Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Reading List

LGBTQ+ Reading List



B B618 Sorted : Growing Up, Coming Out, and Finding My Place (A transgender memoir) by Bird, Jackson. First Tiller Press. 2019 9781982130756


B B873 Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir by Broome, Brian. Houghton Mifflin. 2021 9780358439103


B B988 Shortest Way Home : One Mayor's Challenge and a Model For America's Future by Buttigieg, Pete. Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company. 2019 9781631494369


B C752 Boy Erased : A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Conley, Garrard. Riverhead Books. 2018 9780735213463


B D754  Untamed by Doyle, Glennon. The Dial Press. 2020 9781984801258


B H413T The Trouble with Harry Hay : Founder of the modern gay movement by Timmons, Stuart. Alyson. 1990 9781555831752






070.449 P762  Indecent Advances : A hidden history of true crime and prejudice before Stonewall by Polchin, James. Counterpoint. 2019 9781640091894


305.235 J54  Always my Child : A parent's guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter by Jennings, Kevin and Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb. Simon & Schuster. 2003 9780743226493


305.3 F299 Transgender Warriors : Making history from Joan of Arc to RuPaul Feinberg, Leslie. Beacon Press. 1996 9780807079409


306.7 W853 Outrages : Sex, censorship and the criminalization of love by Wolf, Naomi. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2019 9780544274020 (Also available on Overdrive.)


306.76 B256 He's Always Been my Son : A mother's story about raising her transgender son by Barkin, Janna. Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2017 9781785927478


306.76 B792 Queer Icons from Gay to Z : Artists, activists & trailblazers by  Boyle, Patrick. Smith Street Books. 2019 9781925811292


306.76 L278 The Pride Guide : A guide to sexual and social health for LGBTQ youth by Langford, Jo. Rowman & Littlefield. 2018 9781538110768


306.766 M376 Global Gay : How gay culture is changing the world by Martel, Frédéric. MIT Press. 2018  9780262037815


306.76609 A193 The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement by Adam, Barry D. Twayne Publishers. 1987 9780805797145


306.76609 F673H Homophobia : A history by Fone, Byrne R. S. Metropolitan Books. 2000 9780805045598


306.76609 M649 Out of the Past : Gay and lesbian history from 1869 to the present by Miller, Neil. Vintage Books.  1995 9780679749882


306.768 D262 Beyond Trans : Does gender matter? by Davis, Heath Fogg. New York University Press. 2017 9781479855407


306.768 E68 "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" : and 20 other myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people by  Erickson-Schroth, Laura. Beacon Press. 2017 9780807033890


306.768 N348 Transgender Children and Youth : Cultivating pride and joy with families in transition by Nealy, Elijah C. W.W Norton & Company. 2017 9780393711394


306.768 S562 Trans/portraits : Voices from transgender communities by  Shultz, Jackson Wright. Dartmouth College Press. 2015 9781611688078


306.768 T262 Transgender 101 : A simple guide to a complex issue by Teich, Nicholas M. Columbia University Press. 2012 9780231157124 978023115713


306.768 T342 The Gender Quest Workbook : A guide for teens and young adults exploring gender identity by Testa, Rylan Jay. New Harbinger Publications, Inc. 2015 9781626252974


306.848 M383L The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage : Creating the stories of our lives by Martinac, Paula. Broadway Books. 1998 9780767901628


364.152 S473M The Meaning of Matthew : My son's murder in Laramie, and a world transformed by Shepard, Judy with Jon Barrett.. Hudson Street Press. 2009 9781594630576


650.1 H217 It's About Damn Time by Hamilton, Arlan. Currency. 2020 9780593136416


700.453 C187  Queer X Design : 50 years of signs, symbols, banners, logos, and graphic art of LGBTQ  by Campbell, Andrew Raymond. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.  2019  9780762467853


796.086 C947 LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field : striving for equality by Cronn-Mills, Kirstin.  Twenty-First Century Books. 2017 9781467780124


814.54 I653 Wow, No Thank You : Essays by Irby, Samantha. Vintage Books. 2020 9780525563488






REFCIRC 306.76 S879 The Stonewall Reader by White, Edmund, ed.  Penguin Books, 2019 9780143133513


REFCIRC 306.766 B869 A Queer History of the United States by Bronski, Michael. Beacon Press. 2011 9780807044650


REFCIRC 306.766 S819 The Stonewall Riots : A documentary history by

Stein, Marc.  New York University Press. 2019 9781479816859


REFCIRC 323.3 G4475 Transgender Rights by Gitlin, Marty, ed. Greenhaven Publishing. 2017 9781534502222


