Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.
— Barbara Tuchman

Below a variety of book categories have been listed to help individuals better understand LGBT issues and history.

The main purpose of this website is to focus on LGBT history through the Mormon experience. However, the LDS Church does not exist in a vacuum but it is influenced by the world around it. Thus it is important to also understand both US and world history in regard to these issues, and will allow individuals to see how those factors have or are currently affecting the Church.

In addition, the LDS Church has played a major part in Utah politics, culture, and history as Salt Lake City is the Mormon Vatican. Hence there is some overlap between their histories and stories. Therefore an understanding of the history of the state of Utah on LGBT issues is also important.


LDS History

LDS Stories and Thought

Utah History

Additional Religious Thought

US History

World History