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List issued in June 2004 by Publishing Triangle, a group consisting of more than 250 gay and lesbian writers, editors, agents, and publishers. (

Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the 14th Century by John Boswell

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin

Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA--A Documentary by Jonathan Ned Katz

The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940–1970 by John D'Emilio

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua

Symposium by Plato

Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman

Christopher and His Kind, 1929–1939 by Christopher Isherwood

The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

The Homosexuality of Men and Women by Magnus Hirschfeld

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon

Sexual Inversion by Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds

Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality by Sigmund Freud

Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary in which is contained, in chronological order, evidence of the true and fantastical history of those persons now called lesbians and gay men by Jonathan Ned Katz

Borderlands = La Frontera by Gloria E. Anzaldua

The Wolfenden Report: Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution

Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist by Larry Kramer

Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940 by George Chauncey

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell

Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two by Allan Bérubé

Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, edited by Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey

Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin, and Paul Gebhard

Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette

De Profundis [Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis] by Oscar Wilde

The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women by Edward Carpenter

Sex-Variant Women in Literature by Jeannette H. Foster

The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach by Donald Webster Cory

Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation by Dennis Altman

Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts

Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain by Jeffrey Weeks

A Restricted Country by Joan Nestle

A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited by Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany

The Straight Mind and Other Essays by Monique Wittig

Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution by Jill Johnston

Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis

The Construction of Homosexuality by David F. Greenberg

Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by John D'Emilio and Estelle Freedman

Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality by Pat Califia

Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó sus Labios by Cherríe Moraga

Phaedrus by Plato

The Joy of Gay Sex: An Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Lifestyle by Charles Silverstein and Edmund White

Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America by Esther Newton

Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China by Bret Hinsch

The Homosexual Emancipation Movement in Germany by James Steakley

Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development by Richard A. Isay

In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote

This Sex Which Is Not One by Luce Irigaray

The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter J. Gomes

The First and Second Books of Samuel (David and Jonathan)

My Father and Myself by J. R. Ackerley

Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men by Gabriel Rotello

Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence by Michael Rocke

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

Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life, edited by Betty Berzon

What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak

Studies in the History of the Renaissance by Walter Pater

The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in 20th-Century America by Lillian Faderman

Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation, edited by Karla Jay and Allen Young

The Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary--A Non-fiction Account, with Commentaries, of 3 Days and Nights in the Sexual Underground by John Rechy

Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas

The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humphreys

Genet: A Biography by Edmund White

Cherry Grove, Fire Island: 60 Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town by Esther Newton

Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey by Martin Duberman

Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women by the Boston Women's Health Book Collective

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder by Harry Hay

A Problem in Greek Ethics by John Addington Symonds

The Lesbian Body by Monique Wittig

Corydon by André Gide

Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, and Literature by Dorothy Allison

Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul by Leslie Feinberg

Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds by Judy Grahn

Inventing AIDS by Cindy Patton

The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom by Barbara Smith

Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton

Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory edited by Michael Warner

Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism by Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith

Men like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard

Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-Century England by Louis Crompton

The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe edited by Kent Gerard and Gert Hekma

Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power by Michelangelo Signorile

United States: Essays, 1952–1992 by Gore Vidal

The Leatherman's Handbook by Larry Townsend

Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience edited by Russell Leong