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LGBTQ Books & Authors

LGBTQ Books & Authors



Queers of Color



The Guide to Living with HIV Infection:

Developed at the Johns Hopkins AIDS Clinic

John Bartlett and Ann K. Finkbeiner

Postive People: Combating HIV/AIDS

Ian Mayo-Smith

Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS and Music on Uganda

Gregory Bay

Inventing the AIDS Virus

Peter Dresburg

You Get Past the Tears:

A Memoir of Love and Survival

Patricia Broadbent, Patricia Romanowski,

and Hydia Broadbent

Positive: Living with HIV/AIDS

David Menadue

The Day I Stopped Being Pretty

Rodnesy Lofton

The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful,

and (HIV) Positive

Marvelyn Brown and Courtney Martin

AIDS in America

Susan Hunter

AIDS Memoir: Journal of an HIV Positive Mother

Catherine Wyatt Moley

A Burden of Silence: A Mother’s Battle with AIDS

Nancy A. Draper

Witness to AIDS

Edwin Cameron & Nelson Mandela



Becoming a Visible Man

by Jamison Green

Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits

by Loren Cameron

From the Inside Out: Radical Gen­der Transformation, FTM and Beyond

by Morty Diamond (editor)

Both Sides Now: One Man’s Journey Through Womanhood

by Dhillon Khosla

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

by Julia Serano

The Riddle of Gender

by Deborah Rudacille

How Sex Changed: A History of Trans­sexuality in the United States

by Joanne Meyerowitz

Exile and Pride

Eli Claire

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

by Leslie Feinberg

Transgender Rights

Editors: Paisley Currah, Richard M. Juang, & Shannon Price Minter

Transition and Beyond: Observations On Gender Identity

by Reid Vanderburgh

Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender

Riki Anne Wilchins

Transgender History

Susan Stryker

Pat Califia

Kate Bornstein



Queers of Color

Black/African American

Audre Lorde

Gloria Naylor

Ntozake Shange

Alice Walker

Sharon Bridgforth

Cheryl Clarke

Richard Bruce Nugent

E. Lynn Harris

James Baldwin

Essex Hemphill



Carmen de Monteflores

Sheila Ortiz Taylor

Gloria Anzaldua

Cherrie Moraga

John Rechy

Jaime Manrique

Richard Rodriguez

Achy Obejas


Asian/Asian American

Monique Truong

Leah Lakshmi

Kitty Tsui

Merle Woo

Margaret Chinen

David Henry Hwang

Dwight Okita

Norman Wong

Martin F. Manalansan


Middle Eastern/Middle Eastern American

Sahar Amer

Abu Nuwas

Al- Buhturi

Al- Jahiz

Ibn Dawud

Badraddin Khan