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  1. This is a curated reading list of items kept in the Queen Mary University of London's Library Collections. As a curated list it will not be representative of the full Library collection as there are a wealth of other items which would fit into this list.

    The aim is to celebrate narratives, lives and research, which covers different angles of the LGBTQI experience. The material may challenge your preconceived ideas about the world we live in, as well as entertain and inform you. 

    The list does have a historical focus, as it was created for the LGBT History Month. It will allow you to explore individuals, stories and theoretical concepts which have shaped the world we live in.

  2. (Mainly) Fictional Narratives 16 items
    A selection of fiction, poetry and plays which has made an imprint on history. Including Well of Loneliness (1928), which was banned shortly after it was published, and Maurice (1971), which was not published until after E.M. Forster's death, almost sixty years after it was first written. But, also examples of YA literature and poetry which was released in a much more open era.
    1. A boy's own story - Edmund White 1983, c1982

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    2. A matter of life and sex - Oscar Moore 1992

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    3. The black unicorn: poems - Audre Lorde 1995

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    4. Boy meets boy - David Levithan 2013, c2003

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    5. Callaloo & other lesbian love tales - LaShonda K. Barnett c1999

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    6. Confessions of a mask - Yukio Mishima, Meredith Weatherby 1960

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    7. Giovanni's room - James Baldwin 2007

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    8. The hours - Michael Cunningham 2006

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    9. Maurice - E. M. Forster, Philip Nicholas Furbank, David Leavitt 2005

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    10. Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides 2002

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    11. Nightwood - Djuna Barnes 2007

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    12. Oranges are not the only fruit - Jeanette Winterson 1991

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    13. Orlando: a biography - Virginia Woolf, J.H. Stape 1998

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    14. Stone butch blues: a novel - Leslie Feinberg c1993

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    15. Tipping the velvet - Sarah Waters 1999

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    16. The well of loneliness - Radclyffe Hall 2008

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  3. Biographies/Autobiographies/Memoirs 16 items
    (Auto)Biographies and memoirs about and by a range of individuals from today and our recent past.
    1. An Arab melancholia: a novel - Abdellah Taïa, Frank Stock c2012

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    2. At your own risk: a saint's testament - Derek Jarman, Michael Christie 1993

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    3. The autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas 1933

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    4. The boy with the topknot: a memoir of love, secrets and lies in Wolverhampton - Sathnam Sanghera, Sathnam Sanghera 2009

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    5. Conundrum - Jan Morris 2002

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    6. Edward Carpenter: a life of liberty and love - Sheila Rowbotham 2008

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    7. Genet: a biography - Edmund White 1993

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    8. L Is for Lion : Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir - Lanzillotto, Annie Rachele 15/02/2013

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    9. Marguerite Yourcenar: inventing a life - Josyane Savigneau 1993

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    10. Memoirs - Tennessee Williams 2007

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    11. The naked civil servant - Quentin Crisp 2007

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    12. Red Azalea: life and love in China - Anchee Min 1993

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    13. She looks just like you - Miller, Amie Klempnauer 01/01/2010

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    14. Trans: a memoir - Juliet Jacques 2016

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  4. LGBTQI History 17 items
    Explore our recent past through the eyes of the LGBTQI community.
    1. AIDS in the UK: the making of policy, 1981-1994 - Virginia Berridge 1996

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    2. Among women - Auanger, Lisa 01/01/2002

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    3. Daughters of desire: lesbian representations in film - Shameem Kabir 1998

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    4. Drag: a history of female impersonation in the performing arts - Roger Baker, Peter Burton 1994

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    5. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1994, c1990

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    6. Gay power: an American revolution - David Eisenbach 2006

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    7. Gay voices of the Harlem Renaissance - A. B. Christa Schwarz c2003

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    8. Heterosexual Africa?: the history of an idea from the age of exploration to the age of AIDS - Marc Epprecht 2008

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    9. If memory serves: gay men, AIDS, and the promise of the queer past - Christopher Castiglia, Christopher Reed c2012

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    10. The lesbian history sourcebook: love and sex between women in Britain from 1780-1970 - Alison Oram, Annmarie Turnbull 2001

