landscape of the homosexual in society literally overnight. Since then the event itself has become the stuff of legend, with relatively little hard information available on the riots themselves. Now, based on hundreds of interviews, an exhaustive search of public and previously sealed files, and over a decade of intensive research into the history and the topic, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution brings this singular event to vivid life in this, the definitive story of one of history's most singular events.

The New Gay Teenager
Out Late
Look Both Ways
Call me Kuchu

Eaklor, Vicki Lynn. Queer America: a GLBT History of the 20th Century.
Greenwood Press, 2008.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 E35 2008
Perhaps no topic today is politically more divisive than homosexuality, particularly when it is coupled with the deeply rooted concept of civil rights. This work focuses on 20th/21st- century U. S. history as it pertains to GLBT history. Major issues and events such as the Stonewall riot, Don't Ask, Don't Tell in the military, same-sex marriage, gay rights, gay pride, organizations and alliances, AIDS, and legal battles and court cases are discussed. Also included are sidebars highlighting major debates, legal landmarks and key individuals. A timeline and further reading sections concluding each chapter as well as a full bibliography and black and white images enhance the text.

Faderman, Lillian. The Gay Revolution: the Story of the Struggle. 1st edition,
Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Call # HQ76.8.U5 F33 2015
The Gay Revolution begins in the 1950s, when gays and lesbians were criminals, psychiatrists saw them as mentally ill, churches saw them as sinners, and society victimized them with hatred. Against this dark backdrop, a few brave people began to fight back, paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond. Faderman discusses the protests in the 1960s; the counter reaction of the 1970s and early eighties; the decimated but united community during the AIDS epidemic; and the current hurdles for the right to marriage equality.

Foster, Thomas A. Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America.
New York University Press, 2007.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 H57 2007
lthough the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City symbolically mark the start of the gay rights movement, individuals came together long before the modern era to express their same-sex romantic and sexual attraction toward one another, and in a myriad of ways. Some reflected on their desires in quiet solitude, while others endured verbal, physical, and legal harassment for publicly expressing homosexual interest through words or actions.

Madden, Ed, and Candace Chellew-Hodge. Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio.
Hub City Press, 2010.
Call # HQ76.96 .O87 2010
From a small radio studio in the heart of the Deep South, the voices of gay and lesbian Southerners suddenly filled the AM airwaves. "For far too long," the announcer stated, "talk radio airwaves have been dominated by the people who talk about us. Starting this fall, we speak for ourselves!" What began as an experiment--Rainbow Radio, South Carolina's first gay and lesbian radio show--has grown into a grassroots-driven community radio show that, since 2005, has offered diverse, accurate, and often unparalleled stories of gay and lesbian Southerners, their families and their friends

Ridinger, Robert B. Marks. Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000).
Harrington Park Press, 2004.
Call # HQ75.16.U6 S53 2004
This landmark volume collects more than a hundred years of the most important public rhetoric on gay and lesbian subjects. In the days when homosexuality was mentioned only in whispers, a few brave souls stood up to speak for the rights of sexual minorities. In Speaking for Our Lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000), their stirring words have finally been gathered together, along with the political manifestoes, broadsheets, and performance pieces of the gay and lesbian liberation movement.

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Read with pride (and watch with it too!) means fiction, memoir, poetry, and history/current events about those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans and otherwise gender or sexuality noncomforming. The stories include great literature, useful information, laughter, tears, and more.

Growing up LGBTQ

Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens. Revised & updated second ed.,
Free Spirit Publishing, 2011.
Call # HQ76.25 .H84 2011
GLBTQ is the indispensable resource for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning teens - and their allies. In this fully - revised edition, readers will find issues - based information and advice on coming out, legislative initiatives, prejudice, getting support, making healthy choices, school safety, workplace equality, and transgender expression.

Huegel, Kelly. GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens.
Free Spirit Pub., 2003.
Call # HQ76.25 .H84 2003
The teen years are full of challenges. For gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning teens, these challenges can include prejudice, discrimination, rejection, reprisals, insensitive remarks (even among friends and families) and, sometimes, violence. But being a GLBTQ teen can also be fun and enlightening—when you are comfortable with who you are. Author Kelly Huegel understands what GLBT teens want and need to know.

Kulkin, Susan. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out.
Candlewick Press, 2014.
Call # HQ77.9 .K85 2014
groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

Savage, Dan, and Terry Miller. . It Gets Better: Coming out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.
Dutton, 2011.
Call # HQ76.27.Y68 I74 2011
Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, and this is especially true for LGBT kids and teens. In response to a number of tragic suicides by LGBT students, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage uploaded a video to YouTube with his partner, Terry Miller. Speaking openly about the bullying they suffered, and how they both went on to lead rewarding adult lives, their video launched the It Gets Better Project YouTube channel and initiated a worldwide phenomenon.

