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John M. Flaxman Library SAIC School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Flaxman's Pop Up Libraries

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Learn about and celebrate LGBTQIA+ history, stories, and creators with resources on this virtual pop-up library! If you have any suggestions, we welcome them via email:


Learn: LGBTQIA+ History

Chicago LGBTQIA+ History

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Jason Ome
Main Stacks HQ76.3.U52 I4466 2017

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Out and Proud in Chicago

Tracy Baim (Editor)
Main Stacks HQ76.3.U62 C6 2008

Out in Chicago: LGBT History at the Crossroads

Chicago History Museum
Main Stacks HQ76.3.U52 C48 2011

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Chicago Whispers: A History of LGBT Chicago before Stonewall

Sukie St de la Croix
eBook (login required)

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The Boys of Fairy Town

Jim Elledge
Main Stacks HQ76.3.U52 I4445 2018

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Out of the Closet, into the Archives

Amy L Stone
Main Stacks HQ75.15 .O88 2015

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Work! : A Queer History of Modeling

Elspeth H Brown
Main Stacks TR681.W6 B76 2019

Beyond the Library


Art and Queer Culture

Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer
Main Stacks N8217.H67 L67 2019

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Martin Duberman
Main Stacks HQ76.8.U5 D85 2019

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We Are Everywhere

Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown
Main Stacks HQ76.3.U5 R495 2019

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Transgender History, Second Edition

Susan Stryker
Main Stacks HQ77.9 .S77 2017

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Art After Stonewall 1969-1989

J. Weinberg
Main Stacks N6493 1969 .A78 2019

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

Shaun Cole
Main Stacks HQ76 .C65 2000
This book is also available:

Through the Fashion Resource Center

Explore: LGBTQIA+ Studies and Stories

Essays, Memoirs, and Stories

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Beyond Magenta

Susan Kuklin
Main Stacks HQ77.9 .K85 2014

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Queer Brown Voices

Uriel Quesada, Letitia Gomez, and Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editors)
Main Stacks HQ76.8.U5 Q44 2015

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Black Gay Man

Robert F. Reid-Pharr
Main Stacks HQ76.2.U5 R45 2001

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Ask a Queer Chick

Lindsay King-Miller
Main Stacks HQ75.5 .K56 2016

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Epistemology of the Closet

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
eBook (Login Required)

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Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Kai Cheng Thom
Main Stacks PR9199.4.T446 F54 2016

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In a Queer Voice

Michael Sadowski
eBook (Login Required)

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James Baldwin : the Last Interview

James Baldwin
Main Stacks PS3552.A45 Z46 2014

Books for LGBTQIA+ Studies

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Decolonizing the Transgender Imaginary

Carsten Balzer
Main Stacks HQ77.9 .T76 2014

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Queer Asia

J. Daniel Luther and Jennifer Ung Loh (Editors)
Main Stacks HQ76.3.A78 Q435 2019

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Queer Times, Black Futures

Kara Keeling
Main Stacks HQ76.27.A37 K44 2019

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Queer Ideas

Martin Duberman and Alissa Solomon (Editors)
eBook (Login Required)

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Gay Directors, Gay Films?

Emanuel Levy
Main Stacks PN1995.9.H55 L48 2015

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Queer Cinema

Barbara Mennel
Main Stacks PN1995.9.H55 M46 2012

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Queer Love in Film and Television

Pamela Demory and Christopher Pullen (Editors)
Main Stacks PN1995.9.H55 Q44 2013

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Bike Boys, Drag Queens, and Superstars

Juan Antonio Suárez
Storage - ask at front desk
PN1995.9.E96 S82 1996

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Global Gay: How Gay Culture Is Changing the World

Frédéric Martel
Main Stacks HQ76.25 .M36513 2018

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New Maricón Cinema: Outing Latin American Film

Vinodh Venkatesh
Main Stacks PN1995.9.H55 V46 2016

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Night Flowers: From Avant-Drag to Extreme Haute-Couture

Damien Frost
Main Stacks TR681.N54 F76 2016

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Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic

Lucas Hilderbrand
Main Stacks PN1997.P3448 H55 2013

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Pink Labor on Golden Streets: Queer Art Practices

Christiane Erharter
Main Stacks N8217.H67 P565 2015

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Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University

Matt Brim
Main Stacks HQ75.15 .B77 2020

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Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings

Clare Croft
Main Stacks GV1588.6 .Q44 2017

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Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings

Juana Maria Rodriguez
Storage - ask at front desk HQ76.3.U5 R633 2014

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The Drag Explosion

Linda Simpson
Main Stacks TR681.F45 S56 2020

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The Queer Games Avant-Garde

Bonnie Ruberg
Main Stacks GV1469.17.S63 R825 2020

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The Routledge Queer Studies Reader

Donald E. Hall
Main Stacks HQ75.15 .R68 2013


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Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider [Documentary]

Marlene Millar, Philip Szporer
48 min
Streaming Video

Documentary - Studies

Silent Pioneers: Gay and Lesbian Elders

Lucy Winer
43 min
Streaming Video

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Out in the Night [Documentary]

Blair Doroshwalther
82 min
Streaming Video

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Making the Boys [Documentary]

Crayton Robey
82 min
DVD 6066

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Wojnarowicz [Documentary]

Chris McKim
104 min
Streaming Video

Discover: LGBTQIA+ Art

Artists' Books + Zines from the Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection

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Memory Palaces

Edie Fake
JFABC 4700.8

Dead Boys

James Unsworth
JFABC 90.66

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Limitless Africans

Mikael Chukwuma Owunna
JFABC Oversize 4.41

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Paul Soulellis (editor)
JFABC 5200.10

