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Resources supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trangender research at VCC

VCC Online Catalogue Resources

Here are some popular subject searches in the VCC online catalogue. Click on them and they will take you to a list of library materials about that topic. 

LGBT studies

Gender identity

Bisexual identity

Gay identity

Transgender identity

LGBTQ History

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Queer: a Graphic History (2016)

From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do.

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Any Other Way (2017)

An anthology of essays about queer culture and individuals in Toronto.

Queer Brown Voices (2015)

Essays and oral history interviews that present the experiences of fourteen activists across the United States and in Puerto Rico.

Queer mobilizations : social movement activism and Canadian public policy (2015)

Canada is considered a leader when it comes to LGBTQ rights, but as Queer Mobilizations shows, this has less to do with progressive politicians than with the tireless work of LGBTQ activists. (

Featured Resources

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Gender Diversity and Non-Binary Inclusion in the Workplace (2018)

Helping to create inclusive work environments for non-binary people, this book builds knowledge of non-binary identities and provides practical solutions to many of the basic workplace problems this group face.

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Pride: the story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag (2018)

Traces the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world.

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Non-Binary Lives: An Anthology of Intersecting Identities (2020)

Pushing the narrative around non-binary identities further than ever before, this powerful collection of essays represents the breadth of non-binary lives, across the boundaries of race, class, age, sexuality, faith, and more. 

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LGBTQ Cultures; what health care professionals need to know about sexual and gender diversity (2018)

Drawn from real-world experience and current research, this book paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to (LGBTQ) patients.

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Queer, There, and Everywhere (2017)

Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. 

Transgender Resources

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Trans Like Me (2018)

A personal and culture-driven exploration of the most pressing questions facing the transgender community today, from a leading activist, musician, and academic.

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The Trans Generation (2018)

Based on over five years of research in Canada and the U. S., and interviews with trans kids and their parents, The Trans Generation offers a rare look into what it is like to grow up as a transgender child.

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Beyond Trans (2017)

Beyond Trans pushes the conversation on gender identity to its limits: questioning the need for gender categories in the first place.

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Introduction to Transgender Studies (2019)

This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. 

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Trans Activism in Canada (2014)

Centring the voices and experiences of trans identified people as experts on their own lives and agents of change, Trans Activism in Canada opens up a dialogue between scholars and community members.

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