Savin-Williams, Ritch C. The New Gay Teenager.
Harvard University Press, 2005.
Call # HQ76.25 .S395 2005
Gay, straight, bisexual: how much does sexual orientation matter to a teenager's mental health or sense of identity? In this down-to-earth book, filled with the voices of young people speaking for themselves, Savin-Williams argues that the standard image of gay youth presented by mental health researchers--as depressed, isolated, drug-dependent, even suicidal--may have been exaggerated even twenty years ago, and is far from accurate today.

Williams, Robert, and Ted. Gideonse. From Boys to Men: Gay Men Write about Growing Up. 1st. ed.
Carroll & Graf ed., Carroll & Graf, 2006.
Call # HQ75.7 .F76 2006
More than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages. In these memoirs, coming out is less important than coming of age and coming to the realization that young gay people experience the world in ways quite unlike straight boys.

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LGBTQ Social Issues

Adams, Elizabeth. Going to Heaven: the Life and Election of Bishop Gene Robinson.
Soft Skull Press, 2006.
Call # BX5995.R56 A33 2006
Gene Robinson is the first openly gay bishop in Christendom and his election has set off a worldwide firestorm of reaction. Robinson wore a bulletproof vest to his consecration and has been subjected to death threats for the past several years. However, Robinson's election has also elicited an outpouring of goodwill - everyone from Ellen DeGeneres and Matthew Shepard's mother to Archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken in support of him - and his efforts to articulate a vision of inclusion, tolerance and social justice have been honored with numerous awards including the Leadership Award from the National Gay & Lesbian Taskforce and the Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.

Aizley, Harlyn. Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All.
Beacon Press, 2006.
Call # HQ75.53 .C66 2006
After author Harlyn Aizley gave birth to her daughter, she watched in unanticipated horror as her partner scooped up the baby and said, "I'm your new mommy!" While they both had worked to find the perfect sperm donor, Aizley had spent nine months carrying the baby and hours in labor, so how could her partner claim to be their child's mommy?

Baumgardner, Jennifer. r. Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics. 1st edition.
Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Call # HQ74 .B38 2007
Part memoir, part pop-culture study, Look Both Ways connects the prominent dots of a bisexual community (Alix Kates Shulman, Ani DiFranco, Rebecca Walker, and, of course, Anne Heche) that Baumgardner argues have bridged feminist aims with those of the gay rights movement. Look Both Ways is a compelling and current study in bisexual lives lived secretly and openly, and an exploration of the lessons learned by writers, artists, and activists who have refused the either/or paradigm defended by both gay and straight communities.

Becker, Jo. Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality.
Penguin, 2014.
Call # KF228.H645 B43 2014
A tour de force of groundbreaking reportage by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jo Becker, Forcing the Spring is the definitive account of five remarkable years in American civil rights history: when the United States experienced a tectonic shift on the issue of marriage equality. Beginning with the historical legal challenge of California's ban on same-sex marriage, Becker expands the scope to encompass all aspects of this momentous struggle, offering a gripping behind-the-scenes narrative told with the lightning pace of the greatest legal thrillers.

Bilger, Audrey, and Michele. Kort. Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage.
Seal Press, 2012.
Call # HQ1033 .H47 2012
In Here Come the Brides!, editors Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort gather together the voices of women taking part in—and shaping—this major historical shift. Representing a diversity of points of view in terms of race, class, ethnicity, and gender identification, this collection of essays, stories, and visual images takes a multidimensional look at how opening up the traditional order of "man and wife" to include the possibility of "wife and wife" is altering our social landscape.

Bronski, Michael et. al. You Can Tell Just by Looking: and 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People.
Beacon Press, 2013.
Call # HQ75.5 .B7596 2013
Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives,

Deschamps, David, and Bennett L. Singer. LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers.
The New Press, 2016.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 D47 2017
An essential handbook of myth-busting facts and figures about the real lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

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Gambone, Philip. Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans.
University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
Call # HQ75.2 .G36 2010
For two years, Philip Gambone traveled the length and breadth of the United States, talking candidly with LGBTQ people about their lives. In addition to interviews from David Sedaris, George Takei, Barney Frank, and Tammy Baldwin, Travels in a Gay Nation brings us lesser-known voices—a retired Naval officer, a transgender scholar and “drag king,” a Princeton philosopher, two opera sopranos who happen to be lovers, an indie rock musician, the founder of a gay frat house, and a pair of Vermont garden designers.

Hanway, D. G. A Theology of Gay and Lesbian Inclusion: Love Letters to the Church.
Haworth Pastoral Press, 2006.
Call # BR115.H6 H36 2006
A Theology of Gay and Lesbian Inclusion: Love Letters to the Church challenges traditional church teachings that brand homosexuality as immoral, using pertinent scripture from the central Gospel to promote a full acceptance of gay and lesbian Christians.

Hollander, Barbara Gottfried. Marriage Rights and Gay Rights: Interpreting the Constitution. 1st Edition,
Rosen Publishing, 2015.
Call # KF539 .H65 2015
ne would think that by now the issue of marriage and the simple right for two people who love one another to be together would be settled. Even in the 21st century, people ask, "What is marriage?" Although the word "marriage" isn't even mentioned in the Constitution, readers will learn why this issue has been a subject of debate for years, whether for interracial or same-sex couples. Primary source documents, quotes, and explanations of Supreme Court rulings help set the scene and tell the evolving tale of equality for marriage rights in the United States.

