PART TWO: GAYS AND LESBIANS: BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES ANNOTATED
PART ONE: GAYS AND LESBIANS: REFERENCE RESOURCES ANNOTATED
note: includes grants and funding resources
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)
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,
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: http://www.biresource.org/.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: http://www.gayguide.ca
gaycanada.com, 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. http://www.cglbrd.com.
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.
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.
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
The information is richly enhanced throughout by well-chosen bibliography,
thoughtful discussion, lists, annotations, photographs, and, at times, practical
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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:
WEB SEARCH SITES AND PRINTED GUIDES TO WEB/ELECTRONIC INFORMATION
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,
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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
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)
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
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 (http://www.yahoo.com), 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 (http://www.yahoo.com), then click on Society and Culture, then Gender, then Transgendered.
Produced by Yahoo, Inc., Santa Clara, CA. reviewed 2-9-98
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.
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%
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
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.
A basic handbook on gay and lesbian rights (as of 1992) in the U. S., in 8
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.
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...)
"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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
No explanatory or introductory materials other than contents page. Sources not cited, although, when available, title pages are included in the reprints.
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).
Title fully describes the work.
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)
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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)
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)
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."
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
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.
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.
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)
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
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 http:www.nyu.edu/pages/sls/gaywork/gaywkpl.html
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
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.
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. http://www.glba.org/glb_home.htm
Annual directory of the Greater Seattle Business Association members'
gay-owned/gay-friendly businesses and non-profit organizations. By
Consult also the GSBA homepage. http://www.the-gsba.org
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.
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,
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.
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.
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: http://www.workinggroup.org
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.
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,
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, http://www.fdncenter.org, has annotated links to the websites of over 200 foundations.
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.
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.
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
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), http://www.safeschools-wa.org/rg99cont.html, 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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-
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Entries are discursive, often interpretive, and at times downright opinionated, more than the data provided (or not) would allow, e.g., under 'rimming,' "...it 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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;
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
"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: http://euronet.nl/users/mclaren; his e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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.
"Gay video...erotica" means videos in which sex acts are
explicit and primary, with aesthetic, educational and other concerns being
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
Main entry section (1,924 titles) alphabetical by
title. Includes ceased, non-deliverable, name and address only,
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...).
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
PART TWO: GAYS AND LESBIANS: BIBLIOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES ANNOTATED
Massive bibliography (12,794 entries) of writings
on all subjects on homosexuality from earliest times to 1976; includes
essays in books, belles-lettres, scholarly journal articles, and some gay
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
without more refined subject, gender, or geographic breakdowns. Its title
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
for citations relevant to a particular subject and to rely on titles alone for
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.
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.
A bibliography of approximately 500 works in French on homosexuality, 1791
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reprints eight early (1958-1956) gay and lesbian bibliographies,as follows:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
A bibliography of 222 English-language titles arranged
in 4 subject areas: legal, moral, psychological-medical, and social; each
subdivided by form: books, journal articles, and essays in books. Brief
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Indexes 42 early (1947-1982) and often rare U. S. lesbian
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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
An introductory, pathfinder guide to the UCLA Libraries
for students engaged in gay and lesbian studies. Arranged in 14 disciplines
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
Each discipline section concludes with an unannotated list of selected
gay/lesbian titles relevant
to the discipline.
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.
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.
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.
Homosexuality: a select bibliography,
compiled by Umesh D. Sharma and Wilfrid C. Rudy.
Waterloo, Ontario: 1970.
SuzStx WM 615 S531h 1970
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
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
Gay and Lesbian Studies. A Research Guide for the UCLA Libraries. 1990.
MicNews ERIC microfiche ED 328271
Annotations are generally descriptive and often include advice and tips to the user.
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 
HSLICstx ZWM 615 W464b 1964
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.
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.
An introductory, pathfinder guide to the UCLA Libraries
for students engaged in gay and lesbian studies. Arranged in 14 disciplines
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
Each discipline section concludes with an unannotated list of selected
gay/lesbian titles relevant
to the discipline.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Document citations are annotated with brief content notes.
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.
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Signed biographies, three to five pages in length, of over 110 lgbt
theater persons, theater being widely construed to include movies,
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.
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
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.
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.
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
English only. Some sources are gender studies that include discussion of
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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,
Concludes with a primate index arranged heirarchically by classification. No introductory matter. No annotations.