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LGBTQ+ Jewish: Life Stories

This guide covers LGBTQ+ Jewish research from scholarly, communal, and personal perspectives.

Life Stories

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. ToklasDiscover inspiring life stories by and about LGBTQ+ Jewish people. From scholarly biographies to candid memoirs, there is something for everyone. These stories illuminate the lives of unsung pioneers and activists; artists and writers whose identities shaped their creative work; and those who have struggled to survive and thrive in the most challenging circumstances.

Looking for more? Explore the Library's catalog by combining these keywords:

Jews   Jewish   Judaism 

Gay   Lesbian    Bisexual   Transgender   Gender Identity  Intersex   Queer

Biography   Memoir   Autobiography

Check out the BC Jewish Queer and Trans Oral History Project for more inspiring stories. For more reading suggestions, including fiction, see Queer Jew­ish Nar­ra­tives (LGBTQIA+ Reads) from the Jewish Book Council.



Image: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, United Airlines, Newark Airport, November 7, 1934. NYPL Digital Collections, Image 483841


Memoirs and Autobiographies