Jacobsen, Joyce P., and Adam. Zeller. Queer Economics: A Reader.
Routledge, 2008
Call # HQ76.3.U5 Q43 2008
he first book to consolidate what has been published, filling a gap in the currently available literature and edited by an expert in the field, it contains a brief introductory essay; setting-out the reasons for and aims of the project, and a short section introduction; defining the topic at hand and introducing each of the key readings.

James, G. Winston., and Lisa C. Moore. Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity. 1st Edition.
RedBone Press, 2006.
Call # HQ76.27.A37 S68 2006
In Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity, more than 40 writers address the question of how we, as same-gender-loving black people, affirm ourselves as sexual and spiritual people. These sacred narratives are a canon for our survival--holy texts proclaiming the divinity of our lives, the righteousness of our love, and the sanctity of our being. Spirited is a must-read for those on a journey toward spiritual and self-acceptance.

Johnson, E. Patrick. Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South.
University of North Carolina Press, 2008.
Call # HQ76.27.A37 J64 2008
Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South, Sweet Tea collects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes…

Kaplan, Roberta A., and Lisa Dickey. Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA.
W.W. Norton, 2015.
Call # KF229.W56 K37 2015
In this gripping, definitive account of one of our nation's most significant civil rights victories--named a Ms. Magazine Top 10 Feminist Book of 2015 and a National Law JournalTop 10 Supreme Court Aficionado Book of 2015--Kaplan describes meeting Windsor and their journey together to defeat DOMA. She shares the behind-the-scenes highs and lows, the excitement and the worries, and provides intriguing insights into her historic argument before the Supreme Court. A critical and previously untold part of the narrative is Kaplan's own personal story, including her struggle for self-acceptance in order to create a loving family of her own.

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King, J. L. On the down Low: a Journey into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep with Men.
Broadway Books, 2004.
Call # HQ74.2.U5 K56 2004
A bold exposé of the controversial secret that has potentially dire consequences in many African American communities Delivering the first frank and thorough investigation of life "on the down low" (the DL), J. L. King exposes a closeted culture of sex between black men who lead "straight" lives.

Klarman, Michael J. From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage.
Oxford University Press, 2014.
Call # KF539 .K58 2014
If most young people support gay marriage, and if there are clear indicators that a majority of the population will support it in the very near future, why is the backlash so strong? As Michael Klarman will show in From the Closet to the Altar, it is because its proponents have adopted a court-centered approach for advancing their cause. In many states, advocates have taken to the courts and argued that bans on gay marriage are denials of civil rights. They have followed the path of earlier civil rights advocates, who also chose the court rather than the political arena as a forum to decide issues. But as Klarman shows, this tactic comes with clear costs. Using the courts to leapfrog public opinion can actually set a cause back because court decisions generate backlashes. Usually, judges are neither elected nor beholden to public opinion, and they are easily pegged as unaccountable elites by opponents. Klarman, who has examined virtually every state-level judicial decision and all of the legislative attempts to overturn same-sex marriage, contends that the movement has in many respects not only hurt its own cause by generating populist backlash, but has created a countervailing social movement that works against progressive causes on a host of other issues.

Mallon, Gerald P. Gay Men Choosing Parenthood.
Columbia University Press, 2004.
Call # HQ76.2.U5 M313 2004
Gay parenting is a topic on which almost everyone has an opinion but almost nobody has any facts. Here at last is a book based on a thorough review of the literature, as well as interviews with a pioneering group of men who in the 1980s chose to become fathers outside the boundaries of a heterosexual union—through foster care, adoption, and other kinship relationships.

McHugh, Erin. The L Life: Extraordinary Lesbians Making a Difference.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011.
Call # HQ75.3 .M385 2011
There have been few cultural touchstones to open people’s eyes to everyday lesbian life—until now. Through fascinating interviews and stunning portrait photography, The L Life introduces us to the women who are changing our view of the world.

Miller, Amie Klempnauer. She Looks Just like You: a Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood.
Beacon Press, 2010.
Call # HQ75.53 .M65 2010
As a midwestern, station wagon-driving, stay-at-home mom—and as a nonbiological lesbian mother—Miller both defines and defies the norm. Like new parents everywhere, she wrestled with the anxieties and challenges of first-time parenthood-including neurotic convictions that her child was chronically ill and the muddled confusion of sleeplessness. But unlike most mothers, she experienced pregnancy and birth only vicariously. Unlike biological parents, she had to stand before a judge to adopt her own daughter. And unlike most straight parents, she wondered how to respond when strangers gushed, "I bet Daddy's proud," or "She has your eyes."

Pierceson, Jason. Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: the Road to the Supreme Court. Updated Edition.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
Call # HQ1034.U5 P54 2014
Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue's ascent from nowhere to near the top of the national political agenda. Same Sex Marriage in the United States tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years. This book aids in a classroom examination of the legal, political, and social developments surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage in the United States.

