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LGBTQIA+: Selected eBook Collections


Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, nor does it represent the entirety of the NECO Library's holdings on these topics. If you have suggestions for appropriate resources to add to this list, please email [email protected].


LGBTQIA+ People of Color


History of Pride in America

Sex Work



   LGBT Health: Meeting the Needs of Gender and Sexual Minorities, K. Bryant Smalley, et al.

   Understanding the Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Populations, National Academies Press

   The GLMA Handbook on LGBT Health, Jason S. Schneider, et al.

   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work, Julie Fish and Kate Karban, eds.

   Health Care Disparities and the LGBT Population, Vickie L. Harvey and Teresa Heinz Housel, eds.

   Health and Wellness Concerns for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Minorities, Joshua C. Collins, et al. eds.

   Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Challenges in Research, Practice, and Policy, Tarynn M. Witten and A. Evan Eyler, eds.

   Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives, Douglas Kimmel, et al., eds.

   Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, Lourdes Dolores Follins, et al.


LGBTQIA+ People of Color

   Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood Among Black Women, Mignon R. Moore

   Evidence of Being : The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence, Darius Bost

   Black on Both Sides : A Racial History of Trans Identity, C. Riley Snorton

   Black Queer Studies : A Critical Anthology, Mae Henderson, Patrick E. Johnson, eds.

   No Tea, No Shade : New Writings in Black Queer Studies, Patrick E. Johnson, ed.

   Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis, Kevin J. Mumford

   James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination, Matt Brim

   Bayard Rustin: American Dreamer, Jerald E. Podair

   Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian/Pacific American Activists, Kevin K. Kumashiro, ed.

   Drifting Toward Love: Black, Brown, Gay, and Coming of Age on the Streets of New York, Kai Wright

   Black Gay Man: Essays, Robert Reid-Pharr

   Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latino/a LGBT Activism, Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, eds.

   Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, Marlon M. Bailey

   Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low, C. Riley Snorton

   Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh, Thomas Glave

   Black LGBT Health in the United States: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation, Lourdes Dolores Follins, et al.



   Understanding Asexuality, Anthony F. Bogaert

   Sexual Minority Research in the New Millennium, Todd G. Morrison, et al., eds.


History of Pride in America

   The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History, Marc Stein (unlimited concurrent users, DRM-free)

   Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context, John Dececco

      The Deviant's War: The Homosexual Vs. The United States of America, Eric Cervini (audiobook)

   The Stonewall Reader, New York Public Library

   Toward Stonewall: Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World, Nicholas C. Edsall

   Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements, JoAnne Myers

   In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life, John D'Emilio

   Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation, Sherry Wolf

   The A to Z of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage, JoAnne Myers

   Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation, Dennis Altman

   Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Equal Justice in a Divided Democracy, Walter M. Frank

   Letters to One: Gay and Lesbian Voices from the 1950s and 1960s, Craig M. Loftinches, ed.

   Queering Drag: Redefining the Discourse of Gender-Bending, Meredith Heller (Includes a chapter on activist Storme DeLarverie, The "First Punch" at Stonewall.)


Sex Work

   Sex Work Matters: Exploring Money, Power, and Intimacy in the Sex Industry, Melissa Hope Ditmore, et al., eds.

   Working Sex: Sex Workers Write about a Changing Industry, Annie Oakley, ed.

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