A Bibliography of Gay Heritage

The Gay Heritage Project is indebted to a slew of extraordinary queer writers, historians, academics, theorists, and philosophers. Here are (hopefully) most fo the books we used in the five years we’ve been working on this project.

Adam, Barry D.  “Origins of a Homosexual People”. The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement.  New York: Twayne Publishers, 1995. 1 – 18.

Bérubé, Allan; John D’Emilio, and Estelle B. Freedman, eds. My Desire for History : Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

Butler, Judith. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. 10th anniversary ed. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Cossman, Brenda, Shannon Bell, and Lise Gotell. Bad Attitude/S on Trial: Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997.

D’Emilio, John. “Capitalism and Gay Identity.”  The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Eds. Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale and David M. Halperin. New York: Routledge, 1993. 467-76.

Duggan, Lisa. “The New Homonormativity: The Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism.”  Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics. Eds. Russ Castronovo and Dana D. Nelson. Durham: Duke University Press, 2002. 175-94.

Egan, Jim, and Donald W. McLeod. Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence: My Life as a Canadian Gay Activist. Toronto: Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, 1998.

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. New York: Vintage Books, 1990.

Halperin, David M. How to Be Gay. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2012.

—. Saint Foucault: Towards a Gay Hagiography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Heger, Heinz.  The Men With the Pink Triangle. Second Edition.  New York: Alyson, 1994.

Jackson, Edward, and Stan Persky. Flaunting It!: A Decade of Gay Journalism from the Body Politic. Toronto: Pink Triangle P, 1982.

Jagose, Annamarie. Queer Theory: An Introduction. New York: New York University Press, 1996.

Kinsman, Gary. The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities. Montréal: Black Rose Books, 1996.

Kinsman, Gary and Patrizia Gentile.  “The Fruit Machine:  Attempting to Detect Queers.” The Canadian War on Queers:  National Security as Sexual Regulation. 168 – 190.

Kramer, Larry. The Tragedy of Today’s Gays. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2005.

Kneght, Peter.  About Canada: Queer Rights. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2011.

Nash, Catherine Jean. “Toronto’s Gay Ghetto: Politics and the Disciplining of Identity and Space 1969-1982.” diss., Queen’s U, 2003. Print.

Nash, Catherine Jean. “Contesting Identity: Politics of Gays and Lesbians in Toronto in the 1970s.” Gender, Place, and Culture 12.1 (2005): 113-35. Print.

Nash, Catherine Jean. “Trans Experiences in Lesbian and Queer Space.” The Canadian Geographer 55.2 (2011): 197-207.

Nicol, Nancy. Stand Together (Video) Distributed by V Tape, 2002.

Nicol, Nancy. Politics of the Heart (Video) Distributed by V Tape, 2005.

Patton, Cindy. Inventing AIDS. New York: Routledge, 1990.

Ross, Becki. The House That Jill Built: A Lesbian Nation in Formation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.

Schulman, Sarah. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Smith, Miriam Catherine. Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1999.

Torrealba, José Open Secrets National Film Board of Canada, 2003.

The Toronto Bathhouse Raids, Video, CBC Digital Archives.

Track Two 1983. Video. Lemmon Keith, Sutherland Communications Corp, 1983.

Walcott, Rinaldo. Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 2003.

Warner, Tom. Never Going Back: A History of Queer Activism in Canada. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2002.

2 Responses to A Bibliography of Gay Heritage

  1. Liselaine says:

    Action requires knwegedlo, and now I can act!

  2. Aristogeiton says:

    Hello Buddies,

    I just had a chance to take in the Gay Heritage Project this weekend, and wanted to thank you all for your truly enjoyable and thought-provoking work! As a gay academic, I was very interested to see your take on queer theory and how you feel it impacts on LGB identity and heritage. To counterbalance the prominent social constructionist/postmodernist/queer theory writings you’ve cited, I’d strongly recommend Rictor Norton’s extremely well-researched and well-written Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity (1998), which in my opinion completely demolishes the historical foundations of queer theory (and unlike the postmodernists, his writing style is straightforward and enjoyable).

    All the best to you, and I hope you’re having a wonderful time here in Edmonton!

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