Resources

Below is a current list of our books and DVDs we recommend for further reading and viewing.

Parents, Family & Friends

  1. Allen-Thompson, Dr. Pam & Di, Beloved and ‘Bent,’ Families Learning to Accept Lesbians and Gays, 1996.
  2. Buxton, Amity Pierce, Ph.D., The Other Side of the Closet, The Coming-Out Crisis for Straight Spouses & Families, 1994.
  3. Castiglione, J., The Straight Person’s Guide to Gay People’s Anguish, 1997.
  4. Cole, Beverly, Cleaning Closets, A Mother’s Story, 1995.
  5. Fairchild, Betty and Nancy Hayward, Now That You Know, A Parents’ Guide to Understanding Their Gay and Lesbian Children, 1998 (2 copies).
  6. Fricke, Aaron & Walter, Sudden Strangers, The Story of a Gay Son and His Father, 1991.
  7. Griffin, Carolyn, Beyond Acceptance, Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences, 1986, (3 copies).
  8. Hobson, Laura Z., Consenting Adult, 1975.
  9. Jennings, Kevin, Always My Child, a Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter, 2003.
  10. Jennings, Kevin, One Teacher in Ten, Gay & Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories, 1994.
  11. Kingdon, Kirsten, Summer at the End of the World, 2000.
  12. Muller, Ann, Parents Matter, 1987.
  13. Peabody, Barbara, The Screaming Room, A Mother’s Journal of Her Son’s Struggle With AIDS, a True Story of Love, Dedication, and Courage, 1986.
  14. Rafkin, Louise, Different Daughters, A Book by Mothers of Lesbians, 1987.
  15. Riesenfeld, Rinna, Papá, Mamá, Soy Gay, Una Guía Para Comprender las Orientaciones y Preferencias Sexuales de los Hijos, 2000.
  16. Silverstein, Charles, A Family Matter, a Parents’ Guide to Homosexuality, 1977.
  17. Switzer, David & Shirley, Parents of the Homosexual, 1980.
  18. Woog, Dan, Friends & Family, True Stories of Gay America’s Straight Allies, 1999.

Lesbians & Gays

  1. Bauer, Marion Dane, Am I Blue? Coming Out From the Silence, 1994.
  2. Berzon, Betty, Permanent Partners, Building Gay & Lesbian Relationships That Last, 1988.
  3. Borhek, Mary V., Coming Out to Parents, A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians & Gay Men & Their Parents, 1983.
  4. Chesebro, James W., GaySpeak, Gay Male & Lesbian Communication, 1981.
  5. Corley, Rip, The Final Closet, The Gay Parents’ Guide for Coming Out to Their Children, 1990.
  6. Drucker, Jane, Families of Value, Gay and Lesbian Parents & Their Children Speak Out, 1998.
  7. Eichberg, Rob, Coming Out, An Act of Love, An Inspiring Call to Action For Gay Men, Lesbians, and Those Who Care, 1990.
  8. Fahy, Una, How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays & Lesbians, 1995.
  9. Fletcher, Lynne Yamaguchi, Lavender Lists, New Lists About Lesbian and Gay Culture, History, and Personalities, 1990 (2 copies).
  10. Ford, Michael Thomas, Out Spoken Role Models From the Lesbian & Gay Community, 1998.
  11. Gillespie, Peggy, Love Makes a Family, Portraits of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Parents and Their Families, 1999.
  12. Likosky, Stephan, Coming Out, an Anthology of International Gay & Lesbian Writings, 1992.
  13. Rutledge, Leigh W., The Gay Book of Lists, 1987.
  14. Sherman, Phillip, Uncommon Heroes, a Celebration of Heroes and Role Models for Gay & Lesbian Americans, 1994.
  15. Sherman, Suzanne, Lesbian and Gay Marriage, Private Commitments, Public Ceremonies, 1992.
  16. Sherblom, Liz and John, Much More Than Sexuality, Listening to 70 Gay People Talk About Their Lives, 1996.
  17. Singer, Bennett L. & David Deschamps, Gay & Lesbian Stats, A Pocket Guide of Facts and Figures, 1994.
  18. Zuckerman, Amy J., Sexual Orientation in the Workplace, 1994.

