Sexual orientation reading list

The following is a selection of key books and journal articles on sexual orientation issues:

 

Abrams, D. (2010) Processes of Prejudice: Theory, Evidence and Intervention. EHRC Research Report no. 56. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Abrams, D., Swift, H.J. and Mahmood, L. (2016) Prejudice and Unlawful Behaviour: Exploring Levers for Change. EHRC Research Report no. 101. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

ACAS (2016) Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Key Points for the Workplace. London: ACAS.

Antjoule, N. (2016) The Hate Crime Report 2016: Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in the UK. London: Galop.

Aspinall, P. (2009) Estimating the Size and Composition of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Population in Britain. EHRC Research Report no. 37. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Aspinall, P. and Mitton, L. (2008) 'Operationalising "sexual orientation" in routine data collection and equality monitoring in the UK', Culture, Health and Sexuality, 10, 1: 57-72.

Badgett, M.V.L. and Frank, J. (2007) Sexual Orientation Discrimination: An International Perspective. London: Routledge.

Balajaran, M., Gray, M. and Mitchell, M. (2011) Monitoring Equality: Developing a Gender Identity Question. EHRC Research Report no. 75. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Barker, N. and Monk, D. (eds.) (2015) From Civil Partnership to Same-Sex Marriage Abingdon: Routledge.

Bond, S. Hollywood, E. and Colgan, F. (2009) Integration in the Workplace: Emerging Employment Practice on Age, Sexual Orientation and Religion or Belief. EHRC Research Report no. 36. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Botcherby, S. and Creegan, C. (2009) Moving Forward: Putting Sexual Orientation in the Public Domain. EHRC Research Summary no. 40. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Chakraborti, N. and Hardy, S-J. (2015) LGB&T Hate Crime Reporting: Identifying Barriers and Solutions. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Colgan, F. and Rumens, N. (eds.) (2014) Sexual Orientation at Work: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Colgan, F. and Wright, T. (2011) ‘Lesbian, gay and bisexual equality in a modernizing public sector 1997-2010: opportunities and threats’, Gender, Work and Organization, 18, 5: 548-70.

Cowell, F. and Milon, A. (2012) ‘Decriminalisation of sexual orientation through the Universal Periodic Review’, Human Rights Law Review, 12, 2: 341-52.

Creegan, C. and Keating, M. (2010) Improving Sexual Orientation Monitoring, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Dick, S. (2009) Homophobic Hate Crime and Hate Incidents. EHRC Research Summary no. 38. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Einarsdottir, A., Hoel, H. and Lewis, D. (2015) “It’s nothing personal’ anti-homosexuality in the British workplace’, Sociology, 49. 6: 1183-99.

Ellison, G. and Gunstone, B. (2009) Sexual Orientation Explored: A Study of Identity, Attraction, Behaviour and Attitudes in 2009. EHRC Research Report no. 35. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009) Beyond Tolerance: Making Sexual Orientation a Public Matter. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2015) Protection Against Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics in the EU – Comparative Legal Analysis – Update 2015. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2016) Professionally Speaking: Challenges to Achieving Equality for LGBT People, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Gerber, P. and Gory, J, (2014) ‘The UN Human Rights Committee and LGBT rights: What is it doing? What could it be doing?’ Human Rights Law Review, 14, 3: 403-39.

Guasp, A. (2013) Gay in Britain: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People’s Experiences and Expectations of Discrimination, London: Stonewall.

Guasp, A., Gammon, A. and Ellison, G. (2013) Homophobic Hate Crime: The Gay British Crime Survey. London: Stonewall.

Harris, A, and Gray, E. (eds.) (2014) Queer Teachers, Education and Performativity. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

HM Government (2011) Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality: Moving Forward. London: HM Government.

Hebl, M., Barron, L., C.B. Cox and A.R. Corrington (2016) ‘The efficacy of sexual orientation anti-discrimination legislation’, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 35, 7/8: 449-66.

Hoel, H., Lewis, D. and Einarsdottir, A. (2014) The Ups and Downs of LGBs’ Workplace Experiences: Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Employees in Britain. Manchester: Manchester Business School.

Howard, E. (2015) ‘Religious rights versus sexual orientation discrimination: a fair deal for everyone’, Religion & Human Rights: An International Journal, 10, 2: 128-59.

Johnson, P. and Vanderbeck, R. (2014) Law, Religion and Homosexuality. Abingdon: Routledge.

Kollman, K. and Waites, M. (2009) Contemporary Politics: Special Issue: The Global Politics of LGBT Human Rights. Abingdon: Routledge Taylor Francis Group.

McDermott, E (2010) Researching and Monitoring Adolescence and Sexual Orientation: Asking the Right Questions, at the Right Time. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

McGoldrick, D. (2016) ‘The development and status of sexual orientation discrimination under international human rights law’, Human Rights Law Review, 16, 4: 613-68.

Meezan, W and Martin, J.I (2008) Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Populations. London: Routledge.

Mitchell, M., Creegan, C., Howarth, C. and Kotecha, M. (2008) Sexual Orientation Research Review 2008. EHRC Research Report no. 34. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Monro, S. (2015) Bisexuality: Identities, Politics and Theories. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Monro, S., Hines, S. and Osborne, A. (2017) ‘Is bisexuality invisible? A review of sexualities scholarship 1970-2015’, The Sociological Review (forthcoming)

O’Cinneide, C. (2016) ‘The constitutionalization of equality within the EU legal order: sexual orientation as a testing ground’, Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 22, 3: 370-95.

O’Flaherty, M. and Fisher, J. (2008) ‘Sexual orientation, gender identity and international human rights law: contextualizing the Yogyakarta principles’, Human Rights Law Review, 8, 2: 207-48.

Oliver, H. (2004) ‘Sexual orientation discrimination: perceptions, definitions and genuine occupational requirements’, Industrial Law Journal, 33, 1: 1-21.

Pudzianowska, D. and Smiszek, K. (2015) Combating Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the European Union. Publications Office of the European Union.

Pugh, S. et al (2010) Moving Forward: Working with and for Older Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered People: Training and Resource Pack. Salford: Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Peoples Network.

Sheill, K. (2009) ‘Losing out in the intersections: lesbians, human rights, law and activism’, Contemporary Politics, 25, 1: 55-71.

Stonewall (2012) Living Together: British Attitudes to Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in 2012. London: Stonewall.

Stonewall (2014) The Teachers’ Report, London: Stonewall.

Taylor, Y., Hines, S. and Casey, M.E. (eds.) (2011) Theorizing Intersectionality and Sexuality. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Valentine, G. and Wood, N. (2009) The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Staff and Students in Higher Education. Research Summary no. 39. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Waites, M. (2009) ‘Critique of “sexual orientation” and 'gender identity' in man rights discourse: global queer politics beyond the Yogyakarta principles’, Contemporary Politics, 15, 1: 137-56.

Ward, R., Pugh, S. and Price, E. (2010) Don’t Look Back? Improving Health and Social Care Service Delivery for Older LGB Users. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Wright, T.  (2016) Gender and Sexuality in Male-Dominated Occupations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Last updated: 02 May 2017