Controversial Books for UIUC_LGBT_RC

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

All BooksCustom
Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.243 3.94 Predator [1987 film] by John McTiernan
1.217 3.72 Not a Day Goes By: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
1.18 3.68 Rat Bohemia by Sarah Schulman
1.165 4.15 Loving in the War Years by Cherrie L. Moraga
1.163 3.71 Just Too Good to Be True: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
1.149 2.96 Corydon by André Gide
1.144 4.05 Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant by Andrea Dworkin
1.14 3.2 The Abomination by Paul Golding
1.134 3.58 Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star by Tab Hunter
1.123 3.87 Invisible Life: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
1.113 3.24 Nocturnes for the King of Naples by Edmund White
1.104 3.11 The Man of the House by Stephen McCauley
1.102 3.9 Brokeback Mountain [2005 film] by Ang Lee
1.098 4.32 The Holy Bible: New King James Version (NKJV) by Thomas Nelson
1.077 3.45 The Best Little Boy in the World by John Reid
1.066 3.79 Chicago [2002 film] by Rob Marshall
1.061 3.58 Big [1988 film] by Penny Marshall
1.058 1.5 Wild Animus by Rich Shapero
1.055 4.02 Just As I Am by E. Lynn Harris
1.054 3.73 Lost Girls by Alan Moore
1.051 3.68 Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers
1.051 3.65 Hood by Emma Donoghue
1.051 3.59 The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
1.039 3.85 The Lesbian Body by Monique Wittig
1.035 3.36 Skinned Alive by Edmund White
1.032 3.6 Queer in America Sex, the Media, and the Closets of Power by Michelangelo Signorile
1.029 3.39 Me by Ricky Martin
1.025 3.61 Separate Rooms by Pier Vittorio Tondelli
1.025 3.61 Mississippi Sissy by Kevin Sessums
1.024 3.31 The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy by Robert Leleux
1.02 3.71 What Color Is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard N. Bolles
1.017 3.75 The Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran
1.005 3.58 The Married Man by Edmund White
1.005 3.36 Blind Fall by Christopher Rice
1.004 3.89 Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf
0.999 3.98 Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
0.999 3.35 Teleny by Oscar Wilde
0.99 3.48 Nights in Aruba by Andrew Holleran
0.983 3.54 Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self by Rebecca Walker
0.979 3.63 Is Sex Necessary?: Or Why You Feel the Way You Do by James Thurber
0.978 3.67 When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone
0.977 4.01 Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
0.971 3.64 Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
0.964 3.56 The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
0.962 3.82 The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities by David Levithan
0.96 3.66 The Dancers of Arun by Elizabeth A. Lynn
0.956 3.6 Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods---My Mother's, My Father's, and Mine by Noelle Howey
0.953 3.83 Luna by Julie Anne Peters
0.953 3.75 A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
0.95 3.99 Dancer from the Dance by Andrew Holleran
0.95 3.55 Fag Hag by Robert Rodi
0.949 3.65 Harlan's Race by Patricia Nell Warren
0.946 4.27 The Catch Trap by Marion Zimmer Bradley
0.941 3.88 Take Me Out: A Play by Richard Greenberg
0.938 4.15 Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
0.934 3.51 The Page Turner by David Leavitt
0.933 3.58 The Northern Girl by Elizabeth A. Lynn
0.932 3.53 Sappho's Leap by Erica Jong
0.928 3.68 Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez
0.928 3.63 Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison
0.926 3.73 King and King by Linda de Haan
0.925 3.35 Equal Affections by David Leavitt
0.925 3.22 Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man by Chaz Bono
0.923 3.71 The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst
0.921 3.32 Closet Case by Robert Rodi
0.92 4.11 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
0.919 3.69 Herculine Barbin (Being the Recently Discovered Memoirs of a Nineteenth Century French Hermaphrodite) by Herculine Adélaîde Barbin
0.917 3.83 The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde by Merlin Holland
0.915 3.75 The Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White
0.914 3.86 Patience and Sarah by Isabel Miller
0.914 3.52 Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World by Merlin Stone
0.914 3.91 Transgender Warriors : Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg
0.914 3.95 Lost in Translation [2003 film] by Sofia Coppola
0.912 3.95 Maurice by E. M. Forster
0.911 3.53 The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin
0.91 3.84 My Lives: An Autobiography by Edmund White
0.91 3.93 Afterlife by Paul Monette
0.91 4 Dream Boy by Jim Grimsley
0.908 3.51 The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
0.904 3.92 M. Butterfly. by David Henry Hwang
0.903 3.67 Screwed Up Life of Charlie The Second by Drew Ferguson
0.901 3.93 Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present by Neil Miller
0.899 3.6 Memoirs by Tennessee Williams
0.898 4.08 Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue by Leslie Feinberg
0.897 3.72 Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez
