The time has come - We must defend our dream
Robert Duncan (1919-1988)

Alvin Fritz
Gay and Lesbian Studies Coordinator
University of Washington Libraries
Revised June 12, 2006

This is an historical file as of June 2006. Not updated.





  1. The Alyson Almanac. A Treasury of Information for the Gay and Lesbian Community.
    Boston: Alyson Publications, c1989.
    SuzStx HQ 75 .A49 1989 [and] 1989/90 [and] 1994/95 (1st, 2nd, 3rd ed.)

    This popular and straightforward almanac in 25 sections includes: a chronology of gay-significant events to 1990; biographies, one to four paragraphs in length; religions/churches policies on gay concerns; state laws (U. S.) governing homosexual acts; U. S. congressional voting records (1987-89) on gay issues based on coincidence of legislator's vote with that recommended by the Gay and Lesbian Task Force; openly gay office holders (U. S.) through 1985 and selected officials through 1990; dictionary of slang; advice on financial, legal, social, and health issues; and sections devoted to addresses (travel destinations, cities, gay bookstores, national organizations and hotlines, and penpals for teenagers), each with a descriptive annotation.
    Additional sections on books (pre-Stonewall gay writings; selections of best and worst; and books of Alyson Publications), each with descriptive annotation.
    Index covers titles, persons, organizations and subjects. Mainly U. S. Annotation based on 1st ed. (1989)

  2. The Bisexual Resource Guide. Robyn Ochs, editor.
    Cambridge, MA: Bisexual Resource Center, c1999.
    SuzRef, BotRef HQ 74 .B558 1999

  3. The Bisexual Resource Guide. Robyn Ochs, editor. 2nd ed.
    Cambridge, MA: Bisexual Resource Center, c1996.
    SuzRef HQ 74 .B57 1996

    The main body of the guide lists 330 bi and 1,372 bi-inclusive groups in 25 countries with the U.S. and Canada being further subdivided by state and province; followed by 164 electronic sources. Entries typically list address, contact person, fax, telephone, e-mail, website address and publications, as applicable, sometimes accompanied by a brief description of target group and mission statement; with one or more of 18 symbols denoting kind of group (college/university, youth, educational, activist/political...)
    The directory is preceded by publishing opportunities; meetings and conferences; a 6-page annotated bibliography of non-fiction and fiction (by genre) books on bisexuality; an annotated list of 69 films with bisexual characters; and safer sex commentary.
    For further information on bisexuality consult the Bisexual Resource Center's website:

  4. Encyclopedia of Homosexuality.
    Ed. Wayne Dynes et al.
    NY: Garland, 1990. 2v.
    SuzRef, UglRef, BotRef, TacRef HQ76.25 .E53 1989

    Signed articles, sometimes with bibliography, seek to cover the entire range of knowledge, study, opinion and thought concerning homosexuality with international and historical coverage; interdisciplinary. Articles include person- actual, mythological and literary (Santayana, Orpheus...); place (San Francisco, Sparta...); culture (Pacific Cultures, Paleo-Siberian Peoples...); historical periods (Middle Ages...); concepts and terminology (Particular Friendships, Queen...); movements and events (Stonewall Rebellion) and subjects (Military, Film...) Cross-referenced; indexed.
    Serious criticism claims contributor misattributions, especially for some articles on women. (See: "Pseudonym or Hoax? Publisher halts sales of encyclopedia after controversy over authorship," Chronicle of Higher Education. May 26, 1995, pp. A10, A14). New edition under new editorship underway.

  5. Fletcher, Lynne Yamaguchi.
    The First Gay Pope and Other Records.
    Boston: Alyson Publications, c1992.
    SuzStx HQ 76 .F563 1992

    A compilation of gay and lesbian "firsts" (lesbian Nobel Prize winner, gay rodeo, lesbian palimony suit...) and other records (largest gay and lesbian archive in the U. S., largest gay synagogue, best-selling lesbian book...) In eight subject sections: history, community, education, religion, politics, law, the arts, the media. The history section includes two subsections, language and theory. With the exception of history, "firsts" are overwhelmingly Americentric. Sports, health, occupation and other "firsts" not having separate sections are folded into the Community section along with organizations and events. First gay contributors and contributions in the natural and physical sciences are all but excluded.
    Sources not cited, although sometimes referred to within the text. The far from comprehensive index includes titles, organizations, personal names and a few of the thematic subjects covered in the text.

  6. Fletcher, Lynne Yamaguchi.
    Lavender Lists: New Lists about Lesbian and Gay Culture, History, and Personalities. By Lynne Yamaguchi and Adrien Saks.
    Boston: Alyson Publications, c1990.
    SuzStx HQ 76.25 .F64 1990

    A popular compendium of nearly 100 gay and lesbian lists "to amuse, not instruct" the reader; in seven sections, loosely approximating subject areas as follows: 1) relationships and sex, 2) the nature of homosexuality and coming out, 3) history, 4) literature and books, 5) politics and law, 6) media and celebrities, and 7) a pot pourri.
    A few of the lists are taken from the Advocate or the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, but generally sources are not cited; does not duplicate lists in the Gay Book of Lists, Lesbian Lists, or the Gay Fireside Companion. For "firsts" see her The First Gay Pope and Other Records.
    Some of the the lists are purely diversionary (things not to say if you want to keep your lover; popular birthdays), while others are of substance (massive anti-gay purges; people who confronted the military). Primarily U. S. focus.
    A thorough index including titles, subjects, organizations, and persons much enhances the potential reference value of this work.

  7. Fritz, Alvin.
    Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications of the Northwest and British Columbia and organizations important to the GLBT community
    Seattle, 1998-

    A web index with links to GLBT organizations and publications in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho) and British Columbia. Seeks comprehensiveness for non-profit organizations and businesses that provide information. In eleven sections:
    Bookstores; Business/Employees; Civil Rights/Law/Politics; Community Centers/Activities; Culture, History & The Arts/Music/Literature/Radio/TV; Education/Schools/Universities; Foundations;
    Health: Education/Research/Support/Treatment; Newspapers/Publications/Publishers; Recreation/Social/Sports; and Religion/Spirituality.
    Site is regularly updated and maintained.

  8. Fritz, Alvin.
    National and International Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications and other organizations important to glbt information and research.
    Seattle, 1998-

    A web index with links to national and international GLBT organizations and publications. Selective. Inclusion dependent on currency, usefulness in providing reference information, and value to research; especially seeks to include information rich and full text websites.
    In nine subject areas: Academic/Professional; Archives; Bookstores/Videostores; Business; Culture, History, and the Arts; Health/Support Groups/AIDS; Human Rights/Law/Politics; Newspapers/Journals/Publishers; Religion; Sports and Recreation.
    The Business section includes organizations for glbt businesses and business persons. The index includes no private businesses except information providers, for which, see: Bookstores/Videostores and Newspapers/Journals/Publishers. Large city and major regional newspapers are considered national if their websites include full text reporting.
    Site is regularly updated and maintained.

  9. Gates, Gary J.
    The Gay and Lesbian Atlas. Gary J. Gates & Jason Ost.
    Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, c2004.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 G355 2004

  10. The Gay Almanac. Compiled by the National Museum & Archives of Lesbian and Gay History, a program of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, New York.
    NY: Berkley Blooks, 1996.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 G367 1996

    Clearly organized and highly useful, this almanac relevant to the gay male experience in the United States and Canada is in 8 sections: 1) an historical chronology, 16th century to the present, 2) brief (2 to 5 lines) biographies; 3) quotations by broad subjects (Art and Sensibility, Identity...) related to gay male life, 4) glossary of sayings, slang, signs and symbols, 5) statistics, 6) life and culture in 18 sections Legal Issues, Performing Arts...), 7) An Aids primer including chronology, quotations, statistics, glossary, guidelines and organizations, and 8) and 9) national directories of lesbian and gay community centers; and organizations and resources, respectively.
    The information is richly enhanced throughout by well-chosen bibliography, thoughtful discussion, lists, annotations, photographs, and, at times, practical advice.
    Index is thorough, easy-to-use, and includes persons, titles, organizations, and subjects. Well-researched with many useful citations to sources.
    Although gay male centered, much information has direct relevance to lesbian concerns also. See also its companion almanac: The Lesbian Almanac. Among the almanacs the two are superior from a reference standpoint.

  11. The Gay & Lesbian Address Book. Ed. Out Magazine.
    NY: Berkley Pub. Group, 1995.
    SuzRef HQ76.25 .G3765 1995

    In twenty subject categories, such as: Academics; Athletes, Artists & Entertainers; Fundraising/Philanthropy; Libraries; and Religious. Lists individuals and organizations in the U.S. with addresses, and where applicable, contact person, major activity, and publications.

  12. Gay Guide Canada. National Edition.
    Toronto: Gay Guide Canada, Inc., 1998 [2nd ed.]
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .C2 G39

    An all-Canada guide, 'the nation's largest gay directory" to over 3,600 LGBT-run or LGBT-friendly business and community listings covering 216 cities. Arranged alphabetically and heirarchically by province, city, and kind of service, resource, or business. Information for each listing includes, as applicable, name, address, telephone, fax, BBS, e-mail, website, hours, form of payment accepted, brief description, catalog price, publication frequency, and languages spoken. A series of symbols further identifies primary clientele, profit/non-profit status, and wheelchair accessibility.
    Annual. 1st ed., 1997. Compact and easy-to-use.
    Subscribers may search online:, Canada's Community-Based GLB Information Network, is searchable (at no cost) for GLB organizations, either by the organization itself or by province or city.

  13. Gay Histories and Cultures: an Encyclopedia.
    George E. Haggerty, editor; John Beynon, Douglas Eisner, assistant editors.
    NY: Garland, 2000.
    SuzRef HQ 75.13 .G37 2000

    Gay Histories and Cultures constitutes one (the other is Lesbian Histories and Cultures) of the bibliographically separatist two-volume Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, the unacknowledged successor to the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. Some of the articles are completely or all but completely unchanged; others are new or much developed.
    Articles are signed and contributors identified. Some contributors are established scholars; others are newly-minted academics, graduate students, journalists, editors, psychologists, librarians, novelists, and activists.
    The A-Z arrangement of articles is enhanced by a broad subject guide and well-developed index. Articles include persons, organizations, countries, publications, movements, concepts, and cultural, social, and political phenomena related to gay life and culture. Each article ends with a brief bibliography and see also references to related articles. Photographs and other graphic works of varying degrees of value are occasionally helpful.
    Covering a global and pan-historical range of topics without subscribing narrowly to any particular theory or point-of-view, the articles tend to be intelligently matter-of-fact rather than intellectually challenging; and even-tempered. Quietly gay-friendly and for the most part unobtrusively politically correct, this encyclopedia will be acceptable and useful to most readers.
    As may be expected by the construction of the work, the similarities and overlapping nature of many gay and lesbian experiences are obscured, although by no means denied. Certainly both the gay and the lesbian volumes need to be explored on all broad social, cultural, and political topics.

  14. Hogan, Steve.
    Completely Queer: the Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia. By Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson.
    NY: Henry Holt, 1998.
    SuzRef HQ 75 .H63 1998

    This encyclopedia focuses on 20th century (especially 1966-1996) gay and lesbian life and identities as developed in Europe, North America, and anglophone countries with some examination of those influences in the non-European and non-English speaking world; and also on historical persons, events, and cultures, with an emphasis on those having significant impact and resonance among gays and lesbians today.
    Entries include persons; political, social, and cultural phenomena and performances; gay venues; organizations and collectives; behaviors; concepts; academic disciplines (Anthropology, Biology...) and their contributions to GL studies; and religious denominations with their positions on and actions concerning GLBT issues.
    The already considerable reference value is further enhanced by useful charts and lists, such as Lambda Literary Awards (under Awards); list of gay games with venues, dates and participant/attendance statistics (under Gay Games); a list of detective authors with series protagonist(s) and setting(s); and a list of terms commonplace in queer theory (but rarely used in ordinary discourse) with definitions (under Queer Theory). Well-chosen photographs throughout.
    The authors have clearly made extensive use of the ever expanding documentation and literature in gay and lesbian studies, not only drawing from general and academic publications, but from gay community publications as well; this is reflected in the contents throughout and in the brief bibliographies that accompany most entries.
    A 73-page chronology of dates significant in queer history follows the A-Z section.
    The work concludes with an index to persons, places, subjects, concepts, organizations, and publications as these occur throughout the work. An altogether accessible and eminently readable source. Well balanced and researched.

  15. The Lesbian Almanac. Compiled by the National Museum & Archive of Lesbian and Gay History: a program of the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, New York.
    NY: Berkley Books: Produced by the Philip Lief group, 1996.
    SuzRef HQ 75.6 .U5 L35 1996

    Clearly organized and highly useful, this almanac relevant to the lesbian experience in the United States and Canada is in 8 sections: 1) an historical chronology, 16th century to the present, 2) brief (2 to 5 lines) biographies; 3) quotations by broad subjects (Art and Sensibility, Lesbian Feminism...) related to lesbian life, 4) glossary of sayings, slang, signs and symbols, 5) statistics, 6) life and culture in 18 sections (Legal Issues, Performing Arts...), 7) An Aids Primer including a chronology, quotations, statistics, glossary, guidelines and organizations, and 8) and 9) national directories of lesbian and gay community centers; and organizations and resources, respectively. The information is richly enhanced throughout by well-chosen bibliography, thoughtful discussion, lists, annotations, photographs, and, at times, practical advice.
    Index is thorough, easy-to-use, and includes persons, titles, organizations, and subjects. The index entry under "books" leads the user to the various subject bibliographies within the text. Well-researched with many useful citations to sources. Although lesbian centered, much information is of direct relevance to general gay concerns also. See also its companion almanac: The Gay Almanac. Among the almanacs the two are superior from a reference standpoint.

  16. Lesbian Histories and Cultures: an Encyclopedia.
    Bonnie Zimmerman, editor.
    NY: Garland Pub., 2000.
    SuzRef HQ 75.5 .L4395 2000

    Lesbian Histories and Cultures constitutes one (the other is Gay Histories and Cultures) of the bibliographically separatist two-volume Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, the unacknowledged successor to the Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. Some of the articles are completely or all but completely unchanged; others are new or much developed.
    Articles are signed and contributors identified. Some contributors are established scholars; others are newly-minted academics, graduate students, journalists, editors, psychologists, librarians, novelists, and activists.
    The A-Z arrangement of articles is enhanced by a broad subject guide and well-developed index. Articles include persons, organizations, countries, publications, movements, concepts, and cultural, social, and political phenomena related to lesbian life and culture. Each article ends with a brief bibliography and see also references to related articles. Photographs and other graphic works of varying degrees of value are occasionally helpful.
    Covering a global and pan-historical range of topics without subscribing narrowly to any particular theory or point-of-view, the articles tend to be intelligently matter-of-fact rather than intellectually challenging; and even-tempered. Quietly lesbian-friendly and for the most part unobtrusively politically correct, this encyclopedia will be acceptable and useful to most readers.
    As may be expected by the construction of the work, the similarities and overlapping nature of many lesbian and gay experiences are obscured, although by no means denied. Certainly both the lesbian and the gay volumes need to be explored on all broad social, cultural, and political topics.

  17. Lgbt, Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America. Marc Stein, editor in chief. 3 vols.
    NY: Charles Scribner's Sons: Thomson Gale, 2003.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 E53 2003

  18. Marcus, Eric.
    Is it a choice?: answers to 300 of the most frequently asked questions about gays and lesbians.
    San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, c1993.
    SuzStx HQ 76.3 .U5 M35 1993

    Eric Marcus supplies fair-minded, commonsense answers to questions asked about gay life and culture. The answers vary in length from one to several paragraphs depending on the need for explanation. Some questions merely call for factual answers, such as "What is National Coming Out Day?," and others require discussion and review, such as "How do grandparents react to a gay grandchild?"
    Although sources are seldom mentioned, Mr. Marcus is well-informed and not attached to any particular set of beliefs. His aim is to enlighten the general reader, and to dispel commonly-held presumptions and prejudices.
    Arranged in 20 subject categories, such as self-discovery, socializing and friends, religion, sex, and sports. Contemporary, North American focus.
    Concludes with a several page bibliography of basic, recent books mainly dealing with family, school, work and gay relationship concerns; and a subject index to themes, persons, and organizations.

  19. Mira Nouselles, Alberto.
    Para entendernos: diccionario de cultura homosexual, gay y lesbica.
    [Barcelona]: Ediciones de la Tempestad, 1999.
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .M58 1999

  20. Preston, John. [editor]
    The big gay book: a man's survival guide for the 90's.
    NY: Plume, c1991.
    UglRef HQ 76.2 .U5 P74 1991

    A compendium of facts, addresses, lists, and topics often supported by explanations and commentaries to advise and inform the U. S. and Canadian gay male on a wide range of contemporary (1991) political, social, cultural and lifestyle issues from a popular gay male perspective.
    In eight topical sections: 1) organizations, 2) communications, 3) culture, 4) campus life, 5) work, economics, relationships, and health, 6) sports, 7) religion, spirituality, and therapies; and 8) entertainments.
    A single index is heirarchically arranged by state or province, then by city, and finally by organization or title. Topical approach requires search of the fairly detailed and easy-to-scan contents pages. More refined topical approach requires scanning the text.

  21. Richards, Dell.
    Lesbian Lists: a Look at Lesbian, Culture, History, and Personalities.
    Boston: Alyson Publictions, c1990.
    Suz HQ 75.5 .R53 1990

    A popular and fascinating book of lists of lesbians and facts, terms, and curious beliefs pertaining to lesbians and at times, women generally. Lesbian is broadly interpreted to include "women-identified-women" and women who lived independently of and mainly separately from men. Divided into five thematic sections: Arts and Letters, Amazons and other Exotics (women choosing unusual lifestyles and non-traditional roles, such as, witches, explorers, and sex radicals), Switch-Hitters (bisexuals) and Cross-Dressers, Lesbians and the Law; and A Global Affair (list of cities with lesbian archives, and lists of Dutch, Swedish, German, English lesbians; and lesbian writers and artists from Asia).
    Some lists are predictable: Lesbian Novelists and Lesbians Appointed or Elected to Public Office, but others, such as, All-Female Animal Societies, are less so. A few lists include named sources.
    Concludes with a bibliography of fifty-eight titles. Table of contents, but, unfortunately, no index.

  22. Rutledge, Leigh W.
    The Gay Fireside Companion.
    Boston: Alyson Publications, 1989.
    SuzStx HQ 76 .R89 1989

    This popular compendium in dictionary arrangement covers a wide and often unpredictable (Graves of Famous Gay People in the U. S. -Where Located) array of subjects to amuse and inform gay readers.
    Entries include biographies, incidents, terms (often sex-related), titles, and facts ranging from the ordinary (Bookstore, Gay- Oldest in U. S.) to the most curious (Cockroaches-Conversion to Homosexuality...)
    Lack of index precludes easy use for reference, as many biographies are grouped under shared aspect: Mothers, Fascinating of Famous Gay Men; Diaries, Private- Gay Men...; and many facts, quotations, and excerpts are grouped by kind: Camp Lines, Memorable and Quotable from the Movies; Limericks, Gay; Graffiti, Gay- Historical...
    Some entries are mini-chronologies, such as: Aids Epidemic...1981-1988 (over 36 p.) and Drag, a Brief History of (over 6 pages) Sources rarely cited. No table of contents.
    Although intended for leisure, it has reference value for the persistent, unhurried user.

  23. Rutledge, Leigh W.
    The New Gay Book of Lists. 2nd ed.
    Los Angeles: Alyson Publications, 1996.
    Suz Ref HQ 76 .R895 1996

    Nearly 100 lists, primarily concerned with gay men, ranging from the trivial (former jobs of gay celebrities) to the serious; 13 lists deal with censorship, discrimination, and homophobia; 12 with terms, language and language use; 8 with the military; 5 with religion; and many deal with biographical facts, gay relationships, gay culture, or aspects of sex and sexuality. Sources not cited.
    Index includes personal names and titles in the lists, and terms and topics that are the subject of lists.The table of contents is lengthy and uncategorized.
    The New Gay Book of Lists has dropped numerous lists from the 1987 ed. (Gay Book of Lists: Suz HQ 76 .R88 1987), added 30 new lists, and revised and updated others.

  24. Singer, Bennett L.
    Gay & Lesbian Stats: a Pocket Guide of Facts and Figures.
    Ed. Bennett L. Singer and David Deschamps; with an introduction by Gerry E. Studds and a preface by Stephanie Sanders.
    NY: New Press, dist. Norton, c1994.
    SuzRef HQ76.3 .U5 S59 1994

    16 topical sections (Civil Rights/Law, Demographics/Social Activities, Public Opinion...) No index; requires thorough examination of each section. Very brief entries; citations listed at end of each section. Sources vary widely. Many popular sources; information often not based on random samples, nor necessarily from original source. Includes hard-to-find data. Not definitive. Includes useful chronological table of efforts (and results) to determine number of gay people. Almost exclusively U.S. One topical section- "international"- devoted to non-U.S. information.

  25. St. James Press Gay & Lesbian Almanac. Editor, Neil Schlager; with foreword by R. Ellen Greenblatt.
    Detroit, MI: St. James Press, c1998.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 S75 1998

    This comprehensive review of the glbt experience in the United States from the 1940's to the mid 1990's is an anthology of 22 well-composed, consequential topical surveys (coming out, politics, literature, sports, law, performing arts...) and a collection of 17 major texts and documents.
    The first and last surveys are histories, national and regional, entitled 'Chronology' (although not a list of dates) and 'Local and Regional Views,' respectively. Characteristically each topical article addresses the important developments, achievements, conflicts, and issues that pertain and concludes with profiles of prominent persons and well-chosen, lengthy bibliographies of books, articles, and internet sites. The surveys are neither over-interpretive, nor sterile, and strike a good balance between information and meaning. Its title notwithstanding, this work is more encyclopedic than almanac-like.
    Photographs, charts, and tables enhance the text and are fully identified in the acknowledgements. The articles are signed, and the authors (mostly scholars and librarians) profiled briefly in 'Notes on Advisors and Contributors.'
    The thorough and easy-to-use index works well as the necessary key for those seeking facts and identifications; however, users desiring the greatest rewards will read the intelligent and accessible survey articles on the topical aspects of American gay life, society, and culture; and closely examine the bibliographies for more information and study.

  26. Stewart, William.
    Cassell's Queer Companion: a Dictionary of Lesbian and Gay Life and Culture.
    London: Cassell, 1995.
    SuzRef HQ76.25 .S74 1995

    Dictionary of often hard-to-find definitions and accounts of groups, organizations, persons, places, events, titles (films, books, laws, ...), genres; concepts, terms (including slang), and phrases; quotations and subjects significant to gay and lesbian culture.
    Limited cross-references; no index; no bibliography or source references. At times, frustratingly brief, casual or vague.

  27. Strength in Numbers: a Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Resource.
    Edited by Christa Brelin; foreword by Jenie Hall.
    Detroit: Visible Ink Press, c1996.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 S77 1996

    This directory seeks to meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community, and is an extensive listing of that community's organizations, bookstores, presses, and magazines; and service organizations supportive of it. International in scope, the great majority of organizations listed are in the U. S. or Canada. Impressive, but not comprehensive list.
    Arranged in 10 subject areas: 1) Arts and Literature, 2) Community, 3) Family, 4) Health and Aids, 5) Legal and Political Action, 6) Media Action and Archives, 7) Spirituality and Religion, 8) Sports and Recreation, 9) Work, and 10) Youth. Within each group, organizations are presented by country and for the U. S. and Canada by state and province, respectively. In addition to directory information (address, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses, as available), some entries include a description of the organization and statement of its purpose. Each section concludes with online resources: websites, online services, usenet, the net, and BBS.
    The directory is developed by the Bridges Project of the American Friends Service Committee, clear and bold in its support of the gay community. Accordingly each section begins with a statement of concern and encouragement; and throughout the work inserts "spotlight" features highlighting individuals who have made considerable contributions to the gay community, leading organizations, and important themes in gay political and social life. The "spotlights" are each about a page in length and distributed across the top of several pages.
    Provided with 2 indexes: a geographic index by country and for Canada and the U. S. also by province and state; and a general index to organization names and the persons and themes in the "spotlights."

  28. Witt, Lynn.
    Out in All Directions: the Almanac of Gay and Lesbian America.
    NY: Warner Books, c1995.
    SuzRef HQ75.6 .U5 W57 1995

    Discursive presentation in 10 chapters of aspects and concerns of gay/lesbian American (U.S.) life. Popular format includes numerous lists, tables, quotes, photographs, illustrations, bios, facts (dates, statistics, chronologies...) and histories often placed within discussion or as sidebars; 10 thematic chapters:

    1) the presence of the gay population generally and in various fields,
    2) gay persons and themes as present or presented
    in the media and literature,
    3) gays & gay groups, gay press & gay treatment
    in American history,
    4) the diversity of gay identities, coming out, and homophobia,
    5) gay communities, relationships, families, and organizations,
    6) myths and facts (demographics, stereotypes, diversities,
    7) gender issues, sexuality, language,
    8) political, civil, family and health crises
    9) entertainments, leisures, and travel, and
    10) economic, business, and workplace issues.
    Concludes with list of contributors (specific contributions not identified) with brief description; bibliography of quotes and reprinted excerpts; and index to names, topics, movements, fields of activity conferences, and organizations. Many names, especially those in lists, are not in the index. Exploring topics in the index or in the chapters is necessary.
    Introduction briefly reviews terms related to gays (gay, queer, lesbian...). Almanac is intended for reading as well as information finding.