Lesbians

  1. Abbott, Sidney, Sappho Was a Right-On Woman, a Liberated View of Lesbianism, 1972.
  2. Barbach, Lonnie, Shared Intimacies, Women’s Sexual Experiences, 1980.
  3. Barrington, Judith, An Intimate Wilderness, Lesbian Writers on Sexuality, 1991.
  4. Bono, Chastity, Family Outing, 1998 (2 copies).
  5. Degeneres, Ellen, Ellen, My Point…And I Do Have One, 1995 (2 copies).
  6. Elder, Lindsey, Early Embraces, True-Life Stories of Women Describing Their First Lesbian Experience, 1996.
  7. Klaich, Dolores, Woman Plus Woman, 1989.
  8. Lewis, Sasha, Sunday’s Women, Lesbian Life Today, 1979.
  9. Loulan, JoAnn, Lesbian Erotic Dance, Butch, Femme, Androgyny and Other Rhythms, 1990.
  10. Loulan, JoAnn, Lesbian Passion, Loving Ourselves and Each Other, 1987 (2 copies).
  11. Loulan, JoAnn, Lesbian Sex, 1984.
  12. Madrone, Hawk, Weeding at Dawn, a Lesbian Country Life, 2000.
  13. Price, Deb & Joyce Murdoch, And Say Hi to Joyce, the Life and Chronicles of a Lesbian Couple, 1995.
  14. Rafkin, Louise, Different Daughters, A Book by Mothers of Lesbians, 1987.
  15. Richards, Dell, Lesbian Lists, A Look at Lesbian Culture, History, and Personalities, 1990.

Gays

  1. DeCaro, Frank, A Boy Named Phyllis, A Suburban Memoir, 1996.
  2. Dilallo, Kevin & Jack Krumholtz, Unofficial Gay Manual, Living the Lifestyle (or at Least Appearing to), 1994.
  3. Drake, Robert, The Gay Canon, Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read, 1998.
  4. Ford, Michael Thomas, Little Book of Neuroses, Ongoing Trials From My Queer Life, 2001.
  5. Jackson-Paris, Rod & Bob, Straight From the Heart, A Love Story, 1994.
  6. Marcus, Eric, Greg Louganis, Breaking the Surface, 1995.
  7. McWhirter, David P., M.D. & Andrew Mattison, Ph.D., The Male Couple, How Relationships Develop, 1984.
  8. Nelson, Craig, Finding True Love in a Man-Eat-Man World, The Intelligent Guide to Gay Dating, Romance, & Eternal Love, 1996.
  9. Peck, Scott, All-American Boy, A Memoir, 1995.
  10. Reid, John, Best Little Boy in the World, The, 1973, (2 copies).
  11. Woods, James, The Corporate Closet, The Professional Lives of Gay Men in America, 1993.

Transgendered

  1. Boenke, Mary, Transforming Families: Real Stories About Transgendered Loved Ones, 2003.
  2. Colapinto, John, As Nature Made Him, the Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl, 2001.

Teenagers

  1. Cohen, Susan & Daniel, When Someone You Know is Gay, 1989.
  2. Fricke, Aaron, Reflections of a Rock Lobster, a Story About Growing Up Gay, 1981 (2 copies).
  3. Hartinger, Brent, Geography Club, 2003.
  4. Hartinger, Brent, Order of the Poison Oak, The, 2005.
  5. Heron, Ann, One Teenager in 10, Writings by Gay & Lesbian Youth, 1983 (2 copies).
  6. Levithan, David, Boy Meets Boy, 2003.
  7. Sanchez, Alex, Rainbow Boys, 2001.
  8. Sanchez, Alex, Rainbow High, 2003.
  9. Wallace, Kim, Erik & Isabelle, Freshman Year at Foresthill High, 2004.

Counselors

  1. Fraser, Sylvia, My Father’s House, a Memoir of Incest and of Healing, 1987.
  2. Gil, Eliana, Outgrowing the Pain, a Book For and About Adults Abused as Children, 1983.
  3. Ryan, Caitlin & Donna Futterman, Lesbian & Gay Youth, Care & Counseling, 1998, (2 copies).

Political & Legal Issues

  1. Cabaj, Robert P. & David W. Purcell, On the Road to Same-Sex Marriage, 1998.
  2. Curry, Hayden, Denis Clifford & Robin Leonard, A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples, 1996.
  3. Gomez, Jewelle, Over the Rainbow, Lesbian & Gay Politics in America Since Stonewall, 1995.
  4. Nava, Michael & Robert Dawidoff, Created Equal: Why Gay Rights Matter to America, 1994.
  5. Shilts, Randy, And the Band Played On, 1987.
  6. Shilts, Randy, Conduct Unbecoming, Gays & Lesbians in the U.S. Military, 1994.
  7. Sullivan, Andrew, Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con, A Reader, 1997.

