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100 Best Lesbian and Gay Non-Fiction Books

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The First and Second Books of Samuel (David and Jonathan)
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62




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




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




Corydon
by André Gide

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Publication Date:
1950

Rank:
85




Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562.O75 S5 1984

Rank:
10




Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde

Call Number:
PS3562 .O75 Z23 1982

Rank:
8




The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom
by Barbara Smith

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Publication Date:
2000

Rank:
90




Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life, edited
by Betty Berzon

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Publication Date:
2001

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67




Eleanor Roosevelt
by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Call Number:
E807.1.R48 C66 1992

Rank:
81




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

Call Number:
Ebsco eBook

Rank:
56




The Joy of Gay Sex: An Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Lifestyle
by Charles Silverstein and Edmund White

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Publication Date:
1977

Rank:
54




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

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

Call Number:
PS509.F44 T5 1983

Rank:
6




Christopher and His Kind, 1929-1939
by Christopher Isherwood

Call Number:
PR6017.S5 Z498 C2

Rank:
12




Inventing AIDS
by Cindy Patton

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Publication Date:
1990

Rank:
89




The Wolfenden Report: Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution
by Committee on Homosexual Offenses and Prostitution (Karl Menninger, MD)

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Publication Date:
1963

Rank:
23




What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality
by Daniel Helminiak

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Publication Date:
2000

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68




The Construction of Homosexuality
by David F. Greenberg

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .G74 1988

Rank:
49




Lesbian/Woman
by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

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Publication Date:
1983

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17




Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation
by Dennis Altman

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35




The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach
by Donald Webster Cory

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Publication Date:
2012

Rank:
34




Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, and Literature
by Dorothy Allison

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Publication Date:
1994

Rank:
86




Genet: A Biography
by Edmund White

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Publication Date:
1993

Rank:
77




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




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




Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism
by Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith

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Publication Date:
1984

Rank:
93




Cherry Grove, Fire Island: 60 Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town
by Esther Newton

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Publication Date:
2014

Rank:
78




Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America
by Esther Newton

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Publication Date:
1979

Rank:
55




Epistemology of the Closet
by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Call Number:
PS374 .H63 S42 2008

Rank:
19




Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men
by Gabriel Rotello

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Publication Date:
1998

Rank:
64




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

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Ebsco eBook

Rank:
66




Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940
by George Chauncey

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25




The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
by Gertrude Stein

Call Number:
PS3537.T323 Z52

Rank:
14




Borderlands = La Frontera
by Gloria E. Anzaldúa

Call Number:
PS3551.N95 B6 2007

Rank:
22




United States: essays : 1952-1992
by Gore Vidal

Call Number:
PS3543 .I26 U55 2001

Rank:
98




Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder
by Harry Hay

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Publication Date:
1997

Rank:
82




Sexual Inversion
by Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds

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Publication Date:
2010

Rank:
18




The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited
by Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin

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Publication Date:
1993

Rank:
44




My Father and Myself
by J. R. Ackerley

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Publication Date:
1999

Rank:
63




The Homosexual Emancipation Movement in Germany
by James D. Steakley

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Publication Date:
1975

Rank:
57




Sex by Variant Women in Literature
by Jeannette H. Foster

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Publication Date:
1985

Rank:
33




Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain
by Jeffrey Weeks

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Publication Date:
1979

Rank:
41




Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution
by Jill Johnston

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Publication Date:
1974

Rank:
47




A Restricted Country
by Joan Nestle

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Publication Date:
2003

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42




The History of Ancient Art
by Johann Joachim Winckelmann

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Publication Date:
2011

Rank:
70




A Problem in Greek Ethics
by John Addington Symonds

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Publication Date:
2015

Rank:
83




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




Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
by John Boswell

Call Number:
HQ76.3.E8 B68 1995

Rank:
26




Men like That: A Southern Queer History
by John Howard

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Publication Date:
2001

Rank:
94




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

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Publication Date:
1984

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73




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




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

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Publication Date:
1983

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21




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

Call Number:
HQ1154 .B88 2007

Rank:
9




Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds
by Judy Grahn

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Publication Date:
1990

Rank:
88




Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation, edited
by Karla Jay and Allen Young

