LGBTQ Titles (with notes)

LGBTQ Titles (with notes)

Sorted by Call Number / Author
305.235 NIK

Nikkah, John. Our boys speak : adolescent boys write about their inner lives. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.
Presents the writings of twentieth-century American boys age twelve through eighteen, including essays, poems, diary entries, and stories on topics such as friendship, family struggles, first love, violence, homosexuality, and other concerns.

305.9 SEA

Sears, James T., 1951- (James Thomas). Growing up gay in the South : race, gender, and journeys of the spirit. New York : Harrington Park Press, c1991.

305.9 SUT

Sutton, Roger. Hearing us out : voices from the gay and lesbian community. 1st ed. Boston : Little, Brown, c1994.

306.76 HUE

Huegel, Kelly, 1974-. GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning) : the survival guide for queer & questioning teens. Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Pub., c2003.
Describes the challenges faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teens, offers practical advice, real-life experiences, and accessible resources and support groups.

306.76 MAR

Marcus, Eric. What if someone I know is gay? : answers to questions about what it means to be gay and lesbian. 1st Simon Pulse ed., Rev. and updated. New York : Simon Pulse, 2007.
Answers questions about homosexuality, covering such themes as friends and family, God and religion, dating, sex, marriage and children, school issues, and discrimination.

306.766 HOM

Homosexuality. ed. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2006.

306.874 LAS

LaSala, Michael C. Coming out, coming home : helping families adjust to a gay or lesbian child. New York : Columbia University Press, c2010.
Offers parents and siblings of gay and lesbian children advice on how they can cope with and accept their loved one's sexuality, with real life examples demonstrating how families protect their offspring and help them through gay and lesbian struggles.

306.9 TWO

Two teenagers in twenty : writings by gay and lesbian youth. 1st ed. Boston : Alyson Publications, 1994.

342.7308 HOM

Homosexuality. Detroit, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, c2007.
States can outlaw sodomy: Bowers v. Hardwick (1986) : The court's decision, States may pass laws against sodomy even if the laws are restricted to sodomy between members of the same sex / Byron White ; Dissenting opinion, laws against sodomy or other consensual sexual acts violate the most fundamental rights of privacy / Harry Blackmun ; Bower actually cost the victor more that the loser / Laura Douglas-Brown -- Gay people may not be singled out for discrimination: Romer v. Evans (1996) : The court's decision, states cannot violate equal protection simply because they disapprove of gays / Anthony Kennedy ; Dissenting opinion, the court is substituting its own elitist views for the will of the people / Antonin Scalia ; Striking down Amendment 2 is not justified / Jeffery Rosen ; Romer was not a progressive as it seemed / Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price -- Sodomy laws are unconstitutional: Lawrence v. Texas (2003) : The court's decision, Bowers was wrong / Anthony Kennedy ; Dissenting opinion, Bowers was right / Antonin Scalia ; The court is challenging traditional morality, and rightly so / Edward Lazarus ; The court cannot create a rights to consensual sex / Robert P. George -- The question of same-sex marriage: Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (2003) : The courts decision, Massachusetts cannot restrict marriage to heterosexual couples / Margaret H. Marshall ; Dissenting opinion, the courts have no right to redefine marriage / Robert J. Cordy ; The case for marriage / Andrew Sullivan ; Same-sex marriage advocates will continue to push for a wider application of Goodridge Stanley Kurtz. Explores the issue of homosexuality with expert opinions in a pro/con format that encourages critical thinking.

741.5 MUR

Murakami, Maki. Gravitation. Los Angeles : Tokyopop, c2003.
Shuichi Shindou has always dreamed of being a rock star, and when he meets Eiri Yuki, he thinks he's finally found his chance at stardom.

811 MER

Merrell, Billy. Talking in the dark : a poetry memoir. New York : PUSH/Scholastic, c2003.
Presents a collection of poems by Billy Merrell in which he explores themes of love, sadness, and happiness.


Miller, Calvin Craig, 1954-. No easy answers : Bayard Rustin and the civil rights movement. 1st ed. Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., c2005.
Tells the life story of American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, describing his pacifism, his work with such figures as Martin Luther King, Jr., and A. Philip Randolph, and the challenges he faced within the activist community because of his homosexuality.


Collins, B. R. The traitor game. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Fifteen-year-old Michael and his friend Francis both feel betrayed when someone at their private school learns of Evgard, a secret fantasy world they created together, but when a sadistic bully becomes involved in Michael's plan for revenge, the boys and Evgard itself face grave danger.


Freymann-Weyr, Garret, 1965-. My heartbeat. New York : Speak, 2004, c2002.
Fourteen-year-old Ellen, totally in love with her adored big brother Link's longtime best friend James, sets off a disturbing chain of events when it is suggested to her that Link and James might be a couple.


Going, K. L. (Kelly L.). King of the screwups. Boston : Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Liam Geller is one of the most popular boys in school but can't seem to do anything right in the eyes of his father; so he goes to live with his homosexual, rocker uncle who helps him to understand that there is much more to him than his father will ever see.


