Celebrate with Pride: An eBook Special

In honor of Pride, we’re sharing the love with a special offer on a few of our favorite books in LGBT studies. Though we can’t come together this year for parades and celebrations, we are still excited to expand the reach of the history and ideas behind the LGBT movement through these fascinating books. Find new ways to explore the LGBT experience with the eBooks below—each $1.99 through the end of June!

Offer good through June 30, 2020, only available through US retailers


The Stonewall RiotsThe Stonewall Riots

A Documentary History

Edited by Marc Stein

The most important moment in LGBTQ history—depicted by the people who influenced, recorded, and reacted to it.

The Stonewall Riots is an invaluable addition to LGBTQ+ history, gathering for the first time a wealth of primary documents that will deepen understanding of a pivotal, culture-changing event.” —Foreword Reviews

“[A] mosaic of the cultural and political realities before, during, and after the riots. The book reflects both the brilliance and contradictions of a multifaceted history…Stein’s reflective curation is an important contribution to understanding what Stonewall was and what it represents…illuminating.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Gay Marriage Generation

The Gay Marriage Generation

How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture

By Peter Hart-Brinson

The generational and social thinking changes that caused an unprecedented shift toward support for gay marriage

“At the very moment attitudes toward gay marriage began to change rapidly, Peter Hart-Brinson interviewed people from multiple generations to assess the shifting meanings surrounding gay marriage. While quantitative studies allow us to track these changing attitudes in a simplistic way, most barely scratch the surface of what remains a complex issue for many. With his insightful analysis of his qualitative data, Hart-Brinson breaks through this surface and does a deep dive into the metaphors people use to think about gay marriage. In doing so, he helps us to understand why resistance to gay marriage remains steadfast, even in the face of growing consensus.” —Thomas J. Linneman, Author of Weathering Change: Gays and Lesbians, Christian Conservatives, and Everyday Hostilities

The Path to Gay Rights

The Path to Gay Rights

How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion

By Jeremiah J. Garretson

An innovative, data-driven explanation of how public opinion shifted on LGBTQ rights 

“The book’s narrative is hopeful—it’s a story of how countless personal interactions and individual changes of heart, not elite opinion or legal mandates, drove one of the most remarkable attitudinal shifts in modern history.” —Reason

“This fine study examines how the change in public opinion took place over the years while looking at the ultimate causes of social change generally… An important addition to the LGBTQ bookshelf.” —Booklist

Pride ParadesPride Parades

How a Parade Changed the World

By Katherine McFarland Bruce

With vivid imagery, and showcasing the voices of these participants, Pride Parades tells the story of Pride from its beginning in 1970 to 2010

“Bruce not only provides an entertaining and informative history of gay pride parades which have become standard fare worldwide, but in doing so has employed a new and effective prism through which to view and explain the subtle and complicated aspects of the history of the lesbian and gay rights movement in the US.” —Choice

“LGBT pride parades are many things at once—cultural protests, solidarity parties, visibility tools, commercial opportunities—and Pride Parades offers a useful tour through their complexities, impact, and pleasures.” —Joshua Gamson, author of Modern Families: Extraordinary Journeys to Kinship

When Gay People Get MarriedWhen Gay People Get Married

What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

By M. V. Lee Badgett

A new way of framing the issue at the heart of the same-sex marriage debate that offers valuable new insights into the political, social, and personal stakes involved

“Amid the intense controversy still surrounding same-sex marriage in the U.S., Badgett speaks in a refreshingly tempered voice. . . . Its a fine piece of social-science research, painstakingly detailed and compelling in its findings.”—Ms. Magazine

“Badgett’s cogent and comprehensive study of the societal implications of same-sex marriage is learned and persuasive; gays and lesbians who once again pick up their protest signs and banners might do well to bring along Badgett’s book as well.”—Publishers Weekly

Black Gay ManBlack Gay Man


by Robert F. Reid-Pharr

The landmark book that established Robert Reid-Pharr as one of America’s most exciting and challenging left intellectuals

“Startling and provocative. . . . Reid-Pharr presents a cogent analysis that combines the personal with the political, the intellectual with the emotional and the erotic. . . . Reid-Pharr’s ability to move these works-and their themes-from the limited analysis of the academy into a broader realm of lived experience and social context that makes them, as well as Reid-Pharr’s own thoughts, vital and genuinely consequential.”—Publishers Weekly

“Repeated readings are richly rewarded.”—CHOICE

Cecil Dreeme

A Novel

By Theodore Winthrop

Introduction by Peter Coviello

An curious gem of 19th-century gothic fiction

Cecil Dreeme is remarkable, compelling, and completely unclassifiable…This prophetic and rich novel whose very existence must be seen as surprising against the backdrop of 21st century skepticism as to the possibility of ‘gay’ literature in pre-modern times.  It deserves the widest possible readership.”—The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review

Cecil Dreeme is more than a great New York novel. It is also a key text for anybody interested in the history of gender and queerness in American thought not just thought that has taken place on these shores, but the history of ideas precisely about this nation itself, its values, and its direction in history.”—Public Books

The Life and Death of Latisha King

A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia

By Gayle Salamon

“With transness facing the threat of possible governmental erasure, I can think of no book more important than Gayle Salamon’s The Life and Death of Latisha King. . . . Salamon brilliantly renders how gendered violence, trans erasure, and what the phenomenologist Edmund Husserl calls ‘retroactive crossing out’ can produce a transphobic imagination.” —The Paris Review

“This beautifully crafted work in slow and critical phenomenology allows us to understand the fatal consequences of skewed gender perception. … This book is a model of careful and thoughtful philosophy and cultural criticism, bringing to life the resources of a phenomenological tradition that can name, describe, and oppose the obliteration of queer and trans lives. This work is as electric as it’s slow, making us think, and teaching us to see.”Judith Butler, author of Gender Trouble

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