The OCOM Library staff is completely heartbroken by the tragic shooting in Orlando. We stand in solidarity with our queer and Latinx brothers and sisters, recognizing the long history of violence against these communities. We understand that this is a time for mourning and healing, and I'd personally like to offer up hugs to any student in need of one. Remember that people love you.

Though we are on the opposite side of the country, I believe one way we can help move forward is by ensuring that our library remains a safe space for all of our students, regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and faith. We've pulled together a few books about oppression in the United States, which you can find on display in the library. If you feel lost in the conversations, educate yourself about these issues, as they'll invariably affect you not only in your future practice, but in your personal life.

In the wake of the Orlando shootings, librarians and educators across the country have been working together to create #PulseOrlandoSyllabus, an extensive reading list for those interested in learning about the histories, narratives, and fictional works of LGBTQ people, with an emphasis on queer and trans people of color, whose histories are often pushed to the margins even further. The list compiles a huge array of media, including not just fiction and non-fiction books, but podcasts, comics, and local resource centers. I've included a partial list below, but you can view the entire Pulse Syllabus at:


This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces. We make visible the deep cultural heritages of Latinx communities among queer subcultures.

-#PulseOrlandoSyllabus Statement of Intention (June 16, 2016)


xo, Candise



Statement of Intention (June 16, 2016):

This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces. We make visible the deep cultural heritages of Latinx communities among queer subcultures.

We reject the erasure of queer Muslims and the targeting of the Muslim community in general, and the erasure of the reality that the stark majority of lives lost at Pulse were people of color. We ask contributors to resist racist, homophobic, classist, misogynistic citing practices, and to amplify the voices of Pulse. The intention is not to create another syllabus of gay whiteness.

We want to acknowledge the countless and anonymous librarians, educators, and others who have contributed to this document; it is richer from all who have contributed to the collective knowledge here. The intersections and contexts made visible through its categories are powerful and necessary.

Soon, this document will be closed for further editing, and we will be calling for volunteers at that time to help us prepare the resource for publication in some form, by ensuring that representation of those communities most affected (TQPOC) by the Pulse Night Club shooting are prioritized and centered, as well as consistent formatting and linking throughout.

-- Contact: Jamie Berrout @jamieberrout, Venus Selenite @venusselenite, Oliver Bendorf @ohbendorf, and Lydia Willoughby @willoughbrarian


Self Care

Assessment for self care - http://philome.la/jace_harr/you-feel-like-shit-an-interactive-self-care-guide/play

Free app for meditation in five minutes -http://www.stopbreathethink.org/

10 minute meditation w/ GIF to help with breathing, helps with anxiety and panic attacks-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXItOY0sLRY

After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope - http://www.npr.org/2013/01/16/168563480/after-tragedy-nonbelievers-find-other-ways-to-cope

Help with tolerating intense and uncomfortable emotions such as grief & anger - http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/distress_tolerance.html

Chödrön, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult times. Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

Lipsky, Laura van Dernoot. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.

Community of compassion and hope for grieving survivors; counseling, advocacy, research, and education - http://www.missfoundation.org/

Libraries are packed with information & resources. Find one near you - https://www.worldcat.org/libraries

Blog encouraging people to prevent other people’s garbage from taking over their lives - The Law of the Garbage Truck

Queer Self Care website: http://bluejaguarlove.com


LGBTQ and Ally Collectives and Cooperatives

QTPOC led collective in Oakland, leads herbal workshops in different locations  

Qulture Collective

QTPOC led design collective

Design Action Collective

Games, curriculum workshops and more for movement building


AORTA designed to strengthen the movement towards a solidarity economy. Read AORTA’s PULSE statement.

Support this emerging Trans* Latina Owned Co-op

NQAPIA, The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Resources After the Orlando Tragedy


  • Join the NQAPIA family—a broad title that includes NQAPIA staff, NQAPIA board members, federation members, and LGBT Asian/South Asian community organizers—for a call to support each other through the many
  • responses, dimensions, emotions, and developments about the tragic Orlando shooting. We had phone calls on Monday, June 13 and Thursday, June 16. Read our notes of feedback, resources, and potential next steps at bit.ly/NQAPIA_orlando.


Scholarly Books

Abelove, Henry, Michele Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin, eds. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1993.


Aching, Gerald. Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.


Acosta, Katie L. Amigas Y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2013.


Aldama, Frederick L. Brown on Brown: Chicano/a Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.


----. Dancing with Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.


Almaguer, Tomas. "Chicano Men: A Cartography of Homosexual Identity and Behavior." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 3.2. (1991): 75-100.


Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands = La Frontera. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.


Arenas, Reinaldo. Before Night Falls. New York: Penguin, 1994. Print.

Asencio, Marysol, ed. Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Bailey, Marlon M. Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.


Bell, David, and Gill Valentine. Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexualities. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.


Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Print.


Brooks, Adrian. The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQ Activism , 2015. Print.


Cantú, Lionel. 2009. The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men.  


Carter, David. Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004.


Castiglia, Christopher, and Christopher Reed. If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Clarke, E. 2000. Virtuous vice: Homoeroticism and the public sphere. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. (Series Q).


Crenshaw, Kimberlé. On Intersectionality: Essential Writings. New Press, 2016.


Cruz-Malavé, Arnaldo and Martin F. Manalansan. Queer Globalizations. Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism. New York and London: New York University Press, 2002.


Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2003.


Decena, Carlos. Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Gay Men. Duke University Press, 2011.

Del Castillo, Adelaida R. and Gibrán Güido, ed. Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic, 2014.


D’Emilio, John. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970. 1983. 2nd ed., University of Chicago Press, 1998.


D’Emilio, John. In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.


D’Emilio, John and Estelle B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in         America. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.


Dews, C L. B, and Carolyn L. Law. Out in the South. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.


Downs, Jim. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016.


Duberman, Martin, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, eds. Hidden From History:    Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. New York, Penguin Books, 1989.

Duggan, Lisa. Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.


---. The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2003.


Eaklor, Vicki L. Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States. The New Press, 2008. New Press People’s History. [A very accessible, introductory-level textbook on the history of queer America!]


Escobar Cajamarca, Manuel Roberto, Cuerpos en resistencia: experiencias trans en Ciudad de México y Bogotá, Bogotá: Universidad Central, 2016.

Enke, Finn A. Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism. Duke, 2007


Faderman, Lillian. The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.


---. “Who Hid Lesbian History?” The New Lesbian Studies: Intro to the Twenty-First Century. Ed. Bonnie Zimmerman and Toni McNarion. New York:The Feminist Press, 1996.


Forrest, Katherine V., ed. Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian   Paperback Novels 1950-1965. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2005.


Foster, Thomas A, ed. Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America New York: NYU Press, 2007.

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality: An Introduction. Vol. 1 New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

Fields, Jill. An Intimate Affair: Women Lingerie and Sexuality. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.


Frank, Miriam, Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America. 2014, Temple University Press.

Gallo, Marcia M. Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2006.


Gamson, Joshua. Modern Families: Stories of Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship. NYU Press, 2015.


Gieseking, Jen Jack. 2013. “Queering the Meaning of ‘Neighbourhood’: Reinterpreting the Lesbian-Queer Experience of Park Slope, Brooklyn, 1983-2008.” In Queer Presences and Absences, edited by Yvette Taylor and Michelle Addison, 178–200. London: Palgrave Macmillan.


Goodwin, Joseph P. More Man Than You’ll Ever Be: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America. Indiana University Press, 1989.


Grahn, Judy. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds. Boston: Beacon Press, 1990.


Graves, Karen. And they were wonderful teachers : Florida’s purge of gay and lesbian teachers. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Grier, Barbara, and Coletta Reid, eds. The Lavender Herring: Lesbian Essays from The Ladder. Baltimore, MD: Diana Press, 1976.


Grzanka, Patrick R., ed. Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2014.


Halberstam, J. M. In A Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2005.

Halperin, David M. How to Do the History of Homosexuality. Chicago: University of       Chicago Press, 2001.


Hames-Garcia, Michael R, and Ernesto J. Martínez. Gay Latino Studies: A Critical Reader. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.


Hancock, Ange-Marie. Intersectionality: An Intellectual History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.


Hanhardt, Christina B. Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence. Duke University Press, 2013.


Herek, Gregory M., and Kevin T. Berrill, editors. Hate Crimes: Confronting Violence against Lesbians and Gay Men. Sage Publications, 1992.


Herman, Judith Lewis. Trauma and recovery. Basic books, 1997.


Herring, Scott. Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism. New York: New York University Press, 2010.


Herukhuti. Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality, Volume I. New York: Vintage Entity Press. 2007


Horak, Laura. Girls Will be Boys: Cross-dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Jagose, Annamarie. Queer Theory: An introduction.  New York: New York University Press, 1996.


Jama, Afdhere. Illegal Citizens: Queer Lives in the Muslim World. Oracle Releasing, 2008. Print.


Johnson, David K. The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2004.


Johnson, E. Patrick, and Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, eds. Blacktino Queer Performance. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016.


Johnson, E. Patrick, and Henderson, Mae G., eds. Black Queer Studies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.


King, Rosamond S. Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2014.


Kugle, Scott Siraj al-Haqq. Homosexuality in Islam: Critical reflection on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims. Oneworld Publications, 2010.


Kulick, Don.  Travesti: Sex, gender, and culture among Brazilian transgendered prostitutes.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.


La Fountain-Stokes, Lawrence. Queer Ricans: Cultures and Sexualities in the Diaspora. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.


Lawrence, Tim, Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970–1979 Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.


Licata, Salvadore J. “The Homosexual Rights Movement in the United States: A Traditionally Overlooked Area of American History” Journal of Homosexuality 6, Fall/Winter 1980/81.


Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Trumansburg, NY: Crossing, 1984.


---. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1982.


Love, Heather. Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Harvard University Press, 2009.


Manalansan IV, Martin F. Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora. Durham: Duke University Press, 2003.


Marhoefer, Laurie. Sex and the Weimar Republic: Homosexuality and the Rise of the Nazis. University of Toronto Press, 2015.


Marcus, Eric. Making History; The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Equal Rights, 1945-1990 –An Oral History. New York: HarperCollins, 1992.


Marinucci, Mimi. Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection between Queer and Feminist Theory. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2016.


McConnell, David. American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men. New York: Akashic Books, 2013.


McCune, Jeffrey Q. Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing. The University of Chicago Press, 2014.


McKenzie, Mia. Black Girl Dangerous: On Race, Queerness, Class, and Gender. Oakland: BGD Press, 2014.

Meeker, Martin. Contacts Desired: Gay and Lesbian Communications, 1940s -1970s.     Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.


Meyer, Doug. Violence against Queer People: Race, Class, Gender, and the Persistence of Anti-LGBT Discrimination. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2016.

Meyerowitz, Joanne J.  Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America,        1945-1960. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1994.


Meyerowitz, Joanne J.. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Harvard University Press, 2002.


Moore, Mignon R. Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships, and Motherhood among Black Women. University of California Press, 2011.


Morrone, Melissa, ed.  Informed Agitation: Library and Information Skills in Social Justice Movements and Beyond. Sacramento: Library Juice Press, 2014.


Moraga, Cherríe, and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds. This bridge called my back: Writings by radical women of color. SUNY Press, 2015.


Muñoz, José Esteban. Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity. Duke University Press, 2009.


Muñoz, José Esteban. Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. University of Minnesota Press, 1999.


Negrón-Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and the Latinization of American Culture. New York: New York University Press, 2004.


Denis, Nelson A. War against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America's Colony. New York: Nation Books, 2015. Print.


Newton, Esther. Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town. , 2014. Print.


Nkabinde, Nkunzi Zandile. Black Bull, Ancestors and Me: My Life as a Lesbian Sangoma. Jacana Media, 2009. Print.


