Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project

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Readings in GLBT History
A Rainbow Bibliography
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Readings in GLBT History and Culture

Adam, Barry D. The rise of a gay and lesbian movement. Boston: Twayne, rev. ed. 1997.

Alyson Publications. The Alyson Almanac: A treasury of information for the gay and lesbian community. Boston: Alyson, 1989.

Atkins, Gary. Gay Seattle: Stories of exile and belonging. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003.

Bayer, Ronald, and Gerald M. Oppenheimer. AIDS Doctors: Voices from the Epidemic -- An oral history. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Beck, Gad. An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin. Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1999.

Berube, Allan. Coming Out Under Fire: The history of gay men and women in World War Two. New York: Free Press, 1990.

Bianco, David. Gay Essentials: Facts for Your Queer Brain. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1999.

Boag, Peter. Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and controlling homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.

Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the Fourteenth Century. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980.

Boyd, Nan Alamilla. Wide-Open Town: A History of queer San Francisco to 1965. Universitiy of California Press, 2003.

Bray, Alan. Homosexuality in Renaissance England. London: Gay Men's Press, 1982.

Brevard, Aleshia. The Woman I Was Not Born to Be--A Transsexual Journey. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.

Brooten, Bernadette J. Love Between Women: Christian responses to female homoeroticism. University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Brown, Michael. Replacing Citizenship: AIDS activism and radical democracy. New York: Guilford, 1997.

Brown, Ricardo J. The Evening Crowd at Kirmser's: A gay life in the 1940s. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.

Bull, Chris, ed. Witness to Revolution: The Advocate reports on gay and lesbian politics, 1967-1999. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1999.

Cain, Patricia A. Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts in the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement. Westview Press / Perseus Books, 2000.

Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, urban culture, and the making of the gay male world, 1890-1940. New York : Basic Books, 1994.

Clunis, D. Merilee, Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen, Pat A. Freeman, and Nancy Nystrom. Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward. New York: Haworth Press, 2005.

Crompton, Louis. Homosexuality and Civilization. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.

d'Emilio, John and Esther Freedman. Intimate Matters: A history of sexuality in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1988.

d'Emilio, John. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Donoghue, Emma. Passions Between Women: British lesbian culture, 1668-1801. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.

Dowling, Linda C. Hellenism and Homosexuality in Victorian Oxford. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Duberman, M. About time: Exploring the gay past. New York: Meridian, 1991.

Duberman, Martin, Martha Vicinus and John d'Emilio, eds. Hidden from History: Reclaiming the gay and lesbian past. New York: New American Library, 1989.

Duberman, Martin. Stonewall. New York: Dutton, 1993.

Dynes, Wayne R., et al, eds. The Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, 2nd Edition, 2 vols. New York: Garland Press, 1990.

Dynes, Wayne R. and Stephen Donaldson, eds. Homosexuality in the Ancient World. New York: Garland, 1992.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A history of lesbian life in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic friendship and love between women from the Renaissance to the present. New York: William Morrow, 1981, rev. 1998.

Feinberg, Leslie. Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997.

Fischer, Erica. Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943. Boston: Alyson.

Garde, Noel I. Jonathan to Gide: The homosexual in history. New York: Vantage Press, 1964.

Gershick, Zsa Zsa. Gay Old Girls. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1998.

Gorman, Michael R. The Empress Is a Man: Stories from the Life of José Sarria. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1998.

Grahn, Judy. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds. Boston: Beacon Press, 1990.

Grau, Gunther, ed. Hidden Holocaust? Gay and lesbian persecution in Germany, 1933-1945. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1995.

Greenberg, David F. The Construction of Homosexuality. University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Halberstam, Judith. Female Masculinity. Durham, N. C.: Duke University Press, 1998.

Halpern, David M. One Hundred Years of Homosexuality, and other essays on Greek love. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Hardman, Paul D. Homoaffectualism: Male bonding from Gilgamesh to the present. San Francisco: NF Division, GLB Publishers, 1993.

Heger, Heinz et al. Men with the Pink Triangle: The true life-and-death story of homosexuals in the Nazi death camps. Boston: Alyson, 1994.

Herdt, Gilbert, ed. Gay Culture in America: Essays from the Field. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Higgs, David, ed. Queer Sites: Gay Urban Histories Since 1600. Routledge, 1999.

The History Project (Boston). Improper Bostonians: Lesbian and Gay History from the Puritans to Playland. Boston: Beacon Press, 1999.

