Welcome to the Queer Glossary 2016 webpage!

This glossary is one part of a larger project under Phil Longo’s Oakes 150: Queer History class, at the University of California, Santa Cruz. For Queer History, the interweaving history and definition of the term Queer- as a slur, as an identity, as an umbrella term- is analyzed, specifically how it ties into the issues and movements part of the larger past and present social paradigm (such as feminism, racial rights, and the reclaiming of histories).

Here at this webpage, you can find definitions for terms found in our readings that further emphasizes this course’s ultimate question-

Is there a Queer history?

Through the hard work (and the joy that came with it) that our project team put into this glossary, we hope you find this page helpful in whatever reason you’re visiting it for!

-Angela, Nikki, Ray


Works Cited

Beredjick, Camille. “DSM-V To Rename Gender Identity Disorder ‘Gender Dysphoria'” Advocate. 23 July 2012. Web. 1 June 2016.

Bronski, Michael. A Queer History of the United States. Boston: Beacon, 2011. Print.

Butler, Judith. “Critically Queer”, GLQ: A Journal in Gay and Lesbian Studies, 1: 1, 1993. 17-32. Print.

Foucault, Michel. The History of Sexuality. Vol. 1. New York: Random House, 1978. Print.

Freud, Sigmund, and James Strachey. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality. New York: Basic, 1975. Print.

Halperin, David M. “Is There a History of Sexuality?” The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. New York: Routledge, 1993. 416-31. Print.

Jakubowski, Kaylee. “Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’.”Everyday Feminism. 12 Nov. 2014. Web. 1 June 2016.

Margolin, Malcolm. The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area. Berkeley: Heyday, 1978. Print.

Serano, Julia. Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. Berkeley: Seal, 2013. Print.

Stryker, Susan. Transgender History. Berkeley: Seal, 2008. Print.

Warner, Michael. “Introduction.” Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 2011. Vii-Xxxi. Print.