0.897 4.28 Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner
0.897 3.83 The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
0.895 3.42 Bending the landscape : Fantasy by Nicola Griffith
0.89 3.76 Babycakes by Armistead Maupin
0.888 4.14 Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
0.886 3.51 História da freira alferes escrita por ela mesma by Catalina de Erauso
0.886 3.95 The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
0.885 3.79 Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell
0.884 3.4 Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah by The Lady Chablis
0.881 3.8 Two or Three Things I Know for Sure by Dorothy Allison
0.877 3.78 The American Dream and The Zoo Story by Edward Albee
0.875 3.28 Women in the Shadows by Ann Bannon
0.872 4.17 Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story by Paul Monette
0.871 3.97 Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
0.871 3.81 I Say a Little Prayer: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
0.869 3.7 Tribe by R. D. Zimmerman
0.869 3.65 Geography Club by Brent Hartinger
0.865 4.12 The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
0.864 3.89 Sword of the Guardian (Legends of Ithyria) by Merry Shannon
0.862 3.88 As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto
0.86 3.52 Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition by B. R. Burg
0.86 3.85 The Lure by Felice Picano
0.859 3.93 Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
0.858 3.92 What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics, Expanded Edition by Adrienne Rich
0.858 3.13 The Deer Park by Norman Mailer
0.857 3.7 How Town by Michael Nava
0.856 3.97 The Brothers Bishop by Bart Yates
0.856 3.87 The Dreyfus Affair: A Love Story by Peter Lefcourt
0.852 3.89 The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels
0.85 3.94 Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
0.846 3.91 More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
0.841 3.77 Sure of You by Armistead Maupin
0.837 3.79 Significant Others by Armistead Maupin
0.835 2.83 Boyfriends with Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez
0.834 4.05 Any Way the Wind Blows: A Novel by E. Lynn Harris
0.832 3.98 The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family by Dan Savage
0.832 4.18 My Alexandria by Mark Doty
0.83 4 Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
0.829 4.02 Halfway Home by Paul Monette
0.821 3.91 Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
0.816 3.74 Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past by Martin Bauml Duberman
0.816 3.66 Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future by Jennifer Baumgardner
0.812 3.58 The Weekend by Peter Cameron
0.811 3.99 Strangers: Homosexual Love in the Nineteenth Century by Graham Robb
0.81 3.97 Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide by Henry Jenkins
0.809 4.22 Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks
0.808 4.27 Tigers and Devils by Sean Kennedy
0.807 3.96 Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel R. Delany
0.797 4.2 Last Watch of the Night: Essays Too Personal and Otherwise by Paul Monette
0.792 3.83 Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai
0.791 4.13 American Beauty [1999 film] by Sam Mendes
0.789 3.8 The Little Death by Michael Nava
0.788 4.08 My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely by Kate Bornstein
0.786 4.03 Conduct Unbecoming: Lesbians and Gays in the U.S. Military, Vietnam to the Persian Gulf by Randy Shilts
0.778 3.96 The Pink Triangle: The Nazi War Against Homosexuals by Richard Plant
0.767 3.94 Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
0.764 4.31 Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights by Kenji Yoshino
0.761 4.42 Sense and Sensibility [1995 film] by Ang Lee
0.759 3.86 The Hidden Law by Michael Nava
0.759 3.96 It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living by Dan Savage
0.758 4.21 Pedro & Me: Friendship, Loss and What I Learned by Judd Winick
0.757 3.42 Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott
0.757 3.71 Goldenboy by Michael Nava
0.756 4.33 Pulp Fiction [1994 film] by Quentin Tarantino
0.751 4.15 The Mayor of Castro Street : The Life and Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts
0.749 4.46 And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
0.733 3.21 What They Did to Princess Paragon by Robert Rodi
0.733 4.04 The Gospel According to Jesus: A New Translation and Guide to His Essential Teachings for Believers and Unbelievers by Stephen Mitchell
0.72 4.25 Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
0.716 3.91 Mary Ann in Autumn by Armistead Maupin
0.716 4.42 Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Makings of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940 by George Chauncey
0.7 4.15 Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary by Merriam-Webster
0.698 3.94 Out of the Pocket by Bill Konigsberg
0.693 3.46 Numbers by John Rechy
0.69 4.09 Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance by Heldris de Cornuälle.
0.689 3.95 A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir by Kate Bornstein
0.652 4.18 Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer by Riki Wilchins
0.547 4.4 Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America by Mel White