  1. Dawson,Jeff.
    Gay & Lesbian Online. Revised and expanded ed.
    Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press, c1997.
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .D37 1997.

    In 68 subject chapters, this encyclopedic survey of gay and lesbian sources available on the internet covers social groups, activity groups; tourist, events, and sports information; health and sex information; political groups; issues information (legal, religious...); employment information; online magazines and newspapers, cultural information (books, movies, operas...); gay and lesbian organizations; and non- U. S. sources (Canada, International…). The Queer Resources Directory and the Queer InfoServer are, due to their breadth, depth, and links, among the most important sites. Additionally, Yahoo Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Resources; and sites in the chapter on Gay and Lesbian History, are especially important for students and researchers.
    Index covers a wide range of persons, places, titles, web site names, organizations, and subjects.
    The considerable expansion (20%) from the 1st edition which appeared just a year earlier is a dramatic indication of the rapid growth of GL information available electronically.

  2. Fitch, J. Harrison.
    Out's gay & lesbian guide to the Web. By J. Harrison Fitch and the editors of Out magazine.
    Emeryville, CA: Lycos Press, c1997.
    Suz Ref HQ 76.25 .F58 1997

    A popular, and at times distracting, hyperventalative tone pervades this guide to gay and lesbian sites and online services. In three parts: Part I serves as an introduction to online services with an unabashed promotion of America Online; to the web generally including a guide to twenty-six significant gay sites (pp. 11-17), important because of their structure and extensive linkages; and to the effective use of search engines with particular emphasis on Lycos (publisher of the guide). Includes a list of internet service providers (pp. 6-7)
    Part II is a guide in 8 chapters to: 1) cultural (art, film, music, literature, drama, bookstores) information sources; 2) gossip and celebrities; 3) hobbies, crafts and personal/family relationships; 4) health and sports; 5) diverse sex-interest communities; 6) religion; 7) political, activist, subgroup (deaf, Asian American, youth, students....) information resources, and computer-interest groups; one section devoted to state and local organizations by state; and 8) international and non-U.S. organizations and interest groups, divided by country.
    Part III is a guide to businesses, and business and legal organizations/interest groups including employment; workplace issues; sexual orientation policies; gay employee groups and business associations by type, i.e., bookstores, bars, travel agencies, including those that offer online shopping; legal marriage interest groups; health issues; gay friendly legal firms and associations; and legal resources. In spite of several annoying features such as indecisive subject treatment and assertively tacky language, this is a worthy guide. The annotations to the websites throughout are clear and informative, and the concluding index to site names is often all the reader would need to make good use of the guide.
    A CD accompanies the text which includes an appendix fully explaining the CD application.

  3. The Harvey Milk Institute Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Internet Research. Alan Ellis ... [et al.], editors.
    NY: Harrington Park Press, c2002.
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .H375 2002

  4. Laermer, Richard.
    Get on with it: the gay and lesbian guide to getting online.
    NY: Broadway Books, c1997.
    SuzRef HQ 76.2 .U5 L34 1997

    An enthusiastic, breezy, and often opinionated guide to gay and lesbian interest sources online and how to use them; emphasizes entertainment (including porn) and social (meeting people, dating, conversation) interests, but also includes a chapter on health sources, and a chapter, "The World of the Computer Geek," devoted to traditional research interests.
    Critically reviews the many providers and forms of online resources: e-mail, listservs, usenet, chatrooms, bulletin boards, commercial services, newsgroups, and web sites; provides many addresses and descriptions of specific online sites. Advice, caveats, and attitude throughout.
    Some unexpected, but welcome features: 1) a guide to "cybercafes," coffee houses that make computers and other online equipment/services available to clients, and 2) a list of terms censored by AOL. The final chapter reviews print magazines concerned with computers and online topics.
    Two glossaries conclude the work, a useful one of computer terms, and a useless one of gay terms.
    The arrangement and style of the guide inhibit efficient reference use; however, a thorough index to subjects, persons, titles, and organizations assures easy access to specific sources cited in the text.

  5. PlanetOut Search:

    PlanetOut Search is the search engine for PlanetOut that completely revised its website in the Fall of 1999 and in so doing, much increased its efficiency and sophistication. The powerful search engine (formerly called NetQueery, itself a development of InfoQueer created by David Stazer in 1993) allows the user to limit a search to glbt sites, glbt news sites, or mainstream sites, and moreover, may further limit to broad topical (arts, health, history, family, etc.), geographic, or community (bears, lesbian, youth, etc.) sites. Results are easy to apprehend, and each site found includes a link to sites that have linked to the site found. This enables the user quickly to establish a network of often very closely related sites.
    PlanetOut itself is arranged in five heirarchical categories, the first two of which are available to all, and the last three of which are available to members; as follows: 1) Topics- news and politics; travel; popcorn/movies; radio; money and careers; entertainment; and families; 2) People- information about persons, divided by topics (same as in topics section) with which they are associated; 3) Personals- personal ads searchable/placeable by gender, geography, and age span; available to members; 4) My Planet- form to login and establish membership (free); 5) Shopping- books (by topic), music (by genre), DVDs and videos (by topic); travel and other shopping interests; available to members.
    A highly democratic, broad spectrum website. The website is funded by advertisers. (site reviewed 1-24-00)

  6. Queer Resources Directory (QRD):

    A queer megasite with thousands of links. Easily approached by 1) twelve major headings: Queers and their Families; Queer Youth; Queers and Religion; Queer Health; Electronic Resources; Queer Media; Queer Events; Queer Culture, History, and Origins; Worldwide Queer Info; Business, Legal and Workplace Issues; Politics, Political News & Activism; Organizations, Directories & Newsletters or 2) a subject tree with 24 primary subject areas, e.g., AIDS, events, and religion, with each subject area further subdivided into ever more more refined subtopics. An excellent, easy-to-use, and intuitive source. Queer community focus. Provides search option.
    This source is in some respects showing its age; numerous 'file not found' responses.
    Founded by cyber activist Ron Buckmire. (site reviewed 2-9-98)

  7. Rainbow Query. Search the Queer Internet:

    A major, easy-to-use search engine to queer resources on the internet. Searcher may select from 15 major subject categories (Arts and Entertainment; Community; Erotica; Government and Politics; Health and Fitness; Living; Money and Business; News and Media; Reference; The 'Net; Bisexual; Gay Men; Lesbian; Transgender; and Youth) or from approximately 200 more refined categories ranging from Activist Groups to Queer Theory to Women's Art, and perform simple or Boolean searches. Over 30, 000 URLs. Claims to be the "the largest, most complete GLBT search on the Internet." Produced by Atlantis InterNetworks, San Francisco. reviewed 2-9-98

  8. Yahoo! Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals: Lesbians__Gays__and_Bisexuals/

    An LGB megasite with thousands of links, it being one of the massive yahoo system. Many users will find it much easier and faster to use the basic yahoo address (, then click on Society and Culture, then on Cultures and Groups, and then on Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals, rather than enter the lengthy LGB address and arrive directly.
    Search option provided in addition to 26 major subject headings: Anti-Violence Resources; Arts and Humanities; Companies; Computers and Internet; Cultures and Groups; Disabilites; Education; Entertainment; Events; General Interest; Government; Health; History; Issues and Causes; Libraries and Archives; News and Media; Organizations; Parenting; People; Recreation and Sports; Regional; Relationships; Religion; Sexuality; Travel; and Usenet.
    Easy to use. Of the many GLBT websites available, Yahoo's has the clearest research focus.
    Yahoo! Transgendered has its own site:
    11 subject headings: Cross Dressing; Entertainment and the Arts; Events; Gender Reassignment Surgery (GRS); General Resources; Mailing Lists; Organizations; People; Publications; Transitioning; and Usenet. Search option available. As with the LGB site, many will find it easier to arrive at this site through the basic yahoo address (, then click on Society and Culture, then Gender, then Transgendered.
    Produced by Yahoo, Inc., Santa Clara, CA. reviewed 2-9-98

GENERAL BIOGRAPHY (for subject-defined biography, see that subject field, e.g., LITERATURE)

  1. Cowan, Thomas Dale.
    Gay Men & Women Who Enriched the World.
    Boston: Alyson, 1992, c1988.
    UglStx HQ75.2 .C69 1992

    Includes 40 individuals (9 lesbians, 31 gay males) prominent in history and culture. Bios are brief (6-page) and focus on major achievements and gay relationships. No bibliography.

  2. Gay & Lesbian Biography.
    Editor, Michael J. Tyrkus; consulting editor, Michael Bronski; with a preface by Jewelle Gomez.
    Detroit: St. James Press, c1997.
    SuzRef HQ 75.2 .G39 1997

    An encyclopedic compilation of 275 biographies, varying from one to three pages in length, of gays and lesbians, both historical and contemporary figures from all walks of life. World-wide scope, although more than 75% are anglophones.
    The biographies, written by experts identified in the Notes on Contributors section, give standard biographical information with a focus on sexual orientation factors and how those shaped and informed the biographees' lives, activities, and contributions.
    The essays are cogent, well-balanced, readily accessible, and neither over interpret nor over simplify. Each entry concludes with useful source references. Photographs enhance many of the biographies.
    The work has three indexes: 1) nationality, 2) occupation, and 3) subject, i.e., major influences, interests, or activities, such as Buddhism, art, film criticism...
    This worthy and useful work also appeared in a smaller version of 70 biographies-mostly of contemporaries-entitled Outstanding Lives (Visible Ink Press, 1997), each entry accompanied by a full page photograph.

  3. Greif, Martin.
    The Gay Book of Days: an evocatively illustrated who's who of who is, was, may have been, probably was, and almost certainly seems to have been gay during the past 5,000 years.
    Secaucus, N. J.: L. Stuart, c1982.
    Suzstx HQ 75.2 .G73 1982

    Intended for the amusement of gays, this compendium of biographies of "gay" persons is arranged by the biographee's birth date; consequently, the fortunately thorough index of all persons named in the text is a necessity. Biographies rarely exceed a brief paragraph in length and concentrate on concise identifications leading to aspects of the subject's gayness or supposed gayness. Usually only one person is entered under each day; each month concludes with a list of "Other Personalities" born that month, a kind of overflow list of very limited usefulness that gives no information beyond birth date, name, and occupation. At times the biographee's, for example, Rilkes's, "gayness" is limited to the purest supposition often based on his or her social acquaintances or milieu or on his or her appeal to gay sensibility. An offhand, complicitous tone sometimes obscures the meaning of the content. Numerous excellent photographs, etchings and other illustrations throughout the work. Sources not cited.

  4. Hergemöller, Bernd-Ulrich.
    Mann für Mann: biographisches Lexikon zur Geschichte von Freundesliebe und mannmännlicher Sexualität im deutschen Sprachraum.
    Hamburg: MännerschwarmSkript, 1998.
    SuzRef HQ 75.7 .H47 1998

    An extensive, pan-historical biographical lexicon of approximately 1,000 German-speaking gay men and men who experienced passionate same-sex friendships. Includes only deceased men. Articles range from a paragraph to two pages and conclude with source bibliography. Each article covers the major facts, actions, and events of the biographee's life focusing on male-male relationships and intellectual, creative, social, and political commitments and developments with regard to same-sex love.
    A thirty-page bibliography of sources precedes the biographies, and draws on both primary and secondary literature with an emphasis on primary literature when such exists.
    The text also includes genealogies of the Eulenburg, Hohenzollern, and Krupp dynasties, all families that included numerous prominent gays.
    The work concludes with a chronological list of gay men arranged by period in which they flourished, from the High Middle Ages and Reformation to Post-reunification Germany; and an extensive index of all persons named in the text. The index also includes groups of persons, such as: persons who died of AIDS, Nazi members, gays persecuted by Nazis, gays from various geographic regions, emigrants, and gay members of various groups and movements.
    The author is a scholar of medieval history and has produced several studies of marginalized groups in the late Middle Ages including the persecution of homosexuals in the inquisition.

  5. Larivière, Michel.
    Homosexuels et bisexuels célèbres: le dictionnaire.
    Préface, Pierre Bergé; dessins, Jean Cocteau.
    Paris: Delétraz, 1997.
    SuzRef HQ 75.2 .L37 1997

  6. Out!: 600 Lesben, Schwule & Bisexuelle. Karen-Susan Fessel, Axel Schock.
    Berlin: Querverlag, 2000.
    SuzRef HQ 75.2 .O98 2000

  7. Richards, Dell.
    Superstars: twelve lesbians who changed the world. 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
    NY: Carroll and Graf, 1993.
    Suzstx HQ 75.3 R53 1993

    In the lesbian-feminist tradition, Richards focuses on twelve lesbians, here understood as women whose primary relationships in life, commitment and work were with other women, seen as trail-blazing social and cultural heroes who succeeded, in the absence of role models or support of the dominant social institutions, by dint of the shared support and strength of other women, often a particular woman and long-term partner.
    The biographies ranging from 18 to 26 pages center on the relational aspects of their achievements. The twelve are: James Miranda Barry (physician in the British Army), Florence Nightingale (military nurse), M. Carey Thomas (educator, dean of Bryn Mawr), Jane Addams (social worker, pacifist), Lillian Wald (public health nurse), Alice Hamilton (physician, medical researcher), Edith Hamilton (classicist), Natalie Barney (literature), Sylvia Beach (publisher), A'lelia Walker (Harlem Renaissance socialite, patron of the arts), Anna Freud (psychoanalyst and researcher), and Vita Sackville-West (literature).
    The work concludes with a bibliography of biographies, many of which typically avoided, misinterpreted or gave short shrift to the centrality of same-sex relationships in the lives and contributions of these women.

  8. Russell, Paul Elliott.
    The Gay 100: a Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present.
    NY: Carol Pub. Group, c1995.
    SuzStx HQ75.2 .R87 1995

    Ranks 100 persons who are deemed "most influential in their contributions to modern gay/lesbian identity," from Alexander the Great to Gertrude Stein. Bios range from 3 to 5 pages and focus mainly on those aspects of their life experiences with same sex persons, their thought, writings, or activism that identify them as seminal in the development of modern gay consciousness. With photographs, as possible. Brief quotations throughout are cited incompletely or not at all.

  9. Salmonson, Jessica Amanda.
    The Encyclopedia of Amazons: Women Warriors from Antiquity to the Modern Era.
    NY: Paragon House, 1991.
    SuzRef U 51 .S34 1991

    An encyclopedia of brief (several lines to a page) biographies of women combatants, warrior queens, swordswomen, pirates, castle besiegers/defenders, bomber pilots, and armed revolutionaries throughout history with greater emphasis on ancient and medieval periods; world coverage. Some of the women (Queen Christina, Anne Bonney...) are identified as lesbians. Bios focus on combat history.
    Although most of the women were actual persons, mythological women (Hathor, Canidia...) and classes of warrior women (martial nuns of Europe and the Crusades, warrior-courtesans...) are also represented.
    Some of the entries have source references keyed to the select bibliography (over 200 citations) which concludes the work.

  10. Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History. Edited by Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon. 2 vols.
    London; NY: Routledge, 2001.
    note: v.1: From Antiquity to World War II. v.2: From World War II to the Present Day.
    SuzRef HQ 75.2 .W46 2001


  1. Anderson, Shelley.
    Out in the World: International Lesbian Organizing.
    Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, c1991.
    see also in this section, The Third Pink Book.
    Suzstx HQ 75.5 .A53 1991

    Introductory material reviews the international state of lesbian organizing and discusses two major organizations, ILGA (International Lesbian and Gay Association) and ILIS (International Lesbian Information Service).
    The main body of the work is arranged in a geographic heirarchy (continent or region, then country) as a guide surveying the legal and social realities of lesbian life in countries of the world excluding the U. S. excepting those organizations that have significant cross-cultural affinities, such as those of Asian Americans.
    Each entry discusses the legal status of lesbians and lesbian organizations including founding date, purpose, publications and efforts of those organizations; and organization directory information.
    The work concludes with a directory of international lesbian (and lesbian-gay) organizations.

  2. Anti-gay/lesbian violence in ..[year]
    [Washington, D. C.: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute], 1984-1995 (under various titles). Ceased with 1995.
    note: annual; title and publishing agency name has varied.
    Suzstx HV 6250.4 .H66 A57 1984
    Suzstx HV 6250.4 .H66 A57 1985-1986,1988,1990-1994.

    Beginning in 1984, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute and its predecessors have annually published a report on anti-gay/lesbian violence, victimization, and defamation under various titles.
    The scope and sophistication of the report have become more far-reaching and complex as more data and cooperating report sources have become available. In 1984 the report was based on reports from eight cities; by 1994, twenty-five cities and organizations cooperated in providing data. In the 1994 report (published in March, 1995) the "Introduction" describes the history and development of the project; the "Methodology" outlines the criteria for inclusion and definitions of terms. The statistical data and the descriptive, clarifying, and evaluative discussion are presented in eleven sections:
    1) National Trends, 2) Multiple Assailants, 3) Offences per Incident, 4) Physical Assaults and Seriousness of Injuries, 5) Offender Age, 6) Law Enforcement Data/Hate Crimes Statistics Act, 7) Gender and Anti-Lesbian Violence, 8) HIV Related Violence, 9) Gay Related Homicides, 10) Defamation (general public speech), and 11) The Social Context for Anti-Lesbian/Gay Violence.; and are followed by "Recommendations" (federal, then state level)
    The report concludes with eight appendices: 1) Incident Descriptions, 2) Gay-Related Homicide Summaries, 3) Survey of Hate Crimes and Discrimination in Jacksonville, Florida, 4) Offense Categories, 5) Summary of Data from National Tracking Programs; 6) Summary of Data from Other Programs, 7) Offense by Bias Type & Motivations (as reported to the FBI), and 8) Summary of Hate Crime Penalty Enhancement and Data Collection Statutes (by state).
    Data collection and processing under the auspices of the New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. Sources are cited.
    Ceased with 1995. Other NGLTF related publications and press releases are available through the NGLTF homepage.

  3. Curry, Hayden.
    A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. 12th edition.
    Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford, and Frederick Hertz.
    Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2004.

  4. Curry, Hayden.
    A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples. 9th national ed.
    Berkeley: Nolo Press, 1996.
    SuzRef KF538 .C87 1996

    Seeks to provide practical assistance to lesbian and gay couples in legal concerns specific to them by explaining laws, legal resources and legal alternatives available. U.S. focus. Legal subjects include:
    sexual behavior; marital/partnership contracts; joint ownership of properties; discrimination in owning, renting, cash and credit, insurances, and domestic partnership laws; divorce, children, child custody, parenting, foster parenting, adoption; artificial insemination; rights of students and organizations; name changes; immigration; welfare; separations; medical emergencies and decisions; living wills, durable power; wills and estate planning; taxes.
    The introduction provides a state-by-state chart of current sodomy laws. Appendices include: sample document forms for durable-power-of-attorney (financial and medical), wills, forms for living-together, joint tenancy and other kinds of agreements. Chapter 10 provides addresses of lesbian and gay bar associations, national lesbian and gay legal organizations, and organizations that provide AIDS legal referrals. Useful source references throughout included in index along with subjects, persons, places, and cases.
    This guide may be well used in conjunction with Lasser's Gay Finances in a Straight World.

  5. Hibbard, Susan G.
    The Right Response: a Survey of Voters' Attitudes about Gay-related Questions.
    Washington, DC: National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, [1994]
    SuzStx HQ 76.8 .U5 H52 1994

    A survey and analysis by the NGLTF of numerous polls conducted by CBS News/New York Times, Gallup, Princeton Survey Research Associates, EDK Associates, Mason-Dixon Political/Media Research, Roper, newspapers, and interested political and anti-discrimination organizations.
    NGLTF capsulizes the findings and accordingly makes recommendations concerning the political achievement of its goal of equal rights for gays and lesbians. Opinions polled pertain to questions of acceptance, morality, equal rights, and level of voter support on various issues such as employment. Some poll results are broken down by age, gender, education, and political affiliation.
    Sources are cited (sometimes incompletely) within the text, but the survey lacks a comprehensive bibliography of the polls examined.

  6. Homosexuality and the Constitution. Edited with introductions by Arthur S. Leonard.
    NY: Garland Pub., 1997. 4v.
    SuzStx KF 4754.5 .H645 1997 v.1,2,3,4

    A compendium of major, full-text U.S. legal cases, laws, and significant law journal commentaries concerning gay, lesbian, and bisexual litigation questioning the constitutionality of sexual discrimination on the basis of equal rights, personal privacy, equal protection, freedom of association, freedom of speech, and due process.
    In four volumes by broad subject areas: 1) homosexual conduct and state regulation, 2) homosexuals and the military; equal protection of laws; 3) homosexuality, politics and speech, and 4) homosexuality and the family; homosexuals as spouses and parents. "Each volume begins with an introductory essay providing the historical background and a summary of the most significant developments in constitutional law relating to the themes of the volume."

  7. Hostile Climate: a State-by-State Report on Anti-Gay Activity.
    [Washington, D.C.]: People for the American Way, [1993-
    SuzStx HQ76.8 .U5 H678

    Covers anti-gay activities, state-by-state, as expressed in statewide ballot measures, federal or state legislative battles, court decisions, local ordinances, education-related activity, arts censorship; and other incidents of a public policy nature. Based on interviews, primary and secondary literature. Opens with a discussion and analysis of the general scope of anti-gay activities followed by state-by-state reports and a national report. Discursive. No index, tables, or bibliography. Annual.

  8. Hunt, Ronald J.
    Historical Dictionary of the Gay Liberation Movement: Gay Men and the Quest for Social Justice.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999.
    SuzRef HQ76.5 .H86 1999

    As with other Scarecrow Press publications of this kind, one is happy to have it, but at the same time disappointed that it had not been more thorough in coverage, more detailed, and better supported with references.
    A 28-page introduction recounts the factual history of the gay liberation movement in three periods: the early period (1864-1935), the post-WWII and pre-Stonewall period (1945-1968), and the post-Stonewall period (1969- ).
    The dictionary entries (mainly organizations, persons, laws and legal cases, with some publications and a mere handful of topical entries) concentrate on the first two periods and the early years of the post-Stonewall period (to 1978, the death of Harvey Milk), with relatively few entries for the last twenty years.
    The book's subtitle betrays the not persuasively justifiable focus on gay men, although the series editor does advise that, "A subsequent volume will trace the role of lesbians in the movement." The entries vary from a paragraph to two pages, and average about a page in length. Consistent with the nature of the introduction, the entries are factual and non-interpretive, and would have been much enhanced, had they been provided with bibliographical references.
    As it is, a lengthy, unannotated bibliography concludes the work and attempts to cover the entire range of gay and lesbian studies, from gay relationships to religion. A focused, annotated bibliography of the gay liberation movement would have been far more useful.
    Readers will be grateful for the world-wide coverage and frequently find information and discussion not in other glbt reference sources, such as Daniel Guerin's gay activism or the Grupo Orgullo Homosexual de Liberacion (Mexico).
    A list of acronmyms and a chronology of the gay liberation movement precede the introduction.

  9. Hunter, Nan D., Sherryl E. Michaelson, and Thomas B. Stoddard.
    The Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men: the Basic ACLU Guide to a Gay Person's Rights. 3rd ed.
    Carbdondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1992.
    note: Rev. ed. of: The Rights of Gay People. 2nd ed. c1983; and [lst ed.] 1975.

    A basic handbook on gay and lesbian rights (as of 1992) in the U. S., in 8 sections:
    1) freedom of speech and association, 2) employment, 3) security clearance, 4) the armed forces, 5) housing and public accommodation, 6) the lesbian and gay family, 7) the rights of people with HIV disease. For the last named, see the more up-to-date and expansive ACLU work by William B. Rubenstein in this section of the bibliography.
    Each chapter begins with a brief overview essay followed by a question-and-answer format addressing specific issues concluding with a thoroughly documented notes section that includes citations to numerous official documents, cases, and commentaries.
    The work concludes with 6 reference appendices: 1) Criminal statutes relating to consensual acts between adults, 2) Excerpts from selected statutes, ordinances, and executive orders, 3) a list of statutes, ordinances, and executive orders, 4) Selected organizations providing legal assistance, 5) State, regional and national offices of the ACLU, and 6) A brief bibliography of nine especially recommended sources.

  10. Kranz, Rachel.
    Gay Rights. Rachel Kranz, Tim Cusick.
    NY: Facts on File, c2005.
    SuzRef HQ 76.8 .U5 K73 2005

  11. Leonard, Arthur S.
    Sexuality and the Law: an Encyclopedia of Major Legal Cases.
    NY: Garland, 1993.
    SuzRef KF9325 .A7 L46 1993

    Describes separately each of more than 100 cited court (U.S., various levels) cases concerning sexuality in 9 topical areas: reproduction, criminal law and sexual conduct, speech and association, the family, discrimination (civilian), discrimination (military, national security), educational institutions, immigration and naturalization, and estates and trusts. Each of the topical areas begins with a brief summary and bibliography. Numerous cases pertain typically to gays and lesbians (The Gay Bar and the Right to Hang Out there; Gays as Adoptive Parents; Can Gays be FBI Agents:...) Discussion for each case (about 7 pages) covers historical background of issues involved, particulars of the case, major arguments, decisions, related cases, and ramifications. Case references in the discussion are cited at the conclusion of each entry.
    Back matter includes 1) Table of Cases, and Index of persons, organizations, legal (due process of law...) and thematic topics (sexual harassment...)