Jennings, Kevin, ed. Becoming Visible: A reader in gay and lesbian history for high school and college students. Boston: Alyson, 1994.

Kaiser, Charles. The Gay Metropolis, 1940-1996. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Katz, Jonathan. Gay American History: Lesbians and gay men in the USA, a documentary history. Revised edition. New York: Meridian, 1992 (orig. 1976).

Katz, Jonathan. Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A new documentary. New York: Harper and Row, 1983.

Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky and Madeline D. Davis. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The history of a lesbian community. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Lewin, Ellen, ed. Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America. Boston: Beacon Press, 2001.

Lilja, Saara. Homosexuality in Republican and Augustan Rome. Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 1983.

Marcus, Eric. Making History. The struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990: an oral history. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1992.

Martinac, Paula. The Queerest Places: A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Sites. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

McGarry, Molly and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: An illustrated history of lesbian and gay life in twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998.

McKay, A. Wolf Girls at Vassar: Lesbian and gay experiences, 1930-1990. New York: Times Change Press, 1993.

Miller, Neil. In search of gay America. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989.

Moore, Patrick. Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality. Boston: Beacon Press, 2005.

Morris, Bonnie J. Eden Built by Eves: The culture of women's music festivals. Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1999.

Nardi, P., D.Sanders, and J. Marmor. Growing up before Stonewall: Life stories of some gay men. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Nestle, Joan. A Restricted Country. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1987.

Newton, Esther. Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty years in America's first gay and lesbian town. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Norton, Rictor. The Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer history and the search for cultural unity. London: Cassell, 1997.

Norton, Rictor. Mother Clap's Molly House: The gay subculture in England 1700-1830. London: Gay Men's Press, 1992.

Paulson, Don with Roger Simpson. An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A gay cabaret in Seattle. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Pettis, Ruth, ed. Mosaic 1: Life Stories -- Oral history from the Northwest Lesbian and Gay History Museum Project. Seattle: NWLGHMP, 2002.

Plant, Richard. The Pink Triangle: The Nazi war against homosexuality. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1986.

Power, Lisa. No Bath but Plenty of Bubbles: An Oral History of the Gay Liberation Front, 1970-73. London and New York: Cassell, 1995.

Read, Kenneth E. Other Voices: The Style of a Male Homosexual Tavern. Novato, Calif.: Chandler & Sharp Publishers, 1980.

Rist, Darrell Y. Heartlands: A gay man's odyssey across America. New York: Plume, 1993.

Roscoe, Will, ed. Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder Harry Hay. Boston: Beacon Press, 1997.

Roxxie, with Lily Burana and Linea Due, eds. Dagger: On Butch Women. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1994.

Russell, Ina. Jeb and Dash: A diary of gay life, 1918-1945. Boston: Faber & Faber, 1993.

Sears, James. Lonely Hunters: An oral history of lesbian and gay southern life, 1948-1968. New York/Boulder: HarperCollins/Westview, 1997.

Shilts, Randy. And the Band Played On: Politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Shilts, Randy. The Mayor of Castro Street: The life and times of Harvey Milk. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982.

Spencer, Colin. Homosexuality In History. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1995.

Stein, Arlene. The Stranger Next Door: The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights. Boston: Beacon Press, 2002.

Stein, Marc. City of Sisterly & Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Weiss, Andrea and Greta Schiller. Before Stonewall. Tallahassee: Naiad Press, 1988.

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A Rainbow Bibliography -- the diversity of GLBT experiences

Arnup, Katherine, ed. Lesbian Parenting: Living with pride and prejudice. Charlottetown, P.E.I.: Gynergy, 1995.

Balka, Christie, and Andy Rose, eds. Twice Blessed: On Being Lesbian or Gay and Jewish. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Berger, Raymond M. Gay and Gray: The older homosexual man, 2nd ed. New York: Haworth Press, 1996.

Bernstein, Robert. Straight Parents/Gay Children. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press, 1995.

Carrier, Joseph. De los Otros: Intimacy and homosexuality among Mexican men. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

Chandler, Kurt. Passages of Pride: Lesbian and gay youth come of age. New York: Times Books, 1995.

Cherry, Kittredge and Zalmon Sherwood, eds. Equal Rites: Lesbian and gay worship, ceremonies, and celebrations. Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995.

Clunis, D. Merilee. The Lesbian Parenting Book: A guide to creating families and raising children. Seattle: Seal Press, 1995.

