Queer History and Nonfiction

Modern and Modern-ish

Transgender History by Susan Stryker

A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski

Whipping Girl by Julia Serano

Excluded by Julia Serano

Dude You're a Fag: Constructing Masculinity by C J Pascoe

Sex Changes:the Politics of Transgenderism by Patrick Califia

Deviations by Gayle Rubin

Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink and Blue by Leslie Feinberg

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders by Joy Ladin

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: the History of a Lesbian Community by E Lapovsky "<"-- note this is somewhat biased, ofc all texts are but some more than others, i would reccommend reading it with other books about the era, ofc i would reccomend that for all books.

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: a History of Lesbian Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman

Magnus Hirschfeld: The Origins of the Gay Liberation Movement by Ralf Doze

A Wilde Desire Took Me: the Homoerotic History of Dracula by T Schaeffer

A Kleist Love Letter Translated into English

Kleist's Letters (still in german)


the prose lancelot‘s galehot, malory’s lavain, and the queering of late medieval literature” by gretchen mieszkowski here

^ (this is a good short starting place / introductory level article)

Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval Literature by David Clark

Constructing Medieval Sexuality ed. by Karma Lochrie et al

"For to be Sworne Bretheren til They Deye”: Satirizing Queer Brotherhood in the Chaucerian Corpus by Tison Pugh

Monsters, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval English Literature by Dana M. Oswald

Of Giants: Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

The Armour of an Alienating Identity by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

masoch/lancelotism by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

A Mayde and the Last of Youre Blood: Galahad's Asexuality in the Morte D'Arthur by Megan Arkenberg

Gay Knights and Gay Rights: Same Sex Desire in Late Medieval Europe and Arthurian Literature by Dorien Zwart

Queer Saints

Near and Middle Eastern Antiquity

Jacob's Wound: Homoerotic Narrative in the Literature of Ancient Israel by Theodore W. Jennings here

"Heroes and their Pals" by David M. Halperin

Translations of and queer stuff about the Epic of Gilgamesh

East Asia

a good source for sources until i get a wider selection on this area (thank you Rottenboysclub)

Queer Voices from Japan by Mark McClelland and Katsuhiko Suganuma

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian/Pacific Island Activists by Kevin K Kumashiro

From "Quare" to "Kweer": Towards a Queer Asian American Critique by J Valero Sapinoso

Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan by Maud Lavin etc.

Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China by Bret Hinch

Male Colors: Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan by Gary P. Leupp

Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600–1950 by Gregory M. Pflugfelder

The 8oh1 Podcast



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