Ochoa, Marcia. Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.


Parrini Rodrigo y Alejandro Brito (coords.) La memoria y el deseo. Estudios gay y queer en México, México: PUEG, UNAM, 2014.


Pasco, C.J. Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School. 2nd ed. University of California Press, 2011.


Peña, Susana. Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami. University of Minnesota Press.: Minneapolis, MN. 2013.  


Perez, Elizabeth. Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions. New York University Press, 2016.


Pérez, Hiram. Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Culture. New York University Press, 2015.


Poucher, Judith G. State of Defiance : Challenging the Johns Committee's Assault on Civil Liberties. 2014.


Puar, Jasbir. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.


Quesada, U., Gomez, L., & Vidal-Ortiz, S. (Eds.). (2015). Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism. Austin: University of Texas Press.


Quiroga, José. Tropics of Desire: Interventions from Queer Latino America. New York and London: New York University Press, 2002.


Ramos, Juanita. Compañeras: Latina Lesbians: an Anthology. New York: Routledge, 1994.


Rechy, John. City of Night. New York: Grove, 1963.


Reddy, Chandan. Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.


Rivera-Servera, Ramón H. Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.


Robb, Graham. Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Norton, 2003.


Rodriguez, Juana M. Queer Latinidad: Identity Practices, Discursive Spaces. New York: New York University Press, 2003.


---. Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings. New York: New York University Press, 2014.

Rupp, Leila. A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America. Chicago:      University of Chicago Press, 1990.  

‐ ‐ ‐. Sapphistries: A Global History of Love Between Women. New York: New York University Press, 2009.


Shaw, Adrienne. Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.


Shawl, Nisi, and Cynthia Ward. Writing the Other: A Practical Approach. Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2005. Print.


Shultz, Jackson Wright. Trans/portraits: Voices From Transgender Communities. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2015.


Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben. The Avowal of Difference: Queer Latino American Narratives. Albany, N.Y.: SUNY Press, 2014.


Snorton, Riley C. Nobody is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Soares, Manuela “The Purloined Ladder: Its Place in Lesbian History.” The Journal of   Homosexuality , Vol. 34, No. ¾, Winter 1998: 27-49.


Somerville, Siobhan B. Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000.


Spade, Dean. Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of the Law. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.


Stanley, Eric A. and Nat Smith (Eds). Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex (2nd). AK Press, 2015.

Stein, Marc. City of Sisterly and Brotherly Love: Making Lesbian and Gay History in       Philadelphia, 1945-1972. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.


Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Seal Press, 2008.


Tillmann, Lisa. In Solidarity : Friendship, Family, and Activism beyond Gay and Straight. Innovative Ethnographies. 2014.


Torres, Lourdes and Inmaculada Pertusa. Tortilleras: Hispanic and U.S. Latina lesbian expression. Temple University Press, 2003.


Tucker, Andrew 2009. Queer visibilities: Space, identity, and interaction in Cape Town. Malden, MA: Wiley.


Von Hoffman Nicholas.  Citizen Cohn. New York: Doubleday, 1988.


Walter, Cori E. It’s a Beautiful Day in the Gayborhood (2011): Master of Liberal Studies Theses. Rollins College. Web. http://scholarship.rollins.edu/mls/6/


Walters, Suzanna Danuta. All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America. University of Chicago Press, 2001.


---. The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality. New York University Press, 2014.


Warner, Michael (ed.). Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.


Warner, Michael. The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999.


Wilchins, R. (2014). Queer theory, gender theory: An instant primer. Bronx, NY: Magnus Books.


Woods, Gregory. Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016.


Young, Allen, and Karla Jay, editors. Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation. 1972. Twentieth anniversary edition, New York University Press, 1992.

Popular Books (divide into subjects)



Baldwin, James.  Giovanni’s Room.  1956.

Baldwin, James. If Beale Street Could Talk: New York : Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1974.

Bañales, Meliza. Life Is Wonderful, People Are Terrific. Ladybox, 2015.

Barnett, LaShonda. Jam on the Vine. New York: Grove, 2015.

Bhattacharya, Susmita. The Normal State of Mind. Parthian, 2015.

Castillo, Ana. Loverboys. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

---. So Far From God. New York: W.W. Norton, 1993.

Chee, Alexander. Edinburgh. New York: Welcome Rain Publishers, 2001. .

deRobertis, Carolina. The Gods of Tango. Alfred A Knopf, 2015.

Doctor, Farzana. Stealing Nasreen, 2007.

Erdrich, Louise. The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.

Flores, Anel. Empanada: A Lesbiana Story en Probaditas. San Francisco, CA: Kórima Pres, 2012

Garcia, Tristan. Hate: A Romance. Translated by Marion Duvert and Lorin Stein. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010.

Gurba, Myriam. Dahlia Season: stories & a novella. Manic D Press, 2007

Haddad, Saleem. Guapa. New York: Other Press, 2016.

Highway, Tomson. Kiss of the Fur Queen. 1999. (Aboriginal, queer.)

Jackson, Naomi. The Star Side of Bird Hill. New York: Penguin, 2015.

Koyanagi, Jacqueline. Ascension. Masque Books, 2013.

Lara, Ana-Maurine. Erzulíe's skirt. Red Bone Press, 2006.

Lemus, Felicia L. Like Son. New York: Akashik Books, 2007.

---. Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003. Print.

Negrón, Luis. Mundo Cruel. Río Piedras, P.R: La Secta de los Perros, 2010. Print.

Negrón, Luis, and Suzanne J. Levine. Mundo Cruel: Stories. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2013. Print. (English translation)

Obejas, Achy. We came all the way from Cuba so you could dress like this? Cleis Press, 1994.

---. Memory mambo : a novel. Cleis Press. 1996.

---. Ruins. Akashic, 2009.

Okparanta, Chinelo. Under the Udala Trees. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015

Pérez, Emma. Forgetting the Alamo, or, Blood memory: a novel. University of Texas Press, 2009.

---. Gulf dreams. Third Woman Press, 1996.

Pickney, Darryl. Black Deutschland. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016.

Puig, Manuel.  The Kiss of the Spider Woman.  1984.

Rice-González, Charles. Chulito. 2010.

Rivera, Gabby. Juliet Takes a Breath. Riverdale, N.Y.: Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016.

Santos-Febres, Mayra. Sirena Selena. Picador USA, 2000. Translated by Stephen Lytle

---. Fe en Disfraz. Alfaguara, 2009.

Sarif, Shamim. I Can't Think Straight. London: Enlightenment, 2008.

Shraya, Vivek. She of the Mountains. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2014.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

Trujillo, Carla. What night brings: a novel. Curbstone Press, 2003.

Xavier, Emanuel, ed. Mariposas: An Anthology of Modern Queer Latino Poetry. Mountain View, Calif: Floricanto Press 2008.

Zahava, Irene, editor. Lavender mansions : 40 contemporary lesbian and gay short stories. Westview Press, 1994. Featuring Jewelle Gomez, Terri de la Pena, and more

Annabel by Kathleen Winter

Dhalgren by Samuel Delany

The Female Man by Joanna Russ

An Anthology of Fiction by Trans Women of Color edited by Jamie Berrout and Ellen Peña


Acevedo, David. El Diario de Una Puta Humilde. Erizo Editorial. 2012. Print.

Arnal, Kike. Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico. , 2014. Print. http://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/UTAH:EVERYTHING:UUU_ALMA51384597230002001

Cartier, Marie. Baby, You Are My Religion: Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall. 2013. Print.  

Green, E. R., Maurer, L., & Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes, I. (2015). The teaching transgender toolkit: a facilitator’s guide to increasing knowledge, decreasing prejudice & building skills.


Non-Fiction Anthologies

Bernstein Sycamore, Mattilda. Why are faggots so afraid of faggots? : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform. AK Press, 2012. Featuring George Ayala and Pato Hebert, Jaime Cortez and more.


Cathcart, K. M., & Gabel-Brett, L. J. (2016). Love unites us: winning the freedom to marry in America.


Conrad, Ryan, ed. Against Equality: Prisons Will Not Protect You.


Cortez, Jaime. Virgins, guerrillas & locas : gay Latinos writing on love. Cleis Press, 1999.


Erickson-Schroth, Laura, ed. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community.


Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein, ed. That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation.


Fray Baroque and Teagan Eanelli Queer Ultraviolence: Bash Back Anthology


Boykin, Keith et al. (eds.) For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home.


Moraga, Cherríe, and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds. This bridge called my back: Writings by radical women of color. SUNY Press, 2015.


Townsend, Johnny. Let the Faggots Burn: The Upstairs Lounge Fire. Bangor, Maine: BookLocker.com, 2011.


Aire Saenz, Benjamin. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Cinco Puntos Press. 2012.


Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance by Tabias Olajuawon Wilson


Workin' it! : RuPaul's guide to life, liberty, and the pursuit of style / RuPaul.


Hello, cruel world : 101 alternatives to suicide for teens, freaks, and other outlaws / by Kate Bornstein.


Beyond magenta : transgender teens speak out / Susan Kuklin.


Queer and trans artists of color : stories of some of our lives / interviews by Nia King ; co-edited by jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson.


Shelton, Michael. Family Pride: What LGBT families should know about navigating home, school and safety in their neighborhoods.


The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America by Margot Canaday


Ochs, R. & Williams, H. S. Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Boston: Bisexual Resource Center. 2014.


Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire edited by C.B. Daring, J. Rogue, Deric Shannon, and Abbey Volcano


Klonaris, Helen & Rabiyah, Amir. Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ Voices. Chapel Hill: Trans-Genre Press: 2016.


Trujillo, Carla. Chicana lesbians: the girls our mothers warned us about. Third Woman Press, 1991.


Patton, C & Sánchez-Eppler (Eds.). (2000). Queer diasporas. Durham and London : Duke University Press.


Against Equality: Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion edited by Ryan Conrad


Kicked Out by Sassafras Lowrey


LGTBQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality by Kristin Cronn-Mills


LGBTQ families: Ultimate Teen Guide by Eva Apelqvist


The Letter Q: Queer Writers Notes to Their Younger Selves by Sarah Moon


Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community by Robin Stevenson


Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke


Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum


This Book is Gay by James Dawson


Transgender Lives: Complex Stories, Complex Voices by Kristin Cronn-Mills


Branded by the Pink Triangle by Ken Setterrington


Xavier, Emanuel. Mariposas: A Modern Anthology of Queer Latino Poetry. Mountain View, Calif: Floricanto Press, 2008.


Beam, Cris. Transparent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers. Orlando, Fla: Harcourt, 2007.


Serano, Julia. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, 2007.


Serano, Julia. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, 2013.


Siraj al-Haqq Kugle, Scott. Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. New York University Press, 2014.


Delany, Samuel. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue. New York: NYU P,


Delany, Samuel. The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction Writing in the East Village. University of Minnesota Press, 2004.


Blanco, Richard. The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. 2014.


Arenas, Reinaldo.  Before Night Falls.  1993.


Jennings, Kevin, ed. One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better and What Hasn’t. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015.


Anthropy, Anna. Rise of the Videogame Zinesters: How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Dropouts, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2012.


Iyer, Deepa, We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future, New York: The New Press, 2015.

QTPOC Critical Non-Fiction

Roberts, Monica. http://transgriot.blogspot.com/


Rude, Mey. http://www.autostraddle.com/author/meyrude/


Talusan, Meredith. https://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan


Diaz, Devon. http://www.nylon.com/author/devan-diaz


Bellot, Gabrielle. http://gabriellebellot.com/mywork/


Willis, Raquel. http://www.raquelwillis.com/writing-2/



Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera. Aunt Lute Books, 4th ed., 2012.

