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Scholarly Readings

Beemyn, Brett, et al. Transgender Issues on College Campuses. New Directions for Student Services. Vol. 111 (2005)

Brown, Robert, et al. Assessing the Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Students Using a Multiple Perspectives Approach. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 45 Issue 1. (2004)

Evans, Nancy, and Todd Herriott. Freshmen Impressions: How Investigating the Campus Climate for LGBT Students Affected Four Freshmen Students. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 45 Issue 3.(2004)

Evans, Nancy. The Impact of LGBT Safe Zone Project on Campus Climate. Journal of College Student Development. Vol.43 Issue 4. (2002)

Ivory, Brian. LGBT Students in Community College: Characteristics, Challenges, and Recommendations. New Directions for Student Services. Vol. 111 (Fall 2005)

Renn, Kristen, and Brent Bilodeau. Leadership Identity Development Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Leaders. NASPA Journal. Vol. 42 Issue 3. (2004)

Renn, Kristen. LGBT Student Leaders and Queer Activists: Identities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Identified College Student Leaders and Activists. Journal of College Student Development. Vol. 48 Issue 3. (2007)

Other Books

Blumenfeld, Warren J. Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price. Boston. Beacon Press, 1992. Essays on the generalized effects of homophobia and heterosexism.

Dew, Robb Foreman. The Family Heart. Ballantine Books, 1994. A mother’s memoir of when her adolescent son came out…the impact on relationships within and beyond the family, and their processes for survival and growth.

Windmeyer, Shane, ed. (founder of Lambda 10 Project). Brotherhood: Gay Life in College Fraternities, Alyson Publications, 2005. Are the bonds of brotherhood strong enough to overcome homophobia within a fraternity, even when it comes to rushing openly gay or love between fraternity brothers? Those are some of the questions raised in this book.

Windemeyer, Shane, ed. Out on Fraternity Row: Personal Accounts of Being Gay in a College Fraternity, 1998. Groundbreaking anthology of college life.


Two Spirits

Before Stonewall

Tongues Untied

Paragraph 175

Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

Ask Not

Celluloid Closet

The Times of Harvey Milk

Southern Comfort

For the Bible Tells Me So

Trembling Before G-D

Pursuit of Equality



God Only Knows