Reid-Pharr, Robert. Black Gay Man: Essays.
New York University Press, 2001.
Call # HQ76.2.U5 R45 2001
At turns autobiographical, political, literary, erotic, and humorous, Black Gay Man will spoil our preconceived notions of not only what it means to be black, gay and male but also what it means to be a contemporary intellectual. Both a celebration of black gay male identity as well as a powerful critique of the structures that allow for the production of that identity, Black Gay Man introduces the eloquent new voice of Robert Reid-Pharr in cultural criticism.

Signorile, Michelangelo, and ProQuest. It's Not over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Call # HQ76.3.U5 S535 2015
arriage equality is the law of the land. Closet doors have burst open in business, entertainment, and even major league sports. But as Michelangelo Signorile argues in his most provocative book yet, the excitement of such breathless change makes this moment more dangerous than ever. Signorile marshals stinging evidence that an age-old hatred, homophobia, is still a basic fact of American life. He exposes the bigotry of the brewing religious conservative backlash against LGBT rights and challenges the complacency and hypocrisy of supposed allies in Washington, the media, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood. Just as racism did not disappear with the end of Jim Crow laws or the election of Barack Obama, discrimination and hostility toward gay Americans hasn’t vanished simply by virtue of a Supreme Court decision.

Solomon, Marc. Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits -- and Won.
ForEdge. 2014.
Call # HQ1034.U5 S65 2014
In 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 decade since the landmark Massachusetts ruling guaranteeing marriage for same-sex couples for the first time. From the gritty battles in the state legislatures of Massachusetts and New York to the devastating loss at the ballot box in California in 2008 and subsequent ballot wins in 2012 to the joyous victories of securing President ObamaÕs support and prevailing in the Supreme Court, Marc Solomon has been at the center of one of the great civil and human rights movements of our time. Winning Marriage recounts the struggle with some of the world's most powerful forces, the Catholic hierarchy, the religious right, and cynical ultraconservative political operatives, and the movemen's eventual triumph.

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November 2018 Part II

Transgender, Gender Fluid, Gender Queer, Nonbinary, and Asexuality Issues

Beemyn, Genny, and Sue Rankin. The Lives of Transgender People.
Columbia University Press, 2011.
Call # HQ77.95.U6 B44 2011
Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey, one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S., on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation.

Cronn-Mills, Kirstin. Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices.
Twenty-First Century Books, 2015.
Call # HQ77.95.U6 C76 2015
Transgender Lives helps you understand what it means to be transgender in America while learning more about transgender history, the broad spectrum of transgender identities, and the transition process. You'll explore the challenges transgender Americans face, including discrimination, prejudice, bullying and violence, unequal access to medical care, and limited legal protections. For transgender readers, these stories offer support and encouragement. Transgender Lives is a space for trans* voices to be heard and to express the complexities of gender while focusing on what it means to be human.

Decker, Julie Sondra. The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality.
Carrel Books, 2014.
Call # HQ23 .D43 2014
This book is a helpful primer on the orientation of asexuality. I especially appreciated Decker's care and breadth in defining terms, including those not specifically limited to the asexuality spectrum. There was a bit of repetition and it did feel like the issue was being treated (if possible) too gingerly. I came away feeling like those who identify as asexual should expect some level of persecution and I think a bit less of the padding for the sake of inclusion could have benefitted the narrative. Overall, this is a quick read and a great introduction and reference for just about anyone, whether he/she (ze) identifies as a-spec or not.

Garbacik, Jaimee, and Jeffrey Lewis. Gender & Sexuality for Beginners.1st Edition.
For Beginners, 2013.
Call # HQ1075 .G365 2013
ender & Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Gender & Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories and the ways in which the sex-gender system oppresses us all.

Girshick, Lori B. Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men.
niversity Press of New England, 2008.
Call # HQ77.7 .G57 2008
Synopsis: In this extraordinary book, based on 150 in-depth interviews, Lori B. Girshick, a sociologist and social justice activist, brings together the voices of sex- and gender-diverse people who speak with absolute candor about their lives. Girshick presents transpeople speaking in their own voices about identity, coming out, passing, sexual orientation, relationship negotiations and the dynamics of attraction, homophobia (including internalized fears), and bullying. She exposes the guilt and the shame that "gender police" use in their attempts to exert control and points out the many ways transpeople are discriminated against in daily life, from filling out identification documents to gender-segregated bathrooms.

Jennings, Jazz. Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender Teen).1st Edition.
Crown, 2016.
Call # HQ77.8.J47 A3 2016
Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later, her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series--I Am Jazz--making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults.

Here come the Brides
Beyond Magenta
Just Like You
Invisible Orientation

Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & so Much More. 1st Papkerback Edition.
Atria, 2014.
Call # HQ77.8.M63 A3 2014b
In her profound and courageous New York Times bestseller, Janet Mock establishes herself as a resounding and inspirational voice for the transgender community—and anyone fighting to define themselves on their own terms.

