LGBT Books for Adults
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender books and resources available in the Bank Street College Library.
Barret, R. L. (1990). Gay fathers. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.
Call# 306.8742 B273g
Bass, E. (1996). Free your mind: the book for gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth and their allies. New York, NY: HarperPerennial.
Call# 305.235 B317f
Beam, C. (2007). Transparent: Love, family, and living the T with transgender teenagers. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Call# 306.76 B366t
Benkov, L. (1994). Reinventing the family: The emerging story of lesbian and gay parents. New York, NY: Crown Publishers.
Call# 306.85 B489r
Besner, H. F. (1995). Gay and lesbian students: Understanding their needs. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.
Call# 370.19345 B557g
Bozett, F. W. (1989). Gay and lesbian parents. Boston, MA: Alyson Wonderland.
Call# 306.874 G285L
Brill, S. A. (2001). The queer parent's primer: A lesbian and gay families' guide to navigating the straight world. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
Call# 306.87408664 B857q
Brimner, L. D. Letters to our children: lesbian and gay adults speak to the new generation. London, United Kingdom: Franklin Watts.
Burke, P. (1993). Family values: Two moms and their son. New York, NY: Random House
Call# 306.874 B959f
Campos, D. (2002). Sex, youth, and sex education: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
Call# 613.90712 C198s
Cantwell, M. (1996). Homosexuality: The secret a child dare not tell. San Rafael, CA: Rafael Press.
Call# 306.766 C234h
Cart, M., & Jenkins, C. (2006). The heart has its reasons: Young adult literature with gay/lesbian/queer content, 1969-2004. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.
Call# 813.009 C322h
Casper, V., & Schulz, S. B. (1999). Gay parents/straight schools: Building communication and trust. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Call# 371.8254 C342g
City University of New York. Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies. (1994). The CLAGS directory of lesbian and gay studies. New York, NY: Author.
Call# 306.76 C584d
Clunis, D. M., & Green, G. D. (2003). The lesbian parenting book: A guide to creating families and raising children (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Seal Press.
Call# 649.1 C649L2
Cuseo, A. A. (1992). Homosexual characters in YA novels: A literary analysis, 1969-1982. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press
D'Angelo, A. J. (2002). Inspiration for LGBT students & their allies. Easton, PA: Collegiate EmPowerment Company.
Call# 306.766 I59f
Day, F. A. (2000). Lesbian and gay voices: An annotated bibliography and guide to literature for children and young adults. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Call# 016.810809282 D2731
Dew, R. F. (1994). The family heart: A memoir of when our son came out. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
Call# 306.874 D515f
Eisen, V. (1996). Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Call# 306.7607 L623g
Evans, N. J. (1991). Beyond tolerance: Gays, lesbians, and bisexuals on campus. Alexandria, VA: American College Personnel Association.
Call# 378.194 B573t
Ganong, L. H. (2004). Stepfamily relationships: Development, dynamics, and interventions. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum.
Call# 306.8747 G198s
Gardner, A. (2004). Families like mine: Children of gay parents tell it like it is. New York, NY: Perennial Currents.
Call# 306.87408664 G234f 2005
Gold, M., & Drucker, M. (Eds.). (2008). Crisis: 40 stories revealing the personal, social, and religious pain and trauma of growing up gay in America. Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Group Press.
Call# 306.7660973 C932f
Goldman, L. (2008). Coming out, coming in: Nurturing the well-being and inclusion of gay youth in mainstream society. New York, NY: Routledge.
Call# 306.7660835 G619c
Green, J. (1999). The velveteen father: An unexpected journey to parenthood. New York, NY: Villard.
Call# 306.8742 G796v
Grieshaber, S. (2001). Embracing identities in early childhood education: Diversity and possibilities. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Call#: 372.21 E53i
Haggerty, G. E. (2000). Gay histories and cultures: An encyclopedia. New York, NY: Garland.
Call# 306.76603 G285h
Harbeck, K. M. (1991). Coming out of the classroom closet: Gay and lesbian students, teachers, and curricula. New York, NY: Hanington Park Press.
