The following 21 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
Bloom, Amy. Lucky Us: A Novel. Random House.
Boone, Joseph Allen. The Homoerotics of Orientalism. Columbia University Press.
Bronski, Michael, Ann Pellegrini, and Michael Amico. You Can Tell Just by Looking and 20 Other Myths About LGBT Life and People. Beacon Press.
Calderwood, Brent. The God of Longing. Sibling Rivalry Press.
D’Emilio, John. In A New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life. University of Wisconsin Press.
Frank, Walter. Law and the Gay Rights Story: The Long Search for Justice in a Divided Democracy. Rutgers Press.
Gevisser, Mark. Lost and Found in Johannesburg. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Gore, Ariel. The End of Eve. Hawthorne Books.
Halkitis, Perry N. The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resistance. Oxford University Press.
Jones, Saeed. Prelude to Bruise. Coffee House Press.
McBee, Thomas Page. Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man. City Lights/Sister Spit.
Mills, Stephen S. A History of the Unmarried. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Nava, Michael. City of Palaces. University of Wisconsin Press.
Owens-Reid, Danielle and Kristin Russo. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids. Chronicle Books.
Pasolini, Pier Paolo. The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini: A Bilingual Edition. University of Chicago Press.
Poucher, Judith. State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties. University Press of Florida.
Rhodes, Dennis. The Letter I. Chelsea Station Editions.
Snyder-Hill, Stephen. Soldier of Change: From the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Potomac Books.
Thornton, Marshall. My Favorite Uncle. Wilde City Press.
Tiwary, Vivek. The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story. Dark Horse Comics.
Waters, Sarah. The Paying Guests. Riverhead Hardcover.