Stryker, Susan. Transgender History.
Seal Press, 2008.
Call # HQ77.9 .S77 2008
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.

Teich, Nicholas M. Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue.
Columbia University Press, 2012.
Call # HQ77.9 .T45 2012
Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes. They describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends, the relationship between sexual orientation, and gender and the differences between transsexualism and lesser-known types of transgenderism.

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LGBTQ Poetry

Bishop, Elizabeth. The Complete Poems, 1927-1979.
Farrar Straus Giroux, 1983.
Call # PS3503 .I785 1983
Elizabeth Bishop often complained that her poetic output was inadequate, but in truth, she never wrote (or, rather, published) a bad poem in her lifetime, and her final product resembles a series of crystalline jewels on a string--absolutely delicious and evocative and inventive.

Bishop, Elizabeth. Poems, Prose, and Letters.
Penguin Putnam, 2008.
Call # PS3503.I785 A6 2008
Poems, Prose, and Letters brings together as well most of her published prose writings, including stories; reminiscences; travel writing about the places (Nova Scotia, Florida, Brazil) that so profoundly marked her poetry; and literary essays and statements, including a number of pieces published here for the first time. The book is rounded out with a selection of Bishop's irresistibly engaging and self-revelatory letters.

Bishop, Elizabeth. Questions of Travel; [Poems].
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.
Call # PS3503.I785 Q4
A place based volume of poetry. Half the poems are inspired by Brazil, and half describe other places real and imagined.
Eileen H. Kramer

Doty, Mark. Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems.1st Edition.
Harper, 2008.
Call # PS3554.O798 F57 2008
Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of contemporary American poetry's most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our time.

Garci?a Lorca, Federico. The Poet in New York. Revise Edition.
The Noonday Press, 1998.
Call # PQ6613.A763 P6313 1998
Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929–30, Poet in New York is one of the most important books he produced, and certainly one of the most important books ever published about New York City. Indeed, it is a book that changed the direction of poetry in both Spain and the Americas, a pathbreaking and defining work of modern literature.

Garci?a Lorca, Federico. Selected Poems.
New Directions, 1955.
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he Selected Poems of Federico García Lorca has introduced generations of American readers to mesmerizing poetry since 1955. Lorca (1898-1937) is admired all over the world for the lyricism, immediacy and clarity of his poetry, as well as for his ability to encompass techniques of the symbolist movement with deeper psychological shadings. But Lorca's poems are, most of all, admired for their beauty.

Garci?a Lorca, Federico, and Christopher. Maurer. A Season in Granada: Uncollected Poems & Prose.
Anvil Press Poetry, 1998.
Call # PQ6613.A763 A259 1998
A Season in Granada brings together poems, essays and excerpts from letters by the great twentieth-century poet Federico García Lorca, including two sequences of poems and an essay previously unpublished in English. The writings form a dazzling, elegiac celebration of the city of Granada, where Lorca grew up, where he studied, and to which he returned frequently in his life and in his imagination. And where he would die.

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Ginsberg, Allen. Howl and Other Poems.
City Lights Books, 1996.
Call # PS3513.I74 H6 1996
Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems was originally published by City Lights Books in the Fall of 1956. Subsequently seized by U.S. customs and the San Francisco police, it was the subject of a long court trail at which a series of poets and professors persuaded the court that the book was not obscene. Howl & Other Poems is the single most influential poetic work of the post-World War II era, with over 1,000,000 copies now in print.

Ginsberg, Allen. Planet News, 1961-1967. 1st American Edition.
City Lights Books, 1968.
Call # PS3513.I74 P6 1968
Planet News collecting seven years' Poesy scribed to 1967 begins with electronic politics disassociation & messianic rhapsody TV Baby in New York, continues picaresque around the globe, elan perceptions notated at Mediterranean, Galilee & Ganges till next breakthrough, comedown Poem at heart & soul last days in Asia...with democratic eyeball particulars-book closes on politics to exorcise Pentagon phantoms who cover Earth with dung-colored gas.

Ginsberg, Allen. Selected Poems, 1947-1995.1st Edition.
Harper Perennial, 1997.
Call # PS3513.I74 A6 1997
Assembled by Allen Ginsberg, Selected Poems 1947-1995 is the definitive collection of the best works of one of the most influential and revolutionary poets of the twentieth century.

Ginsberg, Allen, and Eric Drooker Howl: A Graphic Novel.
Harper Perennial, 2010.
Call # Graphic Novels PN6727.D76 H69 2010
ntends to attack what the author saw as the destructive forces of materialism and conformity in the United States at the time of Beat movement, and takes on issues of sex, drugs and race, simultaneously creating what would become the poetic anthem for US counterculture.

Ginsberg, Allen, and Michael Schumacher. The Essential Ginsberg. 1st Edition.
arper Perennial, 2015.
Call # PS3513.I74 A6 2015
eaturing the legendary and groundbreaking poem “Howl,” this remarkable volume showcases a selection of Allen Ginsberg’s poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews and contains sixteen pages of his personal photographs.

