LGBTQ+ History Bibliography

Clare Barlow, Queer British Art, 1861-1967 (London: Tate Publishing, 2017)

Heike Bauer and Matt Cook, eds., Queer 1950s: Rethinking Sexuality in the Postwar Years (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)

Robert Beachy, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of Modern Identity (New York: Vintage, 2015)

Peter Boag, Same-Sex Affairs: Constructing and Controlling Homosexuality in the Pacific Northwest (University of California Press, 2003)

John Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century (University of Chicago Press, 1980)

John Boswell, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe (New York: Villard Books, 1994)

Alan Bray, Homosexuality in Renaissance England (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

Jennifer Brier, Infectious Ideas: U.S. Political Responses to the AIDS Crisis (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009)

Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States (Boston: Beacon Press, 2011)

Bernadette J. Brooten, Love Between Women: Early Christian Responses to Female Homoeroticism (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 1990)

Judith Butler, Senses of the Subject (New York: Fordham University Press, 2015)

Judith Butler, Undoing Gender (New York: Routledge, 2004)

George Chauncey, Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 (New York, Basic Books, 1994)

Howard Chiang, Transtopia in the Sinophone Pacific (Columbia University Press, 2021)

Anna Clark, Alternative Histories of the Self: A Cultural History of Sexuality and Secrets, 1762-1917 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017)

Anna Clark, Desire: A History of European Sexuality (New York: Routledge, 2008)

Harry Cocks, Nameless Offences: Speaking of Male Homosexual Desire in Nineteenth-Century England (New York: I.B. Tauris, 2003)

Harry Cocks, Visions of Sodom: Religion, Homoerotic Desire, and the End of the World in England, c. 1550-1850 (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017

Matt Cook, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885-1914 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Matt Cook, Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Douglas Crimp, Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2002)

Louis Crompton, Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-Century England (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985

Louis Crompton, Homosexuality and Civilization (Harvard University Press, 2003)

Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012

Orna Alyagon Darr, Plausible Crime Stories: The Legal History of Sexual Offences in Mandate Palestine (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

John D’Emilio, Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin (New York: Free Press, 2003)

Leah DeVun, The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender from Genesis to the Renaissance (Columbia University Press, 2021)

Laura Doan, Disturbing Practices: History, Sexuality, and Women’s Experience of Modern War (University of Chicago Press, 2013

Laura Doan, Fashioning Sapphism: The Origins of a Modern English Lesbian Culture (Columbia University Press, 2001)

Cameron Duder, Awfully Devoted Women: Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65 (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010)

Vicki L. Eaklor, Queer America: A GLBT History of the 20th Century (Greenwood, 2008)

Anne Enke, Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism (Duke University Press, 2007)

Jennifer Evans, Life Among the Ruins: Cityscape and Sexuality in Cold War Berlin (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

Anne Fausto-Sterling, Sex / Gender: Biology in a Social World (Routledge, 2012)

James Fleming, Sotirios Barber, Stephen Macedo, and Linda McCain, Gay Rights and the Constitution (Foundation Press, 2016)

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction (New York: Pantheon Books, 1978

Holly Furneaux, Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009

Shannon Gilreath and Lydia E Lavelle, Sexual Orientation and Identity: Political and Legal Analysis (St. Paul, MN: West Academic Publishing, 2016)

Christina B. Hanhardt, Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Duke University Press, 2013)

Karen V. Hansen, “‘No Kisses Is Like Youres:’ An Erotic Friendship between Two African-American Women during the Mid-Nineteenth Century,” Gender and History 7, 2(1994): 153-182.

