Best LGBT Demographic Studies Books
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1. Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters
Author: by Abigail Shrier
Published at: Regnery Publishing (June 30, 2020)
NAMED A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES “Irreversible Damage …Has caused a storm. Abigail Shrier, a Wall Street Journal writer, does something simple yet devastating: she rigorously lays out the facts.” Janice Turner, The Times of London Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoriasevere discomfort in one’s biological sexwas vanishingly rare.
It was typically found in less than . 01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively. But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as transgender.
These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans influencers. Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and gender-affirming educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girlsincluding medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility.
2. Loving: A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s (5 CONTINENTS ED)
Author: by Hugh Nini
Published at: 5 Continents Editions Srl (October 14, 2020)
An indispensable, intimate, and stylish celebration. Gay Bar is an absolute tour de force. (Maggie Nelson)”Beautiful… Atherton Lin has a five-octave, Mariah Carey-esque range for discussing gay sex. New York Times Book ReviewStrobing lights and dark rooms; throbbing house and drag queens on counters; first kisses, last call: the gay bar has long been a place of solidarity and sexual expressionwhatever your scene, whoever you’re seeking.
But in urban centers around the world, they are closing, a cultural demolition that has Jeremy Atherton Lin wondering: What was the gay bar? How have they shaped him? And could this spell the end of gay identity as we know it?
In Gay Bar, the author embarks upon a transatlantic tour of the hangouts that marked his life, with each club, pub, and dive revealing itself to be a palimpsest of queer history. In prose as exuberant as a hit of poppers and dazzling as a disco ball, he time-travels from Hollywood nights in the 1970s to a warren of cruising tunnels built beneath London in the 1770s; from chichi bars in the aftermath of AIDS to today’s fluid queer spaces; through glory holes, into Crisco-slicked dungeons and down San Francisco alleys.
4. The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society
Author: by Debra Soh
Published at: Threshold Editions (August 4, 2020)
International sex researcher, neuroscientist, and columnist Debra Soh debunks popular gender myths in this research-based, scientific examination of the many facets of gender identity. Is our gender something we’re born with, or are we conditioned by society? In The End of Gender, neuroscientist and sexologist Dr. Debra Soh uses a research-based approach to address this hot-button topic, unmasking popular misconceptions about the nature vs.
Nurture debate and exploring what it means to be a woman or a man in today’s society. Both scientific and objective, and drawing on original research and carefully conducted interviews, Soh tackles a wide range of issues, such as gender-neutral parenting, gender dysphoric children, and and the neuroscience of being transgender.
She debates today’s accepted notion that gender is a social construct and a spectrum, and challenges the idea that there is no difference between how male and female brains operate. The End of Gender is a conversation-starting work that will challenge what you thought you knew about gender, identity, and everything in between.
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Author: by Audre Lorde
Published at: Crossing Press; Reprint edition (August 1, 2007)
Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. [Lorde’s] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware. The New York Times In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.
Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde’s philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.
These landmark writings are, in Lorde’s own words, a call to never close our eyes to the terror, to the chaos which is Black which is creative which is female which is dark which is rejected which is messy which is …
6. The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World, Second Edition
Author: by Alan Downs
Published at: Da Capo Lifelong Books; 2nd ed. edition (June 5, 2012)
A groundbreaking examination of the psychology of homosexuality, why it leads to shame over one’s identity, and how to overcome itIn The Velvet Rage, psychologist Alan Downs draws on his own struggle with shame and anger, contemporary research, and stories from his patients to passionately describe the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior.
The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.
7. We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice (Emergent Strategy Series)
Author: by adrienne maree brown
Published at: AK Press (November 17, 2020)
Cancel culture addresses real harm… And sometimes causes more. It’s time to think this through. Cancel or call-out culture is a source of much tension and debate in American society. The infamous “Harper’s Letter, signed by public intellectuals of both the left and right, sought to settle the matter and only caused greater division.
Originating as a way for marginalized and disempowered people to address harm and take down powerful abusers, often with the help of social media, call outs are seen by some as having gone too far. But what is too far when you’re talking about imbalances of power and patterns of harm?
And what happens when people in social justice movements direct their righteous anger inward at one another? In We Will Not Cancel Us, movement mediator adrienne maree brown reframes the discussion for us, in a way that points to possible paths beyond this impasse.
Most critiques of cancel culture come from outside the milieus that produce it, sometimes even from from its targets. However, brown explores the question from a Black, queer, and feminist viewpoint that gently asks, how well does this practice serve us?
8. The Queens' English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases
Author: by Chloe O. Davis
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (February 2, 2021)
A landmark reference guide to the LGBTQIA+ community’s contributions to the English language-an intersectional, inclusive, playfully illustrated glossary featuring more than 800 terms and fabulous phrases created by and for queer culture. Do you know where “yaaaas queen!” comes from? Do you know the difference between a bear and a wolf?
