Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Asexual & Transgendered (LGBAT) History, Life & Values
(see also Gay & Lesbian Movements, Latin America: LGBT History & Movements, & World Health Crises: HIV/AIDS)
Mattachine: Radical Roots of Gay Liberation. Will Roscoe, Shaping San Francisco.
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Gay Community News (Ireland).
Oasis Magazine. Writing community for queer & questioning youth.
Gamson, Joshua. "The officer & the diva," Nation (6/28/99). Israeli gays still closeted, but enjoy civil rights.
Merrett, Jim. “Sister & brother, wife & lover,” Nation (11/21/94):611
Scheier, Rachel. "Anglicans find it's Africa vs. West on homosexuality," Christian Science Monitor (10/6/03):1,10..
Vidal, Gore. "Andy Kopkind, 1935-94," Nation (6/12/95).
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Aizely, Harlyn. Buying Dad (Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Books, 2003).
Albuquerque, Severino J. Tentative Transgressions: Homosexuality, AIDS & the Theater in Brazil (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2003).
Bechdel, Alison. Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life Forms to Watch Out For (Boston:Alyson, 2003)
Berry, Chris; Fran Martin & Audrey Yue (eds.) Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).
Berube, Allan. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men & Women in World War II (NY: Plume, 1991).
Browning, Frank. The Culture of Desire: Paradox & Perversity in Gay Lives Today (NY: Crown, 1993).
__________. A Queer Geography: Journeys Toward a Sexual Self (NY: Crown, 1996).
Burg. B.R. Gay Warriors: A Documentary History from the Ancient World to the Present (NY: NYU, 2002).
Cameron, Edwin & Mark Gevisser (eds.) Defiant Desire: Gay & Lesbian Lives in South Africa (NY: Routledge, 1995).
Chauncey, George. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, & the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (NY: Basic Books, 1994).
Chávez-Silverman, Susana & Librada Hernández (eds.) Reading & Writing the Ambiente: Queer Sexualities in Latino, Latin American & Spanish Culture (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 2000).
Clausen, Jan. Beyond Gay or Straight: Understanding Sexual Orientation (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 1997).
Comstock, Gary David. Violence Against Lesbians & Gay Men (NY: Columbia, 1991).
Corber, Robert J. Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance & the Crisis of Masculinity (Durham NC: Duke U, 1997).
Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, & Lesbian Public Cultures (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).
D'Emilio, John. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970  (2nd ed.; Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1998).
__________ & Estelle B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America  (2nd ed.; Chicago: U. Chicago, 1997).
__________. The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics & Culture (Durham NC: Duke, 2002).
Duberman, Martin. Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion. Essays, 1964-2002 (Boston: South End, 2002).
Edsall, Nicholas C. Toward Stonewall: Homosexuality & Society in the Modern Western World (Charlottesville: U. of Virginia, 2003).
Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship & Love Between Women from the Renaissance to the Present (NY: Morrow, 1981).
__________. Odd Girls & Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in 20th C. America (NY: Columbia, 1991).
__________. To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America, a History (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999).
__________. Naked in the Promised Land (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003).
Fishlow, Albert. Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in 20th-C. Brazil (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 1999).
Halberstam, Judith. Female Masculinity (Durham NC: Duke, 1998).
Harris, Daniel. The Rise & Fall of Gay Culture (NY: Hyperion, 1997).
__________. A Memoir of No One in Particular: In Which Our Author Engages in Naïve Indiscretions, a Self-Aggrandizing Solipsism, & an Off-Putting Infatuation with his Own Bodily Functions (NY: Basic Books, 2002).
Hocquenghem, Guy. Homosexual Desire (Durham NC: Duke, 1993).
Hollibaugh, Amber L. My Dangerous Desires: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home (Durham NC: Duke, 2000).
Jones, Cleve with Jeff Dawson. Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist (SF: Harper, 2000). Politics of the AIDS Memorial Quilt Project.
Kamen, Paula. Her Way: Young Women Remake the Sexual Revolution (NY: Broadway, 2002).
Katz, Jonathan Ned. Love Stories: Sex Between Men before Homosexuality (Chicago: U. of Chicago, 2003).
Kent, Kathryn R. Making Girls into Women: American Women's Writing & the Rise of Lesbian Identity (Durham NC: Duke, 2003).
