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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Resources

Your UMA Librarians recommend these books for your Pride Month reading & watching!

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Gay Life Stories

Alongside such celebrated figures as Michelangelo, Frederick the Great and Harvey Milk are lesser-known but no less surprising individuals... With many striking illustrations, Gay Life Stories will entertain, give pause for thought, and ultimately celebrate the diversity of human history.

Living Queer History

Living Queer History tells the story of an LGBTQ community in Roanoke, Virginia, a small city on the edge of Appalachia. Interweaving historical analysis, theory, and memoir, Gregory Samantha Rosenthal tells the story of their own journey--coming out and transitioning as a transgender woman--in the midst of working on a community-based history project that documented a multigenerational southern LGBTQ community. 

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The Gay Revolution

Based on rigorous research and more than 150 interviews, this is an unfinished story told through dramatic accounts of passionate struggles.

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Fat and Queer

This collection of prose and poetry radically explores the intersection of fat and queer identities, showcasing new, emerging and established queer and trans writers from around the world.

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Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers

Using journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, news accounts, and more, the book tells the compelling story of lesbian life in the 20th century, from the early 1900s to today.

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Tomorrow Will Be Different

Sarah McBride inspires readers with her barrier-breaking political journey that took her, in just four years, from a frightened, closeted college student to one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists walking the halls of the White House.

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To Believe in Women

This landmark work of lesbian history focuses on how certain late-nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of Americans enjoy today.

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Let the Record Show

Based on more than two hundred interviews with ACT UP members and rich with lessons for today's activists, this book is a revelatory exploration--and long-overdue reassessment--of the coalition's inner workings, conflicts, achievements, and ultimate fracture.

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Beyond Magenta

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.

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A Little Gay History

When was the first chat line between men established? Who was the first "lesbian"? This book answers these questions and more through close readings of objects from the British Museum's collection.

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Transgender History

Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events.

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Black on Both Sides

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America's first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era.

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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For

From the author of Fun Home--the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form.

James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination

Matt Brim s James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination draws on the contributions of queer theory and black queer studies to critically engage with and complicate the project of queering Baldwin and his work.

1960s Gay Pulp Fiction

As a result of a series of court cases, by the mid-1960s the U.S. post office could no longer interdict books that contained homosexuality. These works cover an enormous range of genres. Twelve scholars have now banded together to begin a recovery of this largely forgotten explosion of gay writing that occurred in the 1960s.

LGBTQ Film Festivals

In taking seriously minor European and North-American LGBT festivals which often only exist as traces within archival collections, this book revisits festival studies' methodological and theoretical apparatuses. As the first 'critique' of festival studies from within, LGBTQ Film Festivals argues that both festivals and queer film cultures are by definition ephemeral.

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