Dynes, Wayne R. and Stephen Donaldson, eds. Asian Homosexuality. New York: Garland, 1992.

Frank, Miriam. Pride at Work: Organizing for lesbian and gay rights in unions. New York: Lesbian and Gay Labor Network, 1990.

Garcia, J. Neil. Philippine Gay Culture: The Last Thirty Years. Quezon City: University of Philippines Press, 1996.

Garcia, J. Neil and Danton Remoto, eds. Ladlad: An anthology of Philippine gay writing. Manila, Philippines: Anvil, 1994.

Goodwin, Joseph P. More Man Than You'll Ever Be: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Harbeck, Karen, ed. Coming Out of the Classroom Closet: Gay and lesbian students, teachers, and curricula. New York: Haworth Press, 1992.

Hemphill, Essex, ed. Brother to Brother: New writings by black gay men. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1991.

Herdt, Gilbert, and Andrew Boxer. Children of Horizons: How Gay and Lesbian Teens Are Leading a New Way Out of the Closet. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

Hinsch, Bret. Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The male homosexual tradition in China. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Jay, Karla, ed. Dykelife: From growing up to growing old, a celebration of the lesbian experience. New York: Basic Books, 1995.

Krouse, Matthew, ed. The Invisible Ghetto: Lesbian and gay writing from South Africa. London: Gay Men's Press, 1995.

Leong, Russell, ed. Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the gay and lesbian experience. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Leupp, Gary P. Male Colors: The construction of homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

Levay, Simon. City of Friends: A portrait of the gay and lesbian community in America. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1995.

Lewins, Frank W. Transsexualism in Society: A sociology of male-to-female transsexuals. South Melbourne: Macmillan Education Australia, 1995.

Luczak, Raymond, ed. Eyes of Desire: A deaf gay and lesbian reader. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1993.

Mass, Lawrence. Confessions of a Jewish Wagnerite: Being gay and Jewish in America. London: Cassell, 1994.

McKinley, Catherine and Joyce DeLaney, eds. Afrekete: An anthology of contemporary black lesbian writings. New York: Anchor, 1995.

Moraga, Cherríe and Gloria Anzaldúa. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by radical women of color. Watertown, MA: Persephone Press, 1981.

Murray, Stephen, ed. Oceanic homosexualities. New York: Garland, 1992.

Nanda, Serena. Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1990.

Nataf, Zachary I. Lesbians Talk Transgender. London: Scarlet Press, 1996.

Petrow, Steve. The Essential Book of Gay Manners and Etiquette: A handbook of proper conduct and good behavior for the gay gentleman. New York: Harper Perennial, 1995.

Preston, John, ed. Friends and Lovers: Gay men write about families they create. New York: Dutton, 1995.

Ramos, Juanita, ed. Compañeras: Latina Lesbians: An anthology. New York: Routledge, 1994.

Riordan, Michael. Out Our Way: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Country. Toronto: Between the Lines, 1996.

Roberts, JR. Black Lesbians: An annotated bibliography. Naiad Press, 1981.

Rogers, Susan Fox, ed. Sportsdykes: Stories from on and off the field. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Roscoe, Will. The Zuni man-woman. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1991.

Sarabia, Anna Leah, ed. Tibok: Heartbeat of the Filipino Lesbian. Pasig, Metro Manila: Anvil Publishing, 1998.

Sears, James. Growing up gay in the South: Race, gender, and journeys of the spirit. New York: Haworth Press, 1991.

Segrest, Mab. My Mama's Dead Squirrel: Lesbian essays on southern culture. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand, 1985.

Studer, Wayne Malcolm. Rock on the Wild Side: Gay male images in popular music of the rock era. San Francisco: Leyland Publications, 1994.

Tucker, Naomi, ed. Bisexual Politics: Theories, queries, and visions. New York: Haworth Press, 1995.

Unks, Gerald, ed. The Gay Teen: Educational practice and theory for lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Wat, Eric C. The Making of a Gay Asian Community: An Oral History of Pre-AIDS Los Angeles. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002.

Watanabe, Tsuneo. Love of the Samurai: A thousand years of Japanese homosexuality. London: Gay Men's Press, 1989.

Whitam, F., and R. Mathy. Male Homosexuality in Four Societies: Brazil, Guatemala, the Philippines and the United States. New York: Praeger, 1986.

Williams, Walter L. The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual diversity in American Indian culture. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

Wood, Roy. Restless Rednecks: Gay tales of a changing South. San Francisco: Grey Fox Press, 1985.

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