Library

Library BooksThe LGBTQA Resource Center has a growing library of books, magazines, and videos for students, faculty or staff to borrow and utilize. Most of our resources are funded by the Student Actitivity Fee, but others have been generously donated to the Center. Should you like to donate material to us, or if you have suggestions for a book, magazine or movie that we should carry, please email us at lgbtqa@neu.edu.

Books

The full inventory of our books can be found at our Library Thing. It is a searchable database, although we can't yet indicate whether a book has been checked out or not. To check on the status of a book, you can call us at 617-373-2738 and someone at our front desk will assist you. To borrow a book, come to the resource center with your Northeastern ID, and you can sign a book out for two weeks.

To entice you, here are a couple of reviews of books we have in stock:

Moab Is My Washpot is the autobiography of Stephen Fry. This book illustrates the first twenty years of his life. (Show/Hide Review)

Fun Home is a graphic memoir written by Alison Bechdel. (Show/Hide Review)

Magazines

Among others, we have the following popular magazines in stock for you to read. We kindly ask that you remain in the Center when reading from our magazine selection.

  • The Advocate
  • Out
  • Curve
  • Original Plumbing
  • Spirit

Movies

We have a small collection of DVDs that individuals may watch in the Center. We do not have permission to show these videos publicly, which means you cannot borrow them to show to an organization or use for a program. However, if you wish to watch them on your own or with a small group inside the resource center, you're more than welcome to do so.

DVDs must be checked out directly through the coordinator, so please email lgbtqa@neu.edu if you are interested in watching a movie.

Our current list of DVDs (with links to Internet Movie Database (IMDB) information, if available):

  • Before Stonewall (1984): The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
  • After Stonewall (1999): Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.
  • For the Bible Tells Me So (2007): An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
  • Southern Comfort (2001): Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. By the time Eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life. Filmmaker Kate Davis follows Robert and a group of trans-gendered Southerners in this captivating and truly touching documentary.
  • It's in the Water (1997): Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995): Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.
  • James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket (1990): James Baldwin (1924-1987) was at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket captures on film the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born black, impoverished, gay and gifted.