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Ethnic Studies Resources for Faculty and Students: Gender & Sexuality

This page directs faculty and students to resources on Gender and Sexuality Studies. Resources suggested on this guide are a small sample of what is available through the Skyline College Library and the Web which, of course, is far from being exhaustive. Please use search strategies page to locate more resources, as well as Skyline College Library's #MeToo, Antiracism: A Resource Guide: Gender & Feminism, and LGBTQ+ Studies. Feel free to contact me, Pia Walawalkar, for more assistance at

Books, Articles, & Videos

Anderson, Eric. “Generational Masculinities.” Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 27, no. 3, Routledge, 2018, pp. 243–47, doi:10.1080/09589236.2017.1406088.

Barry, Ben, and Daniel Drak. “Intersectional Interventions into Queer and Trans Liberation: Youth Resistance Against Right-Wing Populism Through Fashion Hacking.” Fashion Theory, vol. 23, no. 6, Routledge, 2019, pp. 679–709, doi:10.1080/1362704X.2019.1657260.

Berndt Rasmussen, Katharina, and Nicolas Olsson Yaouzis. “MeToo, Social Norms, and Sanctions.” The Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 28, no. 3, 2020, p. 273–, doi:10.1111/jopp.12207.

Casey, Logan S., et al. “Discrimination in the United States: Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Americans.” Health Services Research, vol. 54, no. 6, Health Research and Educational Trust, 2019, pp. 1454–66, doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13229.

Chowdhury, Elora Halim. “Rethinking Patriarchy, Culture and Masculinity: Transnational Narratives of Gender Violence and Human Rights Advocacy.” Journal of International Women’s Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, Bridgewater State College, 2015, p. 98–.

Elizabeth A Dietz. “Gender, Identity, and Bioethics.” The Hastings Center Report, vol. 46, no. 4, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2016, p. 1–.

Golriz, Golshan. “‘I Am Enough’: Why LGBTQ Muslim Groups Resist Mainstreaming.” Sexuality & Culture, vol. 25, no. 2, Springer, 2021, pp. 355–76, doi:10.1007/s12119-020-09773-x.

Greaf, Caitlin. “Drag Queens and Gender Identity.” Journal of Gender Studies, vol. 25, no. 6, Routledge, 2016, pp. 655–65, doi:10.1080/09589236.2015.1087308.

Greteman, Adam J. “After King: Responsibility for Queer and Trans Expressions.” Educational Theory, vol. 69, no. 1, Wiley Periodicals, Inc, 2019, pp. 35–53, doi:10.1111/edth.12352.

Lee, Jeehyun Jenny, et al. “Unpacking K-Pop in America: The Subversive Potential of Male K-Pop Idols’ Soft Masculinity.” International Journal of Communication (Online), University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, Annenberg Press, 2020.

MacDonald, Shana. “Refusing to Smile for the Patriarchy: Jessica Jones as Feminist Killjoy.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 2019, p. 68–.

Matthews, Peter, et al. “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Experiences of Homelessness and Identity: Insecurity and Home(o)normativity.” International Journal of Housing Policy, vol. 19, no. 2, Routledge, 2019, pp. 232–53, doi:10.1080/19491247.2018.1519341.

Ruberg, Bonnie, and Spencer Ruelos. “Data for Queer Lives: How LGBTQ Gender and Sexuality Identities Challenge Norms of Demographics.” Big Data & Society, vol. 7, no. 1, SAGE Publications, 2020, doi:10.1177/2053951720933286.

Sigurdardottir, Sigrun, and Sigridur Halldorsdottir. “Persistent Suffering : The Serious Consequences of Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls, Their Search for Inner Healing and the Significance of the #MeToo Movement.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, no. 4, MDPI, 2021, p. 1849–, doi:10.3390/ijerph18041849.

Open & Free Resources

2018 Political Year of the Woman Election: A Critical Examination (OER Commons) textbook licensed CC BY-NC

ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts (Aphra Behn Society, supported by the University of South Florida Tampa Library) open access, interactive, scholarly journal, focusing on gender and women’s issues

Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology (product of Fembot Collective and published and preserved through the University of Oregon and Bowling Green State University’s American Culture Studies Program) peer reviewed journal featuring scholarship on gender, new media and technology licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction (OER Commons) textbook licensed CC BY-NC

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Commons (Digital Commons) open access collection contains scholarly and other resources that can be narrowed by topic.

Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry (OER Commons) textbook licensed CC BY-NC

Global Women's Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version (Open Textbook Library) textbook licensed CC BY

Intercultural Women's Studies Course (OER Commons) textbook licensed CC BY-NC

Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements (OAPEN) open access book

Introduction To LGBTQ+ Studies (MERLOT) open textbook licensed under CC BY

Introduction to Queer Studies (OER Commons) course licensed CC BY-NC

Introduction to Women's Studies (OER Commons) course licensed CC BY-NC

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (OER Commons) textbook licensed CC BY

LGBTQ+ Studies: An Open Textbook (MERLOT) open textbook licensed under CC BY

Lesbians on Television (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

The New Woman International: Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s (MERLOT) open textbook licensed under CC BY NC ND

OA and OER Resources in Women's and Gender Studies (Association of College & Research Libraries) list of OA and OER resources benefitting the Women and Gender Studies Section of ACRL. (MERLOT) makes it easy for teachers to bring primary materials documenting the history of sexuality into their classroom

Open Access Sexuality and Gender Journals (Center for Positive Sexuality) list of open access journals on sexuality and gender 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Employment Discrimination (Open Textbook Library) textbook 

Speaking of sex : the denial of gender inequality (MERLOT) open access textbook licensed CC BY-NC-SA

Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation (OAPEN) book licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Women's and Gender Studies  (MIT Courseware) courses licensed CC BY-NC-SA

American Men's Studies Association

"The purpose of the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) is to develop the critical studies of men and masculinities globally through the advancement of feminist-informed scholarship."


"The vision for is to serve first and foremost as an outlet for the cultivation of scholarship that centers on Black women." Includes the Black Feminist Digest, a series that summarizes research about Black women.

Digital Transgender Archive

Provides an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world. Based at the College of the Holy Cross, the DTA is an international collaboration among more than fifty colleges, universities, nonprofit organizations, public libraries, and private collections.

GLBTQ Archives

The world's largest encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture and history.

The History Project: Documenting LGBTQ Boston

Focused on documenting and preserving the history of New England's LGBTQ communities.

LGBT Historical Society Digital Collection

The GLBT Historical Society collects, preserves, exhibits and makes accessible to the public materials and knowledge to support and promote understanding of LGBTQ history, culture and arts in all their diversity.

LGBT+ Histories and Historians Report and Resources (Royal Historical Society)

Fully downloadable report from the Royal Historical Society with links to reading lists and other sites and a separate download of data from the report.

LGBT Materials in the New York Public Library

The archive of the International Gay Information Center, along with other related archives donated to the library. Contains documents, photographs, art, postcards, and much more.

LGBTQ+ Politics and Political Candidates Web Archive (Library of Congress)

This web archive captures digital content related to LGBTQ+ political candidates and political issues and topics at various levels of government, with a focus on lesser-known local and state politics.

LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive (Library of Congress)

Web archive that collects and preserves online content which documents LGBTQ+ history, scholarship, and culture in the United States and around the world.

LGBTQ Religious Archives Network

"Preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender religious movements around the world."

LGBTQ Video Game Archive

"Documenting the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer content in games."

ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives (University of Southern California)

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives is the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in the United States and the largest repository of LGBTQ materials in the world. Founded in 1952, ONE Archives currently houses over two million archival items including periodicals, books, film, video and audio recordings, photographs, artworks, organizational records and personal papers. A small subset of this material has been digitized and is available online.


"Promundo is a global leader in promoting gender justice and preventing violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls."

South Asia Gender and Sexuality Web Archive

"Amplifying the voices of those fighting against long histories of patriarchal dominance, the South Asian Gender and Sexuality Web Archive documents and preserves the work of activists, grassroots organizations, and social justice movements committed to promoting the visibility and experiences of LGBTQAI+ people and women in South Asia and its diasporas." Curated by librarians from the Ivies Plus Libraries Confederation.

The Trevor Project

Website of the national organization whose mission is "to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people." The site also includes educational materials for school curricula.

U.S. Women's and Girls' Magazines Web Archive

Consists of websites of women's media which previously existed as print magazines, but are now published solely on the web. Collected by the Ivies Plus Libraries Confederation.

Where Love is Illegal

Where Love is Illegal "documents and captures personal testimonies of survival from the LGBTQI+ community around the world."

Women's and Gender Studies Web Archive (Library of Congress)

This web archive collects and preserves online content on topics of importance to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies. Collection priorities include primary sources, first hand accounts, and records of social, cultural, and political movements for gender equality.

Women's Knowledge Digital Library

An open access portal of information by and about women and girls. The goal of the project is to provide users with trusted information that is easily and efficiently accessible and that which can be used in the education and empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

XY Online (University of Wisconsin)

"XY is a website focused on men, masculinities, and gender politics. XY is a space for the exploration of issues of gender and sexuality, the daily issues of men’s and women’s lives, and practical discussion of personal and social change." Includes hundreds of articles on men's issues.

Zine Web Archive (Library of Congress)

This web archive has a growing collection of zines. Collection priorities include zines by people of color, women, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals and organizations.