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    11. London and the culture of homosexuality, 1885-1914 - Matt Cook 2003

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    12. Stonewall - Martin Bauml Duberman 1994

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    13. Transgender history - Susan Stryker cop. 2008

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  5. Other Non-Fiction 17 items
    Various studies and research accounts treating the LGBTQI spectre.
    1. Bisexuality and transgenderism: InterSEXions of the others - Yescavage, Karen 01/01/2012

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    2. Bisexuality: identities, politics, and theories - Surya Monro 2015

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    3. Decolonizing sexualities 2016

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    4. Hermaphrodites and the medical invention of sex - Alice Domurat Dreger 1998

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    5. Homosexuality in Islam: critical reflection on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims - Scott Alan Kugle 2010

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    6. New queer cinema: the director's cut - B. Ruby Rich 2013

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    7. No straight lines: four decades of queer comics - Justin Hall 2013

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    8. Queer diasporas - Cindy Patton, Benigno Sánchez-Eppler 2000

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    9. The right to be parents - Carlos A. Ball M. 2012

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    10. Trans/Portraits : Voices from Transgender Communities - Shultz, Jackson Wright 06/10/2015

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  6. Films/TV 21 items
    A number of films which in different ways depicts LGBTQI life.
    1. Aimée & Jaguar - Max Färberböck, Günter Rohrbach, Hanno Huth, Rona Munro 2001 (dvd)

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    2. Boys don't cry - Kimberly Peirce, Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard c2000 (dvd)

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    3. Brokeback Mountain - Ang Lee, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana, James Schamus c2006 (dvd)

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    4. The Christine Jorgensen story - Robert E. Kent, Ellis St. Joseph, Irving Rapper, Edward Small 2011 (dvd)

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    5. Death in Venice - Luchino Visconti, Thomas Mann, Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano 2004 (dvd)

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    6. Far from heaven - Todd Haynes, Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Universal Pictures Corporation 2003 (dvd)

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    7. Fire - Deepa Mehta, Bobby Bedi, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das c2005 (motion picture)

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    8. Go fish - Rose Troche, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez 1994 (dvd)

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    9. The imitation game - Morten Tyldum, Graham Moore, Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky 2015

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    10. Jubilee - Derek Jarman n.d (dvd)

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    11. Kissing Jessica Stein - Charles Herman-Wurmfeld, Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Scott Cohen 2003 (dvd)

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    12. The L word: The complete first season - Ilene Chaiken, Kathy Greenberg, Michele Abbott, Jennifer Beals c2008 (dvd)

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    13. The Laramie project - Moisés Kaufman, Dylan Baker, Steve Buscemi, Peter Fonda c2003 (dvd)

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    14. Mädchen in Uniform - Géza Radványi, Artur Brauner, F. D. Andam, Franz Höllering 2010 (dvd = girls in uniform)

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    15. Orlando - Sally Potter, Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Virginia Woolf 2003 (dvd)

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    16. Orange is the new black [DVD]: Season one - Jenji Kohan, Neri Kyle Tannenbaum, Sara Hess, Michael Trim 2014

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    17. Philadelphia - Jonathan Demme 1993 (dvd)

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    18. Querelle - Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau 200- (dvd)

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    19. Queer as folk - Aidan Gillen, Craig Kelly, Charlie Hunnan, Russell T. Davies c2006 (dvd)

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    20. Tipping the velvet - Sally Head, Georgina Lowe, Andrew Davies, Geoffrey Sax 2004 (videorecording)

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    21. Todo sobre mi madre: All about my mother - Pedro Almodóvar, Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Penelope Cruz 2000 (dvd =)

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  7. Wellbeing 8 items
    A few books which may help you to gain further wellbeing. Did you know there is a wellbeing section in the Library covering many different topics?
    1. A few books which may help you to gain further wellbeing.

    2. Assertively gay: how to build gay self-esteem - Terry Sanderson 1997

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    3. Mom, Dad, I'm gay: how families negotiate coming out - Ritch C. Savin-Williams ©2001

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    4. My gender workbook: how to become a real man, a real woman, the real you, or something else entirely - Kate Bornstein 1998

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    5. This book is gay - James Dawson, Spike Gerrell 2014

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