Call# 370.19345 C733o
Harbeck, K. M. (1997). Gay and lesbian educators: Personal freedoms, public constraints. Malden, MA: Amethyst.
Call# 371.10086 H255g
Harris, M. B. (1997). School experiences of gay and lesbian youth: The invisible minority. New York, NY: Harrington Park Press.
Call# 371.82664 S372e
Herdt, G. H. (1989). Gay and lesbian youth. New York, NY: Harrington Park Press.
Call# 306.766 G285a
Herdt, G. H. (1993). Children of Horizons: How gay and lesbian teens are leading a new way out of the closet. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Call# 305.9 H541c
Infanti, A. C. (2007). Everyday law for gays and lesbians, and those who care about them. Boulder CO: Paradigm.
Call# 342.73087 I43e
Isay, R. A. (1989). Being homosexual: gay men and their development. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.
Call# 306.7 I76b
Jennings, K. (1994). One teacher in 10: gay and lesbian educators tell their stories. Boston, MA: Alyson Publications.
Call# 371.008 058t
Jennings, K. (2003). Always my child: a parent's guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Call# 305.235 J54a
Johnson, S. M., & O'Connor, E. (2002). The gay baby boom: The psychology of gay parenthood. New York, NY: New York University Press.
Call# 306.85 J69g
Kaeser, G. (1999). Love makes a family: portraits of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender parents and their families. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.
Call#: 306.874 K11L
Khayatt, M. D. (1992). Lesbian teachers: An invisible presence. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
Call# 371.1 K45L
Kissen, R. M. (1996). The last closet: The real lives of lesbian and gay teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
Call # 371.1008 K621
Kissen, R. M. (2002). Getting ready for Benjamin: Preparing teachers for sexual diversity in the classroom. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Call#: 371.82664 G394r
Kosciw, J. G. (2004). The 2003 national school climate survey: The school-related experiences of our nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth. New York, NY: GLSEN.
Call# 370.158 K86n 2003
Kumashiro, K. K. (2002). Troubling education: Queer activism and antioppressive pedagogy. New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer.
Call# 306.43 K96t
Laird, J. (1999). Lesbians and lesbian families: Reflections on theory and practice. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Call# 305.48 L188L
Lester, T. P. (2002). Gender nonconformity, race, and sexuality: Charting the connections. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.
Call# 305.3 G325n
Lewin, E. (1993). Lesbian mothers: Accounts of gender in American culture. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Call# 306.874 L6721
Lipkin, A. (2004). Beyond diversity day: A Q & A on gay and lesbian issues in schools. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Call# 371.826 L764b
Mallon, G. P. (1998). We don't exactly get the Welcome Wagon: The experiences of gay and lesbian adolescents in child welfare systems. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Call# 362.7083 M255w
Mason, M. (1998). All our families: New policies for a new century: a report of the Berkeley family forum. New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Call# 306.85 A416o
Parker, L. (2007). Review of research in education. 31. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Call# 370.78 R454r v.31 2007
Perrotti, J. (2001). When the drama club is not enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for gay and lesbian students. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Call#: 371.82664 P461 w
Pinar, W. (1997). Queer theory in education. New York, NY: Franklin Watts.
Summary: Gay men and lesbians from all walks of life describe their personal experiences, travails, and triumphs.
Call# 371.82664 Q3t
Ryan, C. (1998). Lesbian & gay youth: Care & counseling. New York, NY: Columbia University Press
Call# 362.1086 R989L
Savage, D., & Miller, T. (2011). It gets better: Coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living. New York, NY: Dutton.
Call# 306.76 I88g
Savin-Williams, R. C. (2005). The new gay teenager. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Call# 305.235 S267n
Sax, L. (2005). Why gender matters: What parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences. New York, NY: Doubleday.
Call# 305.3 S272w
Sears, J. T. (2005). Youth, education, and sexualities: An international encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
Call#: 371.826603 Y83e
Silin, J. G. (2006). My father's keeper: The story of a gay son and his aging parents. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.
