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LGBTQ+ Glossary and Resources

A sampling of just a few of the books, articles, and films we have:

BOOKS (found via the library's catalog and there are many many more! Ask us.)

Before we were trans: a new history of gender.  Kit Heyam, (2022)

Fast Facts about LGBTQ+ care for nurses. Tylet Traister (2022)

Secret City: the hidden history of gay Washington. James Kirchick (2022)

Trans kids: being gendered in the twenty-first century. Tey Meadow (2018).


ARTICLES  (found via the library databases and hundreds more!)  Ask a librarian which database you should use for your topic.  Academic Search Complete is one database we offer that has both scholarly and popular articles on just about everything.

Experience of Violence Among Transgender Women in Puerto Rico: An Underestimated Problem. Rodríguez-Madera, Sheilla L.; Padilla, Mark; Varas-Díaz, Nelson; NeilandsTorstenVasques Guzzi, Ana C.; Florenciani, Ericka J.; Ramos-PibernusAlíxidaJournal of Homosexuality. 2017, Vol. 64 Issue 2.

Transgender, Transsexual, and Gender Queer Individual with a Christian Upbringing: The Process of resolving Conflict Between Gender Identity and Faith. Levy, Denise L.; Lo, Jessica R. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work. Jan-Mar. 2013, Vol. 32 Issue 1.

Changing worldwide attitudes toward homosexuality: The influence of global and region-specific cultures, 19981-2012. Roberts, Louisa L. Social Science Research. May 2019, Vol. 80. 

FILMS (found in Films on Demand & Swank on our database page and hundreds more!)

Vito:  "On June 27, 1969, a police raid on a Greenwich Village gay bar called the Stonewall took a surprising turn when patrons decided to fight back. A new era in the Gay Rights Movement was born and 23-year-old film student Vito Russo was among the crowd. Over the next twenty years until his death from AIDS in 1990, Vito would go on to become one of the most outspoken and inspiring activists in the LGBT community’s fight for equal rights..."

Transcending Gender: Portraits of the Community:  "If the challenges and complexities of a transgendered lifestyle are hard for some people to identify with, firsthand accounts of those experiences may be the best means of creating more understanding..."

Do I sound gay? :  "A look at the stereotype of the "gay voice" examines its connotations in modern society."

Brokeback Mountain:  "A ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy meet on a herding gig and unwittingly fall in love; they separate at the end of the job, but have a long-running affair, while each maintains a heterosexual lifestyle." 

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