(i) Introductory reading

Note: Works listed here are not listed again under “Further Works” below.


Piontek, Thomas. (2006). Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Haggerty, G.E., and M. McGarry. (eds). (2007). A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Lovaas, Karen E. et al. (eds.). (2006). LGBT Studies and Queer Theory: New Conflicts, Collaborations, and Contested Terrain. New York: Haworth Press.

Weeks, Jeffrey. (2011). The Languages of Sexuality. London and New York: Routledge. (See entries Gay, Gay liberation, Homosexuality, etc.).

Adam, Barry D. (1995). The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement. Boston: Twayne Publishers (2nd edition: Chapter “Queer Politics”).

Blumenfeld, Warren J. (ed.). (1992). Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price. Boston: Beacon Press.

Bristow, Joseph and Wilson, Angelia R. (eds). (1993). Activating Theory: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Politics. London: Lawrence & Wishart.

Davidson, J. Kenneth, and Nelwyn B. Moore (eds.). (2005). Speaking Of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings. Second Edition.
Preface by Pepper Schwartz.
Foreword by John D. DeLamater.
28: Human Sexual Orientation Has a Heritable Component / Richard C. Pillard and J. Michael Bailey.
29: Why We Cannot Conclude Sexual Orientation Is a Biological Phenomenon / William M. Byne.
30: Do Parents Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Children? / Susan E. Golombok and Fiona L. Tasker.
31: Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths / Ritch C. Savin-Williams.
32: The War Over Gay Marriage / Evan W. Thomas.

Donovan, R. and L Chan. (eds). (1999). Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies in Australia. Sydney: Australian Centre for Lesbian and Gay Research. University of Sydney.

Marcus, Eric. (1993). Is It a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco

Meem, Deborah T., Michelle A. Gibson, and Jonathan F. Alexander. (2009). Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies. Sage.
1. Before Identity: The Ancient World through the Nineteenth Century.
2. Sexology: Constructing the Modern Homosexual.
3. Toward Liberation.
4. Stonewall and Beyond.
5. Nature, Nurture, and Identity.
6. Inclusion and Equality.
7. Queer Diversities.
8. Intersectionalities.
9. Homosexed Art and Literature.
10. Lesbian Pulp Novels and Gay Physique Pictorials.
11. Queer Transgressive Aesthetics.
12. Censorship and Moral Panic.
13. Film and Television.
14. Queers and the Internet.
15. The Politics of Location: Alternative Media and the Search for Queer Space.

Richardson, Diane, Janice McLaughlin, and Mark E. Casey (eds.). (2006). Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory.
Introduction: At the Intersections of Feminist and Queer Debates / J.McLaughlin, M.E.Casey & D.Richardson.
Bordering Theory / D.Richardson.
Heterosexuality, Sexuality and Gender: Re-thinking the Intersections / S.Jackson.
The Return of the Material: Cycles of Theoretical Fashion in Lesbian, Gay and Queer Studies / J.McLaughlin.
On the Evolution of Queer Studies: Lesbian Feminism, Queer Theory and Globalization / L.Garber.
Boys will be bois? Or Transgender Feminism and the Forgetful Fish / J.Halberstam.
The Value of a Second Skin / R.Hennessy.
Refiguring the Family: Toward a Post-Queer Politics of Gay and Lesbian Marriage / C.Meeks & A.Stein.
Practically between Post-Menopause and Post-Modern / A.R.Wilson.

Robertson, Jennifer (ed). (2004). Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities. Blackwell.

Rothblum, Esther D. and Bond, Lynne A. (eds). (1996). Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia. Sage.

Sandfort, Theo et al. (eds). Lesbian and Gay Studies: An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach. Sage.

Sears, James T. and Williams, W.L. (eds). (1997). (in Press) Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies that Work. New York: Columbia University Press.

Segal, Lynne. (ed.). (1997). New Sexual Agendas. Macmillan (various chapters).

Seidman, Steven. (ed.). (1996). Queer Theory/Sociology. Cambridge, Ma: Blackwell.

Sheperd, Simon and Wallis, Mick. (eds). (1989). Coming on Strong: Gay Politics and Culture. London: Unwin Hyman.

Zimmerman, Bonnie, and George Haggerty. (eds). (2000). Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. Routledge, 2 Vol’s.