LGBTQ Library | Kent State University

LGBTQ Library

The Library at the Center is open to anyone and everyone to come read the books we have to offer and check out the movies we have. Below you will find a list of the books and movies available at the LGBTQ+ Student Center.  Please take a look at what we have and come into the center to check out a book or relax in the center and read away.

Library Books (by title):

4 Steps to Financial Security for Lesbian and Gay Couples By: Harold L. Lustig

The Abomination By: Paul Golding

Alex as Well By: Alyssa Burgman

An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin By: Gad Beck

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Asian American Sexualities By: Russell Leong

The Beauty of Men By: Andrew Holleran

Before Stonewall: Activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights in Historical Context By: Vern L. Bullough

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out By: Susan Kuklin

Bible Trouble By: Teresa J. Hornsby

Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities By: Shane L. Windmeyer

Bulletproof Faith By: Candace Chellew-Hodge

The Closets are Empty … the Dining Room’s Full By: Ace Lundon

Different Daughters By: Marcia M. Gallo

Down there on a Visit By: Christopher Isherwood

Dyke Life By: Karla Jay

Eyes of Desire: A Deaf gay & Lesbian Reader By: Raymond Luczak

Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories Retold for Gay Men By: Peter Cashorali

Friends and Lovers By: John Preston & Michael Lowenthal

Forbidden Colors By:  Mishima

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By:  Alison Bechdel

Gay New York By: George Chauncey

The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life By: Baez, Howd, Peeper, & Staff or the Princeton Review

GLBTQ: the Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens By: Kelly Huegel

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys By: Melissa De La Cruz & Tom Dolby

Giovanni's Room By:  James Baldwin

The Heart of Aces

Homosexuality in Islam By: Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

Hoover's War on Gays: Exposing the FBI's "Sex Deviants" Program By: Douglas M. Charles

Invisible Life By:  E. Lynn Harris

The Lavender Scare: The cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government By: David K. Johnson

The Gay 100: Ranking of the Most Influential Gay Men and Lesbians, Past and Present By: Paul Russell

How to legally Protect yourself in a Gay/Lesbian and Non-marital Cohabitation by: Benji O. Anoskie

The lesbian and gay Movements By: Craig A. Rimmerman

Lesbian Quotations By: Rosemary Silva

Living Upstairs By: Joseph Hansen

Love, Ellen: A Mother/ Daughter Journey by: Betty DeGeneres

Love Speaks its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems

Making History By: Eric Marcus

Male on Male Rape By: Michael Scarce

Man about Town By: Mark Merlis

The Mayor of Castro Street By: Randy Shilts

Mean Little Deaf Queer By:  Terry Galloway

My New Gender Workbook By: Kate Bornstein

The New Civil War: the Lesbian and Gay Struggle for Civil Rights By: Diane Silver

None of the Above By: I.W. Gregorio

Out for Good By: Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney

Out in All Directions By: Lynn Witt, Sherry Thomas, & Eric Marcus

Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships that Last By: Betty Berzon

Positively Gay By: Betty Berzon

Queer America By: Vicki l. Eaklor

Cassell’s Queer Companion By: William Stewart

Queer Facts: The Greatest Gay & Lesbian trivia Book Ever By: Michael Baker & Stephen Tropiano

Queer Studies By: Brett Beemyn & Mickey Eliason

Ruby-Fruit Jungle By:  Rita Mae Brown

The Sanctity of Marriage Handbook by: Bryan Harris

Sister Outsider By: Audre Lorde

Stone Butch Blues By: Leslie Feinberg

Torn By:  Justin Lee

Two-Spirit People By: Jacobs, Thomas, and Lang

Unmasking Masculinity By: David Jackson

Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East By: Brian Whitaker

What If? Answers to Questions about what it Means to be Gay and Lesbian By: Eric Marcus

Zami: A New Spelling of my Name By:  Audre Lorde

 

Library Movies:

After Stonewall (1998) Run time: 88 minutes

Beauty Before Age: Growing Older in Gay Culture Run time: 22 minutes

Before Stonewall (1985) Run time: 87 minutes

Brother Outsider (2003) Run time: 84 minutes

For the Bible tells me so (2007) Run time: 97 minutes

Coming Out Under Fire (2003) Run time: 71 minutes

Fresh talk (1992) Run time: 85 minutes

The Hunting Ground (2015) Run time: 104 minutes

Laramie: inside out (2004) Run time: 56 minutes

Pariah (2007) Run time: 28 minutes

Straight-laced How Gender’s got us All Tied Up (2009) Run time: 67 minutes

Two Spirits (2009) Run time: 65 minutes

Unlearning Homophobia Series (2004)

  • Straight From The Heart – Parents journey to understand and love their gay and lesbian children
  • All God’s Children – Exploring homophobia in the African-American Community
  • De Colores – Lesbian and Gay Latinos: Stories of strength, family & love