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Contemporary Lives: Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered: A Reading List
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Aizley, Harlyn.  Buying Dad:  One Woman’s Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor.  2003.  HQ761 .A37 2003  

Alwood, Edward.  Straight News:  Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media.  1996. P56 .S45 A44 1996

Andriote, John-Manuel.  Victory Deferred:  How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America.  1999.  RA644 .A25 A523 1999

Barret, Robert L. and Robinson, Bryan E.   Gay Fathers:  Encouraging the Hearts of Gay Dads and their Families.  2000.  HQ76.13 .B37 2000

Bernstein, Robert.  Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together.  1999.  HQ75.12 .P37 B47 1999

Bisexuality in the United States:  A Social Science Reader, edited by Paula C. Rodriguez Rust.  2000.  HQ74.2 .U5 B55 2000

Blum, Louise A.  You’re Not from Around Here, Are you?  A Lesbian in Small-Town America.  2001.  HQ75.4.B55A3 2001

Boisvert, Donald L.  Out on Holy Ground:  Meditations on Gay Men's Spirituality.  2000.  BL625.9 .G39 B65 2000

Borich, Barrie Jean.  My Lesbian Husband:  Landscape of a Marriage.  1999.   HQ75.5 .B69 1999 Winner of the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Book Award for 2000.

Boykin, Keith.  One More River to Cross:  Black and Gay in America.  1998.HQ76.3 .U5 B685 1998x

Boylan, Jennifer Finney.  She’s Not There:  A Life in Two Genders.  2003. PS3552 .O914 Z477 2003

Button, James W., Rienzo, Barbara A., and Wald, Kenneth D.  Private Lives, Public Conflicts:  Battles over Gay Rights in American Communities.  1997. HQ76.8 .U5 B87 1997

Faderman, Lillian and Timmons, Stuart. Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians. 2006. HQ76.3 .L7 F33 2006

Faderman, Lillian.  Naked in the Promised Land.  2003.  CT3990 .F33 A3 2003 The lesbian scholar’s memoir of her personal life and life in academia.

Faderman, Lillian. To Believe in Women:  What Lesbians have done for America--a History.  1999. HQ75.6 .U5 F35 1999

Female Desires:  Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices across Cultures, edited by Evelyn Blackwood and Saskia E. Wieringa.  1999.  HQ75.5 .F43 1999

Gallo, Marcia M. Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement. 2006. HQ75.6 .U6 G35 2006x

Gay Men at the Millennium:  Sex, Spirit, Community, edited by Michael Lowenthal.  1997.  HQ76.2 .U5 G387 1997

Griffin, Pat.  Strong Women, Deep Closets:  Lesbians and Homophobia in Sport.  1998.  GV708.8 .G75 1998

Hammond, Harmony.  Lesbian Art in America:  A Contemporary History.  2000.  NX650 .H6 H36 2000x

Hazel, Dann.  Witness:  Gay and Lesbian Clergy Report from the Front.  2000.  BR115 .H6 H39 2000

Kahn, Karen and Gozemba, Patricia A. with photographs by Marilyn Humphries. Courting Equality: A Documentary History of Same-Sex Marriage in America. May 2007. HQ1034 .U5 G69 2007

LeVay, Simon.  City of Friends :  A Portrait of the Gay and Lesbian Community in America.  1995.  HQ76.2 .U5 L46 1995

Loughery, John.  The Other Side of Silence:  Men's Lives and Gay Identities:  A Twentieth Century History.  1998.  HQ76.2 .U5 L68 1998

Love Speaks its Name:  Gay and Lesbian Love Poems, edited by J.D. McClatchy.  2001.  PN6110 .H65 L68 2001

Marcus, Eric.  Together Forever:  Gay and Lesbian Marriage.  1998. HQ76.3 .U5 M354 1998

Markus, Julia.  Across an Untried Sea:  Discovering Lives Hidden in the Shadow of Convention and Time.  2000.  PR4419 .C5 Z65 2000x Lively account of the life of Boston's most famous actress, Charlotte Cushman.

Martinac, Paula.  The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage:  Creating the Stories of our Lives.  1998.  HQ75.6  .U5 M39 1998

Meyerowitz, Joanne.  How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States.  2002.   HQ77.95 .E85 M48 2002x

Miller, Diane Helene.  Freedom to Differ:  The Shaping of the Gay and Lesbian Struggle for Civil Rights.  1998.  HQ76.8 .U5 M55 1998

Moore, Patrick.   Beyond Shame: Reclaiming the Abandoned History of Radical Gay Sexuality.  2004.  HQ76.2 .U5 M64 2004

Morris, Jan. Conundrum. 1971. CT788 .M637 A33. Morris, a well-known travel writer, offers one of the first memoirs about transsexuality.

Murdoch, Joyce and Deb Price.  Courting Justice:  Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court.  2001.  HQ76.8 .U5 M97 2001x

Oliveira, Carmen L. Rare and Commonplace Flowers: The Story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares.  2002.  PQ9698.25 .L4816 F513 2002

Out of the Ordinary:  Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents, edited by Noelle Howey and Ellen Samuels.  2000.  HQ777.8 .O87 2000

Positively Gay:  New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life, edited by Betty Berzon.  2001.  HQ76.3 .U5 P68 2001

Roughgarden, Joan.   Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and in People.  2004.  QH541.15 .B56 R68 2004

Rupp, Leila J.  A Desired Past:  A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America.  1999.  HQ76.3 .U5 R86 1999

Rural Gays and Lesbians:  Building on the Strength of Communities, edited by James Donald Smith and Ronald J. Mancoske. 1997.  HQ76.3 .U5 R87 1997

Savin-Williams, Ritch C.  The New Gay Teenager.  2005.  HQ76.25 .S395 2005

Sears, James T.  Lonely Hunters:  An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968.  1997.  HQ75.6 .U52 S687 1997

Shallenberger, David.  Reclaiming the Spirit:  Gay Men and Lesbians Come to Terms with Religion.  1998.  BL65 .H64 S53 1998

Smith, Barbara.  The Truth That Never Hurts:  Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom.  1998.  E185.86 .S635 1998 

Stein, Arlene.  Sex and Sensibility:  Lesbianism, Feminism, and Generational Change. 1997 HQ75.5 .S75 1997

Stiers, Gretchen A.  From this Day Forward:  Commitment, Marriage, and Family in Lesbian and Gay Relationships.  1999.  HQ76.3 .U5 S76 1999

Two Spirit People:  American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men, edited by Lester Brown.  1997.  E98 .S48 T84 1997

Van Gelder, Lindsy and Brandt, Pamela Robin.  The Girls Next Door:  Into the Heart of Lesbian America.  1996.  HQ75.6 .U5 V35 1996

Compiled by Adult Reader and Information Services, Boston Public Library, June 2001, revised January 2007.