Best Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction in 2022

Gay and Lesbian Nonfiction

Looking for some great gay and lesbian nonfiction? Read Sapphistries, We Are Everywhere, and Surpassing the Love of Men. In this list, you'll find titles that touch on the most pressing issues facing today's gay and lesbian community. Each one is written by a lesbian author with a diverse range of experiences. There's something for every reader, and we've included some of our favorites.


Sapphistries in Gay & Lesbo nonfiction explores the different cultures and their perspectives on women and sexuality. Sapphistries tells stories of women throughout history, from the ancient Greek poet Sappho to contemporary Indonesian tombois. They capture how different cultures have shaped the identity of female same-sex sexuality. Sapphistries combines lyrical narrative and meticulous historical research to tell a compelling story about women from around the world.

The book is not only interesting for lesbians but also for Orthodox Christians. While there are similarities between the two faiths, some conceptions of lesbian sexuality are more common in certain places and times. It is also possible to make cross-historical comparisons without assuming the same essentialist notion of lesbianism. And as we move towards the future of the gay community, we must consider the past.

Sapphistries in Gay & Lesbo nonfiction comprises stories and essays about women's experiences and struggles in the gay community. This selection includes the work of renowned lesbian poet Betty Berzon and acclaimed lesbian author Leila J. Rupp. Sapphistries is an account of women's love relationships around the world, published by NYU Press. Other selections include A Desired Past, a short history of same-sex sexuality in the United States.

Another book worth a look is A History of Bisexuality, a biography of the late twentieth-century gay poet and activist Charles Foster. This book explores gay life in mid-late-twentieth century America. Foster was not a homosexual, but he chose to call himself a sex variant to destigmatize women. He did so because the Library of Congress had instituted a policy of assigning sex deviate subject heading to works that were published after his death. This policy resulted in no hits in the database, but Foster is still an important figure in gay literary studies and deserves to be included in any librarian's collection.

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers is a 1992 non-fiction book about lesbian life in the 20th century. It was the recipient of the Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction and was an Editor's Choice selection at the Lambda Literary Awards. It is a fascinating look into the lives of lesbians and the history of the LGBT community. Read the book to learn more about the people and places that shaped this era.

The author Lillian Faderman is an internationally recognized scholar of lesbian and ethnic history. She is the recipient of multiple honors, including the American Library Association Stonewall Book Award for non-fiction, as well as numerous lifetime achievement honors for scholarship. Her books include The Gay Revolution, Surpassing the Love of Men, and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers in Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction.

The book Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers in the Gay & Lesbian Nonfiction category is a compilation of the stories of lesbians from various generations, as well as their romantic relationships over more than six decades. Faderman does not write about the "hot" lesbians, but tells the stories of lesbians from every walk of life, no matter what their physical appearance.

We Are Everywhere

We Are Everywhere in Gay & Lesban Nonfiction by Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer explores the struggles of the LGBT community, from the early struggle for marriage equality to the fight to end the AIDS epidemic. The book's history of recorded music for the LGBT community is fascinating, and it highlights the role of gay activists. The author has a unique perspective on the LGBTQ community, and the book is both a tribute to the victims of genocide and a story of community.

During Pride month, we see the queer community on the streets. Pride parades take place worldwide, and a new book about queer freedom will help us understand the history and the struggles of this community. We Are Everywhere is a beautifully designed photographic journey into queer history. It is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the LGBTQ community. This book is sure to inspire.

Featuring interviews and oral histories with queer and trans leaders, this book explores the history of LGBTQ activism and love. The book also features images and personal narratives of queer and trans people who have made a difference. While these works are aimed at the general reader, they are also valuable to those who are interested in queer and trans activism. There is no shortage of LGBTQ nonfiction available for this audience.

Surpassing the Love of Men

If you're interested in the history of LGBT people, you might enjoy reading Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman. This book is the first history of lesbian relationships in the twentieth century. Faderman was born in Lower Manhattan and raised in a lesbian family. Her unmarried mother refused to have her third abortion. Instead, she and her sister moved to Los Angeles where they scraped by on a meager budget. Eventually, she earned her doctorate in English from the University of California.

The book is a fascinating exploration of lesbian identities, acts, and desires. While lesbians were often mistreated by society, their identities and acts were not characterized clearly enough. This confusion led them to be denigrated as 'hermaphrodites', revered as 'romantic friends,' or even jailed as 'female husbands.' The book shows how women of all sexes were treated and judged.

The book's second half traces the history of lesbians in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. The era of witch-hunts and false knowledge of lesbian sexuality led to a period of intense persecution for lesbians. However, lesbian writers and activists managed to keep their faith and shape the social landscape. In the process, they forged an entire movement that ultimately transformed society.

We Are Everywhere by Eva Le Gallienne

We Are Everywhere by Eva Le Gallienne is a touching memoir about a woman who devoted her life to the arts. A daughter of a successful English playwright and the niece of a Danish journalist, she grew up in Paris, and made her stage debut at age fifteen in Monna Vanna. In the 1920s, she traveled to California and Arizona, and then returned to New York. She became a Broadway star in several plays, including Arthur Reichman's Not So Long Ago and Ferenc Molnar's Liliom.

In the early 1930s, Le Gallienne's career took a turn when she shifted her focus to classics like Ibsen. Lesbians were now a visible part of theatergoers' minds, and one influential homophobic critic dubbed the Civic Repertory Theatre the "Le Gallienne sorority". Many jokingly referred to the actress's lesbianism.

Despite her lack of training, Le Gallienne's talents were recognized early in her career. Her Broadway debut, Hedda Gabler, earned her great success. At the age of 19, she had already been introduced into society and had become a millionaire's daughter. The play was later made into a television special. Its success made her a household name, and she would continue to perform in theaters until she died in 1983.

Tea Leaves by Meriam

Gay & Lesbian nonfiction book Tea Leafs by Meriam is a memoir of a woman's journey through a painful past. The lesbian daughter of a successful woman explores the choices that her mother didn't make. She is confronted with medical misdiagnosis and subsequent treatment, as she spends increasing hours with her mother. It is a compelling story of coming of age, class, and love.

Published by Indie authors, the book is about a woman who is forced to choose between love and a sexual orientation. Her racial and gender identity are central to the novel, and the protagonist is gay. Tea Leaves is a great example of nonfiction for LGBTQ readers. Meriam's story has a powerful message for readers who are seeking a book that relates to their experiences.

Suitable for high school students, this novel explores gender identity and growing up. It's an Asian American protagonist who was born to superhero parents, but has no superpowers of her own. Her quest to discover who she really is and why she was born this way is a compelling story. A young reader can learn about the history of Pride and find inspiration in the story. And if you want to teach your students about the LGBTQ community, this is the perfect book to start.

If you're interested in learning more about the lives of queer people, Tea Leaves by Meriam Benz is a great place to start. The author's background is in the queer scene, and she writes a good job of connecting with people of all walks of life. She also makes great use of the LGBTQ community and the LGBT community. The book is a must-read for any aspiring lesbian or gay writer.

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