REFCIRC 362.108 H438 A Guide to Transgender Health : State-of-the-art information for gender-affirming people and their supporters by  Heath, Rachel Ann. 2019 9781440863080


REFCIRC 346.73 H576 A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couples by Hertz, Frederick and Emily Doskow. Nolo. 2016 9781413322798






RR 306.76 LGB V. 1 LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)  by Shally-Jensen, Michael, ed. Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services : Grey House Publishing. 2018  9781682172872 9781682172889 9781682178942


RR 306.76 LGB V. 2  LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)  by Shally-Jensen, Michael, ed. Salem Press, a division of EBSCO Information Services : Grey House Publishing. 2018  9781682172872 9781682172889 9781682178942


RR 306.7609 EV151 V. 1 LGBTQ Events by Evans, Robert C. ed.  Grey House Publishing. 2017  9781682175910 97816821788819781682178898 (also available online)


RR 306.7609 EV151 V. 2 LGBTQ Events by Evans, Robert C. ed. Grey House Publishing. 2017. 9781682175910 9781682178881 9781682178898 (also available online)






FIC FOR The Road Home by Ford, Michael Thomas. Kensington. 2010 9780758218537


FIC LO Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Lo, Malinda. Dutton Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. 2021 9780525555254


FIC MAU The Days of Anna Madrigal by  Maupin, Armistead. Harper.

2014 9780062196248


FIC NEM These Violent Delights by Nemerever, Micah. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. 2020  9780062963635


FIC PET Detransition, Baby by Peters, Torrey. One World. 2021 9780593133378


FIC ROS Confessions of the Fox by Rosenberg, Jordy. Random House Publishing Group. 2019 9780399592287


FIC WHI The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction by White, Edmund, ed. Faber and Faber. 1991  9780571144723






DVD FIC BEG Beginners [videorecording] by Mills, Mike. Focus Features. 2011 Widescreen version.


DVD FIC BOY Boy Erased [videorecording] by  Edgerton, Joel. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. 2019  Widescreen version.


DVD FIC BIN LGB Binge Box : LGBTQ+ : The Danish Girl, Call Me by Your Name, Moonlight, 3 Generations, Disobedience, Boy Erased [videorecording]  Midwest Tape. 2019


DVD FIC MIL Milk [videorecording] by  Cohen, Bruce. Focus Features. 2009 Widescreen version.


DVD NON-FIC SCR Scream, Queen! [videorecording] : My nightmare on Elm Street by Patton, Mark. Virgil Films. 2020 Widescreen version.






YA B B959 Singled Out : The True Story of Glenn Burke by Maraniss, Andrew. Philomel Books. 2021 9780593116722


YA B P898 Queer, There, and Everywhere : 23 people who changed the world by Prager, Sarah. Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. 2017 9780062474315


YA 305.23508664 C455 Passages of Pride : Lesbian and Gay Youth Come of Age by Chandler, Kurt. Times Books. 1995 9780812923803


YA 305.3 V128 Beyond the Gender Binary by Vaid-Menon, Alok. Penguin Workshop. 2020 9780593094655


YA 306.766 D272 This Book is Gay by Dawson, James. Sourcebooks Fire. 2015 9781492617839 9781492617822


YA 306.768 K962B  Beyond Magenta : Transgender teens speak out by Kuklin, Susan. Candlewick Press. 2014 9780763656119






YA FIC ALL All Out : The No-Longer-Secret Stories Of Queer Teens Throughout The Age by Mitchell, Saundra ed. Harlequin Enterprises Limited. 2018 9781335470454


YA FIC BIO Generations by Bondi, Flavia. Lion Forge Comics. 2017 9781941302507


YA FIC CHI The Bride was a Boy by Chii. Seven Seas Entertainment.

 2018 9781626928886


YA FIC HEA Girl Crushed  by Heaney, Katie, Alfred A. Knopf. 2020 9781984897343


YA FIC KIZ V. 1 Given by Kizu, Natsuki. SuBLime Manga. 2020 


YA FIC KIZ V. 2 Given by Kizu, Natsuki. SuBLime Manga. 2020 


YA FIC KIZ V. 3 Given by Kizu, Natsuki. SuBLime Manga. 2020 


YA FIC KIZ V. 4 Given by Kizu, Natsuki. SuBLime Manga. 2020 


YA FIC LAM The Boy in the Red Dress by Lambert, Kristin. Viking, imprint of Penguin Random House. 2020  9780593113684


YA FIC MUR Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy. Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers. 2017 9780062418357


YA FIC NIC Flocks by Nichols, L. Secret Acres. 2018 9780999193525


YA FIC OUT Out Now : Queer we go again!  by Mitchell, Saundra, ed. Inkyard Press. 2020 9781335018267


