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

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan
Can the Monster Speak? A Report to an Academy of Psychoanalysts
The Stonewall Reader
Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender
In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life
The Book of Queer Prophets: 21 Writers on Sexuality and Religion
Is Gender Fluid?
Gender: A Graphic Guide
Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
Un apartamento en Urano
Trans Care
Has the Gay Movement Failed?
It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art to Fight a Pandemic
Twilight Man: Love and Ruin in the Shadows of Hollywood and the Clark Empire
The Spectrum of Sex
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Transgender History (Seal Studies)
Queer: A Graphic History
That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
Epistemology of the Closet
In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States (Queer Ideas/Queer Action)
Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940
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Sex Worker Memoirs
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The Overlooked Women of History
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Stonewall Book Award Winners
108 books — 34 voters
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Progressive Sexuality Education
34 books — 30 voters

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