Blanco, Richard. The Prince of Los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood. First ed. Ecco, 2014.

---. Looking for the Gulf Motel. U Pittsburgh Press, 2012.

Cogswell, Kelly. Eating Fire: My Life As a Lesbian Avenger, 2014. Print.

Cooper, T. Real Man Adventures. San Francisco: McSweeney’s, 2012.

Conigrave, Timothy. Holding the Man, 1995.

Conley, Garrard. Boy Erased: A Memoir. Riverhead Books, 2016.

Córdova, Jeanne. When We Were Outlaws. Spinsters Ink, Midway, FL, 2011.

Galloway, Terry. Mean Little Deaf Queer. Beacon Press, 2010. http://utah-primoprod.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/UTAH:EVERYTHING:UUU_ALMA51396093800002001

González, Rigoberto. Butterfly boy: memories of a Chicano mariposa. University of Wisconsin Press, 2006.

Hernandez, Daisy. A Cup of Water Under My Bed.

Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name. Persephone Press, 1982.

McBee, Thomas Page. Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. San Francisco: City Lights, 2015.

Merbruja, Luna. Trauma Queen. Biyuti publishing, 2013.

Mock, Janet. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love, and So Much More. New York: Atria, 2014.

Monette, Paul. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992.

---. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. 1998.

Moraga, Cherríe L. Loving in the War Years. South End Press, 1983 (2nd ed. 2000). *

Neal, Jarrett. What Color Is Your Hoodie? Essays on Black Gay Identity. New York: Chelsea Station Editions, 2015.

Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi. Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home.

Road, Cristy C. Spit and Passion.

Spoon, Rae. First Spring Grass Fire. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012.

Spoon, Rae & Ivan E. Coyote. Gender Failure. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2014.

Wilson, Tabias. Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Remembering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance.

Wojnarowicz, David. Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration.

Queer Prison Abolition

Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex edited by Eric A. Stanley & Nat Smith


Considering Hate: Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics by Michael Bronski and Kay Whitlock


LGBT Books to Prisoners



Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States by Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock


The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prison by Kristin Lyseggen and Carolyn Bond (2015)



Discussion Guides

Tips for Talking with Children about Orlando.  Sonja Mackenzie.

LGBTQ+ Picture Books

10,000 Dresses by Max Ewert & Rex Ray

All I Want To Be Is Me by Phyllis Rothblatt

All Kinds of Families, 40th Anniversary Edition, Norma Simon, Sarah Brannen (Illustrator)

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator)

Call Me Tree: Llámame árbol by Maya Christina González

Daddy, Papa, and Me by Lesléa Newman (board book)

Donovan’s Big Day by Lesléa Newman & Mike Dutton

Families by Susan Kuklin

Families by Shelley Rotner

Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang

The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan, Danamarie Hosler (Illustrator)

Heather Has Two Mommies by Lesléa Newman & Laura Cornell

Hello, Sailor by Andre Sollie, Ingrid Gordon (Illustrator)

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel, Jazz Jennings, Shelagh McNicholas (Illustrator)

In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco

Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton, Dougal MacPhearson (Illustrator)

Jacob’s New Dress by Sarah Hoffman, Ian Hoffman, & Chris Case

King and King by Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland

Large Fears by Myles E. Johnson, Kendrick Daye

Made by Raffi by Craig Pomranz & Margaret Chamberlain

Meet Polkadot by Talcott Broadhead

Mommy, Mama, and Me by Lesléa Newman (board book)

Monday is One Day by Arthur A. Levine, Julian Hector (Illustrator)

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino & Isabelle Malenfant

My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis & Suzanne DeSimone

A Peacock Among Pigeons by Tyler Curry and Clarione Gutierrez

Real Sisters Pretend by Megan Dowd Lambert, Nicole Tadgell (Illustrator)

Red:  A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away with Another Spoon Coloring Book by Jacinta Bunnell

Square Zair Pair by Jase Peeples and Christine Knopp

Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer & Holly Clifton-Brown

This Day in June by Gayle E. Pittman & Krystina Litten

What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg

William’s Doll by Charlotte Zolotow, pictures by William Pène du Bois.

Worm loves Worm by J.J. Austrian

LGBTQ+ Chapter Books, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, & Comics

The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister by Charlotte Agell

The Best Man by Richard Peck

Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle and Five, Six, Seven, Nate! by Tim Federle (sequel to Better Nate Than Ever)

The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Family Fletcher series by Dana Alison Levy

Gay & Lesbian History for Kids by Jerome Pohlen

George by Alex Gino

Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky

Husky by Justin Sayre

Kiss by Jacqueline Woodson

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Lumberjanes series by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters, & Brooke A. Allen

The Manny Files by Christian Burch

Marco the Impossible by Hannah Moskowitz

The Marvels by Brian Selznick

Misfit trilogy by James Howe

My Mixed-Up Berry Blue Summer by Jennifer Gennari
The Popularity Papers series by Amy Ignatow

Pride Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson

Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz & Miriam Klein Stahl

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg & Fiona Smyth

Totally Joe by James Howe

Young Adult

LGBT YA Books Featuring People of Color or Minority Ethnicity

Anything Could Happen by Will Walton

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Ash by Malinda Lo

Boyfriends With Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez

Convict’s Candy by Damon Meadows & Jason Poole

Crash Into Me by Borris Albert

Dramarama by E. Lockhart

Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole

Dreamblood Duology (Killing Moon and Shadowed Sun) by N. K. Jemisin

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

For Today I Am a Boy by Kim Fu

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

The God Box by Alex Sanchez

God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya

Happy Families by Tanita Davis

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger

The House You Pass on the Way by Jacqueline Woodson

Huntress by Malinda Lo

I Am J by Cris Beam

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

Love & Lies: Marisol’s Story by Ellen Wittlinger

M+O 4evr by Tonya Hegamin

The Mariposa Club by Rigoberto González

Money Boy by Paul Yee

Moon at Nine by Deborah Ellis

More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera

My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

The Necessary Hunger by Nina Revoyr

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

On the Come Up by Hannah Weyer

Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

Proxy by Alex London

Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea by Shyam Selvadurai

Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

The Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd

Other Young Adult Books

Am I Blue?: Coming Out of the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

Asher’s Fault, Asher’s Shot, Asher’s Out (trilogy) by Elizabeth Wheeler, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

A Boy Like Me by Jennie Wood

All the Major Constellations by Pratima Cranse

Andy Squared by Jennifer LaVoie

Another Kind of Cowboy by Susan Juby

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills

Brooklyn Burning by Steve Brezenoff

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Brew by Dane Edidi

Caught in the Crossfire, Searching for Grace, and Taking a Stand by Juliann Rich

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by David Levithan and John Green

None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio

Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins

Double Exposure by Bridget Birdsall
Endless, Forever by E.M. Lindsey

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz

Love is the Higher Law by David Levithan

Far From You by Tess Sharpe

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg

Hold Still by Nina LaCour

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour

Ask the Passengers by A. S. King

Weetzie Bat--Francesca Lia Block

The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Changers series by T. Cooper; Alison Glock-Cooper

About a Girl by Sarah McCarry

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Dark Parts of the Forest by Holly Black

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

Freak Show by James St. James

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz

Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Hold Me Closer: the Tiny Cooper story by David Levithan

How Beautiful the Ordinary edited by Michael Cart

It’s Our Prom (Deal with it) by Julie Anne Peters

Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

Kissing Kate by Lauren Myracle

Love Drugged by James Klise

My Heartbeat by Garrett Freyman-Weyr

October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard by Leslea Newman

Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom by Emily Franklin

Pink by Lili Wikinson

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright

The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan

With or WIthout You by Brian Farrey

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

What They Always Tell Us by Martin Wilson

The Space Between by Michelle Teichman

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

Wither by Dane Edidi

Yemaya’s Daughters by Dane Edidi

Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

Fat Angie by E.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden

A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend by Emily Horner

Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler

Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry

OMG queer : short stories by queer youth edited by Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch

Lizard Radio - Pat Schwartz (genderfluid)

The Symptoms of Being Human - Jeff Garvin (genderfluid)

Luna by Julie Anne Peters

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley (genderfluid)

Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

Freakboy by Kristin Clark

Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger

Young Adult Nonfiction

Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Rethinking Normal: A Memoir in Transition by Katie Rain Hill

Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews


Bausum, Ann. Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights. Viking, 2015. [A history of gay liberation and Stonewall for young adult readers.]

Awards and Other Book Lists

Lambda Literary Awards


Stonewall Book Awards List from the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table


Rainbow Book List  (The Rainbow List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, and which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18.)


Stonewall Book Awards (which includes a Children’s and YA Award since 2010)


Derman-Sparks, Louise. (2016). “Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books.Teaching For Change.


Books about Transgender Issues for Teens (New York Public Library)

LGBTQ+ Comics & Graphic Novels

a + e 4ever by Ilike Merey

Adrian and the Tree of Secrets by Marie Caillou-Hubert

Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash

Draw the Line by Laurent Linn

Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernández

Skim by Mariko & Jillian Tamaki
Kevin Keller: Welcome to Riverdale by Dan Parent
The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio

Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Shannon Waters

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Young Avengers by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki

Pedro and Me by Judd Winick

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

Super Pro K.O.! By Jarrett Williams

Trans Girl Next Door by Kylie Summer

Witchy by Ariel Ries

Becoming Me by Mia Rose Elbo

100 Crushes by Elisha Lim

Baopu by Yao Xiao

Scholars of LGBTQ Children’s & YA Literature

Michelle Abate (website)

Rob Bittner (website)

Michael Cart

Thomas Crisp

Christine Jenkins (website)

Kenneth Kidd

Derritt Mason

Angel Daniel Matos (website)

Jamie Campbell Naidoo (also studies Latinx children’s literature)
Eric Tribunella

Lance Weldy


Naidoo, Jamie Campbell. Rainbow Families: Selecting and Using Children’s Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. Libraries Unlimited, 2012.


Cart, Michael and Christine A. Jenkins. The Heart Has Its Reasons: Young Adult Literature with Lesbian/Gay/Queer Content, 1969-2004. Scarecrow Press, 2006.


Cart, Michael and Christine A. Jenkins. Book Review: Top 250 LGBTQ Books for Teens: Coming Out, Being Out, and the Search for Community. Huron Street Press, 2015.

GLBTQ YA Book Blogs

I’m Here, I’m Queer, What The Hell Do I Read?


F Yeah Queer Teen Lit

The Gay YA Tumblr

LGBT YA Reviews

Tru Colorz

Queer YA

Boys on the Brink Blog

YA GLBT (Goodreads Group)

Bisexual Books

Latinxs Children’s & YA Literature Reading Lists & Resources

De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children: http://decoloresreviews.blogspot.com/

Latinxs in Kid Lit: https://latinosinkidlit.com/

Pura Belpré Medal: http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/belpremedal

Naidoo, Jamie Campbell (ed). (2010). Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries.

Censorship of LGBTQ+ Literature

Out in the Library: Queer Youth Literature and Its Censors (slide presentation)

Articles (Popular Press)

Reichard, Raquel. “Why We Say Latinx: Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People Explain.” Latina Magazine. http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/why-we-say-latinx-trans-gender-non-conforming-people-explain 29 August 2015.


“After Orlando.” Middle East Research and Information Project. 17 June, 2016 http://www.merip.org/after-orlando


Aponte, Jack. “American Ugliness: Queer and Trans People of Color Say "Not in Our Names." Truthout, 14 June 2016.



