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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Studies: Books

In Vanderbilt's Collection

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings

Subject heading searches can introduce you to a large number of books on a specific topic available in the libraries.

To get a sense of the breadth of our collections, try a "BROWSE SEARCH" and browse by Library of Congress subject in Library Catalog using one of the sample Library of Congress Subject Headings listed below:

Asian American bisexuals       Intersexuality in literature
Coming out (sexual orientation)   Lesbian culture
Gay liberation movement, Brazil, History, 20th Century   Rural lesbians
Gender identity in motion pictures   Same-sex marriage, religious aspects
Homosexuality, History, 16th Century   Transgender people, history


For more examples of LGBTQ subjects, check these Library of Congress Headings for LGBT Studies at Emory.

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