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LGBTQIA+ Resources

Here you will find a list of general LGBTQIA+ resources that are not directly related to, but still relevant to BL media, women's literature and Global issues within the queer community. This also includes topics which are often overlooked or ignored such as racism, femmephobia, and AFAB identities and gender presentation.





  1. Barker, Meg-John, Alex Iantaffi, and C. N. Lester. 2019. Life isn't binary: on being both, beyond, and in-between.

  2. Baudinette, T. (2021). Regimes of desire: Young gay men, media, and masculinity in Tokyo.

  3. Butler, Judith. 2015. Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity.

  4. Decker, Julie Sondra. 2015. The invisible orientation: an introduction to asexuality.

  5. Doonan, Simon. 2019. Drag: the complete story.

  6. Halberstam, Jack. 2019. Female Masculinity.

  7. Halberstam, Judith, and Del LaGrace Volcano. 1999. The Drag king book. London: Serpent's Tail.

  8. Heller, Meredith. 2020. Queering Drag: redefining the discourse of gender-bending.

  9. Huba, Jackie, and Shelly Stewart Kronbergs. 2016. Fiercely You: Be Fabulous and Confident by Thinking Like a Drag Queen. Oakland: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

  10. Mogul, Joey L., Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock. 2011. Queer (in)justice: the criminalization of LGBT people in the United States.

  11. Nanda, Serena. 2014. Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations.

  12. Potts, Morgan. 2019. The A-Z of gender and sexuality: from Ace to Ze.

  13. Puar, Jasbir K. 2018. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Duke University Press.

  14. Riemer Matthew and Leighton Brown. 2019. We Are Everywhere: Protest Power and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation First ed. California: Ten Speed Press.

  15. ed. Shawna Tang, Hendri Yulius Wijaya. 2022. Queer Southeast Asia.

  16. Silva, Tony J. 2021. Still Straight: Sexual Flexibility Among White Men in Rural America.

  17. Snorton, C. Riley. 2018. Black on Both Sides: a Racial History of Trans Identity. University of Minnesota Press.

  18. Stryker, Susan. 2008. Transgender history. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

  19. Ward, Elizabeth Jane. 2015. Not Gay: Sex Between Straight White Men. New York: New York University Press.

  20. Wilchins, Riki Anne. 1997. Read my lips: sexual subversion and the end of gender. Ithaca, N.Y.: Firebrand Books.

  21. Ziv, Amalia. 2015. Explicit Utopias: Rewriting the Sexual in Women's Pornography. State University of New York Press, Albany.



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  1. "A History of Leather at Pride: 1965-1995"

  2. Accented Cinema (2022) "Leslie Cheung & Hong Kong LGBT Cinema | Video Essay"

  3. Alexandre, Lily. (2022) "Why Is Queer Discourse So Toxic?"

  4. Attwood, Feona, Clarissa Smith & Martin Barker (2021) "Engaging with pornography: an examination of women aged 18–26 as porn consumers", Feminist Media Studies, 21:2, 173-188, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2019.1681490.

  5. Baker, Paul. 2003. "No effeminates please: a corpus-based analysis of masculinity via personal adverts in Gay News/Times 1973-2000". Sociological Review. 243.

  6. Baudinette, Thomas. “‘Finding the Law’ through Creating and Consuming Gay Manga in Japan: From Heteronormativity to Queer Activism.” Law and Justice in Japanese Popular Culture: From Crime Fighting Robots to Duelling Pocket Monsters (2018): 155–167. Print.

  7. Bellamy, Walker Tat, "Not Manly Enough: Femmephobia’s Stinging Impact on the Transmasculine Community" (2019). CUNY

  8. Berrick, Genevieve. 2008. "Drag king: camp acts, queer bodies, desiring audiences". Traffic (Parkville, Vic). (10): 207-222.

