List issued in June 2004 by Publishing Triangle, a group consisting of more than 250 gay and lesbian writers, editors, agents, and publishers.


  1. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the 14th Century by John Boswell
  2. Sexual Behavior in the Human Male by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, and Clyde E. Martin
  3. Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the USA–A Documentary by Jonathan Ned Katz
  4. The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault
  5. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940–1970 by John D’Emilio
  6. This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria AnzaldTa
  7. Symposium by Plato
  8. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
  9. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler
  10. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde
  11. Surpassing the Love of Men by Lillian Faderman
  12. Christopher and His Kind, 1929–1939 by Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies by Vito Russo
  14. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
  15. The Homosexuality of Men and Women by Magnus Hirschfeld
  16. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
  17. Lesbian/Woman by Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon
  18. Sexual Inversion by Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds
  19. Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
  20. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality by Sigmund Freud
  21. Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary in which is contained, in chronological order, evidence of the true and fantastical history of those persons now called lesbians and gay men by Jonathan Ned Katz
  22. Borderlands = La Frontera by Gloria E. AnzaldTa
  23. The Wolfenden Report: Report of the Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution
  24. Reports from the Holocaust: The Making of an AIDS Activist by Larry Kramer
  25. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890–1940 by George Chauncey
  26. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell
  27. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two by Allan Bérubé
  28. Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, edited by Martin Duberman, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey
  29. Sexual Behavior in the Human Female by Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin, and Paul Gebhard
  30. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette
  31. De Profundis [Epistola: In Carcere et Vinculis] by Oscar Wilde
  32. The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women by Edward Carpenter
  33. Sex-Variant Women in Literature by Jeannette H. Foster
  34. The Homosexual in America: A Subjective Approach by Donald Webster Cory
  35. Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation by Dennis Altman
  36. Sexual Politics by Kate Millett
  37. The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  38. Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
  39. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette
  40. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
  41. Coming Out: Homosexual Politics in Britain by Jeffrey Weeks
  42. A Restricted Country by Joan Nestle
  43. A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  44. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, edited by Henry Abelove, Michèle Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin
  45. Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany
  46. The Straight Mind and Other Essays by Monique Wittig
  47. Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution by Jill Johnston
  48. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Madeline D. Davis
  49. The Construction of Homosexuality by David F. Greenberg
  50. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America by John D’Emilio and Estelle Freedman
  51. Sapphistry: The Book of Lesbian Sexuality by Pat Califia
  52. Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó sus Labios by Cherríe Moraga
  53. Phaedrus by Plato
  54. The Joy of Gay Sex: An Intimate Guide for Gay Men to the Pleasures of a Gay Lifestyle by Charles Silverstein and Edmund White
  55. Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America by Esther Newton
  56. Passions of the Cut Sleeve: The Male Homosexual Tradition in China by Bret Hinsch
  57. The Homosexual Emancipation Movement in Germany by James Steakley
  58. Being Homosexual: Gay Men and Their Development by Richard A. Isay
  59. In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences by Truman Capote
  60. This Sex Which Is Not One by Luce Irigaray
  61. The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter J. Gomes
  62. The First and Second Books of Samuel (David and Jonathan)
  63. My Father and Myself by J. R. Ackerley
  64. Sexual Ecology: AIDS and the Destiny of Gay Men by Gabriel Rotello
  65. Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence by Michael Rocke
  66. Male Colors: The Construction of Male Homosexuality in Tokugawa Japan by Gary P. Leupp
  67. Positively Gay: New Approaches to Gay and Lesbian Life, edited by Betty Berzon
  68. What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak
  69. Studies in the History of the Renaissance by Walter Pater
  70. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann *
  71. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in 20th-Century America by Lillian Faderman
  72. Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation, edited by Karla Jay and Allen Young
  73. The Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary–A Non-fiction Account, with Commentaries, of 3 Days and Nights in the Sexual Underground by John Rechy
  74. Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas
  75. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
  76. Tearoom Trade: Impersonal Sex in Public Places by Laud Humphreys
  77. Genet: A Biography by Edmund White
  78. Cherry Grove, Fire Island: 60 Years in America’s First Gay and Lesbian Town by Esther Newton
  79. Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey by Martin Duberman
  80. Our Bodies, Ourselves: A Book by and for Women by the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
  81. Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  82. Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of Its Founder by Harry Hay
  83. A Problem in Greek Ethics by John Addington Symonds
  84. The Lesbian Body by Monique Wittig
  85. Corydon by André Gide
  86. Skin: Talking About Sex, Class, and Literature by Dorothy Allison
  87. Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to RuPaul by Leslie Feinberg
  88. Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds by Judy Grahn
  89. Inventing AIDS by Cindy Patton
  90. The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedomby Barbara Smith
  91. Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton
  92. Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory edited by Michael Warner
  93. Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism by Elly Bulkin, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and Barbara Smith
  94. Men like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
  95. Byron and Greek Love: Homophobia in 19th-Century England by Louis Crompton
  96. The Pursuit of Sodomy: Male Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment Europe edited by Kent Gerard and Gert Hekma
  97. Queer in America: Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power by Michelangelo Signorile
  98. United States: Essays, 1952–1992 by Gore Vidal
  99. The Leatherman’s Handbook by Larry Townsend
  100. Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience edited by Russell Leong

* Quatrefoil does not own one title (#70).