  12. Martin, Mart.
    The Almanac of Women and Minorities in American Politics. Foreword by Paula D. McClain.
    Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1999.
    SuzRef HQ 1236.5 .U6 M3778 1999

    "Gays and Lesbians in American Politics" is chapter 6 (10 pages) of this work that consists, as other chapters do for other groups, of political facts, mainly notable "firsts," presented both chronologically and by governmental level with a statistical account of gay/lesbian presence among candidates (both successful and unsuccessful) for both elected and appointed offices.
    Brief, relevant political facts accompany each personal entry. Although very slight in compass, this work will answer some questions not handily answered otherwise, such as: Who was the first openly gay/lesbian federal judge appointed? or Who was the first openly gay/lesbian elected a county sheriff? or the total gays and lesbians who have served in Congress? and who were they?
    Other chapters concern women generally, Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, native minorities, and various ethnic and religious groups.

  13. Martin, Mart.
    The Almanac of Women and Minorities in World Politics.
    Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.
    SuzRef, UglRef HQ 1236 .M347 2000

  14. McLeod, Donald W. (Donald Wilfred)
    Lesbian and gay liberation in Canada: a selected annotated chronology, 1964-1975.
    Toronto: ECW Press/Homewood Books, c1996.
    SuzRef HQ 76.8 .C3 M35 1996

    Chronology of the first twelve years of organized gay liberation in Canada from the founding of the Association for Social Knowledge (1964) to the founding of the National Gay Rights Coalition (1975). Entries emphasize political and legal actions, but embrace also a significant range of cultural events including speeches, publications, performances, discussions, conferences, and key dates in organization histories.
    Each entry is identified by city followed by a substantive annotation and an impressive bibliography of information sources including, among many others, those in the files of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
    Concludes with three appendices: 1) A Checklist of Lesbian and Gay Organizations (by city, West to East) in Canada, 1964-1975; 2) A Checklist of Canadian Lesbian and Gay Periodicals (by title), 1964-1975; and 3) A Preliminary Checklist of Lesbian and Gay Bars and Clubs (by city, West to East), 1964-1975.
    Index to the chronology includes persons, titles, subjects, organizations and businesses. Several well-chosen photographs, e.g., members of the Body Politic collective, augment the text.

  15. Myers, JoAnne.
    Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003.
    (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements, no. 45)
    SuzRef HQ 76.5 .M94 2003

  16. Newton, David E.
    Gay and Lesbian Rights: a Reference Handbook.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c1994.
    SuzRef, UglRef, SocWkRef HQ76.3 .U5 N48 1994

    In 7 parts. Part I has brief, descriptive reviews of major issues (Employment and Housing, Hate Crimes, Personal Issues...) with bibliography. Part II (1869-1994) is a chronology of events related to gay rights. Part III: 29 biographical sketches of leading figures in gay rights (Jesse Helms, Troy Perry, Gerry Studds...) Part IV: Cited, selected statements and documents on gay rights, legislation, domestic partnerships, court decisions, and military policy (Resolution Passed by the American Psychological Association, 1975; Jerry Falwell's Position on the Gay Rights Movement; State of Wisconsin Antidiscrimination Law...); includes lists where applicable: States that have abolished sodomy laws, states and municipalities with gay rights regulations...Part V, Directory of Organizations (national; state and local; pro and con) Part VI: selected bibliography of bibliographies, books, articles and journals. Part VII: Selected Nonprint Resources. Concludes with glossary and index of personal names, organizations, titles, and subjects.

  17. Rubenstein, William B.
    The Rights of people who are HIV Positive: the Authoritative ACLU Guide to the Rights of People Living with HIV Disease and AIDS. By William B. Rubenstein, Ruth Eisenberg, Lawrence O. Gostin.
    Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1996.
    (An American Civil Liberties Union Handbook)
    SuzRef KF 3803 .A54 R83 1996

    A guide for the use of laypersons concerned with the rights of HIV positive persons, especially those whose rights are directly affected; in question-and-answer format. Applies only to the U. S.
    No index; however, the table of contents is well organized in four broad subject areas, each divided into chapters on specific subjects, as follows:
    1) Science and Public Health: HIV Disease, HIV Testing, Confidentiality, Public Health Measures, Liability for Transmission of HIV,
    2) Living with HIV Disease: Health Care Decision making, Private Insurance, Public Benefits, Planning for Incapacity and Death, Family Law,
    3) Discrimination against People with HIV: in Access to Health Care, in Public Places, in Employment, in Housing, and
    4) HIV Disease in Special Settings: Schools, Prisons, Immigration, and Injection Drug Use.
    Each section and chapter begins with an essay (First Principles) reviewing the subject generally, followed by questions and answers (Know Your Rights), and then a commentary on the current status of the rights (Rights in Action) as revealed by court actions and legal interpretations. The answers are clear, jargon-free, and cite cases and other sources that pertain. Each chapter concludes with a bibliography of cases and works cited.
    Among the appendices are national, state, and city addresses of selected organizations providing legal assistance to people with HIV disease, and offices of the ACLU; also a brief bibliography of AIDS law sources; and a brief question-and-answer section of rights, lawyers, and the law generally.

  18. Smith, Raymond A.
    Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation: a Reference Handbook. Raymond A. Smith and Donald P. Haider-Markel; foreword by Tammy Baldwin.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2002.
    UglRef HQ 76.3 .U5 S59 2002

  19. Speaking for our lives: Historic Speeches and Rhetoric for Gay and Lesbian Rights (1892-2000). Robert B. Ridinger, editor.
    NY: Harrington Park Press, c2004.
    Suz, Bot HQ 75.16 .U6 S53 2004

  20. Stewart, Chuck.
    Gay and Lesbian Issues: a Reference Handbook.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2003.
    SuzRef Bot HQ 76.25 .S748 2003

  21. Stewart, Chuck.
    Homosexuality and the Law: a Dictionary.
    Santa Barbara: ABD-CLIO, 2001.
    SuzRef, Bot KF 4754.5 .A68 S74 2001

  22. The Third Pink Book: a Global View of Lesbian and Gay Liberation and Oppression. Ed. Aart Hendriks et al.
    Buffallo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1993.
    see also in this section: Anderson, Shelley. Out in the World: International Lesbian Organizing.
    SuzStx HQ76.5 .T47 1993

    Part I is discursive and covers topics on various aspects of contemporary gay and lesbian politics, world-wide (Zimbabwe, China...) Part II is a country-by-country survey describing 1) official attitudes and the law, 2) society (general social response to gays), and when applicable, 3) description of the gay and/or lesbian movement. No index.

  23. Walzer, Lee.
    Gay Rights on Trial: a Reference Handbook.
    Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, c2002.
    SuzRef, Bot KF 4754.5 .W35 2002


  1. Documents of the Homosexual Rights Movement in Germany, 1836-1927.
    NY: Arno Press, 1975.
    SuzStx HQ76.8 .G4 D6 1975

    Anthology of 10 reprinted documents (9 German, 1 French) significant to the concept and development of homosexuality and homosexual rights. Documents include 4 letters of Ulrichs and writings of Hirschfeld, two early advocates of the acceptance of homosexuality.
    No explanatory or introductory materials other than contents page. Sources not cited, although, when available, title pages are included in the reprints.

  2. Duberman, Martin B.
    About Time: Exploring the Gay Past. Rev. and expanded ed.
    NY: Meridian, c1991.
    SuzStx HQ 76.25 .D83 1991

    This anthology by Martin Duberman reflects the breadth and depth of his involvement in gay and lesbian life and studies as scholar, teacher, essayist, activist, autobiographer, and dramatist.
    The first part reprints 32 documents (1826-1965) drawn from diverse sources (archival and scholarly writings, as well as articles from gay, popular, adventure, and scandal presses) serving to present a kaleidoscope of views and approaches to the gay phenomenon.
    The second part (17 of his own essays) is similar in breadth of subject matter and includes an interview and several debates (reprinting letter exchanges) that appeared in newspapers and journals. Contextualizing commentaries introduce the documents and essays, which are often amply provided with bibliography.
    A superior core bibliography (34 pages) of gay and lesbian studies available in English (to 1991), divided by topic, concludes the work. Essential for teachers and students desiring a basic bibliography and for libraries developing a core gay and lesbian studies collection. The bibliography includes a few, but by no means core representation of non-English studies.
    The bibliography, one document, and six essays are additions to the first edition (1986).

  3. A Gay News Chronology, January 1969-May 1975: Index and Abstracts from the New York Times.
    NY: Arno Press, 1975.
    SuzRef HQ76 .G33

    Title fully describes the work.

  4. Hidden Holocaust?: Gay and Lesbian Persecution in Germany, 1933-45. edited by Gunter Grau; with a contribution by Claudia Schoppmann; translated [into English] by Patrick Camiller.
    Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, [1995]
    note: originally appeared in German as: Homosexualitat in der NS-Zeit: Dokumente einer Diskriminierung und Verfolgung.
    Suzstx HQ 76.3 .G4 H6613 1995

    This is a compendium of 104 Nazi documents concerning the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis,1933 to 1945. The work is introduced by two essays, "Persecution, 'Re-education' or 'Eradication' of Male Homosexuals between 1933 and 1945" (Gunter Grau) and "The Position of Lesbian Women in the Nazi Period" (Claudia Schoppmann), and is divided into five parts: 1) Public Discrimination against Homosexual Men, 2) Tightening Up the Law from September 1935, 3) The Stepping Up of Prosecutions from 1936, 4) Intensified Persecution after 1939, 5) Castration as an Instrument of Repression, and 6) Homosexual Men in Concentration Camps. Each part is introduced by an explanatory essay. Documentary sources, all original records, include, among many others, Hitler, the Gestapo, Himmler, the Luftwaffe (Goring), the Reich Office for the Combating of Homosexuality and Abortion, and notes of SS interrogations of homosexual prisoners; and cover such themes as, registration of homosexual men, blackmailing into voluntary castration, the situation of homosexuals at Buchenwald, and the SS and the Police as 'the vanguard of the struggle to eradicate homosexuality in the German Volk.
    The appendix concludes with 1) Sources of the Illustrations, 2) Sources of the Documents, and 3) Index of names, subjects, titles, organizations, and offices.

    Historical Dictionary of the Gay Liberation Movement: Gay Men and the Quest for Social Justice.
    (in the POLITICS/LAW section)

  5. Hurewitz, Daniel.
    Stepping Out: Nine Walks through New York City's Gay and Lesbian Past.
    NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1997.
    SuzStx HQ 75.26 .U6 H87 1997

    An exploration of gay and lesbian place and space in New York history through identification and elucidation of 199 sites significant to GL political, social, commercial, educational, and cultural history including public institutions, businesses, churches, theaters, residences, hang-outs, and sites associated with famous persons as diverse as Alexander Hamilton, Federico Garcia Lorca, Willa Cather, and Ethel Waters.
    Divided into walking tours (not unlike the Michelin guides) of nine areas: the West Village, Washington Square, the East Village, Chelsea, Midtown, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, and the Battery. Each section provides a map of the sites, a review commentary of the area under discussion, and site by site capsule histories. Useful, clear and often fascinating information now and then marred by presumptuous asides.
    Numerous well-chosen site photographs enhance the work. A superb index to sites, subjects, photographs, maps, and persons mentioned throughout concludes the text.

  6. Katz, Jonathan.
    Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.: a Documentary History. Rev. ed.
    NY: Meridian, c1992.
    SuzStx HQ76.3 .U5 K37 1992
    UglStx, SocWkStx HQ76.3 .U5 K37 1976 (original ed.)

    An extensive, selected anthology of documents and document excerpts "organized into six chronologically arranged topical sections:" Part I, 'Trouble: 1566-1966,' contains documents covering four hundred years of homosexual oppression and self-oppression, records of this society's conflict with Gay people, and Gay people's socially induced conflict with themselves. Part II focuses on the history of the 'Treatment' and mistreatment of Lesbians and Gay men by psychiatrists and psychologists, 1884-1974. Part III, 'Passing Women: 1782-1920,' reprints accounts of women who dressed and worked and lived as men- maintaining intimate relations with others of their own sex. Part IV, 'Native Americans/Gay Americans: 1528-1976, 'presents observations on various forms of male and female homosexuality among the first inhabitants of this continent. Part V concerns 'Resistance' to the oppression of homosexuals, 1859-1972, including individual isolated acts, and the early history of the organized homosexual emancipation movement in America. Finally, Part VI, 'Love,' presents documents of intimate relations between people of the same sex, 1779-1932."
    A lengthy introduction precedes each topical section, and a brief, historical summary precedes each document. The extensive source and explanatory references are arranged by topical section in the concluding sections of the anthology, along with a lengthy, selected bibliography of Major Texts for the Study of U.S. Lesbian and Gay History, arranged by bibliographies, theoretical works, review essays, primary sources, and secondary sources. A substantial index covers persons, organizations, titles of special interest, and subjects.

  7. Katz, Jonathan.
    Gay/Lesbian Almanac: a New Documentary in Which Is Contained, in Chronological Order, Evidence of the True and Fantastical History of Those Persons Now Called Lesbians and Gay Men...
    NY: Harper & Row, c1983.
    SuzRef, UglRef HQ76.8 .U5 K37 1983

    Supplementary to the author's Gay American History [see that entry] this anthology presents the documents in one chronological order, in two parts: Part I- Early Colonial Exploration, Agriculture, and Commerce: The Age of Sodomitical Sin, 1607-1740; Part II-The Modern United States: The Invention of the Homosexual, 1880-1950.
    Each part is prefaced by a lengthy introductory essay. Documents fully cited with numerous explanatory references to the texts; bibliography, and thorough index in the back matter. Informative introductory essay, "General Introduction: Lesbian and Gay History - Theory and Practice," reviews the changing issues raised and terminology used in writings about gays.

  8. Kepner, Jim.
    Becoming a people- -: a 4,000 year chronology of gay and lesbian history. Rev., updated and expanded.
    Los Angles, CA: J. Kepner, 1995.
    note: 4th pre-publication print., rev. & expanded, August 1995. (146p.)
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .K46 1995b

    Jim Kepner, whose personal collection formed the foundation of the National Gay Archives (now the International Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angeles) compiled this chronology on the basis of years of note taking, bringing together every fragment of evidence he discovered. Gay is to be understood in its broadest possible applications. A nod to the constructionists notwithstanding, Kepner chronologizes the gay and lesbian experience from the beginnings of human history through the Summer of 1995.
    By way of introduction he briefly mentions a few mythological and Biblical accounts. The main body of the work is divided into 13 historical periods: 1) Our first 2,500 years (2090 B.C.-380 A.D.), 2) The Middle Ages (390-1412), 3) The early Renaissance (1431-1499) and the beginning of the Modern World (1502-1752), 4) The Age of Revolution (1753-1818), 5) Moving toward a [gay] Movement (1819-1849), 6) The Uranian Movement (1850-1882), 7) First Open Movement (1883-1910), 8) The World at War (1911-1921), 9) The Twenties (1922-1933), 10) The Holocaust (1934-1949), 11) The [beginning of] The American Movement (1950-1960), 12) The Movement Redefined (1961-1973), and 13) New Directions Still (1974-1995).
    The information is presented in a discursive, telegraphic style. Without a table of contents, index, source citations, or bibliography, this is rather a discourse of historical and cultural facts than a reference work as ordinarily construed; however, any point within the text is an excellent stimulus to further investigation, a research wake-up call. This edition much augmented from the 1983 edition (79p.) in SuzStx HQ 76.25 .K46 1983

    Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada: a Selected Annotated Chronology, 1964-1975.
    (in the POLITICS/LAW section)

  9. Martinac, Paula.
    The Queerest Places: a National Guide to Gay and Lesbian Historic Sites.
    NY: Henry Holt, 1997.
    SuzRef HQ 75.26 .U6 M37 1997

    An excellent and inspiring guide to U. S. queer geography arranged by region and state, this work describes with basic historical detail notable sites relevant to queer history and culture. Sites include homes, birthplaces; memorials, graves, cemeteries; collectives, communes, retreats; bookshops, publishers, libraries, community centers, art collections and works; festivals, marches, rallies; businesses, restaurants, bars, gay hangouts; spiritual and natural sites.
    Entries are frequently enhanced by insets variously providing related biographical detail, quotations, and lists. Lesbian and lesbian-feminist sites are especially well represented. Concludes with a useful bibliography of queer history and biography; and an index to persons, works, organizations and sites.

    Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage
    (in the POLITICS/LAW section)

  10. One, Inc.
    Homosexuals today; a handbook of organizations & publications. Marvin Cutler, editor.
    Los Angeles: Publications Division of One, Inc., 1956.
    SuzRef HQ 76 .O5 1956

    Homosexuals Today, the first effort to provide an historical and contemporary (1956) review of homosexual organizations and their publications, is arranged geographically by country, the United States with 3 chapters followed by chapters on France, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Switzerland, and a chapter devoted to other countries (Austria, Belgium, Italy) and Asia. The United States has chapters on the Mattachine Society, and One, Inc., each detailing origins, purpose, key persons involved, major events and actions, publications, and full text documents, especially statements of beliefs, principles, and purpose. A third chapter on the U. S. covers the then lesser known organizations. Other chapters proceed in like manner, but with less detail. Information on publications is valuable and usually includes dates, general content, and purpose. A final summary lists organizations and serials by country and gives membership and circulation figures as available.
    The index including persons as author and topic, organizations, publications, and a few places as topics makes the source a worthy reference work as well as a concise historical review and collection or primary documents. Among the many documents, librarians will especially appreciate that describing the founding and activities of the first gay library (One, Inc.). In conclusion the document states, "Finally, the library as a special collection of literature on the subject of homosexuality may well be one day ... the most important contribution of One, Inc., to the homosexual problem."

  11. Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation.
    Edited by Karla Jay and Allen Young; with a foreword by John D'Emilio. 2nd ed.
    NY: New York University Press, c1992.
    SuzStx, UglStx HQ 76.8 .U5 O88 1992

    A selection by activist scholars of 52 documents (1970-1972) drawn from the alternative press reflecting the radical period of gay and lesbian politics in the liberation spirit that pervaded American social movements of the late 60s and early 70s, 'leftist,' confrontational, and demanding of change.
    This has become the classic collection of gay liberation documents including such basic statements as The Radicalesbians' 'Woman-Identified Woman,' and Carl Wittman's 'A Gay Manifesto,' which, however much gay/lesbian politics has changed in complexity and diverstiy, remain influential underpinnings of gay politics and social action. The 2nd ed. (reprint) includes a foreword and new introduction that reconsider the radical period from the present vantage point.

  12. Rutledge, Leigh W.
    The Gay Decades: from Stonewall to the Present: the People and Events that Shaped Gay Lives.
    NY: Plume, c1992.
    UglStx, SocWkStx, TacStx HQ 76.8 .U5 R88 1992

    A chronology by year and day (from June, 1969, i.e., the Stonewall riots, through December, 1990) of social, political, legal, cultural, and popcultural events, actions, and reports related to the gay experience, consciousness, and identity. Mainly U. S.
    Popular treatment. Scope embraces entertaining trivia and gossip along with serious concerns. Includes numerous quotations with minimal source identification; and occasional photographs.
    Concludes with index to personal names, groups, titles (books, journals, films, songs...), events and subjects.

  13. We Are Everywhere: a Historical Sourcebook in Gay and Lesbian Politics.
    Edited by Mark Blasius and Shane Phelan.
    NY: Routledge, 1997.
    SuzStx HQ 76 .W33 1997

    This sourcebook, the work of political scientists, is a well chosen compendium of 169 documents related to homosexual/gay/lesbian/queer theory, identity, culture, and politics in all its manifestations in general chronological order from the 18th century to 1994.
    Especially noteworthy are key passages excerpted from works of broader scope, which if not selected and presented here, would be all but inaccessible and unknown to the general reader, such as, "Of the crime against nature" (from Montesquieu's The Spirit of Laws); and contemporary writings appearing in unindexed newspapers, such as, "The Homosexualization of Aids," in Gai-Pied Hebdo; and speech transcriptions and pamphlets rarely held and even more rarely appearing in national catalogs.
    The editors seek world-wide coverage, although most documents are of English, German, and French origin. Non-English documents are in English translation. In six parts: 1) Enlightenment backgrounds and the French Revolution (18th and early 19th centuries), 2) the emergence of modern gay/lesbian identity and politics (1869-1949), 3) the homophile movement (1950-1969), 4) gay liberation and lesbian-feminism (1969-1980s), 5) politics of AIDS (1982-1994), and 6) the current situation (1988-1994).
    Documents of the recent periods include neither reports of religious bodies nor influential writings of social/political leaders and pressure groups opposed to gay-lesbian equality.
    Source citations are not as scrupulous as would be desired from a 'sourcebook.' They sometimes lack page identification or date beyond year which for newspapers and other serial articles is problematic. As it is, citation information must sometimes be pieced together from information preceding the document and that given in the copyright information at the conclusion of the work. Nonetheless this work is an indispensable, intelligent, intelligible and broad-spectrum selection of seminal writings much enhanced by concise, contextualizing commentaries throughout.

    Who's Who in Gay and Lesbian History
    (in GENERAL BIOGRAPHY section)


  1. Baker, Daniel B.
    Cracking the Corporate Closet: the 200 Best (and Worst) Companies to Work for, Buy from, and Invest in If You're Gay or Lesbian-- Even If You Aren' association with The National Gay and Lesbian TaskForce Policy Institute.
    NY: HarperBusiness, c1995.
    SocWkStx HF5382.685 .B35 1995

    Surveys 1,000 of America's largest publicly held companies, high-profile privately owned companies, large American corporations that are divisions of foreign companies, and smaller companies known to have exceptionally good or bad records on issues important to lesbians and gay men. Issues include anti-discrimination policies, domestic partnership benefits, marketing strategies, health insurance, charitable giving, diversity training, and presence of a gay-lesbian employees group. Initial chapter provides general tables of results, and 20 subsequent chapters provide results by kind of company (aerospace, insurance, software...) with discussion and analysis. Survey information supplemented by other sources.
    Work concludes with three appendices: Gay and Lesbian Employee Groups with addresses, contact person and telephone number; and samples of the the two surveys used. Index includes topics, companies, organizations, and persons. No bibliography.
    For additional information and related concerns, see Gay Workplace Issues

  2. Berkery, Peter M. and Greogry A. Diggins.
    J. K. Lasser's Gay Finances in a Straight World: a Comprehensive Financial Planning Handbook.
    NY: Macmillan, 1998
    SuzStx HG 179 .B44 1998

    A comprehensive, process-oriented guide complete with worksheets, checklists, and charts to help achieve personal, investment, and retirement goals with particular attention to the financial ramifications the barrier to legal marriage has for U. S. gays and lesbians in insurance, disability, health care, taxes, social security, estate planning, and inheritance; also addresses problems that may arise from the alleged youth orientation (of gay people) and its consequent failure to plan, alienated attitudes toward established (straight) structures, homophobic institutions, distance from family, and lack of support groups.
    Composed especially for gays and lesbians who wish to avoid pitfalls and surmount obstacles, a practical map to the financial planning terrain. This guide may be well used in conjunction with Curry's A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples.

  3. Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Greater Vancouver.
    GLBA directory.
    Vancouver: Chaos Publishing, 1995-
    SuzRef HF 298 .G39 1996/97 latest year only

    Annual directory of Gay & Lesbian Business Association of Greater Vancouver [British Columbia] members' gay-owned/gay friendly businesses and non-profit organizations. By subject.
    Consult also the GLBA homepage.

  4. Greater Seattle Business Association.
    GSBA Guide/Directory.
    Seattle: Greater Seattle Business Association, c1991-
    SpecCollRef HF296 .S6 G73
    SuzRef, TacRef HF 296 .S6 G73 latest year only

    Annual directory of the Greater Seattle Business Association members' gay-owned/gay-friendly businesses and non-profit organizations. By subject.
    Consult also the GSBA homepage.

  5. Mickens, Ed.
    The 100 Best Companies for Gay Men and Lesbians.
    NY: Pocket Books, c1994.
    SuzRef, UglCarBks HF5382 .M48 1994

    Popular and practical guide exploring gay-friendliness of various companies "...evaluated on four basic criteria: a written and enforced policy of non-discrimination inclusion of lesbian and gay issues within diversity training (if such training is given); recognition of a gay and lesbian employee group (an indicator of the comfort level among gay and lesbian employees); and the availability of benefits (and recognition) for same-sex domestic partners." Each company rated as "Excellent, Good or Trying." [trying=attempting, not exasperating]. U.S. only. Brief paragraph for each gives discursive explanation. Also includes several self-help and advisory essays of concern to being "out" in the workplace. Not definitive.


