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LGBTQIAP+ History Month: Book Spotlights

Finding Scholarly Resources

Search WPI LIBRARY SEARCH for books, articles, media and more!


Suggested search terms and keywords:

Gay liberation movement          Gay rights ​                 Gender identity           Hate crimes                         

Homophobia                              Homosexuality           Queer theory             Sexual orientation                 

Same-sex marriage                   Sexual minority          Transgenderism        Sexuality                        

Gordon Library Featured LGBTQIAP+ Book Collection

The Gordon Library invites you to browse our LGTBQIAP+ e-book collection! Resources have been curated to provide support in subject areas such as Black LGTBQIAP+, trans & gender Identity, marriage & adoption equality, minorities, culture, & region specific LGTBQIAP+ issues, other general LGTBQIAP+ resources, and some LGTBQIAP+ fiction for recreational reading. This collection is not a reflection of all LGTBQIAP+ resources available at Gordon Library. We hope you enjoy!  

Recommended Reading and Queer Literary Awards

Sexuality in the Stacks

Browse the shelf with the call numbers below for LGBTQIAP+ resources. 

HQ12-449 Sexual life

HQ19-30.7 Sexual behavior and attitudes. Sexuality [Gender identity and queer theory]

HQ31-64 Sex instruction and sexual ethics

HQ74-74.2 Bisexuality

HQ75-76.8 Homosexuality. Lesbianism

HQ77-77.95 Transvestism, Transexualism [Transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, gender queer]

HQ793 - 799.2 Youth. Adolescents. Teenagers [Special emphasis on LGBTQIAP+ homeless youth, youth movements]

HQ981-996 Polygamy

LC2574-2576 Gays. Lesbians. Bisexuals

Subject Headings

Subject Headings are a great way to navigate a subject in mind, but don't know a particular book you are looking for. They can also help lead to you related subjects or topics in your research. Here are some LGBTQIAP+ subject headings you can use to find books. For a more detailed list, check out Indiana University Bloomington's List of LGBTQIAP+ LOC Subject Headings. In the advanced search feature, change your search filters from "any field" to "subject" and input these into the search bar.

  • Sexual orientation.
  • Asexuality (Sexual orientation).
  • Bisexuality
  • Gays.
  • Lesbians.
  • Gender identity
  • Gender nonconformity.
  • Intersex people.
  • Transgender people. 
  • Queer theory.
  • Gender nonconformity.
  • Gay rights.
  • Non-monogamous relationships.
  • Sexual behavior.
  • Sexology--History.
  • Sexual orientation--Fiction.
  • Sexual minority community.