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Research Guide: LGBTQ Studies



Title Author Call Number Book Cover
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me Tamaki, Mariko & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell PN 6733 .T355L38 2019
Blue is the Warmest Color Maroh, Julie PN 6747 .M36B5413 2013
Cease Loeppky, Lynette Dawn HQ 75.4 .L64A3 2014
Less Greer, Andrew Sean PS 3557 .R3987L47 2017
Fun Home Bechdel, Alison PN 6727 .B3757.Z46 2006
Call Me By Your Name Aciman, Andre PS 3601 .C525C35 2008
Insomniac City Hayes, Bill CT 220.5 .H39 2017
Lesbian Motherhood: An Exploration of Canadian Lesbian Families Nelson, Fiona HQ 75.53 .N45 1996
Screening Gender, Framing Genre: Canadian Literature to Film Dickison, Peter PN 1995.3 D537 2007


Title Author Publication Date PermaLink
Queer Ideas: The Kessler Lectures in Lesbian & Gay Studies Duberman, Martin 2003 Link
A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being Riggle, Ellen D.B. 2012 Link
LGBTQ Stats: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer People by the Numbers Deschamps, David 2016 Link
Introduction to Transgender Studies Haefele-Thomas, Ardel. 2019 Link
Historical Dictionary of the Lesbian and Gay Liberation Movements Myers, JoAnne 2013 Link
The Culture of Queers Dyer, Richard 2002 Link
21st Century Gay Culture Powell, David A. 2008 Link
Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys Mennel, Barbara Caroline 2012 Link
Transgender Voices: Beyond Men and Women Girshick, Lori B. 2008 Link
Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia Zimmerman, Bonnie 2003 Link
After Marriage: The Future of LGBT Rights Ball, Carlos A. 2016 Link


Title Director Call Number Date DVD Cover
A Single Man Ford, Tom DVD SIN 2009  
Carol Haynes, Todd DVD CAR 2016  
C.R.A.Z.Y Vallée, Jean-Marc DVD CRA 2005  
Moonlight Jenkins, Barry DVD MOO 2016  
The Danish Girl Hooper, Tom DVD DAN 2014  
Call Me by Your Name Guadagnino, Luca DVD CAL 2017  
Milk Van Sant, Gus DVD MIL 2009  


These handbooks provide easy to digest information about topics covered in LGTBQ Studies.

The Transgender Handbook (2017) by Bouman, Walter Pierre

This handbook is written for transgender people, their families and friends; for professionals who in their day-to-day job may encounter transgender people; and for students, teachers, educators, academics, and members of the public at large with an interest in transgender people. This text is extensively referenced and illustrated and informs the reader on a broad range of important gender-affirming issues. It can be accessed here.

Articles & Databases

Open Access Resources

Open access resources are resources that are available to everyone for free online. Links here will lead to sites where you can download textbooks or access journals related to LGBTQ Studies.


    LGBTQ+ Studies: An Open Textbook edited by Deborah Amory and Sean Massey

    An open access textbook that covers many aspects of LGBTQ studies. You can access it here.

    Open Access Journals

    LGBTQ Open Access (Beta)

Other Resources

Human Rights Watch: LGBT Rights
Human Rights Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental human rights organization made up of more than 280 staff members around the globe.

LGBT Stats
Stats collected, compiled, and presented by the Williams Institute of UCLA. A resource for statistics on LGBT people in the United States.

The gltbq Archives
The glbtq project was founded in 2000 by Publisher Wik Wikholm to create the world’s largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history and to deliver it online.

Digital Transgender Archives
Digital Transgender Archives provides an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

It Gets Better
The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people around the globe the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History
People with a History presents the history of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered people. It includes hundreds of original texts, discussions, and images, and addresses LGBT history in all periods, and in all regions of the world.

How to Cite

Online WLC guides for citations can be found here. You can also book an appointment with the Writing and Learning Centre for workshops and one-on-one citation help.