Gay & Lesbian Textbooks
Many of humanity’s great artists, thinkers, innovators, and leaders have fallen outside of the heteronormative compass. Their lives of significance demonstrate that diversity in sexual identity extends to the most accomplished and celebrated of our kind. The profundity of their works invites analysis of not just their professional lives, but their personal lives as well. This holistic examination of important, non-heteronormative personages is an aspect of the academic field of Queer Studies. Also known as Sexual Diversity Studies, Queer Studies is dedicated to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people where it examines the ontology, history, biology, and perspective of the LGBT experience. Students in this field commonly study LGBT writers both ancient and modern, like the poetry of Sappho, the plays of Oscar Wilde, the short stories of Truman Capote, the modernism of Gertrude Stein, the philosophy of Michel Foucault, and the essays of Stephen Fry. The works of these people are but salient examples of the innumerable contributions that LGBT people have made and continue to make to society, of how they’ve enriched our culture, and how they inform us of the human condition. You can find the works of these and other LGBT authors at Bookbyte.