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
The Lavender Scare
The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government
David K. Johnson
Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman
Women in Pants
Manly Maidens, Cowgirls, and Other Renegades
Catherine Smith and Cynthia Greig
Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
A.B. Christa Schwarz
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
The Rise of the Gay & Lesbian Press in America
This feature originally appeared in Q magazine. Read the full issue below, and pick up a new edition each week.