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LGBTQ History in Government Documents: Selected LGBTQ History Sources

Selected Sources

Benemann, William. Male-male Intimacy in Early America: Beyond Romantic Friendships.  New York, NY: Harrington Park Press, 2006.

Berube, Allan.  Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II.  New York, NY: Free Press, 1990

Charles, Douglas M. Hoover's War on Gays: Exposing the FBI's "Sex Deviates" Program.  Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 2015.

D'Emilio, John and Freedman, Estelle B.  Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Chin, Gabriel J and Vilazor, Rose.  The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: Legislating a New America. New York, NY: Canbridge University Press, 2015.

D'Emilio, John.  Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States. 1940-1970.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Eskridge Jr., William N.  "History of LGBT: Federal Law and Policy" in Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered History in America. Editor: Marc Stein. Volume 1. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004.

Johnson, David K. The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Katz, Jonathan.  Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A: A Documentary History. New York, NY: Meridian, 1992

Lewis, Gregory B. “Lifting the Ban on Gays in the Civil Service: Federal Policy toward Gay and Lesbian Employees since the Cold War.” Public Administration Review: Vol. 57, No. 5 (Sep. - Oct., 1997), pp. 387-395.

Sullivan, Gerard. "A Bibliographic Guide to Government Hearings and Reports, Legislative Action, and Speeches Made in the House and Senate of the United States Congress on the Subject of Homosexuality." Journal of Homosexuality: Vol. 10, No. 1-2 (1984), pp. 135-189.