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Open-Access Resources   This is a selection of open-access materials. Go to Women's Studies and LGBTQ+ Studies.

LGBTQ+ Legal Issues This is an excellent guide produced by the Hofstra University Law Library on resources addressing the whole range of legal issues faced by LBGTQ+ people. 


 Many general resources, such as encyclopedias, as well as sociological treatments of LGBTQ+ issues,can be found in the HQ call number range (largely HQ74 through HQ77). However, materials on LGBTQ+,  Queer Studies, and gender and sexual identity can also be found throughout the library in many disciplines. For instance collections on French literature, communications and mass media, English, history, religion, education and social services, all contain items on those issue. It is best when searching for materials initially to do keyword searches in the catalog on the specific topic within LGBTQ+ Studies in which one is interested. Remember also that changes in subject and key word terms have occurred over time and that different disciplines may use different terms. Searching under "homosexuality" may produce one set of works, perhaps historical ones, or clinical ones, whereas searching under "queer" may produce largely cultural or literature studies. "Gay", "GLBTQ", "LGBTQ", "Transgender" , "Asexual", "Non-binary" might also be searched as keywords. You are trying to pick up documents which have these terms in either the document itself or its bibliographic descriptions. The same goes for using Journal Finder to locate journals with LGBTQ+ emphasis,.


The books listed here are primarily meant to give a general overview of LGBTQ+ experiences or  showcase the most recent works purchased by Hofstra University Library.

Introduction to Transgender Studies. 2019. Ardel Haefele-Thomas.

Nonbinary Gender Identities: History, Culture, Resources. 2018. Charlie McNabb.

Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century.  2018Tey Meadow. Axinn Library. HQ1075.MM45 2018.

Brother Making in Late Antiquity and Byzantium: Monks, Layman, and Christian Ritual. Claudia Rapp. Axinn Library. BX 2435.R37 2016

Intersex: A Memoir. Aaron Apps. 2015. Axinn Library PS 3601 .P666 I58 2015

Rec-og-nize: The Voices of Bisexual Men: An Anthology. Robyn Ochs and H. Sharif Williams (Editors) 2014. HG74.2 .U5 R42 2014

Understanding Asexuality. Anthony F. Bogert. 2012. Axinn Library. HQ21. B754 2012

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children. Diane Ehrensaft. Axinn Library. HQ1075 E36 2011.

Bisexuality in the United States: A Social Science Reader. Paula C. Rodriquez Rust. 2000. Axinn Library. HQ74.2. U5 B55 2000


Media Resources

Hofstra University Library subscribes to many streaming video platforms providing rich content relevant to the Hofstra  LGBTQ+ community. Browse using the links below, or search for titles using the library's online catalog. 


Academic Video Online LGBT Studies Channel 
Films on Demand Selection of LGBT content
Film Platform LGBT Studies Collection
Academic Video Online Stonewall Riots Channel



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