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LGBT Studies

Guide to library resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies

Queers of Color

These resources explore the emerging topic of minorities in the LGBT community, also known as queers of color.  When searching for books and articles related to gay and lesbian minorities, be sure to search using different term combinations.  Remember, ethnic and minority groups may appear under a variety of labels, as will terms describing different aspects of the LGBT community (homosexual, gay, LGBT, transgender, etc.).

Keyterms: Using the term Gay, Lesbian, Queer, or Homosexual, include the ethnic group, i.e. Chicano, Latino, Hispanic, Asian American, Chinese, Japanese, Black, African American, etc.

Selected Resources

Black Men/White Men: A Gay Anthology, edited by Michael J. Smith. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press, 1983.

  • Anthology, includes essays, short stories, and poems.

Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Writing, by David William Foster. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1991.

  • Literary criticism, includes an extensive bibliography.

Latina Lesbians, compiled by Juanita Ramos. New York: Latina Lesbian History Project, 1987.

  • Bilingual collection of oral history, fiction, poetry, essays, and art by and about Latina lesbians.

A Lotus of Another Color: An Unfolding of the South Asian Gay and Lesbian Experience, edited by Rakesh Ratti. Boston: Alyson Publications, 1993.

  • Includes poems, essays, interviews, and short stories related to the South Asian gay and lesbian coming-out experience.

The Spirit and the Flesh: Sexual Diversity in American Indian Culture, by Walter Williams. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.

  • An exploration of the character and tradition of the berdache.

Gay Latino studies : a critical reader, edited by Michael Hames-García and Ernesto Javier Martínez. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2011.

  • Chapters on Queer theroy and other Chicana/o and Latina/o queer topics.