Dan Healey, Homosexual Desire in Revolutionary Russia: The Regulation of Sexual and Gender Dissent (University of Chicago Press, 2001)

Bruce Henderson, Queer Studies: Beyond Binaries (Harrington Park Press, 2019)

Emily K. Hobson, Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left (University of California Press, 2016)

Rachel Hope Cleves, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America (Oxford University Press, 2014)

Matt Houlbrook, Queer London: Perils and Pleasures in the Sexual Metropolis, 1918-1957 (University of Chicago Press, 2005)

John Howard, Men Like That: A Southern Queer History (University of Chicago Press, 1999)

Daniel Hurewitz, Bohemian Los Angeles and the Making of Modern Politics (University of California Press, 2007)

Julian Jackson, Living in Arcadia: Homosexuality, Politics, and Morality in France from the Liberation to AIDS (University of California Press, 2009)

Dominic Janes, Oscar Wilde Prefigured: Queer Fashioning and British Caricature, 1750-1900 (University of Chicago Press, 2016

David K. Johnson, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government (University of Chicago Press, 2006)

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim, Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012)

Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile, The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation (Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2010)

Regina Kunzel, Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (University of Chicago Press, 2008)

Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis, Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community (New York: Routledge, 1993)

Aaron Lecklider, Love’s Next Meeting: The Forgotten History of Homosexuality and the Left in American Culture (University of California Press, 2021)

Martin F. Manalansan, Global Divas: Filipino Gay Men in the Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2003)

Neil McKenna, The Secret Life of Oscar Wilde (New York: Basic Books, 2005)

Joanne Meyerowitz, How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States

Kevin Mumford, “The Trouble with Gay Rights: Race and the Politics of Sexual Orientation in Philadelphia, 1969-1982” The Journal of American History 91 1(June 2011): 49-72.

Jose Esteban Munoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity (New York University Press, 2019)

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (Duke University Press, 2014)

Afsaneh Najmabadi, Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity (University of California Press, 2005)

Rictor Norton, Mother Clap’s Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England, 1700-1830. revised second edition (Chalfont Press, 2006)

Rictor Norton, ed., Homosexuality in Nineteenth-Century England: A Sourcebook, http://rictornorton.co.uk

Harry Oosterhuis, Stepchildren of Nature: Krafft-Ebing, Psychiatry, and the Making of Sexual Identity (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000

Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique (New York University Press, 2016)

Michael Roche, Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence (Oxford Univ. Press, 1996)

Sheila Rowbotham, Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love (New York: Verso, 2009)

Leila Rupp, “The Persistence of Transnational Organizing: The Case of the Homophile Movement,” The American Historical Review 116, 4(2011): 1014-1039.

Sarah Schulman, The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination (University of California Press, 2012)

Nayan Shah, Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and the Law in the North American West (University of California Press, 2011)

Todd Shepard, Sex, France and Arab Men: 1962-1979 (University of Chicago Press, 2017)

Yorick Smaal, Sex, Soldiers and the South Pacific, 1939-45: Queer Identities in Australia in the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt, eds., Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography (Amsterdam University Press, 2021)

Peter N. Stearns, Sexuality in World History (New York: Routledge, 2009)

Marc Stein, City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972 (University of Chicago Press, 2000)

Marc Stein, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement (Routledge, 2012)

Timothy Stewart-Winter, Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016)

Charles Upchurch, Before Wilde: Sex Between Men in Britain’s Age of Reform (Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2009)

Charles Upchurch, “Beyond the Law”: The Politics of Ending the Death Penalty for Sodomy in Britain (Temple University Press, 2021)

Martha Vicinus, Intimate Friends: Women Who Loved Women, 1778-1928 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004

Jerry T. Watkins, Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism (Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2018)

Jeffrey Weeks, Sex, Politics and Society: The Regulation of Sexuality since 1800, third edition (New York: Pearson, 2012)

Craig Williams, Roman Homosexuality: Ideologies of Masculinity in Classical Antiquity (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)

James F. Wilson, Bulldaggers, Pansies, and Chocolate Babies: Performance, Race, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2011)


This list was compiled by Charles Upchurch, based on the works he has used or recommended in his LGBTQ History course, taught most semesters at Florida State University. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions cupchurch@fsu.edu.

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