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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is homosexuality.


Six Superlative Sources

· Abelove, Henry, Michele Barale, and David Halperin, eds. 1993. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Routledge.

· Blackwood, Evelyn, and Saskia E. Wieringa, eds. 1999. Female Desires: Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices across Cultures. Columbia University Press.

· Duberman, Martin, ed. 1997. A Queer World. New York University Press.

· Duberman, Martin, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, Jr., eds. 1989. Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. Meridian.

· Jacobs, Sue-Ellen, Wesley Thomas, and Sabine Lang, eds. 1997. Two-Spirit People: Native American Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Spirituality. University of Illinois.

· Zimmerman, Bonnie, ed. 2000. Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. Garland Publishing.

Other Excellent Sources

· Chauncey, George. 1994. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. Basic Books.

· Halberstam, Judith. 1998. Female Masculinity. Duke University Press.

· Herdt, Gilbert, ed. 1994. Third Sex, Third Gender: Beyond Sexual Dimorphism in Culture and History. Zone Books.

· Foucault, Michel. 1980. The History of Sexuality, Vol. I. Vintage Books.

· Halperin, David M. 1990. One Hundred Years of Homosexuality: And Other Essays on Greek Love. Routledge.

· Kennedy, Elizabeth, and Madeline Davis. 1993. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community. Penguin.

· Lewin, Ellen, ed. 1996. Inventing Lesbian Cultures in America. Beacon Press.

· Magee, Maggie, and Diana C. Miller. 1997. Lesbian Lives: Psychoanalytic Narratives Old and New. The Analytic Press.

· Nanda, Serena. 1999. Neither Man nor Woman: The Hijras of India, 2nd ed. Wadsworth.

· Nestle, Joan, ed. 1992. The Persistent Desire: A Femme-Butch Reader. Alyson Publications.

· Newton, Esther. 1993. Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town. Beacon Press.

· Parker, Richard G. 1991. Bodies, Pleasures and Passions: Sexual Culture in Contemporary Brazil. Beacon Press.

· Roscoe, Will. 1998. Changing Ones: Third and Fourth Genders in Native North America. St. Martin's.

· Vicinus, Martha, ed. 1996. Lesbian Subjects: A Feminist Studies Reader. University of Indiana Press.

· Weston, Kath. 1991. Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship. Columbia University Press.

· Zimmerman, Bonnie, and Toni A.H. McNaron, eds. 1996. The New Lesbian Studies: Into the Twenty-First Century. Feminist Press.

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