Wayne Dynes


A Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT)  Arts Bibliography


Also published in Febr. 2011 at


Reproduced here wit the permission of the author

These listings are intended to complement those in my book
Homosexuality: A Research Guide, New York: Garland, 1987. Also here:


The following roster has an international and theoretical emphasis. Omitted are monographs on particular performers and directors, as well as popular books that simply atalogue films, which have dated.

Alwood, Edward. Straight News: Gays, Lesbians, and the News Media. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon II. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977.

Benshoff, Harry M. Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997.

Benshoff, Harry M., and Sean Griffin. eds. Queer Cinema: The Reader. New York: Routledge, 2004.

______, Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

Bertelli, Pino. Cinegay: l’omosessualità nella lanterna magica. Rome: Libreria Croce, 2002.

Bocchi, Pier Maria. Mondo Queer: cinema e militanza gay. Turin: Lindau, 2005.

Bryant, Wayne M. Bisexual Characters in Film: From Anaís to Zee. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1997.

Burger, John R. One-Handed Histories: The Eroto-Politics of Gay Male Video Pornography. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1995.

Clum, John. “He’s All Man”: Learning Masculinity, Gayness, and Love from American Movies. New York: Palgrave, 2002.

Coyne Kelly, Kathleen, and Tison Pugh. Queer Movie Medievalisms. Farnham, Eng., and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009.

Darren, Alison. Lesbian Film Guide (Sexual Politics). New York: Continuum, 2000. [A-Z guide]

Davies, Steven Paul. Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema. Harpenden: Kamera Books, 2008.

Day, James T., ed. Queer Sexualities in French and Francophone Literature and Film. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2007. [conference publication]

DeAngelis, Michael. Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. Durham: Duke University Press, 2001.

Delabre, Anne, and Didier Roth-Bettoni. Le cinėma français et l’homosexualité. Paris: Danger Public, 2009.

Dennis Jeffery P. Queering Teen Culture: All-American Boys and Same-sex Desire in Film and Television. New York Harrington Park Press, 2006.

Doty, Alexander. Flaming Classics: Queering the Film Canon. London: Routledge, 2000.

_____, Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993.

_____, and Corey K. Creekmur, eds. Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1995.

Duralde, Alonso. 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men. Los Angeles: Advocate Books, 2005.

Dyer, Richard. Now You See It: Studies on Lesbian and Gay Film. New York: Routledge, 1990.
_______. London: BFI Publishing, 1999.

Ehrenstein, David. Open Secret: Gay Hollywood 1928-2000. New York: Perennial, 2000.

Escoffier, Jeffrey. Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema from Beefcake to Hardcore. Philadelphia: Running Press, 2009.

Garsi, Jean-François. Cinémas homosexuels. Paris: Papyrus, 1983.

Gever, Martha, John Greyson, and Pratihba Parmar, eds. Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Films and Video. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Grosssman, Andrew, ed. Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2000.

Hadleigh, Boze. Conversations with My Elders. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.

Hall, Jeanne. Gay and Lesbian Film Production and Reception. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University School of Film, 1992.

Hanson, Ellis. Outtakes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1999.

Hays, Matthew, ed. The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers. Vancouver, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007.

Heathcote, Owen, Alex Hughes, and James S Williams. Gay Signatures: Gay and Lesbian Theory, Fiction and Film in France, 1945-1995. Oxford and New York: Berg, 1998.

Hofler, Robert. The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson: The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson.
New York: Carroll & Graf, 2005.

Hofmann, Miriam. Weibliche Homosexualität im Spielfilm. Eine Analyse anhand ausgewählter Beispiele. Hamburg: Diplomica Verlag, 2009.

Holmund, Chris, and Cynthia Fuchs.
Between the Sheets, in the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.

Howes, Keith. Broadcasting It: An Encyclopedia of Homosexuality on Film, Radio, and TV in the Uk 1923-1993. London: Cassell, 1993.

Keller, James R. Queer (Un)friendly film and television. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2002.

Kramer, Gary M. Independent Queer Cinema: Reviews and Interviews. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2006.

Kuzniar, Alice. The Queer German Cinema. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.

Lang, Robert. Masculine Interests: Homoerotics in Hollywood Films. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.

Lauretis, Teresa de. The Practice of Love: Lesbian Sexuality and Perverse Desire. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.

Leraton, René-Paul. Gay Porn: Le Film porno gay: histoire, représentations et construction d'une sexualité. Béziers: H & O Editions, 2002.

Leung, Helen Hok-Sze. Undercurrents: Queer Culture and Postcolonial Hong Kong. Vancouver: UCB Press, 2008.

Mann, William J. Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.

Melo, Adrián. Otras historias de amor: gays, lesbianas y travestis en el cine argentino. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Lea, 2008.

Mira, Alberto. Miradas insumisas: gays y lesbiana en el cine. Barcelona: Egales, 2008.

