This guide provides access to a selected list of resources pertaining to LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning/Queer plus) issues and interests and available at the Bradford campus, through the University Library System, and on the open
PITTCat+is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.
"Growing up as a lesbian with an overly dramatic mother and a father who did everything he could to keep his wife happy while holding their family together, taught Cam that sometimes "I love you" really isn't enough. When she and her girlfriend Lee break up after six years together, she watches her "1, 4, 3" walk out the door. In Lee's wake, a spark ignites in Cam's soul, and she follows her rekindled longing for adventure to the West Coast and a new life."
"Part political thriller, part meditation on social change, part love story, The Children of Harvey Milk tells the epic stories of courageous men and women around the world who came forward to make their voices heard during the struggle for equal rights."
"If you are transgendered, the feeling of wanting your body to match the sex you feel you are never goes away."
Trans* in College
by Z. Nicolazzo
Call Number: LC2574.6 N52 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders."
"SELF-ish is a narrative drawn from an international life, beginning with some early glimpses out at the world by a girl in a boy's body. Chloe Schwenke was raised as Stephen in a Marine Corps family, and was sent off at age fourteen to "man-up" at a military academy. Later--and still embodied as a man--she ventured abroad to work in some of the roughest regions of Africa, the Gaza Strip, Turkey, and many other locales. Her far-flung global journey was matched in intensity by an inner identity and spiritual struggle and the associated ravages of depression, before she came to the revelation of being a transgender woman. At a time when many Americans are just waking up to the reality of the transgender phenomenon, this portrayal of Chloe's life, her challenging gender transition, and her many accomplishments and adventures along the way (including being among the first three transgender political appointees in U.S. history, under President Obama), creates a poignant story of authenticity, self-discovery, and the meaning of gender set against a fascinating international backdrop."
"An in-depth look at the role of media in the struggle for transgender inclusion."
To My Trans Sisters
by Charlie Craggs (Editor)
Call Number: HQ77.9 T6 2017
Publication Date: 2017
"Dedicated to trans women everywhere, this inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women shares the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are."
"A timely second edition of the classic text on transgender history, with a new introduction and updated material throughout Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-'70s to 1990-the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s. Transgender History includes informative sidebars highlighting quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history and brief biographies of key players, plus excerpts from transgender memoirs and discussion of treatments of transgenderism in popular culture."