  9. Blair, K. L., & Hoskin, R. A. (2018). "Transgender exclusion from the world of dating". Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 026540751877913. doi:10.1177/0265407518779139

  10. Burns, Katelyn. "The rise of anti-trans “radical” feminists, explained". Vox, September 5, 2019.

  11. Carland-Echavarria, Patrick. (2022) "We Do Not Live to Be Productive: LGBT Activism and the
    Politics of Productivity in Contemporary Japan"
    . The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Vol. 20: Issue 2: No 1.

  12. Dhoest, Alexander. 2020. "Homonationalism and Media." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. 17 Dec. 2020.

  13. Fairchild, Phaylen. "Why Are More Gay Men Turning On Transgender People?" Medium. Nov 5, 2018,

  14. Feinberg, Leslie. 2020. Stone Butch Blues. Firebrand Books.

  15. GLSEN. 2021 “Policy Maps.” GLSEN, May 25, 2021.

  16. Graham, Sadie. 2018. How Our Cultural Obsession With Platonic 'Girlfriends' Sidelines Queer Women. VICE.

    August 6, 2018.

  17. Hale, Sadie E, and Tomás Ojeda. 2018. "Acceptable femininity? Gay male misogyny and the policing of queer femininities". European Journal of Women's Studies. 25 (3): 310-324.

  18. Hoskin, Rhea. (2020). "Femininity? It's the Aesthetic of Subordination": Examining Femmephobia, the Gender Binary, and Experiences of Oppression Among Sexual and Gender Minorities". Archives of Sexual Behavior. 10.1007/s10508-020-01641-x.

  19. Hoskin, Rhea A. (2019). “Femmephobia: The Role of Anti-Femininity and Gender Policing in LGBTQ+ People’s Experiences of Discrimination.” Sex Roles 81, 686–703 (2019).

  20. Hoskin, Rhea. (2017). "Femme Interventions and the Proper Feminist Subject: Critical Approaches to Decolonizing Western Feminist Pedagogies". Cogent Social Sciences. 3. 10.1080/23311886.2016.1276819.

  21. Jotanovic, Dejan. 2019.“The problem when gay culture fetishises masculinity above all else.” The Guardian. February 1, 2019.


      • “It’s in the way we continue clinging onto straight cis women as our “gay icons”, spinning Kylie on the decks, and accepting hyper-femininity and feminine parody through our drag. But women in the club? Unacceptable... The “woman in the gay club” mythology dances around this extraordinary assumption that she’s there to exude heterosexuality, always planning the next hen’s do. I don’t disagree that the commodification by straight cisgender women is an issue, but what’s so remarkable about this assumption is that it erases lesbian, bi, and queer women from our venues and community. It denies them access and existence, and in doing so, reasserts gay men’s unbridled privilege and power over the queer umbrella.”

  22. Lin, Tony. September 2021. Documentary. "How China’s Queer Youth Built an Underground Ballroom Scene." VICE NEWS.

  23. Mula, Rick and Law Fellow. “Wonky Wednesday: Racism in Gay Online Dating.” National LGBTQ Task Force.

  24. Oifer, Eric. 2001. "The Sexuality of Gender: Gay Male Social Theories and Their Relations to Women". Social Thought & Research. 24 (1-2): 187-235.

  25. 邱愷欣 (2008). 「性」的手段,「非性」的目的 : 日本色情A片在台北之使用: Sexual means and nonsexual ends: the use of Japanese adult videos in Taipei. In 王向華 (Ed.), 媒介擬想 : 日本情色/華人慾望: Envisage : a journal book of Chinese media studies : Japanese pornography and Chinese desires (pp. 107-133). 遠流出版事業股份有限公司.

  26. "Queer Japan". 2020. Documentary.

  27. Sánchez, Francisco J., Stefanie T. Greenberg, William Ming Liu, and Eric Vilain. 2009. "Reported Effects of Masculine Ideals on Gay Men". Psychology of Men & Masculinity. 10 (1): 73-87.

    • “For instance, Bergling (2001) reported on gay men who rigidly enact traditional masculine ideals and experience a “fear” of effeminate gay men.”

