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 bit.ly/orlandosyllabus.
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)
Clarke, E. 2000. Virtuous vice: Homoeroticism and the public sphere. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. (Series Q).
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Ochoa, Marcia. Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014.
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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.
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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.
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Shaw, Adrienne. Gaming at the Edge: Sexuality and Gender at the Margins of Gamer Culture. University of Minnesota Press, 2015.
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Soares, Manuela “The Purloined Ladder: Its Place in Lesbian History.” The Journal of Homosexuality , Vol. 34, No. ¾, Winter 1998: 27-49.
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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.
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Walters, Suzanna Danuta. All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America. University of Chicago Press, 2001.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Crowder, Diane Griffin. 2007. “From the Straight Mind to Queer Theory: implications for political movement.” GLQ 13(4): 489-504
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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.
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
Being Jazz: My Life as a Transgender Teen by Jazz Jennings
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
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. http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/36430-american-ugliness-queer-and-trans-people-of-color-say-not-in-our-names
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. https://newrepublic.com/article/134289/courage-queer
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. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/14/when_it_comes_to_orlando_massacre
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. http://time.com/4365476/orlando-shooting-upstairs-lounge-fire/
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. http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a37091/the-orlando-attacks-old-fashioned-terrorism/
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. http://www.onepluslove.com/dr-herukhuti-on-sexual-imperialism-homonormativity-bi-erasure/
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. https://mic.com/articles/146457/orlando-s-gay-latino-community-describes-pulse-nightclub-in-their-own-words#.bidxJn3Jm
Singh, Maanvi. “Not Your Mother's Catholic Frescoes: Radiant Portraits Of Queer People Of Color.” NPR Code Switch. 28 May 2015. http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/05/28/409770203/not-your-mothers-catholic-frescoes-radiant-portraits-of-queer-people-of-color
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. http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/02/how-white-queers-can-be-more-inclusive-of-queer-poc/
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/
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. https://womanofqolour.com/2016/06/17/white-queers-this-is-a-betrayal/
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. https://mic.com/articles/146457/orlando-s-gay-latino-community-describes-pulse-nightclub-in-their-own-words#.bidxJn3Jm
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. https://medium.com/@Lyles/from-charleston-to-orlando-reflections-on-massacre-in-the-time-of-the-right-61e546db6c86
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 http://www.autostraddle.com/queer-latinxs-share-love-rage-sadness-and-strength-for-our-family-lost-in-orlando-341892/
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/
Gerety, Rowan Moore. “#PulseOrlandoSyllabus: A Resource to Understand and Heal.” WLRN, 19 June 2016. http://wlrn.org/post/pulseorlandosyllabus-resource-understand-and-heal
“#PulseOrlandoSyllabus, #CharlestonSyllabus, and the Public Good.” Digital Library Foundation, 14 June 2016. https://www.diglib.org/archives/12064/
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. http://www.elle.com/culture/books/news/a37058/pulse-orlando-syllabus/
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/
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*) >
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