2SLGBTQIA+ History and Issues

Non-fiction materials about 2SLGBTQIA+ history and issues

Updated June 13, 2023
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The gay revolution : the story of the struggle /
Faderman, Lillian
The fight for gay, lesbian and trans civil rights is the most important civil rights issue of the present day. Based on rigorous research and more than 150 interviews, The Gay Revolution tells this unfinished story not through dry facts but through dramatic accounts of passionate struggles, with all...
Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity /
Snorton, C. Riley
Winner of the John Boswell Prize from the American Historical Association 2018 Winner of the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association 2018 Winner of an American Library Association Stonewall Honor 2018 Winner of Lambda Literary...
Queerly autistic : the ultimate guide for LGBTQIA+ teens on the spectrum /
Ekins, Erin
LONGLISTED FOR THE POLARI CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK PRIZE 'An essential guide' LIZZIE HUXLEY-JONES 'This book is perfect' WENN LAWSON 'One of the most important books in autism literature' CHARLOTTE AMELIA POE 'Wonderfully diverse and...
Stonewall : breaking out in the fight for gay rights /
Bausum, Ann
That's the Stonewall. The Stonewall Inn. Pay attention. History walks through that door. In 1969 being gay in the United States was a criminal offense. It meant living a closeted life or surviving on the fringes of society. People went to...
Indecent advances : a hidden history of true crime and prejudice before Stonewal
Polchin, James
Edgar Award finalist, Best Fact Crime American Masters (PBS), "1 of 5 Essential Culture Reads" One of CrimeReads' "Best True Crime Books of the Year" "A fast-paced, meticulously researched, thoroughly engaging (and often infuriating) look-see into the...
The 57 bus /
Slater, Dashka
The riveting New York Times bestseller and Stonewall Book Award winner that will make you rethink all you know about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment. Artfully, compassionately, and expertly told, Dashka Slater's The 57 Bus is a must-read nonfiction book for...
Eminent outlaws : the gay writers who changed America /
Bram, Christopher
"Fascinating...fun to read and will be the standard text of the defining era of gay literati." -- Philadelphia Inquirer In the years following World War II a group of gay writers established themselves as major cultural figures in American life. Truman Capote, the enfant terrible,...
Queer, there, and everywhere : 23 people who changed the world /
Prager, Sarah, 1986-
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2017 * A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for Teens 2017 This first-ever LGBTQ history book of its kind for young adults will appeal to fans of fun, empowering pop-culture books like Rad American Women A-Z and...
The Laramie Project : and The Laramie Project ten years later /
Kaufman, Moises
Two classic plays in a single volume- One of the most-performed theater pieces in America about the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard and the town in which it happened, joined by an essential and moving sequel to the original play. "A terrific piece of theater, history, and life.......
Mouths of rain : [online electronic book] an anthology of Black lesbian thought.
Winner, Lambda Literary Award in LGBTQ Anthology Winner, Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Publishing Triangle Awards A Ms. magazine, Refinery29, and Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Read of 2021 A groundbreaking collection tracing the history of intellectual...
Wayward lives, beautiful experiments : [online electronic book] intimate histori
Hartman, Saidiya V.
In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman examines the revolution of black intimate life that unfolded in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. Free love, common-law and transient marriages, serial partners, cohabitation outside of wedlock, queer...
Fire Island : [online electronic book] a century in the life of an American para
Parlett, Jack, 1992-
*A Town and Country Must-Read Book of Summer?* *A BUZZFEED BEST BOOK OF JUNE* *A Washington Post "Book to Read This Summer"* *AN ADVOCATE BEST LGBTQ+ BOOK OF 2022* *A USA Today "Book to Celebrate Pride Month"* *A New...
It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth livi
Every story can change a life. Watch a video Growing up isn't easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, making them feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens who often hide their sexuality for fear...
The queens' English : the LGBTQIA+ dictionary of lingo and colloquial phrases /
Davis, Chloe O.
A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community's contributions to the English language--an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture. Do you know where "yaaaas queen!" comes...

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