It was while excitedly going through this list of LGBT Labor History, featuring links to articles, books and interviews that show the extensive influence of organizing, building and advocating LGBTQ+ people had in the labor movement, that I thought to look into the library catalog to see what parts of queer political history have been written about so far.
As with many marginalized groups, not all of this history will be available in book form, or will be uncovered yet. But, as with other marginalized groups, the existence, rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ have been frequently litigated and challenged by laws and ballot measures.
The struggle to change that – to fight back – is gaining more and more coverage in mainstream publications, in part because of the 50th anniversary of Pride in 2019. Here is a selection of recent-ish non-memoir and non-biographical titles (and one indispensable classic) on different aspects of queer political struggle and how the politicization of queerness has shaped LGBTQ+ lives and communities.
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