Hughes, Langston. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. 1st. Edition.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
Call # PS3515.U274 A8
In this work, Hughes attempts to fuse words and music, providing musical notations and instructions for accompaniment. The basic theme was again the deferred dream of civil rights in America and the world at large.
Roessel, David. "(James) Langston Hughes." American Writers, Retrospective. Supplement 1, edited by A. Walton Litz and Molly Weigel, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. Literature Resource Center, . Accessed 2 Nov. 2018.

Hughes, Langston. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. 1st Edition.
Random House, 1994.
Call # PS3515.U274 A17 1994
Here, for the first time, are all the poems that Langston Hughes published during his lifetime, arranged in the general order in which he wrote them and annotated by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel.

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Hughes, Langston. The Langston Hughes Reader : The Selected Writings of Langston Hughes.
G. Braziller, 1958.
Call # PS3515.U274 A6 1958
First published in 1958, this compilation of the writings of Langston Hughes is drawn from every category of his prodigious literary achievement. It combines highlights of the novels, stories, plays, poems, songs, and essays that have established his commanding position in world literature.

Hughes, Langston. The Panther & the Lash: Poems of Our Times. 1st Edition.
Knopf, 1967.
Call # PS3515.U274 P3
rom the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America’s acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience—and suffering—of African Americans in a voice that no reader, black or white, could fail to hear. In this, his last collection of verse, Hughes’s voice is more pointed than ever before, as he explicitly addresses the racial politics of the sixties in such pieces as “Prime,” “Motto,” “Dream Deferred,” “Frederick Douglass: 1817-1895,” “Still Here,” “Birmingham Sunday,” “History,” “Slave,” “Warning,” and “Daybreak in Alabama.” Sometimes ironic, sometimes bitter, always powerful, the poems in The Panther and the Lash are the last testament of a great American writer who grappled fearlessly and artfully with the most compelling issues of his time.

Hughes, Langston. Vintage Hughes.
Vintage Books, 2004.
Call # PS3515.U274 A6 2004
rguably the most important writer to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ‘30s, Langston Hughes was a great poet and a shrewd and lively storyteller. His work blends elements of blues and jazz, speech and song, into a triumphant and wholly original idiom.

Jones, Saeed. Prelude to Bruise.
Coffee House Press, 2014.
Call # PS3610.O6279 P74 2014
Prelude to Bruise works its tempestuous mojo just under the skin, wreaking a sweet havoc and rearranging the pulse. These poems don't dole out mercy. Mr. Jones undoubtedly dipped his pen in fierce before crafting these stanzas that rock like backslap. Straighten your skirt, children. The doors of the church are open.

Jordan, June. Kissing God Goodbye: Poems, 1991-1997.
Anchor Books, 1997.
Call # PS3560.O73 K57 1997
June Jordan's many selves, as poet, essayist, feminist, and activist come together here in a collection of poetry that is alternately lyrical, magical, shockingly spare, pungently political, yet universally resonate. Beautiful love poems are interspersed with poems about Bosnia, Africa, urban America, Clarence Thomas, affirmative action, her mother's suicide, and Jordan's bout with breast cancer.

Lorde Audre. The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde. 1st Edition.
W.W. Norton, 1997.
Call # PS3562.O75 A17 1997
A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.

Lorde, Audre. The Marvelous Arithmetics of Distance: Poems 1987-1992. 1st Edition.
W. W. Norton, 1993.
Call # PS3562.O75 M37 1993
This collection, 39 poems written between 1987 and 1992, is the final volume by "a major American poet whose concerns are international, and whose words have left their mark on many lives, in the words of Adrienne Rich. Audre Lorde (1934-1992) was the author of ten volumes of poetry and five works of prose.

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Rich, Adrienne. Collected Early Poems, 1950-1970. 1st Edition.
W.W. Norton, 1993.
Call # PS3535.I233 A6 1993
More than 200 poems collected from Adrienne Rich's first six books, plus a dozen others of those decades.

Rich, Andrienne. Diving into the Wreck: Poems, 1971-1972.
W. W. Norton, 1994.
Call # PS3535.I233 D58 1994
In her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim—to discover—what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored.

Rich, Adrienne. The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977. 1st Edition.
W. W. Norton, 1978.
Call # PS3535.I233 D7 1978
The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman’s heart and mind in language for everybody—language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this.

Rich, Adrienne. The School among the Ruins: Poems, 2000-2004. 1st Edition.
W. W. Norton, 2004.
Call # PS3535.I233 S36 2004
In this new collection Adrienne Rich confronts dislocations and upheavals in the United States at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The title poem, in a young schoolteacher's voice, evokes the lessons that children ("Not of course here") learn amid violence and hatred, "when the whole town flinches / blood on the undersole thickening to glass." "Usonian Journals 2000" intercuts faces and conversations, building to a dystopic/utopic vision. Throughout these fierce and musical poems, Rich traces the imprint of a public crisis on individual experience: personal lives bent by collective realities, language itself held to account.