Historical

  1. Duberman, Martin, About Time, Exploring the Gay Past, 1991.
  2. Duberman, Martin, Stonewall, 1993.
  3. Kaiser, Charles, The Gay Metropolis, The Landmark History of Gay Life in America Since World War II, 1997.
  4. Lauritsen, John & David Thorstad, The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (1864-1935), 1974.
  5. Rowse, A.L., Homosexuals in History, 1995.
  6. Thompson, Mark, Long Road to Freedom, The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement, 1994.

Religious

  1. Aarons, Leroy, Prayers for Bobby, a Mother’s Coming to Terms With the Suicide of Her Gay Son, 1995.
  2. Adams, Marc & Todd Tuttle, Do’s & Don’t’s of Dealing With the Religious Right, 2000, (2 copies).
  3. Adams, Marc & Todd Tuttle, The Preacher’s Son, 1996, (2 copies).
  4. Bawer, Bruce, Stealing Jesus, 1997.
  5. Bouldrey, Brian, Wrestling With the Angel, Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men, 1995.
  6. Curb, Rosemary & Nancy Manahan, Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence, 1985.
  7. Davis, Jesse, A Catholic Mother Looks at the Gay Child, 1997.
  8. Glaser, Chris, Come Home! Reclaiming Spirituality and Community as Gay Men and Lesbians, 1990.
  9. Glaser, Chris, Uncommon Calling, A Gay Christian’s Struggle to Serve the Church, 1988.
  10. Link, George J., Out, Thank God! Autobiography of George J. Link, “The Gay Deacon,” 1996.
  11. McNeill, John J., Freedom, Glorious Freedom, The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life For Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else, 1995 (2 copies).
  12. McNeill, John J., Taking a Chance on God, Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians, & Their Lovers, Families, & Friends, 1996.
  13. Miller, Stuart Howell, Prayer Warriors, the True Story of a Gay Son, His Fundamentalist Christian Family, and Their Battle for His Soul, 1999, (2 copies).
  14. O’Neill, Craig, Coming Out Within, Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians & Gay Men, 1992, (2 copies).
  15. Rogers, Jack, Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality, Explode the Myths, Heal the Church, 2006.
  16. Scanzoni, Letha & Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? Another Christian View, 1978.
  17. Tuttle, Todd, Fundamentally Speaking, Fundamentalist Christianity’s Segregation of America, 1999.
  18. White, Mel, Stranger at the Gate, to be Gay and Christian in America, 1994, (3 copies).
  19. Wink, Walter, Homosexuality and Christian Faith, 1999.

Cultural

  1. Arenas, Reinaldo, Before Night Falls, 1993.
  2. Miller, Neil, Out in the World, Gay and Lesbian Life From Buenos Aires to Bangkok, 1992.
  3. Williams, Walter L., The Spirit & the Flesh, Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture, 1986.

Scientific

  1. Bagemihl, Bruce, Ph.D., Biological Exuberance, Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, 1999.

Novels (Lesbian)