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Publication Date:
1992

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72




Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us
by Kate Bornstein

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Publication Date:
1995

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38




Sexual Politics
by Kate Millett

Call Number:
HQ1154 .M5 1971

Rank:
36




The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe edited
by Kent Gerard and Gert Hekma

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Publication Date:
1989

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96




Sexual Behavior in the Human Male
by Kinsey, Alfred C

Call Number:
HQ18.U5 K5

Rank:
2




Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist
by Larry Kramer

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Publication Date:
1990

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24




The Leatherman’s Handbook
by Larry Townsend

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Publication Date:
1994

Rank:
99




Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places
by Laud Humphreys

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Publication Date:
1975

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76




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

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

Call Number:
HQ75.6.U5 F33 1991

Rank:
71




Surpassing the Love of Men
by Lillian Faderman

Call Number:
HQ75.5 .F33 1981

Rank:
11




Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-Century England
by Louis Crompton

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Publication Date:
1998

Rank:
95




Homosexuality and Civilization
by Louis Crompton

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .C76 2003

Rank:
91




This Sex Which Is Not One
by Luce Irigaray

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Publication Date:
1985

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60




The Homosexuality of Men and Women
by Magnus Hirschfeld

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Publication Date:
2000

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15




Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey
by Martin Duberman

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Publication Date:
2002

Rank:
79




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

Call Number:
HQ76.25 .H527 1989

Rank:
28




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

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Ebsco eBook

Rank:
65




Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory edited
by Michael Warner

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Publication Date:
1993

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92




The History of Sexuality
by Michel Foucault

Call Number:
HQ12 .F6813 1980

Rank:
4




Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power
by Michelangelo Signorile

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Publication Date:
2003

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97




The Lesbian Body
by Monique Wittig

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Publication Date:
1986

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84




The Straight Mind and Other Essays
by Monique Wittig

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Publication Date:
1992

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46




De Profundis
by Oscar Wilde

Call Number:
PR5818 .D3 1909

Rank:
31




Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality
by Pat Califia

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Publication Date:
1988

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51




Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story
by Paul Monette

Call Number:
HQ75.8.M64 A3 2004

Rank:
30




Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir
by Paul Monette

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Publication Date:
1998

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39




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

Call Number:
BS511.2 .G66 2002X

Rank:
61




Phaedrus
by Plato

Call Number:
B380.A5 H35

Rank:
53




Symposium
by Plato

Call Number:
B385.A5 N44 1989

Rank:
7




The Naked Civil Servant
by Quentin Crisp

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Publication Date:
1997

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75




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

Call Number:
RA644.A25 S48 2000

Rank:
16




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

Call Number:
F869 .S353 M547 2008

Rank:
40




Before Night Falls
by Reinaldo Arenas

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74




Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development
by Richard A. Isay

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Publication Date:
2009

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58




Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience edited
by Russell Leong

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Publication Date:
1995

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100




Times Square Red, Times Square Blue
by Samuel R. Delany

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Publication Date:
1999

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45




Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
by Sigmund Freud

Call Number:
HQ21 .F8

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20




The Second Sex
by Simone de Beauvoir

Call Number:
HQ1208 .B352

Rank:
37




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

Call Number:
HV6533.K3 C3 1992

Rank:
59




A Room of One’s Own
by Virginia Woolf

Call Number:
PR6045.O72 Z474 2005

Rank:
43




The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies
by Vito Russo

Call Number:
PN1995.9.H55 R8 1981

Rank:
13




Studies in the History of the Renaissance
by Walter Pater

Call Number:
N6915 .P3 1873

Rank:
69




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

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

Call Number:
HQ76.8.U5 D45 1998

Rank:
5




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

Call Number:
HQ18.U5 D45 1988

Rank:
50






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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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