Recommended Reading June 2010 ~ LGBTQ Pride Month

Our Recommended Reading list for June 2010 celebrates LGBT Pride Month.  We also invite readers to consider the full range LGBT History, traditionally observed during the month of October.  Significant milestones for LGBT culture have emerged in recent years with the ongoing struggle for legally recognized domestic partnerships and same-sex marriage – now legal in 5 states, the District of Columbia, and among the Coquille Tribe of Oregon.   Additionally, the New York Times reported on Friday May 28 2010 that the House “adopted an annual Pentagon policy bill that includes a provision allowing the Defense Department to repeal the ban on gay and bisexual people from serving openly in the military.”  The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a similar measure allowing a repeal of the 1993 law known as “don’t ask, don’t tell” during the same week.  While significant opposition continues in some quarters this change, which will bring the United States in line with most other nations, seems inevitable.  Beyond these issues our list further celebrates and acknowledges the inestimable contributions of LGBT individuals to societies around the globe throughout history.  Join the Highline Library this month and wave a rainbow flag for pride, recognition and gratitude!


Coming Out and Disclosures: LGBT Persons across the Life Span by Ski Hunter 306.760973 H947c 2007

One Teacher in 10: LGBT Educators Share their Stories edited by Kevin Jennings 370.8664 O58 2006

Queer Images: a History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America by Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin 791.43653 B474q 2006

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax 305.3 S272w 2005

GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Queer & Questioning Teens by Kelly Huegel 306.766 H887g 2003

Homophobia: a History by Byrne Fone 306.766 F673h 2000

Queer Kids: the Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth by Robert E. Owens, Jr. 305.235 O97q 1998

Breaking the Code by Hugh Whitemore; based on the book Alan Turing, the Enigma by Andrew Hodges DRAMA BRE

A Queer Sense of Humour: a Collection of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Cartoons by Regan McClure 741.5 Q3 1993

The “Sissy Boy Syndrome” and the Development of Homosexuality by Richard Green 306.76 G797s 1987

Guardians of the Flutes: Idioms of Masculinity by Gilbert H. Herdt 301.21 H541g 1981

Homosexual Behavior among Males: a Cross-cultural and Cross Species Investigation by Wainwright Churchill 301.415 C563h 1967

Angels in America: a Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner 812.54 K97a 1996

Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin 813.54 B181g 1988

Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote 813.54 C246m 1980

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon 813.54 C428a

Hours by Michael Cunningham 813.54 C973h 2002

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides 813.54 E87m 2002

The Illustrated Oscar Wilde 822 W672i

Plays of Oscar Wilde 822 W672p

Picture of Dorian Grey and Selected Stories by Oscar Wilde 823.8 W672p 1962

Maurice by E.M. Forster 823.912 F733m 1971

Brideshead Revisited: the Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder by Evelyn Waugh 823.912 W354b 1945

The Grass Harp by Truman Capote DRAMA GRA

The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo 791.4309 R969c 1987


Beyond Straight and Gay Marriage: Valuing all Families under the Law by Nancy D. Polikoff 346.7301/6 Online – Electronic Book

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives edited by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose, and Steven David Online – Electronic Book

Same Sex, Different Politics: Success and Failure in the Struggles over Gay Rights by Gary Mucciaroni 323.3/264 (2008) Online – Electronic Book

The Dictionary of Homophobia: a Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience edited by Louis-Georges Tin; translated by Marek Redburn with Alice Michaud and Kyle Mathers 306.76/603 (2008) Online – Electronic Book

Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen: Men in Community Queering the Masculine by Peter Hennen 306.76/62 (2008) Online – Electronic Book

Queer Attachments: the Cultural Politics of Shame by Sally R. Munt 306.76/6091821 (2008) Online – Electronic Book

Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television edited by Thomas Peele 306.76/6 (2007) Online – Electronic Book

Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences by Leonard Sax 305.3 Online – Electronic Book

Henry James and Queer Modernity by Eric Haralson 831/.4 Online – Electronic Book


Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review:

The following are links to periodicals in subscription databases, available only to those with a MyHCC user name and password:

The Advocate (Los Angeles, Calif.): from 09/17/1996 to present in Academic Search Complete, and from 01/21/1997 to present in Alt-PressWatch and ProQuest Research Library from 1999 to present in print

Gay Community News (Boston, Mass.): from 01/26/1980 to 12/31/1984 in Alt-PressWatch and ProQuest Research Library, and from 01/01/1986 to 01/01/1999 in Alt-PressWatch and ProQuest Research Library

Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide: from 01/01/2000 to 09/30/2000 in Literature Resource Center, and from 01/01/2001 to present in Literature Resource Center

Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review: from 06/01/1999 to 06/30/1999 in Literature Resource Center

Lesbian news (Canoga Park, Calif.): from 10/01/1996 to present in Academic Search Complete

Lesbian Review of Books: from 01/01/2000 to 12/31/2001 in Academic Search Complete

REFERENCE BOOKS: Available in the Plaza area of the library

The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination Volume 3: Bias Based on Gender and Sexual Orientation Edited by Jean Lau Chin R 301.385 P974 2004

Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History in America Edited by Mark Stein (3 Volumes) R 306.766097303 E56 2004

Encyclopedia of Homosexuality Edited by Wayne R. Dynes (2 Volumes) R 306.766 E56

The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality Edited by Robert Francoeur & Raymond Noonan R 303.703 C762 2004

The Complete Dictionary of Sexology Edited by Robert Francoeur R 306.7 C 737


Celluloid Closet 791.4372 C393 2001

Mom’s Apple Pie: the Heart of the Lesbian Mothers’ Custody Movement by Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, and Shad Reinstein Video Recording 306.7663 M733 2006

Thou Shalt Not Love: What Evangelicals Really Say to Gays by Dr. Patrick Chapman; filmed and produced by Highline Community College Video Recording 305 U58t 2009

Coming Out under Fire produced & directed by Arthur Dong ; written by Allan Bérubé & Arthur Dong 355.008 C733

WEB: Same-Sex Marriage: a Selective Bibliography of the Legal Literature from Rutgers Law Library University LGBT/Queer Programs/Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual Queer Studies in the USA and Canada/Plus Sibling Societies & Study-Abroad Programs Campus Pride is a national organization that promotes safe college environments for gay students.  This site includes a variety of resources “to network-to learn-to lead with pride.” A national report, “The State of Higher Education for LGBT People,” the most comprehensive national research of its kind to date and available in September 2010, can also be ordered here. Princeton University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications of the Northwest and British Columbia, and organizations important to the GLBT community National and International Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications with other organizations/publications important to GLBT research [Alvin Fritz: Gay and Lesbian Studies Coordinator; University of Washington Libraries] Gays and Lesbians: Reference and Bibliographic Resources Annotated The Gay and Lesbian Review Worldwide: A bimonthly journal of history, culture and politics The National Coalition for LGBT Health National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Hall of Fame Southern California LGBT History Project Gay Financial Network Frameline is the nation’s only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the funding, exhibition, distribution and promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media arts. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association G/L Alliance against Defamation LGBT Social Network Found San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Pages (facilitated by Shaping San Francisco and the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.) Here Media, publishers of Out, The Advocate, Here!, Alyson Books, HIV Plus,, and  Direct links to each follow: Periodical full text access Gay television on demand Alyson Books, the world’s oldest and largest publisher of LGBT literature


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