  1. Curriculum Guides. Presented by GLSTN Washington.
    [Seattle, WA: GLSTN Washington, 1996?]
    SuzStx LC 192.6 .C87 1996

    A compilation of curriculum materials selected from 1) Support Services for Gay and Lesbian Youth (San Francisco Unified School District, copyright Barbara Blinick), 2) The Toronto Board of Education [attrib.?], and 3) The NYC Board of Educations's Multicultural Education Curriculum, respectively.
    The compilation consists of 1) four lesson plans covering 'homophobia and heterosexism,' the 'holocaust,' 'lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in the Harlem Renaissance,' and 'lesbian and gay organizing in the 1960s and 1970s, with each lesson plan including student objectives, teacher background information, vocabulary, classroom procedures, and student handouts, extension activities, evaluation activities, and list of resources; and 2) seven case studies in which each lesson presents a hypothetical event that illustrates an issue which the students attempt to resolve, such as 'name-calling,' 'dating,' and 'coming out;' and 3) seven units on the topic "Struggle for Equality: Lesbian & Gay Community," including such lessons as 'Hidden Identities,' 'Civil Rights,' and 'Domestic Partners,' each lesson including focus of learning activity, background, major ideas, concepts, objectives, activities, and worksheets.
    A practical collection of materials and ideas for junior and high school teachers developing classroom units on gay and lesbian subjects.

  2. Demystifying Homosexuality; a Teaching Guide about Lesbians and Gay Men.
    The Human Rights Foundation, Inc.; Jose Gomez, managing editor; [with a foreword by Wardell B. Pomeroy] SuzStx HQ 76.25 .D45 1984

    A both early and auspicious effort by the Human Rights Foundation to develop a comprehensive secondary school curriculum concerned with homosexuality, lesbians and gay men. Represents the cooperation of teachers, counselors, sexologists, community leaders, and parents. The purpose is "to help attain respect, safety, understanding, and equality for lesbians and gay men."
    Part I discusses the purpose and philosophical underpinnings of teaching about homosexuality.
    Part II is a series of 18 lesson plans, pracitical applications for the classroom. Each lesson plan states its purpose, the directions for conducting the class, and sometimes notes to the teacher, suggested homework assignments, quizzes, and selected resources applicable to the topic.
    Part III consists of 11 chapters on myths and steroetypes in question-answer and discussion format ranging from gender and identity issues to religious, class, family, and legal issues.
    Part IV (Resources) includes excerpts form world literature, a list of gay or bisexual historical figures, a brief, annotated list of especially recommended books, educational and community resources, and a a briefly annotated bibliography of 140 sources useful to the gay and lesbian studies curriculum.
    Part V (Appendices) includes 1) excerpts from statements of major corporations and professional and religious organizations, 2) the Final Task Force Report on Homosexuality as a Social Issue- Finding Endorsed by Division 9 of the American Psychological Association, a press release, APA Annual Convention, 28 August 1981, and 3) a list of jurisdictions (municipal, county, state/province) protecting the rights of lesbians and gay men (January, 1983) and a list of states with no restrictions on adult consensual sex acts.
    Concludes with an index to topics.

  3. Funders of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender programs: a directory for grantseekers.
    [New York, NY]: Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues, 2004.
    SuzRef GFIS HQ 76.8 .U5 F85 2004

  4. Funders of lesbian, gay and bisexual programs: a directory for grantseekers. 3rd ed.
    NY: Working Group on Funding Lesbian and Gay Issues, [1997]
    SuzRefGFIS HQ 76.8 .U5 L34 1997

    The directory lists, by state, U. S. sources of funding available specifically to lesbian, gay, and bisexual organizations; and scholarships/fellowships available specifically to lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Each listing contains the source name, address, contact person, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, funding priorities (areas of interest), grant types (kind of support), limitations (exclusions), geographic area applicable, application information, and average grant amount.
    Concludes with two indexes, one of all sources, the other of sources that fund nationally (not limited to specific geographic areas within the U. S.). Some sources fund internationally, but are not separately indexed.
    This source is also available on the web:
    Click on Publications and Research, then click on Funders of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Programs.
    For additional information see John Younger's (professor at Duke University) website: Financial Aid for LGBT Students and Studies at North American Universities.

  5. Grants for Minorities.
    NY: The Foundation Center, 1982- (annual)
    SuzRef Tables AS 911 .A2 F696

    This resource establishes a recent track record of grants funding for gay-and-lesbian and other minority non-profit organizations. Based on most recent years, lists grants awarded to 161 gay and lesbian organizations, $8,192,736 altogether.
    The main body of the work lists by state the grant-awarding foundations, each with a limitations (scope) statement, followed by list of organizations receiving grants with the purpose of the grant and amount awarded.
    To determine which foundations have awarded grants to gay and lesbian organziations, consult the subject index (keyed to the award by number) under Gays/lesbians. Gays/lesbians is subdivided by: arts/culture/humanities; civil rights; crime/courts/legal services; education; health-general; health-specific diseases; housing/shelter; human services-multipurpose; international affairs/development; mental health/substance abuse; philanthropy/voluntarism; public affairs/government; religion; social sciences; and youth development.
    Other indexes: Recipient Index, Geographic Index (by U.S. state and country), and a list of foundations with address, telephone number, fax, e-mail, and website, as applicable, with limitations statement.
    The front matter includes statistical tables and a list of Foundation Center Cooperating Collections (those collections providing core Foundation Center publications).
    The Foundation Center's website,, has annotated links to the websites of over 200 foundations.

  6. Lesbian Studies: present and future. [ed.] by Margaret Cruikshank.
    Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, c1982.
    SuzStx HQ 75.3 .L48 1982

    Margaret Cruikshank's anthology by lesbian academics and cultural workers lay the groundwork for the then (1982) emergent field of lesbian studies from a lesbian-feminist perspective.
    The first section concerns the lesbian teacher/researcher experience in academia, and the second, aspects of teaching/exploring lesbian themes in the university classroom.
    The third section is essentially a series of bibliographic essays addressing various subject areas: black lesbians, history, biography, literature, older lesbians, science, physical education and sport, and love between women in prison. Essays typically discuss the basic sources available with suggestions as to their curricular use. Of particular strength from a bibliographic standpoint are J. R. Roberts' "Black Lesbians before 1970," and Kathy Hickok's "Lesbian Images in Women's Literature Anthologies," the latter providing substantial annotations for each citation.
    The appendix has nine separate syllabi from university courses on lesbianism, and a 35-page core bibliography of books and articles useful to the lesbian studies curriculum as projected in the work.

  7. Results of Survey of Law School Deans Regarding Gay and Lesbian Student Organizations, Courses that Focus onf Gay and Lesbian Legal Issues, and Non-discrimination Policies: to Members of the AALS and Law School Deans, December 30, 1987.
    From Section on Gay and Legal Issues; Jean Love, chair.
    [Davis, CA: The Chair?, 1987]
    Law KF 4754.5 .Z9 G39 1987

    Results of 136 responses of the 170 member schools on gay/lesbian issues in law schools. Report includes: 1) survey form, 2) tabulation of results- g/l student organization?, course(s) on g/l legal issues?, anti-discrimination policy?, and placement policy?, 3) list of schools with g/l student organization, 4) list of schools with g/l issues course, 4) topics covered in g/l courses, 5) list of grounds impermissible for discrimination, 5) quotations from anti-discrimination policies.

  8. The Safe Schools Resource Guide.
    [Seattle, WA]: Safe Schools Coalition of Washington, [1997]
    SuzRef LB 2864.5 S2 1997

    The Safe Schools Coalition prepared this report and resource guide in keeping with its mission to achieve equal opportunity for children of diverse orientations and identities to learn in an environment of respect, security, and freedom from anti-gay harassment and violence. In three parts:
    Part One consists of recommendations and strategies for schools concerned with: 1) policies, 2) hiring, 3) training, 4) school libraries, 5) student groups, 6) curriculum, 7/8) respect, 9) intervention, 10) reporting harassment, 11) discipline, 12) needs of the targeted person, and 13) needs of the school community.
    Part two is a list of agencies and organizations arranged heirarchically by area: national and international, regional (Northwest), statewide (Washington), and local (within Washington); with directory (address, contact, websites) and services (crisis support, education, training, technical assitance provided.
    Part three is devoted to resources for learning and teaching about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and includes briefly annotated websites, bibliographies, books, booklets and reports, periodicals, curricula, curriculum supplements, hate crime information cards, posters, traveling photo exhibits, traveling theater troupes, and videos.
    This is a highly practical and action/response-oriented guide for community leaders, administrators, teachers, counselors, librarians, and parents concerned about the quality of education and the security of their glbt students/children and their friends. With the exception of the regional and local directory section, this reference source is of general use and value everywhere.
    The revised and expanded edition (1999),, is available online.
    The Glossary and Practical Guides sections are completely new to the revised and expanded edition. The practical guides for administrators, educators, families, and students concern the handling, intervening, preventing, and surviving of anti-gay harassment. Other sections are revised and expanded.

  9. Sherrill, Jan-Mitchell.
    The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Students Guide to Colleges, Universities, and Graduate Schools.
    NY: New York University Press, c1994.
    UglRef, BotRef, TacRef LC192.6 .S54 1994

    Student evaluations (1,464) derived from gay student groups (189 colleges and universities) registered with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. The data is based solely on student responses to a 65-question Survey Questionnaire.
    The main body of the work, arranged alphbetically by institution name, discursively covers the data: personal data (status/lifestyle); and personal perceptions/knowledge of the gay climate; existence of social and policy groups; anti-discrimination policy; counseling, health and security services; curriculum (gay/lesbian content) available; and general recommendation. Introductory essay reviews general environment of gay students in higher education; followed by "The Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual and Student Profile," a general review of the survey data.
    Concludes with: "Appendix: Student Profiles," that lists data (percentage of responses) in 5 sections- Demographic Information, Victimization, Health Issues, Other Factors, and Recommendations; the Survey Questionnaire; and Index of Institutions. University of Washington not included.
    For additional information see John Younger's (professor at Duke University) website:
    LGB Programs at North American Universities


  1. American Diversity, American Identity: the Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience. John K. Roth, ed.
    NY: Holt, 1995.
    SuzRef PS169 .N35 A44 1995

    Section XIII: "Balancing Acts: America's Gay and Lesbian Identities," pp. 624-655. The section devoted to gays and lesbians has entries for 8 authors: Lisa Alther, Rita Mae Brown, Larry Kramer, David Leavitt,Audre Lorde, Armistead Maupin, Paul Monette, and Edmund White. Each 4 to 5 page entry includes a list of principal works; and discursive reviews of other literary forms the author employs, achievements, biography, and analysis of the literary works; and a bibliography of additional (to those already cited among the principal works) writings; and a brief bibliography of criticism, reviews and interviews. Other gay authors are examined in other sections as exponents of other identities, such as James Baldwin (African American) and Tennessee Williams (Southern), and the entries for them do not explore gay aspects of their lives or works.

  2. Conner, Randy P.
    Cassell's encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol, and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Lore. By Randy P. Conner, David Hatfield Sparks, Mariya Sparks; foreword by Gloria E. Anzaldua.
    London; Herndon, VA: Cassell, 1997.
    SuzRef HQ 75.15 .C66 1997

    Explores same-sex eroticism, transgenderism, and transvestism in all its spiritual manifestations, world-wide in ancient and modern times, especially focusing on myths, legends, cosmologies, sacred writings, spiritual movements and religions with full attention to symbols, concepts, instruments, rituals, persons (actual and mythic) and spirits. Contemporary expressions of religious, literary and artistic affirmation of queer, lesbian, and gay male spirituality are also a significant component of this encyclopedia; indeed, the reclamation of the spiritual past by the queer world is not only a major theme, but the raison d'etre of the work.
    The encylopedia begins with seventeen brief (1 to 5 pages)essays, each devoted to a spiritual tradition (Buddhism, Goddess Reverence, Mesoamerican and South American, Radical Faeries, among others); and is followed by traditional encyclopedic entries in alphabetical order. The articles are unsigned and conclude with no supportive bibliography, although sometimes titles (with author and date) occur within the body of the entry. The work concludes with a 15 page bibliography (not thematically subdivided or keyed to the entries) that includes journal articles, essays in books, and books, mostly English, but with some important French, German, and Spanish citations as well; and with a thematic index (46 broad themes), each theme (African-Diasporic Traditions; Guardians and Protectors), New Age, Sites, and Women's Liberation and Spirituality, ...) with a list of entries pertaining.

  3. Contemporary Gay American Novelists; a Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook. Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
    SuzRef PS374 .N63 C66 1991

    Introductory essay examines the concept "gay literature." 57 entries on 20th century, gay, male, American authors (Capote, Holleran, Monette...) in alphabetical order. Not comprehensive coverage. Includes critically acclaimed authors. Each entry includes biography; a discussion of major works and themes, and of the critical reception. Selected bibliography, primary and secondary with each author. Work concludes with a directory of small presses and journals that regularly publish works of gay fiction.

  4. Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States: a Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook.
    Ed. Sandra Pollack and Denise D. Knight.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
    SuzRef PS153 .L46 C65 1993

    Introductory essay reviews construction of lesbian identities in American literature throughout the last century; and raises historical, political and social issues in the composition, interpretation and reception of lesbian writings. 100 entries on contemporary, lesbian, American authors (Allison, Newman, Rich...) in alphabetical order. Not comprehensive coverage. Each entry includes biography; a discussion of major works and themes, and of the critical reception. Selected bibliography, primary and secondary with each author.
    Work concludes with Appendix A: "Publishers of Lesbian Writers," and Appendix B: "Selected Periodicals and Journals of Interest to Readers of Lesbian Writings," and a "Bibliography: Selected Nonfiction on Lesbian Issues;" and an index of authors and titles discussed or mentioned.

  5. Foster, David William.
    Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: a Bio-critical Sourcebook. Edited by David William Foster; Emmanuel S. Nelson, advisory editor.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.
    Suz PQ 7081.3 .F62 1994

    Latin American writers (belles-lettres) include not only Latin Americans writing in Spanish and Portuguese, but in other languages as well, and U. S. Latinos writing in English, such as Cherrie Moraga and John Rechy. Gay and lesbian is broadly understood to include one or all of the following: gay professed authors, authors of gay and lesbian themes, and authors whose works are expressive of gay sensibility. The work covering 130 authors is a joint effort of 60 scholars; articles are signed, and scholars identified at the end of the book.
    The lengthy introduction (Lillian Manzor-Coats) is invaluable as it clarifies and distinguishes gender constructions and representations, homosexuality, gay and lesbian as a political category, and writing and homosexuality in Latin America, each sufficiently distinct from Anglo views as to be essential to appreciating the text, especially, by non-Latin American readers.
    Entries are alphabetical by author, and center on the biographical facts and realities significant to the development of gay and lesbian writings and consequently, important for the interpretation of those writings. Major aspects of the relevant works are discussed and placed within the context of the biography, the literary culture and the times.
    Each entry concludes with a bibliography of works and of criticism. The text is followed by a brief, but essential bibliography on homosexuality in Latin America, and an index to authors and persons cited in the text; works are indexed under authors.

  6. Frauenliebe, Männerliebe: eine lesbisch-schwule Literaturgeschichte in Porträts.
    Herausgegeben von Alexandra Busch und Dirck Linck; redaktionelle Mitarbeit, Heide Kuhlmann.
    Stuttgart: Metzler, c1997.
    SuzRef PN 56 .H57 F721 1997

    An encyclopedia of gay and lesbian literary history by means of more than 100 biographies (5 pages each in length) of literary figures, and several essays: "Die Antike," "Autoren in Schwarzafrika," "Autorinnen in Schwarzafrika," and "Das Mittelalter" (about 10 pages each in length); in one alphabetical order.
    Selection of authors based on their significance to gay and lesbian readers, their sensibility and literary history, more than on the explicit content of their works; consequently, Hans Christian Andersen and Shakespeare have entries along with Forster and Stein. Unique also for its inclusion of many authors, such as Mireille Best, Michelle Cliff, and Witold Gombrowicz, not included in other GL biographical sources.
    Each author's life is examined in terms of formative experiences, intellectual development, and the literary, identity, and literary contexts in which they thrived; indeed some are contextualized to the extent that the entry itself reflects this direction, such as "Nadescha Durowa und Russland." Each entry has a small photograph and concludes with source references.
    By scholars, identified in the back matter. Concludes with an index to persons mentioned in the text.
    Two introductory essays grapple respectively with the concept of gay/lesbian literary history, and the emancipation of lesbian literature into the mainstream of literary history.

  7. The Gay & Lesbian Literary Companion.
    Sharon Malinowski et al., eds.
    Detroit: Visible Ink Press, c1995.
    SuzStx PN56 .H57 G362 1995

    Biographies (about 5-pages each) of 45 authors (Larry Kramer, Audre Lorde, Armistead Maupin...) mainly American and twentieth-century. Bios focus on formative experience, gay thematic material explored in the writings, and critical response. Each entry includes: photograph; lists of significant writings; partnerships; career events; awards; and excerpt (about 5 pages) from a representative work. The work concludes with source citations used, including, as applicable: footnotes (to excerpts), manuscript collections, biographies, interviews, bibliography, and secondary criticism. Index covers authors and works named.

  8. The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: a Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works, from Antiquity to the Present.
    Ed. Claude J. Summers.
    NY: Holt, 1995.
    SuzRef PN56 .H57 G365 1995

    World-wide coverage, includes critical essays on major gay and lesbian writers in world literature (Colette, Yukio Mishima, Arthur Rimbaud...), overviews of national or ethnic literatures (African-American Literature, South Asian Literatures, Greek Literature...); of topics, groups, and movements (Amazons, Bloomsbury, Romantic Friendship...); of genres (Mystery, Fiction, Poetry, Elegy...); and of influential writers in neighboring fields (Foucault & Plato- philosophy, Shilts- journalism)
    All entries are signed. Contributors are identified in the Notes on Contributors. Thorough index to entries and writers includes numerous cross-references. No entries for written works other than the Bible which is included due to its exceptional influence on literature and views concerning sexuality.

  9. Gay & Lesbian Literature. [v.1] Ed. Sharon Malinowski.
    Detroit: St. James Press, 1994.
    SuzRef, TacRef PN56 .H57 G36 1994

    Gay & Lesbian Literature. v.2.
    Eds. Tom Pendergast & Sara Pendergast.
    Detroit: St. James Press, 1998.
    SuzRef PN 56 .H57 G362 1998

    Introductory essays to gay male literature, and to lesbian literature precede the main body of the work [v.1], a dictionary arrangement by author. Covers more than 200 contemporary (none deceased before 1900) authors chosen according to "the gay and lesbian content of their works, and not upon sexual identity." International scope with, however, about 85% English-language authors; includes those in the social sciences, history and philosophy as well as belles-lettres.
    Each author entry includes 1) resume-type information (life, education, career facts), list of awards, and sometimes author or agent address; 2) bibliography of primary works by genre; 3) bibliography of secondary works: adaptations, manuscript locations, biographical sources, interviews, bibliography, critical sources, and sometimes author's comments on own works; and 4) signed critical essay emphasizing the author's importance to literature generally, and to the gay and lesbian world.
    Work concludes with list of advisors and contributors, briefly identified by position held, major activity or publications, and essays contributed; and several indexes: 1) general index of authors with cross-references from pseudonyms, 2) nationality index (authors by country of origin or citizenship), 3) gender index; and 4) general subject and genre index; and lists of various gay and lesbian literary awards by award, year, genre, title of awarded work, and award recipient; and name list of about 800 additional (no entry in body or work) authors of gay and lesbian literature; and a bibliography by genre of selected anthologies and critical studies.
    Volume 2, which appeared in 1998, follows the same pattern as the initial volume, includes about 200 more authors, updates the awards and bibliography, and indexes both volumes.
    Two essays, "Outing and Identity" (on gay males) by Jim Marks, and "Lesbian Writing in the Golden Age, [i.e., the current period]" by Loralee Macpike introduce v.2.

  10. Griffin, Gabriele.
    Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing.
    London; NY: Routledge, 2002.
    SuzRef HQ 75.13 .G75 2002

  11. Peterson, Jane T.
    Women Playwrights of Diversity: a Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook.
    By Jane T. Peterson and Suzanne Bennett.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997.
    SuzRef, Drama, Tac PS 338 .W6 P48 1997

    This sourcebook examines four groups of American women playwrights: Afro-, Asian-, Latina- and Lesbian-Americans. An introductory essay, "The Challenge of Diversity," is followed by four essays, one for each group. "Lesbian Playwrights: Diverse Interests, Identities, and Styles" (pp.27-33) by Jill Dolan discusses the cultural/political setting in which lesbian playwrights have thrived and examines each in turn; addresses the salient artistic and social features of the work, and especially notes aspects of role, identity, and sexual politics.
    The main body of the book consists of entries for all the playwrights in one alphabetical order. Each playwright entry includes a biography (1/2 to 1 page), a description of the plays (1/2 to 1 page), a selected production history (title, theater, city, date), awards, and concludes with a bibliography of the descriptive and critical response.
    Lesbian playwrights included are: Martha Boesing, Clare Coss, Judy Grahn, Jane Chambers, Paula Vogel, Julie Jensen, Madeline Olnek, Claire Chafee, Maria Irene Fornes, Joan Schenkar, Cherrie Moraga, Tina Landau, Holly Hughes, Carmelita Tropicana (a performer-writer), Five Lesbian Brothers (a group of performers and writers), Susan Miller, Terry Galloway, Dolores Prida, and Janis Astor del Valle.

  12. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts. Claude J. Summers, editor.
    San Francsico: Cleis Press; [Berkeley, CA]: Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004.
    SuzRef N72 .H64 Q44 2004

  13. Slide, Anthony.
    Gay and Lesbian Characters and Themes in Mystery Novels: a Critical Guide to over 500 Works in English.
    Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1993.
    SuzStx PR1309 .D4 S55 1993

    Introduction reviews historical trends in the portrayal of gay and lesbian characters and themes in the mystery novel; and the specialized gay and lesbian publishing houses that pioneered those novels. Author entries vary in inclusion of biographical information and concentrate on the novels with brief evaluative commentary and descriptions of the major aspects of works without gay content. Also interspersed are several subject entries (AIDS, Gays/Lesbians in the Military, Theatrical Backgrounds...) cross-referenced to author entries.
    Concludes with list of "Specialist Publishers of Gay and Lesbian Fiction," a brief bibliography of secondary studies on the genre; and two indexes: an index to gay and lesbian characters, and index by novel title.

  14. Slide, Anthony.
    Lost Gay Novels: a Reference Guide to Fifty Works from the First Half of the Twentieth Century.
    NY: Harrington Park Press, c2003.
    Suzstx PS 374 .H63 S65 2003


  1. Baker, Paul.
    Fantabulosa: a Dictionary of Polari and Gay Slang.
    London; NY: Continuum, 2002.
    SuzRef PE 3727 .G39 B34 2002

  2. Courouve, Claude.
    Vocabulaire de l'Homosexualite Masculine.
    Paris: Payot, 1985.
    Suzstx HQ 76.25 .C68 1985

    In dictionary order, Courouve explores etymology, use and meaning of over 70 French terms and phrases for homosexuals and aspects of homosexuality. Examples of usage are quoted in historical sequence and cited. The title notwithstanding, there are also terms drawn from female homosexuality, such as "lesbien." The commentary for a particular term sometimes includes synonyms or closely related terms, not themselves discussed as primary entries. Numerous footnotes enhance the value of the text with additional comment, explanation, and historical information. In French. Introduction discusses the nature and development of vocabulary concerning homosexuality.
    Appendices include reprints of 5 documents (relevant to the vocabulary) of the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries; and an index of terms used by Proust with source locations in the Clarac-Ferre edition and for La Prisonniere, the Milly edition.
    Concludes with a reference bibliography and an index of authors and persons named in the text. Since many of the terms and phrases have derivations from and uses influenced by other languages, such as German and Greek, this source will frequently have value for researching the homosexual vocabulary of other languages as well.

  3. Dynes, Wayne R.
    Homolexis: a historical and cultural lexicon of homosexuality.
    NY: Scholarship Committee, Gay Academic Union, c1985.
    (Gai saber monograph; no. 4)
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .D955 1985

    A dictionary of more than 600 English terms and expressions drawn from popular, scientific (medical, theological, legal), current, and historical (especially classical and medieval) usage "pertaining to homosexual behavior and its interpretation," "to examine words as survivors of past struggles to define a major sector of human experience."
    Entries are discursive, often interpretive, and at times downright opinionated, more than the data provided (or not) would allow, e.g., under 'rimming,' " is fortunate that...[such] practices..are relatively uncommon," or under, 'opera,' "...Whitman had...fanatical veneration for opera, which influenced the musical cadences and structuring of Leaves of Grass." The reader may stumble over Dynes' tendency to editorialize and pontificate, but will find the terms, definitions, and historical contexts useful, especially as leads to further research.
    Some entries, such as 'Night of the Long Knives' or 'Marxism and Homosexuality,' are more encyclopedic in nature and discuss events and ideas, rather than language derivations, meanings, and usage as such. Although a useful, and certainly not-to-be-overlooked bibliography concludes the work, much information within entries is not cited, or cited in a general way, insufficient for the reader who wishes to go directly to the source. Nevertheless, a fascinating and upfront source for the general user and a beginning point for scholars of language pertaining to homosexuality.

