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
How to Understand Your Gender: A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are
Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between
Un apartamento en Urano
Trans Britain: Our Journey from the Shadows
The Book of Queer Prophets: 21 Writers on Sexuality and Religion
Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity
Non-Binary Lives - An Anthology of Intersecting Identities
We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan
Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement
The Angel of History
Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction
That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
Transgender History
Epistemology of the Closet
Queer: A Graphic History
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
Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"
The Trouble with Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics
Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law
The Letters of Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf by Vita Sackville-WestViolet to Vita by John PhillipsSister Love by Julie R. EnszerBetween Us by Kay TurnerThe Color Purple by Alice Walker
Epistolary Lesbians
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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
Charity and Sylvia by Rachel Hope ClevesVirgin by Hanne BlankMasters of Sex by Thomas MaierWolf Girls at Vassar by Anne MacKaySex at Dawn by Christopher  Ryan
Sexuality and History
224 books — 42 voters

Getting Bi by Robyn OchsBi Any Other Name by Loraine HutchinsAdaptation by Malinda LoThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonInheritance by Malinda Lo
Bisexual Women Fiction and Memoirs
191 books — 49 voters

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