Lemke, Jürgen. Gay Voices from East Germany (ed. John Borneman; Bloomington: Indiana U., 1991).
Levine, Martin P. Gay Macho: The Life & Death of the Homosexual Clone (ed. Michael S. Kimmel; NY: NYU, 1998).
Manrique, Jaime. Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig & Me (Madison: U. Wisconsin, 1999).
Marmor, Judd. Sexual Inversion: The Multiple Roots of Homosexuality (NY: Basic Books, 1965). Advances arguments that persuaded American Psychiatric Association, after a century of often cruel "treatment," to remove homosexuality from its official list of clinical disorders in 1974.
__________ (ed.) Homosexual Behavior: A Modern Reappraisal (NY: Basic Books, 1980).
Marshall, Bill & Guy Hocquenghem. Beyond Gay Identity (Durham NC: Duke, 1997).
Mohr, Richard D. Gays/Justice: A Study of Ethics, Society & Law (NY: Columbia, 1991).
Molloy, Sylvia & Robert Irwin (eds.) Hispanisms & Homosexuality (Durham NC: Duke, 1998).
Nardi, Peter; David Sanders & Judd Marmor (eds.) Growing Up Before Stonewall: Life Stories of Some Gay Men (NY: Routledge, 1994).
Nestle, Joan & Joan Nestle (eds.) Sister & Brother: Lesbian & Gay Men Write About Their Lives Together (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1994)
Newton, Esther. Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas (Durham NC: Duke, 2000).
Paller, Michael. Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, & Mid-20th C. Drama (NY: Palgrave, 2005).
Parker, Richard G. Beneath the Equator: Cultures of Desire, Male Homosexuality & Emerging Gay Communities in Brazil (NY: Columbia, 1998).
Rechy, John. About My Life & the Kept Woman: A Memoir (NY: Grove, 2008).
Roscoe, Will. Queer Spirits: A Gay Men's Myth Book (Boston: Beacon, 1995).
Sears, James T. Rebels, Rubyfruit, & Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2001). Southern gay life in the 70s.
Segrest, Mab. My Mama's Dead Squirrel: Lesbian Essays on Southern Culture (Ithaca: Firebrand, 1985).
__________. Born to Belonging: Writings on Spirit & Justice (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2002).
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Epistemology of the Closet (Berkeley: U. California, 1990).
Spurlin, William J (ed.) Lesbian & Gay Studies & the Teaching of English: Positions, Pedagogies & Cultural Politics (Urbana IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000).
Stryker, Susan & Jim Van Buskirk. Gay By the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area (SF: Chronicle, 1996).
__________. Queer Pulp: Perverse Passions in the Golden Age of Paperbacks (SF: Chronicle, 2001).
Weston, Kath. Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (NY: Columbia, 1991).
White, Mel. Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay & Christian in America (NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994).
Young, Perry Deane. Lesbians & Gays & Sports (NY: Chelsea House, 1995).
Young, Alan. Gays Under the Cuban Revolution (San Francisco : Grey Fox, 1981)
Zwerman, Gilda. Martina Navratilova (NY: Chelsea House, 1995).
In the Library: Fiction
Mishima, Yukio. Confessions of a Mask (NY: New Directions, 1958).
Picano, Felice. Like People in History (NY: Penguin, 1995). Wide-ranging novel about US gay history in last half of 20th C.
Wilson, Barbara. Ambitious Women (Seattle: Seal, 1982).
__________. Murder in the Collective (Seattle: Seal, 1984).
__________. Sisters of the Road (Seattle: Seal, 1986).
In the Library: For Young Readers
Krakow, Kari. The Harvey Milk Story (Ridley Park PA: Two Lives, 2001).
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
Barton, Crawford. Days of Hope: 70's Gay San Francisco. Photos (London: Aubrey Walter, 1994).
"After Stonewall" , dir. John Scagliotti, 88m. From PBS. Survey of US gay & lesbian history since 1969.
"All God's Children" , by Dee Mosbacher, Frances Reid & Sylvia Rhue, 26m. From Woman Vision. Role of church in struggle for equality for all people, including gays & lesbians.
"Angels in America" , dir. Mike Nichols, 352m. In video stores. AIDS, politics & domestic drama in 1985 NY.