  4. Grahn, Judy.
    Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds. Updated and exp. ed.
    Boston: Beacon Press, [1990], c1984.
    UglStx HQ76.25 .U5 G73 1990

    Essentially a discursive work examining sources and developments of gay concepts, terminology and myth; and of concepts of gay. Cross-cultural contexts. Concludes with glossary; an index to names and terminology (faggot, gay, Boston marriage) defined in the text gives it significant reference value.

  5. Max, H.
    Gay(s) Language: a Dic(k)tionary of Gay Slang.
    Austin, TX: Banned Books, c1988.
    SuzStx HQ 76 .M36 1988

    A slim dictionary of gay slang currently popular in the American gay male subculture. Terms are very briefly defined; often with cross references to synonymous or closely-related terms. Most terms refer to genitalia, sex practices and sex preferences; others refer to groups within the gay subculture, aspects of being gay, and gay venues. Entries for standard English terms with cross references to gay slang terms provide an unusual and useful aspect of this dictionary. No examples of usage; no sources; no etymologies.

  6. Mielke, Tomas M.
    Der homosexuelle Wortschatz im Russischen: Einvernehmliche und Lagersexualitat zwischen Mannern.
    Munchen: O. Sagner, 1995.
    Suz HQ 9 .M54 1995

    An academic work in German comparing and contrasting the Russian vocabulary of the argot used by and about male homosexuals in everyday life with that used in the all-male settings of prison and military life. The glossary, which constitutes the centerpiece of the work, is, accordingly, two glossaries plus an index to all terms in both glossaries and relevant terms in discursive parts of the study; and the list in reverse (by end of word) order. Glossary terms are keyed to the source bibliography and have notes defining the speaker, the diction level or a more refined meaning; and cross-references to other parts of the work. The glossary is alphabetical under various thematic areas: sex organs, sex acts, aspects of the individual, and of homosexual life, each area further subdivided. The discursive matter discusses the vocabulary, the circumstances of the users, the methodology of the study, the sources- pre-existing studies and self-conducted interviews, the etymology (Slavic and other language derivations), word formation, semantic aspects, and the interpretation of the findings. Among the appendices is a chronology of the first articles on homosexuality and homosexuality and aids in the heterosexual Russian print media (1987-1992), and of the first Russian homosexual journals, 1989-1992.

  7. Rodgers, Bruce.
    The Queen's Vernacular; a Gay Lexicon.
    [San Francisco], Straight Arrow Books [1972]
    UglStx HQ 9 .R63

    An ambitious, non-academic dictionary of gay, chiefly 1950's and 1960's American slang, largely drawn from speech. Some effort to indicate locale and user group; usually no etymology; sources not cited. Includes numerous phrases and fuller expressions.
    Entries tend to clarify meaning through examples of usage and to include related terms and expressions. Some lengthy entries (camp, armed forces, prison terminology...) provide a story context in which the slang occurs. The index includes all the main entry terms and phrases as well as those which occur only within the main entries as part of the definitions or among the related terms; hence, it is often necessary to use the index to find a term or phrase. Reprinted by Putnam in 1979 under the title: Gay Talk.

  8. Westberg, Markus.
    Gaylex: das informative und unterhaltsame Nachschlagewerk für den schwulen Mann: mit über 1000 Begriffen rund um das schwule Leben.
    Hamburg: Himmelstürmer, c1999.
    SuzRef HQ 76.25 .W46 1999


  1. The Book of Gay & Lesbian Quotations. Compiled & edited by Patricia Juliana Smith.
    NY: Three Rivers Press, c1999.
    SuzRef PN 6084 .G35 B66 1999

  2. From Our Own Lips: the Book of GLBT Quotes. Collected by Paul Harris.
    New York City: Upstart Press, [2003?]
    SuzRef PN 6084 .G35 F76 2003

  3. Judell, Brandon.
    The Gay Quote Book.
    NY: Dutton, c1997.
    SuzRef PN 6084 .G35 J83 1997

    A popular collection of quotations concerning gay/lesbian/queer culture, life, and society; divided by more than 30 sections convering everything from coming out, growing up, love, relationships, gayness, and butchness to homophobia, repartee, Hollywood, drugs, aging, and politics. Although most quotations are derived from twentieth-century sources, especially American & British, there are representative selections from worthy classical and Renaissance sources, such as, Catullus, Strato, and Michelangelo; and other important figures of the past, such as Turgenev, Baudelaire, and Darwin.
    Quotations are identified by author, and sometimes by work or circumstance. The index is to authors only; unfortunately there is no access by keyword or first line, and the playful subject entries in the Table of Contents only partly make up for this lack.

  4. Lesbian Quotations. Compiled by Rosemary Silva.
    Boston: Alyson Publications, 1993.
    SuzRef PN 6084 .L45 1993

    A collection of quotations about lesbians and lesbianism with a significant representation of wit and wisdom by lesbian authors, activists, and performers; covers the spectrum of lesbian life, culture and history in seven well-designed subject areas: 1) lesbian identities and communities, 2)emotional aspects of lesbian bonds, 3) nature of lesbian sexuality, 4) anti-lesbian sentiment, discrimination and homophobia as expressed by the church, the military, patriarchal society, heterosexual women, the psychiatric establishment, and pornography, 5) lesbian myths and stereotypes, 6) internalized homophobia, its sources, and the struggle for recognition, equality, and liberation, and 7) family roles, relationships, lifestyles, and life stages/changes.
    The clear table of contents is an excellent approach to the quotations by broad subject. The work concludes with a single index of authors and specific subjects.

  5. Quentin Crisp's Book of Quotations: 1,000 Observations on Life and Love, by, for, and about Gay Men and Women.
    With introductions by Quentin Crisp; ed. by Amy Appleby.
    NY: Macmillan, c1989.
    UglRef PN 6064 .G35 Q46 1989

    Quotations are presented in 15 thematic sections: art and literature, beauty, coming out, education, employment and money, gayness, gender, health, homophobia, love and marriage, politics and the law, psychology, religion, separation and loneliness, and sexuality; and are identified by origin, usually an individual (briefly identified by career), and dated by year, when known, or by the dates of the originator. Sometimes a work is named, but not more fully cited; therefore, it would be difficult, if not impossible in some cases, to verify the quotation or discover its context. All quotations given in English. No historical limitations; however, most sources are contemporary. Quotation contents range from respectful to contemptuous, comical to serious, and literary to colloquial.
    Concludes with a subject index (persons, works, themes, and an author/source index.

  6. Unnatural Quotations: a Compendium of Quotations by, for, or about Gay People.[compiled by ] Leigh W. Rutledge.
    Boston: Alyson Publication, 1988.
    SuzRef PN 6084 .G35 U56 1988

    A popular and readable compendium of quotations about homosexuality, gays generally, and gay males; presents a wide-range of attitudes, perceptions, beliefs, thoughts, witticisms, slogans, parodies, and biographical revelations. Sources include numerous celebrities, gays, homophobes, politicians, social scientists, artists and literary figures. Oscar Wilde is well-represented as both author and subject.
    Quotations are cited by author, and sometimes by title and/or occasion. A useful index to personal names as author and subject, but none for keywords or thematic subjects. Divided into fifteen sections, a few of which have a broad thematic focus. Often entertaining; a valuable source for the persistent, unhurried information-seeker.

  7. What Did They Say about Gays?
    [Compiled by] Allan Gould.
    Toronto: ECW Press; East Haven, CT: Inbook, c1995.
    SuzRef PN 6084 .G35 W43 1995

    Arranged by historical period beginning with "From the Babylonians to the Foundations of Christianity, and concluding with "From the End of World War II to Today," this collection includes quotations and commentaries about homosexuals and homosexuality by famous and not-so-famous persons. The earliest period includes quotations from ancient sacred and legal texts. Serious limitations on what could have been a highly useful compendium include: 1) complete lack of indexing or table of contents, 2) frequent use of citations derived from secondary sources, 3) frequent dependence on secondary sources altogether, so that the reader must make do with what someone thought someone thought about homosexuality (see, e. g., Hitler, Katherine Anne Porter…), 4) decision to avoid sources in myth or fiction, and 5) decision to rely solely on sources he believed (sometimes mistakenly) to be non-homosexual.


  1. The Bent Lens: a World Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film. 2nd ed.
    [Edited] by Lisa Daniel & Claire Jackson.
    Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 2003.
    SuzRef PN 1995.9 .H55 B45 2003

  2. The Bent Lens: a World Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film.
    [Edited by Claire Jackson and Peter Tapp]
    St. Kilda, Victoria [Australia]: Australian Catalogue Company, 1997.
    SuzRef PN 1995.9 .H55 B46 1997

    An A-Z reference guide to over 1700 films by title that have direct representation of gay men and lesbians, cross-dressing, sexual confusion, and transgender persons, and issues related to those persons and topics.
    Entries list title, director, year, country, running time, colour/B & W, censorship rating, silent (as applicable), producer, production company, major crew, cast, genre, synopsis (including details of foreign film subtitles), awards, screening format, and distribution details. Stills accompany about one in twelve entries.
    Several useful indexes follow the main body of the work, as follows:
    narrative films of lesbian interest, narrative films of gay interest, narrative films of queer interest, a genre index (documentary, action & adventure, animation, comedy, drama/thriller, experimental, horror and sci-fi, music and musicals, war, and westerns), a country index, and a director's index.
    Indexes followed by a directory of distributors (address, telephone, and fax), and festivals by title with address, telephone, fax, and website as applicable and month of festival.
    Concludes with a bibliography (about 100 citations) of books and articles on gay and lesbian cinema.
    Five essays introduce the work as follows:
    "Lesbian and Gay Cinema in Europe" (Richard Dyer); "Lethal Women" (Lisa Daniel) about lesbian vampires in film; "Globalisation and Localisation" (Chris Berry) about its relationship to Gay Asian cinema; "Secret Love" (Peter Kemp) about gay aspects of Hollywood musicals and their appeal for gay people; and "The Sexual Terrain" (Deb Verhoeven) on the image of gays and lesbians in Australian cinema.

  3. Hadleigh, Boze.
    Hollywood Gays: Conversations with Cary Grant, Liberace, Tony Perkins, Paul Lynde, Cesar Romero, Brad Davis, Randolph Scott, James Coco, William Haines, David Lewis.
    NY: Barricade Books, c1996.
    SuzStx PN 1995.9 .H55 H33 1996

    A series of 10 interviews with dramatic actors, romantic heros, comedians, and performers, three of whom died of AIDS; all prominent in the Hollywood/entertainment scene. The interviews are by turns frank, and depending on the comfort level of the interviewee, evasive and suggestive.
    Prominent features of the interviews include Hollywood's various constructions of masculinity, efforts to mask gay realities, studio response to homosexuality, and discussion of gay relationships. Many interviews include commentary on Hollywood figures not themselves in this collection. Each interview is preceded by a biographical sketch including relationship information and usually comments by friends and acquaintances. Index to persons mentioned in the interviews concludes the work.
    See also in this section, by the same author, Hollywood Lesbians.

  4. Hadleigh, Boze.
    Hollywood Lesbians: Conversations with Sandy Dennis, Barbara Stanwyck, Marjorie Main, Nancy Kulp, Patsy Kelly, Agnes Moorehead, Edith Head, Dorothy Arzner, Capucine, Judith Anderson.
    NY: Barricade Books, c1994.
    SuzStx PN 1995.9 .L48 H23 1994

    A series of 10 interviews with glamor queens, classic and dramatic actresses, comediennes, a director, and a costume designer, all prominent in the Hollywood scene of the not too distant past. Interviews are entertaining and low-key, allowing for the degree of disclosure and seriousness the interviewee desires.
    Prominent features of the interviews include discussion of lesbian relationships, portrayal of sexuality in Hollywood films, men in Hollywood, gender role expectations/perceptions, women and film and personal sexuality as constructed by Hollywood for public consumption. Many interviews include commentary on other Hollywood figures not themselves interviewed in this collection. Each interview is preceded by a biographical sketch including relationship information. Index to persons mentioned in the interviews concludes the work.
    See also in this section, by the same author, Hollywood Gays.

  5. Hot licks: lesbian musicians of note. Edited by Lee Fleming.
    Charlottetown, P.E. I.: Gynergy Books, c1996.
    SuzStx, Tac ML 394 .H69 1996

    Twenty-three biographies of contemporary, English-speaking, "out and proud" lesbian musicians and groups, in various arenas of popular music. Each musician (or group) is represented by a well-chosen, full-page photograph; a single-page history concentrating on her development as a musician; an 'a capella' section written by the musican herself, that explores the meanings and purposes of her music and her identity as a lesbian musician, often including sources of inspiration, advice, and the nature of her commitment to lesbians as lesbians, as women, and as members of the human community; and concludes with the lyrics of one of her songs. Each biography also includes a discography and "fan" information: agent, distributor, fan clubs, e-mail address, and website, as applicable. All biographees share a clear commitment to the lesbian community and express a vibrant awareness of the social aspects of music.

  6. Howes, Keith.
    Broadcasting It: an Encyclopedia of Homosexuality in Film, Radio and TV in the UK, 1923-1993. Foreword by Allen Bennett.
    London, NY: Cassell, 1993.
    SuzRef, UglRef PN1995.9 .H55 H7 1993

    Extensive coverage of subjects (personal and topical, that have had impact on gay cultural, social and political experiences and on the perceptions of gays) broadcast on radio, TV, and film including documentaries in the United Kingdom from 1923, the founding of the BBC, to 1993; consequently, there is significant inclusion of the U.S. and other countries as well as the U.K.
    Entries include: 1) actual persons as subjects of documentaries of fictionalized accounts, actors, performers, song writers, script writers (original and derivative), gay persons influential in TV, radio and film; groups (ethnic, national...), fictional characters, and 2) thematic subjects (types of activities, meeting places, politics...), and 3) titles of film, radio and TV programs with country of production, release history, and brief description of work and production details; and of songs and music pieces, and 4) significant "gay" words used (terms of abuse, catch-phrases, euphemisms, slang,...and comments on the word use in fictional dialogue and actual "live" speech. Numerous cross-references and references to actual broadcasts, scripts, contemporary reviews, and to main published resources in books, newspapers and journals.

  7. McGavin, Patrick Z.
    Facets Gay & Lesbian Video Guide. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. Revised and expanded by Gabriel Gomez.
    Chicago: Facets Multimedia, Inc., Academy Chicago Publishers [distributor], c1997.
    SuzRef, TacRef PN1995.9 .H55 M35 1997

    Guide to videotapes on gay and lesbian themes available on videocassette or laser disc. Includes documentaries only if readily available. Arranged by film title, entries include descriptive annotation, format, cost, director, country of origin, date and length. Separate sections for " Health-Related Videos and Laser Discs," and "Additional Gay and Lesbian Videos and Laser Discs," the latter section (without annotations) having films with marginal, usually stereotypic, gay/lesbian content or characters.
    The guide includes brief biographies of a number of famous directors, Visconti, Pasolini, Van Sant, and others. The biographies concentrate on cinematic history and contribution; interfiled among the video titles. A number of videos are grouped by director, for example, "The films of Barbara Hammer," rather than by title.
    Concludes with a director index; front matter gives advice on acquiring the videos listed.
    The first edition (1993) has indexes, lacking in the second, for country (of origin), and genre.
    SuzStx PN 1995.9 H55 M35 1993

  8. McLaren, Jay.
    An Encyclopaedia of Gay and Lesbian Recordings. Limited ed.
    Amsterdam: J. McLaren, 1992
    OCLC 26716387

    "An index of published reordings of music [Culture Club, Elton John] and speech [Judy Grahn, Allen Ginsberg] expressing themes relevant to gay men and lesbians...based on 1) explicit statement of gay/lesbian issues, 2) orientation to a gay audience [appeal to gay sensibility?], 3) recordings related to gay literature, film, etc., [and] reference to transvestism, transsexuality and drag."
    This A-Z listing includes subjects (Amsterdam, Androgyny, Masculinity, Family...) as well as performers, composers, writers, groups, and kinds of music (Disco, Liberation Songs...). Personal entries sometimes include brief sketch of the individual's importance to/bond with the gay community. Although having a pronounced emphasis on pop music, the work does include some non-pop composers such as Benjamin Britten and John Corigliani (but not Ned Rorem).
    Entry information, as applicable, includes artist with works listed chronologically, title of film/show, title of compilation/benefit, largest print word on cover, references to other appearances by artist, references to artist by other artists, production/direction credits, theme, disc format, label, catalogue number, country of release, year of release, and sometimes quotes of relevant material.
    Entries are enhanced by one or more of over 100 abbreviations (dealing with music type, product orientation, and a great variety of themes such as values, sports, drugs, women's issues, ...). The abbreviation key in the introductory matter is not alphabetical; consequently, some patience is required in finding the particular abbreviation.
    Appendices list records with an explicit gay/lesbian theme; a chronology of landmarks in dance music, and a brief bibliography of source information.
    A new edition, entitled OutLoud... is due soon. Some of it is posted on Mr. McLaren's website:; his e-mail address is:

  9. Murray, Raymond.
    Images in the Dark: an Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video. Completely revised and updated.
    Philadelphia: TLA Publications, c1996.
    SuzRef PN1995.9 .H55 M87 1996
    UglRef PN 1995.9 .H55 M87 1994 (1994 ed.)

    International Scope. 9 sections. Sections 1-3 devoted to lesbian, gay male or non-gay persons, the latter admired especially by gay viewers or important for their gay-thematic output, as follows:
    section 1) directors and independent film makers, 2) stars, and 3) writers, artists, dancers, and composers, either as film subjects (documentary or fictionalized) or as contributors including authors of works on which films are based. Each entry includes a brief biography and filmography including title, date, length, country of origin, description, and plot. Films of high gay/lesbian interest are marked with a triangle symbol, and those available for purchase with yet another symbol. Section 2 concludes with entries for gay icons (stars, usually non-gay, by decade, 1930's-1980's) Sections 4-7 devoted to gay themes include film title and brief descriptive information, as follows: section 4) "Queer Interest," themes significant to both lesbians and gay males, 5) "Lesbian Interest," 6) "Gay Male Interest," and 7) "Transgender Interest." Section 8 devoted to "Camp" films, usually lower quality films featuring common humor based on exaggerated behavior and gay kitsch. Lastly, section 9 devoted to films that include gay references or gay secondary characters. Concludes with 4 indexes: titles, directors, personalities, and themes; selective bibliography on gay film; and lists of videos for sale in 1) the U.S. and 2) Britain, with price information and available source.

  10. Parish, James Robert.
    Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema: Plots, Critiques, Casts and Credits for 272 Theatrical and Made-for-Television Hollywood Releases.
    Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1993.
    UglStx PN1995.9 .H55 P37 1993

    Covers 272 films and TV feature-length dramas (not including documentaries or short subject releases) from 1914-1992. Includes numerous films with brief, usually stereotypic treatment of gay and lesbian characters or themes, and far fewer with major characters or themes, and also those with a significant gay and lesbian subtext often not readily perceived by the mainstream audience.
    Begins with annual chronology of titles; introductory essay on historical trends in treatment of gay/lesbian subjects; and "A Brief History of Regulatory Codes in the American Film Industry." Lengthy entries in alphabetical order include title, studio, length, rating, and credits; often quotes from film critic(s); description of the major aspects of the film and synopsis; and critique of the gay/lesbian character/themes; and sometimes direct quotes from the film script; some stills.
    Concludes with extensive index to personal names and film titles including cross-references to film titles.

  11. The Queer Encyclopedia of Film & Television. Claude J. Summers, Editor.
    San Francisco: Cleis Press, c2005.
    UglRef, Bot PN 1590 .G39 Q44 2005

  12. The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater. Claude J. Summers, editor.
    San Francisco, CA: Cleis Press, c2004.
    Music ML 100 .Q44 2004

  13. Rowberry, John W.
    Gay Video: a Guide to Erotica.
    San Francisco: G. S. Press, c1986.
    SuzStx PN 1995.9 .H55 R68 1986

    "Gay video...erotica" means videos in which sex acts are explicit and primary, with aesthetic, educational and other concerns being clearly secondary.
    Entries are in title order and include director, producer, credits, release year, running time, cast, a brief commentary, source, and ratings. The comments are descriptive and evaluative. Evaluations are indicated by a four-star rating system: from no star (don't bother) to three stars (excellent). Higher ratings usually awarded on the basis of production values and some noticeable level of aesthetic achievement. A secondary, much smaller section, "Outside Erotica. Selected Titles" is not comprehensive and devoted to gay film or video in which erotic content, if any, is much subdued and/or secondary to aesthetic concerns.
    Three concluding sections list 1) festivals, organizations, and television programs, with definition and address; 2) video production and distribution companies with address, and 3) index of directors keyed to title entries in the body of the work.

  14. Stewart, Stephen.
    Gay Hollywood Film & Video Guide: 75 Years of Gay and Lesbian Images in the Movies. 2nd ed.
    Laguna Hills, CA: Companion Publications, c1994.
    SuzRef PN1995.9 .H55 S74 1994

    Covers 1000+ films in all genres (including foreign) with gay male and lesbian themes and/or major characters; in title order with ratings (1 to 5 stars), date, country of origin, duration, director, cast, genre with brief description, plot, MPAA rating and references to similarly themed films. "Additional Films" section for films with minor gay/lesbian representation, drags, shorts, non-gay films featuring gay actors, and other films of gay/lesbian interest with limited entries providing only rating, date, director and very brief annotation.
    Concludes with several specialized lists: mail-order sources; gay & lesbian film festivals, filmographies (actors and directors); and with a general index to persons named in the work. A much expanded and revised edition. Neither edition includes pornography.
    The first edition (1993) was limited to gay males, and subtitled accordingly: over 75 Years of Male Homosexuality in the Movies.
    (SuzStx PN 1995.9 .H55 S74 1993)

  15. The Ultimate Guide to Lesbian & Gay Film and Video. NY: Serpent's Tail, 1996.
    SuzRef PN 1995.9 .H55 U48 1996

    An extensive (2,000+ films), but not comprehensive guide to lesbian and gay film; based mainly on, but not altogether limited to, films shown at the San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival; most descriptions drawn from the festival programs.
    In alphabetical order by title, the information includes director, release date, country of origin, language, running time, format, type of film (documentary, experimental, narrative, or other), U. S. or U. K. distributor, and a description varying in length from a brief phrase to two pages, the longer entries describing the film synoptically and tending to include critical/evaluative comment. Politically correct flavor. Entries unsigned. "Clip shows" (30 entries), a kind of documentary, usually about film and including illustrative clips, follows the main body of entries.
    The guide has numerous useful indexes: indexes to features (60 min. +) and shorts according to the predominance of lesbian, gay (male), cogender (lesbian and gay male), bisexual or transgender content; a broad-category subject index based mainly on the various lesbian/gay communities, major lesbian/gay concerns, and general types (biography, history/herstory....) No country of origin index. No language index.
    The guide and its indexes are enriched by several special features: results of a survey of over 200 lesbian and gay media professionals on the top ten best films, followed by the individual surveys of 26 of the participants, each concluding with name(s) of film(s) and/or person(s) most influencing their work; a brief history of the San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (began 1977); a practical and thorough checklist of advice and tips on all aspects of planning, programming, and promoting lesbian and gay film in one's community; an international directory of lesbian & gay film and video festivals; U. S. and U. K. distributor list; and a bibliography (50+ titles) of books relevant to the study of lesbian and gay cinema.


  1. Clardy, Andrea.
    Words to the Wise: a Writer's Guide to Feminist and Lesbian Periodicals & Publishers. 4th rev. ed., updated and expanded.
    Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1993.
    SuzRef Z286 .F45 C55 1993

    Directory and writer's guide to lesbian and feminist presses and periodicals in 2 sequences. Entries include address, telephone number, editor, description, subject of publications, and recently published titles.
    Chart of presses includes year started, number of titles in print, number of titles published in most recent year, submission data, and reimbursement.
    Chart of periodicals includes frequency, year started, circulation, subscription cost, submission data, and reimbursement. Includes also an unannotated list of academic and trade presses that publish women's studies titles; and a 12-item resource list of newsletters, directories and organizations important in lesbian and feminist publishing.

  2. The Harris Guide: the Directory of the World's GLBT Press, now including both Print and Broadcasting Media.
    NY: Upstart Press, c2000-
    note: continues Queer Press Guide
    UglRef HQ 76.9 .H37 2003
    SuzRef HQ 76.9 .H37 2001

  3. Harris, Paul., ed.
    The Queer Press Guide 2000.
    NY: Painted Leaf Press, c1999.
    SuzRef HQ 76.9 .H37 1999

    The guide lists more than 390 current queer serial (journals, magazines, newsletters, newspapers) titles arranged by those published in the United States (first nationally distributed titles, then locally by state), and then those published outside the U.S. alphabetically by country.
    Information, as available, includes: title, address, circulation, whether audited, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, website, publishers, editors, average length of feature articles, minimum rates paid, submission data, chief topics of interest, and advice to writers.
    The geographic sections are followed by a short topical section on HIV/AIDS titles for the glbt reader on HIV/AIDS issues and lifestyle matters.
    Concludes with a title index.
    Brief, introductory essays concern the gay press, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the Publishing Triangle, Q*ink (an online discussion group for glbt writers), and How to Self-Syndicate.
    A boon to prospective glbt writers.