Capó, Julio, Jr. “Gay bars were supposed to be safe spaces. But they often weren’t.” The Washington Post, 14 June 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/14/gay-bars-were-supposed-to-be-safe-spaces-but-they-often-werent/


Capó, Julio, Jr. “Teaching the Pulse Massacre.” Process: A Blog for American History, 29 June 2016. http://www.processhistory.org/teaching-the-pulse-massacre/


Cervantes, Vincent.  “Sacred Geography:  A Queer Latino Theological Response to Orlando.” Religion Dispatches, 13 June 2016. http://religiondispatches.org/sacred-geography-a-queer-latino-theological-response-to-orlando/


Chee, Alexander. “The Courage of Being Queer.” The New Republic, 14 June 2016.



Chemaly, Soraya, Amy Goodman. “When It Comes to Orlando Massacre, Domestic Violence is the Red Flag We Aren't Talking About” Democracy Now, June 14, 2016.



Culp-Ressler, Tara. “The Role Of Toxic Masculinity In Mass Shootings”  ThinkProgress, June 13, 2016. http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/06/13/3787606/toxic-masculinity-mass-shooting/


Deken, Sebastian. “What I want you to talk about when you talk about the Orlando shooting.” Upworthy. http://www.upworthy.com/what-i-want-you-to-talk-about-when-you-talk-about-the-orlando-shooting


Delgado, Juliana. “Cuentamelo: An Oral History of Queer Latin Immigrants in San Francisco.” SF Weekly, 26 June 2013. http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/cuentamelo-an-oral-history-of-queer-latin-immigrants-in-san-francisco/Content?oid=2826471


Dias, Elizabeth. “The Upstairs Lounge Fire: The Little Known Story of the Largest Killing of Gays in US History.” Time, 21 June 2013.



Dowd, Elle. "Biphobia and the Pulse Massacre." Medium. 13 June 2016. https://medium.com/@elledowd/biphobia-and-the-pulse-massacre-add1dd9b27be


Dupere, Katie.”’Safe Spaces’ for LGBTQ People are a Myth, and Always Have Been.” Mashable, 18 June 2016. http://mashable.com/2016/06/18/lgbtq-safe-spaces/#fKIjYnl3Kuqm

Flores, Veronica Bayettl. “The Pulse Nightclub Shooting Robbed The Queer Latinx Community Of A Sanctuary.” Remezcla, 13 June 2016. http://remezcla.com/features/music/pulse-nightclub-sanctuary/


Halberstam, Jack. “Who are ‘we’ after Orlando.” Bully Bloggers, 22 June 2016.



Harris-Perry, Melissa. “To All the Straight Women Who Love Gay Men: Your Safe Space is No Longer Their Safe Space.” Elle.com 15 June 2016.


Kim, Richard. “Please Don’t Stop the Music.” The Nation, 12 June 2016. http://www.thenation.com/article/please-dont-stop-the-music/


Kysia, Alison. "A People's History of Muslims in the United States." Zinn Education Project A People’s History of Muslims in the United States. 07 Apr. 2014.


Kost, Ryan. “In ‘The Q-Sides,’ queer Latinos find place in lowrider culture.” SF Weekly, 19 June 2015. http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/In-The-Q-Sides-queer-Latinos-find-place-6324302.php


Lopez, Alan Pelaez, Bea Esparanza Fonseca, Jorge Gutierrez, Jennicet Gutierrez, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. “Trans and Queer Latinxs Respond to #PulseOrlando Shooting.” 12 June 2016. https://www.facebook.com/Familiatqlm/videos/894654677347323/?pnref=story


Noyola, Isa and Amy Goodman. “Activist: Latinx LGBTQ Community & Its Stories of Survival Should Be at Center of Orlando Response.” 14 June 2016. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/14/activist_latinx_lgbtq_community_its_stories


One+Love Editorial Staff. “Dr. Herukhuti on Sexual Imperialism, Homonormativity, & Bi-Erasure.” One+Love. 10 June 2014.



Onion, Rebecca.  “What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn From Abolitionists.”  Slate.  15 June 2016.  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2016/06/what_gun_control_advocates_can_learn_from_the_abolitionists_who_helped_end.html


Osnos, Evan.  “Making a Killing:  The business and politics of selling guns.”  The New Yorker.  27 June 2016.  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/after-orlando-examining-the-gun-business

Pérez, Roy. “Mark Aguhar’s Critical Flippancy.” Bully Bloggers. 4 August 2012. https://bullybloggers.wordpress.com/2012/08/04/mark-aguhars-critical-flippancy/


Pierce, Joseph M. “Travestis, negras, boricas, maricas” Revista Anfibia. 13 June 2016. http://www.revistaanfibia.com/cronica/travestis-negras-boricuas-maricas/


Rodriguez, Mathew. “Orlando’s LGBTQ Community Gathers to Mourn After Tragic Pulse Shooting.” Mic. 13 June 2016 https://mic.com/articles/146036/orlando-s-lgbt-community-gathers-to-mourn-after-tragic-pulse-shooting#.Py4fJQ5iv


Rodriguez, Mathew. “Latino, LGBTQ Muslims in Orlando Are Grieving the Pulse Shooting.” Mic 15 June 2016 https://mic.com/articles/146254/latino-lgbtq-muslims-in-orlando-are-grieving-the-pulse-shooting#.GxG4kc9fz


Rodriguez, Mathew. “Orlando’s Gay Latino Community Describes Pulse Nightclub In Their Own Words.” 18 June 2016  



Singh, Maanvi. “Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color.” NPR Code Switch. 28 May 2015.



Sheffield, R. Social Justice Struggles for Rights, Equality & Identity: The Role of LGBTQ Archives (discusses the Upstairs Lounge Fire). https://youtu.be/Lvatk4YXmSw


Shupak, Greg.  “The Extremist Formula.”  Jacobin.  17 June 2016.  https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/06/orlando-pulse-omar-mateen-isis-homophobia-islamophobia-terror/


Stern, Mark Joseph. “There’s an Urgent Need for Blood Donors in Orlando. Most Gay Men Still Can’t Donate.” Slate, 12 June 2016. http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/06/12/orlando_pulse_gay_nightclub_shooting_gay_men_can_t_donate_blood.html


Thrasher, Steven W. “LGBT People of Color Refuse to Be Erased After Orlando: We have to elbow in.” The Guardian, 18 June, 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/18/orlando-latino-lgbt-media-whitewash


Tite, Philip L. “Scripting Acts of Violence: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shooting.” Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 13 June 2016. http://bulletin.equinoxpub.com/2016/06/scripting-acts-of-violence-intersectionality-and-the-orlando-shooting/


Torres, Justin. “In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club.” Washington Post. 13 June 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-praise-of-latin-night-at-the-queer-club/2016/06/13/e841867e-317b-11e6-95c0-2a6873031302_story.html


Uwujaren, Jarune. "How White LGBTQIA+ People Can Be More Inclusive of People of Color." Everyday Feminism, 5 February 2013.



Walker, John. “Increased Safety Measures at Pride Parades Won’t Make All LGBTQ People Feel Safe.” Fusion, 17 June 2016, http://fusion.net/story/315362/orlando-shooting-increase-police-security-pride-parades/




Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Project Tumblr


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/15/opinion/the-corrosive-politics-that-threaten-lgbt-americans.html?_r=0 (More than 200 anti-LGBT bill have been introduced in 34 states in 2016 alone)


“Orlando Shooting Survivor Volunteers as Translator for Victims’ Families” June 14, 2016. Heard on All Things Considered





White queers, this is a betrayal. | Woman of Qolour



My Pride is Bulletproof: A Queer Puerto Rican on Life After Orlando | Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/features/my-pride-is-bulletproof-a-queer-puerto-rican-on-life-after-orlando-20160616

Whitewashing the Orlando shooting victims only makes LGBTQ people of color more vulnerable to violence - Michelle Garcia, Vox, 16 June 2016 http://www.vox.com/2016/6/16/11954668/whitewashing-orlando-victims-lgbt-violence


“Orlando’s LGBTQ Community Gathers to Mourn After Tragic Pulse Shooting.” Mic. 13 June 2016 https://mic.com/articles/146036/orlando-s-lgbt-community-gathers-to-mourn-after-tragic-pulse-shooting


“Latino, LGBTQ Muslims in Orlando Are Grieving the Pulse Shooting.” Mic 15 June 2016 https://mic.com/articles/146254/latino-lgbtq-muslims-in-orlando-are-grieving-the-pulse-shooting


“Orlando’s Gay Latino Community Describes Pulse Nightclub In Their Own Words.” 18 June 2016  


How To Be Tender With Your Grief While Holding Orlando In Your Heart – This Bridge Called Our Health: (Re)imagining Our Minds, Bodies, and Spirits https://thisbridgecalledourhealth.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/how-to-be-tender-with-your-grief-while-holding-orlando-in-your-heart/

Activist: Latinx LGBTQ Community & Its Stories of Survival Should Be at Center of Orlando Response | Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/14/activist_latinx_lgbtq_community_its_stories
American Ugliness: Queer and Trans People of Color Say "Not in Our Names" http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36430-american-ugliness-queer-and-trans-people-of-color-say-not-in-our-names


Pulse Nightclub Shooting Robbed the LGBT Latinx Community of a Sanctuary http://remezcla.com/features/music/pulse-nightclub-sanctuary/

An East Bay Queer Artist-of-Color on Orlando's Horrific Nightclub Shooting | Opinion | East Bay Express http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/an-east-bay-queer-and-trans-artist-of-color-on-orlandos-horrific-nightclub-shooting/Content?oid=4832603

Orlando massacre: It’s not safe to be queer in America | Fusion http://fusion.net/story/313181/queer-person-of-color-unsafe-america/
(30) Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement https://www.facebook.com/Familiatqlm/videos/894654677347323/
What Queer Latinos Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting : Code Switch : NPR http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2016/06/13/481859852/what-queer-latinos-are-saying-about-the-orlando-shooting

Do Not Militarize Our Mourning: Orlando and the Ongoing Tragedy Against LGBTSTGNC POC | Audre Lorde Project http://alp.org/do-not-militarize-our-mourning-orlando-and-ongoing-tragedy-against-lgbtstgnc-poc


Response to Shooting in Orlando (6/12/16) http://www.muslimalliance.org/masgd-speaks/87-response-to-shooting-in-orlando


From Charleston to Orlando: Reflections on Massacre in a Time of Backlash — Medium



Here Is What LGBT Muslims Want You To Know After The Orlando Shooting https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/here-is-what-lgbt-muslims-want-you-to-know-after-the-orlando


Queer Latinx: Tired of Being Targets | Advocate.com http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/6/15/queer-latinx-tired-being-targets


To My Fellow QTPoC Mourning the Orlando Pulse Shooting http://wearyourvoicemag.com/identities/lgbtq-identities/qtpoc-mourning-orlando-pulse-shooting


Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free - MTV http://www.mtv.com/news/2891842/only-when-im-dancing-can-i-feel-this-free/


Queer, Muslim, & Unwelcome at the "New Stonewall" http://muftah.org/queer-muslim-unwelcome-new-stonewall/


In Honor of Our Dead: Latinx, Queer, Trans, Muslim, Black — We Will Be Free | En Honor a Nuestros Muertos: Latinx, Queer, Trans, Musulmanes, Negros – Seremos Libres | Black Lives Matter http://blacklivesmatter.com/in-honor-of-our-dead-queer-trans-muslim-black-we-will-be-free/


WeFight2Live — As we mourn the 50 dead and over 50 injured in... http://wefight2live.tumblr.com/post/145869493810/as-we-mourn-the-50-dead-and-over-50-injured-in


Take Two | 80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities | 89.3 KPCC http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2016/06/14/49669/80-percent-of-lgbt-people-killed-are-minorities/


Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men - TheBody.com http://www.thebody.com/content/77751/despite-the-orlando-attack-lgbt-people-of-color-wi.html


Boricua Poets Respond to Orlando Tragedy http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/centrovoices/boricua-poets-respond-orlando-tragedy


Queer Latinxs Share Love, Rage, Sadness and Strength For Our Family Lost in Orlando



Rahman, Raad. “Psychotic Breaks Have Become a Race Privilege.” Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics. 24 June 2016. https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/raad-rahman-psychotic-breaks-have-become-a-race-privilege/


Myers, Christopher. “Orlando.” The Horn Book. http://www.hbook.com/2016/06/opinion/orlando/#_ 24 June 2016.


