Bibliography of works on the United States military and LGBT+ topics

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Bibliography of works on the United States military and LGBT+ topics is a list of non-fiction literary works on the subject of the United States Armed Forces and LGBT+ subjects. LGBT+ includes any types of people which may be considered "Queer"; in other words, homosexual people, bisexual people, transgender people, intersex people, androgynous people, cross-dressers, questioning people and others.


  • Herbert, Melissa S. (2000). Camouflage Isn't Only for Combat: Gender, Sexuality, and Women in the Military. NYU Press. ISBN 9780814735480.
  • Polchar, Joshua; Sweijs, Tim; Marten, Philipp; Galdiga, Jan (2014). LGBT Military Personnel: A Strategic Vision for Inclusion. The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. ISBN 9789491040931.
  • Shrader, Angela; Casero, Kellie; Casper, Bethany; Kelley, Mary; Lewis, Laura; Calohan, Jess. Military Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Awareness Training for Health Care Providers Within the Military Health System. Sage Publications.


  • Bérubé, Allan (2010). Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II (Twentieth Anniversary ed.). The University of North Carolina Press. ISBN 978-0807871775.
  • Burrelli, David F. (2010). Homosexuals and the U. S. Military: Current Issues. CRS report for Congress. DIANE Publishing. ISBN 9781437923292.
  • Burrelli, David F.; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service (2011). "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior. CRS report for Congress. DIANE Publishing. ISBN 9781437922639.
  • Carney, Ralph M.; Jobe, Jared B.; Herek, Gregory M. (1996). Out in Force: Sexual Orientation and the Military. Worlds of Desire: The Chicago Series on Sexuality, Gender, and Culture. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 9780226400488.
  • Estes, Steve (2009). Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out (Second ed.). Univ of North Carolina Press. ISBN 9780807889855.
  • Gershick, Zsa Zsa (2005). Secret Service: Untold Stories of Lesbians in the Military. Alyson Books. ISBN 9781555837488.
  • Loftin, Craig M. (2012). Masked Voices: Gay Men and Lesbians in Cold War America. Suny Series in Queer Politics and Cultures. SUNY Press. ISBN 9781438440163.
  • Loverde, Anthony (2010). A Silent Force: Men and Women Serving Under Don't Ask, Don't Tell. AuthorHouse. ISBN 9781452074351.
  • McGowan, Jeffrey (2007). Major Conflict: One Gay Man's Life in the Don't-Ask-Don't-Tell Military. Crown/Archetype. ISBN 9780307419118.
  • Merritt, Rich (2017). Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star. Kensington. ISBN 9780806538358.
  • Pyle, Bryan; Wise, Joseph E.; Ritchie, Elspeth Cameron (2017). Gay Mental Healthcare Providers and Patients in the Military: Personal Experiences and Clinical Care. Springer. ISBN 9783319660264.
  • Rimmerman, Craig A. (1996). Gay Rights, Military Wrongs: Political Perspectives on Lesbians and Gays in the Military. Routledge. ISBN 9781135638337.
  • Shawver, Lois (1995). And the Flag was Still There: Straight People, Gay People, and Sexuality in the U.S. Military. Haworth gay & lesbian studies (Second ed.). Psychology Press. ISBN 9781560249092.
  • Schultz, Tammy S.; Huffman, J Ford (2012). The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans. Government Printing Office. ISBN 9780160915581.
  • Scott, Wilbur J.; Stanley, Sandra Carson (1994). Gays and Lesbians in the Military: Issues, Concerns, and Contrasts. Social Problems and Social Issues. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 9780202366227.
  • Seba, Jaime A. (2014). Gay Issues and Politics: Marriage, the Military, & Work Place Discrimination. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781422296745.
  • Seefried, Josh (2011). Our Time: Breaking the Silence of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". Penguin. ISBN 9781101563052.
  • Wharton, James (2013). Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier. Biteback Publishing. ISBN 9781849546188.
  • Wolinsky, Marc; Sherrill, Kenneth (1993). Gays and the Military: Joseph Steffan versus the United States. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9781400821044.
  • Zeeland, Steven (2014). Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers: Dialogues With Gay Young Men in the U.S. Military. Haworth Gay and Lesbian Studies. Routledge. ISBN 9781317765028.
  • Zeeland, Steven (2013). Sailors and Sexual Identity: Crossing the Line Between "Straight" and "Gay" in the U.S. Navy. Routledge. ISBN 9781136589775.
  • Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries. DIANE Publishing. 1993. ISBN 9780788115554.
  • Witt, Margaret (2017). Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights. ISBN 978-1611688429.
  • Snyder-Hill, Stephen (2014). Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. ISBN 978-1612346977.
  • Parco, James E.; Levy, David A. (2013). Evolution of Government Policy Towards Homosexuality in the US Military: The Rise and Fall of DADT. ISBN 978-0415816038.
  • Araiza, William D.; Woods, Daniel J. (2011). Understanding the Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. ISBN 978-0314276537.
  • Lehring, Gary (2003). Officially gay : the political construction of sexuality by the U.S. military. ISBN 1592130348.


