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LGBT+ History Month: Home
2022 LGBT+ Book Selection
Welcome to our 2022 book choices to celebrate LGBT+ History Month. These books are available to borrow from the Charles Seale-Hayne Library.
In the Ruins of Neoliberalism
Across the West, hard-right leaders are surging to power on platforms of ethno-economic nationalism, Christianity, and traditional family values. Is this phenomenon the end of neoliberalism or its monstrous offspring?
In the Ruins of Neoliberalism casts the hard-right turn as animated by socioeconomically aggrieved white working- and middle-class populations but contoured by neoliberalism's multipronged assault on democratic values.
The glamour boys : the secret story of the rebels who fought for Britain to defeat Hitler
We like to think we know the story of how Britain went to war with Germany in 1939, but there is one chapter that has never been told. In the early 1930s, a group of young, queer British MPs visited Berlin on a series of trips that would change the course of the Second World War.
Having witnessed the Nazis' brutality first-hand, these men were some of the first to warn Britain about Hitler, repeatedly speaking out against their government's policy of appeasing him. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain hated them. Branding them 'the glamour boys' to insinuate something untoward about them, he had their phones tapped and threatened them with deselection and exposure.
The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind
Judith Butler's new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. But, in fact, nonviolence is an ethical position found in the midst of the political field. An aggressive form of nonviolence accepts that hostility is part of our psychic constitution, but values ambivalence as a way of checking the conversion of aggression into violence.
Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide
Peopled by a cast of gay icons such as Dusty Springfield, Billie Jean King, Dirk Bogarde and Alan Turing, and featuring key moments such as Stonewall, Gay Pride and Section 28, Sensible Footwear: A Girl's Guide, is the first graphic history documenting lesbian life from 1950 to the present. It is a stunning, personal, graphic memoir and a milestone itself in LGBTQI+ history.
A fascinating history of how post-war Britain transformed from a country hostile towards `queer' lives to the LGBQTI+ universe of today, recording the political gains and challenges against a backdrop of personal experience.
Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex
What exactly is sexual attraction and what is it like to go through life not experiencing it? What does asexuality reveal about gender roles, about romance and consent, and the pressures of society? This accessible examination of asexuality shows that the issues that aces face—confusion around sexual activity, the intersection of sexuality and identity, navigating different needs in relationships—are the same conflicts that nearly all of us will experience. Through a blend of reporting, cultural criticism, and memoir, Ace addresses the misconceptions around the "A" of LGBTQIA and invites everyone to rethink pleasure and intimacy.
The Pink Line: The World's Queer Frontiers
Six years in the making, The Pink Line follows protagonists from nine countries all over the globe to tell the story of how LGBTQ+ Rights became one of the world's new human rights frontiers in the second decade of the twenty-first century.
From refugees in South Africa to activists in Egypt, transgender women in Russia and transitioning teens in the American Mid-West, The Pink Line folds intimate and deeply affecting stories of individuals, families and communities into a definitive account of how the world has changed, so dramatically, in just a decade.
The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred
Science, like most fields, is set up for men to succeed, and is rife with racism, sexism, and shortsightedness as a result. But as Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein makes brilliantly clear, we all have a right to know the night sky. One of the leading physicists of her generation, she is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black women to earn a PhD in physics.
You will enjoy -- and share -- her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter -- all with a new spin and rhythm informed by pop culture, hip hop, politics, and Star Trek. This vision of the cosmos is vibrant, inclusive and buoyantly non-traditional.
Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities
Our gender identity is impacted by our personal histories; the cultures, communities and countries we are born into; and the places we go and the people we meet. But the representation of contemporary non-binary identities has been limited, until now.
Pushing the narrative around non-binary identities further than ever before, this powerful collection of essays represents the breadth of non-binary lives, across the boundaries of race, class, age, sexuality, faith and more.
Queers: Eight Monologues
Queers celebrates a century of evolving social attitudes and political milestones in British gay history, as seen through the eyes of eight individuals. Poignant and personal, funny, tragic and riotous, these eight monologues for male and female performers cover major events such as the Wolfenden Report of 1957, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and the debate over the age of consent through deeply affecting and personal rites-of-passage stories. Curated by Mark Gatiss, the monologues were commissioned to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised homosexual acts in private between two men over the age of twenty-one.
A selection of LGBT+ authors from around the world, available to read in the Library
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Art, Design & Photography
Maggi Hambling: waves and waterfalls
Mapplethorpe: the Complete Flowers
A Writer's World
Lady Lisa Lyon
Posters by Maurice Sendak
Keith Haring Journals
Queer British Art - 1867-1967
Autobiography & Memoir
The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist
Not Just a Tomboy
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
A War of Loves
Tomboy Survival Guide
To My Trans Sisters
Zami: a new spelling of my name
Dress your family in corduroy and denim
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Trans: a memoir
It Takes Blood and Guts
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
The house of impossible beauties
On the black hill
The Miseducation of Cameron Post
Strangers on a train
The Talented Mr Ripley
Of Drag Kings and the Wheel of Fate
Goodbye to Berlin
Fiction - Classic and Modern
A Room with a View
The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Well of Loneliness
The Summer Book
The Last Romeo
Blood on the Dining-room floor
Lolly Willowes, or, The loving huntsman
Tipping the Velvet
Mr. Fortune’s maggot
Your name here: poems
The world’s wife
Jack Straw’s castle
The man with Night Sweats
Your silence will not protect you
Film, Cinema, Plays & Criticism
The English Auden: poems, essays and dramatic writings
Up in the air: collected film scripts
Teen dreams: reading teen film from Heathers to Veronica Mars
Let’s explore diabetes with owls
The importance of being Earnest and other plays
Up against it: a screenplay for the Beatles
The Complete Plays of Joe Orton
The ascent of F6
Politics, Society and Education
Dispossession: the performative in the political
This Book is Gay
Queer theory: an introduction
At your own risk: a saint’s testament
Who Killed My Father
The persistent desire: a femme-butch reader
Sexual personae: art and decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson.
Gay and after
Down the Line
Democratic defence: a non-nuclear alternative
Europe in the pink: lesbian & gay equality in the new Europe
The Stonewall Reader
The Descent of Man
We Are Everywhere
Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights Book
Transgender Health: A Practitioner's Guide to Binary and Non-Binary Trans Patient Care
School Experience Collection
Moominvalley in November
The frog who dreamed she was an opera singer
Where the wild things are
Julian is a Mermaid
British Queer History: New Approaches and Perspectives Book