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LGBTQ+ Resources: Home

Resources for students who identify as LGBTQ+ and for other members of the community.


Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Resource subject guide.

Find book, video, and website suggestions below.

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The following sites will help you find resources, whether you identify as LGBTQ+, want to be an ally, or want further information.

"When I Knew" Streaming Video

Description from Films on Demand: 

Inspired by the book of the same name, When I Knew—codirected by filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato—asks one simple question: when did you know that you’re gay? The film op...Read More ens with Bailey and Barbato describing their own “aha!” moments and then brings together 16 interviewees for an intimate group discussion. Though some of the stories are told with a sense of loss, most are proud affirmations of sexual identity, supporting the conviction that recognizing and embracing one’s sexual orientation is essential to being true to oneself. Illuminating and moving. An HBO Production. (36 minutes)


This video from Films on Demand should run automatically from HCC computers. Off campus, you will need your Owlnet username and password.

HCC Campus Contacts

We believe that a campus environment that celebrates differences in sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity is beneficial to the entire HCC community. For more information about Safe Zone, please contact committee co-chairs Courtney Gurrera and Greg Butler.

The main page for HCC LGBTQ+ support is hosted by Student Services at


Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity
Bite Hard
The Summer of Dead Birds
Black. Queer. Southern. Women: An Oral History
LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia
Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina
Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry
Earth As It Is
Your New Feeling Is the Artifact of a Bygone Era
When I Grow up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities
Crossing the River
Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing
The Dean of Discipline
Transitioning Together: One Couple's Journey of Gender and Identity Discovery
Straight Expectations: The Story of a Family in Transition
Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver
Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight
Cigarettes and Wine
The Damned Don't Cry - They Just Disappear: The Life and Works of Harry Hervey
Breaking Out II: The Complete Guide to Building a Positive LGBTI Identity

Print Books

Becoming Nicole: the transformation of an American family
Becoming Who I Am: young men on being gay
Beyond Trans: Does Gender Matter
Born Both: an intersex life
The Gender Creative Child: pathways for nurturing and supporting children who live outside gender boxes
If I Was Your Girl
LGBTQ Cultures
Listen, We Need to Talk: how to change attitudes about LGBT rights
Pride Day: celebrating diversity & community
Proud Heritage: people, issues, and documents of the LGBT experience
Queer Brown Voices: personal narratives of Latina/o LGBT activism
Rapture Practice: a true story about growing up gay in an evangelical family : a memoir
Trans Voices: becoming who you are
Understanding Asexuality
When We Rise: My Life in the Movement
You Can Tell Just by Looking: and 20 other myths about LGBT life and people

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