  • Beck, Kristen; Speckhard, Anne (2013). Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy Seal's Journey to Coming Out Transgender. Advances Press. ISBN 978-1935866435.
  • Borja, Terry (2018). Teaching Case: Transgender Sailors, Leadership Challenges, and Ethical Dilemmas. Kindle.
  • Naval Postgraduate School (2015). Transgender in the U.S. Military: Policies, Problems, and Prospects. ISBN 978-1505320879.
  • United States Department of Defense (2019). Department of Defense Report and Recommendations On Military Service by Transgender Persons. Kindle.


  • Gordon, Joan; Gordon, Mel (2017). Pulaski: The Forgotten Hero of Two Worlds. BookBaby. ISBN 9781543921335.


  • Cohen, Daniel A (1994). The 'Female marine' in an era of good feelings: Cross dressing and the 'genius' of Nathaniel Coverly, Jr. American Antiquarian Society. ISBN 978-0944026519.
  • Cook Burgess, Lauren; Wakeman, Sarah (February 29, 1996). An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, alias Pvt. Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers, 1862-1864 (First ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195102437.
  • Cooper, Hilary Roxanne Godette (2006). Cross-dressing Confederates and Unsexed Unionists: Women Soldiers in Disguise as Men in the American Civil War. University of North Carolina.
  • Cordell, M. R. (August 1, 2016). Courageous Women of the Civil War: Soldiers, Spies, Medics, and More. Women of Action. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1613732007.
  • Enss, Chris; Chartier, JoAnn (May 1, 2016). Soldier, Sister, Spy, Scout: Women Soldiers and Patriots on the Western Frontier. Two Dot Books. ISBN 9781493023394.
  • Ford, Carin T. (March 1, 2013). Women of the Civil War Through Primary Sources. Enslow Pub Inc. ISBN 978-0766041288.
  • Gansler, Laura (July 1, 2007). The Mysterious Private Thompson: The Double Life of Sarah Emma Edmonds, Civil War Soldier. Bison Books. ISBN 9780803259881.
  • Hall, Richard (2006). Women on the Civil War Battlefront. University Press of Kansas. ISBN 9780700614370.
  • Harriel, Shelby (March 15, 2019). Behind the Rifle: Women Soldiers in Civil War Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1496822017.
  • Kneib, Martha (February 1, 2004). Women Soldiers, Spies, and Patriots of the American Revolution. American Women at War. Rosen Pub Group. ISBN 978-0823944545.
  • McPherson, Marcus (May 26, 2015). Women Soldiers in the Civil War: 26 True Stories of Female Soldiers Who Fought in the Bloodiest American War (First ed.). Amazon Digital Services LLC.
  • Middleton, Lee (1993). Hearts of Fire-- Soldier Women of the Civil War: With an Addendum on Female Reenactors. Vol. 1. University of Wisconsin - Madison. ISBN 9781882755004.
  • Monson, Marianne (August 7, 2018). Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War. Shadow Mountain. ISBN 978-1629724157.
  • Sears, Clare (2005). "A Dress Not Belonging to His Or Her Sex": Cross-dressing Law in San Francisco, 1860-1900. University of California.
  • Tsui, Bonnie (July 1, 2006). She Went to the Field: Women Soldiers of the Civil War (First ed.). TwoDot. ISBN 978-0762743841.
  • Velazquez, Loreta (October 15, 2003). The Woman in Battle: The Civil War Narrative of Loreta Janeta Velazques, Cuban Woman and Confederate Soldier. Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography (First ed.). University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0299194246.
  • Young, Alfred F. (February 10, 2004). Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier. Knopf. ISBN 9780679441656.
  • Female Wartime Crossdressers in the American Civil War. General Books LLC. 2012. ISBN 9781234663421.


  • Browdy, Jennifer (2018). Women in Combat: Honoring the Androgynous in Human Nature. Transition Times.
  • Dyvik, Synne L. (2016). Gendering Counterinsurgency: Performativity, Embodiment and Experience in the Afghan 'Theatre of War' (First ed.). Routledge. ISBN 9781317438397.
  • Hecker, William (2003). The Androgynous Warrior: An Examination of Gender Blending in Twain's Military Heroes. Penn State University Press.
  • Huffman, Ann H. (2014). Gender Roles in a Masculine Occupation: Military Men and Women's Differential Negotiation of the Work–Family Interface. Springer.
  • Morgan, Erin (2007). Masculinity and Femininity in the Corps. JSTOR.
  • Van Gilder, Bobbi J. (2018). Femininity as Perceived Threat to Military Effectiveness: How Military Service Members Reinforce Hegemonic Masculinity in Talk. Western Journal of Communication.
  • Waller, Phoebe (2016). A Brief History Of Women In Menswear Proves Androgyny Isn't Just A New Trend. Bustle.

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