Foiles Sifuentes, AM. A Preemptive Strike: Cannibalizing Queer People of Color in the Aftermath of the Orlando Massacre. Feminist Wire, 21 June 2016. http://www.thefeministwire.com/2016/06/cannibalizing-queer-people-color-aftermath-orlando-massacre/


Articles (Scholarly Press)

Allen, Jafai S. 2012. “Black/Queer/Diaspora at the Current Conjuncture.” GLQ 18(2-3): 211-248.


Boellstorff, T. 2014. Seeing like a queer city, in Cook, Matt & Evans, Jennifer V. (ed.): Queer cities, queer cultures: Europe since 1945. London: Bloomsbury, 282–291.


Boston, Nicholas, and Jan Willem Duyvendak. "People of Color Mobilization in LGBT Movements in the Netherlands and the United states." The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism (2015): 135.


Brooks, Siobhan. "Staying in the Hood: Black Lesbian and Transgender Women and Identity Management in North Philadelphia." Journal of homosexuality (2016): 1-21.


Brown, G. 2001. “Listening to queer maps of the city: Gay men's narratives of pleasure and danger in London's East End.” Oral History 29(1), 48–61.


Browne, K., Bakshi, L. & Lim, J. 2011. “‘It's something you just have to ignore’: Understanding and addressing contemporary lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans safety beyond hate crime paradigms.” Journal of Social Policy 40(4), 739–756.


Crowder, Diane Griffin.  2007.  “From the Straight Mind to Queer Theory: implications for political movement.”  GLQ 13(4): 489-504


Davis, Gerald L. 1996. “’Somewhere over the Rainbow…’: Judy Garland in Neverland.”  The Journal of American Folklore.  109(432): 115-128.


DiAngelo, Robin, “White Fragility” International Journal of Critical Pedagogy, Vol 3 (3) (2011) pp 54-70 http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/article/viewFile/249/116


Doan, Petra L. 2007. “Queers in the American city: Transgendered perceptions of urban space.” Gender, Place & Culture 14(1), 57–74.


Gorman, E. Michael.  1991.  “Anthropological Reflections on the HIV Epidemic among Gay Men.”  The Journal of Sex Research 28(2): 263-273.


Halberstam, Judith. 1997. “Mackdaddy, Superfly, Rapper: Gender, Race and Masculinity in the Drag King Scene.” Social Text 52/53: 104-131.


Harris, Angelique, Juan Battle, Antonio (Jay) Pastrana, Jr., and Jessie Daniels. 2015. “Feelings of Belonging: An Exploratory Analysis of the Sociopolitical Involvement of Black, Latina, and Asian/Pacific Islander Sexual Minority Women.” Journal of Homosexuality 62(10):1374-1397.


Hersker, Alan L. and William Leap.  1996.  “Representation, Subjectivity and Ethics in Urban Gay Ethnography.” City & Society 8(1): 142-147.


Howe, Alyssa Cymene.  2001.  “Queer Pilgrimage: The San Francisco homeland and identity tourism.”  Cultural Anthropology 16(1): 35-61


Ilkkaracan, Pinar. "Sexual Rights: A Feminist Account from Muslim Societies." The Essential Handbook of Women's Sexuality 1 (2013): 197.


Irving, D. (2008) Normalized transgressions: Legitimizing the transsexual body as productive. Radical History Review, 2008(100), 38-59. doi:10.1215/01636545-2007-021


Johnston, L., & Valentine, G. (1995). Wherever I lay my girlfriend, that’s my home. Mapping desire: Geographies of sexualities, 99-113.


Jourian, T. J., Simmons, S. L, & Devaney, K. C. (2015). “We are not expected”: Trans* educators (re)claiming space and voice in higher education and student affairs. Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2(3), 431-446.


Knopp, Lawrence 1995. Sexuality and urban space: A framework for analysis, in Bell, David (ed.): Mapping desire: Geographies of sexualities. London: Routledge, 149–160.


Lorde, Audre. "Keynote Address: The Uses Of Anger." Women's Studies Quarterly 9.3 (1981): 7-10.


Manalansan, Martin. 1995.  “In the Shadows of Stonewall: examining gay transnational politics and the diasporic dilemma.”  GLQ 2(4): 425-438.


Moran, Leslie, et al. 2003. “The formation of fear in gay space: The ‘straights’ story.” Capital & Class 27(2), 173–198.


Ocampo, A.C., 2012. Making masculinity: Negotiations of gender presentation among Latino gay men. Latino Studies, 10(4), pp.448-472.


Orne, J., 2013. Queers in the line of fire: Goffman's stigma revisited. The Sociological Quarterly, 54(2), pp.229-253.


Pastrana, Antonio (Jay), Jr. 2010. “Trump(et)ing Identities: Racial Capital and Lesbian and Gay Organizing.” Sexuality Research & Social Policy 7(2):93-104.


Pastrana, Antonio (Jay), Jr. 2015. “Being Out to Others: The Relative Importance of Family Support, Identity, and Religion for LGBT Latina/os.” Latino Studies 13(1):88- 112.


Pastrana, Antonio (Jay), Jr. 2016. “It Takes a Family: An Examination of Outness among Black LGBT People in the U.S.” Journal of Family Issues 37(6):765-788. [First published online April 17, 2014 0192513X14530971].


Roque Ramirez, Horacio N., “‘That's My Place!’: Negotiating Racial, Sexual, and Gender Politics in San Francisco’s Gay Latino Alliance, 1975-1983,” Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 12, No. 2 (Apr. 2003), pp. 224-258


Roque Ramirez, Horacio N., “‘Mira, Yo Soy Boricua y Estoy Aqui’: Rafa Negron’s Pan Dulce and the Queer Sonic Latinaje of San Francisco,” Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies 19, no 1 (Spring 2007): 274-313.


Roque Ramírez, Horacio N., “Gay Latino Histories / Dying to Be Remembered: AIDS Obituaries, Public Memory, and the Queer Latino Archive,” in Beyond El Barrio: Everyday Life in Latina/o America, eds., Gina M. Pérez, Frank A. Guridy, and Adrian Burgos, Jr. (New York: New York University Press, 2010), 103-128.


Roscoe, Will.  1995.  “Was We’Wha a Homosexual? Native American survivance and the two-spirit tradition.”  GLQ 2: 193-235.


Vaccaro, A. (2012). Campus microclimates for LGBT faculty, staff, and students: An exploration of the intersections of social identity and campus roles. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 49(4), 429-446. doi:10.1515/jsarp-2012-6473


Warner, Michael. 1999. “Normal and Normaller: Beyond Gay Marriage.” GLQ 5(2): 119-171.


Weston, Kath. 1996. “Get Thee to a Big City: Sexual imaginary and the great gay migration.” GLQ 2: 253-277.


Whitfield, Darren L., et al. "Queer is the new black? Not so much: Racial disparities in anti-LGBTQ discrimination." Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services 26.4 (2014): 426-440.


Winder, T.J., 2015. “Shouting it Out”: Religion and the Development of Black Gay Identities. Qualitative Sociology, 38(4), pp.375-394.


Archival Collections

2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub Shooting Web Archive (Internet Archive)



One Orlando Collection Initiative, Orange County Regional History Center and Historical Society of central Florida




The Bil Browning and Jerame Davis Papers, documenting their activism on behalf of LGBT rights in Indiana and Washington, D.C., from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



Charles Beard papers at the University of West Georgia



The DC Cowboys Dance Company Records (an all-male, gay, non-profit dance company based in Washington, D.C.), from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



Desh Pardesh festival fonds



Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (held at Oregon Historical Society Research Library)



Gay and Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection at Fales Library, New York University



Gay Bears: the Hidden History of the Berkeley Campus



GLBT Historical Society Archives & Museum



Gender Studies Collection, Rare Books and Special Collections, Northern Illinois University



Gerber/Hart Library and Archives (Chicago)



The Hank M. Tavera Papers at the UC Berkeley Ethnic Studies Library



The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston



International Gay Information Center Collections, New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division



The Jean-NIcklaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, from the University of Minnesota



The Joan E. Biren Queer Film Museum Collection, relating to lesbian-oriented motion pictures, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



John-Manuel Andriote Victory Deferred Collection, featuring interviews with numerous individuals involved in the AIDS crisis, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



Lavender Legacies Guide, Society of American Archivists (guide to LGBTQIA resources in repositories in the U.S. and Canada)



Lambda Archives of San Diego



Lambda Archives of San Diego library collection: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/LambdaArchivesofSD


Las Vegas Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, 1955-1997. MS-00251. Special

Collections, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada. https://www.library.unlv.edu/speccol/ead/MS-00251_LVLGBT.pdf


The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP)



Leather Archives and Museum (Chicago)



The Leonard P. Hirsch Federal GLOBE [Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Employee advocacy group for the federal government] Records, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Collection, Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, at the University of Southern Maine



The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Collection, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



The Lesbian Herstory Archives



LGBT Community Center, Bar Guides Collection,


LGBT Community Center, The Center Records Collection



LGBTQ Collections at Duke University (Includes tab with archival collections)



LGBTQ Collections at UCLA



LGBTQ Collections at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Manuscript Collections:


San Antonio LGBTQ Website Archives:



Rio Grande Valley LGBTQ Website Archives:



LGBTQI Collections at the University of Washington



LGBTQ History at Virginia Tech


LGBTQ Primary Resources at the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries



LGBT Resources at the Special Collections Research Center, George Washington University Libraries, Washington DC



The Madeline Davis GLBT Archives of Western New York at SUNY Buffalo State College, Archives & Special Collections

http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/mdaviscollection/ (digitized items)

http://library.buffalostate.edu/archives/lgbtq (information about the collection)


The Manitoba Gay and Lesbian Archives - University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections:



Manuel Ramos Otero papers at Columbia University: http://library.columbia.edu/news/libraries/2014/2014-3-12_RBML_Acquires_Ramos_Otero_Archive.html


National Gay and Lesbian Task Force at Cornell University:



New York Public Library’s Digital Collections: LGBT Materials:



ONE Archives:



Outfest UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation:



The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Records, a lobbying and legal assistance organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender servicepersons, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:



Sexual Minorities Archives:



The Shamrock Bar: Photographs and Interviews by Carol Burch-Brown, documenting the Shamrock Bar, Bluefield, West Virginia, a working class “gay” bar 1997-2000, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History:



The Social Justice Sexuality Project:



Stan Henry papers at the University of Washington: http://digital.lib.washington.edu/findingaids/view?docId=HenryStan5558.xml


Transgender Archives, University of Victoria



Two-Spirited Collection - University of Winnipeg Archives



Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives



Georgia LGBTQ Archives Project



Georgia State University’s LGBTQ Digital Collection



Utah Pride Center records



Johnny Townsend papers



The World AIDS Institute (WAI) Collection, from the Archives Center, National Museum of American History



David Nelson papers



Digital Public Library of America, representing libraries, archives, and museums across the US, Search: LGBT, Gay Activists/Activism, LGBT community, gay pride


University of South Florida Libraries LGBT Collections. Includes Ephemera collections, St. Pete Pride Collection, USF Pride Alliance Collection, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Eunice M. Fisher Collection, Dignity Collection, and the Donald L. Bentz Collection. http://www.lib.usf.edu/special-collections/lgbt-collections/



Angels in America / written by Tony Kushner directed by Mike Nichols produced by Meryl Streep et al., 2003.


Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria / written and directed by Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, 2005.


Boy Meets Girl / written and directed by Eric Schaeffer, 2014


Tangerine / directed by Sean Baker, c. 2015.


The Times Of Harvey Milk / directed by Rob Epstein, 2004.


The Cockettes / a documentary directed by Bill Weber and David Weissman


Before Stonewall / a film by John Scagliotti, Greta Schiller & Robert Rosenberg, c. 1984.


A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story / directed by Agnieszka Holland, 2006.


Happy Together / directed by Kar-Wai Wong, 1997.


La aguja / a documentary by Carmen Oquendo Villar, 2012.


Paris is Burning / directed by Jennie Livingston, c.1990


De Colores: Lesbian & Gay Latinos: Stories of Strength, Family and Love = Lesbianas Y Gays Latinos: Historias De Fuerza, Familia Y Amor / directed by Peter Barbosa and Garrett Lenoir, 2001.


The Laramie Project / directed by Moisés Kaufman, 2012.


Mala Mala / a biographical documentary written and directed by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles, 2014.


The Matthew Shepard Story / directed by Roger Spottiswoode, 2002.


Mosquita y Mari / written and directed by Aurora Guerrero, 2012.


Elliott Loves / directed by Terracino, 2012.


Daddy and Papa / directed by  Johnny Symons, 2002.


Taxi zum Klo / directed by Frank Ripploh, 1980.


Fresa y Chocolate / directed by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío, 1994


The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert / directed by Stephen Elliott, 1994.


But I’m A Cheerleader / directed by Jamie Babbit, 1999.


Venus Boyz / directed by Gabrielle Baur, 2002.


How to Survive a Plague / directed by David France, 2012.


Boys Don’t Cry / directed by Kimberly Peirce, 1999.


Longtime Companion / directed by Norman René, 1989.


Freeheld / directed by Peter Sollett, 2015.


United in Anger: A History of ACT UP / directed by Jim Hubbard, 2012.


Pride / directed by Matthew Warchus, 2014.


Bent / directed by Sean Mathias, 1997. [about gay men and Nazi Germany]


Happy Birthday, Marsha! / directed by Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel, 2016.


Hedwig and the Angry Inch / directed by John Cameron Mitchell, 2001.


Beautiful Thing / directed by Hettie Macdonald, 1996.


Portrait of Jason / directed by Shirley Clarke, 1967.


Quinceañera / directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland


Al Nisa: Black Muslim Women in Atlanta's Gay Mecca / directed by Red Summer, 2013.


Gun Hill Road / directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green, 2011.


Southern Comfort / directed by Kate Davis, 2001


Una Noche / directed by Lucy Mulloy, 2012.


Lola und Bildikid / directed by  Kutluğ Ataman, 1999


One Summer in New Paltz: A Cautionary Tale  / directed by Nancy Nicol, 2008.


It's elementary : talking about gay issues in school by Debra Chasnoff; Helen S Cohen; Sue Chen; Fawn Yacker; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Shirley Thompson; Jon Herbst; Miriam Cutler; New Day Films.; Women's Educational Media, Inc.; Respect for All Project.; Groundspark (Firm); 2008.


It's still elementary : the movie and the movement

by Debra Chasnoff; Sue Chen; Johnny Symons; Helen S Cohen; Kate Stilley; Miriam Cutler; Groundspark (Firm),; Respect for All Project.; New Day Films; 2007


Ma Vie en Rose / written and directed by Alain Berliner, 1997.


Tongues Untied / directed by Marlon Riggs, 1989.


Black is... Black Ain't / directed by Marlon Riggs, 1994.


Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (The Way He Looks) /  directed by Daniel Ribeiro, 2014.


La Mission / directed by Peter Bratt, 2009.


El Niño Pez (The Fish Child) / directed by Lucía Puenzo, 2009.


El último verano de la Boyita (The Last Summer of La Boyita) / directed by Julia Solomonoff, 2009.


Cuatro Lunas (Four Moons) / directed by Sergio Tovar Velarde, 2014.

Contracorriente (Undertow) / directed by Javier Fuentes-León, 2009


Viva / directed by Paddy Breathnach, 2015.


RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009–)

Season One contestant Jade Sotomayor, cousin of Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34

Season Four contestant Kenya Michaels performed at Pulse that night

Season Five contestant Roxxxy Andrews, Pulse was home

Season Eight contestant Bob the Drag Queen, reigning queen, activist  


Queer Zine Archive Project


King, Nia. We Are Not White Lesbians: 2013.


Baker, Miyuki. International Queer Art & Activism Zine. Ecuador: 2012


Baker, Miyuki. International Queer Art & Activism Zines (Queer Scribe): http://queerscribe.com/


POC Zine Project: http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/


3dotzine, Issue 1, Issue 2, & Waking Up Black (WUB)


50 Zines by Queer People of Color


Call Out Queen Zine. Juana Peralta and Roy Pérez, 2012.


The Ring of Fire Anthology / ET Russian


Zines at the Barnard Zine Library (these subjects are hyperlinked):

< zines AND (hispanic* OR latin* OR orlando) AND (queer* OR gay* OR homosexual* OR lesbian* OR bisexual* OR transgender* OR transsexual*) >


Queer Latinx zine makers (with works currently in print)

Cheryl Gladstone (Filipina, so Hispanic, rather than Latinx)

Cristy Road

Jen Venegas

Nyky Gomez (link is to her POC zine distro)

Rachel Casiano Hernández

Suzy X


Queer Latinx zine makers (deceased or no longer creating zines)

Lala Endara (dead name, but acceptable to use as author of zines created with that identity)

Mateo Parra

Shannon Perez-Darby



LGBT Video Game Archive: https://lgbtqgamearchive.com/


Redshift & Portalmetal by micha cárdenas: http://scalar.usc.edu/works/redshift-and-portalmetal/index


The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética by Maya Chinchilla

The Songs of Antonio Botto by Antonio Botto and Josiah Blackmore

Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

“All The Dead Boys Look Like Me,” Christopher Soto

Writing the Walls Down / QTPOC-centered anthology ed. by Amir Rabiyah & Helen Klonaris

Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. Williams

Boy with Thorn by Rickey Laurentiis

Slow Lightning by Eduardo C Corral

The New Testament by Jericho Brown

Crevasse by Nicholas Wong

Consensual Genocide by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Unpeopled Eden by Rigoberto González

The Far Mosque by Kazim Ali

Bright Felon by Kazim Ali

Fata Morgana by Reginald Shepherd

Trouble the Water by Derrick Austin

Walking With Ghosts by Qwo-Li Driskill

Ceremonies by Essex Hemphill

Godless Circumcisions: A Recollecting & Re-membering of Blackness, Queerness & Flows of Survivance by Tabias Olajuawon Wilson

Nepantla: A Journal For Queer Poets of Color

[insert] boy by Danez Smith

Sad Girl Poems by Christopher Soto

i'm alive / it hurts / i love it by Joshua Jennifer Espinoza

Black Lavender Milk by Angel Dominguez

Oil and Candle by Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Found Them by Francisco-Luis White

trigger by Venus Selenite

Remains: A Gathering of Bones by Dane Figueroa Edidi

Baltimore: A Love Letter by Dane Figueroa Edidi

Proxy by R. Erica Doyle

Head Off & Split Nikky Finney

Discipline by Dawn Lundy Martin

Patient. by Bettina Judd

Sympathetic Little Monster by Cameron Awkward-Rich

Transit by Cameron Awkward-Rich

Wanting In Arabic by Trish Salah

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics ed. by TC Tolbert & Trace Peterson

Anybody by Ari Banias

The Heart’s Traffic by Ching-In Chen

Advice for Lovers by Julian Talamantez Brolaski

Queer Heartache by Kit Yan

Speleology by Duriel E. Harris

Dream of a Common Language by Adrienne Rich

Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

Never Coming Home by Tyler Vile

The Last Generation by Cherrie Moraga

Loving in the War Years: Lo que nunca pasó por sus labios by Cherrie Moraga

Where the words end and by body begins by Amber Dawn

The Beautifully Worthless by Ali Liebegott

The Halo by C. Dale Young

Torn by C. Dale Young

Don’t Let Me Go to Sleep by Timothy Liu

The Taxidermist’s Cut by Rajiv Mohabir

Seasonal Velocities by Ryka Aoki De La Cruz

Why Dust Shall Never Settle Upon This Soul by Ryka Aoki

The Sum of Two Mothers by Dennis Etzel

Flowers blooming against a bruised gray sky : poetry by Uchechi Kalu

Souvenir by Aimee Suzara

List of Consonants by manuel arturo abreu

For Colored Boys Who Speak Softly by Yosimar Reyes

Pink elephant by Rachel McKibbens

Into the dark & emptying field by Rachel McKibbens

If Jesus were gay & other poems by Emanuel Xavier

Americano by Emanuel Xavier

Tragic bitches: an experiment in queer Xicana & Xicano performance poetry by Adelina Anthony, Dino Foxx and Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano


Bernstein, Robin editor. Cast out: queer lives in theater. University of Michigan Press, 2006.

Satyricoño by Migdalia Cruz

Siempre Norteada: Always Late, Always Lost by Virginia Grise

Blu by Virginia Grise

The Bull-Jean Stories by Sharon Bridgforth

O, Earth by Casey Llewellyn

Booty Candy by Robert O'Hara

Straight As A Line by Luis Alfaro

Giving Up the Ghost by Cherríe Moraga

Short Eyes by Miguel Piñero

Wig Out by Tarell McCraney

Fur by Migdalia Cruz

Jotos del Barrio by Jesús Alonzo

Hir by Taylor Mac

The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter

Ballast by Georgette V. Kelley

Where Do We Live by Christopher Shinn

The Invention of Love by Tom Stoppard

My Brother’s a Keeper by Herukhuti

Icarus Burns by Christopher Oscar Peña

The Mermaid Hour, David Valdes Greenwood



G.L.O.S.S Trans Day of Revenge released 13 june 2016


Villega, Richard. “8 Queer Latin Artists Making a Difference Right Now,” Remezcla, 15 June 2015.


Frank Ocean. channel ORANGE released 10 July 2012.


Against Me!. Transgender Dysphoria Blues released 21 January  2014.


Le1f (Khalif Diouf)


Big Freedia


Angel Haze






Christine and the Queens




Kele Okereke


Vivek Shraya


We Want the Airwaves / Nia King


Episode 5: Queers! / Radio Menea
Episode 7: Orlando / Radio Menea

Strange Fruit Podcast / WFPL


Transwaves / Trans Youth Equality Foundation


“Last Call” - an oral history of new orleans’ disappearing dyke bar scene. www.lastcallnola.org


The Heart / Radiotopia

  • [specific episodes?]


The Read






Radio Ambulante: Finding the Words / Radiotopia {podcast in Spanish, transcript in English}


Deliciously Disabled


Latino USA

  • [find specific queer episode(s)]


One From The Vaults / transgender history podcast


Queer State of Mind / QPOC news and talk live from Brooklyn, New York


Gay Sex Cast


The Longest Shortest Time

  • The Accidental Gay Parents (parts 1-4)


Woodland Secrets


Throwing Shade


The BiCast / Podcast for the Bisexual+ Community


Chances Dances, queer community and collective in Chicago. Chances Dances produces parties, a dance music podcast, and a scholarship for queer artists. http://offchances.libsyn.com/


Flatbush + Main (A podcast from Brooklyn Historical Society)


NPR Podcasts:


News / Resources / Information




  • Lopez, Erika. Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. Print.
  • Lopez, Erika. They Call Me Mad Dog!: A Story for Bitter, Lonely People. New York: Simon & Schuster Editions, 1998. Print.
  • Lopez, Erika. Hoochie Mama: La Otra Carne Blanca. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. Print.