Call# 306.8740973 S583m
Steinberg, G. (2000). Inside transracial adoption. Indianapolis, IN: Perspectives Press.
Call# 362.7340973 S819i
Tasker, F. L. (1997). Growing up in a lesbian family: Effects on child development. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Call# 306.8743 T198g
Thompson, M. (1994). Long road to freedom: The Advocate history of the gay and lesbian movement. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press
Call# 306.766 L848r
Tierney, W. G. (1991). Culture and ideology in higher education: advancing a critical agenda. New York, NY: Praeger.
Call#: 378.73 C968i
Trachtenberg, R. (2005). When I knew. New York, NY: Regan Books.
Call#: 306.766 W567i also J 306.76 W
Troiden, R. R. (1988). Gay and lesbian identity: A sociological analysis. Dix Hills, NY: General Hall.
Call# 305.90664 T845g
Turner-Vorbeck, T., & Miller Marsh, M. (2008). Other kinds of families: Embracing diversity in schools. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
Call# 371.192 O87k
Woog, D. (1995). School's out: The impact of gay and lesbian issues on America's schools. Boston, MA: Alyson.
Call#: 371.8 W913s
Wright, J. M. (1998). Lesbian step families: An ethnography of love. New York, NY: Hawmih Press
Call# 306.87 W951L
Zimmerman, B. (2000). Lesbian histories and cultures: An encyclopedia. New York, NY: Garland.
Call# 306.766303 L623h
Chapman, S. K. (1992). The power of children's literature: A rationale for using books on gay-and-lesbian-headed families and an annotated bibliography (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Call# T 1992 C466p
Erickson, F. (1990). A participant-observer study of the process, conflict, and resolution in seeking approval of a statement of openness, inclusion, and affirmation of gay/lesbian people in a large, urban, liberal, protestant congregation (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Call #: T 1990 E68p.
Hamlin, A. (2007). Anna's aunts get married (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Summary: A picture book for children about a wedding ceremony as seen through the eyes of a young flower girl. The marriage is of her Aunt Sara to Aunt Amanda. This book is in response to the author's participation in a threes/fours family curriculum unit on family, and unexpectedly finding resistance from the school's administration to having an openly gay staff. Includes an annotated bibliography for three-to-six-year-old children.
Call# T 2007 H223a
Hogan, C. (1999). Integrating gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered themed adolescent literature into the adolescent classroom (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Summary: Explores the value of using gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) themed adolescent literature in the adolescent classroom. This body of literature is a powerful resource for introducing dialogues about difference into the classroom in addition to accurately depicting the adolescent experience.
Call# T 1999 H715i
Mintz, J. (2003). I did not drop out of the sky: Original professional material (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Summary: This paper presents an original short story along with follow-up discussion and project ideas which are intended to help children in fourth grade process some issues associated with non-traditional families. The specific context of the story involves a female child born of a surrogate mother for a family headed by two fathers.
Call# T 2003 M667i
Morse, S. (2001). Sexuality education: Toward a comprehensive program inclusive of diverse sexual and gender identities (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Summary: Explores sexuality education for adolescents and its inclusiveness of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) sexualities and gender identities. A variety of sources were used for this research including existing sexuality education curricula, personal accounts, and recent literature pertaining to sexuality education, adolescent health, and sexuality in society.
Call# T 2001 M886s
Siskind, L. (2001). The yellow curtain: An original story for children in their middle years (Unpublished master’s thesis). Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY.
Summary: Contains a story about a 3rd grade girl, Molly, who has just moved from the city to the country. She is apprehensive about meeting new friends, worried they won't accept her because she has two mothers. Although unfamiliar with lesbian-headed families, the neighboring children are willing to learn about Molly's family and make room for her in their circle of friends. Thesis discusses the developmental capacities and needs of children in their middle years, with a focus on securing peer acceptance. Surveys others children's books with similar themes.
Call# T 2001 S662y
Journal of LGBT Youth (formerly Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education).
Call# Journal Shelves
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services (Online only).
Gay and lesbian themes and topics in selected children's and young adult books.