Queer Studies

Queer studies is the critical theory based study of issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity usually focusing on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and cultures. Universities have also labeled this area of analysis Sexual Diversity Studies, Sexualities Studies or LGBTQ Studies. Once only meaning odd or unusual, and later an anti-gay epithet, "queer" used in reference to LGBT communities remains controversial.

Originally centered on LGBT history and literary theory, the field has expanded to include the academic study of issues raised in biology, soc

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America
Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
Is Gender Fluid?
Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America's First Celebrity
Non-Binary Lives - An Anthology of Intersecting Identities
Un apartamento en Urano
Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
The Book of Queer Prophets: 21 Writers on Sexuality and Religion
Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis
Female Husbands: A Trans History
Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
Transgender History
Epistemology of the Closet
Queer: A Graphic History
Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"
Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics
Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology
Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others
The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Stephen BrusatteI'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamaraEnlightenment Now by Steven PinkerFascism by Madeleine K. AlbrightThe Wizard and the Prophet by Charles C. Mann
Historical Nonfiction 2018
217 books — 53 voters
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya AngelouI Am Malala by Malala YousafzaiBlack Indian by Shonda BuchananThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane SatrapiThe Girl with Seven Names by Hyeonseo Lee
Non Fiction/Memoirs by Women of Color
269 books — 44 voters

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Lesbian Memoirs
267 books — 82 voters
Virgin by Hanne BlankMasters of Sex by Thomas MaierCharity and Sylvia by Rachel Hope ClevesWolf Girls at Vassar by Anne MacKaySex at Dawn by Christopher  Ryan
Sexuality and History
221 books — 39 voters

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