Lesbian, gay and transgender history books from around the world!
Soon, it will be time to bring some semblance of order to this page. Though it’s not unwieldy yet, I’ve covered some great books on our collective LGBT history. There are more reviews in the works. Look for me to come up with a system of categories in the future to aid you in finding what you’re looking for.
LGBT history books I’ve reviewed:
Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution by Linda Hirshman. A look at the parts of our collective gay history that brought us to the near conclusion of our current fight for equality and civil rights through the eyes of the activists who started it all. Of particular interest is the chapter about AIDS and it’s ultimate “good” effect on the gay civil rights movement. Please see my August 8th, 2012 post for my review.
For the Ferryman by Dr. Charles Silverstein, noted psychologist. This is an autobiography/memoir, in a sense, but more than that, it is a history of activism that began with the good Dr. getting homosexuality unclassified as a disease in 1973 and which continues in the modern day. Please see my May 30th, 2012 post for my review.
Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals by Keith Stern. This book is a biographical history of 850 famous and infamous admitted and suspected LGBT people. It belongs in this category as well as the biography category. Please see my May 24th, 2012 post for my review.
Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram. Please see my April 25th, 2012 post for my review.
History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous: From the Beginning by Audrey Borden. Please see my January 29th, 2012 post for my review.
Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb. Please see my January 3rd, 2012 post for my review.
The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government by David K. Johnson. Please see my November 16th, 2011 post for my review.
Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America’s Debate on Homosexuality by Fred Fejes. Please see my October 30th, 2011 post for my review.
The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps by Heinz Heger (the pen name for Josef Kohout), with David Fernbach (Translator). Please see my August 31st, 2011 post for my review.
Queers in History: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals by Keith Stern. Please see my July 26th, 2011 post for my review.
- Additional works of Lillian Faderman and, in the case of the 4th book, Gay L.A., Faderman with co-author Stuart Timmons. Please see my June 28th, 2011 post for my review. Please see this link for a listing of all Dr. Faderman’s published works: Lillian Faderman – Author Page
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman. Please see my June 21st, 2011 post for my review.
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter. Please see my June 8th, 2011 post for my review.
The Meaning of Matthew: My Son’s Murder in Laramie, and a World Transformed byJudy Shepard, Matthew’s mother. Please see my June 4th, 2011 post for my review.
Books I’ve suggested on my blog include:
Other highly rated (4 stars or better) GLBT/LGBT history works that can be found, in stock, on Amazon.com: