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He/She/They: How We Talk about Gender and Why It Matters by Schuyler Bailar
This book brings attention to the anti-transgender legislation being introduced in state governments across the United States. It’s a book on allyship, making connections and inclusion, and having honest conversations on the reality of gender disparities and how to overcome them.

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
This is a biography about the life of writer, director and advocate Janet Mock and her quest for identity and transformation as a transgender woman. The author became a fierce advocate for her marginalized and misunderstood community. Her story is a profound statement of affirmation from a very courageous woman.

Gay USA: Snapshots of 1970s LGBT resistance (2024), DVD Film
This documentary film directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr. offers a compelling glimpse into the early days of the American gay rights movement through footage meticulously captured at various gay pride events in 1977 across the United States. The film immerses viewers in crucial moments filmed on a single day by 25 different cameramen across the nation.

Let the Record Show: A political History of ACT UP New York, 1987-1993 by Sarah Schulman
The author brings attention to AIDS activism that started in 1987, and the US government’s lackluster attention to find a cure. She focuses on the history of ACT UP, which started in the United States, and became an international organization set up to fight corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals who stood in the way of AIDS treatment for all.

The Prophets: A Novel by Robert Jones Jr.
This is a stunning debut novel about the forbidden love between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally by Carlos A. Ball
The author, a legal scholar, tells the story of how LGBTQ activism transformed corporations stand towards the queer community, and how Stonewall riots helped turn them from enterprises, either indifferent or openly hostile, into reliable and powerful allies in the movement for queer equality.

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity by C. Riley Snorton, eBook
The author examines the historical and contemporary importance of race in trans identity among the earlier known African Americans. This is an interdisciplinary study that explores racism and slavery and the barriers to access support and freedom of expression for Black trans during the slavery era and beyond.

Gays on Broadway by Ethan Mordden
This book highlights the creative and talented LGBTQ+ entertainers and actors influence and journey onto Broadway. It walks us through the banning of gay characters to the consistent attempts to shutter the movement from entering the Amercian stage and ending with victory when public demand overrode censure. It’s an essential read to celebrate LGBTQ+ journey onto Broadway and stage entertainment.

The Stonewall Reader by NY Public Library and Edmond White, audiobook
This book was published in 2019, a year which marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement. It gives a chronological picture of the fight for LGBTQ+ rights, with first-hand accounts, diaries, periodic literature and articles from LGBTQ+ magazines and newspapers.

Transgender Inclusion: All the things You Want to Ask Your Transgender Coworker but Shouldn’t by A. C. Fowlkes
A clinical psychologist and trans inclusion specialist, the author offers an essential and remarkably honest discussion on the realities of workplace experiences for transgender people. The book shares practical, compassionate, and evidence-based discussion on transgender inclusion, and offers insights to build a comfortable workplace environment, heighten awareness, and be mindful and respectful of your coworker’s feelings.

The LGBTQ+ History Book by DK Publishing
The most important and diverse ideas and events in LGBTQ+ history and culture are discussed in this book, which showcases the breadth of the LGBTQ+ experience from a global perspective. It explores the most important moments, movements, and concepts from the ancient to the contemporary LGBTQ+ story.

I Love My Queer Kid: A Workbook to Affirm and Support your LGBTQ+ Child or Teen by Marc Campbell
The world can be a challenging place for queer kids, and a stable and loving home and family can make a world of difference. The author is a licensed mental health counselor who works with queer youth and their families. This book includes accessible, thoughtful exercises designed to help gain perspective, and better understand and connect with your child as they navigate their unique path to adulthood.

Audience: Seniors Adult
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