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100 Best Lesbian and Gay Non-Fiction Books

( The Publishing Triangle )



A Room of One’s Own
by Virginia Woolf

Call Number:
PR6045.O72 Z474 2005

Rank:
43




And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts

Call Number:
RA644.A25 S48 2000

Rank:
16




Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
by Paul Monette

Call Number:
HQ75.8.M64 A3 2004

Rank:
30




Sexual Politics
by Kate Millett

Call Number:
HQ1154 .M5 1971

Rank:
36




Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5 1984

Rank:
10




Symposium
by Plato

Call Number:
B385.A5 N44 1989

Rank:
7




The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
by Vito Russo

Call Number:
PN1995.9.H55 R8 1981

Rank:
13




Rank:
62




The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir

Call Number:
HQ1208 .B352

Rank:
37




Christianity, social tolerance, and homosexuality: gay people in Western Europe from the beginning of the Christian era to the fourteenth century
by John Boswell

Call Number:
HQ76.3.E8 B67 1981

Rank:
1




Rank:
74




Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community
by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D

Call Number:
HQ75.6 .U5 K47 2014

Rank:
48




Borderlands = La Frontera
by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Call Number:
PS3551.N95 B6 2007

Rank:
22




De Profundis
by Oscar Wilde

Call Number:
PR5818 .D3 1909

Rank:
31




Eleanor Roosevelt
by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Call Number:
E807.1.R48 C66 1992

Rank:
81




Epistemology of the Closet
by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Call Number:
PS374 .H63 S42 2008

Rank:
19




Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence
by Michael Rocke

Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
65




Rank:
25




Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
by Judith Butler

Call Number:
HQ1154 .B88 2007

Rank:
9




Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
by Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, George Chauncey

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .H527 1989

Rank:
28




Rank:
35




Homosexuality and Civilization
by Louis Crompton

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .C76 2003

Rank:
91




In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
by Truman Capote

Call Number:
HV6533.K3 C3 1992

Rank:
59




Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America
by D'Emilio, John; Freedman, Estelle B

Call Number:
HQ18.U5 D45 1988

Rank:
50




Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó sus Labios
by Cherríe Moraga

Call Number:
PS3563.O753 L6 2000

Rank:
52




Male Colors: The Construction of Male Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan
by Gary P. Leupp

Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
66




Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in 20th Century America
by Lillian Faderman

Call Number:
HQ75.6.U5 F33 1991

Rank:
71




Our Bodies, Ourselves
by Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Call Number:
RA778 .N49 2011

Rank:
80




Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China
by Bret Hinsch

Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
56




Phaedrus
by Plato

Call Number:
B380.A5 H35

Rank:
53




Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
by John Boswell

Call Number:
HQ76.3.E8 B68 1995

Rank:
26




Sexual Behavior in the Human Female
by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin, and Paul Gebhard

Call Number:
HQ18.U5 K5

Rank:
29




Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
by Kinsey, Alfred C

Call Number:
HQ18.U5 K5

Rank:
2




Sexual politics, sexual communities: the making of a homosexual minority in the United States, 1940-1970
by D'Emilio, John

Call Number:
HQ76.8.U5 D45 1998

Rank:
5




Studies in the History of the Renaissance
by Walter Pater

Call Number:
N6915 .P3 1873

Rank:
69




Surpassing the Love of Men
by Lillian Faderman

Call Number:
HQ75.5 .F33 1981

Rank:
11




The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein

Call Number:
PS3537.T323 Z52

Rank:
14




The Construction of Homosexuality
by David F. Greenberg

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .G74 1988

Rank:
49




The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart
by Peter J. Gomes

Call Number:
BS511.2 .G66 2002X

Rank:
61




The History of Sexuality
by Michel Foucault

Call Number:
HQ12 .F6813 1980

Rank:
4




The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women
by Edward Carpenter

Call Number:
HQ76 .C297 2000 & www.archive.org

Rank:
32




The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
by Randy Shilts

Call Number:
F869 .S353 M547 2008

Rank:
40




This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

Call Number:
PS509.F44 T5 1983

Rank:
6




Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
by Sigmund Freud

Call Number:
HQ21 .F8

Rank:
20




Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul
by Leslie Feinberg

Call Number:
HQ77.9 .F45 1996

Rank:
87




Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562 .O75 Z23 1982

Rank:
8




Christopher and His Kind, 1929-1939
by Christopher Isherwood

Call Number:
PR6017.S5 Z498 C2

Rank:
12




Gay American history: lesbians and gay men in the U.S.A. : a documentary anthology
by Jonathan Katz

Call Number:
HQ76.3.U5 K37 1976

Rank:
3




United States: essays : 1952-1992
by Gore Vidal

Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 U55 2001

Rank:
98




Rank:
85




Rank:
23




Rank:
47




Rank:
76




Rank:
57




Rank:
54




Rank:
41




Rank:
55




Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary in which is contained, in chronological order, evidence of the true and fantastical history of those persons now called lesbians and gay men
by Jonathan Ned Katz

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
Availability at Other Libraries
Publication Date:
1983

Rank:
21




Rank:
17




The Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary - A Non-fiction Account, with Commentaries, of 3 Days and Nights in the Sexual Underground
by John Rechy

Unavailable at GCC. Link to record for more information about title and availability information at other libraries.

Unavailable at GCC:
Availability at Other Libraries
Publication Date:
1984

Rank:
73




Rank:
93




Rank:
33




Rank:
60




Rank:
84




Rank:
51




Rank:
96




Rank:
88




Rank:
89




Rank:
24




Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two
by Allan Bérubé

Call Number:
D769.2 .B46 1991
Publication Date:
1991

Rank:
27




Rank:
72




Rank:
46




Rank:
92




Rank:
77




Rank:
44




Rank:
86




Rank:
99




Rank:
100




Rank:
38




Rank:
82




Rank:
75




Rank:
39




Rank:
95




Rank:
64




Rank:
63




Rank:
45




Rank:
15




Rank:
90




Rank:
68




Rank:
94




Rank:
67




Rank:
79




Rank:
42




Rank:
97




Rank:
58




Rank:
18




Rank:
70




Rank:
34




Rank:
78




Rank:
83









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Award Description
The Triangle's list of the 100 best lesbian and gay nonfiction books was selected by a panel of judges and unveiled at the Pink Ink literary conference in June 2004. The Publishing Triangle the association of lesbians and gay men in publishing, including book & magazine writers, editors, agents, marketing, sub-rights, publicity and sales people, booksellers, designers, librarians, and general book lovers.

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