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Some additional reading for LGBT Pride Month 2009

libertyandflagLGBTI was fortunate that I had a good number of books on LGBT issues to place in our display cases on the third floor of the library. There were some books I was not able to put in the case, but that I think are important as well. The list includes a couple of books on the gay military experience among others. So, I am listing them in this post. All books are located in the library's General Collection stacks in the library's third floor. As always, if you need any assistance locating any material on this or any other topic, feel free to visit us at the Reference Desk or contact us. Our full contact information is on our library's website ( You can also access our various resources via our website. The list that did not make it into the display case this time around but are still very cool (books are listed in call number order):
  • Allan Bérubé, Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two. D 769.2 .B46 1990.
  • Brooke Kroeger, Passing: When People Can't Be Who They Are. HM 1068 .K76 2003. This one is not only for LGBT people. In our society, many people "pass" in one way or another: Blacks for Whites, gays for straights, so on. If you wish to learn more about this author, Brooke Kroeger has her own website here.
  • Russell Leong, ed., Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience. HQ 76.2 .U5 A75 1996. This book looks at the the connections between the LGBT experience, the Asian American movement, and Asian American studies.
  • Gerald P. Mallon, Gay Men Choosing Parenthood. HQ 76.2 .U5 M313 2004.
  • Ritch C. Savin-Williams, The New Gay Teenager. HQ 76.25 .S 395 2005. This book won the Distinguished Book Award from the American Psychological Association in 2005. This is a very good look at teenagers and sexuality, and Professor Savin-Williams concludes that "teenagers may think a lot about sex, but they don't think that sexuality is the most important thing about them. And adults, he advises, shouldn't think so either" (from the publisher's description).
  • Samuel R. Delany, Times Square Red Times Square Blue. HQ 146  .N7 D45 1999. Professor Delany is widely known for his science fiction in works such as Babel-17 and The Einstein Intersection, both winners of the Nebula Award. In this memoir, Delany looks at Times Square, discussing changes in social and sexual interactions. Personally, I was fortunate to meet him when I was a presenter at the Science Fiction Research Association's Annual Conference some years ago while in graduate school.
  • David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. JK 723 .H6 J64 2004.
  • Steve Estes, Ask & Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out. UB 418 .G38 E77 2007. This is one of our newest acquisitions in LGBT studies and military history. The book draws on more than 50 interviews with gay and lesbian veterans telling about their experiences. "These veteran voices--harrowing, heroic, and on the record--reveal the extraordinary stories of ordinary Americans, men and women who simply did their duty and served their country in the face of homophobia, prejudice, and enemy fire. Far from undermining national security, unit cohesion, or troop morale, Estes demonstrates, these veterans strengthened the U.S. military in times of war and peace" (from the publisher's description).
Published by root on 17 Jun

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