    • Fun Home / by Alison Bechdel


  • Love and Rockets (Palomar stories - some of the children are queer in later stories) / Gilbert Hernandez
  • Julio’s Day / Gilbert Hernandez
  • Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis and Noelle Stevenson











  • Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It edited by Anne Ishii, Graham Kolbeins, Chip Kidd
  • Queerville by Tom Bouden
  • My Brain Hurts by Liz Baillie



Autostraddle: http://www.autostraddle.com/


BiNet USA  


Bisexual Organizing Project


Bisexual Resource Center: http://www.biresource.net


The Bi-bliography: A regularly-updated database of bisexual books (works are tagged for intersecting marginalized identities, including Latinx)


Bisexual Books: Views and reviews on books from multiple genres and for all ages from the bisexual perspective.


Bisexual People Of Color


#bipoc mailing list


About Bi positivo - grupo bisexual


Black and Pink: http://www.blackandpink.org/


Black Girl Dangerous: www.blackgirldangerous.org


Conscious Style Guide—talking and writing about marginalized communities: http://consciousstyleguide.com/


Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston: http://citizenshipandsocialjustice.com/2015/07/10/curriculum-for-white-americans-to-educate-themselves-on-race-and-racism/


Diversity Style Guide – Helping media professionals write with accuracy and authority



Ending the Prison Industrial Complex


Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement -- “Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement (Familia: TQLM) is the only national organization that addresses, organizes, educates, and advocates for the issues most important to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and Latino communities.”  http://familiatqlm.org/


Fuck Yeah Queer People of Color Tumblr



Fetlife: http://www.fetlife.com


GLAAD Media Reference Guide – 9th Edition

Website: http://www.glaad.org/reference

Guide (pdf): http://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/GLAAD%20MRG_9th.pdf

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - In Focus: Covering the Bisexual Community: http://www.glaad.org/reference/bisexual

Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project: http://queermuslimproject.tumblr.com/

LGBT Latino Timeline: http://www.latinoglbthistory.org/lgbtq-latino-timeline


LGBT items from the National Museum of American History collections



Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement - American Experience at PBS:



Miss-Major Jay Toole Building for Social Justice: http://mmjt.org/about


Out History: Out History


Queer Migration Resource Network: http://queermigration.com/resources/


Que(e)ry Party Resource Page: http://www.queeryparty.org/resources/


Race Forward: https://www.raceforward.org/


Race Reporting Guide:


Reading Each Other, Our Selves- A Social Justice Reading List  



Sacred Sexualities: http://sacredsexualities.org


Smithsonian Collections Search Center results for LGBT:



We are Orlando: http://www.weareorlando.org/


Wearing Gay History- Digital Archive of Historical LGBT T-shirts: http://wearinggayhistory.com/


Wikipedia (English) LGBT Portal



Wikipedia WikiProject LGBT Studies




Klion, David. “There will be attempts to pit two vulnerable communities, LGBT and Muslims, against each other. Resist them.” 12 June 2016



State- and Territory-Specific Resources


LGBT  Movement Advancement Project http://www.lgbtmap.org/


LGBT Movement Advancement Project - Equality Maps: http://lgbtmap.org/equality-maps


Maps of State Laws & Policies related to LGBT issues from Human Rights Center



CenterLink Member LGBT Community Center Directory http://www.lgbtcenters.org/Centers/find-a-center.aspx


National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) http://www.nqapia.org/wpp/


Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) http://muslimalliance.org/


LGBT Centers on College Campuses: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/find-a-lgbt-center



The Magic City Wellness Center


2500 4th Avenue South

Birmingham, AL 35233



Compass Community Center, Lake Worth, FL http://www.compassglcc.com/community-center/


Equality Florida http://www.eqfl.org/


The Center Orlando



The Zebra Coalition http://zebrayouth.org/


The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center of Central Florida, Inc. http://www.glbcc.org


Reading Queer


The Hidden Continent- Queer Performance/ Literary Series in Orlando


Athens Pride



Charis Books



Columbus, GA LGBT Support Groups



Georgia Equality



The Georgia Voice



In the Life Atlanta




LGBT Atlanta - Your Official Gay Atlanta Guide



LGBT Resource Center for Southwest Georgia




Lost and Found Youth



Southerners on New Ground (Atlanta-based Southern Regional Queer Liberation organization)




Affinity Community Services, http://affinity95.org/  (Social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities through collective analysis and action for social justice, freedom, and human rights.)


(ALMA) Association of Latino/as Motivating Action, Asociación de Latinos para Motivar Acción http://www.almachicago.org/ (LGBTIQ Latin@ Organization)


VIDA/SIDA https://www.facebook.com/vidasida/


Chicago House and Social Service Agency, TransLife http://www.chicagohouse.org/


Project Fierce http://projectfiercechicago.org/


Invisible 2 Invincible, Asian/Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago https://www.facebook.com/i2iAPIPride/ , http://www.chicagoi2i.org/ (Asian & Pacific Islander LGBTQ community organization)


Trikone Chicago http://www.trikonechicago.org/ (South Asian LGBTQ community organization)


Chances Dances, queer community and collective in Chicago. Chances Dances produces parties, a dance music podcast, and a scholarship for queer artists. http://www.chancesdances.org/


Indiana Youth Group, http://www.indianayouthgroup.org/


GLBT Student Support Services and Library: http://glbt.indiana.edu/home.php


Indiana LGBT Organizations


Indiana Transgender/Gender Variant Resources




Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) - Fort Hays State University

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) - Kansas State University

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) - University of Kansas

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) - Washburn University

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) - Wichita State University

Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity - University of Kansas

Office of Multicultural Affairs - University of Kansas

SPECTRUM KU - University of Kansas

Latino Faculty & Staff Council at the University of Kansas

Sexuality and Gender Diversity Consortium - University of Kansas

Social Justice Resources LibGuide - University of Kansas Libraries

LGBT Resource Center - Kansas State University (includes info about LGBTQ and Allies; LGBT* Faculty and Staff Alliance; and the KSU Gender Collective)

Office of Diversity - Kansas State University

PFLAG  Lawrence - Topeka

Planting Peace - Equality House - Topeka

Equality Kansas

Human Rights Campaign - Kansas

TransKansas - Kansas Statewide Transgender Education Project



Fairness Campaign: http://www.fairness.org/


Lexington: Pride Community Services Organization: http://www.pcsoky.org/site/


PFLAG Central Kentucky: http://www.pflagcentralky.org/


PFLAG Louisville: http://www.pflaglouisville.org/PFLAG_Louisville/Home.html


Kentuckiana Pride Foundation: http://www.kypride.com/



Equality Maryland - Maryland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Civil Rights Organization: http://equalitymaryland.org/lgbq-resources/


Food & Friends - The mission of Food & Friends is to foster a community caring for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses by preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries in conjunction with nutrition counseling: http://www.foodandfriends.org


The Frederick Center - The Frederick Center is dedicated to support, educate, link, organize, and provide outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community of central Maryland: http://www.thefrederickcenter.org/


FreeState Legal - FreeState Legal is a legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve the lives of low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) Marylanders: https://freestatelegal.org


GLCCB - GLBT Community Center of Central Maryland and Baltimore: http://www.glccb.org


Maryland Trans*Unity - Maryland Trans*Unity provides an interactive, supportive community that welcomes all trans* people, and allies, including children into a safe space. http://transunity.net


Rainbow Youth Alliance - The Rainbow Youth Alliance (RYA) provides twice monthly, adult-facilitated, peer-to-peer support group meetings for high school youth ages 13-18: http://rainbowyouthalliancemd.org/


Massachusetts Commison for LGBT Youth, Resources in Massachusetts List: http://www.mass.gov/cgly/resources.html


PFLAG of Greater Worcester http://www.worcesterpflag.org/lgbt-resources.html


The Theater Offensive/True Colors Out Youth Theatre http://www.thetheateroffensive.org



Equality Michigan - Organization that advocates for the rights of people regardless of gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation.



Transgender Michigan - Support and resources for Michigan’s transgender community.



Jim Toy Community Center - LGBTQ+ community center that serves Washtenaw County and is located in Ann Arbor.



Affirmations - LGBTQ+ community center that serves Metro Detroit.


LGBT Detroit - Formerly KICK – The Agency for LGBT African Americans, this became LGBT Detroit in 2015. Advocacy group that offers services and support for the LGBTQ+ community in Detroit.



*Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation - Community organization in Detroit that focuses on youth and family education and services for the Latinx community.




BlackPride STL - Provides programming and diversity within the LGBTQIA community within the St. Louis area.


GLO Community Center - Gay and Lesbian community center of the Ozarks, supports LGBT+ persons of the greater Springfield, MO region.



Growing American Youth - A Social support organization for 21 and under youth who live in the St. Louis region and and may identify as LGBTQ+.



The JC Trans Support Group - Support group for Transgender individuals in Jefferson City, MO.



#MOTransRights - Group advocating for the rights of transgender individuals across Missouri.



Out, Proud, and Healthy in Missouri - Statewide effort to raise awareness of LGBTQ health disparities in Missouri and connect people with resources and community.



Pride STL and Pride Fest - Mid-Missouri - Both sites have information about upcoming Pride Fest celebrations as well as access to resources.




PROMO - Statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, community organizing, and community education.



RAIN Central Missouri - Provides education, screening, and case management for STDs/STIs, HIV/AIDs, and Hepatitis C. Also provides housing assistance and referrals for at-risk individuals, families, and communities.



SAGE of PROMO - Services and advocacy for Missouri's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender elders.


St. Louis Gender Foundation - Provides a safe place for people to explore their gender differences via monthly and weekly meetings. It is a not-for-profit and non-sexual support and educational resource for gender non-conforming adults.



St. Louis LGBT History Project - STL LGBT History Project’s mission is to preserve and promote the diverse and dynamic history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community of Greater St. Louis.



TransParent - Provides resources and support for individuals who are parents of transgendered children. Monthly meetings every Thursday at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.



The Vital Voice - Missouri's LGBT newspaper and magazine.




BRAVO (Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization) - Emergency hotline, resources, and education to help end violence in the LGBTQ+ community.



Equality Ohio - Advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.



Stonewall Columbus - Community Center for LGBTQ+ community.



Equality Toledo - Activism organization.



“The Center” The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)




Spectrum (Las Vegas)

University of Nevada Las Vegas



Sin City Q Socials (Las Vegas)

Social Group

Facebook Group


Queerkat (Las Vegas)

Lesbian Social Network



OUR Center (Reno)



The Center for Student Cultural Diversity

University of Nevada, Reno



Spectrum (Reno)

Social organization offering special interest groups



League of Lesbians (Lesbians in Reno)

Social Group for women that identify as Lesbians



LGBT Families (Sparks)



LGBTQIA Reno/Tahoe Meetup Group



New York

*Ali Forney Center Services for Homeless LGBT Youth (New York)




*Anti-Violence Project (NYC)

24/7 crisis hotline (bilingual, Spanish/English)




The Audre Lorde Project
NYC Resources For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People Of Color



Brooklyn Community Pride Center (New York)




* The Center: The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (NYC)




*The Door (NYC)





(212) 601-1938


Brooklyn LGBT Resources (NYC)


* Rainbow Heights Club (NYC)




Sylvia Rivera Law Project




IHI (Institute for Human Identity) Therapy Center




*Make the Road NY


Bushwick, Brooklyn office: (718) 418-7690


NYCLU (New York Civil Liberties Union)




*Confirmed Spanish-speaking capacity


Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley



Pride Center of the Capital Region (Albany area)



The Q Center @ ACR Health (Syracuse area)

Youth groups: up to age 22



Sage Upstate (Syracuse area)



PFLAG Syracuse






Q Center



Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)




PA LGBTQ Resource Directory (from PA Youth Congress) http://payouthcongress.org/resources/pa-lgbtq-resource-directory/


Puerto Rico


Alianza Ciudadana Pro Salud LGBTTA


Comité Contra la Homofobia y el Discrimen




Centro Comunitario LGBTT Puerto Rico



COA (Colectivo Orgullo Arcoiris)



IGEA (Instituto del Género y Educación de Avanzada)



Iniciativa Comunitaria


South Carolina

Girls Rock Charleston


Girls Rock Columbia


We Are Family


Oasis Center (specifically the Just Us, TYME, and Students of Stonewall program) Mental health care available in English and Spanish



ALLGO - A Statewide (Texas) Queer People of Color Organization



Greater Washington, D.C.