Goldman, Steven, 1964-. Two parties, one tux, and a very short film about the Grapes of wrath. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Mitch, a shy and awkward high school junior, negotiates the difficult social situations he encounters, both with girls and with his best friend David, after David reveals to him that he is gay.


Harmon, Michael B. The last exit to normal. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2008.
Yanked out of his city life and plunked down in a small Montana town with his newly outed father and his father's boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Ben, angry and resentful about the changed circumstances of his life, begins to notice something is not quite right with the little boy next door and determines to figure out what is going on.


Kluger, Steve. My most excellent year : a novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park. New York : Dial Books, c2008.
Three teenagers in Boston narrate their experiences of a year of new friendships, first loves, and coming into their own.


Myracle, Lauren, 1969-. Kissing Kate. New York : Speak, 2004, c2003.
Sixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party and Lissa does not know what to do, until she gets help from an unexpected new friend.


Newbery, Linda. The shell house. 1st Laurel-Leaf ed. New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2004, c2002.
Greg and his friend Faith find themselves drawn to the ruins of Graveney Hall, and as they set out to discover the fate of the hall's last heir, they learn some surprising lessons about their own beliefs and lives.


Plum-Ucci, Carol, 1957-. What happened to Lani Garver. 1st Harcourt pbk. ed. Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2004, c2002.
Sixteen-year-old Claire is unable to face her fears about a recurrence of her leukemia, her eating disorder, her need to fit in with the popular crowd on Hackett Island, and her mother's alcoholism until the enigmatic Lani Garver helps her get control of her life at the risk of his own.


St. James, James. Freak show. New York : Speak, 2008, c2007.
Having faced teasing that turned into a brutal attack, Christianity expressed as persecution, and the loss of his only real friend when he could no longer keep his crush under wraps, seventeen-year-old Billy Bloom, a drag queen, decides the only way to become fabulous again is to run for Homecoming Queen at his elite, private school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


Wilson, Martin, 1973-. What they always tell us. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, c2008.
Sixteen-year-old Alex feels so disconnected from his friends that he starts his junior year at a Tuscaloosa, Alabama, high school by attempting suicide, but soon, a friend of his older brother draws him into cross-country running and a new understanding of himself.


Fox, Paula. The eagle kite : a novel. New York : Orchard Books, c1995.
Liam's father has AIDS, and his family cannot talk about it until Liam reveals a secret that he has tried to deny ever since he saw his father embracing another man at the beach.


Frost, Helen, 1949-. Keesha's house. 1st ed. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
Seven teens facing such problems as pregnancy, closeted homosexuality, and abuse each describe in poetic forms what caused them to leave home and where they found home again.


Hartinger, Brent. Geography Club. 1st ed. New York : HarperTempest, c2003.
A group of gay and lesbian teenagers finds mutual support when they form the "Geography Club" at their high school.


Kerr, M.E,. "Hello," I lied : a novel /. New York : Harper Trophy, 1997.
Summering in the Hamptons on the estate of a famous rock star, seventeen-year-old Lang tries to decide how to tell his longtime friends that he is gay, while struggling with an unexpected infatuation with a girl from France.


Koertge, Ronald. The Arizona kid. New York : Avon Flare, 1989.
Sixteen-year-old Billy spends the summer with his gay uncle in Tucson and works at a racetrack where he falls in love with an outspoken horse exerciser named Cara Mae.


Murrow, Liza Ketchum, 1946-. Twelve days in August. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Holiday House, c1993.
Twelve days in August change a sixteen-year-old soccer player's perceptions of himself, his family, girls, and gays.


Myracle, Lauren, 1969-. Kissing Kate. ed. New York : Dutton's Children's Books, c2003.
Sixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party and Lissa does not know what to do, until she gets help from an unexpected new friend.


Sanchez, Alex, 1957-. Getting it. 1st Simon Pulse ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2006.
Hoping to impress a sexy female classmate, fifteen-year-old Carlos secretly hires gay student Sal to give him an image makeover, in exchange for Carlos's help in forming a Gay-Straight Alliance at their Texas high school.


Sones, Sonya. One of those hideous books where the mother dies. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2004.
Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and reluctantly flies to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.


Walker, Kate. Peter. 1st American ed. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
An ordinary fifteen-year-old Australian kid, who enjoys riding his dirt bike and wants to be a photographer, becomes confused about his sexuality when he finds he is attracted to a gay friend of his older brother.

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Encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history in America. New York, N.Y. : Charles Scribner's Sons, c2004.
Contents -- List of maps -- Preface -- Introduction -- Volume 1. A - F -- Volume 2. G - O -- Volume 3. O - Z -- Appendix: Directory of LGBT archives in the United States -- Systematic outline of contents -- Directory of contributors -- Index. A three-volume survey of more than 400 years of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States, presented through over 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Coverage includes people, public policy, economics, social issues, identities, and culture, among many others. For students, researchers, and general readers.