LGBTQ Ebooks for Pride Month 2023

Updated June 7, 2023
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Violent Differences : The Importance of Race in Sexual Assault Against Queer Men
Meyer, Doug.
2023 Honorable Mention for Outstanding Book Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems Despite rising attention to sexual assault and sexual violence, queer men have been largely excluded from the discussion. Violent Differences is the first book of its...
Desire after dark : contemporary queer cultures and occultly marvelous media
Owens, Andrew J.
Since the 1960s, the occult in film and television has responded to and reflected society's crises surrounding gender and sexuality. In Desire After Dark, Andrew J. Owens explores media where figures such as vampires and witches make use of their supernatural knowledge in...
Sapphic crossings : cross-dressing women in eighteenth-century British literature
Klein, Ula Lukszo
Across the eighteenth century in Britain, readers, writers, and theater-goers were fascinated by women who dressed in men's clothing from actresses on stage who showed their shapely legs to advantage in men's breeches to stories of valiant female soldiers and ruthless female pirates. Spanning genres...
The queer games avant-garde : how LBGTQ game makers are reimagining the medium of video games
Ruberg, Bonnie
In The Queer Games Avant-Garde, Bonnie Ruberg presents twenty interviews with twenty-two queer video game developers whose radical, experimental, vibrant, and deeply queer work is driving a momentous shift in the medium of video games. Speaking with insight and candor about their creative...
Gender identity, sexuality and autism : voices from across the spectrum
Mendes, Eva A.
Bringing together a collection of narratives from those who are on the autism spectrum whilst also identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA), this book explores the intersection of the two spectrums as well as the diverse experiences that come...
The legacies of Matthew Shepard : twenty years later
Sikk, Helis
This edited collection explores the deeper contexts and consequences surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard. This young gay man was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence on a chill Wyoming night in October 1998. Found the next morning by two cyclists, he was transported to a hospital in...
Video games have always been queer
Ruberg, Bonnie
Argues for the queer potential of video games While popular discussions about queerness in video games often focus on big-name, mainstream games that feature LGBTQ characters, like Mass Effect or Dragon Age, Bonnie Ruberg pushes the concept of queerness in games beyond a...
Transgender rights : from Obama to Trump
Mezey, Susan Gluck
This book examines the transgender community's struggle for equality over the last decade, comparing the Obama and Trump administrations' stance on transgender rights policies. Transgender rights claims have assumed an important place on the nation's policymaking agenda as society has...
Transgender Cinema
Bell-Metereau, Rebecca
2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title​ Transgender Cinema gives readers the big picture of how trans people have been depicted on screen. Beginning with a history of trans tropes in classic Hollywood cinema, from comic drag scenes in Chaplin's...
Trans* policies and experiences in housing and residence life.
Garvey, Jason C.
Co-published with  What are the institutional politics associated with fostering trans* inclusive policies? When formalizing a policy, what unanticipated challenges may emerge? How are students, particularly trans* students,...
The queer and transgender resilience workbook : skills for navigating sexual orientation & gender expression
Singh, Anneliese A.
How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support,...
Transgender mental health
Yarbrough, Eric
Societal awareness of transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals is greater now than at any point in history, owing to the education of policy makers by advocacy organizations, the education of clinicians by research and scientific organizations, and the education of the general...
Social work practice with LGBTQIA populations : a relationship perspective
Dente, Claire
Social Work Practice with LGBTQIA Populations provides an overview of key issues for social workers working with LGBTQIA clients. Each chapter considers clients' experiences in different social and interpersonal contexts. This text encourages students to think critically about the barriers and...
Before AIDS : gay health politics in the 1970s
Batza, Katie
Before AIDS chronicles the development of gay health services in the 1970s as gay men faced public health challenges stemming from both their political marginalization and disease. Activists using tools and tactics from across their era's political landscape built a nationwide gay medical...
Circulating Queerness Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel
Hurley, Natasha.
A new history of the queer novel shows its role in constructing gay and lesbian lives The gay and lesbian novel has long been a distinct literary genre with its own awards, shelving categories, bookstore spaces, and book reviews. But very little has been said about the...
Beyond Trans : Does Gender Matter?
Davis, Heath Fogg
Goes beyond the category of transgender to question the need for gender classification Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place. Whether on birth certificates or college...
Gender, sex, and sexuality among contemporary youth : generation sex
Blair, Sampson Lee
Researchers, practitioners, and parents have increasingly become concerned about issues related to sex, gender, and sexuality among children and adolescents. With access to the Internet, young people around the globe can readily obtain virtually any and all information they seek concerning sex and...
A Queerly Joyful Noise : Choral Musicking for Social Justice
Balén, Julia "Jules"
2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Honorable Mention, 2019 Herndon Book Prize - (SEM-GST) A Queerly Joyful Noise examines how choral singing can be both personally transformative and politically impactful. As they blend their different...
Trans* in college : transgender students' strategies for navigating campus life and the institutional politics of inclusion
Nicolazzo, Z.
WINNER of 2017 AERA DIVISION J OUTSTANDING PUBLICATION AWARD CHOICE 2017 Outstanding Academic Title 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...
LGBTQ issues in education : advancing a research agenda
Wimberly, George L.
LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda examines the current state of the knowledge on LGBTQ issues in education and addresses future research directions. The editor and authors draw on existing literature, theories, and data as they synthesize key areas of research. Readers studying...

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