  4. Malinowsky, H. Robert (Harold Robert), comp.
    International Directory of Gay and Lesbian Periodicals.
    Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1987.
    SuzRef HQ76.25 .M35 1987

    Main entry section (1,924 titles) alphabetical by title. Includes ceased, non-deliverable, name and address only, cross-referenced and standard titles. Standard entries include, as available, title, source location, frequency, beginning date, former titles, publisher, mailing address, office address, tel. no., publisher and editor, printing size, where indexed or listed, subscription price, advertising price, and brief description (types of article, special features, language of publication, readership).
    Subject/Geography Index includes subjects (Anarchism, Religious-Lutheran, Political...) and country, state or province with city (Florida-Fort Meyers, France-Paris...) in one alphabet. Publisher/Editor Index includes personal names or organizations (Gay Alums of Columbia...).

  5. Putting Out: the Essential Publishing Resource for Lesbian and Gay Writers. Edited by Edisol W. Dotson. 4th ed.
    San Francisco: Cleis Press, c1997.
    SuzRef PN161 .D67 1994

    A publishing resource guide for lesbian and gay writers. Also useful for any writer on gay and lesbian topics. Includes gay presses, feminist presses, and academic and trade presses that publish queer topical writings. Lists in five sections: 1) book publishers, 2) magazines and journals, 3) newspapers and newsletters, 4) theatres, and 5) agents; for each, address, telephone, e-mail and website (if available), editor (if stated), description of writers, subjects & genres published, produced or accepted, and (sometimes) "tips," i.e., advice. Concludes with a subject index (genres- interviews, fiction, humor...; and topics- politics, health, arts...) and a general index of publishers, theatres, journals, newspapers and agents.
    Brief introductory essays on internet publishing, various aspects of "getting published," and publicity. Limited to U.S. with few exceptions.

  6. Sorrells, James.
    The Directory of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Community Publications in the United States and Canada.
    Guerneville, CA: James Sorrells, P.O. Box 1946, c1993.
    UglRef Z1361 .G28 S67 1993

    Publications are mainly newspapers with a few guides and directories. Excludes publications that are primarily national in focus. Arranged heirarchically by country (U.S., Canada), state or province, and city of publication. Information derived from publishers includes: address, tel. no., frequency, circulation, subscription cost, advertising cost, and description of coverage and content type. "Where Did They Go? Department" lists publications about which no information could be obtained from the publisher.
    Concludes with title index.


  1. Gay and Lesbian Library Service.
    Ed. Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt.
    Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1990.
    SuzStx Z711.92 .G37 G37 1990

    Aimed at librarians and library school students, this discursive work covers collection development, descriptions of special collections, service issues (reference, access, user-friendliness, exhibits, censorship), and bibliographic control. Within these essays, numerous citations, and descriptions of works. Each chapter with bibliography.
    List of current lesbian and gay subject headings, pp. 97-101.
    16 appendices (almost half the book) are in direct reference formats:
    bibliography, checklists, directories, and pathfinders (core collection, bibliography), filmography, discography, plays, famous persons, themes in literature for children and young adults, publishers, bookstores and mail order firms, special collections, professional groups, AIDS bibliography of bibliogrpahies, AIDS films and videos; and ALA policies on sexual orientation, and The Library Bill of Rights. Concludes with notes on contributors and a thorough index of persons, titles, organizations and subjects that greatly increases the reference value of the discursive portion of the book.

  2. [Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable (LAGAR) Guide to LGBT Archives in North America]

    The Lesbian and Gay Archives Roundtable (LAGAR) of the Society of American Archivists has prepared this "comprehensive guide to primary source material relating to the history and culture of LBGT people held by repositories in North America."
    The directory lists 56 repositories (as of April 1999) in Canada and the United States, and includes community-based and state historical societies; religious archives; college and university libraries; and public libraries. Arrangement is heirarchical: by country; by province or state; and by institution in alphabetical order.
    The information is based on written surveys (click on Appendix A for survey form) and includes contact information, location, mailing address, internet addresses, hours, and wheelchair accessibility; a brief history of the repository; and information about the LBGT holdings; both quantitative (linear feet and/or number of items) and descriptive (time period and geographical regions documented; significant persons, organizations, and sujects documented).
    LAGAR intends to update this guide as information becomes available.
    This directory is a significant step forward in serving the needs of researchers in lgbt culture, history, and studies; in encouraging the collection and preservation of lgbt materials; and in providing useful information on "a good archival home" for persons or organizations wishing to donate their collections and archives where they would be preserved and made available to posterity. (reviewed April 22, 1999)

  3. Miller, Alan V. [compiler]
    Directory of the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Archives and Libraries.
    [Toronto, Ont., Canada]: The Association, 1987.
    SuzStx Z675 .L48 M55 1987

    Compiled according to survey results from lesbian and gay archives in the International Association of Lesbian and Gay Archives (ILGAL).
    Concludes with 3 non-gay archives having substantial lesbian or gay content; mailing list of archives surveyed including non-responders; and a single index including personal names, titles, organizations, general subjects collected, and location (by city or country) of archive.

  4. Queer Thesaurus: an International Thesaurus of Gay and Lesbian Index Terms
    A Project of Homodok and Anna Blaman Huis; compiled by Ko van Staalduinen...[et al.]; translation by Henny Brandhorst; [edited by Henny Brandhorst]
    Amsterdam: Homodok, c1997.
    SuzStx Z 695.1 .G29 Q43 1997

    This thesaurus, the product of Homodok (Documentation Centre for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the University of Amsterdam) and the Anna Blaman Huis (gay and lesbian archive in Leeuwarden), does for gay and lesbian studies what the ERIC thesaurus has done for education studies, and in the same format with scope notes (SN), broader terms (BT), related terms (RT), and USE (see references), and Used For (UF) references. Additionally each term is related (shown in brackets under the term) to one of 22 major subject divisions (arts/culture, relations, economics, anthropology...).
    The main alphabetical list of terms (235 pages) is supported by lists of geographic subdivisions, population group subdivisions (for the geographic subdivisions), historical subdivisions (chronological), and types and forms of materials subdivisions (diaries, dissertations, newspaper articles, graphics...).
    This comprehensive, refined, and yet clear and easy-to-use thesaurus of index terms for gay and lesbian studies could easily support the needs of any library, archive, or special collection. Ambitious librarians, researchers, and technologists will see in this thesaurus the indexing tool for a database that could comprehensively index gay and lesbian materials worldwide in a wide variety of formats, just as the ERIC thesaurus, on which it is clearly modelled, has done for education journals and research reports.
    Presented in parallel columns with English terms on the left and Dutch terms on the right, it lends itself to development of the thesaurus in other languages. A major contribution to gay and lesbian studies indexing.



  1. An Annotated bibliography of homosexuality.
    [By] Vern L. Bullough et al.
    NY: Garland, 1976. 2v.
    (Garland reference library of social science, v. 22)
    SuzRef, Uglstx Z 7164 .S42 B825 v.1 [and] 2

    Massive bibliography (12,794 entries) of writings on all subjects on homosexuality from earliest times to 1976; includes books, dissertations, essays in books, belles-lettres, scholarly journal articles, and some gay journal articles; a predominance of English-language titles with a significant number of German and French titles, and a relatively limited number of others. Division is on a grand scale reflecting major academic fields, such as History (over 400 entries) and Religion and Ethics (over 500 entries), without more refined subject, gender, or geographic breakdowns. Its title notwithstanding, annotations are rare, and those that do exist, are extremely terse. Those features and the lack of a subject index mean the user has no option other than to scour the lengthy sections for citations relevant to a particular subject and to rely on titles alone for further subject information.
    There are four somewhat specialized subject sections: court cases (by case name); the homophile movement; a list of gay journals (often without dates of publication); and transvestism and transsexualism. Each volume has an author index, but only for the respective volume; and a list of pseudonyms, again only for the respective volume.
    A lengthy, scholarly essay, "The Period of the [U. S. gay movement] Pioneers, 1948-1960," by social historian, Salvatore J. Licata, concludes v.2. An impressive and invaluable work, primarily useful to the advanced researcher with considerable knowledge of the field.

  2. Chandler, Daniel Rose.
    Gay Studies: A Communicative Perspective. An Interdisciplinary Annotated Bibliography.
    Annandale, VA: Speech Communication Association, 1994.
    Newspaper/Microfilms ERIC microfiche ED 372448

    A brief bibliography (under 60 titles) of English-language books & two articles in eleven broad subject categories related to gay studies. Brief annotations describe the general content for each title. Well-known works.

  3. Courouve, Claude.
    Bibliographie des homosexualites. Nouvelle edition.
    Paris: C. Courouve, 1978.
    OCLC 7239077

    A bibliography of approximately 500 works in French on homosexuality, 1791 to 1978.
    In two parts: 1) literature and 2) non-literature, i.e., non-belletristic writings. Each part is further subdivided by time period: before 1915, 1915-1939, 1940-1965, and 1966-1978. No further subdivision by literary genre or academic discipline. The literary sections are arranged alphabetically by author. The non-belletristic sections are in chronological order and include books and selective periodical articles; essays in books, proceedings, and reference works. No annotations. No index.
    The bibliography does not include popular works (ouvrages de vulgarisation), works with non-explicit homosexual (homosexualite latente) content, or translations into French. With few exceptions does not include the gay press.

  4. Courouve, Claude.
    Tableau synoptique de references a l'amour masculin: auteurs grecs et latins.
    Paris: C. Courouve, 1986.
    OCLC 19324475

    A briefly annotated, comprehensive guide to "l'amour masculine" (male-male love) as expressed in the classical Greek and Latin writings and those of the church fathers (Augustine et al.) to the sixth century; by author and work; in French; mainly French editions, with citations to specific passages within works. Writings include works of poets, dramatists, historians, philosophers, rhetoricians, geographers, physicians, theologians, i.e., the corpus of classical literature.
    Annotations describe the specific subject matter, by passage, e.g., for Pindar's Olympiques, I, i, "Pelops beloved of Poseidon;" for Democritus' Les penseurs grecs avant socrate, verse 460, "eros is legitimate when it does not exceed what is beautiful;" and for Petronius, Le Satyricon, 128, "an affection worthy of Socratic purity." Sometimes additional specific references are given to reflections on a passage by modern authors, such as Chateaubriand, Gide, Foucault, and others.
    Highly valuable, for anyone examining the phenomenon of "l'amour masculine," especially in that most works of the classical literature are not devoted entirely to the subject, but rather treat the theme variously in numerous passages; thus, the guide provides more or less easily accessed references that would otherwise be known only to the most widely read of classical scholars. Among the works of Aristophanes, for example, more than 35 passages (some very lengthy) are cited and annotated.
    An appendix of Biblical (Old, then New Testament) references concerned with same sex love and the necessity of conjugal heterosexuality concludes the volume.

  5. Crawford, William, [compiler]
    Homosexuality in Canada: a bibliography. 2nd ed.
    Toronto: Canadian Gay Archives publication, c1984.
    (Canadian Gay Archives Publication, n.9)
    note: for post-1984 bibliography, see Spence, Alex.
    Suzstx Z 7164 .S42 C72 1984

    Generally comprehensive bibliography of homosexuality in Canada to 1984 within the criteria: homosexuality as core interest and Canadian-based by geographical location, authorship, or imprint; selective for the mainstream press that is well-indexed in readily available sources, and for AIDS literature. Gay community sources; gay/lesbian journals and newspapers; and books are especially well-covered. Over 3,500 citations; briefly annotated when necessary to clarify content. Includes a significant number of French language sources.
    Table of contents leads to more than 55 subjects of three kinds:
    1) thematic topics: berdache, history, sport, film, religion, among many others; 2) genres (form of publications); book reviews, essays, interviews, songs, theses, bibliographies, among others, and 3) archival collections:
    vertical files (more than 2,000) and named collections (70) held by the Canadian Gay Archives. The vertical files include a wide variety of topics, persons, titles, and organizations. The named collections mainly include the records and papers of individuals and organizations. Contents of each collection is described; some contain clippings and non-print material such as filmstrips, buttons, or other realia.
    Concludes with index of authors, subjects, titles, and titles of books reviewed. Index does not include the vertical files or named collections.

  6. Dall'Orto, G. (Giovanni)
    Leggere omosessuale: bibliografia.
    Torino: Gruppo Abele, 1984.
    OCLC 11749746

    An annotated bibliography of 734 works in Italian (including translations) from 1800 to 1983 in the following major divisions: Letteratura (Literature), 301 entries; Poesia (Poetry), 61 entries; Movimento (gay movement politics), 32 entries; Saggistica (studies, essays), 164 entries; Archeologia (medical, psychiatric, legal documents & texts), 175 entries; Immagini (pictorial works), 15 entries.
    Includes books; essays, chapters, and passages within books; and in a few instances, journal articles.
    The major divisions with the exception of Archeologia and Immagini are further subdivided by time period and/or more specific subject; most usefully the Saggistica section is subdivded by pscyhoanalysis and psychiatry; psychoanalysis, psychiatry and lesbianism; sexology; sociology; sex education; popular writings; homosexual behavior in animals; religion and homosexuality; transvestism and transsexualism; lesbianism; history and literature; and the political/cultural debate.
    Each section has a brief explanatory introduction. Annotations are brief, but clear and to the point. For each title, library holdings (among 14 Italian libraries) are indicated.
    Only the Archeologia section has an author index. The work concludes with an index (to the whole biblliography) of 37 subjects: biographical works; Greek and Roman antiquity; Marxism, socialism and homosexuality; theater, cinema and homosexuality, among others.

  7. Day, Frances Ann.
    Lesbian and Gay Voices: an Annotated Bibliography and Guide to Literature for Children and Young Adults.
    Foreword by Nancy Garden.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
    SuzRef Z1037 .D24 2000

  8. DeSantis, John C.
    Gay and lesbian materials in the Amherst College Library: a bibliography.
    Compiled by John DeSantis and Matthew V. Jaquith.
    Amherst, MA: [Amherst College Library], 1994.
    SocWkRef Z 7164 .S42 D47 1994

    Reflecting the book, serial, video, sound recording and musical score holdings of the Amherst College Library, the bibliography is in three parts: I. Cataloged Materials, II. Uncataloged Materials, and III. Indexes: Author Index and Title Index.
    Cataloged materials form the major portion of the work, usefully divided in subject divisions (history, culture, youth...) and form divisions (anthologies, reference, periodicals, videos, sound recordings, scores...) Erotica, biography, anthologies, fiction, drama and poetry further subdivided into gay and lesbian. Each entry is in standard citation format, except that author (or editor, compiler) is always preferred, when available, as main entry. Any work only appears in one division. The uncataloged entries are of special importance, since many may be only available in Amherst and would otherwise probably not come easily to light. In five sections: honors theses by Amherst students; 2) gay (pulp) paperbacks, popular and/or erotic; 3) the Marshall Bloom [donor] periodicals (over 100 newspapers, newsletters, pulp series, journals, and magazines- popular and erotic; 4) gay erotica magazines, and 5) gay erotic poetry (2 entries) The periodical/magazine holdings, not specifically identified, vary from single issues to extensive runs.
    The author and title index provide a direct author or title route to the books of the Cataloged Materials section. As of July 1994, more than 2,500 titles.

  9. Dynes, Wayne R.
    Homosexuality: a research guide.
    NY: Garland Pub., 1987.
    (Garland reference library of social science, v. 313)
    SuzRef Z 7164 .S42 D96 1987

    An annotated bibliography (4,158 entries) of writings about homosexuality, international in scope and language (mostly English, German, and French); comprehensive in subject matter, including secondary studies of literature, but not primary literary works. Includes some works in which the homosexual content is quantitatively limited, but significant, and otherwise difficult to access. Selective for topics well-represented in research, and comprehensive for topics infrequently investigated. Includes books, dissertations, essays in books, and journal articles.
    Effectively arranged in 24 subject categories, each further subdivided. Categories and subcategories introduced with a brief review of the topic. Annotations are descriptive of the content and evaluative, as applicable, especially with regard to strengths and limitations. Especially useful are references within the annotations to similar and contrasting studies.
    Concludes with a thematic subject index and a personal names (as subject or author) index. Of considerable value as a well-organized bibliography, it is not, however, as the title may indicate, a research guide either in providing a discursive survey of research on homosexuality or in instructing the researcher "how to" survey and evaluate the literature.

  10. Garber, Linda.
    Lesbian sources: a bibliography of periodical articles, 1970-1990.
    NY: Garland, 1993.
    (Garland gay and lesbian studies, v.9)
    SuzRef Z 5866 .L44 G37 1993

    Indexes 64 nationally (U. S.) and internationally distributed English-language and Canadian bilingual periodicals, including two feminist newspapers, off our backs and New Direction for Women; additionally some citations gleaned from standard indexes, such as MLA Bibliography and Feminist Periodicals. Excludes the Advocate, Gay Community News and rare titles, such as may be found only in archives, and those titles indexed in Clare Potter's Lesbian Periodicals Index.
    A list of archives (U. S. by state, and International by country) precedes the bibliography. An especially well-refined alphabetical arrangement by subject (well over 125, including among thematic topics, geographical subjects and lesbian communities, e.g., Latina/Chicana Lesbians and Lesbians of Color), and multiple listings of citations under various subjects, as applicable, make this a highly effective and accessible work. 680 pages.
    Concludes with a list of journal issues devoted to lesbian studies. Notable for solid representation of lesbian/feminist titles.

  11. A Gay Bibliography: Eight Bibliographies on Lesbian and Male Homosexuality.
    NY: Arno Press, 1975
    SuzRef HQ 76 G32 1975

    Reprints eight early (1958-1956) gay and lesbian bibliographies,as follows:

    Astras's Tower: Special leaflet #2 (Marion Zimmer Bradley: Rochester, Texas; 1958
    Astra's Tower: Special Leaflet #3 (same as previous, 1959)
    Checklist 1960 (Marion Zimmer Bradley and Gene Damon, i.e., Barbara Grier;
    Rochester, Texas)
    Checklist Supplement (1961) (same as previous)
    Checklist Supplement (1962) (same as previous)
    The Lesbian in Literature: A Bibliography
    (Gene Damon, i.e., Barbara Grier, and Lee Stuart; San Francisco, 1967)
    The Homosexual in Literature...(Noel I. Garde, NY, 1959)
    Homosexuality: Selected Abstracts and Bibliography
    (William Parker, San Francisco, 1966)

    Astra's Tower #2 & #3, the Checklist(s) of 1960, 1961, and 1962, and The Lesbian in Literature (1967), all inspired by Jeanette Foster's Sex Variant Women in Literature, attempted to include all lesbian novels in English, and culminated in the third edition of The Lesbian in Literature (1981).
    Parker's Homosexuality: Selected Abstracts and Bibliography (1966) was an early version of his massive Homosexuality: a Selective Bibliography (1971) and its supplements (1977 and 1985); however, the 1966 compilation had lengthy abstracts lacking in his later far more extensive bibliographies.
    Researchers, who have access to the later works mentioned in this annotation, will not require these early bibliographies, that is, excepting those few researchers who require utter comprehensiveness.
    The reprinting of these early bibliographies, some of which originally appeared as mimeographed publications, is sometimes unclear and hard to read.

  12. Gay/lesbian periodicals index [microform], compiled by Alan M. Greenberg.
    Charlotte, N. C.: Integrity Indexing,
    Ugl Periodicals Microfiche Reader Microfiche MB-747 [1990 only]

    Indexes 29 U. S. gay and lesbian periodicals (Bay Area Reporter, New York Native, RFD...) for 1990. Entry headings for subjects, authors, persons as subjects, organizations as subjects, and geographic locations (foreign, and U. S. also, if historical or travel subject, but as sub-heading if place of occurrence), in one alphabetical order; titles in alpha order under headings. Reader's Guide style. Includes reviews. On 9 microfiche.

  13. Gillon, Margaret.
    Lesbians in print: a bibliography of 1,500 books with synopses.
    Irvine, CA: Bluestocking Books, c1995.
    SuzRef Z 7164 .H74 G55 1995

    A guide to inprint English language books (1727 entries) usually with significant, explicit lesbian content, but excluding works with sexist, homophobic or discriminatory content. Some titles are of general gay interest and content.
    The main body of the work is alphabetic by title; each entry includes author(s); a brief paragraph describing, but usually not summarizing, the work, as the title would suggest. Entries conclude with a statement of subject (theory, travel...) or form (poetry, fiction...), the publisher, the isbn number, the cost and form of binding.
    Concludes with subject, author, and publisher indexes to the title entries; the last-named index will be as useful to the writer seeking a publisher as to the reader looking for a good lesbian book to read. At the last, a list of bookstores (Canada and U. S.) by country, state, and city, where lesbian titles are abundantly in stock. Inexplicably, Washington State is excluded, although it has several, important lesbian-friendly and well-stocked bookstores.

  14. Herzer, Manfred.
    Bibliographie zur Homosexualitat: Verrzeichnis des deutschsprachigen nichtbelletristischen Schrifttums zur weiblichen und mannlichen Homosexualitat: aus den Jahren 1466 bis 1975 in chronologischen Reihenfolge.
    Berlin: Winkel, 1982.
    OCLC 9646789

    A major bibliography of German language (including translations into German), non-belletristic literature on female and male homosexuality from 1466 to 1975 in chronological order.
    The main body of the work consists of citations to journal articles and monographs including dissertations and sections on homosexuality within monographs of broader scope, but excludes newspaper articles, book reviews, Greek and Roman classics, legal documents (after 1600), and articles in homosexual journals excepting the Jahrbuch fur sexuelle Zwischenstufen (JfsZ). The citations are complete including number of pages, but have no annotations, except that those reviewed in JfsZ are provided with references to its reviews.
    Two appended bibliographies cite homosexual journals (79 entries) and and bibliographies (22 entries), respectively. The latter includes French and English titles as well as German.
    Two indexes conclude the work, a detailed topical index and an in index to persons as author (not underlined) or subject (underlined).
    Researchers of homosexual history, anthropology and theory will especially appreciate the entries before 1946 (2171 entries), since an impressive body of early contributions originated with German scholars, writers, and activists, who variously analyzed, theorized, and politicized for the first time in modern history many still unresolved issues, such as origins (social, psychological, genetic), civil rights, military acceptability, and gay sensibility. The most important bibliography for the early gay rights movement, discrimination against gays, and the struggles against paragraph 175 in the pre-WWII period, as well as the status of homosexuals in Germany in the period (to 1975) immediately following WW II.

  15. Homosexuality; an annotated bibliography.
    Edited by Martin S. Weinberg and Alan P. Bell.
    NY: Harper & Row [1972]
    SuzRef, UglStx, HSLICStx ZWM 615 H768 1972

    A highly selective, annotated bibliography (1,265 entries) of books, theses, essays in books, and journal articles, appearing between 1940-1968, on the physiology, psychology and sociology of homosexuals and homosexuality; English only. By two researchers at the Institute for Sex Research, it is intended to meet the research needs and edification of social scientists and related professionals, such as clergymen, lawyers, and physicians.
    The researchers prepared a list of 112 standard [not defined] journals for indexing and explored, as well, Index Medicus, Psychological Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and similarly respected sources. Gay publications, belles-lettres and the arts, and popular publications were virtually excluded. The physiology section is in two parts, Etiology and Treatments, the latter including such eye-openers as "The Use of LSD-25 in the Treatment of Sexual Perversions," "Castration of a Male Homosexual," and "Autoerotic and Homoerotic Manifestations in Hospitalized Male Postlobotomy Patients;" the psychology section is in three parts, etiology, assessments, and treatments; and the sociology in four, social and demographic aspects, history, societal attitudes towards homosexuality, and the law. Each of the subsections is further subdivided into two parts, general and male, and female.
    A concluding section (19 entries) on other bibliographies and dictionaries. Each section concludes with cross-references to closely related titles cited elsewhere in the bibliography. Annotations are clear, jargon-free, substantial, and descriptive of content and methodology; and outcome, as well, in the case of tests, treatments, and experiments. The bibliography inadvertently, but clearly, reveals the research premises of scholars of that period, not only by the sources included, but by those excluded.

  16. Hurley, Michael.
    A Guide to Gay and Lesbian Writing in Australia.
    St. Leonards, N. S. W.: Allen & Unwin, 1996.
    SuzRef Z 4022.5 .G39 H87 1996

    Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part biography, and always a bibliography, this guide, complex in coverage as it is, is a clear and easy-to-use access to gay and lesbian writers, writings and topics in Australia, with some traces of New Zealand and South East Asian writers and writing influential in Australia. Not a directory. Not a "how to" book.
    Writing and writers of novels, plays, poetry, films, biographies, and autobiographies constitute most of the work, but social, cultural, and critical commentaries are also well represented.
    In one alphabetical order, entries include writers, titles (books, films, scripts, periodicals), organizations (performance groups, writer's groups...), and topical subjects ("aboriginal gay and lesbian writing," "friendship," "separatism," "television,"...).
    Entries of all kinds concentrate on bibliography and closely related information, with the most significant works presented critically in bibliographic essay format, followed by unadulterated bibliography in paragraph style. Bibliographies include secondary works (criticism, reviews, commentaries...) Numerous cross references (indicated by an inverted triangle), especially from titles in author entries to title entries and vice versa. Clearly a core work work for Australian gay and lesbian studies, this is also often useful to general gay and lesbian studies due to the many definitions and discusssions under topical entries and the international significance of many of the Australian writers.

