10 LGBTQ histories that are anything but boring old text books

Add this share

We scour the infiinite downloadable or page-flippable library available out there for literary escapes that put a thoroughly readable spin on your queer self-schooling.

We winnowed a long list down to just 10, but it's enough to get you started to supplement your reading list.

Check out these selections, from classics in the movement to graphic depictions, from the systematic shutdown of queers in the McCarthy Era to previously stifled voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the modern LGBTQ Latinx movement, and with definitive titles for each letter in L, G, B, T and Q.

Hidden From History

Reclaiming the Gay & Lesbian Past

Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey

Queer: A Graphic History

Dr. Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

Bisexuality & The Eroticism of Everyday Life

Marjorie Garber

The Lavender Scare

The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

David K. Johnson

Trans Warriors

Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman

Leslie Feinberg

Women in Pants

Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades

Catherine Smith and Cynthia Greig

Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

A.B. Christa Schwarz

Different Daughters

A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement

Marcia M. Gallo

Queer Brown Voices

Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism

Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal Ortiz, editors

Unspeakable

The Rise of the Gay & Lesbian Press in America

Rodger Streitmatter

This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue below, and pick up a new edition each week.

THE LATEST

Double-DJ dance party is just the tip for ‘GayDM’ brand

With a new concept set to expand as the year goes on, a local nightlife promoter helps re-imagine the circuit party and amps it...

Homophobic slurs carved into gay man’s car in Brookhaven

Someone etched “takes dick” into two cars in Brookhaven – one owned by a gay man – and slashed the tires of a vehicle...

The best LGBTQ things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Atlanta is hot in every conceivable way as June celebrations kick into overdrive. Dances, concerts, commemorations, Pride events and your whole gay weekend are...

Couple branches out for all-day brunch with Breakfast Boys cafe

With fingers in pies across LGBTQ Atlanta, Juan and Gee Smalls are predictable in only one way: unpredictability. Earlier this month, the event planners-cum-fundraisers-cum-creators-cum-restauranteurs grabbed...

Q ALTus sweeps in like a storm to beat the heat

It’s impossible to cool down in LGBTQ Atlanta these days. The momentum of recovery is unstoppably hot, and this issue of Q ATLus magazine...
17,446FansLike
7,001FollowersFollow
7,682FollowersFollow

PHOTO GALLERIES