Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List

This is a recommended reading list for literary items relating to the Stonewall Uprising as well as the legacy of the LGBTQ+ Civil Rights Movement. These items will be organized by thematic subjects so please check back as these items will be revised over time.

Stonewall History Resources Books, Articles, Essays, and Other Literary Pieces about Black LGBTQ+ Experiences
These anthologies are recommended for broader experiences: These are about specific experiences:
  • Baldwin, James. The Fire Next Time (Modern Library). Modern Library ed, Modern Library, 2021.
  • Carter, David. Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. 1st ed., St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
  • Duberman, Martin. Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising That Changed America. Revised, Plume, 2019.
  • Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography (Crossing Press Feminist Series). F First Edition Used, Crossing Press, 1982.
  • Lorde, Audre, and Cheryl Clarke. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Reprint, Crossing Press, 2007.
  • Marcus, Eric. Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive. Making Gay History, 2021.
  • Rustin, Bayard, et al. Time on Two Crosses: The Collected Writings of Bayard Rustin. Second, Cleis Press, 2015.
  • Smith, Barbara. The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom. First Paperback Edition, Rutgers University Press, 2000.
  • Snorton, Riley. Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity. 3rd ed., Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Last updated: May 18, 2023

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