Suggested Reading on History of Gay/Lesbian Rights Movement

Alwood, Edward. Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media. Columbia University Press, 1996.

Cain, Patricia A. Rainbow Rights: The Role of Lawyers and Courts in the Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights Movement. Westview Press, 2000.

Cain, Paul D. Leading the Parade: Conversations with America's Most Influential Lesbians and Gay Men. Scarecrow Press, 2002.

Clendinen, Dudley and Adam Nagourney. Out for Good: The Struggle To Build a Gay Rights Movement in America. Simon & Schuster, 1999.

Cruikshank, Margaret. The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement. Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 1992.

D'Emilio, John. Making Trouble: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and the University. Routledge, 1992.

D'Emilio, John. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970. University of Chicago Press, 1983.

Duberman, Martin. About Time: Exploring the Gay Past. Meridian Books, revised and expanded edition, 1991.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth Century America. Columbia University Press, 1991.

Gallagher, John and Chris Bull. Perfect Enemies: The Battle Between the Religious Right and the Gay Movement. Madison Books, updated edition, 2001.

Jennings, Kevin, editor. Becoming Visible. Alyson Publications, 1994.

Kaiser, Charles. The Gay Metropolis, 1940-1996. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997.

Katz, Johnathan Ned. Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.: A Documented History. Meridian, revised edition, 1992.

Kepner, Jim. Rough News, Daring Views: 1950's Pioneer Gay Press Journalism. The Haworth Press, 1998.

Loughery, John. The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives and Gay Identities: A Twenieth-Century History. Henry Holt & Co., 1998.

Marcus, Eric. Making History: The Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights, 1945-1990: An Oral History. Harper Collins, 1992. {Updated edition, titled Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights, due out in late spring 2002.]

Marotta, Toby. The Politics of Homosexuality. Houghton Mifflin, 1981.

McGarry, Molly and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America. Penguin Studio, 1998.

Miller, Neil. Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present. Vintage Books (Random House), 1995.

Mixner, David and Dennis Bailey. Brave Journeys: Profiles in Gay and Lesbian Courage. Bantam Books, 2000.

Perry, Reverend Troy D. and Thomas L. P. Swicegood. Profiles in Gay and Lesbian Courage. St. Martin's Press, 1991.

Sears, James T. Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948-1968. Westview Press (div. of Harper Collins), 1997.

Sears, James T. Rebels, Rubyfruit and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South. Rutgers University Press, 2001.

Stein, Marc. City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves: Lesbian and Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972. University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Streitmatter, Rodger. Unspeakable: The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Press in America. Faber and Faber, 1995.

Stryker, Susan and Jim Van Buskirk. Gay by the Bay: A History of Gay Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chronicle Books, 1996.

Teal, Donn. The Gay Militants. Stein and Day, 1971.

Tobin, Kay and Randy Wicker. The Gay Crusaders. Paperback Library, 1972; Arno Press, 1975.

Revised January 2002

List prepared by Barbara Gittings