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Book and Film Recommendations

We are often asked what Book/TV Shows/Films we recommend. So, here is a sample of media we think are worth checking out:

Prof Windhauser’s Recent Recommendations:

  • Showtime’s Fellow Travellers
    • Starting in the McCarthy era of the 1950s, the series, which is based on the book of the same name, follows several queer people as they navigate their lives with varying degrees of success through several decades
  • Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Melinda Lo
    • Wonderful YA novel set in the 1950s Chinatown in San Francisco
  • Non Binary: A Memoir by Genesis P-Orridge
    • Very interesting memoir about a person I’d never heard of before finding this book. They were big in the art scene in the UK and one of the originators of industrial music (among other things).
  • All That’s Left in the World by Erik Brown
    • Engaging YA dystopian novel
  • All of Us Strangers, 2023
    • Excellent film currently in theaters focusing on gay men.
  • Mutt, 2023
    • Excellent film exploring a trans masc protagonist
  • Monica, 2023
    • Excellent film exploring a trans femme protagonist forced to return home.
  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
    • Wonderful coming age story of a young girl trying to understand her uncle, who recently passed due to AIDS.

GSWS Student recommendations:

The Monster Under the Bed by JoEllen Notte

Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (fiction)

Pure by Linda Kay Kleine

Nina Here Nor There by Nick Krieger

Vibrator Nation by Lynn Comella

Bang! by Vic Liu

Ace by Angela Chen

Getting It by Allison Moon

Polysecure by Jessica Fern

Beyond Shame by Matthias Roberts

New Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty

You Know, Sex by Cory Silverberg

Between Certain Death and a Possible Future (anthology)

What Fresh Hell is this? by Heather Corinna

Queer Conception by Kristin L. Kali

Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein

Refusing Compulsory Sexuality by Sherronda Brown 

Transgender History by Susan Stryker