"Bedrooms & Hallways" , dir. Rose Troche, 96m. From First Run Features. Roommates seek romance in new-age London.
"Before Stonewall" , dir. Greta Schiller, 87m. From First Run Features. Excellent, sympathetic introduction to US gay & lesbian history & political struggles before 1969.
"Bobbie's Girl" , dir. Jeremy Paul Kagan, 95m. In video stores. Sympathetic portrayal of lesbian relationship in Ireland.
"Boyfriends" , dir. Neil Hunger & Tom Hunsinger, 82m. From First Run Features.
"Boys Don't Cry" , dir. Kimberley Peirce, 114m. In video stores. Searing account of a transgendered life ending in homicide.
"Butterfly Kiss" , dir. Michael Winterbottom, 90m. From First Run Features.
"Coming Out" , dir. Heiner Carow, 108m. From First Run Features.
"Flag Wars" , dir. Linda Goode Bryant, 90m. From Zula Pearl Films. Communal strife between gay gentrifiers & their African-American neighbors in Columbus, OH.
"The Fluffer" , dir. Wash West & Richard Glatzer, 94m. From First Run Features. Aspiring young cinematographer meets porn star in LA.
"A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story" , dir. Agnieszka Holland, ?m. TV documentary about murdered transgendered San Jose teenager.
"History Lessons" , dir. Barbara Hammer, 70m. From First Run Features. Playful romp through 20th-c. lesbian history in US.
"Hooking Up" , dir. Roland Tec, 13m. Cruising in search of Mr. Right.
"The Iron Ladies" , dir. Youngyooth Thongkonthon, 104m. From Strand Releasing. Heart-warming story of 1996 gay & transgendered Thai volleyball team that won national championship in face of institutionalized homophobia.
"Like It Is" , dir. Paul Oremland, 95m. From First Run Features. London gay club life brings improbable couple together.
"Midnight Dancers" , dir. Mel Chionglo, 118m. From First Run Features. Manila gay club life.
"Normal" , dir. Jane Anderson, 110m. In video stores. Powerful story of a family challenged by the father's desire for a sex-change operation, & kept whole by love.
"Out in Suburbia" , dir. Pam Walton, 28m.
"Paragraph 175" , dir. Rob Epstein & Jeffrie Friedman, 81m. Reconstructs gay life in Germany before & during Holocaust through interviews with concentration camp survivors.
"Parting Glances" , dir. Bill Sherwood, 90m. From First Run Features.
"Peach & A Bitter Song, with Lavender Limelight: Lesbians in Film" [?], dir. ?, 95m. From First Run Features.
"Philadelphia" , dir. Jonathan Demme, 125m. In video stores. Man with AIDS is fired by a conservative law firm, hires homophobic lawyer to press case for wrongful dismissal.
"The Question of Equality: Out Rage '69" , dir. Arthur Dong, 55m. From Deep Focus. Documentary on struggle for gay civil rights in '60s & '70s.
"A Soldier's Girl" , dir. Frank Pierson, 112m. In video stores. Documents love story of Barry Winchell, US soldier murdered in homophobic hate crime in 1999, & transgendered Calpernia Addams/Scottie.
"Southern Comfort" , dir. Kate Davis, 90m. In video stores. Unforgettable portrait of transgendered Robert Eads, full of life & optimism, who died of ovarian cancer due to prejudices of US health care delivery system.
"Strangers in Good Company" , dir. Cynthia Scott, 101m. In video stores. Busload of very diverse women are stranded for a few days in the countryside, & embark on a time of discovery.
"To Die For" , dir. Peter Mackenzie Litten, 96m. From First Run Features. Lover's ghost haunts hunk's adventures in London's gay cruising scene.
"Torch Song Trilogy" , dir. Paul Bogart, 120m. In video stores. Sympathetic, poignant portrait of the life & dreams of a drag queen.
"Trembling Before G-d" , dir. Sandi Simcha Dubowski, 80m. In video stores. Moving exploration of anguished identity crises among gay & lesbian Orthodox Jews in Israel & the US.
"The Watermelon Woman" , dir. Cheryl Dunye, 85m. From First Run Features.
"When Night is Falling (Quand tomb la nuite)" , dir. Patricia Rozema, 94m. Protestant schoolteacher in Quebec, engaged to be married, finds love with another woman.