The Stonewall Book Awards are given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience.


Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

by Emezi, Akwaeke
Call Number: 813 E53

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir

by Jones, Saeed
Call Number: 811 J7845J

In this multiple award-winning coming-of-age memoir ( Kirkus, 2019; Stonewall Book Award, 2020; New York Times 100 Notable Books, 2019), Saeed Jones writes about growing up in the South, as a young, black, gay man.


Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community

by Chaich, John
Call Number: 746 C434

Featured are the works of 30 artists who have remixed fiber crafts, such as crochet, embroidery, quilting, sewing, weaving.  Using their artwork, they seek to examine queerness in various forms. The book is lavishly illustrated with color photographs.


How To Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

by France, David
Call Number: 616.9709747 F815

2017 Lambda Literary award winner—
The definitive history of the battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, and the powerful stories of the gay activists who refused to die without a fight. France tells the story of the men and women who watched their friends and lovers fall: ignored by public officials, religious leaders, and the nation at large. Confronted with shame and hatred, they chose to fight for their right to live. We witness the founding of ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group), the rise of an underground drug market in opposition to the prohibitively expensive (and sometimes toxic) AZT, and the gradual movement toward a lifesaving medical breakthrough. —Provided by publisher.


American Honor Killings: Desire and Rage Among Men

by McConnell, David
Call Number: 364.973 M1296

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

by Katz, Jonathan D.
Call Number: 709.73 K195 folio

Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature

by Donoghue, Emma
Call Number: 820.9 D6875

Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003

by Eskridge, William N., Jr.
Call Number: 306.7660973 E75-4

Dog Years: A Memoir

by Doty, Mark
Call Number: 811 D7255Do-2

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Bechdel, Alison
Call Number: 740.914 B391-5

Based on memories noted in her childhood journal, comic artist Bechdel documents her unusual childhood with darkly humorous drawings and text. Her closeted gay father ran a funeral home and died (a probable suicide) just as she was coming out as a lesbian.


Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin

by D'Emilio, John
Call Number: 323.4092 R971De

How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States

by Meyerowitz, Joanne J. (Joanne Jay)
Call Number: 306.7681 M613

Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet

by Eskridge, William N., Jr.
Call Number: 306.7660973 E75-1

My Lesbian Husband: Landscape of a Marriage

by Borich, Barrie Jean
Call Number: 306.7663092 B734

Geography of the Heart: A Memoir

by Johnson, Fenton
Call Number: 306.7662092 R796Jo

Skin: Talking About Sex, Class & Literature

by Allison, Dorothy
Call Number: 818 A438

Family Values: Two Moms and Their Son

by Burke, Phyllis
Call Number: 306.76630946 B959

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America

by Faderman, Lillian
Call Number: 301.415709 F144-1

Faderman’s groundbreaking work uses a myriad of sources including interviews, photographs, and medical literature to chronicle the history of American lesbian culture in the 20th century.


Brief Encyclopedia of Homosexuality

by Wright, Stephen
Call Number: 306.76603 W953

In Search of Gay America: Women and Men in a Time of Change

by Miller, Neil
Call Number: 306.7660973 M6495

After Delores

by Schulman, Sarah
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Black Lesbians: An Annotated Bibliography

by Roberts, J. R.
Call Number: 306.766302 R645


by Martin, Del
Call Number: 306.76630973 M379 1991