This bibliography is for those who have read the article Why Women Need To Ally With The LGBT Cause published in Sept 2011 on Women’s Web, and would like to learn more about the issues discussed therein.

1. American Psychological Association. 2008. Answers to your questions: For a better understanding of sexual orientation and homosexuality. Washington, DC: Author.
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2. Bhardwaj, Kajal. 2009. Reforming Macaulay. The Asian Age.

3. Bruce Bagemihl, 1999. Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity. St. Martin’s Press. ISBN 0312192398

4. Dash, Dipak Kumar and Sanjay Yadav. 2011. In a first, Gurgaon court recognizes lesbian marriage. Times of India.

5. Deepa, VN. 2005. ‘Queering Kerala: Reflections of Sahayatika’, in Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan, Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India, Delhi: Yoda Press. ISBN 9788190227223

6. Doctor, Vikram. 2011. Parents fight for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children.

7. International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. 2000. Sri Lanka: National Press Council Calls Lesbianism “An Act of Sadism”

8. Kelly, Annie 2009. Raped and killed for being a lesbian: South Africa ignores ‘corrective’ attacks. The Guardian, UK. Online at

9. Pattanaik, Devdutt. 2000. Did homosexuality exist in ancient India? Debonair magazine. Essay republished online in 2009 at

10. Pharr, Suzanne. 1997. Homophobia: a weapon of sexism (second ed.). Berkeley: Chardon Press. ISBN 1890759015. Online summary at

11. Ratti, Rakesh, ed. 1993. A Lotus of another Color: an unfolding of the South Asian gay and lesbian experience. Boston: Alyson. ISBN 1555831710

12. Thadani, Giti. 1996. Sakhiyani: Lesbian Desire in Ancient and Modern India. London: Cassell. ISBN: 0304334510

13. Vanita, Ruth and Saleem Kidwai, eds. 2000. Same-Sex love in India: Readings from Literature and History. London: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 0-312-22169-X

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