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LGBT Books for Adults of All Ages

Aging

  • Gay and Gray: The Older Homosexual Man
    Raymond M. Berger
    Haworth Press, 1995
     
  • Lesbian Passages: True Stories Told by Women over 40
    edited by Marcy Adelman
    Alyson Publications, 1996
     
  • Social Services for Senior Gay Men and Lesbians
    edited by Jean K. Quam
    Haworth Press, 1997
    Monograph Published Simultaneously as The Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services , Vol. 2, No. 1

Bisexual Identity and Issues

  • Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
    edited by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu
    Alyson Publications, 1991
     
  • Bisexual Resource Guide
    edited by Robyn Ochs
    Bisexual Resource Center, 2001
     
  • Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries, and Visions
    edited by Naomi Tucker, Liz A. Highleyman, and Rebecca Kaplan
    Harrington Park Press, 1995
    Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies
     
  • Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
    edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley
    Bisexual Resource Center, 2005
     
  • Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life
    Marjorie B. Garber
    Simon and Schuster, 1996

Coming Out

  • Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents
    Mary Borhek
    Pilgrim Press, 1993
     
  • Out in the Workplace: The Pleasures and Perils of Coming Out on the Job
    edited by Richard A. Rasi, Lourdes Rodriquez-Noques
    Alyson Publications, 1995

Families

  • Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences
    Carolyn Welch Griffin, Marian J. Wirth, Arthur G. Wirth, and Brian McNaught
    St. Martin's Press, 1997
     
  • Families of Value: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children Speak Out
    Jane Drucker
    Insight Books, 1998
     
  • The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook: Creating and Raising Our Families
    April Martin
    HarperCollins, 1993
     
  • Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality
    Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward
    Harcourt Brace, 1998
     
  • Our Families, Our Values: Snapshots of Queer Kinship
    edited by Robert Goss and Amy Adams Squire Strongheart
    Hayworth Press, 1997

Health

  • Body & Soul: The Black Women's Guide to Physical Health and Emotional Well-Being
    edited by Linda Villarosa, June Jordan, Angela Davis
    Harperperennial Library, 1994
     
  • Gateways to Improving Lesbian Health and Health Care: Opening Doors
    edited by Christy M. Ponticelli
    Haworth Press, 1998
     
  • Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    edited by Christopher J. Alexander
    Haworth Press, 1998
     
  • The Gay Men's Wellness Guide: The National Lesbian and Gay Health Association's Complete Book of Physical, Emotional, and Mental Health and Well-Being
    Robert Penn
    Henry Holt, 1998

HIV/AIDS

  • In Changing Times: Gay Men and Lesbians Encounter HIV/AIDS
    edited by Martin P. Levine, Peter M. Nardi, and John H. Gagnon
    University of Chicago Press, 1997
     
  • The Gender Politics of Hiv/AIDS in Women: Perspectives on the Pandemic in the United States
    edited by Nancy Goldstein and Jennifer L. Manlowe
    New York Univ. Press, 1997

History

  • Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
    Angela Y. Davis
    Pantheon Books, 1998
     
  • Improper Bostonians: Lesbian and Gay History from the Puritans to Playland
    Barney Frank, the History Project (Compiler)
    Beacon Press, 1998
     
  • Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement
    edited by Mark Thompson
    St. Martin's Press, 1995
    Stonewall Inn Editions
     
  • Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories
    edited by Brett Beemyn
    Routledge, 1997

Legal

  • Legal Affairs:Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples
    Frederick Hertz
    Owl Books,Henry Holt and Co., 1998
     
  • A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples
    Hayden Curry, Dennis Clifford, Robin Leonard, and Shae Irving
    Nolo Press, 9th Edition, 1996

Marriage

  • Legally Wed: Same-Sex Marriage and the Constitution
    Mark Strasser
    Cornell University Press, 1997
     
  • On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage: A Supportive Guide to Psychological, Political, and Legal Issues
    edited by Robert P. Cabaj, and David W.Purcell
    Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997

    What Is Marriage For? The Strange Social History of Our Most Intimate Institution
    E.J. Graff
    Beacon Press, 1999
    See also: Beacon Press' Discussion Guide: What Is Marriage For?

Military

  • Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military
    Randy Shilts
    Fawcett Books, 1994
     
  • Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspectives on Lesbians and Gays in the Military
    edited by Craig Rimmerman
    Garland Pub. Trade, 1996
    Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 1049

People of Color

  • Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience
    edited by Russell Leong
    Routledge, 1995
     
  • Companeras: Latina Lesbians: An Anthology
    edited by Juanita Ramos
    Routledge, 1994
     
  • Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color
    edited by Emmanuel Nelson
    Harrington Park Press, 1994
     
  • One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America
    Keith Boykin
    Anchor, 1996
     
  • Piece of My Heart: A Lesbian of Colour Anthology
    edited by Makeda Silvera
    Sister Vision Press, 1992
     
  • Two Spirit People: American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men
    edited by Lester B. Brown
    Haworth Press, 1997
    Monograph Published Simultaneously As the Gay & Lesbian Social Services , Vol. 6, No 2

Politics

  • The Anti-Gay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right
    Didi Herman
    University of Chicago Press, 1997
     
  • Coming Home to America: A Roadmap to Gay and Lesbian Empowerment
    Torie Osborn
    St. Martin's Press, 1997
    Stonewall Inn Editions
     
  • Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation
    Urvashi Vaid
    Anchor, 1996

Queer Theory

  • Entiendes?: Queer Readings, Hispanic Writings (Series Q)
    edited by Emilie L. Bergmann, Paul Julian Smith
    Duke Univ. Press, 1995
     
  • Feminism Meets Queer Theory (Books From Differences)
    edited by Elizabeth Weed and Naomi Schor
    Indiana University Press, 1997
     
  • Queer Theory: An Introduction
    Annamarie Jagose
    New York University Press, 1997
     
  • Representing Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire
    edited by Donald E. Hall and Maria Pramaggiore
    New York University Press, 1996

Relationships

  • Intimacy Between Men: How to Find and Keep Gay Love Relationships
    John H. Driggs and Stephen E. Phinn
    Plume, 1991
     
  • The Intimacy Dance: A Guide to Long Term Success in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
    Betty Berzon
    Plume, 1997

Religion and Spirituality

  • Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life for Gays,Lesbians, and Everybody Else
    John J. McNeill
    by Beacon Press, 1996
     
  • From Queer to Eternity: Spirituality in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
    Peter Sweasey
    Cassell Academic, 1997
    (Lesbian and Gay Studies)
     
  • Gay Theology Without Apology
    Gary David Comstock
    Pilgrim Press, 1993
     
  • Homosexuality and World Religions
    edited by Arlene Swidler
    Trinity Press Int'l, 1993
     
  • Stealing Jesus: How Fundamentalism Betrays Christianity
    Bruce Bawer
    Crown Publishers, Inc., 1997

Transgender

  • Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits
    Loren Cameron
    Cleis Press, 1996
     
  • Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us
    Kate Bornstein
    Vintage Books, 1995
     
  • Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Rupaul
    Leslie Feinberg
    Beacon Press, 1997

Youth

  • Am I Blue: Coming Out From the Silence
    edited by Marion Dane
    HarperTrophy, 1994
     
  • Free Your Mind (The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth and Their Allies)
    Ellen Bass and Kate Kaufman
    Harper Perennial, 1996
     
  • The Shared Heart: Portraits and Stories Celebrating Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Young People
    Adam Mastoon
    Lothrop Lee and Shepard, 1997

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