Searching in the collection? The reading lists make it easier

When encountering enormous quantities of information, you sometimes don’t know where to start looking. Or you might just want to have a quick glance at what IHLIA has in its collection about all sorts of subjects. Our reading lists contain the most recent titles of books about various aspects of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism.

Initial exploration for a subject-cluster paper, presentation or research

Our selection of subjects is based on the most prevalent information searches in IHLIA. This is very useful if you are in secondary school and you have to prepare a subject-cluster paper or for your higher professional education (hbo) in which you need to look for background material for a group project. The reading lists are a good initial exploration into a particular subject and offer an accessible mix of popular academic papers in the area of–for example–Islam and homosexuality, HIV/Aids and coming out.

How does it work?

You can find the digital reading lists by clicking on one of the subjects below. From that you can make a list of the material that you would like to peruse. Mail the list to and we will prepare the material for you within one working day (Monday to Thursday). Read more about our work procedures.

Overview of the available reading lists

Children and Parenting
Youth and coming out

Tips and additional sources

You will find more information in our timeline about Dutch gay/lesbian history. And did you know that we have a Pink Cabinet in the library? Here you will find books and films that you can borrow about LGBT themes. Another useful option is the links. They refer you to all sorts of national and international organizations and bodies, interesting websites and portals.

If you want more information about the subject or you cannot find what you are looking for, please visit us and we will be pleased to help you search.