Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their works, From Antiquity to the Present
"The rerelease of The Gay & Lesbian Literary Heritage-published in 1995 by Holt-is to be celebrated for at least bringing back into print this best-ever, single-volume reference on the subject. Summers presents both biographical and topical entries with an international scope, though the emphasis is on American and English literature. The writing is informative but also provocative, critical and yet consistently accurate..."
Great Events from History: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Events, 1848-2006
"Students researching this topic will find those important historical events from around the world legally establishing the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons. Beginning with the 1849 Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention and ending with March 6, 2006, when three films, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and Transamerica received Oscars, these articles present the facts about each situation, event, or novel..."
Handbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies
"The Handbook of Gay and Lesbian Studies, assembled by two leading theorists of sexuality, makes available more than two dozen new cutting-edge essays in gay studies. Essential for social science scholars and students of gay/queer studies." David F. Greenberg, Professor of Sociology, New York University
Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement: Still the Rage
"Over the years, much has been written on homosexuality and the Gay Liberation Movement, but much of the focus has been on male homosexuals. The Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian Liberation Movement, focuses on the youngest of the liberation movements, the lesbian movement, covering its successes, problems, and controversies, and its future directions. General readers and researchers will find this to be a useful guide."
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture
"In his introduction, editor Gerstner states that he does not mean this book to be definitive but aims to provide a broad look at queer cultural production across the world since 1945. The term queer is used as opposed to what Gerstner says are Western, white, middle-class terms such as gay or lesbian.Queer allows a broader look at sexual and gender differences across the world without imposing Western values..."