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LGBTQ and Society

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LGBTQ and Gender 

  • Bechdel, Alison. Dykes to Watch Out For. Firebrand Books, 1990.
  • Between the Lines: An Anthology by Pacific/Asian Lesbians of Santa Cruz, California. Ed. C. Chung, A. Kim, & A.K. Lemeshwesky. Dancing Bird Press, 1987.
  • Biren, Joan E. Making a Way: Lesbians Out Front.
  • Butler, Judith. Undoing Gender. Routledge, 2004.
  • Cade, Cathy. A Lesbian Photo Album: The Lives of Seven Lesbian Feminists. Waterwoman Books, 1987.
  • Caster, Wendy. The Lesbian Sex Book. Alyson Publications, Inc., 1993.
  • Compañeras: Latina Lesbians (An Anthology). Ed. Juanita Ramos. Latina Lesbian History Project, 1987.
  • Cornwell, Anita. Black Lesbian in White America. Naiad Press, 1983.
  • Curry, Hayden and Denis Clifford. A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. Nolo Press, 1984.
  • Dawson, Jeff. Gay and Lesbian Online: Your Indispensable Guide to Cruising the Queer Web. Alyson Publications, Inc., 1998.
  • Fadermann, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present. William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1981.
  • Feinberg, Leslie. Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue. Beacon Press, 1998.
  • Finding the Lesbians: Personal Accounts From Around the World. Ed. Julia Penelope and Sarah Valentine. The Crossing Press, 1990.
  • Friday the Rabbi Wore Lace: Jewish Lesbian Erotica. Ed. Karen X. Tulchinsky. Cleis Press, 1998.
  • Garber, Marjorie. Bisexuality & the Eroticism of Everyday Life. Routledge, 2000.
  • Hall, Radclyffe. The Well of Loneliness: A 1920s Classic of Lesbian Fiction. Anchor Books, Doubleday & Company, 1928.
  • Heyward, Carter. Staying power: reflections on gender, justice, and compassion. Cleveland, Ohio: Pilgrim Press, 1995.
  • Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. Ed. Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncy Jr. Nal Books, 1989.
  • Jay, Karla and Allen Young. The Gay Report: Lesbians and Gay Men Speak Out About Sexual Experiences and Lifestyles. Summit Books, 1979.
  • Johnston, Jill. Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution. Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1973.
  • Kargman, Stacey. Valley Girls: An Inside Look at the Valley Lesbian Community Since Stonewall. 1990.
  • Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky and Madeline D. Davis. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community. Penguin Books, 1993.
  • Klaich, Dolores. Woman + Woman: Attitudes Toward Lesbianism. William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1974.
  • Lesbians at Midlife: The Creative Transition. Ed. Barbara Sang, Joyce Warshow, and Adrienne J. Smith. Spinsters Ink, 1991.
  • Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures. Ed. Jeffner Allen. State University of New York Press, 1990.
  • The Lesbian Reader. Ed. Gina Covina and Laurel Galana. Amazon Press, 1975.
  • Lesbian Studies: Present and Future. Ed. Margaret Cruikshank. The Feminist Press, 1982.
  • Looking Queer: Body Image in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities. Ed. Dawn Atkins. Harrington Park Press, 1998.
  • Loulan, JoAnn. Lesbian Passion: Loving Ourselves and Each Other. Spinsters/Aunt Lute Book Company, 1987.
  • Marcus, Eric. Is it a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians. Harper Collins Publishers, 1993.
  • Mitchell, Juliet. Psychoanalysis and Feminism: Freud, Reich, Laing, and Women. Random House, Inc., 1975.
  • Morgaga, Cherrie. Loving in the War Years. South End Press, 1983.
  • Newman, Leslea. The Little Butch Book. New Victoria Publishers, 1998.
  • Noonan, Bode. Red Beans and Rice: Recipes for Lesbian Health and Wisdom. The Crossing Press, 1986.
  • The Original Coming Out Stories. Ed. Julia Penelope and Susan J. Wolfe. The Crossing Press, 1989.
  • O’Sullivan, Sue and Pratibha Parmar. Lesbians Talk (Safer) Sex. Scarlet Press, 1998.
  • Outrage: Dykes and BIs Resist Homophobia. Ed. Mon Oikawa, Dionne Falconer, Rosamund Elwin, and Ann Decter. Women’s Press, 1993.
  • Segrest, Mab. My Mama's Dead Squirrel: Lesbian Essays on Southern Culture. Firebrand Books, 1985.
  • Serious Pleasure: Lesbian Erotic Stories and Poetry. Ed. The Sheba Collective. Sheba Feminist Publishers, 1989.
  • Sisley, Emily L. and Bertha Harris. The Joy of Lesbian Sex. Crown Publishers, Inc., 1977.
  • Stoller, Robert J. Sex and Gender: On the Development of Masculinity and Femininity. Science House, Inc., 1968.
  • Testimonies: A Collection of Lesbian Coming Out Stories. Ed. Sarah Holmes. Alyson Publications, Inc., 1988.
  • Top Ranking: A Collection of Articles on Racism and Classism in the Lesbian Community. Ed. Joan Gibbs and Sara Bennet. February 3rd Press, 1980.
  • The Transgender Studies Reader. Ed. Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle. Routledge, 2006.
  • Weiss, Andrea. Vampires and Violets: Lesbians in Film. Penguin Books, 1992.
  • Wittig, Monique and Sande Zeig. Lesbian Peoples: Material for a Dictionary. Avon Books, 1976.
  • Women-Identified Women. Ed. Trudy Darty and Sandee Potter. Mayfield Publishing Company, 1984.
  • Women’s Press Collective. Lesbians Speak Out. The Women’s Press, 1974.

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