  17. "Index to the Ladder, volumes I-XVI, 1956-1972,
    ed. by Barbara Grier, also known as Gene Damon." Published as the index volume to: The Ladder. NY: Arno Press [reprint], 1975. v. 1-16.
    SuzPer HQ 75 .L32 index

    A single-volume of indexes, one index for each volume (of the 16 that appeared, 1956-1972) of The Ladder, the first lesbian journal in the U. S. to reach a national audience.
    Each volume index is thorough and includes authors, titles (of articles, poems, books and films reviewed), subjects, and feature sections, such as letters to the editor. Each composite index is followed by an index to titles of books reviewed, and an index, by month of cover illustrations, which names the illustrator and describes the illustration.

  18. Iwata, Junichi.
    Nanshoku bunken shoshi.
    Tokyo: Koten Bunko, Showa 31 [1956].
    EAsiaRef Z 3308 .L5 I8

    Compiled by Junichi Iwata (1900-1945), scholar of Waseda University, this bibliography of 1,093 works covers the entire spectrum (humanities, social sciences, fine arts, belles-lettres and secondary literature) of original Japanese writings (books and scrolls) produced from the 10th century to 1943, in chronological order. Works, not devoted entirely to male-male desire, but which have significant sections or secondary themes on the subject, are annotated accordingly.
    A supplementary section covers theater from the 17th to the early 18th century.
    An alphabetical index of titles concludes this work. Indispensable to the study of male-male desire in Japanese culture and learning.
    In Japanese; no English text.
    (Appreciation to Brad Wu for interpretation of the Japanese)

  19. Miller, Alan V. [compiler]
    Our Own Voices: a Directory of Lesbian and Gay Periodicals, 1890-1990: Including the Complete Holdings of the Canadian Gay Archives.
    Toronto: Alan V. Miller, c1991.
    (Canadian gay archives publication, no. 12)
    SuzRef Z 7164 .S42 M55 1991

    The most comprehensive bibliography of gay and lesbian journals available; a bibliography of over 7,200 journals, newspapers, and serially published guides, directories, and trade catalogs including annuals as well as periodically and irregularly published serials. Lesbian and gay is broadly interpreted to include bisexual, transsexual, transvestite, and in some cases foreign feminist serial titles; moreover, for the pre-Stonewall period, i.e., before 1969, physique, physical culture and nudist titles are also included as they often doubled, all or in part, as gay-interest titles, and often had ads for catalogs with primarily gay interest.
    The bibliography is in three sections: 1) periodicals (about 90% of the work), 2) guides and directories (to resources, tourist destinations, businesses, services...), and 3) catalogs (to various mail order goods, such as gay books, erotica, sex paraphernalia, clothing.....) Each section is in alphabetical order by title, and, as known, publisher, address (from most recent issue at hand), and date. Canadian Gay Archives holdings are noted by an * and specified. An "E" indicates erotic content. Title changes are noted and cross-referenced.
    The index is to titles, city, state, and country of origin (except the U. S., by city and state only). The far fewer entries of titles published pre-1970 are grouped in five year segments at the beginning of the index. Not a bibliography of (nor index to) articles in periodicals.
    Our Own Voices is now available online and is continuously updated.

  20. Millett, A. P. U. (Antony Percival Upton)
    Homosexuality; a Bibliography of Literature Published since 1959 and Available in New Zealand.
    Wellington: New Zealand Library School, 1967 [i.e., 1968]
    (New Zealand Library School. Bibliographical Series, no. 9)
    SuzStx ZWM 615 M653h 1967

    A bibliography of 222 English-language titles arranged in 4 subject areas: legal, moral, psychological-medical, and social; each subject area subdivided by form: books, journal articles, and essays in books. Brief descriptive annotation for each title.
    Appendix 1 (45 entries) cites homosexual titles not held in New Zealand, and appendix 2 lists 18 bibliographical indexes that include homosexual topics. Author index. Some of the titles published by non-trade publishers in New Zealand are, no doubt, rarely to be found or cited elsewhere.

  21. Nordquist, Joan.
    Queer Theory: a Bibliography.
    Santa Cruz, CA: Reference and Research Services, 1997.
    SuzRef HQ 75.16 .U6 N76 1997

    This bibliography (685 entries) of queer theory thoroughly explored more than 40 of the major English-language subject indexes, as well as Dissertation Abstracts, the Library of Congress On-line, the National Union Catalog, RLIN, and Uncover. It includes books, journal articles, articles in books, proceedings and conference papers. Most of the sources are academic, but the inclusion of the Left Index, the Alternative Press Index, and the Magazine Index ensures some gay and popular press entries as well.
    In 6 sections. The first section covers queer theory generally and then as it applies to social aggregates: lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, and race. The second section concerns the phenomenon of gay and lesbian studies generally, and the third, the major academic disciplines in the social sciences, arts, and humanties; "Queer Politics" follows with a section of its own. It concludes with a section, "Testimonials" (biography-based), and finally, "Bibliographies." Each part is divided by books and journal articles, as applicable.
    This is the first major effort to embrace the diverse concerns of queer theory bibliographically. A concise introduction briefly surveys the coinage of 'queer theory' (De Lauretis) and its chief proponents (Sedgwick, Rubin, and Butler); and defines 'queer theory' as assertively non-normative, partly overlapping, partly excluding, and partly going beyond 'gay and lesbian' as ordinarily understood.
    The overwhelming majority of citations date from 1990 to 1997. An anglophone invention, queer theory as reflected in this bibliography includes no non-English titles. No annotations.

  22. Out on the Shelves: Lesbian Books into Libraries.
    Compiled by Jane Allen ,,, [et al.]
    Newcastle-under-Lyme: Association of Assistant Librarians, 1989.
    SuzRef Z 5866 .L4 O98 1989

    A selective, annotated bibliography of 219 lesbian titles with positive/sensitive views of lesbians and contemporary lesbian life. Intended primarily for lesbians and the British Public library seeking to meet the needs of its lesbian readership.
    Emphasizing literature and contemporary lesbian life, the bibliography also includes among its 12 subject divisions a section on lesbian history. Paragraph-length annotations describe each work.
    Additional features: a list of British lesbian-information-providing/producing organisations, a list of British book dealers for lesbian resources, with explanations on how to acquire the desired titles; and the text of section 28 of the Local government Act 1988 (in the U. K., the law forbidding the "promotion of homosexuality.") Concludes with index of authors and titles.

  23. Parker, William.
    Homosexuality: a selective bibliography of over 3,000 items.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1971.
    SuzRef, Uglstx, SocWkRef, HSLIC Z 7164 .S42 P35

    18.1 -----------.
    Homosexuality bibliography: supplement, 1970-1975.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1977.
    SuzRef, Uglstx Z 7164 .S42 P35 suppl

    18.2 -----------.
    Homosexuality bibliography. Second supplement, 1976-1982.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1985.
    SuzRef Z 7164 .S42 P34 1985

    This ambitious bibliography with its two supplements (nearly 10, 000 entries altogether) seeks to cover all significant writings on homosexuality published in English, or translated into English, through 1982; however, the bibliographer advises that popular magazines, newspaper, and homophile (gay) publications are only sampled, and by no means fully covered.
    Arrangement is by kind, and in the case of journals, by broad subject also, as follows:
    books; pamphlets and documents (publications of organizations, including the U. S. governments); theses and dissertations, including master's; articles in books; newspaper articles; popular magazine articles; religious journal articles; legal journal articles; citations for court cases involving consenting adults (within U. S. only); medical/scientific articles; articles in other specialized journals; articles in homophile publications; literary works, by genre: novels, plays, short stories; and movies (with major, then with minor homosexual themes), television programs, and phonograph records.
    An appendix lists by state: American Laws Applicable to Consensual Adult Homosexual Acts, and gives the citation, the offense, and the status of the offense; concludes with citations to the United States Uniform Code of Military Justice. The two supplements are consistent in arrangement except that the movies, television, and phonograph section reappear as appendices I, II, and III; phonograph records are dropped and substituted by "audiovisual aids," i.e., documentary and educational film; the Laws, updated, reappear as appendix IV.
    The citations are complete, but with the exception of page length, are unannotated. An important retrospective bibliography, especially for its inclusion, although not comprehensive, of some exceedingly rare pamphlets and gay organization publications.
    Concludes with a subject index of themes, organizations, but not persons, except a handful of famous persons listed under biography; and an index to authors.

  24. Phariss, Tracy.
    A bibliography: gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues in education. [rev. ed.]
    Lakewood, CO (P.O. Box 280346, Lakewood 80228-0346): Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network of Colorado, 1999.
    SuzRef Z 7164 .H74 P5 1999

    This 106-page bibliography is divided in seven bibliographies. The first four are aimed at specific readerships: 1) for elementary students, 2) for secondary students, 3) for educators, and 4) for parents. Each of the bibliographies is further subdivided, e.g., books for secondary students into biographies, fiction, nonfiction, religion, history; and books for educators into counselors/social workers, workplace issues, curricula, gay/lesbian educators, and history. Additionally each major division has appended non-bibliographic resource information, e.g., for educators, a list of organizations with contact information and a list of internet resources; and for secondary students, a list of pen pal programs and support groups with contact information.
    Each title cited has a brief, descriptive annotation, and highly recommended titles are denoted by an *. The books for students also indicate grade-appropriate range, e.g., 3[rd]-6[th grade]. The bibliographies include books, journal articles, school district and other organization documents.
    Section 5 is a bibliography of articles in the popular, and the professional press.
    Section 6, especially important for curricular use, is a list of films, videos, TV, radio and audio programs, by organization or video outlet, with acquistion information.
    The final section is a list of pamphlets and posters under the organizations that produced them, with acquisition information.
    The most useful and extensive bibliography on GLBT concerns in primary and secondary education to date. A 92-page edition appeared in 1996.

  25. Potter, Clare [Compiler]
    The Lesbian periodicals index.
    Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, 1986.
    SuzRef, SuzStx HQ 75.6 .U5 P68 1986

    Indexes 42 early (1947-1982) and often rare U. S. lesbian periodicals.
    Introductory material includes 1) a brief article surveying the circumstances under which these journals appeared, 2) a list of libraries and archives (mostly private) with unspecified holdings of lesbian periodicals, and 3) a list of the journals (and issues) indexed.
    Section 1, a subject and author index, constitutes the major portion (328 pages) of the work. Subjects include persons; organizations, groups, and movements; journals and presses; geographic communities (Canada, Seattle....), as well as thematic topics (homophobia, friendship, military service....), with numerous cross references to Sections 2, 3, and 4, which cover lesbian writings (diaries and journals, humor and satire, stories, poems), book reviews (by title); and visual art (cartoons, drawings, photographs, and miscellaneous), respectively. A unique and highly valuable source for U. S. lesbian life and culture during its emergent period.

  26. Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Editor, Timothy Murphy.
    Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, c2000.
    SuzRef HQ 75.15 .R42 2000

  27. Ridinger, Robert B., Comp.
    Gay Studies Resource Guide.
    ERIC document on microfiche, 1983. ED 241412
    MICNEWS ask for ERIC document ED 241412

    A bibliography of 17 bibliographies and reference sources (annotated), ERIC documents, journals and periodicals, and 93 monographs (annotated). Many of the sources are of much broader spectrum than (but include) gay studies. Concludes with search strategies for finding gay materials in the major indexes.

  28. Ridinger, Robert B. Marks, compiler.
    An Index to the Advocate: the National Gay Newsmagazine, 1967-1982.
    Los Angeles, CA: Liberation Publications, c1987.
    SuzRef HQ 76 .A35 suppl
    OCLC 0917076087

    "The purpose of The Advocate Index is to provide access to all feature articles, news items, personal interviews, columns, reviews and portfolios published between September 1967 [the first issue] and December, 1982."
    Composed of several indexes, the work's major indexes are the geographic (domestic and foreign) indexes and the subject index (over 500 subject headings). The geographic indexes are subdivided heirarchically (country-state (province)-city), and the subject index geographically. This unusal and welcome approach is a boon especially to the regional and local historiographer/bibliographer, as it allows the user to note all the gay entries pertaining to a particular area, as well as to note under subject all the area-relevant entries.
    Other indexes are: book review index (by author of book reviewed and by title), film review index (by title), record review index by performer/group (albums of mixed composership) or composer; interview index (by interviewee), and protfolios index (by artist or or subject, when by various artists).
    The work concludes with a listing of columns in The Advocate; a list of periodicals (name, place of publication, and sometimes, date beginning) cited (doesn't say where cited, but the reader is grateful to have such as extensive list for a period during which periodical verification is often a difficult chore), a list of gay organizations, and a list of each issue (358 issues, with volume, number, and publciation date) published from the beginning to December, 1982.
    The index is thorough, well-organized, easy-to-use, and easy on the eyes; of unique importance since it covers a period when gay journals were all but totally ignored by indexing sources. An essential tool for students of the 'liberation' period in gay history.

  29. Roberts, J. R.
    Black lesbians, an annotated bibliography.
    Compiled by J. R. Roberts; foreword by Barbara Smith.
    Tallahasse, FL: Naiad Press, 1981.
    SuzRef HQ 75.5 .R63 1981

    U. S. focus. Liberation perspective. This bibliography of 341 entries includes some third world lesbian references cogent to the black American lesbian reality, lesbian construed broadly to include women whose primary relationships are with women whether or not lesbian-identified. References are drawn from books, journals, newspapers, films, manuscripts and tapes; mainly lesbian, gay, black and/or feminist sources such as Gay Community News, Off Our Backs, Lavender Woman, Jet and special collections in the Lesbian Herstory Archives.
    In six major divisions: lives and lifestyles; oppression, resistance, and liberation; literature and criticism; music and musicians; periodicals; and research, reference and popular studies. The "Norton Sound" case, a now notorious investigation, is covered separately in an appendix. The work concludes with a subject/author index and a selected directory of third world lesbian/gay organizations. The clear and well-written annotations are content descriptive.
    An impressive bibliography that includes numerous previously unindexed and for all practical purposes inaccessible documentation of the black lesbian experience.

  30. Schmitt, Arno.
    Bio-Bibliography of Male-Male Sexuality and Eroticism in Muslim Societies.
    Berlin: Verlag Rosa Winkel, 1995.
    Suzstx HQ 76.2 .I74 S35 1995

    A complex and, for practical purposes, inaccessible bibliography of authors discussing same-sex eroticism between males in North African and Southwest Asian Muslim culture throughout history and the persons mentioned in those sources.
    All entries are personal; title entries only for works when no author is known; thematic entries are lacking altogether. Includes books, essays in books; encyclopedia, journal and newspaper articles; and visual works (photography, drawing, film).
    Draws on both ancient and contemporary sources, including primary, scholarly, legal, philosophic, documentary, popular, fictional and gay works. Hebrew, French, German, and English sources are all well-represented. Schmitt employs a complicated system of some 160 information fields, each field represented by a code number. Keys to the codes must be consulted for each field to ascertain the nature of the information. Fields include expected information such as author, title, publisher and publication year, but also include such information as interviewer, translator, location within cited work, plagiarization, and other data as applicable. Each entry has different fields represented ranging from three to more than twenty. Even on determining the kind of information given, the user must frequently consult yet other keys as the information tends to be in much abbreviated form.
    The bio-bibliography is continued by an index to it of all 'homosexuals,' authors, personal sources, translators, etc. mentioned; this index is keyed to the main entry and field. The names in this index are presented in the style of the "Rotated Descriptor Display" not unlike that in the ERIC Thesaurus. Useful to Western readers not well-acquainted with the structure of Arabic names.
    The introduction, codes and explanatory notes are given in English, German, and French.
    Of general interest is a brief introductory essay, "Male-Male Sexuality in Muslim Society," that makes essential points concerning same sex eroticism as constructed and understood in Muslim society. With the exception of the introductory essay, recommended only for scholars, for whom it may prove indispensable, and douty librarians.

  31. Sharma, Umesh D.
    Homosexuality: a select bibliography,
    compiled by Umesh D. Sharma and Wilfrid C. Rudy.
    Waterloo, Ontario: 1970.
    SuzStx WM 615 S531h 1970

    The bibliography of 2000+ entries includes books and journal articles in separate sections about equal in length. Main entry (usually author) only. English-language 20th century imprints only. No subject divisions. Not indexed. Many titles, especially among the books, have minimal homosexual content.

  32. Spence, Alex.
    Gay Canada: a Bibliography and Videography, 1984-2000. Compiled by Alex Spence.
    Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2001.
    note: for pre-1984 bibliography, see Crawford.
    SuzRef HQ 76.3 .C2 S64 2001

  33. Walker, Bill.
    San Francisco Bay Area gay and lesbian serials: a guide to the microfilm collection. Bill Walker; jointly produced by the University of California, Berkeley and The Gay and Lesbian Historical Society of Northern California.
    [Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1991] SuzRef HQ 76.3 .U5 W35 1991
    MicNews Microfilm A10331

  34. Walker, Walt Cat.
    Gay and Lesbian Studies. A Research Guide for the UCLA Libraries. 1990.
    MicNews ERIC microfiche ED 328271

    An introductory, pathfinder guide to the UCLA Libraries for students engaged in gay and lesbian studies. Arranged in 14 disciplines (literature, history, sociology...), the work cites and annotates over 200 reference works, most of which are general, such as encyclopedias and major indexing tools, and core gay/lesbian titles. Each discipline section concludes with an unannotated list of selected gay/lesbian titles relevant to the discipline.
    Annotations are generally descriptive and often include advice and tips to the user.

  35. Welter, Ernst Gunther.
    Bibliographie Freudschaftseros, einschliesslich Homoerotik, Homosexualitat und der verwandten und vergleichenden Gebiete.
    [Bibliography on Friendship-eros, including homoeroticism, homosexuality and related and comparable fields]
    Frankfurt: Dipa-Verlag [1964]
    HSLICstx ZWM 615 W464b 1964

    An exceptional bibliography in that it derives from a construction of experience not often encountered or recognized as defining in contemporary American discourse, namely, passionate, spiritual, and intense emotional/erotic bonds between and among same-sex persons, which may include sexual acts or may just as well not, homosexuality being but one of the expressions of friendship-eros. The bibliography is German-language (including translations) only, excepting a few non-German standard works. Journal and newspaper articles are not included.
    In six sections, each in author order, with the exception of film and journals, in title order.
    The first section, literature and belles-lettres (Literatur und Dichtung), literature being understood broadly as written works, comprises 85% of the bibliography and has a relatively high representation of the humanities, the arts, sociology, psychology, and political literature, and relatively low representation of the medical and counseling literature.
    Other sections are: journals and periodicals of scholarly organizations and homosexual groups that produce research or works of thought (as distinct from purely social or entertainment publications); sculpture, listing, by sculptor, works expressive of friendship-eros; painting, pictorial and photographic works, by artist; film; and a list of scholarly institutions and homosexual groups that produce research or works of thought.
    No thematic subject arrangement; however, each entry is marked by one or more of 26 subject keys (a-z) indicating the subject or nature of the work. Most keys represent a particular kind of relationship, such as, pure friendship, lesbian love, homosexual, or father-son. Some categories will be scarcely comprehensible to contemporary readers, such as, soulful world of youth. Exceptional also in that it includes many works published before WWI.


  1. An annotated bibliography of gay and lesbian readings for social workers, other helping professionals and consumers of services. Judith A. B. Lee, editor. [2nd ed.]
    East Rockaway, NY: Cummings & Hathaway, c1991.
    SocWkRef Z 7164 .S42 A55 1991

    A bibliography of readings (compiled by social work educators) including books, journal articles, research studies, and informative pamphlets for the benefit, education, and use of social work educators and practitioners.
    Well-organized subject divisions define the general (history, attitudes, counseling...) and life course (families, adolescence, relationships, aging...) issues significant to gay and lesbian life; health and civil rights concerns of gays and lesbians. Issues sections are divided into general (the gay and lesbian situation) and intervention (the social worker response and interaction); and each of those sections divided by annotated books, annotated articles, and unannotated books and articles; presumably, the annotated citations being of more direct usefulness.
    Annotations discuss the core content and, in the case of research, the outcome.

    As expected, the bibliography draws heavily on counseling/therapy sources, and writings sympathetic to and supportive of gays and lesbians, such as, personal narratives, self-help titles, and reviews of the problems and issues likely to be faced by gays and lesbians. Contemporary, U. S. focus.

  2. Berg, Steven L.
    The NALGAP annotated bibliography: resources on alcoholism, substance abuse, and lesbians/gay men.
    By Steven L. Berg, Dana Finnegan, and Emily McNally.
    Fort Wayne: The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholism Professionals, 1987.
    SocWkRef HQ 76.25 .B47 1987

    A comprehensive (English-language), annotated bibliography of over 900 titles on chemical addiction among gays and lesbians. Titles include books, essays in books, journal articles, pamphlets, conference papers, dissertations, theses and manuscripts. Unpublished materials cited are available from The National Association of Lesbian and Gay Alcoholism Professionals, NALGAP.
    Arranged in 3 sections: 1) Resources on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Lesbians/Gay Men; 2) Selected Bibliography on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and 3) Selected Bibliography on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Section 1 (705 entries) is intended to meet the needs of practitioners working with gays and lesbians. The gay/lesbian issues section (section 2) is further subdivided (parents of gays, religion, literature...) and is intended to inform practitioners about gay concerns generally (apart from substance abuse), so that they may interact more effectively with gay and lesbian clients. Section 3 (44 entries) provides information sources to gay and lesbian clients. An addendum (105 entries) supplements the main body of the work.
    Provided with 2 indexes: author/name index to titles cited and their annotations; and a title index to citations and titles mentioned in annotations. Introductory material includes a very brief history of NALGAP.

  3. A Bibliography; a Project of the Young Lesbian Leadership Lending Library, Debra Dove director.
    Yakima, WA: Empowerment Safety Respect Programs, Outreach to Rural Youth-Washington, [1996]
    SuzRef Z 7164 .H74 B5 1996

    A bibliography intended for readers seeking self-edification on matters concerning lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender life and issues, especially with the aim of self-empowerment and improved relationships among gay and non-gay family members, friends and co-workers. Accordingly, the titles selected offer positive and sensitive views that encourage acceptance and respect.
    Arranged in 8 sections: 1) the workplace, 2) people of color, 3) parents, 4) youth, 5) children's books, 6) transgendered/transsexual people, 7) the "coming out" process, and 8) biographies. The last section, "biographies" simply lists prominent gay, lesbian and bisexual persons about whom most libraries could provide information and biographical studies.
    Each section begins with a list of books followed by that list with each title annotated. Annotations describe content and evaluate usefulness with regard to the aim of the bibliography.

    A Bibliography: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Education

  4. Denny, Dallas.
    Gender dysphoria: a guide to research.
    NY: Garland, 1994.
    (Garland gay and lesbian studies, v. 10)
    SocWkRef Z 6665.7 .G44 D446 1994

    An impressive, lengthy, but difficult to use bibliography on gender dysphoria (transsexualism) and closely related concerns that draws heavily on the social science and medical literature, more so, the latter.
    The body of the work is not arranged by subject, but by form: 1) books, 2) journal articles and book chapters, 3) legal cases, and 4) the popular press. Sporadic annotations (less than 10% of entries) are welcome when they occur.
    Provided with 3 appendices: Appendix 1: "Topics" is the only subject approach to the work, and has numerous and excellent subject divisions, most of which are medical, but some of which are social (identity, attitudes toward gender dysphoria...) with "homosexuality," "transvestism," "cross-cultural studies," and "sociological studies," probably being the most useful to gay and lesbian studies. Highly frustrating, the topics appendix is neither in alphabetical order, nor is it introduced by a table of topic headings; consequently, effective use requires inordinate patience and is by no means assured at that.
    Appendix 2: Standards of Care is a reprint of a document, "The Hormonal and Surgical Sex Reassignment of Gender Dysphoric Persons," adopted by the Harry Benjamin International Gender Dysphoria Association. The document serves as a guideline for most practitioners in the field and establishes definitions, principles and standards for sex reassignment.
    Appendix 3: List of Resources is a directory of Professional Organizations, and National and Regional Consumer Organizations concerned with gender education. Each entry notes the nature and services of the organization.
    Work has neither author nor title index.

  5. Gay & Lesbian Issues: Abstracts of the Psychological and Behavioral Literature, 1985-1996.
    Editors, Clinton W. Anderson and Amanda R. Adley.
    Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association, c1997.
    SuzRef Z 7164 .H74 G39 1997

    A printed bibliography derived from PsychINFO and PsychLIT online (the electronic version of Psychological Abstracts) that reproduces records of 1,398 journal abstracts, 293 dissertations, 207 books, and 469 chapters in books, indexed from 1985 through 1996; covers a wide-range of psychological and behavioral topics with studies of prejudice, discrimination, development, social, and identity issues especially well represented. A quick way to review more than a decade of the scholarly literature in psychology.
    Arranged by publication type, the work requires the use of the author or subject index, the latter based on the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 7th ed., an excellent thesaurus but for the fact that no distinction is made between lesbians and gay men; both appear under the heading 'Homosexuality.' Avoidance of the term 'gay' results in some odd phrases such as 'Homosexual Liberation Movement.'
    There are two appendices, one detailing the search strategy resulting in this bibliography, and another to be used if an update were desired.