Rich, Adrienne, and Jane Cooper. Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems, 1991-1995. 1st Edition.
W.W. Norton, 1995.
Call # PS3535.I233 D37 1995
theater of voices of men and women, the dead and the living, over time and across continents, the poems of Dark Fields of the Republic take conversations, imaginary and real, actions taken for better or worse, out of histories and songs to extend the poet's reach of witness and power of connection--and then invites the reader to participate.

Vuong, Ocean, and Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry. Night Sky with Exit Wounds.
Copper Canyon Press, 2016.
Call # PS3622.U96 A6 2016
This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.

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Read with pride (and watch with it too!) means fiction, memoir, poetry, and history/current events about those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans and otherwise gender or sexuality noncomforming. The stories include great literature, useful information, laughter, tears, and more.

LGBTQ Fiction and Graphic Novels

Allison, John, et al. Giant Days.
Boom! Studios, 2015.
Call # Graphic Novels PN6738.G45 A45 2015
Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit; and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. While the girls seem very different, they become fast friends during their first week of university. And it’s a good thing they do, because in the giant adventure that is college, a friend who has your back is key—something Daisy discovers when she gets a little too involved in her extracurricular club, the Yogic Brethren of Zoise. When she starts acting strange and life around campus gets even stranger (missing students, secret handshakes, monogrammed robes everywhere . . .), Esther and Susan decide it’s up to them to investigate the weirdness and save their friend.

Baldwin, James. Giovanni's Room.
Dell, 1985.
Call # PS3552.A45 G5 1985
When David meets the sensual Giovanni in a bohemian bar, he is swept into a passionate love affair. But his girlfriend's return to Paris destroys everything. Unable to admit to the truth, David pretends the liaison never happened - while Giovanni's life descends into tragedy.

Bechdel, Alison. The Essential Dykes to Watch out For.
Houghton MIfflin Harcourt, 2008.
Call # Graphic Novels PN6728.D94 B475 2008
From the author of Fun Home -- the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others.

Burd, Nick. The Vast Fields of Ordinary.
Dial Books, 2009.
Call # PS3602.U736 V3 2009
It's Dade's last summer at home. He has a crappy job at Food World, a boyfriend who won't publicly acknowledge his existence (maybe because Pablo also has a girlfriend), and [his] parents on the verge of a divorce. College is Dade's shining beacon of possibility, a horizon to keep him from floating away. Then he meets the mysterious Alex Kincaid. Falling in real love finally lets Dade come out of the closet and, ironically, ignites a ruthless passion in Pablo. But just when true happiness has set in, tragedy shatters the dreamy curtain of summer, and Dade will use every ounce of strength he's gained to break from his past and start fresh with the future.

Butler, Octavia E. Seed to Harvest.
Hachette Books, 2097.
Call # PS3552.U827 S44 2007
In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The other is Doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of stealing the bodies of others when his wears out. Together they will change the world. Over the next three centuries, Doro mounts a colossal selective breeding project, attempting to create a master race of telepaths. He succeeds beyond his wildest dreams, splitting the human race down the middle and establishing a new world order dominated by the most manipulative minds on Earth.

Cruse, Howard, and Tony Kushner. Stuck Rubber Baby.
Paradox Press, 1995.
Call # Graphic Novels PN6727.C74 S86 1995
The groundbreaking, award-winning semi-autobiographical graphic novel returns in a new edition featuring an introduction by Alison Bechdel, award winning author of Fun Home. In the 1960s American South, a young gas-station attendant named Toland Polk is rejected from the Army draft for admitting "homosexual tendencies," and falls in with a close-knit group of young locals yearning to break from the conformity of their hometown through civil rights activism, folk music and upstart communality of race-mixing, gay-friendly nightclubs. Toland's story is both deeply personal and epic in scope, as his search for identity plays out against the brutal fight over segregation, an unplanned pregnancy and small-town bigotry, aided by an unforgettable supporting cast.

Eagland, Jane., et al. Wildthorn. 1st Edition.
Houghton Mifflin, 2010.
Call # PR6105.A45 W55 2010
They strip her naked, of everything—undo her whalebone corset, hook by hook. Locked away in Wildthorn Hall—a madhouse—they take her identity. She is now called Lucy Childs. She has no one; she has nothing. But, she is still seventeen—still Louisa Cosgrove, isn't she? Who has done this unthinkable deed? Louisa must free herself, in more ways than one, and muster up the courage to be her true self, all the while solving her own twisted mystery and falling into an unconventional love . . .

Boys to Men  Giovanni's Room  A Queer Capital

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Garsee, Jeannine. Say the Word. Paperback Edition.
Bloomsbury, 2011.
Call # PS3607.A7745 S29 2011
Perfectionist Shawna dates the right boys, gets good grades, and follows her father's every rule. So when her estranged lesbian mother dies, Shawna needs to figure out how to have the perfect reaction. But anger from being abandoned ten years ago, combined with the introduction of her mother's other family, threatens to leave Shawna spinning out of control. A relatable and honest teen voice-and a shocking secret-make this novel a true page-turner.

