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Penn State New Kensington LGBT Resources



Amy E Rustic
Title: Reference Librarian

Penn State New Kensington




Penn State New Kensington is a welcoming environment for all students.  The Blissell Library has created a guide to aid in the location of materials realted to Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Ally resources.  Please contact us with any questions.



The Advocate




Magazines can be found in the leisure area, at the entrance of the library.   


Beyond diversity day : a Q & A on gay and lesbian issues in schools

Beyond magenta: Transgender teens speak out

Black like us : a century of lesbian, gay and bisexual African American fiction

Black queer studies : a critical anthology

Challenging homophobia and heterosexism : lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues in organizational settings

Classics in lesbian studies

Coming Out: The New Dynamics

Commitment: Love, sex, marriage, and my family

Completely queer : the gay and lesbian encyclopedia

Dignity for all: Safeguarding LGBT students

Ethereal queer: Television, historicity, desire

Excluded : making feminist and queer movements more inclusive

Fighting to Serve: Behing the Scenes in the War to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

From identity to politics : the lesbian and gay movements in the United States

Gay Life and Culture: A World History

Gay-straight alliances: A Handbook for students, educators, and parents

Global history of sexuality: The modern era

Legalizing Gay Marriage

The Lesbian and Gay Movements : Assimilation or Liberation

LGBTQ Youth and Education: Policies and Practices

Prairie silence: A memoir

Queer America

A Queer History of the US

Queer images : a history of gay and lesbian film in America

Queer: The ultimate LGBT guide for teens

A queer world : the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies reader

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders

Some assembly required: The not-so-secret life of a transgender teen

Steel closets: voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender steelworkers

The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth- Century America

Stuck in the middle with you: A memoir of parenting in three genders

To believe in women : what lesbians have done for America--a history

Trans bodies, trans selves: A resource for the transgender community

Transgender 101: A simple guide to a complex issue

Transgender Rights

A Year Straight: Confessions of a boy-crazy lesbian beauty queen


Scholarly Resources


"LGBT Life includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage of journals, newspapers, books, and magazines in LGBT studies as well as full text for some of the most important and historically significant works. Full text is available for 50+ titles including The Advocate, Gay Parent Magazine, Girlfriends, GLQ : A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies, James White Review, ISNA News, Ladder, Lesbian Tide, New York Blade, ONE, TANGENTS, and The Washington Blade."

LGBT Studies

"LGBT Studies provides students and researchers across disciplines a multi-content perspective on the LGBT political, cultural and social movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. It provides key resources of interest to students and researchers in sociology, anthropology, psychology, counseling, history, political science, gender studies, cultural studies, and religious studies." 

LGBT Research Guide (additional resources for PSU Students)