Books, films and info with a Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual or Transgender theme

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The following books can all be found in Devon Libraries. If a particular title is not available at your local library it can be reserved by visiting a library or through the catalogue.

These lists are not comprehensive, so please search the catalogue to find out what other titles we have in stock.

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Devon Libraries - Selected Non-Fiction Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Titles


The Naked Civil Servant (Stranger Than...) by Quentin Crisp
The Orton Diaries by Joe Orton (Author), John Lahr (Editor)
Conundrum by Jan Morris
Wild Girls: Paris Sappho and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks by Diana Souhami
Love in a Dark Time: Gay Lives from Wilde to Almodovar by Colm Toibin
So Me by Graham Norton
1979: A Big Year in a Small Town by Rhona Cameron

Cinema and Literature

Lesbian Film Guide by Alison Darren
Daughters of Desire: Lesbian Representation in Film by Shameem Kabir
The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
A History of Gay Literature: The Male Tradition by Gregory Woods


My Child is Gay: How Parents React When They Hear the News by Bryce McDougall
Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming-Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, & Their Families by  Chastity Bono and Billie Fitzpatrick
Lesbian and Gay Families Speak Out: Understanding the Joys and Challenges of Diverse Family Life by Jane Drucker
Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Civil Partnerships and All You Need to Know by Jo Webber
A Very Pink Wedding: A Gay Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day by Nicola Hill
Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians and Gays Talk About Their Experiences
The Complete Lesbian and Gay Parenting Guide by Arlene Istar Lev
When Your Child Comes Out (Overcoming common problems) by Anne Lovell
Get Used to it!: Gay and Lesbian Parents and Their Children: Gay & Lesbian Parents and Their Children by Myra Hauschild


A Lesbian History of Britain: Love and Sex Between Women Since 1500 by Rebecca Jennings
Strangers: Homosexuality in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb
Mother Clap's Molly House: The Gay Subculture in England 1700-1830 by Rictor Norton
Myths of Male Dominance: Collected Articles on Women Cross-culturally by Eleanor Burke Leacock (Author)

Lifestyle and Well-Being

The Hite Report on Women Loving Women by Shere Hite
Can't Touch My Soul: A Guide for Lesbian Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Donna Rafanello
The Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy and Birth by Kim Toevs, Stephanie Brill
Challenging Homophobia: Teaching About Sexual Diversity by Desmond Tutu (Foreword), Lutz Van Dijk (Editor), Barry Van Driel (Editor)
Loving Ourselves: The Gay and Lesbian Guide to Self-esteem by Kimeron N. Hardin
How to Be a Happy Homosexual: A Guide for Gay Men (Paperback) by Terry Sanderson
Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer by Angela Brown
Complete Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings: Civil Partnerships and All You Need to Know by Jo Webber
A Very Pink Wedding: A Gay Guide to Planning Your Perfect Day by Nicola Hill
Gay sex, gay health: all you need to know about gay sex and sexual health by Alex Vass
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs


Homophobia and the Bible: A Self-defence Manual (Paperback) by Michael Halls
Strangers and Friends: New Exploration of Homosexuality and the Bible (Paperback) by Michael Vasey


Is It a Choice?: Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Gay & Lesbian People (Paperback) by Eric Marcus
The Way We are Now: Gay and Lesbian Lives in the 21st Century by Ben Summerskill

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