YA FIC TAG V. 1 My Brother's Husband by Tagame, Gengoroh. Pantheon Books. 2017


YA FIC TAG V. 2 My Brother's Husband by Tagame, Gengoroh. Pantheon Books. 2017


YA FIC YOU Taproot : A story about a gardener and a ghost by Young, Keezy. Roar/The Lion Forge, LLC. 2017 9781941302460






JB J54 I am Jazz! by Herthel, Jessica and Jazz Jennings. Dial Books for Young Readers. 2014 9780803741072


JB M644 Pride : The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by  Sanders, Rob ; illustrated by Steven Salerno. Random House. 2018 9780399555312


J305.3 T496 It Feels Good to Be Yourself : A book about gender identity by Thorn, Theresa.Henry Holt and Company. 2019 9781250302953


J306.766 N216 Be Amazing : A history of pride by Napoles, Desmond.  Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 2020 9780374312589


J323.326 G329 Rainbow : A first book of pride by Genhart, Michael, PhD. Magination Press + American Psychological Association. 2019 9781433830877


J612.6 S594 The Every Body Book : The LGBTQ+ inclusive guide for kids about sex, gender, bodies, and families by Simon, Rachel E.  Jessica Kingsley Publishers. 2020 9781787751736






E BAL Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Baldacchino ; illustrated by Isabelle Malenfant. Groundwood Books. 2014  9781554983476


E HOF Jacob's New Dress by Hoffman, Sarah and Ian Hoffman ; illustrated by Chris Case. Albert Whitman & Company. 2014 9780807563731


E LUK - FEELINGS When Aidan Became a Brother by Lukoff, Kyle. Lee & Low Books Inc. 2019 9781620148372


E OEL A Tale of Two Daddies by Oelschlager, Vanita. Vanita Books. 2010  9780981971452


E SIL Jack (not Jackie) by Silverman, Erica; illustrated by Holly Hatam. Little Bee Books. 2018 9781499807318


JE POL FEELINGS In Our Mothers' House by Polacco, Patricia. Philomel Books. 2009 9780399250767


JPB-1 ROL I am Fred : The girl who wanted to be a boy by Rolfe, Nick. Your Stories Matter.  2017 9781909320680



JPB-4 BLA Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World by Blake, Ashley Herring. Little, Brown and Company. 2019 9780316515467


JPB-4 GIN George by Gino, Alex. Scholastic Press. 2017 9780545812542






The ABC's Of LGBT by Mardell, Ashley  : read by Amy Melissa Bentley

Tantor Media, Inc. 2017 (Hoopla Audiobook; also available as eBook)


Any Day Now by Fine, Travis, dir. Music Box Films. 2012 (film)


Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe by Saenz,

Benjamin Alire ; read by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Simon & Schuster Audio. 2013 (Hoopla audiobook)


Before Stonewall by Schiller, Greta Robert Rosenberg (dirs.).

First Run Features. 2004 (Film.)


Brokeback Mountain by Proulx, Annie ; read by Campbell Scott. Simon & Schuster Audio. 2005 (Hoopla audiobook)


Gay & Lesbian History For Kids : The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities by Pohlen, Jerome Part of the For Kids series

Chicago Review Press. 2015  (Hoopla eBook)


George by  Gino, Alex ; read by Jamie Clayton. Scholastic. 2015 (Hoopla audiobook)


Growing Up Trans by Miri Navasky, Karen O'Connor, dir.  PBS

2015 (film ; part of the Frontline series.)


Going The Other Way : An Intimate Memoir of Life In and Out of Major League Baseball by Bean, Billy.   The Experiment. 2014 (Hoopla eBook)


Handbook of LGBT Tourism and Hospitality by Guaracino, Jeff and Ed Salvato Harrington Park Press, LLC. 2017 (Hoopla eBook)


LGBT Families by Poole, H. W. National Highlights Inc. 2017 (Hoopla eBook)


Out Of Orange : A Memoir by Wolters, Cleary ; read by Barbara Rosenblat. HarperAudio.  2015 (Hoopla audiobook)


Someone Was Here (Profiles in the AIDS Epidemic) by Whitmore, George. Open Road Media. 2013 (Hoopla eBook)


Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Albertalli, Becky ;

read by Michael Crouch. Balzer + Bray. 2015 (Hoopla audiobook)


This Book Is Gay by Dawson, James. Sourcebooks Inc. 2015 (Hoopla eBook)


To Be Takei by Kroot, Jennifer M (dir). Lionsgate 2014 (film)


What If It's Us by Albertalli, Becky  Adam Silvera. Harper Collins Publishers. 2018 (Hoopla eBook)