Girard, M.E. Girl Mans Up. 1st Edition.
HarperCollins, 2016.
Call # PR9199.4.G573 G57 2016
All Pen wants is to be the kind of girl she’s always been. So why does everyone have a problem with it? They think the way she looks and acts means she’s trying to be a boy—that she should quit trying to be something she’s not. If she dresses like a girl, and does what her folks want, it will show respect. If she takes orders and does what her friend Colby wants, it will show her loyalty.

Grimsley, Jim. Comfort and Joy: A Novel. 1st Edition.
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1999.
Call # PS3557.R4949 C6 1999
Ford McKinney leads a charmed life: he's a young doctor possessing good looks, good breeding, and money. He comes from an old Savannah family where his parents, attentive to his future, focus their energies on finding their son--their golden boy--a girl to marry. But how charmed is this life when Ford's own heart suspects that he is not meant to spend his life with a woman? His suspicions are confirmed when he meets Dan Crell.

Harmon, Michael B. The Last Exit to Normal. 1st Edition.
Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Call # PS3608.A7488 L37 2008
It's true: After 17-year-old Ben’s father announces he’s gay and the family splits apart, Ben does everything he can to tick him off: skip school, smoke pot, skateboard nonstop, get arrested. But he never thinks he’ll end up yanked out of his city life and plunked down into a small Montana town with his dad and Edward, the Boyfriend. As if it’s not bad enough living in a hick town with spiked hair, a skateboard habit, and two dads, he soon realizes something’s not quite right with Billy, the boy next door.

Harris, E. Lynn. I Say a Little Prayer: A Novel 1st Edition
Doubleday, 2006.
Call # PS3558.A64438 I17 2006
Chauncey Greer, the suave and successful owner of the Cute Boy Greeting Card Company, never wants for the attention of guys just as hot as he is. After a couple of bad dates Chauncey finds himself in church, where the minister's message inspires him to return to the singing career he had launched as a teenager. Things heat up when Chauncey's rediscovered singing talent lands him in the middle of a protest over homophobia in the black church, and Chauncey's old singing partner–and former lover–makes a dramatic and unexpected entrance.

Horner, Emily. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend: A Novel.
Dial Books, 2010.
Call # PS3608.O764 L68 2010
For months, Cass has heard her best friend, Julia, whisper about a secret project. When Julia dies in a car accident, her drama friends decide to bring the project, a musical called Totally Sweet Ninja Death Squad, to fruition. But Cass isn't a drama person. She can't take a summer of painting sets, and she won't spend long hours with Heather, the girl who made her miserable all through middle school and has somehow landed the leading role. So Cass takes off. In alternating chapters, she spends the first part of summer on a cross-country bike trip and the rest swallowing her pride, making props, and, of all things, falling for Heather.

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Katcher, Brian. Almost Perfect. 1st Trade Paperback Edition.
Delacorte Press, 2010.
Call # PS3611.A7884 A5 2010
Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his small-town high school. Sage Hendricks befriends Logan at a time when he no longer trusts or believes in people. Sage has been homeschooled for a number of years and her parents have forbidden her to date anyone, but she won't tell Logan why. One day, Logan acts on his growing feelings for Sage. Moments later, he wishes he never had. Sage finally discloses her big secret: she's actually a boy. Enraged, frightened, and feeling betrayed, Logan lashes out at Sage and disowns her. But once Logan comes to terms with what happened, he reaches out to Sage in an attempt to understand her situation. But Logan has no idea how rocky the road back to friendship will be.

Konigsberg, Bill. Openly Straight.1st Edition.
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013.
Call # PS3611.O58475 O64 2013
afe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy.

Nelson, Jandy. I'll Give you the Sun.
Dial Books, 2014.
Call # PS3614.E44573 I45 2014
At first, Jude and her twin brother are Noah and Jude; inseparable. Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude wears red-red lipstick, cliff-dives, and does all the talking for both of them. Years later, they are barely speaking. Something has happened to change the twins in different yet equally devastating ways . . . but then Jude meets an intriguing, irresistible boy and a mysterious new mentor.

Parent, Dan., and Rich. Koslowski. Archie's Pal Kevin.
Archie Comic Publications, 2012.
Call # Graphic Novels PN6728.A72 P36 2012
Read all about Kevin's introduction to the world of Riverdale! Journey into the mind and heart of Riverdale's newest resident.

Reardon, Robin. Thinking Straight.
Kensington Books, 2008.
Call # PS3618.E2256 T45 2008
If only Taylor Adams had kept on lying to his parents, none of this would have happened. He wouldn't have been shipped off to Straight to God, an institution devoted to "deprogramming" troubled teenagers and ridding them of their vices--whether it's drugs, violence, or in Taylor's case, other boys. Not that Taylor has a problem with being gay, or with reconciling his love for God with his love for his boyfriend Will. . .

Sanz, Benjamin Alire., et al. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.
Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Call # PS3569.A27 A75 2012
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.

Queer Economics  His Own Where  Vast Fields of Ordinary

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