    • “—“A site for [gay] guys that like sports, can change their own car’s oil, or just don’t fit the effeminate stereotype” (text taken from Website’s homepage)—offered an on-line discussion area where many posting revered traditional masculine ideals and expressed hostility towards effeminate gay men (see Clarkson, 2006).”

    • “However, most of the characteristics that are associated with masculinity and femininity are socially constructed. That is, social groups define what is and is not masculine and feminine. More specifically, scholars have noted that the dominant group typically defines what are appropriate behaviors for a given gender, and that subordination and marginalization of those who violate these norms are used to sustain the constructs (Connell, 2005).”

    • “For instance, one proposed component of traditional masculinity ideology is that men should be hypersexual and sexually objectify others (Mahalik et al., 2003). Sexual objectification of people—be it by a person or through media images—negatively affects the self-esteem and self-image of those who are objectified (Fredrickson, Roberts, Noll, Quinn, & Twenge, 1998; Martins, Tiggemann, & Kirkbride, 2007).”

  28. Shapiro, Eve. 2007. "Drag Kinging and the Transformation of Gender Identities". Gender & Society. 21 (2): 250-271.

  29. "‘Shinjuku Boys’, Stories from a Transgender Host Club: A 1995 documentary film interviews ‘onabe’ hosts, transitioning men who entertain female clients in Tokyo’s nightlife." (2021)

  30. Stenel, Elyan. (2022). "Transnormativity and Trans(gender)nationalism through Transmasculine representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Fandom."

  31. "Street transvestite action revolutionaries: survival, revolt, and queer antagonist struggle." 2006. UNTORELLI PRESS.

  32. "Takarazuka: The Interplay between All-female Musicals and Girls' Culture in Japan" (2022).

  33. Taylor, Verta, and Leila J. Rupp. 2005. "When the Girls Are Men: Negotiating Gender and Sexual Dynamics in a Study of Drag Queens". Signs. 30 (4): 2115-2139.

  34. "The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project" (2021). University of Minnesota.

  35. "The Queer Zine Archive Project" (2014).

  36. 'Trans Reads.' (2022).

  37. Wang, S., & Ding, R. (2022). “Business Inquiries are Welcome”: Sex Influencers and the Platformization of Non-normative Media on Twitter. Television & New Media.

  38. Ward, Jane. 2016. "Dyke Methods: A Meditation on Queer Studies and the Gay Men Who Hate It." Women's Studies Quarterly 44, no. 3/4 (2016): 68-85.

  39. Weiss, Jillian Todd. 2004. “GL vs. BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia within the U.S. Gay and Lesbian Community.” Journal of Bisexuality. January 15, 2004. Vol. 3: 25-55.

    • “As we have seen, the historical circumstances of the construction of homosexuality in the U.S. created power relations, which called both for a more inclusive grouping and, at the same time, for a more exclusive grouping. These power relations created the four different groups of which the homosexual community are composed, assigning them different identities, different resources, different spaces in the political sphere. It is these social constructions that created the environment for identity politics within the homosexual community. To the extent that this identity politics has created prejudice and discrimination within the community”

    • “Gays and lesbians campaigned for acceptance by suggesting that they were “just like you,” but with the single (but extremely significant) exception of partners of the same sex. This fueled the tensions between accomodationist tendencies in the gay/lesbian community and gender ambiguity. It was perceived that gender ambiguity (echoing the Greek disdain for passivity) that channeled the stigma of illegitimacy. It was not surprising, therefore, that some homosexuals sought to lessen the stigma of homosexuality by rejecting the stigma of “inappropriate” gendered behavior.”

  40. Yaling, Jiang. (2022). "China’s ‘Anti-Sissy’ Campaign Unleashes a Wave of Online Transphobia: A growing number of transgender Chinese were finding success as social media influencers. Then came a crackdown on “sissy” men." Sixth Tone.

  41.  Zanghellini, A. (2020). Philosophical Problems With the Gender-Critical Feminist Argument Against Trans Inclusion. SAGE Open.

  42. Zhao, Jamie J. (2022) "Queer Chinese Media and Pop Culture." Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford University Press.    

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