  1. Aldridge, Sarah, Magdalena, 1987.
  2. Azpadu, Dodici, Saturday Night in the Prime of Life, 1983.
  3. Bright, Susie, Herotica, 1988.
  4. Brown, Rita Mae, Rubyfruit Jungle, 1973.
  5. Brown, Rita Mae, Six of One, 1978.
  6. Carrera, Juliet, Inside Out, 1999.
  7. Chester, Laura, Deep Down, the New Sensual Writing by Women, 1988.
  8. Common Lives, Lesbian Lives, a Lesbian Quarterly, Number Fifty-Five, 1995.
  9. Davidson, Diane, Deadly Rendezvous, a Toni Underwood Mystery, 1994.
  10. Ennis, Catherine, To the Lightning, 1988.
  11. Forrest, Katherine V., Flashpoint, 1994 (2 copies).
  12. Forrest, Katherine V., Erotic Naiad Love Stories by Naiad Press Authors, The, 1994.
  13. Forrest, Katherine V., Mysterious NAIAD, The, Love Stories by Naiad Press Authors, 1994.
  14. Fulton, Jennifer, Saving Grace, 1998.
  15. Galford, Ellen, Moll Cutpurse, Her True History, 1985.
  16. Gomez, Jewelle, Gilda Stories, The, 1991.
  17. Grae, Camarin, Soul Snatcher, 1985.
  18. Hall, Radclyffe, Well of Loneliness, The, 1928.
  19. Hill, Linda, Just Yesterday, 1998.
  20. Holt Park, Jacquelyn, A Stone Gone Mad, 1991.
  21. Hull, Helen R., Last September, 1988.
  22. Johnson, Barbara, Strangers in the Night, 1999.
  23. Jones, Frankie J., Captive Heart, 1999.
  24. Jones, Frankie J., Room for Love, 2001.
  25. Lowell, Jax Peters, Mothers, 1995.
  26. Lynch, Lee, Dusty’s Queen of Hearts Diner, 1987.
  27. Lynch, Lee, Toothpick House, 1986.
  28. Marchessault, Jovette, Lesbian Triptych, 1985.
  29. Martinac, Paula, Out of Time, 1990.
  30. Maupin, Armistead, Maybe the Moon, 1992.
  31. Maupin, Armistead, Sure of You, 1989.
  32. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #1, Lessons in Murder, 1996.
  33. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #4, Cop Out, 1992.
  34. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #5, Dead Certain, 1993.
  35. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #6, Body Guard, 1995.
  36. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #7, Double Bluff, 1996.
  37. McNab, Claire, A Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery, #9, Chain Letter, 1997.
  38. McRae, Diana, All the Muscle You Need, 1988.
  39. Mildon, Marsha, Stalking the Goddess Ship, a Cal Meredith Mystery, 1999.
  40. Miller, Isabel, The Love of Good Women, 1986.
  41. Nestle, Joan, Women on Women, 1990.
  42. Nestle, Joan, Women on Women 2, 1993.
  43. Newman, Leslea, Every Woman’s Dream, 1994.
  44. OakGrove, Artemis, Raging Peace, The Throne Trilogy 1, 1984.
  45. Souhami, Diana, Gertrude and Alice, 1991.
  46. Stevenson, Sylvia, Surplus, 1986.
  47. Swallow, Jean, Leave a Light on For Me, 1986.
  48. Taylor, Sheila Ortiz, Southbound, 1990.
  49. Verel, Shirley, Other Side of Venus, The, 1960.
  50. Winterson, Jeanette, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, 1985, (2 copies).
  51. Women’s Press Fiction, Dykeversions, Lesbian Short Fiction, 1986.

Novels (Gay)

  1. Warren, Patricia Nell, Billy’s Boy, The Sequel to Harlan’s Race & The Front Runner, 1997.
  2. Warren, Patricia Nell, Front Runner, the Most Celebrated Gay Love Story Ever, 1974.
  3. Warren, Patricia Nell, Harland’s Race, A Novel, Long-Awaited Sequel to the Landmark Classic The Front Runner, 1994, (2 copies).

DVDs

    1. Anyone and Everyone, 2007 (2 copies)
    2. Beautiful Boxer, 2004
    3. Beautiful Thing, 2003
    4. Bedrooms and Hallways, 1999
    5. Better Than Chocolate, 1999
    6. Brokeback Mountain, 2005
    7. For the Bible Tells Me So, 2007
    8. I Can’t Marry You, 2003
    9. If These Walls Could Talk 2, HBO, 2000
    10. In & Out, 1997
    11. Inlaws & Outlaws, 2007
    12. Kissing Jessica Stein, 2002
    13. Journey to a Hate-Free Millennium, 1999
    14. Los Jornaleros (The Day Laborers), 2004
    15. Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), 1997
    16. Maurice, 1987
    17. Making Love, 2005
    18. MILK, 2009
    19. My Beautiful Laundrette, 1985
    20. Philadelphia, 2000
    21. Prayers for Bobby, 2009
    22. Priest, 1994
    23. Saved!, 2004
    24. The Birdcage, 2005
    25. Saving Face, 2005
    26. The Children’s Hour, 1961
    27. The Secrets, 2008
    28. The Sum of Us, 1994
    29. The Wedding Banquet, 1993
    30. Trans Generation, 2006
    31. Trevor, 2007
    32. Turning Points, 2004
    33. Tying the Knot, 2004
    34. Voices of Witness, 2009
    35. Wedding Wars, 2006