GLBT/Gender/Sexuality Issues

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, The (1992). The New Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women. A guidebook for helping women take care of themselves; addresses such topics as body image, health, therapy, relationships, and sexuality. (2)

Clark, D. (1987). Loving Someone Gay (Revised Ed). Written by a gay therapist, helps families and friends confront their own prejudices and confusion in order to build more meaningful relationships. Also addresses homophobia and AIDS.

DePuy, C., & Dovitch, D. (1997). The Healing Choice: Your Guide to Emotional Recovery after an Abortion. This book is designed to specifically target the many emotions a woman may feel after an abortion, including guilt, anger, and loss. Includes specific exercises to facilitate the healing process.

Fanning, P., & McKay, M. (1993). On Being A Man. Provides guidelines on various topics such as appreciating gender differences, relating to one’s father, making male friends, expressing feelings, and controlling anger.

Goldberg, H. (1979). The New Male. Discusses the conflict between traditional “macho” male
pressures and the more recent push towards sensitivity; somewhat dated. (2)
Howard, K., & Stevens, A., Eds. (2000). Out & About on Campus: Personal Accounts by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered College Students. A collection of stories from 28 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students reflecting their experiences in college.

Kelly, M. F. (1996). The Choice I Made.... Written by a young woman who had an abortion, this book describes her own healing process and offers support and suggestions for other women.

Locker, S. (2005). The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex (3rd Edition). Gives information about sex in a non-threatening format. Topics covered include sexual compatibility, initiating sex, body image, masturbation, foreplay, oral sex, sexual positions, sexual health, and overcoming sexual difficulties.

McNaught, B. (1988). On Being Gay. Gay author writes about growing up gay, coming out, being Catholic, and relationships with friends and lovers.

Owens, R. E. (1998). Queer Kids: The Challenges and Promise for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth. Written by a Geneseo professor, this book discusses issues such as coming out, meeting one’s needs, and gaining acceptance. Also offers guidelines for seeking counseling.

Richardson, D. (1988). Women & AIDS. Reviews origins of AIDS and discusses how AIDS affects women’s lives. Also addresses safe sex and prevention, living with AIDS, and caring for people with AIDS; includes resource list.

Reid, J. (1973). The Best Little Boy in the World. An old but classic book; the true story of one man’s struggle to come to terms with being gay.

Waxman, J. (2007). Getting Off: A Woman’s Guide to Masturbation. This book celebrates female sexuality and encourages masturbation as a healthy expression of this; includes social/historical perspectives, tips on techniques, strategies on developing fantasies, and plenty of detailed resources.

Wolf, N. (1991). The Beauty Myth. Well-known work which reviews how images of beauty are used against women in work, culture, religion, sex, hunger, and violence.