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Gay New York gender, urban culture, and the makings of the gay male world, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey1995
Sex and Conquest: Gendered Violence, Political Order, and the European Conquest of the Americas by Richard C. Trexler1997
The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology by Mark D. Jordan1999
Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity by Lisa Duggan2001
Cartographies of Desire: Male-Male Sexuality in Japanese Discourse, 1600-1950 by Gregory M. PflugfelderHonorable Mention, 2001
Fashioning Sapphism by Laura Doan2003
Love Stories: Sex between Men before Homosexuality by Jonathan Ned Katz2003
Sinners and Citizens: Bestiality and Homosexuality in Sweden, 1880-1950 (The Chicago Series on Sexuality, History, and Society) by Jens Rydstrom2005
The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity by Nadine HubbsHonorable Mention, 2005
Contacts Desired: Gay and Lesbian Communications and Community, 1940s-1970s by Martin Meeker2007
Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality by Regina Kunzel2009
The Straight State: Sexuality and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America by Margot Canaday2011
My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History by Allan Bérubé2013
Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants by Phil Tiemeyer2015
Professing Selves: Transsexuality and Same-Sex Desire in Contemporary Iran (Experimental Futures) by Afsaneh Najmabadi2015
Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe) by Clare Sears2017
Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (Politics and Culture in Modern America) by Timothy Stewart-Winter2017

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The John Boswell Prize recognizes an outstanding book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English. It is awarded in odd-numbered years, covering books published in the previous two years.

Prize page, on site of the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History

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