LGBTQ+ People in History

Presentation ONE


Selected Resources by PFLAG
Please remember that this is not the only list of resources to use to learn more, but a selection of a few of the items that were mentioned in the session.

Books and Essays:

A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski
Alfred C. Kinsey: A Life by Jason H. Jones
Eminent Outlaws: Gay Writers Who Changed America by Christopher Bram
Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video by Raymond Murray
Long Road to Freedom: The Advocate History of the Gay and Lesbian Movement (Stonewall Inn Editions) by Mark Thompson and Randy Shilts
Making Gay History: The Half-Century Fight for Lesbian and Gay Equal Rights by Eric Marcus
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier
Out in All Directions: A Treasury of Gay and Lesbian America by Eric Marcus
Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
The End of Gay Culture. Published in The New Republic, Oct. 24, 2005. Available at
The Gay Almanac by National Museum & Archive of Lesbian and Gay History
The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination by Sarah Schulman
The Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D’Emilio
The Modernization of Sex: Havelock Ellis, Alfred Kinsey, William Masters and Virginia Johnson by Paul A. Robinson
Transgender History by Susan Stryker
Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg


Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
After Stonewall
Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria
The Celluloid Closet
How to Survive a Plague


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