LGBT+ History

Posted by Chris Hart - Wednesday, 1 Sep 2021


Take a look at MUP’s selection of LGBT+ books, featuring some of our bestselling books from the last few years. Please share the list with your friends and let us know if you think we’ve missed something out!

The history of marriage equality in Ireland


Sonja Tiernan

Tracing the campaign for marriage equality, this book highlights how this movement and the related referendum result have propelled Ireland from a country perceived as one repressed and controlled by the Catholic church to a country that is now admired as a leader in equality of human rights.

The Pan-African Pantheon


Adekeye Adebajo

This book presents a series of sketches of lives, thought and impact of thirty-seven individuals in relation to Pan-Africanism. Offering overviews of movements, groups, and detailed biographies, the chapters provide insights into the individuals who have animated the 'Pan-African Pantheon'.

Queer exceptions


Stephen Greer, Maggie B. Gale

A major study of solo performance in the UK and Europe that examines the significance of exceptional lives in neoliberal times. With case studies drawn from theatre, comedy and live art, it combines insights from gender studies, politics and sociology to present a new queer account of subjectivity at the start of the twenty-first century.

Regulating homosexuality in Soviet Russia, 1956-91


Rustam Alexander

This book examines the way homosexuality snaked through expert discourse in Soviet courts, prisons, science and education, helping us understand the history of sexuality in Russia and the USSR.

Bound together


Andy Campbell

This book examines US gay and lesbian leather archives alongside contemporary artistic practices that reframe and renegotiate historical source material, creating a queer politics of the present.

'Curing queers'


Tommy Dickinson, Christine Hallett, Jane Schultz

Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight...

Alan Hollinghurst


Michele Mendelssohn, Denis Flannery

An edited collection on Alan Hollinghurst, one of Britain's leading contemporary novelists with an outstanding international reputation.

Sex in the archives


Barry Reay

This book is an experiment in writing an American sexual history, spanning the spectrum of queer, trans, and the allegedly 'normal'. The sexual histories in this book are those where pornography and sexual research are indistinguishable; where personal obsession becomes tomorrow's archive.

Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film


Alberto Fernández Carbajal, Amina Yaqin

This book interrogates the depiction of same-sex desire in contemporary literature and film by artists of Muslim heritage. .

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