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100 Best Lesbian and Gay Non-Fiction Books

( The Publishing Triangle )



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

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Call Number:
HQ18.U5 K5

Rank:
29




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

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

Rank:
27




Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

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Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5 1984

Rank:
10




Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde

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Call Number:
PS3562 .O75 Z23 1982

Rank:
8




Eleanor Roosevelt
by Blanche Wiesen Cook

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Call Number:
E807.1.R48 C66 1992

Rank:
81




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

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Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
56




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

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Call Number:
PS3563.O753 L6 2000

Rank:
52




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

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Call Number:
PS509.F44 T5 1983

Rank:
6




Christopher and His Kind, 1929-1939
by Christopher Isherwood

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Call Number:
PR6017.S5 Z498 C2

Rank:
12




The Construction of Homosexuality
by David F. Greenberg

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Call Number:
HQ76.25 .G74 1988

Rank:
49




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

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

Rank:
32




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

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Call Number:
HQ75.6 .U5 K47 2014

Rank:
48




Epistemology of the Closet
by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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Call Number:
PS374 .H63 S42 2008

Rank:
19




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

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Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
66




The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein

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Call Number:
PS3537.T323 Z52

Rank:
14




Borderlands = La Frontera
by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

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Call Number:
PS3551.N95 B6 2007

Rank:
22




United States: essays : 1952-1992
by Gore Vidal

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Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 U55 2001

Rank:
98




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

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Call Number:
HQ76.3.E8 B67 1981

Rank:
1




Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
by John Boswell

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Call Number:
HQ76.3.E8 B68 1995

Rank:
26




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

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Call Number:
HQ76.3.U5 K37 1976

Rank:
3




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

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Call Number:
HQ1154 .B88 2007

Rank:
9




Sexual Politics
by Kate Millett

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Call Number:
HQ1154 .M5 1971

Rank:
36




Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
by Kinsey, Alfred C

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Call Number:
HQ18.U5 K5

Rank:
2




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

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Call Number:
HQ77.9 .F45 1996

Rank:
87




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

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Call Number:
HQ75.6.U5 F33 1991

Rank:
71




Surpassing the Love of Men
by Lillian Faderman

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Call Number:
HQ75.5 .F33 1981

Rank:
11




Homosexuality and Civilization
by Louis Crompton

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Call Number:
HQ76.25 .C76 2003

Rank:
91




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

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Call Number:
HQ76.25 .H527 1989

Rank:
28




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

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Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
65




The History of Sexuality
by Michel Foucault

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Call Number:
HQ12 .F6813 1980

Rank:
4




De Profundis
by Oscar Wilde

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Call Number:
PR5818 .D3 1909

Rank:
31




Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
by Paul Monette

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Call Number:
HQ75.8.M64 A3 2004

Rank:
30




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

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Call Number:
BS511.2 .G66 2002X

Rank:
61




Phaedrus
by Plato

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Call Number:
B380.A5 H35

Rank:
53




Symposium
by Plato

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Call Number:
B385.A5 N44 1989

Rank:
7




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

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Call Number:
RA644.A25 S48 2000

Rank:
16




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

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Call Number:
F869 .S353 M547 2008

Rank:
40




Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
by Sigmund Freud

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Call Number:
HQ21 .F8

Rank:
20




The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir

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Call Number:
HQ1208 .B352

Rank:
37




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

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Call Number:
HV6533.K3 C3 1992

Rank:
59




A Room of One’s Own
by Virginia Woolf

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Call Number:
PR6045.O72 Z474 2005

Rank:
43




The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
by Vito Russo

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Call Number:
PN1995.9.H55 R8 1981

Rank:
13




Studies in the History of the Renaissance
by Walter Pater

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Call Number:
N6915 .P3 1873

Rank:
69




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

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Call Number:
RA778 .N49 2011

Rank:
80




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

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Call Number:
HQ76.8.U5 D45 1998

Rank:
5




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

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Call Number:
HQ18.U5 D45 1988

Rank:
50






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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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