Do you know what all the letters in LGBTQIA+ stand for? The Queens’ English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York’s underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today’s celebration of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don’t quite know how to use “kiki,” “polysexual,” or “transmasculine” in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more.
9. The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture (Sexual Cultures, 34)
Author: by Vincent Woodard
Published at: NYU Press (June 27, 2014)
Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary FoundationUnearths connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture that has largely been ignored until nowScholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized.
Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence.
The Delectable Negro explores these connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture. Utilizing many staples of African American literature and culture, such as the slave narratives of Olaudah Equiano, Harriet Jacobs, and Frederick Douglass, as well as other less circulated materials like James L.
10. Black Boy Out of Time: A Memoir
Author: by Hari Ziyad
Published at: Little A (March 1, 2021)
An eloquent, restless, and enlightening memoir by one of the most thought-provoking journalists today about growing up Black and queer in America, reuniting with the past, and coming of age their own way. One of nineteen children in a blended family, Hari Ziyad was raised by a Hindu Hare Ka mother and a Muslim father.
Through reframing their own coming-of-age story, Ziyad takes readers on a powerful journey of growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio, and of navigating the equally complex path toward finding their true self in New York City. Exploring childhood, gender, race, and the trust that is built, broken, and repaired through generations, Ziyad investigates what it means to live beyond the limited narratives Black children are given and challenges the irreconcilable binaries that restrict them.
Heartwarming and heart-wrenching, radical and reflective, Hari Ziyad’s vital memoir is for the outcast, the unheard, the unborn, and the dead. It offers us a new way to think about survival and the necessary disruption of social norms. It looks back in tenderness as well as justified rage, forces us to address where we are now, and, born out of hope, illuminates the possibilities for the future.
11. Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger
Author: by Lama Rod Owens
Published at: North Atlantic Books (June 16, 2020)
In the face of systemic racism and state-sanctioned violence, how can we metabolize our anger into a force for liberation? White supremacy in the United States has long necessitated that Black rage be suppressed, repressed, or denied, often as a means of survival, a literal matter of life and death.
In Love and Rage, Lama Rod Owens, coauthor of Radical Dharma, shows how this unmetabolized anger-and the grief, hurt, and transhistorical trauma beneath it-needs to be explored, respected, and fully embodied to heal from heartbreak and walk the path of liberation.
This is not a book about bypassing anger to focus on happiness, or a road map for using spirituality to transform the nature of rage into something else. Instead, it is one that offers a potent vision of anger that acknowledges and honors its power as a vehicle for radical social change and enduring spiritual transformation.
Love and Rage weaves the inimitable wisdom and lived experience of Lama Rod Owens with Buddhist philosophy, practical meditation exercises, mindfulness, tantra, pranayama, ancestor practices, energy work, and classical yoga. The result is a book that serves as both a balm and a blueprint for those seeking justice who can feel overwhelmed with anger-and yet who refuse to relent.
12. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – A Biomythography (Crossing Press Feminist Series)
Author: by Audre Lorde
Published at: Crossing Press; F First Edition Used (January 1, 1982)
ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her …
Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.Off Our Backs
13. Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens
Author: by Stephanie A. Brill
Published at: Cleis Press (September 13, 2016)
Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid. Covering extensive research and with many personal interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the author covers pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical options, and family communications.
Learn how parents can advocate for their children, find acceptable colleges and career paths, and raise their gender variant or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
14. Conundrum (New York Review Books Classics)
Author: by Jan Morris
Published at: NYRB Classics; New York Review Books Classics edition (May 16, 2006)
The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire.
He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman.
Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris’s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.
15. A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming Care: Working with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Clients
Author: by Sand C. Chang PhD
Published at: Context Press; 1st edition (December 1, 2018)
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TNGC) clients have complex mental health concerns, and are more likely than ever to seek out treatment. This comprehensive resource outlines the latest research and recommendations to provide you with the requisite knowledge, skills, and awareness to treat TNGC clients with competent and affirming care.
As you know, TNGC clients have different needs based on who they are in relation to the world. Written by three psychologists who specialize in working with the TGNC population, this important book draws on the perspective that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for working with TNGC clients.
It offers interventions tailored to developmental stages and situational factorsfor example, cultural intersections such as race, class, and religion. This book provides up-to-date information on language, etiquette, and appropriate communication and conduct in treating TGNC clients, and discusses the history, cultural context, and ethical and legal issues that can arise in working with gender-diverse individuals in a clinical setting.
16. The ABC's of LGBT+: (Gender Identity Book for Teens, Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues)
Author: by Ashley Mardell
Published at: Mango; Illustrated edition (November 8, 2016)
Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender and Sexual Identity? Ashley Mardell’s The ABC’s of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge. Everyone Is Gay#1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies and BisexualityThe ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity and sexual identity.
Ashley Mardell, a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers your questions about:LGBT and LGBT+Gender identitySexual identityTeens in a binary worldThe LGBT familyand moreUnderstanding gender identity and sexual identity. The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights.
The overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding.