#PulseOrlando Syllabus

#PulseOrlando Syllabus - crowdsourced guide to LGBTQ rights. Includes information about self care, collectives, books, podcasts and more.

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#PulseOrlando Syllabus

#PulseOrlando Syllabus - crowdsourced guide to LGBTQ rights. Includes information about self care, collectives, books, podcasts and more.

LGBT, advocacy, equal rights, syllabus, resources


* Compiled by librarians and teachers.

* A short URL you can use to share it is: bit.ly/orlandosyllabus

* Please remember as you add resources: It was Latinx night at the bar, some under let’s compile as many representative resources as we can. Please bold Latinx authors and resources.

* Please retain accent marks, tildes, etc.with the appropriate authors’ names and titles. Joe mama

* If you add a new section, please format it as “Heading 2.” To add it to the TOC, click inside the table of contents, then click the “refresh” button that appears in the top right.

* The Internet Archive is compiling a collection of web materials related to the shooting at Pulse. The fact that LGBTQIA+ POC AUTHORS WRITING ON ORLANDO section from this syllabus is used as a contributing source for this preservation of the present project is significant. If you add new citations to this section, please take a quick moment to also add them to the Internet Archive’s URLs with this form: http://goo.gl/forms/vvxbaE6oxxHYF4Lq1.

Statement of Intention (June 16, 2016):

This living document exists as a resource to understand our pain and grief, sadness and healing in the wake of the shooting at Pulse Night Club on June 12, 2016. We are living through each other and within our collective knowledge of LGBTQ2S and QTPOC spaces. We make visible the deep cultural heritages of Latinx communities among queer subcultures.

We reject the erasure of queer Muslims and the targeting of the Muslim community in general, and the erasure of the reality that the stark majority of lives lost at Pulse were people of color. We ask contributors to resist racist, homophobic, classist, misogynistic citing practices, and to amplify the voices of Pulse. The intention is not to create another syllabus of gay whiteness.

We want to acknowledge the countless and anonymous librarians, educators, and others who have contributed to this document; it is richer from all who have contributed to the collective knowledge here. The intersections and contexts made visible through its categories are powerful and necessary.

Soon, this document will be closed for further editing, and we will be calling for volunteers at that time to help us prepare the resource for publication in some form, by ensuring that representation of those communities most affected (TQPOC) by the Pulse Night Club shooting are prioritized and centered, as well as consistent formatting and linking throughout.

-- Contact: Jamie Berrout @jamieberrout, Venus Selenite @venusselenite, Oliver Baez Bendorf @queerpoetics, and Lydia Willoughby @willoughbirch

Table of Contents

Self Care

LGBTQ and Ally Collectives and Cooperatives

Scholarly Books

Popular Books (divide into subjects)



Scholars of LGBTQ Children’s & YA Literature

GLBTQ YA Book Blogs

Latinxs Children’s & YA Literature Reading Lists & Resources

Censorship of LGBTQ+ Literature

Articles (Popular Press)


Articles (Scholarly Press)

Archival Collections












State- and Territory-Specific Resources
















New York



Puerto Rico

South Carolina



Greater Washington, D.C.


West Virginia

Library/Info/Education Organizations

Resources for K-12 School Communities

Mental Health and Sexuality Resources and Advocacy

Gay Bars and Nightlife

Library & Information Studies Resources

LGBTQ Perspectives in US History

History of Gun Control Policy

Activism and Action Steps


Articles, etc. about the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus

Self Care

Assessment for self care - http://philome.la/jace_harr/you-feel-like-shit-an-interactive-self-care-guide/play

Free app for meditation in five minutes -http://www.stopbreathethink.org/

10 minute meditation w/ GIF to help with breathing, helps with anxiety and panic attacks- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXItOY0sLRY

After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope - http://www.npr.org/2013/01/16/168563480/after-tragedy-nonbelievers-find-other-ways-to-cope

Help with tolerating intense and uncomfortable emotions such as grief & anger - http://www.dbtselfhelp.com/html/distress_tolerance.html

Chödrön, Pema. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult times. Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

Lipsky, Laura van Dernoot. Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self Caring for Others. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.

Community of compassion and hope for grieving survivors; counseling, advocacy, research, and education - http://www.missfoundation.org/

Libraries are packed with information & resources. Find one near you - https://www.worldcat.org/libraries

Blog encouraging people to prevent other people’s garbage from taking over their lives - The Law of the Garbage Truck

Queer Self Care website: http://bluejaguarlove.com

LGBTQ and Ally Collectives and Cooperatives

QTPOC led collective in Oakland, leads herbal workshops in different locations

Qulture Collective

QTPOC led design collective

Design Action Collective

Games, curriculum workshops and more for movement building


AORTA designed to strengthen the movement towards a solidarity economy. Read AORTA’s PULSE statement.

Support this emerging Trans* Latina Owned Co-op

NQAPIA, The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Resources After the Orlando Tragedy


* Join the NQAPIA family—a broad title that includes NQAPIA staff, NQAPIA board members, federation members, and LGBT Asian/South Asian community organizers—for a call to support each other through the many responses, dimensions, emotions, and developments about the tragic Orlando shooting. We had phone calls on Monday, June 13 and Thursday, June 16. Read our notes of feedback, resources, and potential next steps at bit.ly/NQAPIA_orlando.

Scholarly Books

Abelove, Henry, Michele Aina Barale, and David M. Halperin, eds. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1993.

Aching, Gerald. Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.

Acosta, Katie L. Amigas Y Amantes: Sexually Nonconforming Latinas Negotiate Family. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2013.

Aldama, Frederick L. Brown on Brown: Chicano/a Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnicity. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

----. Dancing with Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

Almaguer, Tomas. "Chicano Men: A Cartography of Homosexual Identity and Behavior." Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 3.2. (1991): 75-100.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands = La Frontera. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.

Arenas, Reinaldo. Before Night Falls. New York: Penguin, 1994. Print.

Asencio, Marysol, ed. Latina/o Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Bailey, Marlon M. Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013.

Bell, David, and Gill Valentine. Mapping Desire: Geographies of Sexualities. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.

Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2011. Print.

Brooks, Adrian. The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQ Activism , 2015. Print.

Cantú, Lionel. 2009. The Sexuality of Migration: Border Crossings and Mexican Immigrant Men.

Carter, David. Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004.

Castiglia, Christopher, and Christopher Reed. If Memory Serves: Gay Men, AIDS, and the Promise of the Queer Past. Minneapolis: Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Crenshaw, Kimberlé. On Intersectionality: Essential Writings. New Press, 2017.

Cruz-Malavé, Arnaldo and Martin F. Manalansan. Queer Globalizations. Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism. New York and London: New York University Press, 2002.

Cvetkovich, Ann. An Archive of Feelings: Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2003.

Decena, Carlos. Tacit Subjects: Belonging and Same-Sex Desire among Dominican Immigrant Gay Men. Duke University Press, 2011.

Del Castillo, Adelaida R. and Gibrán Güido, ed. Queer in Aztlán: Chicano Male Recollections of Consciousness and Coming Out. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic, 2014.

D’Emilio, John. Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970. 1983. 2nd ed., University of Chicago Press, 1998.

D’Emilio, John. In a New Century: Essays on Queer History, Politics, and Community Life. Madison, Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2014.

D’Emilio, John and Estelle B. Freedman. Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.

Dews, C L. B, and Carolyn L. Law. Out in the South. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.

Downs, Jim. Stand by Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. New York: Basic Books, 2016.

Duberman, Martin, Martha Vicinus, and George Chauncey, eds. Hidden From History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past. New York, Penguin Books, 1989.

Duggan, Lisa. Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence and American Modernity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2000.

---. The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2003.

Eaklor, Vicki L. Queer Amer

#PulseOrlando Syllabus
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Published 17/10/2021, 05:51:20


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