Pride Month & Readings from the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus

June 12th is the one year anniversary of the tragic shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which took the lives of 49 people, mostly queer people of color. During June's Pride celebrations and demonstrations, I would like to reiterate that one of my main goals as the Director of Library Services is ensuring that our library remains a safe space for all of our students, regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and faith. You are welcome here.

I've pulled a few sections out of the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus, which is an extensive reading list created by librarians and educators across the country. The titles on this list will help you learn about the histories, narratives, and fictional works of LGBTQ people, highlighting queer and trans people of color. 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 

Scholarly Books
Scholarly Articles
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Non-Fiction
Popular Articles
LGBTQIAPOC Authors Writing on Orlando
Writings About the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus

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: Harper Collins, 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.

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.

Adult Fiction

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

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

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.


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

Arnal, Kike. Bordered Lives: Transgender Portraits from Mexico. , 2014. Print. 

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:, 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.

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 LGBTQ YA 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.]

Articles (Popular Press)

Reichard, Raquel. “Why We Say Latinx: Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People Explain.” Latina Magazine. 29 August 2015.

“After Orlando.” Middle East Research and Information Project. 17 June, 2016

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.

Capó, Julio, Jr. “Teaching the Pulse Massacre.” Process: A Blog for American History, 29 June 2016.

Cervantes, Vincent.  “Sacred Geography:  A Queer Latino Theological Response to Orlando.” Religion Dispatches, 13 June 2016.

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.

Deken, Sebastian. “What I want you to talk about when you talk about the Orlando shooting.” Upworthy.

Delgado, Juliana. “Cuentamelo: An Oral History of Queer Latin Immigrants in San Francisco.” SF Weekly, 26 June 2013.

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.

Dupere, Katie.”’Safe Spaces’ for LGBTQ People are a Myth, and Always Have Been.” Mashable, 18 June 2016.

Flores, Veronica Bayettl. “The Pulse Nightclub Shooting Robbed The Queer Latinx Community Of A Sanctuary.” Remezcla, 13 June 2016.

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.” 15 June 2016.

Kim, Richard. “Please Don’t Stop the Music.” The Nation, 12 June 2016.

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.

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.

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

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.

Osnos, Evan.  “Making a Killing:  The business and politics of selling guns.”  The New Yorker.  27 June 2016.

Pérez, Roy. “Mark Aguhar’s Critical Flippancy.” Bully Bloggers. 4 August 2012. 

Pierce, Joseph M. “Travestis, negras, boricas, maricas” Revista Anfibia. 13 June 2016.

Rodriguez, Mathew. “Orlando’s LGBTQ Community Gathers to Mourn After Tragic Pulse Shooting.” Mic. 13 June 2016 

Rodriguez, Mathew. “Latino, LGBTQ Muslims in Orlando Are Grieving the Pulse Shooting.” Mic 15 June 2016

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).

Shupak, Greg.  “The Extremist Formula.”  Jacobin.  17 June 2016.

Stern, Mark Joseph. “There’s an Urgent Need for Blood Donors in Orlando. Most Gay Men Still Can’t Donate.” Slate, 12 June 2016.

Thrasher, Steven W. “LGBT People of Color Refuse to Be Erased After Orlando: We have to elbow in.” The Guardian, 18 June, 2016

Tite, Philip L. “Scripting Acts of Violence: Intersectionality and the Orlando Shooting.” Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 13 June 2016.

Torres, Justin. “In Praise of Latin Night at the Queer Club.” Washington Post. 13 June 2016. 

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,

Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Project Tumblr (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

Whitewashing the Orlando shooting victims only makes LGBTQ people of color more vulnerable to violence - Michelle Garcia, Vox, 16 June 2016 

“Orlando’s LGBTQ Community Gathers to Mourn After Tragic Pulse Shooting.” Mic. 13 June 2016

“Latino, LGBTQ Muslims in Orlando Are Grieving the Pulse Shooting.” Mic 15 June 2016

“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

Activist: Latinx LGBTQ Community & Its Stories of Survival Should Be at Center of Orlando Response | Democracy Now!
American Ugliness: Queer and Trans People of Color Say "Not in Our Names"

Pulse Nightclub Shooting Robbed the LGBT Latinx Community of a Sanctuary

An East Bay Queer Artist-of-Color on Orlando's Horrific Nightclub Shooting | Opinion | East Bay Express

Orlando massacre: It’s not safe to be queer in America | Fusion 

(30) Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

What Queer Latinos Are Saying About The Orlando Shooting : Code Switch : NPR

Do Not Militarize Our Mourning: Orlando and the Ongoing Tragedy Against LGBTSTGNC POC | Audre Lorde Project

Response to Shooting in Orlando (6/12/16)

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

Queer Latinx: Tired of Being Targets |

To My Fellow QTPoC Mourning the Orlando Pulse Shooting

Only When I’m Dancing Can I Feel This Free - MTV

Queer, Muslim, & Unwelcome at the "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

WeFight2Live — As we mourn the 50 dead and over 50 injured in...

Take Two | 80 percent of LGBT people killed are minorities | 89.3 KPCC

Despite the Orlando Attack, LGBT People of Color Will Find Our Resilience in Our Clubs - HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men -

Boricua Poets Respond to 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.

Myers, Christopher. “Orlando.” The Horn Book. 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.

Writings 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.

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


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):

POC Zine Project:

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*) >

Activism and Action Steps

Mirk, Sarah. “Here are our resources for turning sadness into action.” Bitch Media. 13 June 2016.

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.