  6. Koskovich, Gerard.
    The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: an Annotated Bibliography of Nonfiction Sources in English

    A superior work. Independent scholar, Gerard Koskovich, has combed through the English-language literature on homosexuals and the Nazis, and compiled a 76-entry bibliography of books, booklets, essays in books, and journal and newspaper articles (including those of the gay press). Additionally he has included two documentary films/videos and two unpublished oral histories (in the Archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum).
    The annotations are exacting, critical, informative, and often lengthy as the contents require. Many of the annotations include important links to related sources. This bibliography performs an important service to this as yet, in many ways, obscure and obscured subject matter.
    The bibliography is an ongoing and actively developed project. (Reviewed 5-26-98)

  7. Lesbian Mothers and Their Children: an Annotated Bibliography of Legal and Psychological Materials. Edited by Donna J. Hitchens, Ann G. Thomas.
    San Francisco, CA: Lesbian Rights Project, 1980.
    SuzStx Z 7164 .H74 L47 1980

    This bibliography concerns the legal and psychological/sociological status of lesbians, lesbian relationships, lesbian mothers, and children of lesbian mothers; and draws mainly on the legal and scholarly literature published as legal cases (custody suits), books, and journal articles; in two sections: legal materials and psychological/sociological studies. English only.
    The legal materials identified are: A) legal cases, B) law journal articles, and C) non-legal sources. The psychological/sociological materials concern: A) lesbian mental health, B) lesbian relationships, C) lesbians as mothers, and D) children of lesbians. Entries, including legal cases, are fully cited.
    Annotations are clear, to the point, and descriptive, including for legal cases and research: the issues involved, the findings, and the outcomes. Primarily U. S.

  8. Maggiore, Dolores J.
    Lesbianism: an annotated bibliography and guide to the literature, 1976-1991.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1992.
    SuzRef Z 7164 .S42 M34 1992

    A bibliography of more than 350 titles addressing the social science literature related to lesbians. In five sections: 1) the individual lesbian (identity and self-labeling), 2) minorities within the lesbian community, 3) lesbian families, 4) oppression, and 5) health. Mainly journal articles and books; U. S. focus; English-language sources only; omits cross-cultural studies and highly technical/narrowly specialized studies. Paragraph-length annotations describe the content and, in case of research, the outcome.
    The bibliography is developed from a lesbian-affirming and in the "oppression" section from a lesbian-feminist perspective; each subject section concludes with a list of organizations helpful to lesbians for the concerns of the respective subject.
    Section 6 has a very limited list of bookstores, newspapers and directories, and an annotated list of six general titles.
    The author, a social worker, has developed her bibliography with the aim of "improving service offered by social workers to the lesbian.;" and this aim is much enhanced by lengthy introductory essays on recent trends in lesbian life, an overview of the findings (an excellent review discussing the main features of the literature cited), and an assessment of the current state of lesbian life with regard to future trends.
    This edition updates and augments the edition of 1988 which covers the literature of 1976-1988. Most citations were carried over to the 1992 edition.

  9. Porter, Jack Nusan.
    Sexual politics in the Third Reich: the persecution of the homosexuals during the holocaust. Rev. ed.
    Newton, MA: Spencer Press, 1995.
    SuzStx D810 .H6 P678 1995

    This resource is highly idiosyncratic (defying description) in its arrangement and in the predictability of its contents; additional problems emerge in its low technical quality, its lack of proof-reading, and the frequent lack or incompleteness of its source citations, and its frequent reprints from secondary sources, some of which are already easily available.
    The most valuable part of the work from a reference point of view is its 13-page selected bibliography; some of the citations have brief annotations; many of the works cited do not deal explicitly with the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis, but rather with the Nazis generally or with homosexuality in Germany before the rise of Hitler.
    Scattered in no perceptible order are reprints of photos, maps, charts, quotes, articles, personal information (the compiler), highly editorialized commentary, and an introduction which appears about midway in the work. No table of contents, no index.
    Although the usefulness is limited to the most persistent researcher tracking every scrap of information and bibliographic lead, this work is justifiable due to the seriousness of the topic and the still profound lack of sources.

  10. Ridinger, Robert B. Marks.
    The gay and lesbian movement: references and resources.
    NY: G. K. Hall; London: Prentice Hall International, [1996]
    SuzRef HQ 76.5 .R53 1996

    An annotated bibliography of the gay and lesbian movement in the U. S. with a few important references to the historical movement in Germany until its demise under National Socialism. The movement is construed widely including not only political efforts and actions, but also policy issues, legal struggles, institutional conflicts, and significant developments in gay and lesbian social history, both national and regional.
    The bibliography (1,939 entries) draws primarily on English language sources and includes books, dissertations, journal and newspaper articles, documentary films, essays in books, and published interviews. Extensive inclusion of the gay and lesbian press.
    The bibliography is divided into two major sections, the first chronologically by historical period, and the second heirarchically by region and city; the latter section comprises well over 60% of the work and consists mainly of gay/lesbian journal and article sources, such as the Washington Blade, Seattle Gay News, The Advocate and many others.
    The historical divisions of the first section are:
    1) 1864-1939: the early German movement, 2) 1929-1968: the suppression of the German movement and the beginnings of the U. S. movement, and 3) 1969-1993: the post-Stonewall movement arranged by general and documentary works, interviews (by interviewee), national organizations (by organization); the marches on Washington, and the NAMES Project Quilt.
    The annotations are especially noteworthy being of sufficient breadth, depth, and detail to describe and contextualize the content of the item cited.
    The bibliography has an extensive index including persons as authors and subjects, organizations, titles (works indexed), and thematic subjects keyed to citation number. A list of national and regional gay and lesbian newspapers indexed precedes the index.

  11. Ridinger, Robert B. Marks.
    The homosexual in society: an annotated bibliography.
    SuzRef, BotRef Z 7164 .S42 R5 1990

    A bibliography (1,583 entries) composed primarily of journal articles (1951-1987) arranged in seven subjects related to homophobia and discrimination against gays: 1) Adoption/Foster Care, 2) Child Custody, 3) The Military, 4) Employment Discrimination, 5) Censorship, 6) Religion, and 7) Police Attitudes and Actions. Primarily U. S.
    Journals indexed include three gay titles, The Advocate, The Ladder, and The Mattachine Review; legal journals; Time, Newsweek; and occasionally other newsstand journals. English language only. A handful of books are included, mainly in the Religion section.
    Highly useful, paragraph-length annotations summarize the contents for each entry. Entries for each section are in chronological order inviting a historical review of the literature.
    Index covers the annotations as well as the citations and indexes authors, persons as subjects, events, institutions and organizations, geographic locations as subject, titles, topics, and formal legal case titles.

  12. Sexual orientation and the law: a selective bibliography on homosexuality and the law, 1969-1988.
    Standing Committee on Lesbian and Gay issues, Contemporary Social Problems SIS. American Association of Law Libraries. [second draft]
    [Chicago, IL?]: American Association of Law Libraries, [1989]
    LawStx KF 4754.5 .A1 S49 1989

    A 40-page, English-language bibliography (mostly U. S.) on legal concerns of lesbians and gays. Limited to works of legal/gay substance. No popular or tangential literature. In five sections: 1) general works on sexual orientation and the law, 2) legal status including criminal law and constitutional/privacy rights, 3) discrimination in employment, church, education, military, government benefits, and immigration, 4) family issues - marriage, dissolution, cohabitation, child custody and visitation, parenting, adoption, foster care, and artificial insemination, and 5) AIDS- constitutional/privacy rights, workplace, and tort liability. Includes books, symposia, films, and articles.
    Part 1 concludes with a directory to legal organizations concerned with gay issues.

  13. Sullivan, Gerard.
    "A bibliographic guide to government hearings and reports, legislative action, and speeches made in the House and Senate of the United States Congress on the subject of homosexuality."
    In: Bashers, baiters & bigots: homophobia in American society, pp. 135-189 which was originally published as: Homophobia: An Overview (Haworth, 1984)
    Note: also appeared in: Journal of Homosexuality. v.10, n.1/2, Fall, 1984.
    NY: Harrington Park Press, c1985.
    UglStx, SocWk HQ 76.3 .U5 H635 1985

    A bibliography in chronological order (1921, 1948-1983) of reports, bills, resolutions, remarks, hearings, executive orders, monographs, petitions, and articles cited; U. S. federal level; does not include court cases or military regulations.
    Document citations are annotated with brief content notes.

  14. Watts, Tim J.
    Gay couples and the law: a bibliography.
    Monticello, IL: Vance Bibliographies, [1990]
    SuzStx Z 7164 .S42 W37 1990

    A bibliography on legal concerns of gay and lesbian couples including same-sex marriage; child custody, foster parenting, and adoption; partnership agreements; property and spousal/partnership rights and benefits; immigration; and privacy issues.
    In two sections: books (25 entries); and journal and newspaper articles (128 entries mainly from law journals), published between 1973 and 1990.
    No topic subdivisions. Not annotated. Not indexed. English language only. U.S. focus.

  15. Williams, Peggy.
    Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals.
    [Produced by Peggy Williams, Ray Qualls, and David Wilson, editors]
    [Rockville, Md.?]: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U. S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, [1994]
    (Alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs resource guide. DHHS publication; no.(SMA) 94-2097)
    Government Publications Gov Doc# HE 20.8008:AL 1/11

    This resource guide on substance abuse among gays, lesbians, and bisexuals is arranged in 3 parts: Prevention Materials (14 entries); Studies, Articles & Reports on Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals (over 80 entries); and Groups, Organizations and Programs for lesbians, Gay Men, and bisexuals (4 pages)
    The Prevention Materials section is intended for substance abusers and the public as a (preventive, supportive) education tool, and cites varieties of formats, such as, videos, newsletters, directories and pamphlets. Each entry notes the date, length, topic, specific target audience, setting, readability level, and document availability; each annotated with a brief description of content.
    The Studies section includes primarily journal articles, but also proceedings and conference papers. Lengthy annotations fully describe, and in the case of research, evaluate each study. Covers all social aspects (as well as assessment and treatment) of substance abuse, such as, counseling, services, education, access issues, relationships, and co-dependency. Includes lesbian-specific titles.
    Part 3 is an unannotated directory of gay supportive health, social, educational and human rights organizations.

  16. Young, Ian.
    The AIDS dissidents: an annotated bibliography.
    Metuchen, N.J.: Scarcecrow Press, 1993.
    SuzRef Z6664 .A27 Y68 1993

    A 737-entry bibliography of books, pamphlets, audiotapes, articles and periodicals on dissident views on AIDS causes, transmission, diagnoses, treatments, therapies, education, prevention, funding, and policies. Dissident views mean those not held by and sometimes contrary to those of the powerful medical, pharmaceutical, political, social and religious establishments. Many of the entries deal with holistic, naturopathic, and spiritual therapies, and would apply as well to cancer dissidents, or with health care reformers generally; but clearly many arise from conflicts with the prevailing establishment perceptions of gays and AIDS as a gay disease with the consequent distortions, marginalizations, and depreciations in AIDS support, treatment and research.
    Arranged by kind of publication, the bibliography is arranged in four parts: Part I, books and pamphlets with no subject division; Part II, audiotapes; Part III, articles (newspapers and journals) in 22 subject divisions, the most applicable to gay studies being "Activism," "Cultural Issues and the Media, " and "Policies and Politics," and Part IV, periodicals.
    Each entry in Part I (books) has a lengthy and thorough summary preceded by a core quotation from the book itself. Entries in other parts often lack annotations altogether or have, at best, telegraphic contents notes. Sources include a wide variety of trade, alternative, scientific, newsstand, organization, and gay community publications. English only. Primarily U.S.
    Concludes with five dissident documents and an index to titles in Part I. A subject index would have greatly increased the value of the bibliography.

note: for bio-bibliographical works, see Literature section in Part One (Reference Works) of this bibliography.

  1. Brantenberg, Gerd et al.
    "Annotert bibliografi over lesbisk litteratur i Skandinavia 1900-1984."
    In: Pa sporet av den tapte lyst: kjaerlighet mellom kvinner som litteraert motiv.
    By Gerd Brantenberg et al., pp. 137-[214]
    Oslo: Aschenhoug, 1986.
    SuzStx PT 7048 .P36 1986

    Gerd Brantenberg, leading exponent of lesbian-feminism, concludes her monographic study of lesbian themes in literature with a significantly lengthy, annotated bibliography of lesbian-themed literature (belles-lettres, biography, autobiography) in Scandinavia (Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish works; original and in translation into those languages), 1900-1984. Books only.
    Each entry is designated H (lesbian main theme) or B (lesbian secondary and/or implicit theme). The paragraph-length annotations (in Norwegian) focus on the major concerns and situations from a lesbian-feminist perspective. The bibliography is preceded by a chronology of lesbian-themed works, foreign and Scandinavian, in parallel columns (pp. 113-121); and an unannotated list of secondary literature (pp. 124-126)

  2. Foster, Jeannette H. (Jeannette Howard)
    Sex variant women in literature.
    1st Naiad Press edition. Afterword and Addenda by Barbara Grier.
    Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, 1985.
    note: originally published by Vantage Press, 1956.
    SpecColl Book Arts PN 56 .L45 F6 1985
    Ugl PN 56 .S53 F6 1956a (Diana Press edition, 1975)

    The first authoritative history (1956) of sex variant (lesbian and/or gender transgressive) women in literature. It focuses on imaginative literature with cursory discussion of the most significant nonbelletristic, primarily psychological, writings.
    Its index and base-line bibliographies make it important as a reference work. The index includes proper names, titles, and thematic subjects. The three-part bibliography covers 1) primary belletristic writings including some biography and critical writing (324 entries), 2) bibliography, biographical, historical, and critical material (218 entries), and 3) scientific and psychiatric material (304 entries); the last named includes some journal articles, and all parts have some non-English titles.
    Barbara Grier, who herself has become a notable bibliographer of the writings of sex variant women, has enriched the reprintings of this work with an afterword and update bibliographies, namely, titles appearing between 1955-1974 and 1975-1984.

  3. Furtado, Ken.
    Gay and lesbian American plays: an annotated bibliography.
    By Ken Furtado and Nancy Hellner.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1993.
    DramaStx Z 1229 .G25 F87 1993

    A bibliography, alphabetical by author, of over 700 English-language (mostly U. S.) plays that have major gay or lesbian characters and/or primary gay or lesbian themes.
    Each entry includes author, title; number of acts, characters, interior and exterior settings; plot synopsis; and, as applicable, location and date of first production, production information, how to obtain, book title and date of publication, name and address of playwright's agent and name of composer, score format and availability (musicals).
    Concludes with index of plays by title with codes for category (comedy, major lesbian themes or characters, coming out themes...); list of incomplete plays, author and title only; three directories: 1) agents, 2) playwrights, and 3) theaters; and a brief bibliography of books about gay/lesbian theater and drama.See also, in this section.: Helbing. Gay Theatre Alliance Directory of Gay Plays.

  4. Garber, Eric.
    Uranian worlds: a guide to alternative sexuality in science fiction, fantasy and horror. 2nd ed. By Eric Garber and Lyn Paleo. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall, c1990.
    SuzRef Z 6514 .C5 S43 1990

    An annotated bibliography (935 titles) of the images of and attitudes toward homosexuality and homosexuals including intimate homosocial relationships, androgynes, and transsexuals in science fiction and fantasy broadly conceived to include imaginary voyages; and horror, disaster, utopian and supernatural fiction.
    Arranged by author (with cross-references to pseudonyms or joint authors as needed), each title is annotated by a paragraph-length description concentrating on the homosexual aspect of the setting, characters, and plot; some include evaluative, "liberationist" comment. Each entry provided with one or more of 6 codes indicating kind of homosexual content, such as, major lesbian content, alien sexuality, ... No index by code. About 10% of the author sections conclude with useful bio-bibliographical notes.
    The author's essay-length preface describes the aims and nature of the work; and comments on the history of homosexuality and its related themes in science fiction. Two essay-length introductions by respected and prolific science fiction authors, Samuel R. Delaney and Joanna Russ, respectively, discuss and analyze the development and significance of homosexual themes and characters in science fiction.
    Concludes with three appendices: 1) selected anthologies, 2) selected films and videos; and 3) selected fan organizations; and three indexes: 1) chronological index (by year), 2) alphabetical index to titles (including those in anthologies), and 3) index to biographical notes.

  5. Garde, Noel I.
    The homosexual in literature: a chronological bibliography, circa 700 B. C.-1958.
    NY: Village Press, 1959.
    OCLC 1599387 or 16969349

    The earliest bibliography that attempts comprehensive inclusion of male homosexuality as character or theme in novels, poems, short stories, plays, and fictional biography; in chronological order; books and anthologies only; over 600 entries.
    Arranged in two sections: 'primary' (central, clearly homosexual character or homosexuality as intrinsic or central theme) with 169 entries; and 'other than primary' (not clearly defined) consisting of over 400 unnumbered entries. The 'other than primary' entries are further defined by six degrees or homosexual content ranging from 'a' (substantial, explicit homosexual content) to 'f' (false suspicion of homosexuality). Entries in both sections are further annotated by four degrees of substantiality (not clearly defined) of homosexual content designated by asterisks (three to no asterisks). A late 20th century view sould probably understand designations 'c' to 'f' or one to no asterisk as 'subtext,' but the correspondencewould be by no means exact. Short stories anthologized are individually represented; poems in anthologies are not.
    The work concludes with five indexes: 1) geographic locale, 2) special locale (school, prison...), 3) professions and occupations, 4) special roles (husband, friend...) and 5) well-known or noteworthy authors.

  6. The gay & lesbian theatrical legacy: a biographical dictionary of major figures in American stage history in the pre-Stonewall era. Edited by Billy J. Harbin, Kim Marra, and Robert A. Schanke.
    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005.
    Drama PN 2286.5 .G38 2005

    Signed biographies, three to five pages in length, of over 110 lgbt theater persons, theater being widely construed to include movies, composers, critics, and singers, before 1969 (Stonewall), that being a major pivot between the possibility of being publicly "out" and the necessity of the "closet." Biographies include discussion of major contributions to theatrical life, gay thematic content in work, and gay relationships; each entry concludes with bibliographical references; some entries with photographs. Reliable, objective, well-supported articles.
    Concludes with a list of biographees by occupation (composers, designers, critics...), brief identifications of the contributors, and an index of personal names mentioned in the articles.

  7. Grier, Barbara.
    The lesbian in literature. 3rd ed.
    Tallahassee, FL: Naiad Press, 1981.
    SuzStx Z 5866 .L4 D3 1981

    A comprehensive, English-language only (including translations) bibliography of worthy fictional, poetic, dramatic, biographic, and autobiographic works that have lesbian characters or themes, major, minor, or "latent," i.e., not explicit, but inviting lesbian interpretation.
    Each entry (by author) is rated two ways: 1) A (major lesbian character or theme), B (minor), C (latent), or T (trash), and 2) no star to three stars, no star being not especially noteworthy, 1 to 3 stars indicating appreciable quality, with 3 stars being the highest quality. Quality refers to treatment of the lesbian aspect, not necessarily to the literary quality as such. Numerous photographs of authors enhance the work. No title index.
    This edition updates, augments, but does not supersede the 1st (1967) and 2nd (1975) editions; in particular, "trashy" fiction was often deleted.

  8. Gunn, Drewey Wayne.
    The gay male sleuth in print and film: a history and annotated bibliography.
    Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
    UglStx PS 374 .D4 G85 2005

    Part I is a 114-page review of gay male sleuth history, 1953-2004, divided into periods of gay American history, then addressing thematic schemes, sleuths in comics, movies, TV, and stage, and concludes with an examination of general characteristics of the gay sleuth; Parts II and III are bibliographies (English language only including translations) of the gay male sleuth in print and in film, respectively; alphabetically by author, then title. Each entry has a brief descriptive annotation concerning major characters and plot features. Cites more than 600 novels, over 100 movies, and nearly 20 television or video series.
    Parts II and III are further subdivided into more specific areas, e.g., sleuths in novels, and sleuths in erotic videos. Some attention to nonsleuth police officers, spies, and the like. Concludes with an appendix of resources annotated; the Lambda Literary Awards for Best Gay Men's Mystery (1988-2004); and index of authors, creators, titles, and subjects.

  9. Horner, Tom.
    Homosexuality and the Judeo-Christian tradition: an annotated bibliography.
    [Philadelphia]: American Theological Library Assn.; Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981.
    SuzRef Z7164 .S42 H67 1981

    Bibliography (459 entries) of homosexuality viewed with regard to the "Judeo-Christian tradition," arranged by publication type: 1) books, including novels and personal narratives, journal articles (excluding book reviews & newspaper articles), 3) pamphlets and papers including reports by religious bodies, and 4) bibliographies. English only. Some sources are gender studies that include discussion of homosexuality.
    Concise, non-evaluative annotations describe the general content and/or point of view of the works cited. A few entries, those not examined by the compiler, lack annotations. Two appendices: A) a list of Biblical references to homosexuality in two parts, explicit and alleged, and B) a list of periodicals of gay religious organizations.

  10. Helbing, Terry.
    Gay Theatre Alliance Directory of Gay Plays.
    Compiled and ed. and with an introduction.
    NY: JH Press, 1980.
    DramaRef PS338 .H66 H4 1980

    Covers English-language plays with major gay characters and themes. Title order entries include author, drama type, number of acts, number of male and female characters, number of interior and exterior settings, very brief plot synopsis, and as applicable, production and publication history, book title, amateur royalties, name and address of agent, and score (musical) availability.
    Concludes with: Appendix A: "Lost Plays" by title with author; Appendix B: "Gay Theatre Companies" (as of December, 1979) with addresses; index of playwrights, directory survey form; Gay Theatre Alliance statement of purpose, future plans, and directory of its regional coordinators with addresses. No thematic index. See also, in this section: Furtado. Gay and Lesbian American Plays.

  11. Kuda, Marie J.
    Women loving women: a select and annotated bibliography of women loving women in literature. [Edited by Marie J. Kuda]
    Chicago: Lavender Press, 1974.
    SuzRef Z 5866 .L4 K8

    A bibliography of about 200 lesbian-interest works in English fiction, poetry, biography, and autobiography. The title may be broadly interpreted to include abiding friendships and intense relationships between women. Annotations clarify the love content.

  12. Lobban, Marjorie
    Out of the closet and into the classroom: homosexuality in books for young people. 2nd ed.
    By Marjorie Lobban and Laurel A. Clyde.
    Port Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Thorpe; Deakin, ACT, Australia: ALIA Press, 1996.
    ChildLitRef Z1037 .C59 1996

    A bibliography of 193 recent, mostly fiction books written expressly for young people and having clearly identifiable homosexual characters or incidents. By author. Each selection is annotated by a concise and clear synopsis of themes and action and is, as available, accompanied by a graphic of the book cover.
    Appendices include several lists: 1) stories with homosexual main characters, 2) stories with homosexual supporting characters, 3) stories with homosexual background characters, 4) stories which mention homosexuality or use homosexual terms, 5) proportion of male to female characters, 6) gender of characters by gender of author, 7) chronological list of titles, and 8) number of titles published per year.
    A short bibliography of reference sources and a title index conclude the work. Useful to educators, librarians, and persons seeking works of homosexual thematic interest for young readers.
    The 2nd edition updates and supercedes the lst edition published in 1992. The 1st edition annotated 120 titles.

    Table synoptique de references a l'amour masculin: auteurs grecs et latins.
    (guide to the primary classical bibliography, in the GENERAL bibliography section) -------------------------------------------------------------------

  13. Young, Ian.
    The male homosexual in literature: a bibliography; with essays by Ian Young, Graham Jackson, and Rictor Norton. 2nd ed.
    Metuchen, N. J.: Scarecrow Press, 1982.
    SuzRef Z 6514 .C5 S47 1982

    A bibliography (4,275 entries) of gay male fiction, poetry, drama (including filmscripts), and autobiography, English-language only. Each entry is by author (or title of anthology or anonymous work) with title and imprint; each entry designated by genre designation. Those deemed most significant are starred. Anthologies are annotated by contributors, but do not list the specific titles anthologized.
    The bibliography is followed by 5 essays: histories of the gay novel, drama, and poetry; a review of censorship in the criticism of gay literature; and an historical review of the publication of gay literature.
    Concludes with a title index and an anthology title index. Excludes lesbian titles (unless there is gay male content), pulp fiction, biographies, periodicals contents (with a few exceptions in the first edition), and all non-fiction except autobiography. The second edition supercedes the first edition (1975), except for those few titles published in periodicals that had been included in the first edition.


  1. Williams, Jean Balch.
    Homosexuality in nonhuman primates: a bibliography, 1940-1992.
    Seattle: Primate Information Center, Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington, [1992]
    NatSci Z 7996 .P85 W525 1992

    A bibliography of 153 citations from the bio- and behavioral sciences literature, exploring both homosexual social behavior and correlative physiology and biochemistry of nonhuman primates, in captivity and the wild. Includes journal articles, essays in books, dissertations, and proceedings.
    Concludes with a primate index arranged heirarchically by classification. No introductory matter. No annotations.

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