Celebrating Black LGBTQIA Stories: Selections from the Gender and Sexuality Studies Collection

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In celebration of Pride Month this year, Princeton University Library highlights the following books written by Black LGBTQIA authors or about Black LGBTQIA lives, stories, and histories, selected from the Gender & Sexuality Studies Collection at Firestone Library. PUL is committed to preserving, featuring, and supporting these historically underrepresented voices in the collections. 

Books available online: 

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
C. Riley Snorton

Black Sexuality Studies
Robert Reid-Pharr

The Bold World: A Memoir
Jodie Patterson

How We Fight For Our Lives: A Memoir
Saeed Jones

No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies
E. Patrick Johnson (ed.)

Semi Queer: Inside the World of Gay, Trans, and Black Truck Drivers
Anne Balay

Sensual Excess: Queer Feminity and Brown Jouissance
Amber Jamilla Musser

Trans: Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities
Rogers Brubaker

The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom
Barbara Smith

Books available for pick up

Handbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
Debra A. Harley and Pamela B. Teaster (eds.)

Jam on the Vine: A Novel
LaShonda Katrice Barnett

Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies
Rinaldo Walcott

Queer Times, Black Futures
Kara Keeling

Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen
Kortney Ryan Ziegler

Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston
William T. Hoston

The Tradition
Jericho Brown

Your Silence Will Not Protect You
Audre Lorde

Compiled by Sara Howard, Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies and Student Engagement and Stephanie Ramírez, Communications Specialist and Staff Writer

Media contact: Barbara Valenza, Director of Library Communications