LGBT books that have shaped the course of my queer life

A Listmania! list by S. Wong "mingerspice" (San Francisco, CA)
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My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely
1.  My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely by Kate Bornstein
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  "An mind-opening experience. You may never look at anything or anyone, especially yourself,  the same way again."
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PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality
2.  PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality by Carol A. Queen
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  "Strong collection of essays about the fluidity of sexuality and gender"
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Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents
3.  Coming Out to Parents: A Two-Way Survival Guide for Lesbians and Gay Men and Their Parents by Mary V. Borhek
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  "A sensible, generous, sympathetic guide to coming out to family."
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Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue
4.  Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue by Leslie Feinberg
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  "A moving call to unified action for the LGBTQ communities"
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Anti-Gay
5.  Anti-Gay by Mark Simpson
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  "This book really shook my pink little world when I first read it, having been previously subsisting on a diet of Signorile and Sullivan (two books below)"
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Virtually Normal
6.  Virtually Normal by Andrew Sullivan
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  "Dealing succintly with the idiocy and illogic of naive social conservatives is what Sullivan does best"
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The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life
7.  The Trouble With Normal: Sex, Politics, and the Ethics of Queer Life by Michael Warner
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  "Focusses on marriage as a specific case of how America (even gay America) is F***ed Up About Sex"
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The Columbia Reader on Lesbians & Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics
8.  The Columbia Reader on Lesbians & Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics by Larry Gross
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  "A reader I have returned to again and again. A great help to anyone who wants to improve their understanding of LGB (not so much T) history and culture in America"
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Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality
9.  Queer Science: The Use and Abuse of Research into Homosexuality by Simon LeVay
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  "In which LeVay tells why the scientific study of sexuality matters and perhaps just as importantly, why it does not."
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Q & A: Queer in Asian America (Asian American History & Cultu)
10.  Q & A: Queer in Asian America (Asian American History & Cultu) by Alvin Eng
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  "Another reader I return to often. Rich source of recent writing on LGBT Asian Americans and their concerns (yes, Transgender issues get a fair voice, Hooray!)"
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Giovanni's Room
11.  Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
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  "Disturbing. Admittedly, I read it at a bad time in my life."
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Faggots
12.  Faggots by Larry Kramer
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  "Again, disturbing. The fact that it was written and published just before public knowledge about AIDS adds an horribly ominous layer to the book."
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Stuck Rubber Baby
13.  Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse
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  "Gorgeous, extremely human graphic novel. Classic."
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