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Paula Rezak Memorial Library

P’s Collection

Paula Rezak (“P”) was, for ten years, the first lady of Alfred State and the advisor to our Rainbow Union. Paula was instrumental in the creation of the organization; a fierce ally for all students, Paula’s heart was in advocating for the LGBTQ population in this community. She was seen as not only an ally, but as a friend, a mother and a confidant to everyone she met. Her spirit touched this community, inspiring compassion, action, activism and understanding on campus. Paula passed away in 2006, but her spirit lives on through the impact she made with the Rainbow Union. Her husband and former President of Alfred State, Bill Rezak, continues to generously donate money to support P’s Collection, our LGBTQ Resource Library, that is housed in the Center for Equity, Inclusion and Title IX, SLC 4th floor, room 409B. Through Dr. Rezak’s donations, the Rainbow Union at Alfred State thrives, being able to attend conferences, host events and add to the resources to P’s Collection. The library contains LGBTQ books and movies that range from resources, educational books and documentaries, to works of fiction, comedies, dramas and TV series. Check out the list of materials below—anyone is welcome to borrow something from P’s Collection.

We're always adding to the library. If you would like to donate a resource or if there's a title we don’t have that you would like to see, email Nikkie at hockennr@alfredstate.edu.

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DVDs

Documentaries

  • Almost Myself
  • Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
  • For the Bible Tells Me So
  • Paris Is Burning
  • Red Without Blue
  • Southern Comfort
  • The Life and Times of Harvey Milk
  • TransGeneration

Movies

  • Beautiful Thing
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Big Eden
  • Boys Don’t Cry
  • Boys in the Band
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Capote
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Fire
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Gia
  • Go Fish
  • Gray Matters
  • Heavenly Creatures
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • High Art
  • I Can’t Even Think Straight
  • Imagine Me and You
  • In and Out
  • Jeffrey
  • Kiss Me
  • Kissing Jessica Stein
  • Loving Annabelle
  • Monster
  • Philadelphia
  • Pricilla Queen of the Desert
  • Rent
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Saving Face
  • Show Me Love
  • The Beginners
  • The Birdcage
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The Laramie Project
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Too Wong Foo
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • TransAmerica
  • Trick
  • Velvet Goldmine
  • Weekend

Mini Series

  • Angels In America
  • Tales of the City
  • Further Tales of the City

TV Series (Full Series)

  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • My So-Called Life
  • Queer as Folk
  • The L Word
  • Will and Grace

Books

Fiction

  • Angels in America by
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
  • Drag King Dreams: by Leslie Feinberg
  • Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour
  • Her Name in the Sky by Kelly Quindlen
  • Hornito by Mike Albo
  • How To Grow Up by Michelle Tea
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
  • Rose of No Man’s Land by Michelle Tea
  • Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard
  • The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon
  • The Promise of Happiness by Sara Ahmed
  • The Summer I Wasn’t Me by
  • Valencia by Michelle Tea
  • Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block

Non-Fiction/Resources

  • A Queer and Pleasant Danger
  • Battling Bias: The Struggle for Identity and Community on College Campuses by Ruth Sidel
  • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak
  • Beyond Race and Gender: Unleashing the Power of Your Total Work Force by Managing Diversity by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
  • Constructing Gender: Multicultural Perspectives in Working With Women by Maria Julia
  • Dignity To All: Safeguarding LGBT Students
  • Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
  • From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Lawsuit That Have Changed Our Nation by Carlos Ball
  • Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation By Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
  • God Believes In Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage by Gene Robinson
  • Improving Emotional and Behavioral Outcomes for LGBT Youth: A Guide for Professionals
  • Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community by Andrew Marin
  • Loving the L Word
  • Media Messages
  • Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
  • Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights by Lisa Keen
  • Outing Yourself: How to Come Out As Lesbian or Gay to Your Family, Friends and Coworkers by Michelangelo Singorile
  • Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality Edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel
  • Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States by Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie and Kay Whitlock
  • Queer Phemonology
  • Queer Studies
  • Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
  • Safe Spaces: Making Schools and Communities Welcoming to LGBT Youth by Annemarie Vaccaro, Gerri August and Megan Kennedy
  • Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics and Theory of LGBT Liberation by Sherry Wolf
  • That’s So Gay! Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community by Kevin Nadal
  • The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities Edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell
  • The History of Sexuality An Introduction by Michael Foucault
  • The Queer Politics of Television
  • Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue: Leslie Feinberg
  • Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform Edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
  • Yearning: Race, Gender and Cultural Politics by bell hooks

Kid’s Books

  • I am Jazz by Jessica Herthel
  • King and King by Linda deHaan and Stern Nijland
  • The Different Dragon by Jennifer Bryan

Gifts to the Paula Rezak Library

  • Becoming Visible Donated by Lisa Rounds and Jessica Wojcik
  • The Donor Insemination Guide Written By and For Lesbian Women Donated by Lisa Rounds and Jessica Wojcik
  • Revolutionary Voices Edited by Amy Sonnie Donated by Lisa Rounds and Jessica Wojcik
  • You’re Not From Around Here, Are You? A Lesbian in Small-Town America By Louise A. Blum Donated by Lisa Rounds and Jessica Wojcik