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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally (LGBTQIA) Resource Guide: LGBTQIA Literature

This guide provides users with key words for catalog searches, links to free credible online resources, links to local support groups, a list of important works on the topics, as well as pages of LGBTQIA literature by genre.

Key Search Terms

When searching for LGBTQ resources in the library catalog, it is best to spell out whole words rather than the acronym.


If you see a book but it is not at your MDC library? Then ask a librarian to request it for you via Inter-Library Loan!


Here is a list of terms that you can use while conducting research on the library catalog.

  • Homosexuality
  • Bisexuality
  • Transgender
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • Questioning
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Gay Marriage
  • Gay AND Lesbian AND Adoption
  • Queer Theology
  • Gay Spirituality
  • Lesbian AND Religion
  • Homosexuality AND Religion
  • Sexuality AND Religion
  • Gay History
  • Gay AND Lesbian AND History 
  • Lesbian Literature
  • Queer Theory
  • Transgender AND History
  • Homosexuality AND Holocaust
  • Gay Teen Suicide
  • Gender Identity 
  • Sexual Orientation

LGBTQIA Literary Works in Our Libraries

LGBTQIA Literary Works in Our Libraries

LGBTQIA Literary Works in Our Libraries

Libguide created by Jennifer Vargas, Instructional Assistant II
In collaboration with Nerys Torralbas, Associate Instructor & Angel Hernandez, Learning Resources Professional