AGLA (Alexandria/Arlington Gay & Lesbian Alliance)



Rainbow Families DC



The DC Center



SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Alliance)



Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance



Casa Ruby (trans-inclusive homeless shelter and advocacy, English & Spanish resources)



Whitman-Walker Health





Tacoma Rainbow Center



Equal Rights Washington



GLSEN Washington



Gay City



Gender Alliance of the South Sound



Stonewall Youth (Olympia)



NW Network of bi, trans, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse



Entre Hermanos



West Virginia

Fairness West Virginia



Marshall University LGBT Office



West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion



OutReach | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center (Madison and state)


LGBT Campus Center - University of Wisconsin–Madison


LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin


Milwaukee LGBT Community Center


AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)


Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools (GSAFE)


Library/Info/Education Organizations


Campus Pride: https://www.campuspride.org/


Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals: http://www.lgbtcampus.org/


GLBTRT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table) of the American Library Association: http://www.ala.org/glbtrt/

GLBTRT’s Reviews (for all GLBTQ+ materials)



GLBTRT’s Over the Rainbow Books (best GLBTQ+ books for adults)



GLBTRT’s Rainbow Books (best GLBTQ+ books for children & teens)



GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network): http://www.glsen.org/


LAGAR (Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable) of the Society of American Archivists (SAA): http://www2.archivists.org/groups/lesbian-and-gay-archives-roundtable-lagar#.V17X4OYrKRs


Lavendar Legacies Guide from SAA LAGAR: http://www2.archivists.org/groups/lesbian-and-gay-archives-roundtable-lagar/lavender-legacies-guide#.V17a9OIrLmg


OutTeacher: http://www.outteacher.org/


Que(e)ry Party: queeryparty.org


REFORMA: http://www.reforma.org/


Resources for K-12 School Communities

Navigating Orlando Tragedy in School Communities - “A short list of crisis response and emotional support resources that we hope complement your school-based support services and provide you with the guidance and reassurance you need as you navigate your way through the coming days. This resource list was created specifically for the NYC Department of Education, but can be shared with others as only a few of the bullets are NYCDOE specific.” Compiled by Jared Fox, LGBT Community Liaison, NYC DOE


Choices Program Teaching with the News Resource Guide on the Orlando Nightclub Shooting



NYC Department of Education Respect for All Educator Resources


Media Smarts Helping Kids Cope with Media Coverage of War and Traumatic Events


Please Talk About Orlando: A Letter to the Nervous Educator (Tolerance.org)


K-12 Lesson Plans from the GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network)

A variety of lessons centered on teaching respect and inclusion. Anyone who wants to work towards eliminating harmful name-calling, harassment and bullying in their school can be a part of No Name-Calling Week, whether you are a teacher, student, guidance counselor, coach, librarian or bus driver.


Scenarios: Scenarios "uses media, education, and storytelling to support young people in controlling their own narratives and to promote healthy decision making." Check out their REAL DEAL curricula and their library of youth-written films.


Teaching Tolerance - A blog "where educators who care about diversity, equity and justice can find news, suggestions, conversation and support." Also check out Perspectives for a Diverse America,  "a literacy-based curriculum that marries anti-bias social justice content with the rigor of the Common Core State Standards."


Mental Health and Sexuality Resources and Advocacy

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity.




DesiQueer Hotline http://deqh.org/

Desi LGBTQ Helpline for South Asians - 908-FOR-DEQH // 908-367-3374

Bibliography and guide of Resources on Islam, Gender & Sexuality & Working Resource List


*Anti-Violence Project (NYC)

www.avp.org, 24/7 crisis hotline (bilingual, Spanish/English): 212-714-1141


The Trevor Project: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/


Trans Lifeline: US: (877) 565-8860 Canada: (877) 330-6366 http://www.translifeline.org/

The Center in Orlando: http://www.thecenterorlando.org/


Live Oak (Chicago, IL) http://www.liveoakchicago.com/ (Sliding scale LGBTIQ-competent therapists, including a Spanish bilingual therapist)


GLBT hotline: 888-843-4564

Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386

San Francisco Peer Mental Health Warm line: 855-845-7415

American Trauma Society: 800-556-7890

Grief Recovery Helpline: 800-445-4808

National Institute of Mental Health Depression & Panic Disorder Hotline: 800-421-4211

National 24/7 Suicide Hotlines:

*1 (800) Suicida or 1 (877) 784-2432 (Spanish)

1 (800) SUICIDE or 1 (800) 784-2433

1 (800) 273-TALK or 1 (800) 273-8255

1 (800) 888-784-2433

1(800) 799-4889 for hearing impaired

American Psychiatric Association: Information and referrals to psychiatrists in your area- www.psych.org  1-888-852-8330

American Psychological Association: information and referrals to psychologists in your area- www.apa.org   helping.apa.org  1-800-964-2000

National Association of Social Workers: information and referrals to social workers in your area-  www.socialworker.org  1-800-638-8799


"Support for Mass Shooting Victims in Orlando, Florida." Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice. Web. 25 June 2016. http://www.ovc.gov/news/orlando-florida.html

Gay Bars and Nightlife


Cartier, Marie. Baby, You Are My Religion; Women, Gay Bars, and Theology Before Stonewall. 2013. Print.



Podcast: “Last Call” - an oral history project about new orleans’ disappearing dyke bar scene. www.lastcallnola.org


Gieseking, J. J. (2014, October 28). On the Closing of the Last Lesbian Bar in San Francisco: What the Demise of the Lex Tells Us About Gentrification. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jen-jack-gieseking/on-the-closing-of-the-las_b_6057122.html


Race, Kane. Pleasure Consuming Medicine: The Queer Politics of Drugs. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.


Stern, Mark Joseph. "The Long, Tragic History Of Violence At LGBTQ Clubs In America". Slate Magazine. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 June 2016. Available at: http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2016/06/12/pulse_nightclub_shooting_and_tragic_history_of_violence_at_lgbtq_clubs_in.html


“Refuge” by Keguro Macharia: https://gukira.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/refuge/


“We Came to Sweat: The Legend of Starlite.” the story of Starlite Lounge in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Dirs. Kate Kunath, Sasha Wortzel




Club Fly: http://clubfly.com/

Library & Information Studies Resources



ALA President Sari Feldman Issues Statement on Orlando


Bibliography of Sexuality Studies in Latin America http://library.stanford.edu/areas/latin-american-iberian-collections/more-resources


Black Caucus of ALA Denounces ALA’s Decision to Hold 2016 Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.” March 10, 2014  


Changing times: information destinations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in Denver, Colorado / by Martin Garnar


Consortium of Occupy Libraries



“Don’t Say Gay” in the State of Tennessee: Libraries as Virtual Spaces of Resistance and Protectors of Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) People / by Bharat Mehra & LaVerne Gray


Latin American Studies Associaition, Sexualities Studies Section http://lasa.international.pitt.edu/sections/sexualities-studies/


“Leaders of AACR, LACCHA, LAGAR on Orlando & Archivists’ Role in Creating a More Diverse Society.” Issues & Advocacy, 29 June 2016. https://issuesandadvocacy.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/leaders-of-aacr-laccha-lagar-on-orlando-archivists-role-in-creating-a-more-diverse-society/

Power and community: organizational and cultural LGBT responses against homophobia and promotion of inclusion values / by Eduardo da Silvo Alentejo


Reducing the Suicide Risk of LGBTQ Library Users / by Noémi Somarjai


Response to the Unthinkable: Collecting and Archiving Condolence and Temporary Memorial Materials following Public Tragedies. In Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries / by Ashley Maynor


Nectoux, Tracy Marie. Out Behind the Desk: Workplace Issues for LGBTQ Librarians. Duluth, Minn.: Library Juice Press, 2011.


Greenblatt, Ellen. Serving LGBTIQ Library and Archives Users: Essays on Outreach, Service, Collections and Access. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2011.


Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials



REFORMA Statement about the Orlando mass shooting

LGBTQ Perspectives in US History

Southern Poverty Law Center - Teaching Tolerance  

Resources from the Many Pasts collection by American Social History Project / Center for Media and Learning (Graduate Center, CUNY)

History of Gun Control Policy


“The Freedom of an Armed Society” by FIRMIN DEBRABANDER   - Good essay on how the presence of guns and gun violence disturb and silence our other rights, especially freedom of speech.



Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan’s Workplaces to Clinton’s Columbine and Beyond / Mark Ames


Patrick Blanchfield, “The Gun Control We Deserve”


The Low-Tech Way Guns Get Traced NPR, All Things Considered “Opponents of expanding background checks for gun sales often raise the fear that it would allow the government to create a national gun registry — a database of gun transactions. In fact, federal law already bans the creation of such a registry. And the reality of how gun sales records are accessed turns out to be surprisingly low-tech.”


Jill Lepore, “Battleground America”, The New Yorker 23 April 2012


Fact Sheet - National Tracing Center


Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America by Adam Winkler


Christopher J. Peters, What are Constitutional Rights For? The Case of the Second Amendment, 68 Okla. L. Rev. 433, 433-95 (2016) (examining the concept of constitutional authority using the Second Amendment and District of Columbia v. Heller as a framework)

Notes on Peters: District of Columbia v. Heller was the 2008 Supreme Court case that struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975, which had previously banned DC residents from owning certain types of handguns. This article is a deep-dive law review article examining constitutional theory and would be best suited for law students or college/AP government students.   


Michael Waldman, The Second Amendment: A Biography. 2014

Michael Waldman, “How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment” Politico Magazine, May 19th, 2014

Activism and Action Steps

Mirk, Sarah. “Here are our resources for turning sadness into action.” Bitch Media. 13 June 2016. https://bitchmedia.org/article/here-are-resources-turning-sadness-action-orlando-pulse-shooting-lgbt-gun-control


Steffen, Suzi and Adrienne Marie Brown. “A few things straight cis or trans and non-straight cis people could do today and every day to support LGBTQIA people.” 12 June 2016. https://www.facebook.com/adriennemaree/posts/10157220629320314?pnref=story


“Orlando Neighborhood.” Google Maps.



Articles, etc. about the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus

Gerety, Rowan Moore. “#PulseOrlandoSyllabus: A Resource to Understand and Heal.” WLRN, 19 June 2016.



“#PulseOrlandoSyllabus, #CharlestonSyllabus, and the Public Good.” Digital Library Foundation, 14 June 2016.



Salter, Anastasia. “#PulseOrlandoSyllabus: a Crowdsourced Teaching Resource.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Prof Hacker. 20 June 2016. http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/pulseorlandosyllabus/62357


Tang, Estelle. “Read This Crowdsourced List of LGBT+ Books, Inspired by the Orlando Shooting.” Elle.com, 14 June 2016.