Gay Nonfiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the gay genre? Books in the gay nonfiction genre are about the struggles, stresses, and health issues associated with a gay man’s life. The books in this genre can deal with a gay man’s relationships and family as he struggles to find acceptance, health issues associated with AIDS or other diseases/sicknesses, or even political or religious oppression because of his lifestyle choices.

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gay nonfiction book genre book coverGay Nonfiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the gay nonfiction genre.

1. AimÈe & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 by Erica Fischer

2. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

3. Christopher and His Kind by Christopher Isherwood

4. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two by Allan BÈrubÈ

5. Epistemology of the Closet by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

6. Faggots by Larry Kramer

7. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

8. Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940 by George Chauncey

9. Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

10. Homosexuality and Civilization by Louis Crompton

11. Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums

12. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America by Lillian Faderman

13. Palimpsest by Gore Vidal

14. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell

15. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

16. Stonewall by Martin Duberman

17. Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White

18. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

19. The Laramie Project by MoisÈs Kaufman

20. The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts

21. The Men with the Pink Triangle: The True Life-and-Death Story of Homosexuals in the Nazi Death Camps by Heinz Heger

22. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp

23. To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America – A History by Lillian Faderman

24. Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity by Julia Serano

25. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde

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Gay Nonfiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Autobiography Definition

* Biography Genre Definition

* Cultural and Social Issues Book Genre

* Family Book Genre

* Lesbian Nonfiction Genre

* General Nonfiction Book Genre

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