Murray, Raymond. Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video. Philadelphia: TLA Publications, 1994.

Patanè, Vincenzo. 100 classici del cinema gay: i film che cambiano la vita, 1931-1994. Venice: Cicero, 2009.

Peele, Thomas. Queer Popular Culture: Literature, Media, Film, and Television. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Porter, Darwin, and Danforth Prince. Fifty Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made. Blood Moon Productions, 2010.

Rees-Roberts. Nick. French Queer Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

Roen, Paul. High Camp: A Gay Guide to Camp and Cult Films. Vol. 1. San Francisco: Leyland Publications, 1994,

Roth-Bettoni, Didier, L’homosexualité au cinéma. Paris: Musardine, 2007.

Russo, Vito. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies. Rev. ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1987.

Saunders, Michael William. Imps of the Perverse: Gay Monsters in Film. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.

Schinardi, Roberto. Cinema gay, l’ennesimo genere. Fiesole, Italy: Cadmo, 2002.

Schock, Axel. Out im Kino!: das lesbisch-schwule Filmlexicon. Berlin: Querverlag, 2003.

Smith, Paul Julian. Laws of Desire: Questions of Homosexuality in Spanish Writing and Film, 1960-1990. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992.

Stacey, Jackie, and Sarah Street, eds. Queer Screen: A Screen Reader. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

Suárez, Juan A. Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars: Avant-Garde, Mass Culture, and Gay Identities in the 1960s Underground Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Summers, Claude J., ed. The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2005. [articles selected from http://www.glbtq.com]

Tyler, Parker. Screening the Sexes: Homosexuality in the Movies. New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1972.

Waldron, Darren. Queering Contemporary French Popular Cinema: Images and their Reception. New York: Peter Lang, 2009.

Wallace, David. A City Comes Out: How Celebrities Made Palm Springs a Gay and Lesbian Paradise. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade, 2008.

Waugh, Thomas. The Fruit Machine: Twenty Years of Writings on Queer Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.

______.The Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering Sexualities, Nations, Cinemas. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.

Weiss, Andrea. Violets and Vampires: Lesbians in Film. London: Penguin, 1993.

White, Patricia. Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.


In addition to the following listings, note also” GLSG Newsletter, the Gay & Lesbian Study Group of the American Musicological Society (1991- ).

André, Naomi. Voicing Gender: Castrati, Travesti, and the Second Woman in Early-Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2006.

Andriote, John-Manuel. Hot Stuff: A Brief History of Disco. New York: Harper-Collins, 2001.

Blackmer, Corinne E., and Patricia Juliana Smith, eds. En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Brett, Philip, Elizabeth Wood, and Gary C. Thomas, eds. Queering the Pitch: The New Gay and Lesbian Musicology. New York and London: Routledge, 1994.

Freitas, Roger. Portrait of a Castrato: Politics, Patronage, and Music in the Life of Atto Melani. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Fuller, Sophie, and Lloyd Whitesell, eds. Queer Episodes in Music and Modern Identity Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Gill, John. Queer Noises: Male and Female Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century Music. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.

Hadley, Boze. The Vinyl Closet: Gays in the Music World. San Diego: Los Hombres Press, 1991.

________. Sing Out: Gays and Lesbians in the Music World. New York: Barricade Books, 1997.

Hubbs, Nadine. The Queer Composition of America’s Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

Koestenbaum, Wayne. The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

Kopelson, Kevin. Beethoven's Kiss: Pianism, Perversion, and the Mastery of Desire. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996.

Peraino, Judiith Ann. Listening to the Sirens: Musical Technologies of Queer Identity from Homer to Hedwig.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Raber, Ralf J. Wir sind wie wir sind: Ein Jahrhundert homosexuelle Liebe auf Schallplatte und CD.
Hamburg: Männerschwarm, 2010.

Smith, Richard. Seduced and Abandoned: Essays on Gay Men and Popular Music. London: Cassel, 1995.

Solie, Ruth, ed. Musicology and Difference: Gender and Sexuality in Music Scholarship. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.

Studer, Wayne. Rock on the Wild Side: Gay Male Images in Popular Music of the Rock Era. San Francisco: Leyland Publications, 1994.

Summers, Claude, ed. Queer [a selection of entries from http://www.glbtq.com]

Whitely, Sheila, and Jennifer Rycenga, Queering the Popular Pitch. London: Routledge, 2006.


This roster focuses on gay and lesbian art in the Euro-American tradition since the Renaissance, taking the view that Greco-Roman, Islamic, and Asian art are best examined in their own contexts. Also, monographs on individual artists are excluded from the listing.

From the profusion of popular male-nude volumes intended to reach a gay audience, only a small selection is offered here.