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Queer Zines

AA Bronson, Philip Aarons
JFABC ABR/REF N72.H64 Q84 2013

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Jaakko Pallasvuo
JFABC Oversize 4.11

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Arno Mokros
JFABC Zine 11.22

Video Data Bank Streaming Videos (SAIC Login Required)

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Come Coyote [Video Art]

Dani Leventhal ReStack, Sheilah ReStack
7 min
VDB info page

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Fever Freaks [Video Art]

Frédéric Moffet
8 min
VDB info page

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Girl Power [Video Art]

Sadie Benning
15 min
VDB info page

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You will never be a woman... [Video Art]

A. L. Steiner, Mariah Garnett, Zackary Drucker
9 min
VDB info page 

Fashion Resource Center Materials

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Androgyne: Fashion + Gender

Patrick Mauriès
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
410 MAU

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Drag: The Complete Story

Simon Doonan
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
710 DOO

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Dress and Gender: Making and Meaning

Ruth Barnes and Joanne B. Eicher (Editors)
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
440 BAR

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Gender Bending Fashion

Michelle Tolini Finamore
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
911 FIN

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Lyle Xox: Head of Design

Lyle Reimer
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
120 REI

Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion

Lizzie Garrett Mettler
FRC, 735 Sullivan 
440 MET


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Wu Tsang
73 min
Streaming Video

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Moonlight [Feature Film]

Barry Jenkins
111 min
Streaming Video

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Yellow Fever [Feature Film]

Kat Moon
85 min
Streaming Video

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The Living End

Gregg Araki
84 minutes
DVD 3250

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Mala Noche [Feature Film]

Gus Van Sant
78 min
Streaming Video

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Murder and Murder [Feature Film]

Yvonne Rainer
113 minutes

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Nitrate Kisses [Experimental Film]

Barbara Hammer
67 min
Streaming Video

Sex and the Single Gay [Experimental Film]

Pat Rocco
129 min
Streaming Video


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The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors

By Elizabeth Beier
Main Stacks NC1429.B3545 A2 2017

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Bingo Love

By: Gabby Rivera, Tee Franklin, Shawn Pryor, Alyssa Cole, Marguerite Bennett, Gail Simone
Main Stacks PN6727.F6965 B56 2018

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Gender Queer: a Memoir

by Maia Kobabe
Main Stacks PN6728.K631 G46 2019

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Grease Bats

by Archie Bongiovanni
Main Stacks PN6728.G72326 B66 2019

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Immortal Souls: The Queer Witch Comic Anthology Series

Edited by Joamette Gil
Main Stacks PN6720 .Q44 2018

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Love Is Love

Edited by Marc Andreyko
Main Stacks PN6726 .L68 2016

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The Magic Fish

By Trung Le Nguyen
Main Stacks PN6727.N478 M24 2020

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On a Sunbeam

By Tillie Walden
Main Stacks PN6727.W266 O6 2018

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The Prince and the Dressmaker

By Jen Wang
Main Stacks PN6727.W284 P75 2018

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Stage Dreams

By Melanie Gillman
Main Stacks PN6727.G555 S73 2019


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Best Gay Stories 2010

Edited by Steve Berman
Main Stacks PS509.H57 B47 2010

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Brother to Brother

Edited by Essex Hemphill
Main Stacks PS509.H57 B76 2007

Queer Africa

Edited by Karen Martin and Makhosazana Xaba
Main Stacks PR9348 .Q44 2013
This book is also available electronically: click here.

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Troubling the Line

By Trace Peterson
Main Stacks PS508.T73 T76 2013

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Dennis Cooper
Storage - ask at front desk PS3553.O582 C46 1990

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Essential Acker

Kathy Acker
Storage - ask at front desk PS3551.C44 A6 2002

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In Danger : a Pasolini Anthology

 Pier Paolo Pasolini
Main Stacks PQ4835.A48 A2 2010

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Sexing the Cherry

Jeanette Winterson
Storage - ask at front desk PR6073.I558 S4 1989

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Wanting in Arabic : Poems

Trish Salah
Main Stacks PR9199.4.S35 W36 2013

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Your Silence Will Not Protect You

Audre Lorde
Main Stacks PS3562.O75 A6 2017

Nonfiction (Interviews, Exhibition Catalogs, and More)

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David J. Getsy (Editor)
Main Stacks NX180.H6 Q44 2016

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Queer Objects

Main Stacks HQ76.25 .Q447 2019

Queer Threads

John Chaich and Todd Oldham
Main Stacks N8217.H67 C53 2016
This book is also available:
In the Fashion Resource Center
In the Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection

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Our Deep Gossip

Christopher Hennessy
 eBook (Login Required)

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Performing Queer Latinidad

Ramon Rivera-Servera
eBook (Login Required)

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Queer Art

Renate Lorenz
Main Stacks N72.H64 L67 2012

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Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies

Barbara Hammer
Main Stacks PN1998.3.H32 A4 2018

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Chroma: A Book of Color

Derek Jarman
Main Stacks NX650.C676 J37 2010

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Cock, Paper, Scissors

David Evans Frantz
Main Stacks N8217.H67 C63 2016

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David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night

David Breslin and David W. Kiehl
Main Stacks N6537.W64 A4 2018

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Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Derek Jarman
Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection Reference Storage - USE IN 508 ONLY email to schedule ABR/REF PN1998.3.J3 A3 2013

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John Waters: Change of Life

John Waters
Main Stacks TR647 .W367 2004

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Keith Haring: The Political Line

Dieter Buchhart
Main Stacks N6537.H348 A4 2014

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Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965-1975

Scott Burton
Main Stacks N6537.B8775 A35 2012