Aldrich, Robert, ed. Gay Life and Culture: A World History. London: Thames and Hudson; and New York: Universe, 2006. [contains numerous illustrations selected by Wendy Gay]

Atkins, Robert, and Thomas W. Sokolowski. From Media to Metaphor: Art about AIDS. New York: Independent Curators, 1991.

Betsky, Aaron. Queer Space: Architecture and Same Sex Desire. New York: William Morrow, 1997.

Blake, Nayland, Lawrence Rinder, and Amy Scholder, eds. In a Different Light: Visual Culture, Sexual Identity, Queer Practice. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1995.

Borhan, Pierre. Men for Men: Homoeroticism and Male Homosexuality in the History of Photography, 1840-2006. London: Jonathan Cape, 2007.

Bright, Deborah, ed. The Passionate Camera: Photography and the Bodies of Desire. London: Routledge, 1998.

Cameron, Daniel, ed. Extended Sensibilities: Homosexual Presence in Contemporary Art. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1982.

Cooper, Emmanuel. Fully Exposed: The Male Nude in Photography. London and New York: Routledge, 1990.

______. The Sexual Perspective: Homosexuality and Art in the Last 100 Years in the West. 2nd ed. London and New York: Routledge, 1994.

Cotter, Holland. "Art after Stonewall: 12 Artists Interviewed." Art in America 82.6 (June 1994), pp. 56-65.

Darriulat, Jacques. Sébastien: Le Renaissant: Sur le martyre de saint Sébastien dans le deuxième moitié du Quattrocento. Paris: Lagune, 1998.

Davis, Whitney. Queer Beauty: Sexuality and Aesthetics from Winckelmann to Freud and Beyond. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

Davis, Whitney, editor. Gay and Lesbian Studies in Art History. New York: Harrington Park Press, 1994.

Deitcher, David. Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1919. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001.

Dubin, Steven C. Arresting Images: Impolitic Art and Uncivil Actions. London and New York: Routledge, 1992.

Ellenzweig, Allen. The Homoerotic Photograph : Male Images from Durieu / Delacroix to Mapplethorpe. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

Fernandez, Dominique. A Hidden Love: Art and Homosexuality. Munich: Prestel, 2002.

Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the College Art Association. Bibliography of Gay and Lesbian Art. New York: Gay and Lesbian Caucus of the College Art Association, 1994. [the definitive bibliography up to the date of publication]

Giard, Robert. Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay And Lesbian Writers. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1998.

Gott, Peter, ed. Don't Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS. London and New York: Thames and Hudson, 1994.

Hammond, Harmony. Lesbian Art in America: A Contemporary History. New York: Rizzoli, 2000.

Horne, Peter, and Reina Lewis, eds. Outlooks: Lesbian and Gay Sensibilities and Visual Culture. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.

Katz, Jonathan D., and David C. Ward. Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2010. [catalogue of exhibition at National Portrait Gallery]

Leddick David. The Nude Male: 21st Century Visions. New York: Universe, 2008.

Leszkowicz, Pawel. Art Pride: Gay Art from Poland. Warsaw: Abiekt, 2010.

Lucie-Smith, Edward. Race, Sex, and Gender: In Contemporary Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

_____. Ars Erotica: An Arousing History of Erotic Art. New York: Rizzoli, 1997.

Marongiu, Marcella. Il mito di Ganimede prima e dopo Michelangelo. Florence: Mandragora, 2002. [exhibition catalogue, Casa Buonarroti]

Meyer, Richard. Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Miller, James, ed. Fluid Exchanges: Artists and Critics in the AIDS Crisis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992.

Reed, Christopher. Art and Homosexuality: A History of Ideas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Saslow, James M. Ganymede in the Renaissance: Homosexuality in Art and Society. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

__________. Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts. New York: Penguin Putnam, 1999.

Solomon-Godeau, Abigail. Male Trouble: A Crisis in Representation.
London: Thames and Hudson, 1999.

Sternweiler, Andreas. Die Lust der Götter: Homosexualität in der italienischen Kunst von Donatello zu Caravaggio.
Berlin: Verlag rosa Winkel, 1993.

Summers, Claude J., ed. The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2004. [reprints entries from http://www.glbtq.com]

Triptow, Robert, ed. Gay Comics. New York: Plume, 1989.

Warren, Roz, ed. Dyke Strippers: Lesbian Cartoonists A-Z. Pittsburgh: Cleis Press, 1995.

Waugh, Thomas. Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996.

_________. Lust Unearthed: Vintage Gay Graphics from the Patrick DuBek Collection. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004

_______. Out/Lines: Gay Underground Erotic Graphics From Before Stonewall. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002.

Weinberg, Jonathan. Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2005.

_______. Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and the First American Avant-Garde, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993.

Young, Ian. Out in Paperback: A Visual History of Gay Pulps. Toronto: Lester, Mason & Begg, 2007.

Zimet, Jaye, Strange Sisters: The Art of Lesbian Pulp Fiction 1949-1969. London: Studio, 1999.